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Perkins+Will selected best architecture firm by USGBC

December 5, 2014 | Comments

Perkins+Will is this year’s winner of the “Best Architecture Firm – Large” award as part of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)’s first annual Best in Building Awards. The Best in Building Awards celebrate the year’s best products, projects, organizations and individuals making an impact in “green” building.

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Institutional project demand drives ABI to highest mark since 2007

August 4, 2015 11:57 am | by American Institute of Architects | Comments

Paced by continued demand for projects such as new education and healthcare facilities, public safety and government buildings, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) increased in June following fluctuations earlier this year. As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate nine to 12 month lead time between architecture billings and construction spending.

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Cater-Mattil Hall Renovation, College Station, Texas

August 4, 2015 11:54 am | by Laboratory Design Newsletter | Comments

Texas A&M Univ. (TAMU) AgriLife Research acquired the Cater-Mattil building from another TAMU program in summer 2013. AgriLife administrators approached the Dept. of Nutrition and Food Science (DNFS) about consolidating their faculty and staff in the building, since it already housed some faculty and labs there.

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New Academic Building, Davidson College, Davidson, N.C.

June 2, 2015 2:29 pm | Comments

The New Academic Building gives Davidson a collaborative environment for teaching and transdisciplinary research, and a facility that will flex to accommodate new disciplines that will emerge in the years ahead. The building will be home to the departments of biology, chemistry, psychology and environmental studies, with two wings of teaching and research space and a 400-seat forum at its heart.

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Computational Theory Suite, New York Univ.

June 2, 2015 2:23 pm | Comments

Mitchell|Giurgola Architects was retained by New York Univ. to develop a new Computational Theory Suite for the Dept. of Chemistry. Located on the upper floors of the Silver Science Complex, this new space consolidates several computational researchers, previously spread throughout the building.

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Health and Biomedical Sciences Building 2, Univ. of Houston, Wheeler Street, Houston

June 2, 2015 2:18 pm | Comments

The Health and Biomedical Sciences Building 2 (HBSB 2) integrates teaching, research and clinical programs in the second phase of the development of the Univ. of Houston’s biomedical campus. The nine-story facility provides a new home for the College of Pharmacy and three floors of expanded research space for the university-wide Dept. of Research.

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Bioscience 2 (Collaboration between Univ. of Colorado Anschutz Campus and the Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority)

June 2, 2015 2:12 pm | Comments

Bioscience 2 is a multi-use Greenfield facility for research and education. Slated for LEED-Gold certification, the building will function as a university- incubator hybrid. With lab space on all four floors, CRB performed detailed lab planning to optimize both teaching and research spaces.

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EYP announces Jeffrey Schantz as S&T Leader

June 2, 2015 1:59 pm | by EYP Architecture and Engineering | Comments

EYP Architecture and Engineering announced Jeffrey Schantz, AIA, NCARB, recently joined the firm as Science & Technology Leader for EYP’s emerging Science & Technology practice, serving clients in academic, higher education, institutional, corporate, technology and government sectors.

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Christopher Kirchner joins Vanderweil

June 2, 2015 1:58 pm | by Vanderweil Engineers | Comments

Christopher Kirchner, PE, LEED AP, has joined Vanderweil Engineers as a mechanical team leader and project manager. Kirchner has 23 years of experience in the design of high-performance mechanical systems for a wide variety of government, commercial, institutional, healthcare, lab and industrial projects.

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JM Coull completes lab renovation for Waters Corp.

June 2, 2015 1:55 pm | by JM Coull | Comments

JM Coull recently completed a 18-week, phased renovation of 6,500 sf of lab and office space in Taunton, Mass. for the Waters Corp. In the first phase, JMC constructed new bathrooms, locker rooms and an office area, followed by the lab renovations. A new mezzanine for the office area was then built between the labs and warehouse.

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ABI remains stuck in winter slowdown

June 1, 2015 11:59 am | by American Institute of Architects | Comments

Riding a stretch of increasing levels of demand for 13 out of the last 15 months, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) dropped in April for the second month this year. As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate nine to 12 month lead time between architecture billings and construction spending.

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The future of energy looks bright at Berkeley Lab

May 27, 2015 10:11 am | by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | Comments

Mother Nature makes it happen so effortlessly and efficiently: turning sunlight, water and carbon dioxide into the building blocks for fuel for plants, that is. Now, researchers have a new home to replicate Mother Nature’s mysteries. The Solar Energy Research Center opened at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and will house labs and offices devoted to photovoltaic and electrochemical solar energy systems.

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Argonne’s Energy Sciences Building achieves LEED Gold

May 27, 2015 10:03 am | by Argonne National Laboratory | Comments

The Energy Sciences Building at Argonne National Laboratory has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold rating by the U.S. Green Building Council. The facility includes state-of-the-art lab space complete with energy-efficient fume hoods, floors made from post-consumer recycled content and countertops made from 100% recycled glass.

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Univ. of the Pacific San Francisco Campus provides world-class learning, clinic environments

May 7, 2015 2:40 pm | by SmithGroupJJR | Comments

Univ. of the Pacific recently completed renovations on a 395,000-sf, seven-story building located at 155 Fifth Street in San Francisco’s South of Market district. The new Univ. of the Pacific San Francisco Campus is home to the renowned Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, as well as other graduate programs in the fields of audiology, music therapy, data analytics and food studies.

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Morgan State Univ. celebrates groundbreaking of new academic and research facility

May 7, 2015 2:12 pm | by HOK | Comments

Community leaders and politicians joined Morgan State Univ. (MSU) staff and faculty to break ground on the HOK-designed Martin D. Jenkins Behavioral and Social Sciences Center (BSSC) in Baltimore. The 148,000-sf facility is part of MSU’s West Campus Expansion Initiative and is scheduled for summer 2017 completion.

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HDR’s Wittmann to chair new review board for ISI

May 7, 2015 1:47 pm | by HDR | Comments

Michaella Wittmann, HDR's director of sustainability, will serve a three-year term as chair of the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI)'s new Envision Review Board. The new board will oversee ongoing development of ISI's Envision sustainable infrastructure rating system, initially launched in 2012.

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