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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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The future of energy looks bring 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 Science 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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Perkins+Will announces the publication of Architecture’s New Edges

May 7, 2015 12:11 pm | by Perkins+Will | Comments

Perkins+Will announces the publication of Architecture’s New Edges by Global Sustainability Leader and Board Member Peter Busby. The book has been written for any reader fascinated by the ability of architecture to sustain the environment, rather than allowing the environment to sustain architecture.

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U.S. DOE adds two years to AECOM-led joint venture contract at Savannah River

May 7, 2015 12:06 pm | by AECOM | Comments

AECOM announced that the U.S. Dept. of Energy (DOE)’s Savannah River Operations Office in Aiken, S.C., has extended the current liquid-waste-management contract with AECOM-led Savannah River Remediation LLC for an additional two years. This $797-million extension will run from July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017.

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ABI accelerates in March

May 7, 2015 11:25 am | by American Institute of Architects | Comments

For the second consecutive month, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) indicated a modest increase in design activity in March. 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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U.S. Secretary of Energy dedicates NSLS-II

April 8, 2015 2:22 pm | Comments

The U.S. Secretary of Energy, Dr. Ernest Moniz, dedicated the world’s most advanced light source, the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II) at Brookhaven National Laboratory in February. Designed by HDR, the facility generates some of the brightest beams in the world used for research in energy, environmental science and medicine.

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Perkins Eastman joins Winthrop-Univ. Hospital in celebrating ribbon cutting

April 8, 2015 2:19 pm | Comments

Perkins Eastman recently joined Winthrop-Univ. Hospital in a ribbon cutting celebration to mark the grand opening of the new Research and Academic Center. Designed by Perkins Eastman, the 95,000-sf translational research and academic facility will foster state-of-the-art research in the treatment and prevention of pediatric and adult diabetes in collaboration with patient care and community education.

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Three Perkins+Will leaders appointed AIA Fellows

April 8, 2015 2:11 pm | Comments

Perkins+Will’s Campus Planning Director Brodie Bain, Design Director Robert Goodwin and Principal Bill Schmalz have been appointed Fellows of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The AIA’s Fellowship recognizes members who have made significant contributions to architecture and society and who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession.

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HOK Chicago welcomes Daniel Niewoehner as Regional S&T Leader

April 8, 2015 2:09 pm | Comments

Daniel Niewoehner, AIA, has joined HOK’s Science + Technology practice as vice president and regional practice leader in Chicago. An established industry leader with 20 years of experience planning and programming labs, Niewoehner has worked on more than six million square feet of projects throughout North America, the Middle East and Asia.

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Page expands lab planning capabilities with SST Planner acquisition

April 8, 2015 2:05 pm | Comments

Page has announced the acquisition of noted East Coast firm Strategic Science & Technology (SST) Planners, a lab planning and design consulting firm in northern Virginia, to expand their lab planning capabilities. Chris Cowansage, Malena Aquino, David McCullough and their design teams will continue to support their many architectural and institutional clients with quality personalized services.

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David Bendet joins HDR

April 8, 2015 2:03 pm | Comments

David Bendet, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, has joined HDR as West Region Science & Technology Director and Vice President. Based in San Francisco he serves as S&T practice leader for that office, as well as LA, Phoenix and Seattle and other regional offices, overseeing the business strategy, growth and development of the program across the West, while also directing and managing significant projects for the firm.

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Univ. of South Carolina, Horizon I Research Facility, Columbia, S.C.

April 8, 2015 1:54 pm | Comments

This prominently sited, five-story structure ties the Univ. of South Carolina (USC) traditional campus to its new urban “innovista” research campus. The facility supports programs in engineering, technology, scientific research and industrial development of alternative energy sources.

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