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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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SmithGroupJJR hires Bryan Cannon

August 4, 2015 5:00 pm | by SmithGroupJJR | Comments

SmithGroupJJR has hired Bryan Cannon, AIA, to lead the Science & Technology Studio at its Washington, DC office. Cannon brings his industry-leading expertise to the studio and its growing presence in the region. Cannon was formerly design principal at ZGF Architects, Washington, DC, where he was employed since 2000.

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Perkins Eastman to lead design of new university campus in Kuwait

August 4, 2015 4:43 pm | by Perkins Eastman | Comments

Perkins Eastman in a joint venture with SSH Design and Soor Engineering Bureau announced it was recently awarded the master plan and design of the Technology, Business, Health Sciences and Education Complex by the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (PAAET) in Kuwait. The 12,000-student campus will comprise four colleges: Technology, Business, Health Sciences and Education.

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UI Labs’ Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute opens

August 4, 2015 3:51 pm | by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP | Comments

UI Labs’ new Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII) opened in May in Chicago. The institute is the first in the nation that will unite key university and industry partners and enable them to collaborate side-by-side as they work to reinvent manufacturing for the 21st century. Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill LLP led the planning, programming and design of the 64,000-sf facility.

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Egyptian National Cancer Institute unveils new plan for medical campus

August 4, 2015 3:46 pm | by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP | Comments

Egypt’s National Cancer Institute (NCI) has unveiled plans for its new nine-million-sf campus outside Cairo. Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), the New National Cancer Institute will strengthen NCI's position as the largest comprehensive cancer center in the Middle East, Europe and Africa.

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Colin Rohlfing joins HDR

August 4, 2015 3:32 pm | by HDR | Comments

HDR has announced Colin Rohlfing, Associate AIA, LEED AP BD+C, has joined HDR as vice president, director of sustainable development in the Chicago office. In his new role, Rohlfing is responsible for the overall sustainable design leadership of the practice.

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Iowa’s State Hygienic Laboratory named Nation’s Healthiest Lab

August 4, 2015 3:28 pm | by HDR | Comments

The State Hygienic Laboratory at the Univ. of Iowa has been awarded the "Nation's Healthiest Lab Award" by the Association of Public Health Laboratories. The award celebrates excellence in environmental stewardship and health promotion in both practice and policy, and recognizes the lab that demonstrates outstanding efforts to reduce its collective environmental impact and ensure a healthy workplace.

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CEI joins HDR

August 4, 2015 3:22 pm | by HDR | Comments

CEI Architecture, one of western Canada's leading architectural practices, has joined HDR. Leadership of the two firms cite growth opportunities, both geographically and within each firm's respective market sectors, as the reasons for merging its shared commitment to design innovation in Canada and globally.

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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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