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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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Georgia Tech, Engineered Biosystems Building, Atlanta

December 5, 2014 2:46 pm | Comments

Georgia Tech’s Engineered Biosystems Building will provide 218,880 sf of flexible interdisciplinary lab space for researchers collaborating in the fields of chemical biology, cell therapies and systems biology. A principle goal of the design is to foster interaction between chemists, engineers, biologists and computational scientists from two separate colleges: the College of Engineering and the College of Science.

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Sensata Technologies, U.S. Headquarters, Attleboro, Mass.

December 5, 2014 2:39 pm | Comments

Sensata Technologies is a company developing mission critical sensors and electrical protection for use in the aircraft/military, appliance, automotive, electronics, solar, transportation, HVAC/R, industrial and semiconductor industries. Renovations to the company’s U.S. headquarters in Attleboro, Mass., which houses 850 employees, comprise full upgrades to the second floor.

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Bioscience Education Center (BEC), Montgomery Community College, Germantown, Md.

December 5, 2014 2:26 pm | Comments

The BEC, which houses biotechnology, biology and chemistry programs, is located to the southwest of the existing Science and Applied Studies Building (SASB), and is the first building to enclose a new student quad, to be developed within the scope of the project, to the south of the SASB. The quad will foster the connectivity of the south side of the SASB, the BEC and a proposed Student Resources Center (SRC).

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Univ. of California, San Diego (UCSD) Muir College Biology Labs renovation

December 5, 2014 2:18 pm | Comments

RBB provided programming planning, design and construction services for the interior renovation within the existing Biology Building at Muir College, built in 1967. The building is a wet-lab research building supporting the Div. of Biological Sciences research. The third floor labs exclusively support biology functions, and were in need of renovation.

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@4240, Cortex Innovation Community, St. Louis, Mo.

December 5, 2014 2:07 pm | Comments

Developer Wexford Science & Technology LLC teamed with HOK and Tarlton Corp. to transform a 1940’s historic phone factory in St. Louis into dynamic lab and research space, earning LEED Platinum. The $73 million renovation created @4240 in the Cortex Innovation Community. It’s designed for flexible tenant solutions.

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Oakland Univ. Engineering Center, Rochester, Mich.

December 5, 2014 1:59 pm | Comments

Oakland Univ.’s Engineering Center (OUEC) provides cutting-edge instructional and R&D space for the School of Engineering and Computer Science (SECS), whose programs were dispersed over four buildings on the campus. The new OUEC, along with two renovated floors of the existing Dodge Hall of Engineering, consolidates teaching and research functions into a new environment that promotes collaboration and active learning.

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Vanderbilt Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery Laboratory at Cool Springs Life Science Center (CSLSC)

December 5, 2014 1:51 pm | Comments

As a leading academic medical center with an increasingly limited amount of space on campus, Vanderbilt Univ. needed to extend programs beyond the medical center campus. The project consists of the build-out of 13,000 gsf of shell space on the first level of an existing developer-constructed science center.

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Wright State Univ. Neuroscience Engineering Collaboration Building, Dayton, Ohio

December 5, 2014 1:39 pm | Comments

Designed to foster collaboration between neuroscientists, engineers and physicians in the field of human performance research, this four-story building unites teams from Wright State Univ. College of Engineering and the Boonshoft School of Medicine to focus on synergistic opportunities. The focused lab building features an atrium surrounded by research labs, collaboration spaces, office suites and an auditorium.

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Univ. of Minnesota Physics & Nanotechnology Building

December 5, 2014 1:28 pm | Comments

ZGF Architects LLP, in association with Architectural Alliance, programmed and designed the new Physics and Nanotechnology building at the Univ. of Minnesota (UMN). The project replaces outdated facilities and collocates programs within a new, flexible, interdisciplinary lab located in the heart of UMN’s science district.

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Windover Construction wins multiple achievement awards

December 5, 2014 12:55 pm | Comments

Windover Construction has received multiple awards recognizing their work, including the Excellence in Construction Award from the Massachusetts Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and two PRISM Awards from the Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston (BRAGB).

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Alternatives to flame-retardant building materials

December 5, 2014 12:52 pm | Comments

Perkins+Will has released new research in response to the need for architects and interior designers to develop a better understanding of flame retardants and their impact on health. Flame retardants in the built environment are associated with a range of health impacts including cancer, endocrine disruption and neurodevelopmental problems.

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Clements joins Vanderweil Engineers

December 5, 2014 12:48 pm | Comments

Michael Clements, PE, LEED AP, has joined Vanderweil Engineers as regional director. Clements, a professional engineer, has extensive international experience and specializes in the design of vivarium and lab research facilities. Clements’ expertise includes the design of BSL-3, BSL-3E and BSL-3Ag labs, as well as high-performance containment HVAC and controls systems.

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John Natsis promoted to principal/owner at Johnsrud Architects

December 5, 2014 12:46 pm | Comments

Johnsrud Architects has announced the promotion of John Natsis to Principal. Natsis joined Johnsrud Architects in 1995 as the firm’s first employee and has proven himself consistently throughout the years as a mentor to his colleagues and as a leader in facility planning, design and project management.

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Robin Guenther named 2014 LEED Fellow

December 5, 2014 12:44 pm | Comments

Perkins+Will has announced Robin Guenther, FAIA, an international leader in sustainable healthcare architecture, has been recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council as a 2014 LEED Fellow, the group’s most prestigious designation. Guenther, a principal at Perkins+Will and the firm’s Sustainable Healthcare Design Leader, is a long-time advocate at the intersection of public health, restorative design and environmental stewardship.

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CO Architects places first in International Façade Competition

December 5, 2014 12:41 pm | Comments

Los Angeles-based CO Architects was recently awarded first place in the World Architecture News (WAN) Façade Award for the Health Sciences Education Building (HSEB), an inter-institutional facility in Phoenix, Ariz. The WAN Façade Award recognizes projects using the latest design techniques to push building exteriors into new and exciting realms.

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