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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Working in a design/build partnership, CRB and Barton Malow addressed the renovation of two imaging labs used to support vivarium work with small animal research and lab research areas. To expedite the schedule, the design was issued in multiple packages.
Prominently located at the heart of Boston Univ.’s campus, the EPIC serves as the only street-view presence of Engineering from Commonwealth Avenue. The 15,000-sf facility merges the technical education of using machine tools with the ability to bring a product to market. In the hopes of revitalizing manufacturing and engineering in the U.S., the project was sponsored by industry leaders, among them some Fortune 500 companies.
The Shriram Center for Bioengineering & Chemical Engineering is the fourth and final building for the new Science and Engineering Quad (SEQ) on the main campus of Stanford Univ. Originally envisioned in a 2004 master plan, the Shriram Center provides a new home for both the Dept. of Bioengineering and the Dept. of Chemical Engineering, which were previously dispersed among several locations on campus.
SmithGroupJJR has named Mark Patterson as leader of its Health Practice. He succeeds Jim Hannon, who transitions back into practice as a senior strategic health planner at the firm’s San Francisco office. In his new role, Patterson heads the firm’s international practice devoted to the design of health facilities.
ZGF has been honored by Healthcare Design as the 2015 Organization of the Year for “advancing the industry through inpatient and outpatient facility and research lab projects in the U.S. and beyond.” ZGF’s objective in working in healthcare settings is to create a sense of comfort and safety for patients, improve patient outcomes, enhance staff performance and increase operational efficiency.
Rafael Viñoly Architects has been selected to lead the design of the Univ. of Manchester's Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC). The new facility will be critical in the development of graphene in commercial applications. The GEIC will complement Manchester's existing National Graphene Institute, where over 200 scientists and engineers are dedicated to graphene and 2-D materials research.
After its first negative score in ten months, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) showed a nominal increase in design activity in February, and has been positive 10 out of the past 12 months. 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.
Following a nine-month stretch of positive billings, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) showed no increase in design activity in January. 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.