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2014 I2SL Annual Conference Go Beyond Award Winners

December 5, 2014 3:47 pm | by Phil Wirdzek, President, Executive Direction, I2SL | Articles | Comments

I2SL is pleased to acknowledge the winners of the 2014 Go Beyond Awards. Go Beyond Award winners show their commitment to excellence in sustainability in lab and other high-tech facility projects by going beyond the facility itself to consider shared resources, infrastructure and services and neighboring communities, and contribute to increased use of energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable designs, systems and products.

Perkins+Will selected best architecture firm by USGBC

December 5, 2014 12:59 pm | News | Comments

Perkins+Will is this year’s winner of the “Best Architecture Firm – Large” award as part of the...

Windover Construction wins multiple achievement awards

December 5, 2014 12:55 pm | News | Comments

Windover Construction has received multiple awards recognizing their work, including the...

2015 Laboratory of the Year competition open for entries

October 1, 2014 9:07 am | by Lindsay Hock, Managing Editor | News | Comments

The editors of R&D Magazine and Laboratory Design are now accepting...

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AIA recognizes 11 projects with the 2014 Educational Facility Design Excellence Award

September 15, 2014 3:46 pm | News | Comments

The AIA Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) has selected 11 educational and cultural facilities for this year’s CAE Educational Facility Design Awards. The CAE Design Excellence Award honors educational facilities that the jury believes should serve as an example of a superb place in which to learn, furthering the client's mission, goals and educational program while demonstrating excellence in architectural design.

Designing and building the Lab of the Year

August 8, 2014 9:59 am | by Mike Tilbury, Vice President, JE Dunn Construction | Articles | Comments

Featuring highly advanced, energy integration technology, the Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF), located at the U.S. Dept. of Energy (DOE)’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colo., stands as a symbol of progress in the complex world of energy use and production.

The 2014 Best Firms to Work for Awards announced

July 9, 2014 7:34 am | News | Comments

ZweigWhite has announced the winners of the Best Firms to Work For Ranking. Since the Best Firms to Work For list began in 2001, hundreds of architecture, engineering and environmental consulting firms have been recognized for their ability to inspire their teams to perform at the highest levels.

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Energy research facility earns LEED Gold

July 8, 2014 3:06 pm | News | Comments

As the newest alternative energy research center, the Wisconsin Energy Institute is earning accolades for sustainability and energy conservation. The five-story 104,000-sf research center at Univ. of Wisconsin has earned LEED Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council and top honors in commercial design locally.

June 2014 Issue of Laboratory Design Newsletter

June 25, 2014 10:46 am | Digital Editions | Comments

This month's issue of Laboratory Design Newsletter features the profiles of our annual Laboratory of the Year winners. This year's winners include NREL's Energy Systems Integration Facility, Penn State Univ.'s Eva J. Pell Lab for Advanced Biological Studies, Washington State Univ.'s Veterinary Biomedical and Research Building, and the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences. The issue also visits the topics of trends in modern lab design, shaping the scientific workplace of the future and benefits of branding the lab.

SOM’s design for UCLA recognized at LA Architectural Awards

June 16, 2014 9:38 am | News | Comments

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP was celebrated at the 44th Annual Los Angeles Architectural Awards. The SOM-designed Univ. of Los Angeles (UCLA) Teaching and Learning Center for Health Sciences was the winner of the Under Construction Category.

Cedars-Sinai Advanced Health Science Pavilion receives LA Architectural Award

June 16, 2014 9:36 am | News | Comments

The Los Angeles Business Council recently honored HOK’s Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center at the 44th Annual Los Angeles Architectural Awards luncheon. The Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center was selected as a winner in the Healthcare category.

California Health Care Facility Team wins IPI Partnered Project of the Year Award

June 16, 2014 9:31 am | News | Comments

The HDR project team, part of the Clark-McCarthy a Joint Venture (CMAJV) for the California Dept. of Corrections & Rehabilitation (CDCR), California Health Care Facility (CHCF) Stockton, recently won the 2014 International Partnering Institute's (IPI) Partnered Project of the Year Award.

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Integration Realized

June 6, 2014 5:04 pm | by Paul Livingstone, Senior Editor, R&D Magazine | Articles | Comments

Today’s smartphone is a complicated power device, using a small lithium-ion battery of about 1,400-mAh capacity to power a variety of electronic systems, including a touchscreen display, a central processing unit, antennas, speakers and a microphone. All of its components, including the materials used to build it, are optimized to perform as efficiently as possible to extend battery life.

New “Views” on Biocontainment Facility

June 6, 2014 5:01 pm | by Lindsay Hock, Managing Editor | Articles | Comments

The genesis of the Eva J. Pell Laboratory was driven by the need for high-containment lab space which, in 2006, was not available at Pennsylvania State Univ. (PSU). Numerous researchers were considering leaving the university as their research needs required a BSL-3 facility; and PSU’s leadership was determined not only to retain PIs who required these facilities, but also to emerge as a regional leader in infectious disease research.

A Shining Example for Veterinary Science

June 6, 2014 4:59 pm | by Lindsay Hock, Managing Editor | Articles | Comments

The Veterinary Biomedical and Research Building (VBRB) at Washington State Univ. (WSU) celebrates the significant achievements and contributions that hundreds of small, often unknown academic institutions make in the field of global research. Located in a rural community of less than 6,000 residents, WSU attracts world-class research faculty.

A Platinum Solution for Ocean Sciences

June 6, 2014 4:56 pm | by Lindsay Hock, Managing Editor | Articles | Comments

Researchers at leading institutions, including Scripps and Wood’s Hole, are working to understand the key processes that are driving evolution and change in world’s ocean ecosystem. The recently completed Bigelow lab is one of these places, and it reflects the latest thinking about how to conduct effective ocean research and unravel the complexities of ocean health and climate change.

Merrick & Co. contributes to High Honor winner in LOY Award competition

May 19, 2014 10:12 am | News | Comments

Pennsylvania State Univ.’s Pell Laboratory has been awarded high honors in R&D Magazine’s 48th Annual Laboratory of the Year competition. The competition recognizes excellence in research lab design, planning and construction of new and renovated labs. Merrick & Company performed structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection engineering for all phases of design and construction of this project.

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ELGA’s PURELAB Chorus scoops gold at the A’ Design Awards

May 19, 2014 9:50 am | News | Comments

ELGA LabWater’s PURELAB Chorus has won a prestigious Gold A’ Design Award in the scientific instruments, medical devices and research equipment category. The A’ Design Award uses rigorous evaluation criteria including blind judging, score normalization and cross matching, to reward only designers and organizations that truly deserve special recognition.

Hamilton Scientific recipient for the LOY Award for furnished casework, fume hoods

May 19, 2014 9:39 am | News | Comments

Hamilton Scientific has announced that along with partners, Haldeman-Homme, SmithGroup JJR and J.E. Dunn, they were awarded the coveted 2014 Laboratory of the Year Award by R&D Magazine for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) of Golden, Colo.

Competition selects designer for biological lab, hub

May 19, 2014 9:30 am | News | Comments

FCB Studios has recently won the architectural competition to design a series of specialist lab buildings, a new hub space and associated connecting atria for the Univ. of Edinburgh. The commission also includes the major renovation and recladding of an existing 1960’s lab tower at the center of the School of Biological Sciences’ Campus.

Eight reasons to attend the Lab Design Conference

February 18, 2014 10:47 am | by Patrice Galvin | Articles | Comments

The Laboratory Design Conference is only a month away. Time is running out to reserve your space at this annual, highly regarded event.                                           

Two research facilities make Architect editors' choice

January 20, 2014 11:08 am | by Patrice Galvin | News | Comments

The EcoHawks Research Facility (Lawrence, Kan.) designed by Studio 804 and the Halley VI Research Station (Antarctica) designed by Hugh Broughton Architects were selected as some of the most exciting designs of 2013. The EcoHawks facility was recently highlighted by Laboratory Design in the new projects section.

UPenn opens Weiss/Manfredi-designed nanotech facility

December 2, 2013 1:24 pm | News | Comments

The new facility has state-of-the-art lab spaces including a 10,000-sf bay/chase cleanroom, a 6,500-sf characterization suite and 12,000 sf of lab modules. Public spaces include a Galleria, conference rooms and multipurpose forum space.

LEED Platinum and Super Hero awards for Berkeley Lab

November 18, 2013 4:40 pm | News | Comments

RMW architecture & interiors was the architect for the ambitious overhaul of Building 74 in the East Canyon section of Berkeley Lab’s hillside campus. The LEED Platinum recognition is not just the first LEED Platinum for Berkeley Lab; it is the first for the DOE Science Lab Infrastructure program.

2014 Laboratory of the Year competition open for entries

October 28, 2013 3:37 pm | Articles | Comments

Entries are now being accepted for the 48th international Laboratory of the Year competition. This annual award recognizes the best new and renovated laboratories that combine all aspects of the building into a superior working environment. The entry deadline is January 31, 2014. 

Top 50 firms ranked in revenue and sustainability

September 27, 2013 1:53 pm | News | Comments

The Top 50 in Business ranks U.S. firms based on factors including net revenue per employee, profitability, investement in research and pro bono work. The Top 50 in Sustainability were measured gross square footage that was LEED-certified or designed to LEED standards, other sustainable certifications, potable water reduction, participation itn AIA's 2030 program and percentage of employees with LEED AP or GA credentials.

Fungi, sheep’s wool, straw and bacteria: Green materials from unlikely sources

September 27, 2013 12:26 pm | News | Comments

The 10 finalists among the more than 100 products submitted for Architect magazine's Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Challenge from the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute and the Make it Right Foundation employ recycled and bio-based materials in sustainable alternatives to common building products.

Laboratory Design Newsletter announces dates for the 2014 Laboratory Design Conference

July 23, 2013 10:36 am | News | Comments

The 2014 Laboratory Design Conference, presented by Laboratory Design Newsletter, will be held April 2-4 at the Westin Waltham-Boston. Boston is a great research town—and not only will the conference deliver presentations on the current state and future of lab design, there will also be tours of area labs to get an inside look.

Perkins+Will New York-designed campus center of Gateway Community College to receive an Award of Merit from the Connecticut Green Building Council

July 3, 2013 10:28 am | News | Comments

An integral part of the College’s new Center for a Sustainable Future program, the building serves as a learning tool for classes focused on renewable energy system design and installation. Situated in downtown New Haven and spanning two blocks, the new Gateway building consolidates the school's two existing campuses and serves 7,000 students.

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