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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
The Laboratory Design Conference is only a month away. Time is running out to reserve your space at this annual, highly regarded event.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 CouncilJuly 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.
HLW International earned recognition for its design of the Agensys Cancer Research Laboratory in Santa Monica, California. The Los Angeles Business Council recognized the project for “outstanding architecture and design that significantly enhances the Los Angeles community’s urban environment.” The project garnered the 2013 Under Construction Award of Excellence. Agensys, Inc. is an affiliate of Astellas Pharma.
The Consolidated Forensic Laboratory (CFL) is an award winning science facility designed to provide the District of Columbia with critical public safety and health science infrastructure. Co-locating the Department of Forensic Sciences (DFS) and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME), the CFL provides advanced laboratory and work facilities designed for the safety of the analysts and the public.
This month's issue of Laboratory Design Newsletter features the profiles of our annual Laboratory of the Year winners. This year's winners include the Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise (CREATE), Georgia Tech's Carbon-Neutral Energy Solutions Lab, Harvard University's Sherman Fairchild Renovation, and the D.C. Consolidated Forensic Laboratory. The issue also visits the topic of energy-efficient laboratory lighting solutions.
The Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise (CREATE), Singapore, established by the National Research Foundation and funded by the National Science Foundation of Singapore, houses a broad spectrum of scientists and engineers with the goal of stimulating innovation, discovery, and entrepreneurship through interaction and collaboration.
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