In its 47th year, the Laboratory of the Year Awards continue to recognize excellence in research laboratory design, planning, and construction. Judging for this year’s competition was conducted by a Blue Ribbon panel of laboratory architects, engineers, equipment manufacturers, and researchers.This annual international competition receives entries from the best new and renovated laboratories.
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In recognition of the team’s innovative use of energy modeling, close collaboration with the client and architect, and outstanding quality and safety records, the Carbon Neutral Energy Solutions (CNES) Laboratory at the Georgia Institute of Technology wins Gilbane’s coveted award.
Sunoptics, a leader in high-performance prismatic daylighting solutions, received a Green Leadership Award for its energy-efficient daylighting solutions from the Sacramento Business Journal. The Green Leadership Awards recognize the region's people, companies, and organizations that are developing and implementing the most transformative green technologies, products, and services.
The Palomar Medical Center (PMC) in Escondido, Calif., designed by CO Architects, has been named “Best of the Best Health Care Project” nationally and California’s “Best Overall Project” and “Best Health Care Project” by Engineering News-Record.
The Sherman Fairchild Building, originally completed in 1981, was renovated to house the Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology Department. Addressing a 50% increase in population density, the focus aimed to add space for tissue culture and support space as well as create shared department resources.
The annual Laboratory Design Conference will be held April 8-10, 2013 at the JW Marriott Houston. The discounted room block rate ends March 15, 2013. Attendees and those who are considering attending are encouraged to make a reservation today to ensure accomodations at the conference rate.
The Laboratory of the Year and winners of special categories will be announced in an upcoming issue of Laboratory Design Connection (e-newsletter). Profiles of the labs will be featured in the June issue of Laboratory Design.
“Tracking the Sun,” an annual PV cost-tracking report from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, indicates that the median installed price of residential and commercial photovoltaic systems completed in 2011 fell by 11 to 14% from the year before, and (in California) prices dropped an additional 3 to 7% during the first six months of 2012.
The John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York City, has won the Grow award category in the 2012 Annual Design Review competition of Architect magazine, a publication of the American Institute of Architects. Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, the 625,000-ft2 building provides a unified campus.
The Homeland Security Education Center at the College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, Ill., has received a Best Project award in the Higher Education/Research category in an annual design completion run by ENR Midwest magazine. The 64,000-ft2 facility prepares first responders for coping with international and domestic terrorist acts as well as man-made and natural disasters.
I2SL, in partnership with R&D Magazine and Laboratory Design, is pleased to acknowledge the winners of the fifth annual Go Beyond Awards. Go Beyond Award winners show their commitment to the goals of excellence in sustainability in laboratory and other high-technology facility projects by going beyond the facility itself.
The JILA X-Wing addition, a facility at the University of Colorado-Boulder, has been honored as best project in the higher education/research category in the Mountain States by Engineering News-Record. The JILA addition, which is shared by UC-Boulder and the National Institute of Standards and Technology, comprises 50,000 ft2 of laboratory, office, and collaboration space for biophysics.
Wake Forest Biotech Place, a Wexford Science & Technology property in Winston-Salem, N.C., has received a Gold Award in the 2012 Reconstruction Awards competition, administered by Building Design + Construction magazine. The 252,000-ft2 project consists of about 80% Class A laboratory space, plus related offices, common facilities, and a business incubator.
The Sainsbury Laboratory at the University of Cambridge, England, designed by architect Stanton Williams, has received the Stirling Prize: the highest honor for architecture in the United Kingdom. The award, conferred by the Royal Institute of British Architects, came as a surprise to multiple pundits who had handicapped the competition.
The Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery building at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has received the Innovation in Green Building Award. The honor is given by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) and the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council.
The American Institute of Architects' Committee on the Environment has honored the Long-Range Development Plan for the University of California-Merced with a Top Ten Green Projects award for 2012.
The Arizona State University Polytechnic campus, in Mesa, has received a 2012 Top 10 Award from the American Institute of Architects' Committee on the Environment for its science-based Academic District.
The 2013 Laboratory Design Conference will be held at the J.W. Marriott Houston Galleria on April 8-10. Advantage Business Media currently seeks abstract submissions for presentations to be given at this professional meeting, accredited by the American Institute of Architects.
McCarthy Building Cos. Inc., based in St. Louis, has received two honors for science projects.
ZGF Architects LLP announces that two staff members have recently received awards.
The Royal Institute of British Architects has announced the short list of projects being considered for its annual Stirling Prize, celebrating buildings that have made the "greatest contribution to the evolution of architecture over the past year."
The sixth annual R+D Awards, a program recognizing the best in design and construction technology, have been announced by the American Institute of Architects.
The 2012 Los Angeles Architectural Awards, a program administered by the Los Angeles Building Council, recently recognized 32 winning projects.
This 330,000-ft 2 , $175.3-million facility, focused on biology, information technology, and engineering, includes an underground research floor, three research floors, a ground-level "Town Center," an auxiliary service building, and a mechanical penthouse. Its unusual and effective building organization, strong sense of public outreach, and high degree of flexibility and social engineering led judges to honor the project as Laboratory of the Year 2012.
Now in its fifth year, I 2 SL's Go Beyond Awards honor individuals, organizations, building projects, and manufacturers that "go beyond" the status quo to minimize the environmental impacts of high-technology facilities, including laboratories, cleanrooms, health care facilities, data centers, and vivariums.
PDF files of all the presentations from the recent Pittsburgh Laboratory Design Conference are now available for purchase on either an individual-use or organizationwide-use basis.