The 208,000 sf facility in Philadelphia’s Navy Yard Corporate Center is the work of Robert A.M. Stern Architects and workplace strategist and interior architect Francis Cauffman. In the office-less layout, employees are located in “neighborhoods” and can work in a variety of settings throughout the day.
The American Institute of Architects and its Committee on the Environment have selected the top...
Amherst College in Western Massachusetts has installed a series of research-grade, Web-based...
The Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building at the University of Colorado, Boulder is...
A 37,000-square-foot expansion was added to the Bioscience Park Center at Fitzsimons. This expansion, known as the Accelerator, opened with 27,000 square feet pre-leased to four companies graduating out of the BioBusiness Incubator. The new Accelerator has custom designed laboratories and offices.
University of Pennsylvania, Level 2 Lab, Smilow Center for Translational Research, Perelman Center for Advanced MedicineMay 15, 2013 8:02 am | News | Comments
Non-indigenous arthropod biological safety containment level 2 laboratory. The laboratory is located on the 9th floor of the Translational Research Center part of the University of Pennsylvania Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. The laboratory is biologically secure and constructed specifically to study arthropods.
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.
The Case Study concludes that place-based anchor institutions – like hospitals and universities - can commit to a comprehensive business approach that goes beyond the narrow framework of corporate philanthropy to create a sustainable economic advantage for their regions.
Suffolk University, Boston, Mass. is moving forward with a new campus building that will feature general-use and science classrooms, a cafeteria/function space, and indoor and outdoor lounging areas. The building is in accord with the University’s Master Plan and that its impacts–which include relocating all academic classrooms from the residential part of Beacon Hill–will benefit the neighborhood.
Groundbreaking took place recently for a new science laboratory at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Mich. The 151,000-square-feet, four-story building will feature nine classrooms, 15 teaching laboratories, 14 faculty and student research laboratories, study spaces, 160 offices, and a greenhouse.
With its nearly 650 employees moved in and settling into Phase 1 of its headquarters expansion, Health Diagnostic Laboratory Inc. started construction on Phase II of the 283,000-square-foot complex in Richmond, Va. When completed in April 2014, Phase 2 will contain 95,000 additional square feet of office and wet laboratory space.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the winner of its third-annual Energy Star National Building Competition. More than 3,000 schools, businesses, and government buildings across the country competed to see which could reduce its energy use the most in one year—and a New Jersey elementary school emerged victorious.
Howard University and Turner Construction Company, along with the project team of Brailsford & Dunlavey, HDR Architecture, and Lance Bailey & Associates, will break ground on a new Interdisciplinary Research Building (IRB) on April 18, 2013.
HDR TMK has been selected to design its first science and technology project in Europe—the Center of Integrated Diabetes Research at the Helmholtz Center in Munich. The four-story, multidisciplinary life science research center will include more than 50,000 ft2 (4,700 SM) of space dedicated to diabetes research.
AIA announced the winners of the 2013 AIA TAP BIM Awards program, which highlights best practices in the utilization of BIM technology. The 2013 AIA TAP BIM Award recipient is the Health Science Education Building, Pheomix Biomedical Campus, Los Angeles. The winners will be honored during the AIA National Convention in Denver on June 19, 2013.
The challenge of making concrete greener—reducing its sizable carbon footprint without compromising performance—is just like the world's most ubiquitous manufactured material—hard! But, according to a new report from NIST, the potential engineering performance, energy efficiency, and environmental benefits make it a challenge worth tackling.
New recommendations by a National Research Council (NRC) expert panel on green and sustainable building performance could lead to a revolution in building science by creating the first large building performance database, says panel member Paul Fisette, a nationally recognized sustainable building expert at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
The College of Public Health Building at the University of Iowa has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification, the highest standard for green design. It is the first academic building on Iowa’s campus to earn the designation.
University of Pittsburgh, Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Science Tower, 12th Floor, Pittsburgh, Pa. (renovation)April 16, 2013 3:14 pm | News | Comments
The Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Science Tower (BST), a biomedical research facility providing nine floors of dedicated laboratory space, is located in the heart of the University of Pittsburgh campus. Constructed in 1989, this 20-year-old facility suffered from aging infrastructure, deteriorating interior construction, and an outmoded layout of cloistered laboratories.
Police lights flashed, sirens blared, and shots rang out at the College of DuPage while guests and the media looked on. The simulated emergency scenario was part of the Glen Ellyn, Illinois-based college’s reenactment of the infamous North Hollywood Bank Robbery.
Lord, Aeck & Sargent has promoted Lauren Dunn Rockart, AIA, LEED AP to Principal. Rockart has 19 years of experience specializing in management, design direction, and decision-making for higher education projects, including residence halls, academic facilities, and research laboratories.
A Paul Rudolph designed building, originally commissioned in 1969 for Burroughs-Wellcome, will house new research labs for United Therapeutics. The Research Triangle Park location was purchased from GlaxoSmithKline in June 2012. Known as the Elion-Hutchings Building, the 700,000 ft2 facility's renovation will preserve historic aspects of the complex and demolish and replace other areas not visible from the road.
With increasing demand for design services, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) is continuing to strengthen. As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate nine to twelve month lag time between architecture billings and construction spending.
The editors of R&D Magazine have announced an extension to the entry submission deadline for the annual R&D 100 Awards competition. The final day for sending in your entry is April 30, 2013. The new deadline gives participants extra time to complete their entry form.
Registration is now open for the 2013 free ASHRAE Webcast, "Assessing Building Energy Performance—From Principles to Practice." The Webcast will be held Thursday, April 18 from 1-4 PM EDT. Speakers will address the importance of building energy performance and its far-reaching implications in both new and existing buildings, as well as the opportunities that assessing building energy performance presents.
Construction continues at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) Facility for Low-Energy eXperiments on Buildings (FLEXLAB). Groundbreaking took place in December marking what LBNL called, "… a new era for research on energy-efficient buildings."
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, which opened a 60,000 ft2 science and education campus on the East Boothbay waterfront in December 2012, has achieved confirmation of LEED Platinum status. The campus consists of three interconnected science and education buildings, along with a shorefront facility and dock.
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.