22 June 2012 |
Educational, Laboratories, LEED Gold, Sustainable
© Peter Aaron/OTTO
Thanks to the integrated efforts of Rice University’s Facilities, Engineering and Planning Department, the design team, and construction contractor Gilbane Building Company, the Brockman Hall for Physics, a research facility for experimental, theoretical, and applied physics, has been awarded LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. A Gold rating is an extraordinary achievement for a physics lab because of the energy needed to conduct experiments within a highly controlled environment. Continue Reading »
5 June 2012 |
Announcements, Education, Educational
Brockman Hall for Physics, Rice University, photo © Peter Aaron/OTTO
The Society for College and University Planning and the AIA Committee on Architecture for Education recognized Brockman Hall for Physics at Rice University with an Excellence in Architecture for a New Building Award. View a full portfolio of the project on issuu.
23 April 2012 |
Announcements, Educational, LEED Platinum
The Charles David Keeling Apartments at UC San Diego, a LEED Platinum-rated project, has a stormwater management system integrated in the courtyard. Photo © Tim Griffith
The Charles David Keeling Apartments at UC San Diego have been awarded LEED-NC (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for New Construction) Platinum certification from the United States Green Building Council, making it the first LEED Platinum student housing in the University of California system. It is also the first new building at UC San Diego to receive a Platinum rating. The LEED certification system provides independent, third-party verification that a building was designed and built using strategies aimed at achieving high performance in key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality. Platinum is the highest LEED certification level that can be achieved.
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19 April 2012 |
Announcements, Glass, Museums
View looking east through the Pavilion’s 23-foot high glass walls. Photo © Daniel Cox/KieranTimberlake
In a ceremony yesterday evening at The James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, museum officials dedicated The Edgar N. Putman Event Pavilion, an elegant, all-glass structure extending into the north side of the Museum’s Patricia D. Pfundt Sculpture Garden.
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9 March 2012 |
Education, Educational, LEED Platinum, Master Planning, Publications, Renovation
Sidwell Friends Meeting House, photo ©Michael Moran/OTTO
The Quaker Meeting House at Sidwell Friends School in Washington, DC is featured in the March/April 2012 issue of GreenSource Magazine. This renovation of a non-descript 1950s gymnasium into a Quaker Meeting House and Arts Center addresses three fundamental challenges; transformation of the vast pedestrian space of the gym into a contemplative space for worship, enhancement of overall campus planning objectives, and the establishment of a welcoming and symbolically important front door to the campus. It is the most recently completed project envisioned in a 2001 master plan by KieranTimberlake for Sidwell Friends School, which outlines a phased transformation of the disparate buildings on two campuses into a physical manifestation of the school’s values, founded in the Quaker principle of environmental stewardship. Continue Reading »