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Center for Sustainable Landscapes (CSL) in Pittsburgh by The Design Alliance Architects

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Article source: The American Institute of Architects (AIA)

The Center for Sustainable Landscapes (CSL) is a 24,350-square-foot education, research and administration facility at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, a public garden attraction in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Designed and built to generate all of its own energy while treating and reusing all water captured on-site — the result of an integrated design process guided by the principles of the International Living Future Institute — the facility is the first in the world to meet all four of the world’s highest green construction standards: The Living Building Challenge™, awarded in March 2015; WELL Building Platinum, awarded in October 2014; Four-Stars Sustainable Sites Initiative™ (SITES™) certification for landscapes, awarded in November 2013; and LEED® Platinum, awarded in August 2013.

Image Courtesy © The Design Alliance Architects

Image Courtesy © The Design Alliance Architects

  • Architects: The Design Alliance Architects 
  • Project: Center for Sustainable Landscapes (CSL)
  • Location: One Schenley Park Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 15213 United States
  • Project Owner: Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
  • Project Site Context/Setting: Urban
  • Project Type: Education – General Office – 10,001 to 100,000sf Public Assembly – Recreation
  • Building or Project Gross Floor Area: 24,350 square feet
  • Project Completion Date: December, 2012

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J. Craig Venter Institute in California by ZGF Architects LLP

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Article source: The American Institute of Architects (AIA)

The client’s commitment to environmental stewardship initiated the challenge for the design team to create a net-zero energy (NZE) laboratory for its new West Coast research institute, which resulted in a 44,607 SF building comprised of a single-story laboratory wing and a threestory office / administrative wing framing a central courtyard, all sitting above a below-grade parking structure for 112 cars. The new facility was designed to achieve LEED-Platinum certification and a net-zero energy footprint, making it the first such biological laboratory in the country. The courtyard serves as the heart of the Institute, drawing researchers across and into the collaborative outdoor space. The project uses a modest palette of materials: highperformance glazing, Spanish cedar wood, and high-strength concrete. Each material was considered for its contribution to the enhancement of the building’s performance, resulting in a building that is both functional and artful in its simplicity.

Image Courtesy © Nick Merrick

Image Courtesy © Nick Merrick

  • Architects: ZGF Architects LLP
  • Project: J. Craig Venter Institute
  • Location: 4120 Capricorn Lane La Jolla California 92037, United States 
  • Photography: Nick Merrick
  • Project Owner: J. Craig Venter Institute
  • Project Site Context/Setting: Suburban
  • Building or Project Gross Floor Area: 44,607 square feet
  • Project Completion Date: November, 2013

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The Dixon Water Foundation Josey Pavilion in Texas by Lake|Flato Architects

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Article source: Lake|Flato Architects

The Josey Pavilion is a multi-functional education and meeting center that supports the mission of the Dixon Water Foundation to promote healthy watersheds through sustainable land management. Traditionally livestock has caused more harm than good by overgrazing and not allowing our native prairies to play their important role in habitat and watershed protection, and carbon sequestration. The Josey Pavilion facilitates a deeper understanding of how grazing livestock as well as the built environment can work to do more good than harm.

Image Courtesy © Casey Dunn

Image Courtesy © Casey Dunn

  • Architects: Lake|Flato Architects
  • Project: The Dixon Water Foundation Josey Pavilion
  • Location: 4528 County Road 398 Decatur Texas 76234, United States
  • Photography: Casey Dunn, Dror Baldinger
  • Project Owner: The Dixon Water Foundation
  • Project Site Context/Setting: Rural
  • Building or Project Gross Floor Area: 5,400 square feet
  • Project Completion Date: January, 2014
  • Total project cost at time of completion, land excluded: $1,800,000.00

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Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation in Berkeley, California by Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Article source: The American Institute of Architects (AIA)

“Design innovation starts with asking the right questions and ends with changing the world.” – Jacobs Institute Mission Statement.

Image Courtesy © Tim Griffith

Image Courtesy © Tim Griffith

  • Architects: Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects
  • Project: Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation
  • Location: 253 Ridge Road Berkeley, California, United States
  • Photography: Tim Griffith
  • Project Owner: University of California, Berkeley
  • Project Site: Previously Developed Land
  • Project Type: Education – College/University (campus-level)
  • Project Site Context/Setting: Urban
  • Building or Project Gross Floor Area: 24,035 square feet
  • Project Completion Date: September, 2015

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University of Wyoming – Visual Arts Facility in Laramie by Hacker Architects

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

Article source: The American Institute of Architects (AIA)

The Visual Arts Facility (VAF) at University of Wyoming consolidates the University’s fine arts program from its scattered locations throughout the campus, addressing the limitations of the former facilities while providing students and faculty the resources to facilitate their exploration in the fine arts. The building is designed to be state-of-the-art, competitive, accessible, and sufficiently flexible to accept program and technological evolution. Sited adjacent to the Wyoming State Art Museum, the VAF is a key component of the campus’s new arts precinct.

Image Courtesy © Lara Swimmer

Image Courtesy © Lara Swimmer

  • Architects: Hacker Architects
  • Project: University of Wyoming – Visual Arts Facility
  • Location: 2129 Willet Drive Laramie Wyoming 82072 United States
  • Photography: Lara Swimmer 
  • Project Owner: University of Wyoming
  • Joint Venture or Associate Architect: Malone Belton Able PC
  • Project Site: Previously Undeveloped Land
  • Project Site Context/Setting: Suburban
  • Building or Project Gross Floor Area: 77,484 square feet
  • Project Completion Date: January, 2012

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H-E-B at Mueller in Austin, Texas by Lake|Flato Architects, H-E-B Design + Construction, Selser Schaefer Architects

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

Article source: The American Institute of Architects (AIA)

H-E-B at Mueller, an 83,587 square foot retail store and fresh food market, includes a pharmacy, café, and community meeting space. It is located in the Mueller neighborhood, a mixed-use urban village in Austin, Texas located just three miles from downtown and two miles from the University of Texas, with excellent access to public transportation, open space, and bike routes. The project site is in the Mueller market district and backs to the south onto a residential portion of the development. Input from the 16 surrounding neighborhoods and the City of Austin informed the project design, which showcases many sustainable design innovations.

Image Courtesy © H-E-B

Image Courtesy © H-E-B

  • Architects: Lake|Flato Architects, H-E-B Design + Construction, Selser Schaefer Architects
  • Project: H-E-B at Mueller
  • Location: 1801 E 51st Austin Texas 78723 United States
  • Photography: H-E-B
  • Joint Venture or Associate Architect: Selser Schaefer Architects
  • Project Site Context/Setting: Urban
  • Building or Project Gross Floor Area: 83,587 square feet
  • Project Completion Date: July, 2013

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Exploratorium at Pier 15 in San Francisco, California by EHDD

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

Article source: The American Institute of Architects (AIA)

The Exploratorium is an internationally known science museum focused on hands-on exhibits of natural phenomena. They recently moved to this new location, carefully restoring the historic Pier 15 on San Francisco’s downtown waterfront. Visitors can now experience 80,000 square feet of science exhibits in the historic structure, with new cafes and event space located in the contrasting modern glazed observatory with unobstructed views of San Francisco Bay. The building also offers a theatre, more than a dozen classrooms, labs, and teacher training rooms, wood and metal workshops, two retail stores, offices, and a large outdoor plaza.

Image Courtesy © Bruce Damonte

Image Courtesy © Bruce Damonte

  • Architects: EHDD
  • Project: Exploratorium at Pier 15
  • Location: Pier 15 San Francisco, California, United States
  • Photography: Bruce Damonte
  • Project Owner: Exploratorium
  • Project Site: Historic structure or district
  • Project Type: Education – General Food Service Restaurant/Cafeteria Public Assembly – Entertainment/Culture Retail Store
  • Project Site Context/Setting: Urban
  • Total project cost at time of completion, land excluded: $220,000,000.00
  • Building or Project Gross Floor Area: 301,099 square feet
  • Project Completion Date: April, 2013

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St. Charles Bend Cancer Center in Bend, Oregon by ZGF Architects LLP

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

Article source: ZGF Architects LLP

Designed as a user-centric and regionally-focused facility, the new St. Charles Bend Cancer Center is a true testament to patient-centered design. It manifests the completion of a long-cherished vision to consolidate key radiation and oncology services in one location and an opportunity to design a facility, through Lean tools and methods, that enhance caregiver productivity and increases patient satisfaction. The building’s design also draws upon Central Oregon’s inspiring landscape of dessert and mountain vistas, which has also lured some of the nation’s best oncology specialists, making Bend an oasis of hope and health. The design goal was to create a relaxing and peaceful healing environment and to bring a spa-like space to the clinical setting. The designers used a soothing color palette, warm wood tones and carefully selected artwork and photography from local artist that depict the natural scenery of Bend and its beautiful surrounding landscape. Open, bright spaces, sweeping views and a meticulously programmed interior combine to create a world-class cancer center and a true place of healing for the body and soul. An outdoor deck off the infusion room cantilevers over the healing garden, giving staff and patients a sunny porch on which to relax. When weather permits, patients also have the option of receiving treatment in an outdoor infusion garden, where moods can be elevated by sunshine, mountain air, whimsical sculpture and the distant mountain views.

Designed as a user-centric and regionally-focused facility, the new St. Charles Bend Cancer Center is a true testament to patient-centered design. Open, bright spaces, sweeping views and a meticulously programmed interior combine to create a world-class cancer center and a true place of healing for the body and soul, Image Courtesy © Pete Eckert

Designed as a user-centric and regionally-focused facility, the new St. Charles Bend Cancer Center is a true testament to patient-centered design. Open, bright spaces, sweeping views and a meticulously programmed interior combine to create a world-class cancer center and a true place of healing for the body and soul, Image Courtesy © Pete Eckert

  • Architects: ZGF Architects LLP
  • Project: St. Charles Bend Cancer Center
  • Location: Bend, Oregon, USA 
  • Photography: Pete Eckert
  • Total GSF: 24,000 GSF
  • Completion date: August 2014

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Kent in South Williamsburg, New York by ODA New York

Friday, April 29th, 2016

Article source: ODA New York

Emerging from the long neglected waterfront area that was once a nexus of industry, 416-420 Kent, by ODA New York, defies convention and redefines urban living with a profoundly innovative new approach to residential tower construction.

View of 416-420 Kent towers from the East River, south of Williamsburg Bridge,Rendering © bloomimages

View of 416-420 Kent towers from the East River, south of Williamsburg Bridge,Rendering © bloomimages

  • Architects: ODA New York
  • Project: Kent
  • Location: South Williamsburg, New York, USA
  • Rendering credit: bloomimages
  • Total gross floor area: 800,000 sf
  • Number of Floors: 16 per tower, 3 towers
  • Number of Units: 857 (20% affordable)
  • Communal outdoor area: 26,000 sf

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Lantern Ridge House in Kerhonkson, New York by Studio MM Architect

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Article source: Studio MM Architect

Perched at the top of a wooded knoll in the Hudson Valley, the Lantern Ridge House accentuates mountain views while camouflaging itself in the densely forested environment. At night, the typically obscured house becomes a beacon for passing cars and a guiding light for our homeward-bound clients. The home is focused on a single gathering space through which the 2,200 SF structure becomes at once intimate and expansive, private and public. Oriented to face both sunrise and sunset, this hinge point is created by the convergence of two private wings that contain separated accommodations for our clients and their guests. A continuous wood ceiling shelters an exterior deck and the glass façade, which focuses expansive views, connects the clients with the immediate natural environment, and provides a consistently sunlit space.

Image Courtesy © Brad Feinknopf

Image Courtesy © Brad Feinknopf

  • Architects: Studio MM Architect
  • Project: Lantern Ridge House
  • Location: Kerhonkson, New York, USA 
  • Photography: Brad Feinknopf
  • Software used: AutoCAD
  • Completed Fall: 2015

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