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Soka Performing Arts Center and Academic Building in Orange County, California by Zimmer Gunsul Frasca

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Article source: Zimmer Gunsul Frasca

Soka Performing Arts Center and Academic Building Achieve LEED Gold Certification

Built by McCarthy Building Companies and designed by Zimmer Gunsul Frasca, the $73 million university project in Orange County utilizes a green roof and solar panels among other environmentally conscious features.

Soka University of America’s new Soka Performing Arts Center and Academic Building project, which opened in September 2011, recently received Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). The Soka Performing Arts Center, which is located on 1.9 acres of the Soka University campus in AlisoViejo, serves as a venue in South Orange County for concerts, theater productions, lectures and assemblies, furthering Soka University’s role as a cultural center and community gathering place.

Night View

  • Architect: Zimmer Gunsul Frasca
  • Name of Project: Soka Performing Arts Center and Academic Building
  • Location: Orange County, California
  • Built by: McCarthy Building Companies
  • Sofwtare used: Autodesk Navisworks Soka Performing Arts Center and Academic Building project. BIM modeling review was utilized for the MEP systems and the structural steel frame for both buildings. This allowed the parties in various locations to “meet” to review the design layout and construction. At the early stages of the project, weekly on-line model review meetings were conducted between the owner, engineer, equipment suppliers, McCarthy and other key site contractors. During construction, specific on-line BIM conferences allowed the team to review any installation conflicts or issues and provide quick resolutions.

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Beacom School of Business & Theodore R. and Karen K. Muenster University Center – The University of South Dakota in Vermillion by Charles Rose Architects Inc.

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Article source: Charles Rose Architects Inc.

The Muenster University Center, designed by Charles Rose Architects, is at the heart of campus life at The University of South Dakota. The 76,000 square-foot student union, completed in 2009, provides a central location for many essential student services; it houses campus dining, a bookstore, student lounges, comfortable study rooms, function rooms, an informal performance venue, a café, and a grand ballroom. In addition, it is home to the offices of the Dean of Students, Student Government Association, Student Activities Center, University Housing, and University Event Planning.

View of East Facade

  • Architects: Charles Rose Architects Inc.
  • Project: Beacom School of Business & Theodore R. and Karen K. Muenster University Center – The University of South Dakota
  • Location: Vermillion, South Dakota
  • Software used for the University Center: Autocad, Revit Architecture, Rhinoceros 3d
  • Software used for the Business School: Autocad,  Rhinoceros 3d

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Jean Vollum Drawing, Painting, and Photography Building – Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland by Charles Rose Architects Inc.

Sunday, December 4th, 2011

Article source: Charles Rose Architects Inc.

Embodying Oregon’s legacy of individuality and independence, Oregon College of Art and Craft has been championing art-making through craft since 1907. Today it offers an intense studio experience, personalized and rigorous instruction, and an active ground for exploration. As the only private art college west of the Mississippi to offer an accredited BFA in Crafts, OCAC is a superb laboratory for the invention of modern craft.

Exterior View

  • Architect: Charles Rose Architects Inc.
  • Name of Project: Jean Vollum Drawing, Painting, and Photography Building – Oregon College of Art and Craft
  • Location: Portland, Oregon

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Ewha Womans University in Seoul, South Korea by DPA

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Article source: Dominique Perrault Architecture

Flying is the best way to reach the shores of Seoul Ewha University’s new building (founded in 1886, Ewha welcomes 22.000 female students and is ranked as one of the best universities in the world), thought and realised by Dominique Perrault, as a result of an international architecture competition organised in 2003, and inaugurated on April 29th 2008.

Image Courtesy André Morin

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Brunswick University Center in Ohio by Robert Maschke Architects

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Article source: Robert Maschke Architects

The Brunswick University Center is a new satellite campus for Cuyahoga Community College located in Brunswick, Ohio. The new building situates itself within a campus of existing civic and educational buildings including the Brunswick Community Center, Library, Elementary School, and High School. The design seeks to enhance the campus environment and connection to the context while establishing a unique identity. The Brunswick University Center provides an open and inviting atmosphere for students transitioning to post-secondary education, creating cultural amenity for the community.

 

Brunswick University Center

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Paris PARC in Paris, France by BIG + OFF

Saturday, November 26th, 2011

Article source: BIG + OFF

BIG + OFF WIN THE COMPETITION TO DESIGN THE RESEARCH CENTRE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF JUSSIEU IN PARIS

BIG + Paris-based architects OFF, engineers Buro Happold, consultants Michel Forgue and environmental engineer Franck Boutte is the winning team to design the new 15.000 m2 research centre for Sorbonne’s Scientific university Université Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris.

© BIG

  • Architects: BIG + OFF
  • Name of Project: Paris PARC
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Type: Competition
  • Client: UPMC University
  • All drawings and images: BIG

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Cleveland Design Competition: A New School Vision in Cleveland, Ohio by Organic Scapes and Architecture

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Article source: Organic Scapes and Architecture

The project proposal for the Campus International School for Downtown Cleveland illustrates the transformation of Cleveland State University’s master plan for converting the area into a dense mixed-use development and with recreation fields. The quotation ”an opportunity to re-evaluate the broader terrain in which children learn and give as great an emphasis on learning environments as others have given the educational philosophies” formed the basis for our proposal.

School Entrance

  • Architects: Organic Scapes and Architecture
  • Project: Cleveland Design Competition: A New School Vision
  • Location: Cleveland, OH, USA
  • Projects team: Gabriel Belli Butler and Stefano Rocchetti.
  • Client: Campus International School
  • Program: Educational – School
  • Site area: 294,615 sq-ft
  • Design period: 2011
  • Gross Floor Ratio: 90,000 sq-ft

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Amsterdam University College in Netherlands by Mecanoo architecten b.v.

Saturday, October 8th, 2011

Article source: Mecanoo architecten b.v.

Cross fertilization of ideas and talent

Science Park Amsterdam, the international knowledge centre in the Watergraafsmeer neighbourhood is the new home for the Liberal Arts and Sciences program at the Amsterdam University College. Science Park is located in the eastern part of the city, close Amsterdam’s historic seventeenth-century city centre. In 2012, 900 international students will enter the new school. Surrounded by other science buildings, the Science Park provides an interesting environment for the AUC with optimal opportunities for cross fertilization of ideas and talent. The park has an urban character in which buildings, landscape and public space are strongly intertwined. Science Park encompasses a program of 500.000 m² in Total including office buildings, laboratories and educational facilities, hotel, conference facilities, sports and cultural programs, restaurants and housing.

 

View from crossing

  • Architect: Mecanoo architecten b.v.
  • Name of Project: Amsterdam University College
  • Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Program: University building of 5,800 m² with classrooms, library, restaurant, common room (living room), project rooms, conference rooms, workstations
  • Design: 2008-2010
  • Realisation: 2010-2012

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Reykjavík University in Reykjavík, Iceland by Arkís Architects + Henning Larsen Architects

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Article source: Arkís Architects + Henning Larsen Architects
More projects by Henning Larsen Architects

Design concept:

Reykjavik University design

  • We envisage a university with a clear and independent identity, standing out as a distinctive landmark in Reykjavík.
  • We envisage a university which respects its unique location in the landscape and adds value and character to the area.
  • We envisage a university which is flexible and receptive to future changes, yet characterised at the same time by a clear, well-planned structure, with a defined centre to act as its heart and hearth.
  • We envisage a university which promotes innovation and the sharing of knowledge and which distinguishes itself on the international stage.
  • We envisage a university which embraces variety and openness, and will become a prominent factor in Reykjavík’s social and cultural life.
  • We envisage a university which lives up to its name as a UniverCity.
  • We envisage a university with the students at its heart.
  • Welcome to the new Reykjavik University.

 

Night View

  • Architects: Arkís Architects + Henning Larsen Architects
  • Project name: Reykjavík University
  • Location: Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Program: University
  • Construction date: 11 Jan 2010
  • Client: Fasteign ehf
  • Collaborators: Mannvit, Verkís, Efla, Þór, Landmótun

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Science tower for the Panum complex in Copenhagen, Denmark by C. F. Møller Architects

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Article source: C. F. Møller Architects

Science Tower for the Panum Complex, PArt of the university of Copenhagen

Science tower and urban park in the heart of Copenhagen – the winning proposal for the extension of the Panum complex

C. F. Møller Architects, together with SLA and Rambøll, have been selected by a unanimous jury as the winners of a large and prestigious competition to design an extension to the University of Copenhagen’s Panum complex on Blegdamsvej in the heart of Copenhagen.

The extension of the Panum complex has been designed with the aim of creating the best possible environment for modern research and teaching. A parallel objective has been to create a building which will stand out as an identity-creating, sculptural linchpin for the entire Panum complex and the university’s Nørre Campus (i.e. the North Campus) as a whole. The new complex is also intended to act as the generator of a positive urban development in its immediate neighbourhood and in relation to the entire city.

 

Exterior View

  • Architect: C. F. Møller Architects
  • Name of Project: Science tower for the Panum complex
  • Location: Blegdamsvej, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Client: The Danish University and Property Agency
  • Size: 35.000 m²

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