May 2017
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KPMG breaks ground on learning, development, and innovation facility in Lake Nona

“KPMG’s world-class training facility exemplifies Lake Nona’s original mission statement – To create the ideal place that inspires human potential through innovative collaboration,” said Tavistock Senior Managing Director Rasesh Thakkar. “Today’s groundbreaking marks another significant milestone in Lake Nona’s history, and on behalf of Tavistock and all our anchor partners, we welcome KPMG and look forward to working with them.”

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Kaplan Construction to build transit-oriented housing development in Jamaica Plain

Kaplan will provide preconstruction and construction management services for the 49,300 SF development, named Tilia after the neighborhood’s abundance of Tilia trees, a North American hardwood known for pendulous branches and drooping clusters of small, fragrant white flowers. The development is Phase A of a three-phase housing development project. Construction started in fall of 2016 and is expected to be complete in November 2017.

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Archer & Buchanan Architecture, Ltd. welcomes return of Suzanne Amrich

“We are absolutely delighted to have Suzanne back onboard our team! Her knowledge and unique skillset are tremendous assets to the firm,” said Richard Buchanan, AIA. “She has an appreciation of Philadelphia’s historic suburbs and surroundings and shares the firm’s desire to preserve the local heritage by designing buildings that complement those of the region.”

FEATURE ARTICLE: PASSIVE HOUSING

Passive Housing

As a market leader in housing design for more than 20 years, Ankrom Moisan knows how to create vibrant communities where people thrive. We draw on our deep experience creating many types of projects—not just other residential buildings, but also hospitality, healthcare, and community centers. Through careful integration of Passive House strategies, we are able to create durable and affordable communities that mitigate outdoor noise, have superior indoor air quality and balanced thermal comfort, and reduce energy bills by up to 90%. Through this fusion of knowledge, we are able to create places that improve human health, reduce energy consumption, and empower communities.

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University of Pennsylvania’s New College House features glass fabricated by J.E. Berkowitz

Philadelphia-based Bohlin Cywinski Jackson (BCJ) designed the 198,000-square-foot building to reflect the architecture of older buildings on campus by using traditional building materials, such as brick and limestone. However, New College House features significantly more glass to provide natural daylighting, according to Dana Reed, project manager and senior associate at BCJ.

Resilient Building

Cloud Studios designed by Best Practice Architecture

This 4,600-square-foot recording and music practice facility takes advantage of an unused basement that connects to the building next door through a garage. The facility has access to a freight elevator from street level, making it ideal for musicians who need to move heavy gear in and out.

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UW’s Integrated Design Lab study validates energy savings of View® Dynamic Glass

As part of a building repositioning to suit today’s Seattle workforce, Henbart installed efficient lighting and HVAC systems, and 20,400 square-feet of View double‐pane dynamic glass operated by an intelligent control system. View Dynamic Glass accounts for $0.25/SF annual energy savings out of the total retrofit savings of $0.44/SF – about a 17.7% total reduction.

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Washington Fruit & Produce Co. Headquarters

Surrounded by the world’s most high-tech fruit packing warehouses, the 16,500-square-foot Washington Fruit & Produce Co. headquarters is conceived as an oasis amidst a sea of concrete and low-lying brush landscape. Tucked behind landforms and site walls, this courtyard-focused office complex provides a refuge from the noise and activity of the industrial processing yards nearby.

Cloud Studios designed by Best Practice Architecture

This 4,600-square-foot recording and music practice facility takes advantage of an unused basement that connects to the building next door through a garage. The facility has access to a freight elevator from street level, making it ideal for musicians who need to move heavy gear in and out.

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Spelman College selects Studio Gang to design new Center for the Arts & Innovation

"The new facility will provide a home for the ARTS@Spelman and will also house the school's expanding Department of Computer and Information Sciences and an interdisciplinary Innovation Lab. Studio Gang brings to the project a uniquely collaborative approach to design that aligns with our vision to provide a new and dynamic state-of-the-art learning environment that encourages not only disciplinary mastery in the arts and computer science, but provides a creative intersection among art, technology, science and other liberal arts."

Archer & Buchanan Architecture, Ltd. welcomes return of Suzanne Amrich

“We are absolutely delighted to have Suzanne back onboard our team! Her knowledge and unique skillset are tremendous assets to the firm,” said Richard Buchanan, AIA. “She has an appreciation of Philadelphia’s historic suburbs and surroundings and shares the firm’s desire to preserve the local heritage by designing buildings that complement those of the region.”

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ASLA Statement on President Trump’s FY18 Budget Proposal

“Our recent actions include the May 15 submittal of a letter signed by nearly 2,000 landscape architects and other supporters urging EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to change course and work to continue federal carbon reduction programs and regulations, fund scientific research and make it accessible to the American people, and honor the United States’ commitment to the Paris Agreement.”

ASLA Statement on President Trump’s FY18 Budget Proposal

“Our recent actions include the May 15 submittal of a letter signed by nearly 2,000 landscape architects and other supporters urging EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to change course and work to continue federal carbon reduction programs and regulations, fund scientific research and make it accessible to the American people, and honor the United States’ commitment to the Paris Agreement.”

Early bird registration for AAMA Summer Conference available through May 28

Registration for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) 2017 AAMA Summer Conference in Newport, Rhode Island, is open, so those in the industry are encouraged to grab a spot at the popular event now. Early bird rates are available until Sun., May 28, and the conference takes place June 18-21.

ASLA Statement on President Trump’s FY18 Budget Proposal

“Our recent actions include the May 15 submittal of a letter signed by nearly 2,000 landscape architects and other supporters urging EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to change course and work to continue federal carbon reduction programs and regulations, fund scientific research and make it accessible to the American people, and honor the United States’ commitment to the Paris Agreement.”

2017 COTE Top Ten Awards

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on the Environment (COTE) last month selected this year’s recipients of the Top Ten Awards, the industry’s premier program celebrating sustainable design excellence. For this year, COTE substantially revised its Measures of Sustainable Design, the criteria judges use to evaluate projects. New topics include impact on health, wellness, and economy.

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ASLA elevates 23 members to the Council of Fellows

The American Society of Landscape Architects has elevated 23 members to the ASLA Council of Fellows for 2017. Fellowship is among the highest honors the ASLA bestows on members and recognizes the contributions of these individuals to their profession and society at large based on their works, leadership and management, knowledge and service.

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Tishman Speyer unveils plans for the “The Wheeler” — a creative office campus in the heart of downtown Brooklyn

With The Wheeler, Tishman Speyer is creating a 620,000 square-foot vertical office campus spread across 10 expansive floors. The new development will feature Brooklyn’s largest floorplate, 16-foot ceilings on each floor, an acre of outdoor space across a series of gardened terraces and roof decks, a dedicated amenity floor, and sweeping views of Lower Manhattan, Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty and New York harbor.

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KPMG breaks ground on learning, development, and innovation facility in Lake Nona

"KPMG's world-class training facility exemplifies Lake Nona's original mission statement – To create the ideal place that inspires human potential through innovative collaboration," said Tavistock Senior Managing Director Rasesh Thakkar. "Today's groundbreaking marks another significant milestone in Lake Nona's history, and on behalf of Tavistock and all our anchor partners, we welcome KPMG and look forward to working with them."

UPCOMING EVENTS

2017 Editorial Calendar

Upcoming Events

  1. NeoCon 2017

    June 12 - June 14
  2. 2017 AAMA Summer Conference

    June 18 - June 21
  3. 2017 BOMA International Annual Conference & Expo

    June 24 - June 27
  4. CONSTRUCT 2017

    September 13 - September 15
  5. 2017 Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo

    September 18 - September 20
  6. CitiesAlive®: 15th Annual Green Roof & Wall Conference

    September 18 - September 21

Image of the Week

2017 awards event in B.C. celebrates the best in wood design and building: Interior Beauty Design: Rod Windjack, HDR | CEI Architecture Associates Inc., Vancouver – Mulgrave Senior School Addition, West Vancouver. Image: © Ed White photographics. Courtesy of Wood WORKS! BC
2017 awards event in B.C. celebrates the best in wood design and building. Interior Beauty Design: Rod Windjack, HDR | CEI Architecture Associates Inc., Vancouver – Mulgrave Senior School Addition, West Vancouver. Image: © Ed White photographics. Courtesy of Wood WORKS! BC

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