Category: Education

EDUCATION FACILITY DESIGN

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.”

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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.

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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s new student residence

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s newest 650-bed student residence hall opened in January on its Daytona Beach, Florida campus. The new $25 million, 145,000-square-foot facility designed by PQH Group showcases an ultra-modern look, natural light, campus views, and comfortable living and learning environment. Contributing to these goals, Tubelite Inc. provided window, curtainwall, storefront and entrance systems, and an airfoil fin, to meet the project’s required aesthetic, sustainability and performance specifications.

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UMass Amherst Old Chapel transformed into vibrant community center

The most iconic and widely recognized building on campus, the Old Chapel first opened in 1885 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The building closed in 1999 because it no longer met code and accessibility requirements. Today, the Old Chapel has emerged following a two-year, $21 million renovation as a vibrant community space for student gatherings, exhibits and events. The project is targeted for LEED Gold certification.

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Color’s Role in Enhancing Educational Spaces – A look at 2017+ trends

How can architects and designers use color to create spaces that help eliminate mental noise and foster individual thinking and growth? To answer this question, PPG identified trending paint colors to help create balanced environments that break down the traditional ambience of a classroom and cultivate a true space for learning.

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The Arroyo at Glen Mor Student Apartments – University of California, Riverside

A recent housing complex at the University of California, Riverside makes a case for change by challenging the language of conventional university landscape typologies. Glen Mor Student Apartments sets the stage for an academic experience grounded in place. The design embraces changing attitudes about sustainability, offers an appropriate response to building in arid climates, and taps into students’ shifting sensitivities and increased climate-awareness.

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Monument renovation using natural materials

“Architecture is generally a conservative sector, and this is something that really came to light during the renovation project of the Montessorischool in Maastricht. You can take an objective approach to the building and the intended renovation; but in our view, an architect needs to physically explore the building and dig deeper. This necessarily means becoming familiar with the users and how they use the building, and drawing on this knowledge as a basis for the design” said Nicole Maurer, of the Maastricht-based Maurer United Architects (MUA).

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Color’s Role in Enhancing Educational Spaces – A look at 2017+ trends

How can architects and designers use color to create spaces that help eliminate mental noise and foster individual thinking and growth? To answer this question, PPG identified trending paint colors to help create balanced environments that break down the traditional ambience of a classroom and cultivate a true space for learning.

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The Arroyo at Glen Mor Student Apartments – University of California, Riverside

A recent housing complex at the University of California, Riverside makes a case for change by challenging the language of conventional university landscape typologies. Glen Mor Student Apartments sets the stage for an academic experience grounded in place. The design embraces changing attitudes about sustainability, offers an appropriate response to building in arid climates, and taps into students’ shifting sensitivities and increased climate-awareness.

Read More

Monument renovation using natural materials

“Architecture is generally a conservative sector, and this is something that really came to light during the renovation project of the Montessorischool in Maastricht. You can take an objective approach to the building and the intended renovation; but in our view, an architect needs to physically explore the building and dig deeper. This necessarily means becoming familiar with the users and how they use the building, and drawing on this knowledge as a basis for the design” said Nicole Maurer, of the Maastricht-based Maurer United Architects (MUA).

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Kean University’s Green Lane Building inspires learning

Kean University’s west entrance welcomes visitors with a bold architectural statement exemplified in the newly completed Green Lane Academic Building on the Union, New Jersey campus. Designed by Gruskin Architecture & Design, P.C., the award-winning 102,275 square-foot building’s geometric glass and aluminum façade was finished by Linetec.

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Fluoropolymer coatings brighten Mesa Community College Student Services Center

Designed by the award-winning firm ARCHITECTS hanna gabriel wells to earn LEED® Gold certification, the center features a series of terraced interior and exterior spaces that function as communal gathering hubs. An open four- story atrium adds wayfinding visibility and fosters interaction among students, faculty and administrators, as well as the school’s academic departments.

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    June 24 - June 27
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    September 18 - September 20
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    September 18 - September 21

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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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