Category: Education


AVRP Skyport Studios honored with two Gold Nugget Awards of Merit

The firm’s award-winning projects include Urban Discovery Academy, a downtown school recognized in the Best Educational Project category, and Seaport San Diego, developed by Protea Waterfront Development and designed by AVRP Skyport in collaboration with Gafcon, AECOM and BIG, honored as a Best On-the-Boards Mixed-Use Project. 

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SageGlass Installs Dynamic Glass at Bowie State University’s New Center for Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Nursing

By controlling sunlight to optimize daylight, outdoor views and comfort while preventing glare, fading and overheating, SageGlass creates a more comfortable, productive learning environment conducive to cognitive thinking, thanks to unobstructed views of the outdoors. The dynamic glass tints on-demand, allowing professors to customize solar control. It also tints automatically via light standards. By blocking sunlight on hot days, SageGlass will help dramatically reduce energy demand in the building.

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Hensel Phelps | Mithun Design-Build Team awarded student housing expansion at UC Irvine

The Middle Earth Expansion is designed to help the UCI campus achieve its goal of carbon neutrality by 2025. The building and site are designed to achieve LEED Platinum Certification, reduce energy consumption, minimize its carbon footprint and operate at net-zero greenhouse gas emissions. Sustainable strategies include rooftop solar heat collectors to reduce the amount of energy needed for hot water and photovoltaics that will generate 50 kW KVA of renewable energy.

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SVA Architects honored with Seven Gold Nugget Awards of Merit

SVA Architects, Inc. announces that it has earned seven 2017 Gold Nugget Awards of Merit for six different projects, representing one of the most diverse project portfolios recognized. Earning seven Gold Nugget Merit Awards demonstrates SVA’s excellence in K-12, higher education, student housing, single family housing, and public housing renewal.

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SVA Architects celebrates dedication of CBU Events Center

Robert Simons, AIA, President of SVA Architects, states, “It was an honor to work with CBU on such a spectacular facility. The multi-arena includes a 100-foot tall tower and complements the Mission Revival architecture style that is a hallmark of the CBU campus. As the campus’ largest indoor gathering space, this is where Lancers will create memories and experiences that will resonate throughout their lives.”

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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.”

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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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Discovery Commons. Bullitt Center Photo: © Nic Lehoux “Our goal is to drive change in the marketplace faster and further. Five years ago, a solar-powered, six-story office building in cloud-covered Seattle would have struck most people as not merely foolhardy but impossible. Today it exists.” – Denis Hayes, President, Bullitt Foundation

Discovery Commons. Bullitt Center Photo: © Nic Lehoux. “Our goal is to drive change in the marketplace faster and further. Five years ago, a solar-powered, six-story office building in cloud-covered Seattle would have struck most people as not merely foolhardy but impossible. Today it exists.” – Denis Hayes, President, Bullitt Foundation

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