Category: Education


Steven Holl Architects wins University College Dublin’s Future Campus Competition

Professor Hugh Campbell, Professor of Architecture at University College Dublin and member of the competition jury, added: “Holl’s winning proposal combines the striking form of the Centre for Creative Design building with a clear and robust masterplan. The Centre for Creative Design will allow UCD to harness and develop the creativity of its students in responding to the challenges and opportunities facing society. Holl’s emphasis on daylight and social connection promises a building which will enable and encourage collaboration and interaction, a building which is open and welcoming, a building in which cutting-edge technologies and core creative practices can fruitfully combine.”

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Design-Build team selected for new $108M George Mason High School in Falls Church

The proposed exterior design of the new George Mason High School combines modern materials with traditional brick for a contemporary aesthetic that will stand the test of time. Interiors are also designed with an eye toward tomorrow with flexible floorplans that provide security, efficiency, and adaptability to support programs and educational needs as they evolve. Students and teachers are offered a variety of spaces — informed by the priorities of flexibility, visual transparency, and natural daylighting — to create an academic setting that encourages creative thought, community building, and individual growth.

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Main Library at Mexico’s Tecnológico de Monterrey University, featuring Solarban 90 glass, earns honor

Libraries are made for learning; treehouses are built for socializing and communion with nature. Recently, with the help of Solarban® 90 glass, the new library at Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico united the charms of both dwellings to earn a prestigious award from the American Library Association (ALA) and International Interior Design Association (IIDA).  

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SVA Architects, Inc. Collaborates with Hermosa Beach City School District

SVA Architects is delighted to be working with The Hermosa Beach City School District for its modernization and construction projects, funded by local bond Measure S. The $59 million provided by voter-approved Measure S will address the district’s overcrowded and outdated schools by building a new school on the site of North School, and provide renovations and upgrades at Hermosa Valley School and Hermosa View School. 

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Northwest Hardwoods Donates Lumber to Oregon State University’s Forestry Program

“Northwest Hardwoods’ donation will enable us to build a new, engineered wood facility that will inspire students and create a beautiful, inviting and healthy space for them to learn,” Oregon State University College of Forestry acting dean Anthony S. Davis said. “Grown and made in Oregon, the facility will reinforce our status as a place where students go to find innovative solutions to complex challenges, so they can improve our forest landscapes, ecosystems, and communities.”

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Two Stantec projects shortlisted for the 2018 World Architecture Festival

The shortlist of projects for the 2018 World Architecture Festival (WAF) were recently announced and two Stantec Architecture projects—Cambridge Memorial Hospital Redevelopment and the University of Lethbridge Science and Academic Building (designed with KPMB Architects) have been selected for presentation from more than 1,100 entries representing 81 countries.

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McCullough Mulvin Architects’ striking student accommodation for Thapar University in India – shortlisted for World Architecture Festival award

McCullough Mulvin Architects in partnership with Design Plus Associates (DPA) have designed an overall masterplan for the 250-acre site to provide a series of iconic buildings for the University, including two phases of student residences, a sports centre and a new learning centre incorporating a library, lecture theatres and computer science building. A contemporary approach to design and materials has been employed across the campus to position the University as part of a modern, contemporary India.

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KWK Architects Principal Paul Wuennenberg to Present Look at Residential College Design at ACUHO-I Conference & Expo

KWK Architects Principal Paul Wuennenberg, AIA, LEED AP, along with Diane Brittingham, Director of Residence Life and Associate Director at the University of Oklahoma, will share their personal experiences and insights into designing a residential college vs. a traditional residence hall at the Association of College and University Housing Officers – International (ACUHO-I) Conference & Expo., July 7-10 in Denver, CO. 

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Rethinking details with Passive House

University of Northern British Columbia’s Wood Innovation Research Laboratory will soon be the first certified Passive House higher education building in Canada – a particularly impressive feat due to the cold climate in Prince George. The facility features a wood structure and has been conceived as a modest building inspired by passive design principles and wood innovation.

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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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May-June-2018 PRISM

Editor’s pick – Takeda Global Headquarters

Takeda Global Headquarters in Nihonbashi, Tokyo, Japan. In the 1st floor entrance space, a large circular stone filled with flowing water and light symbolizes “the source of life”, and wooden artwork made of three-dimensional kanji motifs for “water” and “light” lines the walls.

Takeda Global Headquarters in Nihonbashi, Tokyo, Japan. In the 1st floor entrance space, a large circular stone filled with flowing water and light symbolizes “the source of life”, and wooden artwork made of three-dimensional kanji motifs for “water” and “light” lines the walls.

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