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Fitwel Establishes Leadership Advisory Board and Councils

The Center for Active Design (CfAD), an international not-for-profit organization and operator of the Fitwel Certification System, today announced the creation of the inaugural Fitwel Leadership Advisory Board (LAB) and Fitwel Advisory Councils. The Fitwel LAB and Councils brings together pioneering companies across the finance, healthcare, real estate, design, and sustainability sectors to advise CfAD on maintaining Fitwel’s vision and strength of product by providing strategic direction for its continued impact and growth.

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Arup celebrates opening of The Bloomberg Center at Cornell Tech

The building, designed by Arup and Morphosis architects, under the direction of Pritzker Prize-winner Thom Mayne and Principal Ung-Joo Scott Lee, is a departure from traditional academic facilities, with a variety of spaces designed to support different learning modes, including flexible spaces to encourage collaboration as well as private work spaces, adapting open-plan offices from the tech world to the academic arena.

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Arup Principal Jon Hurt joins Engineers Without Borders USA Board of Directors

Hurt noted, “From students to seasoned professionals, engineers are fantastic resource, and this is a fantastic opportunity for us to make a lasting, positive impact on developing communities. EWB-USA is a unique organization that’s crossing the boundaries between the AEC industries and humanitarian organizations and NGOs. I’m honored to join the board of such a progressive organization.”

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Call for Entries: Arup Essay Contest Seeks Design Solutions for Better Cities

Arup announces the 2017 Doggerel Writing Contest. Participants are invited to describe an under-celebrated idea that holds great potential to shape better cities. The proposed idea should have clear relevance to the relationship between design and the built environment. Submissions that explore various aspects of this relationship, whether technical, economic, or political, are welcome.

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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.

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Arup balances aesthetics and engineering in new arts venue: The Chrysalis

Arup addressed an unusual variety of challenges in bringing Chrysalis from concept to construction. Using 3D modeling, the firm evaluated the siting of the pavilion to optimize sightlines for the audience. Extensive wind tunnel tests provided critical information for the design of the structure’s galvanized steel frame, which, since it’s exposed to the elements, had to be both beautiful and robust. Acoustic studies explored the impact of sound both within and beyond the building. Tunable LED lighting was designed to animate the structure, and emphasize its fluid, organic form.

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Roadmap for Designing Net Zero Labs by Jacob Tsimanis PE, LEED AP, CPMP & BCxP. Photo credit: Shutterstock, Artist Siyanight

Roadmap for Designing Net Zero Labs by Jacob Tsimanis PE, LEED AP, CPMP & BCxP. Photo credit: Shutterstock, Artist Siyanight


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