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WA Outing: A Day at the Fort

06 Oct 2016 by

Friday, September 16 brought warm temps, low humidity, sunny skies, and calm seas – the perfect weather for our studio to get out and enjoy an outing at Georges Island. Our agenda for the day – WA Spirit, Architecture, Food and Fun! When we first arrived on the island we gathered up the group and handed […]

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MIT.nano published in Engineering News Record

26 Jul 2016 by

MIT.nano is an engineering masterpiece in many ways. The 200,000 SF building will house state-of-the-art cleanroom, imaging, and prototyping facilities that can support fabrication and characterization processes on the nanoscale. Located in the heart of the MIT campus, the site is surrounded on all four sides by existing buildings – making the construction of this complex facility […]

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EPIC Receives Recognition in the 2016 SCUP/AIA Awards Program

12 Jul 2016 by

Our Engineering Product Innovation Center (EPIC) at Boston University has earned an Honorable Mention from the SCUP/AIA-CAE Excellence in Architecture for Building Additions. The goal of EPIC was to put the engineering experience front and center on the urban university campus. The Engineering Product Innovation Center (EPIC) is a new engineering curriculum that emphasizes a […]

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IYRS Groundbreaking Celebration

11 Jul 2016 by

The New Structure is a model for resiliency in a fragile urban coastal setting, and will endure for generations as part of the IYRS campus. On July 8, the official groundbreaking celebration for the expansion of the IYRS’s Newport campus on Spring Wharf was held. Sited adjacent to the existing IYRS Newport facility, the  “New […]

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SCUP NA | Recitals, Chemistry & Airplanes: Solving Multiple Acoustical Challenges

15 Mar 2016 by

At the SCUP North Atlantic Regional Conference in NYC we’ll be presenting a case study of University Hall on the UMass Boston campus. Benjamin E Markham, Director of Architectural Acoustics at Acentech; Samir Srouji, Principal of Wilson Architects; and Andrew S. Weiss, Assistant Campus Planner at UMass Boston will discuss the acoustical implications and challenges […]

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Cleanroom Showcase: MEMS

17 Dec 2015 by

At the invitation of Vicky Diadiuk and the Microsystems Technology Laboratories (MTL), I had the opportunity to enroll in MIT course 6.152J Micro Nano Process Technologies. To spend a week in a bunny suit, learning about the process tools and cleanroom operations was an incredible learning experience. Over the course of the week, we fabricated […]

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WA Sabermetrics 2015

20 Aug 2015 by

The sun has set on another exciting summer of WA Softball… As part of the Boston Architects Softball League (BASL), and with participation at an all time high this season, our team developed a stalwart chemistry on and off the field that resulted in our best offensive performance since the summer of 2011. With a […]

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Cleanroom Showcase: MOSCAP

20 Apr 2015 by

At the invitation of Vicky Diadiuk and the Microsystems Technology Laboratories (MTL), I had the opportunity to enroll in MIT course 6.152J Micro Nano Process Technologies. To spend a week in a bunny suit, learning about the process tools and cleanroom operations was an incredible learning experience. Over the course of the week, we fabricated […]

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GAB No. 1 Construction Update

31 Mar 2015 by

“It’s a beautiful building of soaring proportions and architecture, combining form and fashion and beauty and function.” – Katherine Craven, former Executive Director of the UMass Building Authority The General Academic Building No. 1 is certainly taking shape, and the words used at the Groundbreaking Celebration by Katherine Craven are perfectly fitting. Led by Gilbane, the […]

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Cleanroom Showcase: A Week In A Bunny Suit

30 Mar 2015 by

As architects, we need to understand how people will use the spaces we design. When it comes to designing a leading-edge research facility like MIT.nano, the better we can understand the research, the better we can design for it. At the invitation of Vicky Diadiuk and the Microsystems Technology Laboratories (MTL), I had the opportunity […]

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Design for the ‘New Structure for the Composites and Systems Programs’ for IYRS in Newport is Underway

17 Mar 2015 by

The New Structure for Composites and Systems Programs is an exciting opportunity to design a new home for the technology-based, experiential learning environments that IYRS School of Technology & Trades will consolidate to the Newport waterfront campus. Much of the program in this new space will be technology-based related to the use of modern materials […]

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Chris Martin Named President of Wilson Architects • Founder Bill Wilson becomes firm’s Chair/CEO

17 Dec 2014 by

Wilson Architects, a Boston-based architectural firm dedicated to fostering new approaches to education and research for higher education and corporate clients, today announced that Chris Martin, AIA, LEED AP, has been named president of the firm, effective January 1, 2015. Chris assumes the role of president from Bill Wilson, FAIA, who will become the firm’s […]

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Vanderbilt and WA Speak at Tradeline

11 Nov 2014 by

Philippe Fauchet, Dean of Vanderbilt University’s School of Engineering, Bill Wilson, FAIA and Samir Srouji, AIA, LEED AP will present at Tradeline’s College & University Science Facilities. Long-term strategic science and engineering program planning: Beyond immediate program needs and square feet How can 5-, 10-, even 20-year science education and research plans stay ahead of […]

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2014 AIA Pittsburgh Design Award

24 Oct 2014 by

The Graduate School of Public Health project at the University of Pittsburgh has won an Architecture Honor Award in the Design Pittsburgh 2014 competition. JURY COMMENTS: This is an addition to an existing building that creates a unified building expression. It has a strong civic quality and the materials are well considered. There is a […]

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One Hundred Years of Vibration Isolation

21 Jul 2014 by

We recently completed a comprehensive series of renovations for the Mid-Campus Complex at the University of Pittsburgh. In my research into the history of the Mid-Campus Complex, I came across one of the original press releases for the opening of Allen Hall, one of the five buildings we worked on as part of our project. […]

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2014 Brick in Architecture Awards

07 Jul 2014 by

From the Brick Industry Association: “The Brick Industry Association (BIA) has honored the best in brick design across North America. Selected by an independent panel of judges, the 2014 Brick in Architecture Awards spiked this year with more than 150 entries. Established in 1989, the 40 winners in this 25th anniversary year span 22 states […]

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Discussion Board • Sustainability Drivers

20 Feb 2014 by

In their most recent publication, Green Building and Design contacted our in-house sustainability leader, Kristine Renner, to participate in a discussion on the driving force behind the sustainability movement. In this discussion board, Kristine Renner responds along with other sustainability gurus, to the question: “Are we at a point where profits, rather than incentives, can drive […]

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Chevron recognized at the 2013 BSA Design Awards Gala

30 Jan 2014 by

The Chevron Annex at the University of Pittsburgh was recognized at the 2013 BSA Design Awards gala. The project received a ‘Citation’ in the ‘Education Facilities Design’ award category. In addition, our Life Science Laboratories building project was featured in the video by the Executive Sponsor, NStar and National Grid.

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New Intellectual Environment Propels Innovative Discoveries at UPitt’s School of Public Health

28 Jan 2014 by

A recent ribbon cutting ceremony at the University of Pittsburgh marked the completion of the first phase of the School of Public Health’s renovation and addition project. The University of Pittsburgh launched this project to propel innovative discoveries by literally tearing down the walls of traditional research departments, and uniting diverse disciplines into one shared […]

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Manufacturing the Well-rounded Engineer • BU’s EPIC Brings Technical Engineering to the Forefront of BU

23 Jan 2014 by

Boston University celebrated the opening of the Engineering Product Innovation Center. Prominently located at the heart of BU’s campus, EPIC serves as the only street-view presence of Engineering from Commonwealth Avenue. The 15,000 SF facility merges the technical education of using machine tools with the ability to bring a product to market. In the hopes […]

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2013 MassCommute Bicycle Challenge

20 May 2013 by

Wilson Architects placed second within the Business/Institution (25-99) category! Approximately 100,701 miles were logged by 2,767 participants on a total of 207 teams. The entire commute challenge saved approximately: 688.1 pounds of hydrocarbons 5,105.6 pounds of carbon monoxide 218.5 pounds of volatile organic compounds 91,401 pounds of CO2  

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Topping off the new Headquarters Building at EF

05 Apr 2013 by

EF celebrates as the Skanska team and Local 7 Iron Workers placed the final steel beam on the EF Education First North American Headquarters building in Cambridge.

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Chevron recognized in the 2012 BSA Honor Awards program

31 Jan 2013 by

The Chevron Chemistry Annex in Pittsburgh, PA was selected for an ‘Award’ by the 2012 BSA Honor Awards jury. The Jury commented: The Chevron Chemistry Annex is skillful, Brutalist, bare, and well-nested, all in the best sense. The before and after versions were transformative, and we found the drawings to be simply beautiful; the portfolio […]

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AIA Pittsburgh Design Award

11 Oct 2012 by

The Chevron Chemistry Annex at the University of Pittsburgh has won an Architecture Honor Award in the Design Pittsburgh 2012 competition. Jury Comments: This is an example of a very skillful addition to an existing building. Done in the air rights of the original building the new structure appears to float above the old. The […]

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2012 SCUP/AIA-CAE Excellence in Architecture Award

23 Apr 2012 by

The Chevron Chemistry Annex at the University of Pittsburgh was just selected as an “Honor Award” recipient in the SCUP/AIA-CAE Excellence in Architecture program. The Chevron Annex is an air-rights addition to the existing teaching/research Chevron Chemistry Tower and provides needed expansion of synthetic and analytical chemistry laboratory space to enhance the quality of the […]

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Bill Wilson Elected to the College of Fellows

03 Feb 2012 by

We are pleased to announce that Mr. William F. Wilson has been elected to The College of Fellows of The American Institute of Architects. The Jury of Fellows selected Bill for elevation to Fellowship in the Institute because of his notable contributions to the advancement of the profession of architecture.

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Book Contribution • Leading Change in Healthcare

16 Feb 2011 by

Bill Wilson has contributed to the book entitled “Leading Change in Healthcare: Transforming Organizations Using Complexity, Positive Psychology and Relationship-Centered Care” that focuses on organizational change. The story of science education at the University College Dublin is featured in Chapter 11, and Bill joins our client and other participants by telling the architect’s story related […]

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Searle Chemistry Lab at the University of Chicago recognized in BSA’s Honor Award program

20 Oct 2010 by

Jurors’ Comments: A gut rehab of an imposing late ’60s building energizes an urban neighborhood while thoroughly resuscitating the dilapidated old structure. The shell of the building was completely reused, giving its sustainability strategy a huge jump start. While retaining and respecting the original limestone skin, the architects introduced brand-new interiors. A channel glass penthouse […]

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