GeNeSiS art installation at the University of Rhode Island

New Art Installation at URI

30 May 2017 by

On May 1st, the Art Installation ‘GeNeSiS’ at URI’s Center For Chemical & Forensic Science was dedicated. Commissioned to the artist Erwin Redl by the Rhode Island Counsel on the Arts (RISCA) as part of the ‘Percent for the Arts’ program. The installation is an interactive piece consisting of LED lit panels with letters of […]

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University of Massachusetts Boston General Academic Building No.1 GAB UMass University Hall

How can a building pay homage to its iconic neighbors without losing its own identity?

18 Oct 2016 by

On October 17th, six years to the day after we embarked on the design, The University of Massachusetts Boston celebrated the completion of University Hall. This milestone – the official ribbon cutting ceremony – seemed like a fitting time to reflect on a key design idea that guided the project. How can a building pay […]

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Five Ways to Right-Size Energy Efficiency in Cleanrooms

22 Jul 2014 by

Energy efficiency has become a priority in architectural design; and as a result, energy consumption has reduced astronomically for academic and office buildings. Yet, high performance facilities are lagging behind. The question is – why? Simply put – cleanrooms are energy hogs. The amount of energy required to run high-performance facilities is an order of […]

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UMass Boston’s new GAB No.1 Tops Off

30 Apr 2014 by

The topping off of UMass Boston’s new General Academic Building No. 1 marked a large milestone in the school’s first major overhaul since the 1970’s.  The new anchor facility allows the university to boost its enrollment from 9,000 students 10 years ago to 17,000 now and perhaps 18,000 next year. It’ll bring together a cross-section […]

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Groundbreaking Celebration for the GAB No.1 at UMass Boston

27 Feb 2013 by

Groundbreaking ceremonies were held in February for The General Academic Building No. 1 (GAB No. 1) at UMass Boston – the second new building planned for the campus. The four-story, GAB No. 1, will contain general purpose classrooms and three specialized instructional spaces – art department, performing arts department, and chemistry teaching laboratories – an […]

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University of Pittsburgh UPitt Chevron Annex

Chevron Chemistry Annex • LEED GOLD

05 Feb 2013 by

The new Chevron Chemistry Annex at the University of Pittsburgh received LEED GOLD certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The design incorporates a range of sustainable and environmentally responsive design features. These include use of low flow fume hoods, heat recovery systems, daylight harvesting, green energy credits, recycled materials, locally sourced building materials, […]

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University of Chicago Searle Chemistry Laboratory

Searle Chemistry Building • LEED GOLD

04 Feb 2010 by

The renovation of The University of Chicago’s Searle Chemistry Laboratory received LEED GOLD certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).  It is the first LEED-Certified building on the University’s campus.

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Boston University Makechnie Study Center

Makechnie Study Center becomes the first LEED-certified space at Boston University

02 Jun 2009 by

The renovated George K. Makechnie Study Center (MSC) at Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences in Boston University, Massachusetts, has received LEED-Silver certification. The facility provides a broad range of media services for students, faculty and staff for computing, media and library needs. The design focus of the 3,000 SF renovation was to create […]

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