Wednesday, 28 July 2010
The Lovett School’s Portman Middle School in Atlanta has received LEED Gold certification from the US Green Building Council in recognition of the school’s highly sustainable design and construction.
The project’s highly sustainable attributes include a green roof, which features an outdoor classroom and demonstration garden for water harvesting; a water collection and recycling program; the use of rapidly renewable materials; the recycling of construction waste; and a “Building Dashboard.” In addition to its LEED Gold certification, the project has earned an Energy Star rating from the US Environmental Protection Agency and ...[more]
Friday, 19 March 2010
Shepley Bulfinch has begun schematic design for the new Health and Biomedical Science Center for the University of Houston’s College of Optometry.
The 167,600 s.f. state-of-the-art research and patient eye care center will include an ambulatory surgical center, laser center, specialized research labs, offices, seminar spaces, a new conference facility, and classrooms. It will be located adjacent to the J. Davis Armistead Building on the southern end of the University’s main campus. Housing an integrated clinical, teaching, and research program, the new building will dovetail into the existing facility in the Armistead ...[more]
Wednesday, 18 November 2009
ATLANTA, GA – The Portman Family Middle School was dedicated at The Lovett School today in a ceremony that drew attention to the school’s commitment to environmental stewardship. From the building’s design and operations to its students’ curriculum, sustainability is integrated throughout the 75,000 s.f. school, which opened for classes in September.
The facility provides sixth through eighth grade students with a technology-rich learning environment, including science labs, a computer lab, art and drama studios, collaborative study rooms, and a 500-seat multi-purpose room.
The school’s garden roof is an interactive learning space, with native plantings ...[more]
Monday, 17 September 2007
Hamilton, NY – The Robert H.N. Ho Science Center was dedicated in a September 15 ceremony at Colgate University. Described as “transformative” for the University both in form and in academic approach to the sciences, the 121,200 s.f. Center is designed to encourage interdisciplinary scientific research, as well as collaborative teaching and learning. It houses 40 research labs and 13 teaching labs, as well as the University’s environmental studies program and the departments of geography, geology, physics and astronomy, and part of the biology department.
Thursday, 7 June 2007
ANN ARBOR, MI – The University of Michigan held opening ceremonies for its new 420,000 s.f., $215 million Cardiovascular Center (CVC), a centerpiece of the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System campus. The CVC receives its first patients on June 11.
The CVC provides one-stop access to most of the University’s adult heart and vascular care, and allow U-M specialists from different disciplines to work together as never before.
The Center was designed with two guiding principles: creating an inclusive learning and healing environment for everyone from doctors and patients to visitors; and creating connections through medicine, art, gardens and the natural world.
One of its most striking features is a cylindrical, ...[more]
Monday, 21 May 2007
The May issue of College Planning and Management features the opening of Colgate University’s newly renovated Case Library and the Geyer Center for Information Technology.
Located at the base of the hilltop campus, the Library features a 24-hour study space, a cafe, and video conference center. Flexible workrooms are located on the new top level, which is directly accessible from the upper campus. A “Main Street” traverses the main library floor, connecting with campus pathways and creating an inviting campus portal. The renovation features an Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS) that provides archival-quality storage for 500,000 volumes. This provides accessible, high-density storage, retaining more materials on site while freeing ...[more]