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New multi-disciplinary science facility at the University of Houston underway

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

innovative new integrated healthcare clinic and multi-disciplinary science facility at the University of Houston

 

The University of Houston’s new Health and Biomedical Sciences Building 2 is well underway, and set to be completed in late 2017. The new, multi-disciplinary facility that will feature specialized research space, labs, offices, an expanded library, and an integrated healthcare clinic to serve the University of Houston community as well as surrounding community members. For more information, see the new article in ...[more]

LEED Gold for Saint-Gobain research facility

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Saint-Gobain’s expanded research development facility in Northborough, Massachusetts, has received LEED Gold certification from the US Green Building Council.  Sustainable project highlights include a heat recovery wheel and a pressurized raised-floor system that promotes equal distribution of tempered air in the building.

The facility, which is part of Saint-Gobain’s Massachusetts research campus, was completed in 2009. The project makes ample use of building products from Saint-Gobain and its CertainTeed and ADFORS subsidiaries, from glass and roofing to adhesives, wallboard, and insulation. A.J. Martini of Winchester, Massachusetts, was the project’s construction manager.

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Saint-Gobain dedicates energy-efficient research facility

Friday, 31 July 2009

NORTHBORO, MA – Saint-Gobain marked the completion of the expansion of the firm’s largest international research center in Northboro, Massachusetts, with a ceremony on July 30 attended by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and company executives from around the world.

The $15 million R&D facility, which broke ground a year ago, provides 60,000 square feet of new lab, office and meeting space for 200 scientists and engineers involved in cutting-edge research into building materials, plastics, ceramics, and abrasives, as well as the development of state-of-the-art technology to promote energy efficiency in buildings. The Northboro site is the largest of Saint-Gobain’s four worldwide research centers.

The facility, which is targeting LEED Gold certification, ...[more]

Interdisciplinary research in “a place to be curious”

Monday, 8 November 2010

Think you know what goes on here? Look again. Step inside Hackerman Hall, home to Johns Hopkins’ Computational Sciences program and a remarkable intellectual crossroads.

Healthcare facility evaluation by design practitioners

8 July 2011

Design and Health: 7th World Congress & Exhibition, Boston, MA

Angela Watson, AIA, Principal, Shepley Bulfinch
Mardelle Shepley, FAIA, Director, Center for Health Systems & Design

Want to be strategic about healthcare delivery? Start with a facility master plan

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

You know you need to update your healthcare facility. You’re not operating as efficiently as you could. You know what’s not working, but in this climate of “doing more with less” how do you take steps that are strategic and sound? If there is one thing that’s constant in health care delivery, it’s change: if you’re going to successfully balance current needs with the demands of an unknown future, you should start with careful facility planning.

Step 1: Know what you have
This means developing a detailed inventory of buildings, including square footages. It’s surprising how many ...[more]

New Neurosciences Institute advances Alzheimers research

Friday, 17 October 2008

MORGANTOWN, WV – With the completion of the Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute (BRNI) on the campus of West Virginia University, researchers around the world have gained a powerful tool in their efforts to address Alzheimer’s disease, said US Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) at the dedication ceremony today.

Rockefeller established the Institute in 1999 in memory of his mother, who died of Alzheimer’s disease in 1992. As part of the building’s dedication, the US Postal Service held a first-day-of-issue ceremony for its Alzheimer’s Awareness stamp.

The completion of the 76,000 s.f. project brings together under one roof researchers who had previously been dispersed among several campuses. A gateway to the University’s health sciences ...[more]

VCU completes $41-million Massey Cancer Center labs

Wednesday, 10 May 2006

BOSTON, MA — Massey Cancer Center’s new Research Laboratory at Virginia Commonwealth University opened its doors on May 6th in honor of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Goodwin, Jr. for their generous support.

Designed by Shepley Bulfinch Richardson and Abbott, the Goodwin lab facility is designed to promote greater collaboration and attract new researchers to its growing research program. The VCU Massey Cancer Center, one of 61 National Cancer Institute-designated research institutions, is VCU’s focal point for basic and clinical cancer research, education, prevention and treatment.

Providing up to 250 researchers with supremely flexible laboratory space, the modular interior includes laboratories that are designed generically with moveable casework and support ...[more]