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Cal State L.A. Graduate Students Hone Crime Scene Expertise

July 31, 2013

In the same building as the LAPD's crime lab, the university's 'criminalistics' program is training a new generation of scientists who will analyze and interpret evidence.   By Larry Gordon July 27, 2013, 7:27 p.m. Peering into her microscope at a tiny glass shard, Cal State L.A. graduate student Nancy Kedzierski tried to detect subtle shapes, textures and colors that might... more

TAGS: Learn, higher education, Discover, forensic science, General/Other/Miscellaneous, LEED Projects, LEED Silver, Planning, Architecture, Engineering,

Unique Site Results in Exceptional School

May 14, 2012

EVO February 2012 http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/31ad7aa2#/31ad7aa2/1 Innovative school designed to maximize learning and environmental responsibility Saperstein Middle School, Stephen Wise Temple, Los Angeles This 240 student middle school sits on a rugged shelf, carved out of a hillside above the Sepulveda Tunnel in the hills above West Los Angeles. Situated on the Scenic... more

TAGS: Learn, pre k-12 education, Planning, Architecture, Engineering,

Open for business: Gilroy marvels at brand-new library

April 30, 2012

GILROY DISPATCH Posted: Saturday, April 28, 2012 12:47 pm | Updated: 5:40 pm, Sat Apr 28, 2012 Carly Gelsinger Staff Writer http://www.gilroydispatch.com/news/community/open-for-business-gilroy-marvels-at-brand-new-library/article_f7c770fa-916a-11e1-adb0-0019bb30f31a.html Library stages grand opening Hundreds of people passed through the new library during its grand opening on... more

TAGS: Learn, libraries, General/Other/Miscellaneous, LEED Projects, LEED Gold, Planning, Architecture, Engineering, Interior Architecture,

Shhh it’s the library: How teens can be teens in the new building

April 30, 2012

Gilroy Dispatch Posted on April 24, 2012 by Carly Gelsinger Staff Writer For full story and images: http://www.gilroydispatch.com/gilroy_guide/our_new_library/shhh-it-s-the-library-how-teens-can-be-teens/article_53a120dc-8e33-11e1-bdbc-0019bb30f31a.html Study rooms encourage conversation After years of hearing “shhh!” at the Gilroy Library, teens can now be teens. In the old... more

TAGS: Learn, libraries, General/Other/Miscellaneous, LEED Projects, LEED Gold, Planning, Architecture, Engineering, Interior Architecture,

Healing place for the soul

April 30, 2012

Gilroy Dispatch Posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 10:43 am by Blair Tellers Staff Writer For full story and images: http://www.gilroydispatch.com/gilroy_guide/our_new_library/healing-place-for-the-soul/article_0c16433a-8e35-11e1-986d-0019bb30f31a.html From its ambiance to natural lighting to its new-book smell – the building is a beauty   If libraries are in fact, “a healing... more

TAGS: Learn, libraries, General/Other/Miscellaneous, LEED Projects, LEED Gold, Planning, Architecture, Engineering, Interior Architecture,

Green, and the envy of all other libraries

April 25, 2012

Gilroy Dispatch Posted on April 24, 2012 by Blair Tellers Staff Writer See the full article and images at : http://www.gilroydispatch.com/gilroy_guide/our_new_library/green-and-the-envy-of-all-other-libraries/article_db395f88-8e32-11e1-b7fa-0019bb30f31a.html   Solar panels, energy-saving lights, weather controlled thermostat make library most eco-friendly building in... more

TAGS: Learn, libraries, General/Other/Miscellaneous, LEED Projects, LEED Gold, Planning, Architecture, Engineering, Interior Architecture,

Mike Cooper Discusses High Performance Building Engineering

March 28, 2012

Mike Cooper, PE, Managing Principal Detroit, was published in the March issue of CAM magazine. The article, “HVAC Decisions that Slash Operating Costs and Raise Space Utilization,” discusses building engineering beyond the context of energy efficiency and total cost of ownership.  “What is often not recognized is the positive impact engineered systems can have on the overall facility... more

TAGS: Engineering,

It Takes A Villiage…An Urban Village

December 9, 2011

"NEXT" Fall 2011, John R. Dale, FAIA, LEED AP   Being in middle school is like being … well … in the middle. And the transition from elementary to middle school is tough. The building is so big and so unfamiliar you can get lost. There are classes in different rooms with different teachers, all of whom give homework. New faces fill the halls. And then there are the endless rows of... more

TAGS: Learn, pre k-12 education, Planning, Architecture, Engineering,