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The Technical Workplace

June 12, 2013 by Nicole Franzen

  Today's work tasks demand more than a typical office, studio or lab. We yearn for places designed to help us increase speed to market, integrate complex systems, develop creative multi-disciplinary insights and apply technological innovations. These passions drive new business models, operational modes, and organizational cultures - they are what "the technical workplace" is all... more

TAGS: Work, workplace, Learn, higher education, Discover, research facilities,

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The Rise of Troy

September 29, 2014 by kjclaridge

Article Link:  http://tfm.usc.edu/autumn-2014/the-rise-of-troy USC Village will reshape how generations of Trojans live and learn on... more

TAGS: Learn, higher education,

Berkeley Library featured in the San Francisco Chronicle

January 7, 2014 by Phire Branding

Berkeley library branch a 'zero net energy' building By: David R. Baker San Francisco Chronicle Monday, December 30, 2013 Article Link: http://www.sfgate.com/business/article/Berkeley-library-branch-a-zero-net-energy-5100368.php Bright light floods the main room of Berkeley's newest library branch. Cool, comfortable air surrounds the stacks. But listen carefully, and you won't... more

TAGS: Learn, libraries, General/Other/Miscellaneous, LEED Projects, Net Zero,

$1.1B USC Village Project Expected to Bring 12K Jobs to SoCal

January 2, 2014 by kjclaridge

Following taken from CBSLosAngeles March 27, 2013:  SOUTH LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A $1.1 billion University of Southern California re-development project became official Wednesday with the signing of a development agreement. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and USC President C.L. Max Nikias signed the deal for the new USC Village at 9 a.m. “With today’s signing, we are ushering in a new... more

TAGS: Live, student housing, Play, retail and hospitality, Learn, higher education,

L.A. City Council Approves USC Village Project

January 2, 2014 by kjclaridge

On Tuesday, December 11, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously voted to approve the USC Village, a project that will transform the area around Hoover and Jefferson Boulevard. Click on the link below for the entire article.  http://village.usc.edu/  

TAGS: Live, student housing, Play, retail and hospitality, Learn, higher education,

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

July 31, 2013 by kjclaridge

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,

Innovative Learning Environments

April 16, 2013 by kjclaridge

This national post occupancy study commissioned by the Architects Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) includes evaluations of four schools. The schools selected represent a diverse spectrum of students ranging from birth to adults, and have specific programmatic elements that presented interesting design challenges. The final study is derived from visits to each selected... more

TAGS: Learn, pre k-12 education,

Small but mighty: Berkeley public library’s net-zero gem

March 27, 2013 by Phire Branding

Small but mighty: Berkeley public library’s net-zero gem The Building Team for Berkeley, Calif.’s new 9,500-sf West Branch library aims to achieve net-zero—and possibly net-positive—energy performance with the help of clever passive design techniques. By: David Barista, Editor-in-Chief March 27, 2013 View full article and pictures:... more

TAGS: Learn, libraries, General/Other/Miscellaneous, LEED Projects, Net Zero,

Construction begins on West Berkeley Library Branch

June 9, 2012 by Phire Branding

Construction begins on West Berkeley Library Branch By: Levon Minassian The Daily Californian Saturday, June 9, 2012 View full article: http://www.dailycal.org/2012/06/09/construction-begins-on-west-berkeley-library-branch/ The West Branch of the Berkeley Public Library was closed May 7 in preparation for construction, nearly four years after a city measure was first approved... more

TAGS: Learn, libraries, General/Other/Miscellaneous, LEED Projects, Net Zero,

Bridging Two Needs: Celebrating tradition through architecture

May 15, 2012 by kjclaridge

EVO, A Green Schoolhouse Serices Publication By Sim Barhoum May 2012 http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ed52b338#/ed52b338/1 Oceanside High School Performing Arts Center, Oceanside, CA New Performing Arts Center will celebrate rich architectural heritage Last year in Oceanside, Calif., school trustees and administrators spoke to a boardroom full of architects and consultants... more

TAGS: Play, culture, Learn, pre k-12 education,

Unique Site Results in Exceptional School

May 14, 2012 by kjclaridge

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,

Open for business: Gilroy marvels at brand-new library

April 30, 2012 by kjclaridge

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,

Architecture People and Places

April 30, 2012 by kjclaridge

Architecture Week April 25, 2012 Excerpt from larger article: http://www.architectureweek.com/2012/0425/design_2-1.html At San Diego Miramar College, the new police substation designed by Harley Ellis Devereaux has received LEED Platinum certification. Photo: Stephen Whalen Photography Extra Large Image   The new police substation at San Diego Miramar College has received... more

TAGS: Learn, higher education, General/Other/Miscellaneous, LEED Projects, LEED Platinum,

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

April 30, 2012 by kjclaridge

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,

Healing place for the soul

April 30, 2012 by kjclaridge

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,

Green, and the envy of all other libraries

April 25, 2012 by kjclaridge

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,

Miramar College featured in McCarthy’s Insights That Build

March 2, 2012 by kjclaridge

The following is from McCarthy’s “Insights That Build”, Winter 2012 Volume IV: “McCarthy succeeded in completing this ATTRACTIVE, COST-EFFECTIVE AND EFFICIENT parking structure ahead of schedule, while incorporating innovative design elements into the adjacent police substation that have allowed us to pursue LEED Platinum certification.” — David Umstot, vice chancellor of... more

TAGS: Learn, higher education, General/Other/Miscellaneous, LEED Projects, LEED Platinum,

Miramar College’s LEED Platinum Public Safety/Parking Facility Completes Construction

December 14, 2011 by kjclaridge

Following Excerpt is from The Architect's Guide to Glass and Metal November 30, 2011: Construction of the new 270,000-square-foot, 828-space parking structure and adjacent 5,108-square-foot police substation at San Diego Miramar College is now complete. Architectural firm Harley Ellis Devereaux, served as the architect for the police substation, and International Parking Design... more

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Green With Possibilities

December 9, 2011 by kjclaridge

Sustainable design provides more than energy savings to educational clients John R. Dale, FAIA ,LEED AP Once considered to be exotic and beyond reach, green design has become an increasingly mainstream solution for our pre-k-12 educational providers who now see the potential of huge paybacks for their initial investments. We recently interviewed three of our school clients on this... more

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It Takes A Villiage…An Urban Village

December 9, 2011 by kjclaridge

"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,