The UMass Amherst Design Building Exhibit

The Concept to Construction Integrated Process behind the John W. Over Design Building Exhibition is up and will be on display at the UMass Amherst Design Building from September 10 – October 12. The exhibit will focus on the integration of Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Mass Timber Structure from concept thru constrain.
The exhibit is by Leers Weinzapfel Associates, Stimson, and the Building Construction Technology

COTE: Integrated Sustainability at the John W. Over Design Building at UMass Amherst

Leers Weinzapfel Architects along with BCH Integrated Services and Atelier Ten, will discuss the team’s integrated approach to sustainability through design,, construction and post-occupancy energy performance. This discussion will take place on September 18, 6:00PM – 8:00PM

Learn more here: https://www.architects.org/events/7863/2019/09/18/cote-integrated-sustainability-at-the-john-w-olver-design-building-umass-amherst

Retrofit Magazine features the Middlesex Community College Academic Arts Center
"Middlesex Community College Resurrects a Historic Train Depot as its Academic Arts Center"

The Middlesex Community College Academic Arts Center was recently featured in Retrofit Magazine, highlighting the reimagining of the 140-year-old railroad depot as a state of the art new performance center.

Read Article Here: https://www.retrofitmagazine.com/middlesex-community-college-resurrects-a-historic-train-depot-as-its-academic-arts-center/ 

Woodworks: Mass Timber in the Midwest: Value + Distinction Through the Lens of Two Projects
Tom Chung will be speaking on September 12 at the AIA Kansas City Wood Works Panel Presentation

Panel Presentation, “Mass Timber in the Midwest: Value + Distinction Through the Lens of Two Projects” will explore the multiple perspectives to building with Mass Timber. Tom will be discussing the construction and sustainable process behind the University of Arkansas Adohi Hall, recently built and ready for occupancy this fall. The Adohi Hall is the first Mass Timber Living and Learning space in the nation.

Register to attend here: http://www.aiakc.org/event/woodworks-mass-timber-in-the-midwest-value-distinction-through-the-lens-of-two-p%7csep-12-2019_at_0830am_utc

Wentworth Institute of Technology New Center for Engineering, Innovation and Sciences featured in NEREJ
"Leers Weinzapfel designs WIT's Center for EIS" - NEREJ Construction Design & Engineering

The Center for Engineering, Innovation, and Sciences provides a home for the next evolution in the collegiate study of multiple engineering disciplines. As the Institute’s program transitions from engineering technology to engineering and innovation, this four-story, 75,000-square-foot building comprises a dynamic environment for multi-disciplinary collaboration among students of biology, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, and two of its newest programs, biomedical engineering, and biological engineering.

The Center is located on a midblock site at the heart of the Institute’s urban campus and plays a pivotal role in the campus plan. The building acts as a filter between two sides of the extended campus—the quad and the city—and strengthens the pedestrian pike that links them.

Read Article Here: https://nerej.com/leers-weinzapfel-designs-wit-s-center-for-eis 

University of Arkansas, Adohi Hall
The New Mass Timber Residence Hall at University of Arkansas opens for residency for this Fall semester.

The nation’s first large-scale mass timber residence hall project and living learning setting, Leers Weinzapfel is leading a design collaborative including Modus Studio (Fayetteville, AR), Mackey Mitchell Architects (St. Louis), and OLIN (Philadelphia), in the realization of this new campus gateway project. The 202,027-square-foot Stadium Drive Residence Halls will create a new residential college with emphasis on a creative live learn environment within a relaxed, informal, tree-lined landscape that re-conceptualizes university housing.

 

Watch Video by University of Arkansas Housing Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=56&v=keQxTaxJ4bw

CBS News 60 Minutes Features MIT Media Lab
Take a look inside our project MIT Media Lab in the 60 Minute feature "Inside MIT's 'Future Factory'"

Built around a culture of cross-disciplinary research groups, MIT’s Media Lab has pioneered a dynamic research environment where academia and industry collaborate. Its new building is a workplace and a showplace for technological innovation, design, and the arts.

See video here: https://www.cbsnews.com/video/60-minutes-mit-media-lab-making-ideas-into-reality-future-factory-2019-08-04/

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