2019

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/

In association with Maki and Associates, Tokyo, Japan

Which came first: the cornice or the egg?
Richard and Nancy Donahue Family Academic Arts Center at Middlesex Community College featured in Metropolis Magazine

“In Lowell, Massachusetts, a Historic Facade now Conceals a Modern Theater. As part of a $20 million gut renovation, Leers Weinzapfel Associates inserted a 20,000-square-foot egg-shaped theater into this 1876 building” – Metropolis Magazine

Read Article Here: https://www.metropolismag.com/architecture/richard-nancy-donahue-theater-design/pic/58286/ 

Informed Infrastructure: Leers Weinzapfel Associates UMass Amherst North Campus Chiller Plant Publication 
The UMass Amherst North Campus Chiller Plant featured in Informed Infrastructure

The new 10,592-square-foot chiller plant, a component of the university’s 2012 Campus Master Plan, is designed to increase the reliability and capacity of chilled water service throughout the growing north campus core by reimagining the existing regional plant it replaces.

 

Read Article Here: https://informedinfrastructure.com/48798/leers-weinzapfel-associates-completes-umass-amherst-north-chiller-plant/

Associate Ashley Rao, AIA, LEED, AP Shares Mass Timber Insights in Webcast, “Wood Structures: An Impressive Renewable Resource”
Ashley Rao presents on Mass Timber design for the Nation's first large-scale mass timber residence hall, The University of Arkansas Stadium Drive Residences in Fayetteville, Arkansas

Ashley Rao is passionate about creating vibrant, sustainable buildings and urban environments and is a leader in mass timber design. In “Wood Structures: An Impressive Renewable Resource”, she shares her knowledge on construction using advanced timber technology such as Cross Laminated Timber (CLT).

View webcast: https://continuingeducation.bnpmedia.com/courses/think-wood/wood-structures-an-impressive-renewable-resource-web-live/

Patterns & Screens: Functional Facades by Design
Associate Principal Winne Stopps will be presenting at Facades+, June 25, 2019 on "Patterns & Screens: Functional Facade by Design"

Winne Stopps will be presenting strategies applied at Ohio State East Regional Chilled Water Plant, University of Pennsylvania Gateway Complex, Tufts Campus Energy Plant and Harvard District Energy Facility that explore layering of screen systems that wrap diverse campus projects from infrastructure plants to new academic buildings. Working in symbiosis with the building envelope behind, she will explain how each project defines a unique and functional pattern on site.

 

Register Here: http://facadesplus.com/boston/

College Planning & Management Features Middlesex Community College: Richard and Nancy Donahue Family Academic Arts Center
A new performing arts center for student use re-imagines an historic train depot in Lowell MA as a vibrant piece of the city, restoring the old structure and celebrating the new.

College Planning and Management featured Middlesex Community College Richard and Nancy Donahue Family Academic Arts Center, a new academic arts center that reimagines the historic Boston & Maine Railroad Depot at Towers Corner in the Lowell National Historical Park in Lowell, MA.

Read article here: https://webcpm.com/articles/2019/04/01/middlesex-community-college.aspx