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  • A break-the-mold new school required a bold, innovative design, and that’s what Denver School of Science and Technology got. DSST is a charter school and the first of four demonstration schools intended to serve as a model for future Colorado public schools. Project architect Sam Miller of Klipp, Denver, designed the 65,000-square-foot building as a learning laboratory for students, filled...
  • Roger Ludlowe Middle School in Fairfield, Conn., represents an ideal integration between architecture and the surrounding topography. Completed in September 2003 at a cost of $38 million, the 200,000-square-foot building sits on an undulating, downward-sloping campus shared with Fairfield Ludlowe High School. Eran Chen, design principal of Perkins Eastman architects in New York, used the variable...
  • “A lot was done to make it inviting. It’s an institutional building with more of a campus look.”—John Myers, technical services executive, Harmon Inc.C.W. Bill Young Center for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases, Bethesda, Md.The basics: New construction of an 84,000-net-square-foot research facility with biosafety level 2 and 3 laboratories and animal care areas...
  • The new Ballard Library of the Seattle Public Library system pays homage to the neighborhood’s Scandinavian and maritime roots. The daringly sleek structure with soaring roof and 7,000-square-foot glass curtain wall also has won kudos for being on the vanguard of environmentally friendly construction. The 18,400-square-foot building, which opened in May 2005 and cost $10.9 million, was...
  • Manhattan’s Eastern skyline has a striking new resident, the Joan and Joel Smilow Research Center on the New York University School of Medicine campus. The 235,000-square-foot, 16-story biomedical laboratory facility, built to support research involving cancer, cardiovascular biology, neuroscience and infectious diseases, was completed in May 2006. The first major addition to the campus of...
  • “The building is an icon for the Arnold Palmer Hospital campus as well as the skyline of Orlando.”—Andrew Flanigan, design manager, Jonathan Bailey AssociatesWinnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies, Orlando, Fla.The basics: New construction of a 273-bed, 400,000-square-foot hospital focused on women’s and children’s services, including a 112-bed neonatal...
  • The curvilinear, contemporary design, abundant use of glass and natural light, vibrant color scheme and soaring two-story lobby make the Gwinnett Investment Group Cardiovascular Group Medical Office Building look more like a hotel than a medical facility. The 30,500-square-foot building in Lawrenceville, Ga., however, is all about patient care. Completed in December 2005 at a cost of $5.54...
  • Security measures top the list of priorities in airport construction projects these days, but the new Delta Air Lines’ Terminal A at Logan International Airport in Boston also successfully addressed aesthetic and environmental concerns. Completed in September 2005 at a cost of $492 million, the 362,000 square-foot main terminal and 284,000 square-foot satellite concourse is the world’...
  • Until last fall, the Oklahoma History Society was in a 1930s-era, limestone-clad building with few windows and a “very heavy look,” says Robert Thomas, deputy executive director for the historical society.In November 2005, the society moved into the new Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City, a $59 million, 215,000-square-foot museum with a three-story glass atrium that provides...
  • The $66.5 million, 370,344-square-foot addition to the Frazier Rehab Institute, part of Jewish Hospital in Louisville, made the building two times wider and three times taller. And workers built the addition while the institute and adjacent hospital remained fully open to patients.“We added 10 floors built on top of the existing five stories,” explains Bill Stone, president and chief...
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