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  |  Channel: Process, Technology

The “Cell Wall” is the iconic feature of the Shanghai Nature Museum and the main design feature from the initial competition phase.

By Marius Ronnett (Perkins+Will),
Abul Abdullah (Perkins+Will)
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  |  Channel: Process

Computation in architectural design, specifically algorithmic/generative design, is a byproduct of advances in software development that have enhanced the digital tools available for explorations in all design disciplines.

By Michael Hodge (Gensler)
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  |  Channel: Energy, Health, Process, Sustainability, Water

This paper discusses building commissioning, particularly focusing on capturing design intent throughout the project lifecycle. Cost-implications, benefits, and roles of agents are discussed. Tools and applications aimed at facilitating the process are presented.

By Ajla Aksamija (Perkins+Will)
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  |  Channel: Process, Sustainability, Technology

Designed to meet the living building challenge, The unique design of the Rush University Medical Center Edward A. Brennan Entry Pavilion is the outcome of sustainable design strategies. This article discusses the challenges in realizing these design goals and lessons learned in the process.

By Ajla Aksamija (Perkins+Will),
Abul Abdullah (Perkins+Will)
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  |  Channel: Energy, Process, Technology

The objective of this paper is to provide some insight into how HVAC systems are changing to meet the drive towards lower energy usage. The paper is primarily focusing on trends, observed by the author in designs which have been highlighted in research journals and project work. A case study is provided which highlights how some of the trends have been implemented on a current design.

By Robert Tazelaar (Arup)
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  |  Channel: Healthcare, Process

The Grady Health System Ponce de Leon Center is a comprehensive outpatient clinic for treatment of HIV and AIDS. The Center sought to retain and attract more patients in ongoing care at the Center. The project employed a Lean perspective to identify opportunities to improve operations and the built environment to that end.

By Amanda Mewborn (Piedmont Healthcare),
Jeff Tyner (Perkins+Will)
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  |  Channel: Education, Energy, Process, Technology

The Design team for the Tinkham Veale University Center at Case Western Reserve University determined that the west-facing glass wall presented challenges to the usability and conditioning of that space. The team determined that a double-skin wall was the best solution, and performed a series of studies to validate that choice.

By Mark Walsh (Perkins+Will),
Christopher Augustyn (Affiliated Engineers),
Matthew Brugman (Affiliated Engineers)
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  |  Channel: Education, Energy, Process, Technology

Residence Halls provide a unique educational opportunity for students, since they can engage as active participants in reducing energy use for the building. Perkins+Will, Rist Frost Shumway Engineering and Bond Brothers Constructions worked with the Massachusetts State College Building Authority and Bridgewater State University (BSU) to implement low energy strategies at the Weygand Residence hall at BSU.

By Jordan Zimmermann (Perkins+Will),
Yanel de Angel (Perkins+Will)