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The past weeks have been exciting as I’ve been working with the Chicago Area Directors of Curriculum and Assessment (CADCA) to develop a Learning Space workshop as part of the Illinois Technology Conference, Wednesday, Feb. 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
I will be delivering the opening keynote and then attendees will have the choice of breaking into one of four groups focused on classrooms, libraries, informal spaces or digital spaces. These groups will work through a series of design charettes ultimately to develop a working document of what can be done to improve / change and rethink the four areas tomorrow, in a week or a year from now. The results will create a playbook that all CADCA membership will receive.
In addition to these breakout groups, attendees will take in other presentations from Barrington District 220, Youmedia in Chicago and the Next Door Café in Chicago. We are also hoping to have furniture vendors there to help participants experience new possibilities with furnitiure in learning spaces.
I couldn’t be more excited about this event and can’t wait for February 26 – learn more about it here: https://www.smore.com/2893
Working in design means making lots of exciting models…
CannonDesign is proud to announce Nassau Community College (NCC) received LEED Gold Certification earlier this month for its Life Sciences Building. NCC is ecstatic about the achievement as it represents the first building in Nassau County to have achieved LEED certification under any category and version at any level. Moreover, this achievement is a tangible reflection of NCC’s dedication to a sustainable future while improving and renewing the campus and taking pit into the 21st Century with new formal and functional aesthetic.
“This is truly fantastic and recognition of the years of hard work on the part of so many people,” said Joe Muscarella, NCC’s Senior Vice President for Administration. “We will be organizing a ceremony to formally recognize this accomplishment.”
The NCC Life Sciences Building is a copper rain screen clad three story, 74,200 GSF Laboratory and Classroom Building housing, on the second floor, the Chemistry Department with teaching labs, lab support spaces, administrative offices on the perimeter of the building, while 26 single occupant faculty offices and two student lounge areas (all fitted with operable windows) face a quiet courtyard. The Nursing Department is located on the third floor. Aside from the department administrative offices, the floor features classrooms for nursing skills training including fully equipped patient headwall simulators and patient beds with high tech dummies. The ground floor features multi-purpose classrooms, computer labs, and a student lounge area.
Last week, I had the privilege of walking the site of the Northwestern Memorial Hospital Outpatient Care Center with the CA team – for some reason, job site visits always seem to be on the coldest days of the year, but so be it.
This project is the largest outpatient center in Illinois and ranks as one of the largest single locations for outpatient care in the country. It also continues our legacy of large Universal Grid projects for CannonDesign. Building any building is difficult but the tight urban site, program complexity and demanding client in an “on site hybrid integrated project delivery model” makes the team committed to this building and those who have contributed throughout its history, truly extraordinary.
The 26-floor, mixed-use medical office building represents 975,000 sf with 500 indoor parking spaces. The building is split vertically into office, clinical, ORs, a Musculoskeletal Institute and conference center spaces with market-raterental office space on the remaining floor above. The exterior reflects the medical campus’ commitment to a neo-gothic language and explores ideas of pattern language in the facades. The design focuses on creating a bond between this building and the existing campus. Identifiability, NMH brand, integrated signage/wayfinding, ease of access with identifiable front door, comfortable drop-off, direct access to parking were considered to be critical in developing the best patient experience. More updates to come – the project is scheduled for completion later this year.
This fall, we celebrated the opening of two new facilities on the SUNY Oswego Upstate NY campus. Throughout our work with SUNY Oswego, we addressed unique design challenges while also working with the State University Construction Fun and the SUNY Oswego faculty and staff. Enjoy the video and also read the quick overviews of the different buildings below.
The Richard S. Shineman Center for Science, Engineering and Innovation is a $110 million, 220,0000 sf renovation and addition to a science, engineering, and technology building.
The Rice Creek Field Station is a 6,000 sf addition/renovation to science field station, including a new astronomy observatory. It recently won an AIA Buffalo/WNY Design Honor Award.
Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the United States, claiming more lives than all forms of cancer combined. For more than 10 years, the American Heart Association has sponsored National Wear Red Day® to raise awareness in the fight against heart disease in women.
Last week was the 11th annual Wear Red Day and the DC office is showing their support for the women in their lives. We To find out more about the cause, go to https://www.goredforwomen.org/
Don’t be afraid to let your creativity and innovation shine bright enough to illuminate the world…
Nina - 24 Feb 2014
How many speakers total were installed?
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