Posts Tagged ‘ArchDaily’
April 4th, 2012
After remaining on hold since 2005, the General Services Administration (GSA) has reinstated plans to construct a new U.S. Courthouse in downtown LA. The 3.7 acre dirt lot at 107 South Broadway, down the street from Morphosis’ Caltrans building, LA’s City Hall, and the Walt Disney Concert Hall, has remained dormant since 2007; shortly after the GSA abandoned Perkins + Will’s estimated $1.1 billion conceptual design due to rising costs. Now, plans for the courthouse have been scaled back and the GSA has just released the shortlisted teams competing of the project.
- Skidmore Owings & Merrill with Clark
- Yazdani Studio of Cannon Design, Gruen Associates and Rios Clementi Hale with Hensel Phelps
- Brooks + Scarpa and HMC Architects with McCarthy
- NBBJ Architects with Mortensen
January 23rd, 2012
Numerous studies have shown that elementary and middle school students who have access to and regularly use libraries achieve higher test scores than those students who don’t. With this in mind, officials at Orchard School—an elementary and middle school campus in northeastern San Jose—sought to improve their outdated and overcrowded campus library, with the goals of housing their growing book collection, improving student access to technology, and creating a central focus for the school. Read the full article on ArchDaily.
January 10th, 2012
The design for the First People’s Hospital aims to create a sustainable healthcare architecture, an idea new to the practice of the region. The project, which was the winner of the national AIA Academy of Architecture for Health 2011 Unbuilt award, features green design elements which optimize building performance. Read the full article from ArchDaily.
April 19th, 2011
In 2010, Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) held a design competition for a flexible solution to replace portable buildings across the district, and HMC Architects accepted the challenge. The district asked them to ignore their standards and put an emphasis on an ideas-based approach. Read the entire article on ArchDaily.
December 20th, 2010
HMC’s proposal for the Kaohsiung Port and Cruise Service Terminal Competition was featured on ArchDaily, read the full article here.