Fort Lauderdale performing arts center to experience upgrade and expansion; new office building in Virginia to house behavioral health services; and University of Pittsburgh planning biomed research center in Italy.
Science and Engineering Quad at Stanford in final stages
The fourth and final building of a 595,000-sf teaching and research complex known as the Science and Engineering Quad is in construction at Stanford University. The Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering Building is slated to open in early 2014. It is part of a master plan devised and collaborated on by Stanford University and Boora Architects since 2004. This fourth building will connect with two other facilities of the SEQ, and includes features such as solar panels, ventilation louvers, and energy-saving display panels, in an effort to integrate sustainable techniques as learning tools. The Building Team also includes Whiting-Turner (contractor), Rutherford & Chekene (structural), Gayner Engineers (mechanical), BKF Engineers (civil), and CAS Architects (lab planner).