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Mass timber and net zero design for higher education and lab buildings

When sourced from sustainably managed forests, the use of wood as a replacement for concrete and steel on larger scale construction projects has myriad economic and environmental benefits that have been thoroughly outlined in everything from academic journals to the pages of Newsweek.



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Education Facilities

K-12 Schools | Nov 14, 2021

New Blackwater Community School completed for Gila River Indian Community, in Arizona

Construction on the new Blackwater Community School, a two-story structure on the Gila River Indian Community, located southeast of Phoenix, Arizona, was completed on August 31, 2021.

K-12 Schools | Nov 10, 2021

K-12 school design innovation: 'Learning Everywhere' and the mobile classroom

Last September, AIA San Francisco awarded the Professional Category in its 2021 Future Classroom Competition to a five-person team from Culver City, Calif.-based Berliner Architects. The firm was selected for its “Learning Everywhere” idea that features a mobile strategy for education at school, home, on field trips, and in transit. BD+C's John Caulfield discuss that concept with Richard Berliner, AIA, Principal, Berliner Architects.

Cladding and Facade Systems | Oct 26, 2021

14 projects recognized by DOE for high-performance building envelope design

The inaugural class of DOE’s Better Buildings Building Envelope Campaign includes a medical office building that uses hybrid vacuum-insulated glass and a net-zero concrete-and-timber community center.

Education Facilities | Oct 20, 2021

Kenneth K.T. Yen Humanities Building completes for The Pennington School

Voith & Mactavish Architects designed the project.

| Oct 14, 2021

The future of mass timber construction, with Swinerton's Timberlab

In this exclusive for HorizonTV, BD+C's John Caulfield sat down with three Timberlab leaders to discuss the launch of the firm and what factors will lead to greater mass timber demand.

University Buildings | HDR Sep 28, 2021

Designing for health sciences education: Specialty instruction and human anatomy labs

It is a careful balance within any educational facility to provide both multidisciplinary, multiuse spaces and special-use spaces that serve particular functions.

| Sep 20, 2021

K-12 school design trends for 2021, with Wold's Vaughn Dierks

K-12 school design exert Vaughn Dierks discusses the latest K-12 school design trends and needs.

Laboratories | Aug 31, 2021

Pandemic puts science and technology facilities at center stage

Expanding demand for labs and life science space is spurring new construction and improvements in existing buildings.

Giants 400 | Aug 30, 2021

2021 Giants 400 Report: Ranking the largest architecture, engineering, and construction firms in the U.S.

The 2021 Giants 400 Report includes more than 130 rankings across 25 building sectors and specialty categories.

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