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November 2011: On the Drawing Board

November 2011: On the Drawing Board

Minneapolis’s first luxury high-rise in 30 years; luxury residences in Tel Aviv; outpatient center and offices in Midlothian, Va.; reuse project in North Carolina. 

By Leslie Streicher, Associate Editor | November 10, 2011
This article first appeared in the November 2011 issue of BD+C.

OpusDowntown Minneapolis to receive first luxury high-rise apartments in 30 years
Opus Development Corp. and Elness Swenson Graham Architects have announced plans to build a new high-rise luxury apartment building in downtown Minneapolis. 


HotchkissWood-burning plant to heat Connecticut preparatory school
The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Conn., will soon be warmed by a woodchip-burning heating facility, which will replace an oil-fired boiler and significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.


GruskinMixed-use center brings architectural diversity to New Jersey university
Kean University in Union, N.J., will receive a new 102,275-sf, six-story building as a gateway marking the campus’s main entrance.


Tel AvivU.S. architecture firm designs luxury residential center in Tel Aviv
Named the Bavli Towers, the development will encompass six 44-story towers with a total of 880 condominiums ranging from 1,100 to 5,000 sf.


San DiegoSan Diego community college promotes math and science with new facility
Architects Delawie Wilkes Rodrigues Barker designed the 180,000-sf building to house four floors of classrooms, lab space, and offices for biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physical sciences departments. 


Lend LeaseOutpatient center and medical offices to expand Midlothian, Va., hospital
A 45,000-sf hospital outpatient center and a 57,000-sf multi-tenant medical office building are planned for the Bon Secours Watkins Centre in Midlothian, Va.


Comm CollegeCommunity college reuse project aims for higher efficiency in North Carolina
General contractor Hodgin Construction and Smith Sinnett Architecture will collaborate on the execution of this adaptive reuse project, which involves converting a 46,000-sf warehouse into a multi-use facility for industrial training, professional development, and continuing education.


Federal CenterSeattle project to turn 1940s warehouse into LEED Gold workspace for Army Corps of Engineers
The redevelopment encompasses 209,000 sf at a projected cost of $72 million. Targeting LEED Gold certification, the project will incorporate various energy-saving systems while helping revitalize the surrounding community.


Science center Science center to inspire innovation at Massachusetts liberal arts college
The 67,000-sf, three-story academic facility will house labs, office space, a rooftop classroom and greenhouse, a two-story atrium, and informal learning spaces for innovative education. 

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