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Taubman Museum of Art – Roanoke, Virginia, U.S.

Posted in Built by Jimmy Principe on August 25, 2011

Project: Taubman Museum of Art
Location: Roanoke, Virginia
Architect: Randall Stout Architects, Inc
General Contractor: Balfour Beatty Construction
Geotechnical Engineer: Froehling & Robertson, Inc., Roanoke, VA
Civil Engineer: Mattern & Craig
Structural Engineer: DeSimone Consulting Engineers, Inc.
Mechanical/ Plumbing Engineer: IBE Consulting Engineers, Inc.
Electrical Engineer: Kocher, Schirra & Goharizi Consulting Engineers
Rainwater Harvesting System Engineer: Rainwater Management Solutions
Lighting Consultant: LAM Partners
Status: Completed
Completed: November, 2008

AE Interests: Complex geometry, passive solar, daylighting, thermally efficient envelope, computerized building management system

Beekman Tower – New York City, New York, U.S.

Posted in Under Construction by Jimmy Principe on December 7, 2010

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Project: Beekman Tower (“New York”)
Location: New York City, New York
Architect: Gehry Partners, LLP
Structure Engineer: WSP Cantor Seinuk
Developer: Forest City Ratner
Completed: 2011

AE Interest: 76 stories with steel paneled facades, complex geometry, contains hospital as well as an elementary school below the residential tower.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture – Washington D.C., U.S.

Posted in Proposed Design by Jimmy Principe on October 28, 2010

Building: National Museum of African American History and Culture
Location: National Mall, Washington D.C.
Client: Smithsonian Institution
Architect: Foster & Partners
Status: Proposed Design
Budget: $500 million

AE Interests: Complex spiral geometry, large cantilevered volume.  Sunken courtyard / entry.

Nanjing Museum of Art & Architecture – Nanjing, China

Posted in Under Construction by Jimmy Principe on October 25, 2010

Building: Nanjing Museum of Art & Architecture
Location: Nanjing
Status: Under Construction
Client: Nanjing Foshou Lake Architecture and Art Developments Ltd
Designer: Stephen Holl
Structural Engineer: Guy Nordenson and Associates
Lighting Design: L’Observatoire International

AEInterest: Galleries composed primarily of cantilevered walkways. Full story box truss above a rammed earth base.

Free University Library, Berlin Germany

Posted in Built by Jimmy Principe on September 2, 2010

Building: Free University Library
Location: Berlin, Germany
Completed: September 2005
Owner: Free University
Architect: Foster + Partners

AE Interests:  Double skinned facade that uses natural ventilation, separation of the flooring structure from the outer facade allows natural light to penetrate into the stacks, interesting dome shape and interesting floor slab shapes.

United States Capitol Visitor Center, Washington D.C., U.S.

Posted in Built by Jimmy Principe on August 25, 2010

Building: United States Capitol Visitor Center
Location: Washington, D.C.
Status: Completed
Date Completed: 2008
Architect: RTKL Associates Inc.

AE interests: Large excavation in historic area, glass roof

Denver International Airport – Denver, Colorado, U.S.

Posted in Built by Jimmy Principe on April 21, 2010

Building: Denver International Airport
Location: Denver, Colorado
Status: Completed
Date Completed: 1995
Architect: Fentress Bradburn Architects
Roof Engineer: Horst Berger
AE interests: Fabric Structure Roof

Irving Convention Center, Las Colinas Texas, U.S.

Posted in Under Construction by Jimmy Principe on February 18, 2010

Expected completion date: November 2010
Owner: City of Irving/Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau
Owners Project Manager: Beck Group
Architect: RMJM Hillier Architecture
Construction Manager: Austin Commercial
Structural Engineer: Datum Engineers
MEP Engineer: Vanderweil
Civil Engineer: Jacobs Carter Burgess
Operators: SMG Worldwide

AE interests: Complex steel structure as well as pier foundation system.  Some of the spans are in excess of 150 feet.  The main convention floor is spanned by a combination of 3 catenery trusses and one arch truss that are approximately 1 1/2 stories, extending into the partitions walls of the third floor. The concept is a box on top of a box with the upper level rotated approximately 20 degrees.  Additionally, the terrace on the second level over the main entrance is supported by two cantilevered trusses.  The skin of the building is a combination of glass and perforated copper.

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Parco della Musica Auditorium – Roma, Italy

Posted in Built by Jimmy Principe on January 27, 2010

     

Building: Parco della Musica Auditorium
Location: Roma, Italy
Completed 2002
Designer: Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Structural engineer: ARUP
Client: City of Roma

AEInterest: The inside of the auditorium is cherry wood which is the best material for acoustics, the form of the halls is geometrically complex

Fiumicino Town Hall – Roma, Italy

Posted in Built by Jimmy Principe on January 27, 2010

Building: Fiumicino Town Hall
Location: Roma, Italy
Completed 2002
Designer: Alessandro Anselmi
Client: Comune di Fiumicino

AEInterest: the building has an abstract geometry, as well as having the roof double as a usable floor.  There is a large glass curtain wall along one side

Leffe Privat House – Bergamo, Italy

Posted in Built by Jimmy Principe on January 26, 2010

Building: Leffe Privat House
Location: Bergamo, Italy
Completed 1998
Designer: Archea Associati
Structural engineer: Gianfranco Calderoni
Contractor: Madaschi

AEInterest: the precise deconstruction of the building that originally existed and then was rebuilt.  The facade is a solid wall with small slits to allow light in.

ENEL Bagnore 3 Geothermal Power Station – Santafiore, Italy

Posted in Built by Jimmy Principe on January 26, 2010

Building: ENEL Bagnore 3 Geothermal Power Station
Location: Santafiore, Italy
Completed 2001
Designer: Stefano Boeri
Structural engineer: M Giuliani
Landscape design: L Caravaggio
Client: ERGA – ENEL

AEInterest: the enclosure is constructed from self supporting Cor-Ten steel ribs and is designed to mimic the hills that it is nested in.

Rimini Exhibition Center – Rimini, Italy

Posted in Built by Jimmy Principe on January 26, 2010


Building: Rimini Exhibition Center
Location: Rimini, Italy
Completed 2001
Designer: Von Gerkan Marg & Partner
Structural engineer: Favero & Milan, Venedig
Landscape design: Studio Land, Mailand
Client: Ente Autonomo Fiera di Rimini

AEInterest: The exhibition spaces are modular parts that can be combined for larger exhibits and each module has no columns.  Also utilizes a large timber dome roof in the rotunda.  Facades are constructed of steel and glass.

Banca Populare di Lodi Headquarters – Lodi, Italy

Posted in Built by Jimmy Principe on January 26, 2010


Building: Banca Populare di Lodi Headquarters
Location: Lodi, Italy
Completed 2001
Designer: Renzo Piano Build Workshop
Client: Banca Populare di Lodi
Glass Roof: Rice Francis Ritchie

AEInterest: repurposing of an old dairy products factory, interior courtyard covered by a glass roof

Archimboldi Opera Theatre – Milano, Italy

Posted in Built by Jimmy Principe on January 26, 2010

Building: Archimboldi Opera Theatre
Location: Milano, Italy
Completed 2003
Designer: Gregotti Associati International
Client: Milano City Council

AEInterest: Moveable glass panels act simultaneously acoustically and reflect light into the space.

Giovanni and Marella Agnelli Art Gallery – Torino, Italy

Posted in Built by Jimmy Principe on January 25, 2010

Building: Giovanni and Marella Agnelli Art Gallery
Location: Torino, Italy
Designer: Renzo Piano Build Workshop
Client:Lingotto SpA and Palazzo Grassi

AEInterest: Contains a partly cantilevered wedge shaped box.  The roof is constructed from 16,000 glass fins above the gallery providing an interesting light quality.

Hypo Alpe Adria Centre – Klagenfurt, Austria

Posted in Built by Jimmy Principe on January 25, 2010

Building: Hypo Alpe Adria Centre
Location: Klagenfurt, Austria
Completed: 2002
Architect: Morphosis
Client: Karntner Landes-und-Hypothekenbank

AE Interests: utilizes passive cooling and lighting. also uses a large, curved, perforated aluminum roof surrounds the majority of the structure, reducing dependency on electrical cooling.

Bell Tower – Judenburg, Austria

Posted in Built by Jimmy Principe on January 25, 2010

Building: Bell Tower
Location: Judenburg, Austira
Status: Complete
Architect: Markus Pernthaler

AE Interests: Geometry, materials choice

GSW Headquarters – Berlin, Germany

Posted in Built by Jimmy Principe on October 11, 2009

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Building: GSW Headquarters
Location: Berlin, Germany
Status: Complete
Architect: Sauerbruch-Hutton
Engineer: Arup

AE Interests: Because building’s long side faces east-west, the west side is a double skin facade.  Natural ventilation is drawn through the double skin to ventilate the building.  Also, for reducing solar gains, the building has automated coloured blinds that block the afternoon sun, yet maintain excellent daylighting

U.S. Census Bureau Headquarters – Suitland, Maryland, U.S.

Posted in Built by Jimmy Principe on August 29, 2009

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Building: U.S. Census Bureau Headquarters
Location: 4700 Silver Hill Rd, Suitland, Maryland
Completion: 2007
Cost: $331 million
Architect: SOM
Design/Build Architect: HKS Architects, Inc
Interior Architect: Metropolitan Architects & Planners
Structural Design: SOM
Civil Engineer: Wiles Mensch Corporation
MEP Engineer: SOM
Contractor: Skanska USA Building Inc.
Design/Build Structural Engineer: Walter P. Moore & Associates
Design/Build MEP Engineer: Southland Industries / GHT Limited
Planning/Landscape & Environmental Analysis: EDAW, Inc. (AECOM)
Curtain Wall Consultant: CDC, Inc.
Lighting Design: Domingo Gonzalez Associates, Cline, Bettridge, Bernstein Lighting Design
Audio, Visual & Acoustical Consulting: Polysonics, Inc.

AE Interests: minimal site impact, water reclamation, recycled building materials, solar collection, underfloor air distribution, daylighting, solar shading, green roofs
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Articles: [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Updated by Miguel Yapur, July 2020

Harvard University Northwest Science Building – Cambridge, Mass.

Posted in Built by Jimmy Principe on August 29, 2009

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Building: Harvard University – Northwest Science Building
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Completion: 2008
Architect: SOM
Structural Design: SOM

AE Interests: green roof, daylighting, HVAC zoning, curtain wall
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Awards: Award of Merit for Structural Systems Design (ASCE) – (AEI), Most Innovative Project (ASCE) – (AEI)

Articles: [1, 2, 3]

Updated by Miguel Yapur, July 2020

201 Bishopsgate and The Broadgate Tower – London, U.K.

Posted in Built by Jimmy Principe on August 29, 2009

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Building: 201 Bishopsgate and The Broadgate Tower
Location: 201 Bishopsgate, London, United Kingdom
Completed: 2008
Architect: SOM
Structural Design: SOM
Contractor: Bovis Lend Lease
Facade Engineer: Permasteelisa Group

AE Interests: expressed structural bracing, construction process over railway tracks
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Awards: CTBUH Best Tall Building Europe 2009 Winner

Articles: [1, 2, 3, 4]

Videos: [1, 2]

Updated by Miguel Yapur, July 2020

University of California Merced Kolligian Library – Merced, California, U.S.

Posted in Built by Jimmy Principe on August 29, 2009

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Building: University of California Merced Kolligian Library
Location: Merced, California
Completion: 2005
Architect: SOM, Fernau & Hartman
Structural Design: SOM
Client: University of California Merced

AE Interests: orientation, sustainability, daylighting, louvers
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Articles: [1, 2]

Updated by Miguel Yapur, July 2020

Poly Real Estate Headquarters – Guangzhou, China

Posted in Built by Jimmy Principe on August 29, 2009

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Building: Poly Real Estate Headquarters
Location: Guangzhou, China
Completed: 2007
Architect: SOM
Structural Engineer: SOM
MEP Engineer: WSP, Flack + Kurtz
Project Manager: SOM
Client: Poly Real Estate Group

AE Interests: sustainability, structural, solar shading, offset core, daylighting, natural ventilation; floor-by-floor mechanical systems, under floor air distribution, green roof, external structural dia-grid
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Articles: [1, 2]

Updated by Miguel Yapur, July 2020

University of North Carolina Genome Science Laboratory Building – Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Posted in Proposed Design by Jimmy Principe on August 27, 2009

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Client: University of North Carolina
Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Completion: 2012
Architect: SOM
Structural: SOM
Civil: SOM
Sustainability: SOM
Urban Planning: SOM

AE Interests: green roof, sustainability, glazing, HVAC, structure, heat recovery

Updated by Miguel Yapur, June 2020

Cayan Tower – Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Posted in Under Construction by Jimmy Principe on August 27, 2009

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Building: Infinity Tower
Location: Dubai Marina, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Completion: 2013
Architect: SOM
Structural Design: SOM
MEP: SOM
Civil: SOM
Contractor: Projacs, CAYAN

AE Interests: structure, twisting structure, curtain wall, solar shading

Updated by Miguel Yapur, June 2020

Virginia Beach Convention Center – Virginia Beach, Virginia

Posted in Built by Jimmy Principe on August 27, 2009

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Building: Virginia Beach Convention Center
Location: 1000 19th St, Virginia Beach, Virginia
Completion: 2007
Architect: Skidmore Owings and Merrill
Structural Design: Skidmore Owings and Merrill
Contractor:  Turner Construction Company

AE Interests: daylighting, intuitive layout, sustainability, rainfall collection

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Updated by Miguel Yapur, June 2020

Manulife Financial Headquarters – Boston, Massachusetts

Posted in Built by Jimmy Principe on August 27, 2009

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Building: Manulife Financial headquarters
Location: 601 Congress Street, Boston, Massachusetts
Completion: Completed
Architect: Skidmore Owings and Merrill
Structural Design: Skidmore Owings and Merrill
Contractor:  Clark/Suffolk

AE Interests: daylighting, sustainability, building envelope, green roof

Moody Performance Hall — Dallas, Texas

Posted in Under Construction by Jimmy Principe on August 27, 2009

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Building: Dallas City Performance Hall
Location: Dallas, Texas
Completion: 2012
Architect: Skidmore Owings and Merrill, Corgan Associates, Inc
Structural Design: Skidmore Owings and Merrill
Construction: McCarthy
Acoustics: Jaffe Holden
Theater Consultant: Schuler Shook

AE Interests: daylighting, prefabricated exterior concrete walls, intuitive layout, LEED Platinum 2014

Updated by Miguel Yapur, June 2020