JOURNAL

Biomedical Sciences Partnership Building in Phoenix, Arizona

The newly completed Biomedical Sciences Partnership Building on the Phoenix Biomedical Sciences Campus advances the desert vernacular of its predecessor and neighbor, the CO-designed Health Science Education Building (HSEB). While the copper facade is the most visible sustainable measure, this LEED Silver-certified building features a multitude of innovative sustainable technologies and designs.

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The MADWORKSHOP Homes for Hope Studio

Our Balcony Hour Thursday, April 13th was graced by R. Scott Mitchell and Sofia Borges, the studio instructors spearheading the MADWORKSHOP Homeless Studio at the USC School of Architecture. Together with students Jayson Champlain (former CO intern) and Jeremy Carman, they presented projects from the fall studio and their plans for moving forward.

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How has the changing pace of the design profession influenced design quality?  Here at CO we have developed systems that ensure high design quality and productivity no matter the pace of a project.

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Exterior - North (1)

Introducing the new Science II Building at California State University, Sacramento. This five-story, 95,000-SF facility, located on the banks of the American River, will house state-of-the-art teaching and research laboratories for biology and chemistry, learning studios, a planetarium, and an observatory.

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CO Architects - Cal Tech SSPI Lab -  Photography by Tom Bonner

The SSPI project at Caltech is a highly successful example of how a WWII-era building, which had supported Cold-War engineering research, was adapted to the needs of modern interdisciplinary research, merging satellite technology and sustainable energy systems.

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As part of CO’s Balcony Hour series, CO Presents, the office hosted Alvin Huang, founder of Synthesis Design + Architecture and Assistant Professor at the USC School of Architecture to present and share his work.  

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CO Architects with Hensel Phelps - Kaiser Permanente San Diego -

San Diego Medical Center is Kaiser Permanente’s next iteration of its Template Hospital strategy, designed over the past two decades to improve wellness, patient safety, operational efficiency, sustainability, and energy efficiency with interiors that are highly sensitive to the emotional and physical needs of both patients and personnel.

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