JOURNAL: ARCHITECTURE

A look into the design process for the east facade of the Health Sciences Innovation Building at the University of Arizona, and how design changes can be made quickly in a fast-track project when information is fully coordinated with the entire project team.

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COworker Jen Wong volunteers with LAUSD and the Oasis Center International for a 10-week after school pilot program offered to 4th and 5th graders to expose them to the fields of architecture and design.

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Adapted from a white paper published by Dassault Systèmes, this article looks at how CO Architects leverages generative design tools for continuous architectural design and engineering innovations.

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Last week, CO celebrated the grand opening of the new lobby for the UCLA La Kretz Botany Building. The reimagined lobby space creates sight lines to the adjacent garden and brings to life a mosaic design from the building’s original architect, Paul Williams.The full renovation project will consolidate much of the EEB department within the Botany Building and make departmental research and teaching visible to the greater UCLA community.

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Tata Hall for the Sciences is a new state of the art research and teaching laboratory at UC San Diego. Together with our engineers, CO Architects developed energy conservation strategies to reduce the building’s overall energy consumption. As laboratories are one of the most energy intensive building types – and are operational 24 hours a day – efficiencies can yield huge reductions in the building’s carbon footprint.

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As we strive to enhance our work and enable the exploration of novel design solutions, the challenges presented by different projects can sometimes extend beyond the core capabilities of our authoring tools. Here is a look at some of the ways we are exploring a do-it-yourself approach to digital tool development.

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Essential to the success of the contemporary medical school is its facility’s ability to adapt to changes in medical curriculum and pedagogy, and for the program spaces to support multiple functions. Innovative solutions to traditional medical education space planning will result in a building able to flex to various scaled activities in a single space. Designing for change will create a facility that is durable, enduring and sustainable, demonstrating a prudent use of an institution’s physical, financial and human resources.

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