JOURNAL: PROJECTS

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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As designers we are constantly searching for inspiration to motivate our projects. Learn how CO Architects used a building’s historical characteristics as influence for modern details in this journal entry from Rachel Jordan.

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CO Architects and MATT Construction have partnered together to create an efficient design-build project delivery method built on trust, transparency and flexibility. This collaboration has produced specialized laboratories at Caltech that are innovative and dynamic for the unique researchers. The design-build partnership allows for easy communication, a quick schedule and complex design opportunities that ultimately produces successful, well-executed design and construction.    

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This year’s AAMC Joint Spring Meeting offered a series of sessions presenting exploratory studies from all over the country. Two sessions, led by a university president and the CEO of the Human and Civil Rights Center exposed the process of innovation through two very different perspectives. Designer Avery Miller shares her insights in our latest journal post. 

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How are they going to build that? Project Architect Tanner Clapham and Director of Digital Design and Technology Nuri Miller take a closer look at translating complex geometry for construction in the field.

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How does delivery method affect the architect’s design process? Here is a glimpse into how Design-Build influenced the façade design on the CSUS Science II project.

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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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