Cal Poly Pomona’s goals to provide a performance-driven, welcoming, transparent and effective student services center were met with thorough CO’s design solutions. The Student Services Building‘s iconic, undulating roof – the fifth facade – was conceptualized and designed as the building’s primary passive performance driver.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Parini Mehta shares the highlights of her trip to the 2016 Healthcare Design Conference in Houston, Texas.