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    Today’s approach to learning dissolves barriers between disciplines; teachers and students; and classrooms and the world around them.

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In the News

The Biomedical Sciences Partnership Building for the University of Arizona, Phoenix is in great company on the shortlist for the 2017 World Architecture Festival Awards.

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Don’t miss two sessions led by CO Architects at the SCUP-52 Annual Conference We Strengthen and Transform Higher Education.

Emerging Models of Design Communication: Immersive VR and Algorithmic Design, Monday, July 10, 2017  11:20am-12:20pm
Presented by: Scott Kelsey, Managing Principal, CO Architects | Jenna Knudsen, Principal, CO Architects Nuri Miller, Director of Digital Design & Technology, CO Architects

Collaborative Design-Build: A New Paradigm, Tuesday, July 11, 2017  11:10am-12:10pm
Presented by: Tim Blood, Project Director, Sundt Construction, Inc. | Fabian Kremkus, Design Principal, CO Architects Tania Nunez, Project Manager, California State University-Sacramento

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CO Architects received a 2017 IIDA SoCal Design Award for the Life Sciences Building at Loyola Marymount University, a state-of-the-art facility that supports interdisciplinary collaborative research by putting “science on display.”

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Associate Principal and Senior Laboratory Planner Jennifer Swedell recaps her first day with CO and the growth of the Freshman Research Initiative at the University of Texas at Austin.

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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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California State University Channel Islands’ Sierra Hall received the 2016 Best Higher Education/Research Project for Southern California from Engineering News-Record. This flexible, new undergraduate science building is organized around an elevated rooftop courtyard, and contains interdisciplinary damp labs that can interchangeably accommodate geology, earth sciences, archaeology and anthropology, supporting growth in any one discipline, or emergent disciplines.

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CO Architects’ design for the new Life Sciences Building at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) in Los Angeles, CA, was recently recognized with a 2016 Excellence in Architecture for a New Building Merit Award by the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP), in association with the American Institute of Architects Committee on Architecture for Education (AIA-CAE).