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.
The addition of the Health Innovation Center and the renovation of the adjoining Founders Hall at Northern Kentucky University creates a seamless complex for learning, collaboration and practice.
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.
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.
Last March, Digital Experience Designer Nazli Tatar participated in the Creating Reality Hackathon at USC. Throughout four days of workshops and production, 400 participants had the opportunity to work with people in different disciplines from all over the world and learn from industry experts. 37 teams competed in various categories, with just 48 hours to create an app and submit the codes.
CO Architects gives back to the community by volunteering for Habitat for Humanity.