New Commissions

February 23, 2005 · by DesignIntelligence

21 pace setting commissions, February 2005.

In Washington state, plans for the $15 million renovation of the University of Washington’s Guggenheim Hall are being developed by Bassetti Architects of Seattle. The project includes seismic alterations to the four-story, 56,000 sf building.

In Washington state, plans for the $15 million renovation of the University of Washington’s Guggenheim Hall are being developed by Bassetti Architects of Seattle. The project includes seismic alterations to the four-story, 56,000 sf building.

The U.S. Air Force is spending $4 million at Los Angeles Air Force Base for a new visitor center and six new security gates that include three separate gate houses. Both the 2,000 sf center and security updates are designed by The Benham Companies of Phoenix. The firm is also overseeing a separate $145 million base housing project that involves 400+ units ranging from 1,500 to 3,800 sf at Bolling AFB, near Washington, D.C.

Construction of a 941-meter cable-stayed bridge in Thailand has begun to span the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok. Parsons Brinkerhoff designed and will engineer the four-lane bridge that features two A-shaped towers that represent steepled hands and a bow, a symbol of welcome for the city’s visitors. It will be the country’s longest such bridge, and is due for completion in 2007.

In St. Louis (Mo.) Zimmer Gunsul Frasca’s new $44 million Baptist Patient Tower is moving ahead. The five-story, 150,000 sf project was due to start next month. A 134,000 addition coupled with renovation of about 200,000 sf to the existing medical center is also planned for a future phase of construction.

Brandeis University is planning a new three-story building for the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, and is awaiting the OK from the cities of Waltham and Cambridge. The $10.5 million Schneider Building will add about 30,000 sf with anticipated completion in 2006. Approvals are needed since the site is near wetlands that drain into one source of Cambridge’s water supply. The building was designed by Kyu Sung Woo Architect Inc.

In Phenix City, Ala., Johnson Johnson Crabtree of Nashville is architect for the new 70-bed 110,000 sf Summit Hospital, a four-story building sited on 15 acres.

Rafael Vinoly Architects is designing a new 100,000+ sf Science Center at the University of Arizona. Plans for the $72 million project include accommodating a half million visitors each year for exhibitions on Life, Physical, Earth and Space Science.

Parsons Brinkerhoff will provide the preliminary engineering for California’s Metro Gold Line Footline Extension, a 24-mile light rail continuation of the transport system that links Los Angeles, South Pasadena and Pasadena. Plans are to start construction in 2006 on the $1.4 billion project which would involve 12 stations.

The University of Cincinnati’s new 200,000 sf Social and Behavioral Sciences Center for the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences will be designed by Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Executive architect for the project, described as a flagship building, is Baxter, Hodell, Donnelly, Preston.

Work has begun on New York City’s office of Emergency Management. It replaces the original, destroyed in the 9/11 terrorist attack, when World Trade Center 7 collapsed. The new building in Brooklyn is a reskin, gut-renovation and addition to the former American Red Cross Building on Walt Whitman Park. Designer for the 65,000 sf facility is Swanke Hayden Connell Architects, with completion expected in 2006.

In Allen, Texas, an arts center to include a 2,100 seat theater and a smaller, 200-seat studio theater is being masterplanned by BOORA Architects of Portland, Ore. The $73 million project also plans classroom space, and outdoor gathering space and hike/bike trails. Phase II includes plans for an additional 500+ seat black-box theatre, auditorium, botanical gardens and additional support space/storage dressing rooms, etc. for the theaters. The U.S. Air Force is spending $4 million at Los Angeles Air Force Base for a new visitor center and six new security gates that include three separate gate houses. Both the 2,000 sf center and security updates are designed by The Benham Companies of Phoenix. The firm is also overseeing a separate $145 million base housing project that involves 400+ units ranging from 1,500 to 3,800 sf at Bolling AFB, near Washington, D.C.

Construction of a 941-meter cable-stayed bridge in Thailand has begun to span the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok. Parsons Brinkerhoff designed and will engineer the four-lane bridge that features two A-shaped towers that represent steepled hands and a bow, a symbol of welcome for the city’s visitors. It will be the country’s longest such bridge, and is due for completion in 2007.

In St. Louis (Mo.) Zimmer Gunsul Frasca’s new $44 million Baptist Patient Tower is moving ahead. The five-story, 150,000 sf project was due to start next month. A 134,000 addition coupled with renovation of about 200,000 sf to the existing medical center is also planned for a future phase of construction.

Brandeis University is planning a new three-story building for the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, and is awaiting the OK from the cities of Waltham and Cambridge. The $10.5 million Schneider Building will add about 30,000 sf with anticipated completion in 2006. Approvals are needed since the site is near wetlands that drain into one source of Cambridge’s water supply. The building was designed by Kyu Sung Woo Architect Inc.

In Phenix City, Ala., Johnson Johnson Crabtree of Nashville is architect for the new 70-bed 110,000 sf Summit Hospital, a four-story building sited on 15 acres.

Rafael Vinoly Architects is designing a new 100,000+ sf Science Center at the University of Arizona. Plans for the $72 million project include accommodating a half million visitors each year for exhibitions on Life, Physical, Earth and Space Science.

Parsons Brinkerhoff will provide the preliminary engineering for California’s Metro Gold Line Footline Extension, a 24-mile light rail continuation of the transport system that links Los Angeles, South Pasadena and Pasadena. Plans are to start construction in 2006 on the $1.4 billion project which would involve 12 stations.

The University of Cincinnati’s new 200,000 sf Social and Behavioral Sciences Center for the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences will be designed by Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Executive architect for the project, described as a flagship building, is Baxter, Hodell, Donnelly, Preston.

Work has begun on New York City’s office of Emergency Management. It replaces the original, destroyed in the 9/11 terrorist attack, when World Trade Center 7 collapsed. The new building in Brooklyn is a reskin, gut-renovation and addition to the former American Red Cross Building on Walt Whitman Park. Designer for the 65,000 sf facility is Swanke Hayden Connell Architects, with completion expected in 2006.

In Allen, Texas, an arts center to include a 2,100 seat theater and a smaller, 200-seat studio theater is being masterplanned by BOORA Architects of Portland, Ore. The $73 million project also plans classroom space, and outdoor gathering space and hike/bike trails. Phase II includes plans for an additional 500+ seat black-box theatre, auditorium, botanical gardens and additional support space/storage dressing rooms, etc. for the theaters. In Washington state, plans for the $15 million renovation of the University of Washington’s Guggenheim Hall are being developed by Bassetti Architects of Seattle. The project includes seismic alterations to the four-story, 56,000 sf building.

The U.S. Air Force is spending $4 million at Los Angeles Air Force Base for a new visitor center and six new security gates that include three separate gate houses. Both the 2,000 sf center and security updates are designed by The Benham Companies of Phoenix. The firm is also overseeing a separate $145 million base housing project that involves 400+ units ranging from 1,500 to 3,800 sf at Bolling AFB, near Washington, D.C.

Construction of a 941-meter cable-stayed bridge in Thailand has begun to span the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok. Parsons Brinkerhoff designed and will engineer the four-lane bridge that features two A-shaped towers that represent steepled hands and a bow, a symbol of welcome for the city’s visitors. It will be the country’s longest such bridge, and is due for completion in 2007.

In St. Louis (Mo.) Zimmer Gunsul Frasca’s new $44 million Baptist Patient Tower is moving ahead. The five-story, 150,000 sf project was due to start next month. A 134,000 addition coupled with renovation of about 200,000 sf to the existing medical center is also planned for a future phase of construction.

Brandeis University is planning a new three-story building for the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, and is awaiting the OK from the cities of Waltham and Cambridge. The $10.5 million Schneider Building will add about 30,000 sf with anticipated completion in 2006. Approvals are needed since the site is near wetlands that drain into one source of Cambridge’s water supply. The building was designed by Kyu Sung Woo Architect Inc.

In Phenix City, Ala., Johnson Johnson Crabtree of Nashville is architect for the new 70-bed 110,000 sf Summit Hospital, a four-story building sited on 15 acres.

Rafael Vinoly Architects is designing a new 100,000+ sf Science Center at the University of Arizona. Plans for the $72 million project include accommodating a half million visitors each year for exhibitions on Life, Physical, Earth and Space Science.

Parsons Brinkerhoff will provide the preliminary engineering for California’s Metro Gold Line Footline Extension, a 24-mile light rail continuation of the transport system that links Los Angeles, South Pasadena and Pasadena. Plans are to start construction in 2006 on the $1.4 billion project which would involve 12 stations.

The University of Cincinnati’s new 200,000 sf Social and Behavioral Sciences Center for the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences will be designed by Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Executive architect for the project, described as a flagship building, is Baxter, Hodell, Donnelly, Preston.

Work has begun on New York City’s office of Emergency Management. It replaces the original, destroyed in the 9/11 terrorist attack, when World Trade Center 7 collapsed. The new building in Brooklyn is a reskin, gut-renovation and addition to the former American Red Cross Building on Walt Whitman Park. Designer for the 65,000 sf facility is Swanke Hayden Connell Architects, with completion expected in 2006.

In Allen, Texas, an arts center to include a 2,100 seat theater and a smaller, 200-seat studio theater is being masterplanned by BOORA Architects of Portland, Ore. The $73 million project also plans classroom space, and outdoor gathering space and hike/bike trails. Phase II includes plans for an additional 500+ seat black-box theatre, auditorium, botanical gardens and additional support space/storage dressing rooms, etc. for the theaters.

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