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The Friend Convalescent Home in Chicago, designed by Walter Gropius, was recently demolished. Photo: Grahm M. Balkany/ Gropius in Chicago Coalition Extra Large Image

West Windsor Township · 2009.1103
The 701 Carnegie Center building has opened in West Windsor Township, New Jersey. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based KlingStubbins provided design services on the building, the first operational building for Boston Properties, Inc. in the 103-acre (42-hectare) Carnegie Center West development. The office building will be leased and occupied by Princeton University.

The 120,000-square-foot (11,000-square-meter) structure features horizontal brick bands, ribbon windows of vision glass, and projecting aluminum accents, with metal end panels and expanses of curtain wall at the building corners. The building is LEED-registered and on track for Silver certification.

Dallas · 2009.1103
CamargoCopeland Architects, LLP of Dallas, Texas, has promoted two staff members to associate principal: Roberto E. Diaz S., AIA, NCARB, architect and senior project manager, and Alice Lin, MBA, business manager. Also, Bob Hendricks recently joined the firm as an architect.

Washington, D.C. · 2009.1103
Richard Moe, president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, has announced that he will retire in spring 2010. In his 17 years as president of the National Trust, Moe weaned the organization from reliance on federal funding and nearly doubled the annual budget to its current $55 million. Under him, the organization played a role in many preservation achievements, including the decade-long restoration of President Lincoln's Cottage in Washington, D.C.; the purchase at auction of Mies van der Rohe's threatened Farnsworth House in Plano, Illinois in 2003; major intervention in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina; and preventing Disney Corp. from building a theme park in the historic Northern Piedmont region of Virginia.

Moe's earlier work included serving as chief of staff to Vice President Walter Mondale and as a member of President Jimmy Carter's senior staff from 1977 to 1981.

Chicago · 2009.1103
In Chicago, Illinois, the Friend Convalescent Home by Walter Gropius has been demolished (pictured above), and demolition is also underway on a hospital laundry building by Gropius. The structures were among eight 1940s and '50s buildings designed by Gropius and The Architects' Collaborative (TAC) for the Michael Reese Hospital campus, which the City of Chicago had purchased as part of its bid to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. The City made plans to raze almost all of the 29 buildings on the campus to make way for an Olympic village, and is continuing with those plans despite Chicago's failure to win the hosting bid. The Gropius in Chicago Coalition is coordinating efforts to preserve the remaining Gropius-designed structures on the hospital campus.

Orlando · 2009.1031
The University of Central Florida's Burnett Biomedical Sciences Building has been completed in Orlando, Florida. Located on the university's Health Sciences Campus at Lake Nona, the five-story building includes more than 198,000 square feet (18,400 square meters) of research and office space. Designed by the Tampa office of HOK, the building will serve as the primary research facility for UCF's College of Medicine.


The Annenberg Center for Information Science and Technology, designed by Frederick Fisher and Partners, has opened at Caltech. Photo: © Fotoworks/ Benny Chan 2009 Extra Large Image

Pasadena · 2009.1030
A new LEED Gold-targeted building (pictured above) has opened at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena, California. Designed by Frederick Fisher and Partners of Los Angeles, the Walter and Leonore Annenberg Center for Information Science and Technology includes offices for faculty, staff, and students, as well as five classrooms, three kitchens, a computer lab, and an auditorium. Sustainable features include extensive daylighting, individual HVAC controls and operable windows, occupancy sensors for lighting and HVAC, use of recycled-content materials, stormwater management, and drought-resistant native landscaping.

New York · 2009.1030
Fox Point multifamily housing has officially opened in the Bronx, New York City. OCV Architects (Oaklander, Coogan and Vitto, P.C.) of New York City designed the 48-unit supportive housing project in the Foxhurst section of the Bronx. Sponsored by the nonprofit organization Palladia of New York City, the project is LEED-registered and targeting Silver certification. Sustainable features include daylighting, planted roofs, and waste heat recovery.

Chantilly · 2009.1026
The first phase of an expansion and renovation project is complete at Washington Dulles International Airport in Chantilly, Virginia. Architecture and engineering firm PGAL, based in Houston, Texas, designed the $77 million, 104,000-square-foot (9,660-square-meter) addition to the International Arrivals Building. The design preserves views to the iconic Main Terminal facility, designed by Eero Saarinen in 1958.

Construction for Phase 2, an additional 100,000-square-foot (9,300-square-foot) expansion, is already underway and slated for completion in 2010. Phase 3 will provide for restoration of 64,000 square feet (5,900 square meters) of the original International Arrivals Building.

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