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ARO and Heery Design Nippert Stadium Expansion for University of Cincinnati

Architecture Research Office (ARO) and Heery International have designed the West Pavilion, a 115,000 square-foot extension to the University of Cincinnati’s Nippert Stadium. Set at one of America’s most historic college football venues, the new expansion will stretch 450 feet in length —about half of the stadium—and “will introduce the program’s first true premium seating, club spaces, and high-end press facilities.”

In addition to being a part of university-wide expansions, the project is the centerpiece of the $86 million renovation of Nippert Stadium itself, which includes adding more restrooms and concessions, and better pedestrian circulation.

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R House / Architecture Research Office

  • Architects: Architecture Research Office
  • Location: Syracuse, NY, USA
  • Project Team: (Architecture Research Office) Principals: Stephen Cassell and Adam Yarinsky; Project Manager: Megumi Tamanaha; Project Team: Melissa Eckerman, Jane Lea, Neil Patel, Anne-Marie Singer. (Della Valle Berheimer Architects) Principals: Jared Della Valle, Andrew Bernheimer; Project Architect: Garrick Jones; Project Team: Lara Shihab Eldin, Janine Soper
  • Construction Budget: $150.000
  • Clients: Home HeadQuarters, Inc., Syracuse University Center for Excellence, Syracuse University School of Architecture
  • Area: 1100.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Richard Barnes

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Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics, Brown University / Architecture Research Office

  • Architects: Architecture Research Office
  • Location: Providence, RI, USA
  • Architects: Architecture Research Office (ARO)
  • Project Team: Stephen Cassell, Principal; Kim Yao, Associate/Principal; Neil Patel, Project Manager; Gustavo Colmenares
  • Project Area: 18.100 sqf (GSF)
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Michael Moran

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Hudson River Education Center And Pavilion / Architecture Research Office

  • Architects: Architecture Research Office
  • Location: Beacon, New York, USA
  • Project Team: Principal-in-charge: Adam Yarinsky; Project Team: Jeff Hong (project architect), Neil Patel, Jejon Yeung, Si Eun Lee
  • Total Project Cost (Including Park): $8.720.000
  • Client: Scenic Hudson Land Trust, Inc.
  • Gross Square Footage: Barn = 8.000 SF; Pavilion = 2.700 SF
  • Photographs: James Ewing

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Cooper-Hewitt 2011 National Design Award Winners

Stephen Cassell, Kim Yao, and Adam Yarinsky, © Lajos Geenen
Stephen Cassell, Kim Yao, and Adam Yarinsky, © Lajos Geenen

Rising Currents at MoMA

Organized by MoMA and PS 1 Contemporary Art Center, the Rising Currents exhibit cannot be missed by architects, ecologists, or green enthusiasts…let alone any New Yorker.   The exhibit is a cohesive showcase of five projects which tackle the lingering truth that within a few years, the waterfront of the New York harbor will drastically change.  Dealing with large scale issues of climate change, the architects delve into a specific scale that we can recognize and relate to.  The projects are not meant to be viewed as a master plan, but rather each individual zone serves as a test site for the team to experiment.   The projects demonstrate the architects’ abilities to look passed the idea of climate change as a problem, and move on to see the opportunities it presents.  Barry Bergdoll, the Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at MoMA,  explained, “Your mission is to come up with images that are so compelling they can’t be forgotten and so realistic that they can’t be dismissed.”

More about each zone after the break.