Fermilab Office and Technical Education Building / Ross Barney Architects

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Architects: Ross Barney Architects
Location: Batavia Road, Warrenville, IL,
Lead Design Architect: Carol Ross Barney, FAIA
Design Engineer: Arup
Year: 2014
Photographs: Kate Joyce

South Campus Chiller Plant at OSU / Ross Barney Architects

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Architects: Ross Barney Architects
Location: College of Pharmacy, The Ohio State University, 500 West 12th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210,
Design Principal: Carol Ross Barney
Principal In Charge: Eric Martin
Project Architect: Jonathan Graves, Marc Anderson
Design Team: Ryan Giblin, , LEED AP; Huili Feng
Architect Of Record: Champlin Architects
Local Architect: Lupton Rausch
Area: 95750.0 ft2
Year: 2013
Photographs: Brad Feinkopf

Chicago Riverwalk Proposal / Sasaki Associates + Ross Barney Architects

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Sasaki Associates, along with , Alfred Benesch Engineers, and a broader technical consultant team, were tasked this year with creating a vision for the six blocks between State Street and Lake Street in Chicago. Building off previous studies, the team’s Chicago Riverwalk Concept Plan, which is currently in progress to be completed, provides the last, critical link between the lake, the city’s circulation, and the river’s urban branches. Once a meandering marshy stream, the river became an engineered channel to support the industrial transformation of the city, making this riverwalk an instrumental design in the city. More images and architects’ description after the break.

UMD Swenson Civil Engineering Building / Ross-Barney Architects

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Architect: Ross-Barney Architects
Location: , , USA
Project Lead Designer: Carol Ross Barney, FAIA
Project Team: Michael Ross, AIA (principal in-charge); Monica Chadha (project manager); Jonathan Graves (project architect); Kimberley Patten, AIA (sustainable design and interiors); Marc Anderson; Ricardo Nabholz
Architect of Record: SJA Architects
Project Area: 35,300 sqf
Photographs: Kate Joyce Studios

Recycling+Building Materials

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In today’s world “going green” has become a top priority in our society, and sustainable buildings and design are at the forefront of this green revolution. While many designers are focusing on passive and active energy systems, the reuse of is beginning to stand out as an innovative, highly effective, and artistic expression of sustainable design. Reusing materials from existing on site and nearby site elements such as trees, structures, and paving is becoming a trend in the built environment, however more unorthodox materials such as soda cans and are being discovered as recyclable building materials. Materials and projects featured after the break.

2011 CAE Educational Facility Design Awards

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recently made us aware of this year’s CAE Educational Facility Design Awards. The purpose of the design awards program is to identify trends and emerging ideas, honor excellence in planning and design, and disseminate knowledge about best practices in educational and community facilities. Check out the list of 13 after the break, including several of the firms we have previously featured.