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  7. Walter and Leonore Annenberg Center for Information Science and Technology at Caltech / Frederick Fisher and Partners

Walter and Leonore Annenberg Center for Information Science and Technology at Caltech / Frederick Fisher and Partners

  • 13:00 - 1 October, 2016
Walter and Leonore Annenberg Center for Information Science and Technology at Caltech / Frederick Fisher and Partners
Walter and Leonore Annenberg Center for Information Science and Technology at Caltech / Frederick Fisher and Partners, © Benny Chan
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  • Architects

  • Location

    United States, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY 14623, USA
  • Area

    46000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

© Benny Chan
© Benny Chan

Text description provided by the architects. The Walter & Leonore Annenberg Center for Information Science and Technology (IST) is a 46,000 sf research facility designed as home to participants of the IST Initiative, a program of interdisciplinary research that addresses the growth and impact of information science as it relates to all science and engineering practices. Participants in this initiative migrate from all parts of the campus, representing all Colleges of Science and Engineering at Caltech. 

© Benny Chan
© Benny Chan

The aim of the facility is to foster collaboration, research and teaching intrinsic to this new academic discipline. The building was planned as an immediately accessible plaza of group teaching, learning and working spaces on the ground level supporting a two story research center.

Schematic Model
Schematic Model

Glass walls make the ground level an active, connected environment. The upper two levels contain faculty and graduate student offices and studios, designed for the project teamwork which is at the core of the University’s educational and research activities.

© Benny Chan
© Benny Chan

Flexible studios open onto a two story atrium that acts as a “town square”, furnished for casual gathering, events and study. Upper levels are also interconnected by a two story “resident lounge” that functions as an updated faculty club with dramatic views of the mountains and campus walkway. FFP incorporated green materials and fixtures such as those made from certified wood & recycled content, low VOC paints and carpet, waterless urinals, and a white roof system.  

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© Benny Chan

A great focus was placed on the individual comfort of the professors that will have offices in the IST Center. In addition, operable windows have been included in these spaces to maximize thermal comfort and personal control.

Site Plan
Site Plan

This LEED Gold project was awarded “Best in Show” honors from the Los Angeles Chapter of the USGBC at their 2011 Sustainable Innovation Awards.

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© Benny Chan

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Cite: "Walter and Leonore Annenberg Center for Information Science and Technology at Caltech / Frederick Fisher and Partners" 01 Oct 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/796245/walter-and-leonore-annenberg-center-for-information-science-and-technology-at-caltech-frederick-fisher-and-partners/> ISSN 0719-8884
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