OFFICE 52 at Carnegie Mellon

Form and Dichroic Light Scott Hall at Carnegie Mellon University Michelle LaFoe and Isaac Campbell OFFICE 52 Architecture Forward by Cesar Pelli, FAIA Introduction by Michael J. Crosbie, FAIA Leete”s Island Books, Maine USA Hard cover; 96 pages in color ISBN 9780918172709



In his introduction to Form and Dichroic LIght, Michael

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Expansion Strategies for a Challenging Campus Site

by Stanley Collyer

OFFICE 52 Higher Education Presentation 2015.05.13.indd
Winning proposal by Office 52 (courtesy ©Office 52)

Already ranked as one of the top engineering programs in the U.S., Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is hardly resting on its laurels. Scott Hall, anew Nano‐Bio‐Energy Technologies building scheduled for completion in early 2016, will undoubtedly enhance the University’s standing as a cutting edge research institution. Contrary to most curricula in the field of engineering, Nanotechnology is not based on a narrowly defined area of study; rather it is interdisciplinary in nature and can span the sciences and even reach into the arts. As a landlocked campus, a major challenge facing Carnegie Mellon is finding space for the construction of new facilities. The site chosen for Scott Hall in 2011 was at the western edge of the historic campus property, perched at the top of a neighboring ravine, Junction Hollow, and barely separated from three adjacent buildings. Although the campus master plan had already pinpointed a location for the new building, the University conducted a design competition to explore alternative solutions to a challenging site and a demanding interdisciplinary program.

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United States Consulate , Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Client: THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE (DOS), Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO)

Type: open, national, RfQ

Timetable: 9 April 2020 – Submission of pre-qualification documents

Continuing a legacy of outstanding diplomatic architecture, OBO seeks to commission our nation’s top constructors to create facilities of outstanding quality and value.

1. Project

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A Quest to Memorialize a Serious Hate Crime: The Pulse Memorial Competition

Winning entry by Coldefy & Associés (image © Coldefy & Associés)


In these times when political emotions run high and gun violence is the norm, not the exception; and when emotions no longer are held in check, but encouraged by our leaders, minorities become easy targets for those who adhere to ideologies based

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Transforming Buffalo’s DL & W Rail Corridor




Reconstituting an Abandoned Rail Line



Aerial view: courtesy WNYC


The Rails to Trails program, which gained momentum after the1984 Federal Land Banking Law—supported by the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy—has seen over 24,000 miles of trails established where rail lines once existed. Some sites were strictly urban, while others, sometimes

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SMÍCHOV ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: An International competition in Prague

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Addressing Affordable Housing in Bentonville

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Adelaide Contemporary Art Museum Winner Announced

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Adelaide Contemporary Art Museum Submissions Revealed


The designs of the six shortlisted teams that entered the Adelaide Contemporary competition are now on display.


Adjaye Associates and BVN with McGregor Coxall, Steensen Varming, Plan A Consultants, Barbara Flynn, Yvonne Koolmatrie, Aurecon Group and Front Inc



BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group and JPE Design Studio with United

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News from COMPETITIONS 12/20/2017

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