October 15, 2007 - Texas Contractor: Structural Engineering Complete
Thornton Tomasetti has recently completed the structural engineering of a $151-million expansion and renovation of the Walnut Hill campus at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.
October 03, 2007 - Architecture Week: California Insitute of the Arts
Ground has been broken for a new music pavilion at the California Insitute of the Arts (CalArts) in Valencia, California. Architecture firm Hodgetts + Fung of Culver City designed the $3 million building, named “The Wild Beast.” The 3,200-square-foot (300-square-meter) freestanding building has been designed to be adaptable for both small recitals and large public performances.
October 01, 2007 - BD&C: A Shot of Sustainability
Seven years ago, officials at Chicago’s Northwestern Memorial Hospital took a hard look at Prentice Women’s Hospital, knowing full well that, after 25 years of service, their Gold Coast jewel was delivering many more births than it could handle. It became clear that it was time for a new, grander women’s hospital, one with updated technology and advanced clinical services, to keep up with the competition in the hotly contested Chicago women’s health market.
September 01, 2007 - Chicago Hospitals: Health and Healing
Can the design of a building enhance patient care and promote healing? That was a key goal in the development of the new Prentice Women’s Hospital soon to open on the Northwestern Memorial campus in Chicago.
September 01, 2007 - BD&C: The Art of Reconstruction
The Old Patent Office Building in Washington, D.C., completed in 1867, houses two Smithsonian Institution museums—the National Portrait Gallery and the American Art Museum. Collections include portraits of all U.S. presidents, along with paintings, sculptures, prints, and drawings of numerous historic figures from American history, and the works of more than 7,000 American artists.
September 01, 2007 - Structural Engineering & Design: A conservationist vision for cutting-edge research
The intent of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Farm Research Campus was to offer an environment that would stimulate researchers to exchange ideas.
August 31, 2007 - SFGate: Kaiser begins work on cancer center
Kaiser Permanente breaks ground today on a new cancer center that the HMO expects to attract about 100 patients a day for radiation treatment.
August 29, 2007 - Structural Engineer: A conservationist vision for cutting-edge research
Tucked into the landscape of rural Loudoun County in Northern Virginia is the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Farm Research Campus—a complex created to provide unique opportunities for the pursuit of cutting-edge biomedical research. The verdant setting of approximately 690 acres is the backdrop for an advanced research center, conference facilities, and housing for resident scientists, permanent staff, and visitors.
August 01, 2007 - New York Construction: New Generation of Sports Facilities
Stadium and arena projects worth nearly $3 billion are currently under construction in the New York City metropolitan area, and another $1 billion is under consideration.
June 03, 2007 - DallasNews.com: Intimacy of Winspear Opera House
Already rising four stories out of the ground in a concrete horseshoe, the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts’ Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House is starting to take shape.
February 01, 2007 - Structure Magazine: The New Nationals Ballpark
In February 2006, the Washington DC Sports and Entertainment Commission authorized Clark/Hunt/Smoot A Joint Venture to construct a $611 million ballpark for the Washington DC Nationals baseball team, to be completed for opening day of the 2008 season.
February 01, 2007 - Structure Mag: Constructability Drives Structural Design at Ford Field
This article focuses on the application of constructability to solve tough challenges that required resolution during the construction of Ford Field, home of the Detroit Lions.