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Lord’s Media Centre – London, England

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Building: Lord’s Media Centre
Location: London, England
Completed: 1999
Architect: Future Systems
Contract Value: £5 million
Contractor : Simons Interiors London
Client: Marylebone Cricket Club
Structural Engineer: Arup
Services Engineers: Buro Happold
Contractor: Pendennis Shipyard
Quantity Surveyor: Davis Langdon & Everest

AE Interests: first all aluminium semi-monococque building in the world, assembled in shipyard using ship-building techniques

Written by nickwilliams2009

June 24, 2010 at 3:27 pm

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Westminster Underderground Station – London, UK

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Building: Westminster Underground Station
Location: London, England, UK
Completed: 1999
Architect: Hopkins Architects
Contract Value: £80 million
Client: London Underground
Consulting engineer: Maunsell Ltd
Main contractor: Balfour Beatty – AMEC Joint Venture
Ready-mixed concrete: RMC Readymix Ltd
Cement: Castle Cement Ltd
Aggregates: RMC Aggregates Greater London
Reinforcement couplers: Ancon CCl Ltd
Formwork/falsework: PERI Ltd

AE Interests: Deepest ever excavation in central London, cast in place concrete

Written by nickwilliams2009

January 27, 2010 at 10:18 pm

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Canada Water Bus Station – London, England

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Building: Canada Water Bus Station
Location: London, England
Completed: 1999
Architect: Eva Jiricna Architects
Contract Value: £3 million
Contractor : Carillion
Client: London Underground Ltd
Civil and Concrete Engineer: Benaim-Works JV

AE Interests: Acoustic control, natural lighting, cantilever roof spans

Written by nickwilliams2009

January 27, 2010 at 9:50 pm

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North Greenwich Transportation Interchange – London, England

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Building: North Greenwich Transportation Interchange
Location: London, England
Architect: Foster and Partners
Contract Value: £15.5 M
Client: London Underground Ltd.
Structural Engineer: Anthony Hunt Associates
Services Engineer: Max Fordham Associates
Quality Surveyor: MDA
Project Management: Capital Project Consultancy

AE Interests: Complex per-erected steel trusses, tubular steel columns, box section steel rafters

Written by nickwilliams2009

January 26, 2010 at 4:28 pm

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Southwark Underground Station – London, UK

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Building: Southwark Underground Station
Location: London, UK
Completed: 1999
Architect: MJP Architects
Glass Wall Artist: Alexander Beleshenko
Client: London Underground Ltd.
Civil Engineer: Babtie
Structural Engineer: Aspen Group, glass wall by Adams Kara Taylor (AKT)
Service Engineers: Drake and Skull
Acoustic Consultant: Paul Gillieron
Project Management: JLEP

AE Interests: Natural Lighting, polished concrete design

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Written by nickwilliams2009

January 26, 2010 at 4:10 pm

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North Greenwich Underground Station – London, England

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Building: North Greenwich Station
Location: London, England
Completed: 1998
Architect: Alsop Architects
Contract Value: £110 million
Contractor : McAlpine – Wayss & Freytag – bachy Joint Venture
Engineer: Benaim Works Joint Venture
Client: JLE Extension Project
M&E Service: Drake & Skull Ltd.

AE Interests: Roof supported by 21 pairs of V-shaped cast-in-place concrete columns

Written by nickwilliams2009

January 26, 2010 at 3:59 pm

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Bed ZED – London, England

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Building: Bed ZED
Location: London, England
Architect: Bill Dunster Architects
Contract Value: £5 million
Client: Peabody Trust
Structural & Civil Engineer: Ellis & Moore
Engineer: building physics, energy, M&E systems: Arup
Environmental consultant: BioRegional Developments
Cost/site management: Gardiner & Theobald

AE Interests: UK’s largest mixed use sustainable community, uses renewable energy sources, design emphasizes efficiency

Written by nickwilliams2009

January 26, 2010 at 3:37 pm

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Canning Town Underground Station – London England

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Building: Canning Town Underground Station
Location: London, England
Completed: 1997
Architect: John McAsian + Partners
Multi-disciplinary Engineer : WSP
Cost Consultant : EC Harris
Access Consultant : David Bonnett
Contractor : Simons Interiors London
Client: London Underground Ltd

AE Interests: Post-tensioned precast concrete viaduct

Written by nickwilliams2009

January 26, 2010 at 3:17 pm

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Royal Academy of Music – London, England

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Building: Royal Academy of Music
Location: London, England
Completed: 2002
Architect: John McAsian + Partners
Project Manager : Davis Langdon Management
Multi-disciplinary Engineer : Oscar Faber
Cost Consultant : Gardiner & Theobald
Museum Design Consultant : Ralph Appelbaum Associates
Acoustics Consultant : Sandy Brown Associates
Access Consultant : David Bonnett
Contractor : Simons Interiors London
Client: Royal Academy of Music
Contract value: £6 m

AE Interests: Barrel-vaulted concert hall

Written by nickwilliams2009

January 26, 2010 at 3:04 pm

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Millbank Millennium Peir – London, England

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Building: Millbank Millennium Pier
Location: London, England
Completed: 2003
Architect: Marks Barfiend Architects
Client: London River Services
Contractor: Mowlem
Steel Fabrication: River and Marine
Electrical and Lighting: Phillipsons

AE Interests: Structural design to account for tide, current, and accessibility

Written by nickwilliams2009

January 26, 2010 at 2:45 pm

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165 Charles Street – New York City, New York

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charles

Building: 165 Charles Street
Location: New York, New York
Completed: 2006
Architect: Richard Meier and Partners Architects LLP
Structural Engineer: Arup
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer: Ambrosino, DePinto, and Schmeider

AE Interests: 16-story, 180-foot tall skyscraper

Written by nickwilliams2009

September 1, 2009 at 12:38 pm

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US Courthouse and Federal Building – Islip, New York

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islip

Building: US Courthouse and Federal Building
Location: Islip, New York
Completed: 2000
Architect: Richard Meier and Partners Architects LLP
Civil and Site Engineer: Nelson and Pope

AE Interests: A variety of materials and forms allow programmatic flexibility of spaces

Written by nickwilliams2009

September 1, 2009 at 12:26 pm

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Crystal Cathedral International Center for Possibility Thinking – Garden Grove, California

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CCICPT

Building: Crystal Cathedral International Center for Possibility Thinking
Location: Garden Grove, California
Completed: 2003
Architect: Richard Meier and Partners Architects LLP
Structural Engineer: Syska Hennessy Group

AE Interests: Made energy efficient by high performance glazing, automated day light controls, high efficiency lighting, and energy efficient HVAC systems

Written by nickwilliams2009

September 1, 2009 at 12:20 pm

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Swissair North American Headquarters – Melville, New York

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Building: Swissair North American Headquarters
Location: Melville, New York
Completed: 1995
Architect: Richard Meier and Partners Architects LLP
Structural Engineer: Ove Arup and Partners

AE Interests: Prefabricated slab and cast-in-place concrete columns for more economic design

Written by nickwilliams2009

September 1, 2009 at 12:05 pm

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Sandra Day O’Connor U.S. Courthouse – Phoenix, Arizona

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Building: Sandra Day O’Connor U.S. Courthouse
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Completed: 2000
Architect: Richard Meier and Partners Architects LLP
Structural Engineer: Ove Arup and Partners

AE Interests: Passive cooling system employed to keep massive atrium manageable

Written by nickwilliams2009

September 1, 2009 at 12:55 am

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Museum of Television and Radio – Beverly Hills, California

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TVRADIOMUSEUM

Building: Museum of Television and Radio
Location: Beverly Hills, California
Completed: 1996
Architect: Richard Meier and Partners Architects LLP
Structural Engineer: Robert Engelkirk, Inc.
Contractor: Peck/Jones Construction

AE Interests: Lighting and material achieve low-light facility while maintaining a sense of transparency

Written by nickwilliams2009

September 1, 2009 at 12:11 am

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Rickmers Reederei Headquarters – Hamburg, Germany

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Rickmers

Building: Rickmers Reederei Headquarters
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Completed: 2001
Architect: Richard Meier and Partners Architects LLP
Structural Engineer: Ove Arup and Partners
Contractor: Richard Ditting GmbH

AE Interests: curtain wall elements provide connection between areas of discrete workspaces

Written by nickwilliams2009

August 31, 2009 at 11:56 pm

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San Jose City Hall – San Jose, California

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San Jose City Hall

Building: San Jose City Hall
Location: San Jose, California
Completed: 2005
Architect: Richard Meier and Partners Architects LLP
Structural Engineer: Englekirk and Sabol
MEP Engineer: Arup
Contractor: Turner Devcon

AE Interests: Eight-story glass rotunda attatched to a 18-story tower

Written by nickwilliams2009

August 31, 2009 at 11:44 pm

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Burda Collection Museum – Baden-Baden, Germany

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burdacollectionmuseum

Building: Burda Collection Museum
Location: Baden-Baden, Germany
Completed: 2004
Architect: Richard Meier and Partners Architects LLP
Structural Engineer: Schumer and Kienzle
Lighting Consultant: Zumtobel Staff

AE Interests: Natural lighting

Written by nickwilliams2009

August 31, 2009 at 11:32 pm

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Eli and Edyth Broad Art Center – Los Angeles, California

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BroadArtCenter

Building: Eli and Edyth Broad Art Center
Location: Los Angeles, California
Completed: 2006
Architect: Richard Meier and Partners Architects LLP
Structural Engineer: John A. Martin and Associates
Civil Engineer: Psomas, Inc.
Contractor: Swinerton Builders

AE Interests: Use structural buttresses to handle seismic loads

Written by nickwilliams2009

August 31, 2009 at 11:23 pm

Posted in Built

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