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A research project from the Architectural Engineering program at The University of Texas at Austin – featuring contemporary architecture, engineering and construction around the world.

Austin Central Library – Austin, TX

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Building: Austin Central Library
Location: Austin, Texas
Address: 710 W. Cesar Chavez St.
Design Architect: Lake Flato and Shepley Bulfinch joint venture
Landscape Architect: Coleman & Associates
Structural Engineers: PE Structural Consultants and Datum Engineers, Inc.
M+E Engineer: Jose I. Guerra, Inc.
Site Service Electrical Engineer: Harutunian Engineering, Inc.
Civil Engineer: Urban Design Group
Plumbing Engineer: Encotech Engineering
Size: 198,000 SF
Completion: August 2017

AE Interest: anticipated LEED platinum rating [a], rainwater harvesting system to fill toilets and irrigate surrounding landscaping, 567 solar panel system on top of main building to power a third of the building, rooftop vegetation garden [b], regional and recycled construction materials, use of daylight and LEDs, demand controlled ventilation, variable air and water flow [c]
[a, b, c]

Video of construction time-lapse: [1]


Written by Megan Nguyen

October 18, 2017 at 10:08 pm

Posted in Built

Engineering Education and Research Center – Austin, TX

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Building:  Engineering Education and Research Center
Location: Austin, Texas
Address: 301 E Dean Keeton St. Austin, TX 78712
Architect: Ennead Architects
Architect of Record: Jacobs (also consulted on laboratory designs)
Structural Engineer: Datum Engineers
M+E Engineer: Affiliated Engineers, Inc.
Construction Manager: Hensel Phelps Construction Co.
Size 433,000 sf
Currently under construction; scheduled to be completed 2017

AE Interest:
University of Texas Cockrell School of Engineering research, laboratory and congregation space [a]; two towers with inward facing curtain walls towards a large atrium space to promote openness and collaboration throughout the building; pursuing LEED Silver [b]
[a, b]

Video: [1]

More images found here: [1]

Full list of consultants found here: [a]

Written by Rachel Schutte

September 26, 2017 at 4:31 pm

Posted in Built

Treet – Bergen, Norway

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Building: Treet
Address: Damsgårdsveien 99
Location: Bergen, Norway
Architect: Artec
Structural Engineer: SWECO Norway
Glu-lam and CLT structures: Moelven
Module production: Kodumaja
Completion: 2015

AE Interest: world’s tallest wooden building at 14 stories (as of 2016); load borne by glu-lam trusses with high-capacity connections; high degree of prefabrication, including prefabricated residential modules; CLT in elevator shaft, internal walls, balconies and stairwells

Article: [1, 2, 3]

Written by Tiolina Pistilli

April 3, 2017 at 7:27 am

Posted in Built

Tower – Dallas, Texas

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[Breaking news March 2017]

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Project: 70-story tower (proposed)
Location:  Dallas, Texas
Architect: Foster + Partners
Developer: H. Ross Perot Jr.’s Hillwood real estate firm

AE Interest:  70-story, 1 million-square-foot tower, round plan, diagrid mega-frame lateral stability system.  If built, will be tallest building in Dallas, Texas.

Article: [1]



Written by Gregory Brooks

March 29, 2017 at 11:12 am

Posted in Proposed Design

The Cotton Gin at the CO-OP District – Hutto, TX

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Building: The Cotton Gin at the CO-OP District
Location: Hutto, TX
Address: 420 US-79
Design Architect: Antenora Architects LLP
Structural Engineer: Architectural Engineers Collaborative
Civil Engineer: Bury
MEP Engineer: TTG
General Contractor: American Constructors Inc
Landscape Architect: TBG Partners
Size: 7,800 sf
Cost: $985K [b]
Recipient of the 2017 AIA Institute Honor Award for Architecture

AE Interest:
Reuse of 2 existing 1938 cotton gin structures, public event space, exposed steel structure, perforated stainless steel over glass [c]

Article: [a]

Written by Bhanu Chitturi

March 3, 2017 at 6:19 pm

Posted in Built

Nanjing Zendai Himalayas Center – Nanjing, China

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Building: Nanjing Zendai Himalayas Center
Location: Nanjing, China
Architect: MAD Architects
Client: Jiangsu Zendai Commercial Culture Development co., ltd
Associate Engineers: CCDI group; Nanjing Kingdom Architecture Design co., ltd
Landscape Architect: Earth Asia Design Group
Status: Under Construction

AE Interest:
Was built with clean construction materials, incorporates ponds, waterfalls, brooks, and pools to collect and recycle rainwater, permeable glass screens and vertical shading fins.[a]

Written by AndrewLoughran

September 14, 2016 at 12:40 pm

Posted in Built

The Spiral – New York, NY

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Building:  The Spiral
Location: New York, NY
Address: 66 Hudson Boulevard
Architect: BIG Architects
Size: 2.85 million sf
Currently in progress

AE Interest:
1,005 ft rise, 27,000 sf of retail, 20,000 units of housing, terraces ascend one per floor, interior office spaces, and linear green spaces [a]

Video: [1,2]

Written by Megan Nguyen

September 14, 2016 at 12:37 pm

Posted in Built