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Exploratorium at Pier 15 – San Francisco, California

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exploratorium pier  exploratorium interior  exploratorium sustainable design

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Project: Exploratorium at Pier 15
Location: San Francisco, California
Architect: Esherick Homsey Dodge and Davis (EHDD)
Structural Engineer: Rutherford + Chekene
MEP Engineer: Integral Group
Civil Engineer: Kennedy/Jenks
General Contractor: Nibbi Brothers General Contractors
Size: 301,099 sf
Completed: 2013

AE Interest: LEED Platinum, Net Zero Energy and Carbon, 62.8% renovated from historic Pier 15 originally built in 1931, bay water radiant cooling system, energy monitoring, ample daylight. [1]

Articles: [1], [2]

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Written by Nhi Vu

November 27, 2017 at 12:44 pm

Posted in Built

Genzyme Center – Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Genzyme-Exterior  genzyme interior  genzyme atrium

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Project: Genzyme Center
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Architect: House & Robertson Architects, Next Phase Studios
MEP/Environmental Consultant: Buro Happold
General Contractor: Turner Construction Company
Lighting Consultant: Bartenbach LichtLabor
Size: 344,00 sf, 12 stories
Completed: 2003

AE Interest: LEED Platinum, maximum natural light through a system of mirrors and louvers to reduce glare, daylight dimming system, interior and exterior use of glass provides 100% visibility of outdoors and natural lighting for 90% of the interior work space [2], filigree slab concrete leads to increased thermal efficiency and decrease in structural materials, PV panels, and indoor gardens. [1]

Articles: [1], [2]

Written by Nhi Vu

November 27, 2017 at 12:44 pm

Posted in Built