Jim Wheeler discusses his recommendations for books that have resonated with him and have helped in his leadership of Ayers Saint Gross.
Looming storm clouds and a short burst of rainfall couldn’t ruin the joy for the groundbreaking of the Mount Airy College Center for Health Care Education on Monday.
On first glance, it’s a little difficult to understand the difference between the two alternative plans for the 173-acre St. Elizabeths East redevelopment project in Congress Heights that the city presented to residents last night. They’re both tethered to the same basic skeleton of historic buildings, after all, which limits how creative planners can get with what goes where. But there are two very basic differences that will define how the new neighborhood feels.
Scientists and educators from the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute and George Mason University donned their hard hats and dusted off their shovels to break ground on a green-design conservation complex that embodies the concept of the living classroom.
Ayers Saint Gross jumped from being ranked #55 last year to #33 this year on Engineering News-Record’s Top 100 Green Design Firms. As a group, the Top 100 generated $3.74 billion in design revenue in 2010 from projects registered with and actively seeking certification from third-party ratings groups under objective sustainable-design standards, such as the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards.
Developers are reimagining the tourist mecca as a hub for downtown families.