CORTEX, the bioscience and technology research hub in midtown St. Louis, is unveiling today the $186 million Phase 2 of its five-year master plan for development that will bring 1,400 new jobs and 384,000 square feet of additional lab and office space to the district.
George Washington University is planning to build a $130 million residence hall at its Foggy Bottom campus to meet rising demand from students seeking to live on campus.
As requested by the K-State Student Union, the architecture firm Ayers Saint Gross is in the process of conducting a feasibility study based on student recommendations to create a proposal for renovations to the Union.
With RG Steel’s bankruptcy and the sale of the iconic steel-making facility to two companies, the long decline of the largest steel factory in the world is all but complete. Rather than just mourning the plant’s demise, City Paper contacted planning and architecture firms, along with politicians, asking them to imagine what Sparrows Point should be in the next five to 10 decades, what the area could be and look like, unconstrained by budgets, politics or other concerns.
After 18 months of planning and community discussions, the University unveiled a new 10-year Institutional Master Plan Notification Form (IMPNF) at the Harvard-Allston task force meeting, enumerating projects that administrators deemed to have a “major transformative” effect on Harvard’s expanding campus.
Phoenix mayor Greg Stanton and others commemorated the opening of the $135-million Health Sciences Education Building at the Phoenix Biomedical Campus.
The skyline in Downtown Phoenix got a little less sparse last week with the topping off of the two-building apartment complex, now dubbed Roosevelt Point. The project’s seven-story north building and eight-story south building will be separated by a courtyard and pool deck. Designed by the Tempe, Ariz. office of Ayers Saint Gross, the $52-million project is on track for a July 2013 completion.
In the next fifteen to twenty-five years, Swarthmore College, guided by the Strategic Planning process, envisions two hundred more students, improved athletic facilities, and revamped and expanded student gathering spaces. While nothing is slated to be built just yet, the college has commissioned the architectural firm Ayers Saint Gross to create a master plan, which will articulate the needs of the College and the possible ways in which the school can deal with them.
Ayers Saint Gross was ranked as one of the best architecture firms according to the sustainability portion of the ARCHITECT 50 rankings.
Baltimore’s tourism agency will soon offer a comprehensive app that allows users to navigate a 3D spread of city streets side-by-side with information about tourist destinations across town. Ayers Saint Gross, a Baltimore architecture firm, created the app after Visit Baltimore CEO Tom Noonan met with them about expanding the city’s Convention Center.