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Ayers Saint Gross is pleased to announce the University of Delaware Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering (ISE) Laboratory Courtyard was published in World Landscape Architecture Magazine! It is one of 24 projects recognized among some very high caliber landscape architecture projects and leaders in the design field. Download the magazine (scroll to page 81) This publication comes on the heels of the ISE Lab project racking in many design awards, including a PA/DE ASLA Award of Excellence, a Maryland ASLA Honor Award, an AIA TAP Innovation Award, and an AIA Baltimore Design Excellence Award. Teaching, learning and research come together in this nearly 200,000 square-foot building at the University of Delaware. In newly structured science classes, students apply principles of biology, chemistry, and physics to solve problems in such areas as renewable energy and stewardship of the natural environment. Classrooms, laboratories and other facilities within the L-shaped structure support this learning while accommodating teams of researchers from energy and environmental institutes. The ISE Lab Courtyard is a high-performance outdoor space that exemplifies a growing trend on campuses toward multivalent landscapes. Serving as both social hub and outdoor learning space, the courtyard demonstrates the blurred line between classroom and commons, with outdoor terraces and seating used by students for group work and social gathering. With a unique collection of plant communities and progressive stormwater management treatment practices, students can perform experiments in their own backyard. Congrats to the entire architecture and landscape architecture team!
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