One of the prime University goals and challenges for this project was attaining LEED Gold Certification. Transforming the existing concrete frame building with tight floor-to-floor heights and little natural light into an open, daylit, and energy efficient space required multiple design changes.
Helen and Olivia, students at the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, recently spent four months working with different D/P/S teams where they gained professional experience working in our collaborative, open office environment.
On April 25, 2019, Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine, Hobbs CORE, and Presbyterian Santa Fe Medical Center received IIDA SW PRIDE Awards of Merit, Design Excellence, and Best in Show.
This LEED Platinum project includes a number of environmental sustainability features like a centralized hot water system powered by solar thermal collectors to reduce energy usage in producing hot water to residents, low-flow plumbing fixtures and efficient landscape irrigation to reduce water usage, and covered parking to reduce heat island effect with shade provided by solar photovoltaic (PV) panels that generate energy bringing the HERS to below 60.
Advancements in technology and radiation therapy are showing promising results in cancer treatment, but the number of cancer patients continues to rise. Radiation therapy room design, also known as linear accelerator vault design, is particularly challenging because these rooms can be quite intimidating for patients. There are a few techniques to make radiotherapy room design more comfortable for patients while still meeting shielding and space requirements.