CU-Boulder’s biotech building earns LEED platinum rating for green construction

By Brittany Anas Daily Camera Staff Writer | anasb@dailycamera.com The University of Colorado’s biotechnology building has earned the highest possible rating for green construction, a feat that university officials are celebrating because of the difficulties in designing an eco-friendly research hub that also has complex safety requirements. The Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology building, a 336,800-square-foot […]

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Hiring an Architect

Simply put, the most important reason for hiring an architect to design and plan your project is because you want an exceptional, excellent design. However, the reasons go deeper. When it comes to designing and building, a licensed architect is the person who will give you the most for your time and money by determining […]

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A Day in the life of an Architect Intern

Have you ever happened to find yourself wondering about the world of architecture and just what a day in the life of an architect might look like? Me, too. The following is “A Day in an Architect Intern’s Life” with Michael DeLeon, an architect  intern working at SSArchitects.  Below, he highlights some of the intricacies […]

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CU-Boulder reclaims environmental design program from Denver, eyes new architectural college

By Brittany Anas Daily Camera Staff Writer | anasb@dailycamera.com The University of Colorado’s Boulder campus has annexed its popular environmental design program from the Denver campus and is poised to set up a new architecture college. In 1992, CU-Boulder’s undergraduate environmental design degree — faced with being discontinued — was shifted to the College of […]

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AIA Colorado North Honors SSArchitects

The AIA Colorado North chapter, recognized its 2012 architectural design and honor award winners Friday, September 7, at the Dairy Center for The Arts in Boulder, CO. In addition to the design awards, three honor awards were presented by the American Institute of Architects Colorado, north chapter 2012 President-Elect Jason Kersley, AIA, of RB+B Architects, Inc., […]

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First Pre-Certified LEED Platinum Building Opens in Hong Kong

Architectural firm Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) has announced the opening of Hysan Place, the first building in Hong Kong to be pre-certified LEED Platinum Building – the highest level. The building is located in the heart of Hong Kong’s glamorous shopping grounds—Causeway Bay. Hysan Place, which was developed by well-known commercial landlord Hysan, is the […]

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A Day in an Architect’s Life

Have you ever happened to find yourself wondering about the world of architecture and just what a day in the life of an architect might look like? Me, too. The following is “A Day in an Architect’s Life” with Josie Varga, an architect working at SSArchitects.  Below, she highlights some of the intricacies of this […]

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Government Building in Dubai is First Green Building

The city of Dubai will be receiving their first green building in the public sector to be used by the water and civil position of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority. Dubai, an area of economic growth and development, is known as one of the world’s largest growing luxury cities. It features some extremely interesting […]

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Broadway Affordable Housing

Broadway Community Housing is a permanently affordable housing complex owned by Boulder Housing Partners (BHP). SSA was contracted to create a master plan, design, and guide the project through a complex entitlement process with the City of Boulder. The redevelopment plan involved the rehabilitation of 6 existing buildings containing 44 residential units (Broadway East), and […]

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