AIA New England Recognizes Penn State Lab

Penn State’s Eva J. Pell Laboratory for Advanced Biological Studies (Pell Lab), designed by Payette of Boston, has received the Honor Award for Design Excellence from the New England chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The award is the highest honor for projects designed by New England firms.

UCSD Opens Collaborative Biomedical Research Facility

The University of California, San Diego (UCSD) recently opened a new $113 million Health Sciences Biomedical Research Facility in La Jolla. The 196,000-square-foot building was designed to encourage collaboration between scientists in the region and worldwide.

MSBA Approves Funding for New STEM Academy

Officials from the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) recently approved up to $37.3 million to support construction of the Dearborn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Academy. This move marked the MSBA’s first new school construction project in eleven years, and ended a seven-year school construction reimbursement moratorium.

Q&A: The Evolution of Innovation Centers

By Jessie Fetterling
Perkins + Will, with a location in San Francisco, designed the Campus for Research Excellence And Technological Enterprise (CREATE), a global research community that comprises three mid-rise buildings and a high-rise tower, in Singapore. The project earned the architecture firm a Laboratory of the Year last year for its unconventional lab design.

New Center at King’s College Lands AIA Award

The $10.5 million King’s College Scandlon Health and Wellness Center, designed by Spillman Farmer Architects, has received the 2013 Award of Excellence from the American Institute of Architects, Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter. Jurors particularly noted the building’s elegant and restrained composition, careful proportions, color pallet and material use, as well as its open nature.