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All articles for the month of 01/2015.

José Alvarez, AIA, Principal, receives 2015 AIA Institute Honors for Young Architects

José Alvarez, AIA, Principal, receives 2015 AIA Institute Honors for Young Architects

The American Institute of Architects has selected 14 recipients for the 2015 AIA Young Architects Award. This award, now in its 22nd year, honors young architects – licensed 10 years or fewer regardless of their age - who have shown exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the profession early in their careers. All recipients will be presented the award at the AIA 2015 National Convention and Design Exposition in Atlanta.

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Studio Celebrates Annual Day of Service in Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Studio Celebrates Annual Day of Service in Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Recognizing that creating better communities requires more than simply designing good buildings, our studio implemented a skills-based service program to benefit local community organizations. Structured in the same vein as the 1%—a pro-bono design oriented program established in 2005 by Los Angeles-based Public Architecture—the Day of Service united design and civic leadership to analyze and address social and urban inequality with the power of good design.

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Crescent Park is One Step Closer to Completion

The foot bridge known as Mandeville Crossing has been hoisted into place bringing Crescent Park and Phase 1 of the ReInveting the Crescent Master Plan closer to completion. Bridging a floodwall and four rail corridors, the crossing reconnects the city and the waterfront, building upon the city’s history and its evolving relationship to the Mississippi River.

The bridge crossing, in tandem with the Mandeville Wharf—which will open once the bridge is complete—establishes a new, direct connection between the city and Crescent Park and creates a public front porch for the New Orleans community.

Buildings Are Only As Good As Their Occupants: 930 Poydras

Buildings Are Only As Good As Their Occupants: 930 Poydras

How much do occupants drive energy consumption in multifamily building types? Our research at 930 Poydras starts to provide insight into this important question for energy efficiency. The project was the first residential high rise built after Katrina, and contains 250 units on top of an 8-story parking garage and 1st floor retail space that meets the street. Each month, EDR manually reads and records all of the meters in each mechanical room throughout the building to collect fine-grained energy use data on the building for research purposes.

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