All posts by Andrea Hirsch

Higher Education on a Global Scale

Green Building

Higher Education on a Global Scale

Sustainability was a driving force behind the ultimate design solution. Throughout the design process, the architects paid particular attention to the solar and topographical considerations of the site, as well as use of local materials, and LEED certification benchmarks. The final solution incorporates a comprehensive network of systems and technologies in line with the overall sustainable strategy. Currently under construction, the 158,000 square-foot building is a mix of office and classroom areas along with 10 conference rooms and a 150-seat auditorium. The building….

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Creative Space Meets High Performance Design

Landscape Architecture

Creative Space Meets High Performance Design

More than a reflection of the architectural shell, the interior design and furniture selection were crafted to respond to the needs of the users and the functions within each space. Taking into account flexibility and ease of storage, the faculty studios were furnished and arranged to reflect each professor’s teaching methods, thus maximizing their interactions with students. Public spaces provide a variety of learning environments ranging from high-top cafe tables to mobile lounge chairs, quiet, private alcoves to open public….

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A Twenty-First Century Library at St. Catharine College

Landscape Architecture

A Twenty-First Century Library at St. Catharine College

Strategically oriented to engage with the rest of campus, the library’s wings spread at a slight angle, like open arms extending an invitation to visitors. The open arms bring visitors into the cradle occupied by the lawn, patio, and the main entrance portico, complete with limestone columns and classical architectural elements. The gentle arc form carried throughout the building defines the floor plan layout of the circulation desk, a double-height lobby space, and the overlooking balcony. It can also be….

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Building and Site Merge in Sweet Harmony

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Building and Site Merge in Sweet Harmony

The site design of the new East Studio for the acclaimed Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington responds to the need for the project to integrate easily with the fabric of the campus while providing a fresh contemporary aesthetic. Our design weaves together project-specific program needs with creative site solutions, taking great care to enable further developments to fit into the current framework and allow the landscape to grow into a quad and an arts gateway. Browning Day….

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