Dubbed “The Hammock” by students, the hanging mezzanine The Hinman Research Building at Georgia Institute of Technology, was created by repurposing a large bridge crane to support a tapered floor structure. “The result is a very open space,” TKB’s Martha Bell, FAIA, said. “You can see everything that is going on.”
For the third year in a row, TKB’s Martha Bell, FAIA is elected judge of the competition of Building Design+Construction Magazine’s annual Reconstruction Awards. The program seeks to find the best renovation / reconstruction projects each year, based on: 1) Overall design, engineering, and construction quality 2) How architectural teams solve problems and meet client needs while producing a structure with enhanced social, economical, cultural, and community value.
Associate Adam Quigley, AIA to address project management at an Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI) event. AWI represents nearly 4,000 members consisting of architectural woodworkers, suppliers, design professionals and students from around the world. Adam will shed light on the challenges and opportunities in complex interior remodeling and design projects.
TKB provided pro bono design services and construction cost estimates that aided the Community Health Partnership in earning a Federal New Access Point Grant. “Thanks again [to TKB] for your amazing contribution to the success of our proposal. Your beautifully designed clinic, I am sure, was a major factor in our selection in this highly competitive grant opportunity.” says Susan Bauer, MA, MPH Executive Director Community Health Partnership.
The 60,000 SF state-of-the-art building, to be designed to LEED Gold standard, brings together thirteen academic and RSO units to develop new pedagogical synergies and collaborative spatial models in the new structure. TKB’s value added services group will also develop comprehensive fundraising support to ensure project success and serve to elevate the University and highlight its commitment to African American, Asian American, Hispanic, LGBT, gender, women and diversity studies.
This month the Illinois Library Association’s monthly magazine, ILA Reporter, features TKB’s Martha Bell, FAIA and Susan Strunk of the Palatine Library discussing library renovation projects. The Reporter is the association’s bimonthly publication and forum for those who are reinventing Illinois libraries, with articles that seek to explore new ideas, examine challenges and inform the library community about important issues.