Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations
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The structure that interweaves learning, gathering and workplaces to create an interdisciplinary center for the academic and regional nonprofit organizational center. The corner site occupies the nexus of the neighborhood acting as a transition between the institutional buildings of Case Western Reserve University and single family residences of the neighborhood. The design expresses a synthesis of scales by combining the two story vertical scale of the residences with the horizontal length and scale of institutional buildings. The materials also express a synthesis by using the traditional masonry and stone of the residential buildings in an understated contemporary design that evokes the campus. The public spaces for learning and gathering occupy the Ground Floor and engage the front lawn and rear community garden respectively.
The Upper Level houses the workplace designed to provide space for collaboration, focus and socializing. The design comprises a neighborhood featuring a large open workroom with tall ceilings and light monitor overlooking the community garden, modular workstations organized in team clusters, private offices opening onto the workroom, meeting rooms, and open kitchen and lounge area that opens onto a roof terrace overlooking the community garden.
Sustainable design informed decisions about siting and interior organization, healthy interior environment, high efficiency heating and cooling equipment, lighting sensors and durable exterior materials to minimize maintenance.
Harvey W. Wiley Federal Building
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This structure combines administrative offices, research and testing laboratories, classrooms, library and café into a secure multi-use community-oriented building. Prior to construction, these FDA functions were scattered about the Washington DC area usually in lightless places. The GSA expressed dual aspirations for this project of making a home for administrators and scientists facilitating collaboration in a healthy workplace and providing a mechanism to for public-private partnerships. The College Park site near the University of Maryland campus allows for student internship and professional collaboration between academic and government scientists.
The building form expresses the civic purpose of the facility and provides a visual anchor in the technology precinct emerging near the University of Maryland Campus. Sustainable design informed siting and interior organization, healthy interior environment as well as high efficiency heating and cooling equipment. The project won a Design Honor Award from the GSA.
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