18B — July 28 - August 10, 2017 — Architecture & Engineering — Owners, Developers & Managers — M id A tlantic

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A rchitecture & E ngineering Merit Award in the Built Category for William F. Cooke, Jr. Elementary School

Becker Morgan Group receives AIA Delaware Design Awards


building approach, highly technical but still feels like a school. Thoughtful design. This is a joyous building, a wonderful place for children to go and learn. The bus tank is cool!” The 600 student William F. Cooke, Jr. Elementary School is Red Clay Consolidat- ed School District’s first new school in over 10 years. The design was developed through an intensely collaborative ef- fort with the Design Commit- tee composed of teachers, staff, and public participants over several months beginning with

Educational Specifications and culminating in the design pro- cess. The main entry provides cross thru access, allowing for bus and vehicular separation while creating a central entry feature highlighted with the “Bust Tank” aquarium and a “Lego Wall”. The “Bus Tank” was created using a bus sal- vaged from Hurricane Sandy flood waters. Becker Morgan Group also received an Honor Award for Lewes Public Library. n Archer&Buchanan Architecture, Ltd.’s Konsza receives PA Registered Archi- tect License West Chester, PA — The West Chester firm of Archer & Buchanan Ar- Pennsylvania. Konsza has been a part of the Archer & Buchan- an staff for more than six years, serving as the project manager on numerous institutional and residential projects. She is cur- rently involved in a 12,000 s/f office renovation for a private firm in King of Prussia, PA and a new K-8 Jewish day school for the Kohelet Foundation in Merion Station, PA. “Alyssa joined our firm fol- lowing her graduation from Penn State and it has been a privilege to see her hone her skills and talents to become a registered architect,” noted principal Daniel Russoni- ello, AIA, LEED AP . “She is a great asset to the firm and our clients benefit from her contribution to their projects.” Konsza received her Bache- lor of Architecture degree from Pennsylvania State University and has a keen interest in socially and environmentally conscious design, as well as a respect for historic preserva- tion and adaptive reuse. Currently celebrating its 20th Anniversary, Archer & Buchanan Architecture, Ltd. is an award-winning architec- ture firm known for timeless design, attention to detail and exquisite craftsmanship. n Alyssa Konsza chitecture, L t d . a n - nounce, that s ta f f mem- ber Alyssa Konsza has received her registration as a licensed architect in

ilmington, DE — The American Institute of Archi-

tects (AIA) Delaware Chapter recently presented Becker Morgan Group with a Merit Award in the Built Category for William F. Cooke, Jr. El- ementary School. The awards program recognizes significant achievements in planning, de- sign, and execution of architec- tural projects and honors were presented at the AIA Design Ball in Wilmington, DE. An independent jury noted “they went for it with a for- ward thinking aesthetic, full

William F. Cooke, Jr. Elementary School


1200 Intrepid at the Philadelphia Navy Yard is the newly completed precast concrete work of art designed by world-renowned starchitect Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG). The front entrance façade gently curves inward while stretching outward creating a startling and gravity-defying visual that mimics the curved bows of the nearby battleships. The unique engineering requirements of the proj- ect meant that the gravity loads flowed directly to the ground and were not tied to the steel frame. Almost every piece of the front entrance façade is unique. This very complicated project presented a challenge that required an innovative solution using technical, engineering and creative exper- tise, and would not have been possible without the use of BIM and 3D modeling. For more information on this project and others visit us at www.highconcrete.com/news. “High Concrete saw our design as a wonderful opportunity to really show off their skills, talents and products. It has been a sincere joy to work with a group of precasters who are as engaged as they have been, willing to roll up their sleeves to work on solutions rather than seeing obstacles, and I am sure that they are proud of their efforts as much as we are.” Kai-Uwe Bergmann, AIA, RIBA, partner, BIG—Bjarke Ingels Group

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