|By PR Newswire||
|January 16, 2014 01:30 PM EST||
AMHERST, N.H., Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lavallee Brensinger Architects received two Awards for Excellence in Architecture at the New Hampshire Chapter of the American Institute of Architects' 30th Annual Awards Banquet on January 10th: an Honor Award for the City of Manchester new Police Department, and a Citation Award for the Manchester Community College Student Center.
A jury comprised of representatives from the Maryland's architecture community selected award recipients that exemplify excellence in overall design, including aesthetics, clarity, creativity, appropriate functionality, sustainability, building performance, and appropriateness with regard to fulfilling the client's program.
Replacing its cramped, inefficient and technology-challenged 1970s station, the new Manchester Police Station provides a 21st Century facility for the next 40 years. The new structure is accessible, adaptable, energy efficient, and compliant with modern law enforcement standards. Apart from its administrative spaces, the building accommodates community and training rooms, a 14-cell detention area, an evidence analysis and storage suite, a tactical firing range, and a state-of-the-art communications hub. The public facades juxtapose the City's historic red brick fabric with a random mosaic of glazing, securely obscuring the building's inner functions while opening the building interior to natural light. At the center of this mosaic, a balcony glows blue at night, a symbol of safety to a downtown-edge neighborhood in transition.
"This is a brilliant facade solution for both the function and context," said the jury, "The uniformity of a police department and the various internal functions within are unified by the facade, and the bollards compliment and strengthen it. The design skillfully considers that the police department must be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The nighttime photos are exceptional. This a sensitive design for a police station."
In addition to Department of Public Works management and staff and Lavallee Brensinger Architects, other project team members included: Architecture Design Group, police planning; Foley Buhl Roberts & Associates, structural engineers; RDK Engineers, mechanical/electrical/plumbing engineers; and Harvey Construction, construction manager. Photography submitted is credited to Joseph St. Pierre and Mike Sears.
The updated facade of the Manchester Community College Student Center provides a sophisticated academic image along Interstate 293, linking the disconnected existing space and creating an epicenter of student activity within the heart of the college. A motif of glass, opaque surfaces, and exposed building components carry this image throughout the interior of the building, which offers a multi-purpose function and athletic center, small multi-use educational and activity rooms, student organization spaces, faculty and student offices, performance area, fitness center, locker rooms, lounge space, dining facility, and full service cafe.
The jury commented that "the strong interior design provides a dynamic environment with an appropriate variety of space types and scales. The project effectively expresses its role as a crossroads for student interaction."
In addition to Manchester Community College management and staff and Lavallee Brensinger Architects, other project team members included: TFMoran, civil engineering; Foley Buhl Roberts & Associates, structural engineers; Yeaton Associates, Inc., mechanical/electrical/plumbing/fire protection engineers; and Eckman Construction, construction manager. All photography submitted is credited to Ed Wonsek.
Other Honor Award Recipients include the Peter T. Paul College of Business & Economics at UNH, Goody Clancy Architects; Norway Point in NH Lakes Region, Samyn-D'Elia Architects; and Burr and Burton Academy Academic Building in Peru, VT, Bensonwood, Walpole, NH. Merit Awards went to Lighthouse Cove Cottage in Wolfeboro, NH, TMS Architects; and Keene Family YMCA in Keene, NH, ARC/Architectural Resource Cambridge. Citation Awards also went to Piedra Fina Restaurant in Marlboro, NH, Daniel V. Scully/Architects; and a private rural NH residence, Dennis Mires, PA, The Architects.
Contact: Melissa Bruneau, 603-622-5450 X136, [email protected]
SOURCE Lavallee Brensinger Architects
Red Hat is investing in Tesora, the number one contributor to OpenStack Trove Database as a Service (DBaaS) also ranked among the top 20 companies contributing to OpenStack overall. Tesora, the company bringing OpenStack Trove Database as a Service (DBaaS) to the enterprise, has announced that Red Hat and others have invested in the company as a part of Tesora's latest funding round. The funding agreement expands on the ongoing collaboration between Tesora and Red Hat, which dates back to Febr...
Sep. 1, 2015 04:30 PM EDT Reads: 387
SYS-CON Events announced today that DataClear Inc. will exhibit at the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. The DataClear ‘BlackBox’ is the only solution that moves your PC, browsing and data out of the United States and away from prying (and spying) eyes. Its solution automatically builds you a clean, on-demand, virus free, new virtual cloud based PC outside of the United States, and wipes it clean...
Sep. 1, 2015 04:15 PM EDT Reads: 432
Cloud and datacenter migration innovator AppZero has joined the Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance Program. AppZero is a fast, flexible way to move Windows Server applications from any source machine – physical or virtual – to any destination server, in any cloud or datacenter, using its patented container technology. AppZero’s container is also called a Virtual Application Appliance (VAA). To facilitate Microsoft Azure onboarding, AppZero has two purpose-built offerings: AppZero SP for Azure,...
Sep. 1, 2015 04:00 PM EDT Reads: 205
WSM International, the pioneer and leader in server migration services, has announced an agreement with WHOA.com, a leader in providing secure public, private and hybrid cloud computing services. Under terms of the agreement, WSM will provide migration services to WHOA.com customers to relocate some or all of their applications, digital assets, and other computing workloads to WHOA.com enterprise-class, secure cloud infrastructure. The migration services include detailed evaluation and planning...
Sep. 1, 2015 04:00 PM EDT Reads: 196
SYS-CON Events announced today that G2G3 will exhibit at SYS-CON's @DevOpsSummit Silicon Valley, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Based on a collective appreciation for user experience, design, and technology, G2G3 is uniquely qualified and motivated to redefine how organizations and people engage in an increasingly digital world.
Sep. 1, 2015 03:00 PM EDT Reads: 509
SYS-CON Events announced today that IceWarp will exhibit at the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. IceWarp, the leader of cloud and on-premise messaging, delivers secured email, chat, documents, conferencing and collaboration to today's mobile workforce, all in one unified interface
Sep. 1, 2015 03:00 PM EDT Reads: 439
In 2014, the market witnessed a massive migration to the cloud as enterprises finally overcame their fears of the cloud’s viability, security, etc. Over the past 18 months, AWS, Google and Microsoft have waged an ongoing battle through a wave of price cuts and new features. For IT executives, sorting through all the noise to make the best cloud investment decisions has become daunting. Enterprises can and are moving away from a "one size fits all" cloud approach. The new competitive field has ...
Sep. 1, 2015 02:45 PM EDT
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Lee Williams, a producer of the first smartphones and tablets, will talk about how he is now applying his experience in mobile technology to the design and development of the next generation of Environmental and Sustainability Services at ETwater. He will explain how M2M controllers work through wirelessly connected remote controls; and specifically delve into a retrofit option that reverse-engineers control codes of existing conventional controller systems so the...
Sep. 1, 2015 02:45 PM EDT Reads: 136
Everyone talks about continuous integration and continuous delivery but those are just two ends of the pipeline. In the middle of DevOps is continuous testing (CT), and many organizations are struggling to implement continuous testing effectively. After all, without continuous testing there is no delivery. And Lab-As-A-Service (LaaS) enhances the CT with dynamic on-demand self-serve test topologies. CT together with LAAS make a powerful combination that perfectly serves complex software developm...
Sep. 1, 2015 02:30 PM EDT Reads: 211
The Internet of Things is in the early stages of mainstream deployment but it promises to unlock value and rapidly transform how organizations manage, operationalize, and monetize their assets. IoT is a complex structure of hardware, sensors, applications, analytics and devices that need to be able to communicate geographically and across all functions. Once the data is collected from numerous endpoints, the challenge then becomes converting it into actionable insight.
Sep. 1, 2015 01:00 PM EDT
With the proliferation of connected devices underpinning new Internet of Things systems, Brandon Schulz, Director of Luxoft IoT – Retail, will be looking at the transformation of the retail customer experience in brick and mortar stores in his session at @ThingsExpo. Questions he will address include: Will beacons drop to the wayside like QR codes, or be a proximity-based profit driver? How will the customer experience change in stores of all types when everything can be instrumented and a...
Sep. 1, 2015 12:45 PM EDT Reads: 476
SYS-CON Events announced today that HPM Networks will exhibit at the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. For 20 years, HPM Networks has been integrating technology solutions that solve complex business challenges. HPM Networks has designed solutions for both SMB and enterprise customers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
Sep. 1, 2015 12:30 PM EDT Reads: 912
This Enterprise Strategy Group lab validation report of the NEC Express5800/R320 server with Intel® Xeon® processor presents the benefits of 99.999% uptime NEC fault-tolerant servers that lower overall virtualized server total cost of ownership. This report also includes survey data on the significant costs associated with system outages impacting enterprise and web applications. Click Here to Download Report Now!
Sep. 1, 2015 12:30 PM EDT Reads: 258
Enterprises can achieve rigorous IT security as well as improved DevOps practices and Cloud economics by taking a new, cloud-native approach to application delivery. Because the attack surface for cloud applications is dramatically different than for highly controlled data centers, a disciplined and multi-layered approach that spans all of your processes, staff, vendors and technologies is required. This may sound expensive and time consuming to achieve as you plan how to move selected applicati...
Sep. 1, 2015 12:30 PM EDT
Consumer IoT applications provide data about the user that just doesn’t exist in traditional PC or mobile web applications. This rich data, or “context,” enables the highly personalized consumer experiences that characterize many consumer IoT apps. This same data is also providing brands with unprecedented insight into how their connected products are being used, while, at the same time, powering highly targeted engagement and marketing opportunities. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Nathan Trel...
Sep. 1, 2015 12:15 PM EDT Reads: 249