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Lessons from a Living Building: The Brock Environmental Center

Designed by SmithGroupJJR, the project for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation has exceeded its performance expectations, but not without hiccups along the way.

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The Case of the Missing Energy Model

SmithGroupJJR's Greg Mella discusses the use of energy modeling while designing Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Brock Environmental Center, now Living Building Challenge certified. 

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Ultra-Green Brock Center Certified as a 'Living Building'

Brock Environmental Center uses 80% less energy than an average building and is the first U.S. building permitted to "drink" its rainwater.

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Resurrecting Eero Saarinen's Design Dome at GM

The futuristic 60-year-old building remains as relevant as ever, with help from an updated interior by SmithGroupJJR, the original architect of record for the GM Technical Center.

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It's Time To Put Buildings On A Diet

SmithGroupJJR's Greg Mella discusses the importance of using "natural and simple" materials when designing sustainably. 

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A first look inside the Smithsonian’s African American museum: Stunning views, grand scale

SmithGroupJJR/Freelon Adjaye Bond and lead designer David Adjaye were selected in 2009. With construction beginning in 2012, the museum is set to open on September 24, 2016. 

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SmithGroupJJR’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Building named 2016 Lab of the Year

Sustainable features like chilled beams and solar screens help the University of Illinois research facility use 50% less energy than minimum building energy efficiency standards.

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Ford sets its sights on a radical new high-tech Headquarters

New buildings, located in two campus’ designed by Michigan-based architecture firm SmithGroupJJR, will see a fifty-percent reduction in energy consumption, save water, and include a new zero-waste, zero-energy, zero-water Sustainability Showcase building.

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Ford Unveils Dramatic 10-Year Campus Revitalization Designed by SmithGroupJJR

Ford's Dearborn, Michigan campus will be reimagined to include two primary facilities across 7.5 million sqaure feet of workspace.

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Ford looks to Silicon Valley in corporate campus redesign

Transforming Dearborn Campus to Further Drive Innovation, Collaboration and Invest in Employees

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One of the world’s greenest buildings 14 feet above sea level prepares for climate change

Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Brock Environmental Center receives Living Building Challenge certification.

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Electrical and Computer Engineering Building at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

The SmithGroupJJR-designed Electrical and Computer Engineering Building is one of the largest net-zero facilities in the nation and showcases technology invented by university researchers. 

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Building a New Tradition

SmithGroupJJR's Robert Bull discusses design concepts utilized at new Washington College of Law complex at American University.

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Designing for the Future with Augmented and Virtual Reality Tools

Advances in the technologies offer new methods of visualizing projects and communicating design intent to clients, SmithGroupJJR's Derek White quoted.

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