May 16th, 2013
April 22nd, 2013
What could be more appropriate for Earth Day 2013 than to announce that VSBA’s renovation of Fay House at the Radcliffe Institute has been awarded LEED Gold!!
Fay House is the original home of Radcliffe College, built in 1807, and it’s now the administrative building for the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard. VSBA renovated and updated the entire building while helping to preserve its beautiful historic qualities.
Fay House was awarded a LEED for Green Building Design and Construction v3.0 Gold Certification — only the second LEED v3.0 Gold Certification for new construction at Harvard!
The building now incorporates methods to manage lighting and energy efficiency. Occupancy and daylight sensors, as well personal lighting controls, allow adjustment of light per room and usage. Fay House is also one of the only buildings on campus to power down appliances as well as lights when the building’s not in use, reducing power use and waste. Our renovations also brought fresh daylight and views into working areas.
For more information, see the USGBC’s statistics on the project.
February 7th, 2013
The Camden Children’s Garden is an important and beautiful civic place designed by Steven Izenour and others with Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates. It’s one of the last and greatest examples of Steve’s love for bold graphics, playful architecture, and engagement with the arts.
The State of New Jersey has announced that it’s taking the Garden’s land to redevelop it. But you can help preserve the Garden — as a vital community resource and as a part of Steve’s legacy.
December 21st, 2012
VSBA, in association with Steven Song Design Lab, has been asked to design a new hotel at the edge of a bustling entertainment and commercial neighborhood in Seoul, Korea. It features a range of uses, including retail, and it incorporates large-scale LED graphics at both the top and base of the building to connect with both pedestrians and the whole city.
For more information, check out the hotel’s project page:
December 12th, 2012
Here’s a link to ENR’s article, “Best Overall: Lenfest Hall Team Hits a High Note.”
Also see ENR’s blog: http://tinyurl.com/ats7hms
And for more info on the building, see VSBA’s page on Lenfest Hall.
November 5th, 2012
Want to learn more about our transition from Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates to VSBA, LLC?
Check out “Passing the Vernacular” by JoAnn Greco, just published in The Pennsylvania Gazette: http://www.upenn.edu/gazette/1112/arts04.html.
November 1st, 2012
Check out Nancy Rogo Trainer’s article “Drawing Identity from Change: Planning for Haverford College” in the latest issue of Change Over Time, a journal published by the University of Pennsylvania.
To subscribe to the journal, go to http://cot.pennpress.org and select Subscribe.
October 12th, 2012
VSBA has completed renovation of the beautiful and historic Fay House at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard.
Want to learn more? Download this brochure on the project! It features photos of the completed renovation and a description of our work.
And please also visit our website page on the project.