How the Virus May Change Your Next Home
Facades on glass buildings could open wider to the outdoors, said Angelica Trevino Baccon, a partner at SHoP Architects, like those her firm designed for Uber’s new headquarters in San Francisco, where large glass panels open like bifold doors. “Fresh air is just so important for wellness,” she said, and natural ventilation also helps reduce energy consumption.
Our Bushwick Factory is a “PPE Powerhouse”
In Bushwick, staff at SHoP Architects’ prototyping lab have mobilized to convert the firm’s mini-factory into a PPE powerhouse, manufacturing 440 shields per day to send to Weill Cornell Medicine. Instead of 3D printing, SHoP is CNC-milling visor bands.
Pitching in to Protect NYC
At our Brooklyn fabrication facility, a SHoP team is working from designs developed by Sweden’s 3DVERKSTAN to produce at least 1,000 medical face shields for distribution to area hospitals. In a separate joint initiative, we are printing a specialized valve that allows hospitals to increase coronavirus treatment capacity by sharing ventilators.
Designing a Community Hub for Food Security
When SHoP heard that DC Greens needed to relocate because its current site was being turned into a substation for the local power company, the firm saw an opportunity to get its hands dirty designing a new home for the community-service organization and the important work that takes place at its urban farm site.
Geof Bell to Speak at #BeyondBIM2020
Geof Bell, a multi-disciplinary Associate at SHoP, will speak at #BeyondBIM2020, the AEC symposium focusing on a vision for the future, on March 17 in London. He will showcase examples of SHoP’s work and contribute to the discussion on how to improve collaboration across the design and construction community.
SHoP Speaking at Vertex
SHoP’s Director of Visualization, Mengyi Fan, and Director of Interactive Visualization, Adam Chernick, will speak at Vertex in London on February 28. Mengyi and Adam’s talk, “Improving Design Through Visualization Technology,” will focus on mixed reality (XR) experiences, and how they are changing the architectural industry.
Tech Start-ups Find a Shared Home at The Company Building in Manhattan
It’s meant to look homey, “like your cool friend’s apartment,” says Paris Smith, Company’s head of brand, on a recent tour of the in-progress renovation, which was sensitively designed by SHoP Architects in close collaboration with the building’s owners, Milstein Properties.
Keep Calm and Terra-cotta On
SHoP Architects’ design for 111 West 57th Street is a call back to Manhattan’s great Deco skyscrapers. Nearly 43,000 richly glazed terra-cotta tiles, sourced from manufacturer NBK Terracotta, were used on the supertall’s east and west facades.
John Cerone to Speak at PLAT20 Conference in Stockholm
SHoP Principal and Director of Virtual Design and Construction, John Cerone, will be the keynote speaker at the PLAT20 Conference taking place Thursday, February 13 in Stockholm, Sweden. He will speak about SHoP’s innovative use of metal in some of the firm’s most iconic projects, such as the Barclays Center, Botswana Innovation Hub and the Nassau Coliseum.