Holy Cross Luth Athletic Complex - Truss Erection
08.31.16 The first truss for the Sasaki-designed Luth Athletic Complex athletics field house at Holy Cross College was recently set, and can be seen from several hillside roadways approaching Worcester. The truss spans nearly 200 feet over what will become a state-of-the-art athletics practice facility on campus adjacent to the existing Hart Center gymnasium. The truss represents the first of eleven to be installed, which will finish the roof structure. The Luth Athletic Complex is scheduled to open in the Summer of 2018.
Marriott Marquis and Marina - San Diego
08.29.16 Recently completed was the outdoor plaza sculpture park at the Marriott Marquis and Marina in San Diego, California. Each free-standing aluminum piece was individually designed to contract and expand directing users to experience the local views at different times of day. The sculpture park was conceived by After Architecture to augment the hotel's landscaping installation.
UMass Amherst Physical Science Building Topping Off
08.23.16 On August 2nd, a topping off ceremony was held for the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Physical Science Building and West Experiment Station. Designed by Wilson Architects, the PSB supports scientific discovery in the fields of materials science, condensed matter, nuclear physics, and organic chemistry; the WES will house the faculty and graduate student offices for the Physics department. The exterior masonry on the original WES, a 19th Century research laboratory was salvaged and will be reused on the new building. The project also includes two bridges and a tunnel connecting the PSB, WES, the Goessmann Chemistry Laboratory, and the Lederle Graduate Research Center.

Photo Credit: DCAMM

MIT.nano in Engineering News Record
08.09.16 The new Nanotechnology facility at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has been featured in Engineering News Record (ENR). The article describes the logistical design complications owing to the siting of the project required to reduce ambient vibration and electromagnetic noise to future nanotechnology research. On what is aptly described as a "ship in a bottle" construction site, Wilson Architects has implemented a technically rigorous layout of the building that fosters collaboration between disciplines that inherently needs to shut out the surrounding environmental impacts to conduct their research.

GE Boston Headquarters Design Unveiled
08.03.16 Design and work is underway for the new
General Electric headquarters in Boston's Fort Point district. Included in the project is the renovation and upgrade of two former New England Confectionery Company (Necco) buildings that will form a campus with a new building immediately to the south. Design Renderings were presented recently in the Boston Globe.