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Ballinger Leads SCUP Mid-Atlantic tour

Ballinger Senior Principal Craig Spangler, AIA, joined by fellow leaders in college and university planning, lead a tour of Swarthmore College’s newest addition, Maxine Frank Singer ‘52 Hall. The event was part of the Society of College and University Planning (SCUP) Mid-Atlantic Symposium held October 16.

Swarthmore CollegeSwarthmore’s Jan Semler, Director of Capital Planning and Project Management, described the College’s intent to create a collaborative environment that combines the departments of biology, engineering, and psychology and how Ballinger translated that intent into a design. Ballinger provided planning, design and engineering for the 160,000 SF building, which will house expanded, modern space for science research and teaching, including classrooms, laboratories, office space, and indoor and outdoor commons areas.

Ballinger Senior Principal Serves as Jury for Excellence Awards

scupThe Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) Excellence Awards showcase strategic, integrated planning processes resulting in exemplary projects that contribute to institutional success. Ballinger Senior Principal Craig Spangler, AIA served as 2019 Jury Chair for the annual competition, now in its 19th year. This year’s submissions represented 135 institutions, all demonstrating how strategic, integrated planning can result in exemplary building, grounds, institutional success, and careers that inspire.

The jury also included Niraj Dangoria, Associate Dean for Facilities Planning and Management at Stanford University’s School of Medicine, Arthur Frazier, AIA, Director of Facilities Management and Services at Spelman College, Laura Tenny, ASLA, LEED-AP, Senior Campus Planner in the Office of Campus Planning at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Karen Wolfert, AIA, Senior Architect and Campus Planner at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM). The jury presented entry trends and themes in a session at the SCUP 2019 Annual Conference in Seattle, and celebrated the 29 award winners.

Ballinger Presents Environments for Next-Generation Engineering Innovation

Ballinger principals Craig S. Spangler, AIA and Jonathan Friedan, PE, LEEP presented “Environments for Next-Generation Engineering Innovation” at the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) 2019 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference.

Engineering has increasingly become central to convergent scholarship for solving societal challenges and fostering student creativity and entrepreneurship, which demand profound transformations in engineering teaching and research environments. In the session held at the University of Maryland in College Park, Craig and Jonathon overviewed Ballinger’s transformational academic facilities plan and the recently opened A. James Clark Hall for the University’s A. James Clark School of Engineering.

Craig and Jonathan coached attendees on how to plan effective processes for campus district transformations and to qualitatively evaluate the effectiveness of facilities for next-generation engineering learning and discovery.

SCUP is a community of higher education leaders responsible for the integration of planning on their campuses and for the professionals who support them. Their 5000+ members represent the areas of planning, finance, administration, research, and IT who are charged with planning for the future of colleges and universities and the success of students.

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SCUP members tour Ballinger-designed Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building at UMBC

Ballinger co-led a tour of the Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County as part of the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) 2019 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference.

Located in the center of campus, the Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building (ISBL) will be a shared hub for research and teaching and home to multi-disciplinary instructional laboratories. Ballinger provided architectural and engineering services for the 130,000 SF building, which is scheduled to open in summer 2019.

The tour was led by UMCB, Ballinger and Whiting Turner. Tour guides from UMBC included Project Manager Tom Argasinski, Director and University Architect Joe Rexing, and Associate Director for Quality Management Larry Hennessey. Ballinger was represented by Project Designer Steve Bartlett, AIA, LEED AP, Project Director Rob Voss, AIA, LEED AP, Project Architect Edward Strockbine, RA, LEED AP and Project Engineer Michael Radio, PE, CEM, BEMP, LEED AP. Whiting-Turner tour guides included Senior Project Manager Andrew Light, Project Manager Stephen Chesko and Senior Superintendent Eric Gresham.

SCUP is a community of higher education leaders responsible for the integration of planning on their campuses and for the professionals who support them. Their 5000+ members represent the areas of planning, finance, administration, research, and IT who are charged with planning for the future of colleges and universities and the success of students.

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Ballinger’s Craig S. Spangler, AIA serves on SCUP Awards Jury

Ballinger principal Craig S. Spangler, AIA served on the jury for the 2018 SCUP Excellence Awards. The program, organized by the Society for College and University Planning, recognizes comprehensive campus design and planning as a collaborative effort that involves campus architects, planners, administrators, faculty, processional consultants and many stakeholders in higher education. This year the program received submissions representing 156 institutions.

In addition to Craig, the jury included Dean Gregory, BCSLA, ASLA, LEED AP, Campus Landscape Architect at University of British Columbia and jury chair; Vuk Vujovic, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Vice President and Director of Sustainability and Energy at Legat Architects; Wendy Hills, AIA, University Architect at Tulane University; and Laura Cruickshank, FAIA, Master Planner, Chief Architect, and Associate Vice President for University Planning, Design and Construction at the University of Connecticut. Winners will be announced at the SCUP 2018 Annual Conference in Nashville on July 16th. Craig and his fellow jurors will present “Observed Themes in Higher Education Planning and Design From the 2018 Excellence Award Entries and Recognition of Winners” at the conference.

Johns Hopkins University’s Undergraduate Teaching Labs wins 2016 SCUP Award

 

The Ballinger-designed Johns Hopkins University Undergraduate Teaching Laboratories is a 2016 Honor Award Recipient for SCUP/AIA/CAE Excellence in the category of Architecture-Building Additions, Renovation or Adaptive Reuse. The jury selected ten Honor, fourteen Merit, and eleven Honorable Mention Awards this year.

 

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On July 12th at SCUP-51, the Annual International Conference to be held in Vancouver, members of the jury will present a 90-minute session on observations from this year’s submittals, what was “excellent,” best practices and the challenges that lie ahead for higher education.

Established in 1965, The Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) is a community of higher education leaders who are responsible for, or are involved in, the integration of planning on their campuses and for the professionals who support them. 

For the full list of SCUP winners, click here.

 

Leaders from Ballinger, CUNY and NYU Examine the Cutting Edge of Healthcare Training

Ballinger joined thousands of planning professionals at the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) 47th Annual International Conference. Principal Todd Drake, AIA, LEED AP led a session with clients Thomas S. Riles, Executive Director of the New York Simulation for the Health Sciences, and Iris Weinshall, Vice Chancellor of Facilities Planning, Construction and Management at the City University of New York. Together they described the unique public/private partnership that resulted in the New York Simulation Center for the Health Sciences (NYSIM).

A collaboration between the City University of New York (CUNY) and the New York University (NYU) Medical Center, NYSIM is a cutting-edge medical education environment that trains healthcare students and faculty.

Using hands-on experience to illustrate motivations behind project decisions, the center’s leadership shared how the center was planned, designed, and built, as well as lessons learned after the first year of operations. It’s one of the largest urban training centers in the US.

SCUP is a professional association for higher education planners and the professionals who support them. This year’s conference was held in Chicago.

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