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EwingCole Hires Regional Director

Timothy (Tim) F. Winstead, AIA, LEED AP, has joined the firm as the regional director in Raleigh, North Carolina. Winstead will support EwingCole’s presence in North Carolina and nationally.  His expertise in both the science & technology and academic markets aligns with key practices fueling the firm’s overall growth.

“We are delighted to add someone of Tim’s caliber to the firm,” said Jared Loos, Chief Executive Officer. “I am confident that his strategic ability will enhance our design practice and maximize market revenue while maintaining client partnerships and developing new business opportunities throughout the area.”

With over 30 years of professional experience, Tim previously worked for the Hillier Group in Princeton, NJ, the Freelon Group in Durham, NC and was most recently a principal at Hanbury in Raleigh.  His previous clients include DuPont Pharmaceutical Company, Duke University, Johnson & Johnson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Merck, North Carolina State University, Novartis, University of North Carolina, and Yale University.

Tim graduated from North Carolina State University with a bachelor of architecture and environmental design. He is an active member in the American Institute of Architects and a LEED accredited professional.

 

EwingCole & Perkins Eastman Co-Publish New White Paper Examining The Benefits & Challenges Of Design Research

EwingCole and Perkins Eastman are pleased to announce the release of their new joint white paper “Where Are We Now?: Elevating Design Practice through Design Research,” co-authored by Emily Chmielewski, EDAC, Associate and Senior Design Researcher at Perkins Eastman, and Nicholas Watkins, Ph.D., Director of Research at EwingCole. The paper takes an in-depth look at the current state of the design research field, dissects the many challenges researchers face, and contemplates broad solutions for advancing the practice of design research for the overall betterment of the architectural design field.

In March 2016, the Perkins Eastman and EwingCole research teams, led by Chmielewski and Watkins, developed and instituted a comprehensive online survey of 29 questions, in partnership with the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA). The survey was available online for three weeks and was completed by a mix of students, educators, designers, and design research professionals. The results of that survey were then presented at the 47th Annual EDRA Conference (EDRA47), in Raleigh, NC.

The survey’s questions focused on such topics as: Defining one’s role; the value and credibility of design research; research methods, knowledge sharing, and sustainability of design research in practice, among others. “Many of our respondents wear multiple hats,” says Chmielewski. “An educator will also participate in research practice, for example, and many others do not have one area of specialization. Most are conducting research in multiple sectors and on varied project types.”

At EDRA47, the teams engaged in conversation with various conference attendees about the many challenges related to conducting design research as well […]

Interior Architecture & Design, PLLC Joins EwingCole

Interior Architecture & Design, PLLC Joins EwingCole

Interior Architecture & Design (IDeA) is joining EwingCole, one of the nation’s leading architecture, engineering, and interior design firms. IDeA provides planning and interior architecture and interior design services to a select group of education, healthcare, institutional, workplace, and government clients. EwingCole and IDeA’s combined resources will provide research-based interior architecture design to deliver innovative, human-centered solutions to clients. “IDeA’s design team provides immediate leadership and interior architecture expertise to our new offices in Charlotte and Raleigh and the creative team provides a depth of resources for clients nationwide,” said Mark Hebden, EwingCole’s President. “We look forward to cultivating their research, which validates successful planning and design strategies, and introducing it to current and future clients.”

“EwingCole’s breadth of expertise and knowledge enhances our ability to lead our clients and support them with a wider range of services,” said Dawn Gum, IDeA’s Managing Partner. “Joining EwingCole provides the opportunity to apply our interior architecture research and design to larger projects across a broad-spectrum of building types.”

The combining of firms supports EwingCole’s goal to provide integrated design services to clients in the region, as well as allow further expansion into the southeastern United States. In addition, IDeA’s workplace research supports EwingCole’s mission to provide our clients, the community, and the environment evidence-based design excellence.

BBH Design Joins EwingCole

Combining National Expertise Across Markets To Deliver The Best Planning, Design, And Delivery To Clients

BBH Design is joining EwingCole, one of the nation’s leading architecture, engineering, and interior design firms. BBH Design is an innovative, research-informed architecture practice that provides planning, architecture, and design research services to the regions most respected education, healthcare, and science organizations. This strategic initiative leverages EwingCole’s national network and resources with BBH Design’s regional industry expertise to deliver an unparalleled experience to clients. “BBH Design’s team provides added leadership and expertise in many of the industries EwingCole serves,” said Mark Hebden, EwingCole’s President. “EwingCole and BBH Design share a strong focus on cultivating client relationships and being recognized as trusted advisors. We look forward to combining our resources, building on our current success, and expanding into new markets.”

“By joining EwingCole, a firm whose culture aligns with ours, we are able to draw on their talent to increase the services we provide our clients,” said BBH Design’s CoFounders and Managing Principals Rich Beale and Douglas Hall. “EwingCole’s broad areas of expertise will not only enhance our regional presence, but it will also expand the types of clients we serve.”

The combining of firms shapes the future of EwingCole by providing a platform to better serve existing clients in the region, allowing for further expansion into the southeastern United States. In addition, BBH Design’s research team has developed new visualization tools that examine the relationships between occupants and how they operate within their built environment. These tools can be utilized by current and future […]

Reinventing Our Communities: Transforming Our Economies

Learn how local and regional economies can be drivers of inclusive growth. Join the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and cosponsors to explore leading-edge strategies and dialogue with top experts on ways to transform our economies by connecting people, place, and capital. Register for Reinventing Our Communities: Transforming Our Economies, September 21–23, 2016 at the Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing.

EwingCole Wins Five Illumination Awards of Merit

EwingCole is pleased to announce that five projects received national awards of merit from the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA). The projects are:

Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS, San Francisco, CA
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Harrison, NY
SUNY Upstate Cancer Center, Syracuse, NY
Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA
The Smithsonian Institution National Museum of American History, West Wing Renewal, Washington, DC

“As designers, we use light to enhance the architectural story,” said Angela Matchica, LC, PE, LEED AP, EwingCole’s director of lighting design. ”Lighting is an integral component of design with the ability to transform the static into kinetic.”

The Illuminating Engineering Society creates the premier lighting community dedicated to promoting the art and science of quality lighting to its members, allied professional organizations, and the public. Its more than 8,000 members are manufacturers, lighting designers, architects, contractors, educators, and those working in affiliated fields, all dedicated to improving the lighted environment.

EwingCole Designed Mathias Laboratory Receives President’s GreenGov Award

Today, the White House announced that the EwingCole designed Smithsonian Environmental Research Center’s Charles McC. Mathias Laboratory is the recipient of a GreenGov Presidential Award.

Selected as one of eight award recipients, the Mathias Laboratory received the “Building the Future” Award. A LEED platinum facility, the Smithsonian Institution’s Mathias Laboratory was conceived and built with a critical focus on environmental leadership and designed to adapt to anticipated changes in scientific research due to rapidly occurring advances in instrumentation, chemistry methods, and telecommunications. The Mathias Laboratory now emits 37 percent less carbon dioxide without compromising the well-being of its inhabitants or agency mission.

The GreenGov Presidential Awards celebrate extraordinary achievement in the pursuit of President Obama’s Federal Sustainability goals. They honor Federal civilian and military personnel, agency teams, agency projects, facilities, and programs that exemplify President Obama’s charge to lead by example.

Increased Daylight and Modular, Open Space Improve Outlook and Productivity

EwingCole’s Chuck Rudalavage, Steve McDaniel, and Howard Skoke
discuss strategies for healthier research facilities in September’s Tradeline.

 

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center Receives LEED-Platinum

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center recently received LEED-Platinum certification from the US Green Building Council!  This is the first platinum building for the Smithsonian. Read more in June’s issue of R&D Magazine  

 

EwingCole Team to Speak at Laboratory Design Conference

We are proud to announce that four EwingCole thought leaders will be speaking at the 2015 Laboratory Design Conference, presented by R&D Magazine.

Changing the Image of a National Lab: Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility

Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 11:15 am to 12:00 pm

Ted Newell, AIA, Saul Jabbawy, and Sara Eastman, RA examine how in today’s world, the national labs are changing direction to focus on exploration of the universe, physics and energy, and want to change their image to an open, campus like collaborative environment. This presentation identifies planning and design issues related to image transformation including site organization, image making, and planning.

Lab of the Year Awards

Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 11:15 am to 12:00 pm

Designers representing R&D Magazine’s 2015 Laboratory of the Year-winning facilities will present and discuss their projects. Howard Skoke, AIA, EwingCole’s principal project planner and designer, will be on hand to receive the award and share an overview of the project.