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Drexel University - SCUP 2012 Excellence in Planning for an Existing Campus Honor Award!

SCUP 2012 Excellence in Planning for an Existing Campus Honor Award goes to Drexel University for Drexel University Campus Master Plan with Goody Clancy; also Andropogon Associates; Kittelson & Associates; Rickes Associates; W-ZHA; Meloria Environmental Design.


Plenty of great master planning sessions at SCUP–47 in July.


Congratulations to all!

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2012 #SCUP Excellence in Landscape Architecture Honor Award to The University of British Columbia for Buchanan Courtyards

2012 #SCUP Excellence in Landscape Architecture Honor Award to The University of British Columbia for Buchanan Courtyards; also Phillips Farevaag Smallenberg; Public Architecture; Fast + Epp; Vincent Helton & Associates; 3D Services; Stantec; Acumen; EOS Lightmedia.


Congratulations to all!

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SCUP Excellence in Planning for a New Campus Honor Award | Dublin Institute of Technology and Health Services Executive for the Grangegorman Master Plan

2012 Honor Award, SCUP Excellence in Planning for a New Campus.


Congratulations to Dublin Institute of Technology and Health Services Executive for the Grangegorman Master Plan with Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners; also DMOD Architects; School of Architecture, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom; Lützow 7

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Oberlin College for The Bertram and Judith Kohl Building | A SCUP Excellence Awards Recipient in 2011

Oberlin College for The Bertram and Judith Kohl Building | A SCUP Excellence Awards Recipient in 2011 | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Nominate work on your campus! The deadlines for SCUP 2012 nominations are January 20 and February 17, depending upon the award category.


The jury said, “ . . . the building was fantastic . . . they did a beautiful job . . . beautiful skin . . . syncopated glazing very nice . . . meeting the bridge completes the gesture . . .”


The building has won other awards:


  • Build Ohio Finalist
  • NAIOP Construction Project of the Year
  • AIA Ohio Design Award, Honor Award
  • AIA Western Mountain Region Design Award, Honor Award
  • AIA Cleveland Design Award, Honor Award


This is Oberlin's official page for this building. Here is a link to the project page on Krill, Inc.'s website.

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Music Building at Mills College, Mills College, Oakland, CA | A SCUP Excellence Award Recipient in 2009

Music Building at Mills College, Mills College, Oakland, CA | A SCUP Excellence Award Recipient in 2009 | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Nominate work on your campus! The deadlines for SCUP 2012 nominations are January 20 and February 17, depending upon the award category.


The Music Building at Mills College, Mills College, Oakland, CA was a challenge: To renovate an historic structure of architectural significance, and upgrade outmoded spaces within a limited budget to meet the needs of a world-renowned contemporary music program. Improvements to the concert hall included acoustics, lighting, and electronic controls.


“The renovation breathes new life into the music curriculum by enhancing the concert hall, classrooms and studios which are at the heart of the contemporary music program,” says campus architect Karen Fiene.


Here is Mills College's page on this historic structure. Here is the Archiplanet database on the building. Here is a link to EHDD Architecture.

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SCUP Excellence in Planning for a District or Campus Component | Honor Award Brandeis University for the Carl J. Shapiro Science Center with Payette

SCUP Excellence in Planning for a District or Campus Component | Honor Award  Brandeis University for the Carl J. Shapiro Science Center with Payette | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

2011 SCUP Excellence in Planning for a District or Campus Component | Honor Award


Brandeis University for the Carl J. Shapiro Science Center with Payette; also John Moriarty & Associates; Buro Happold Consulting Engineers; Simpson Gumpertz and Heger; Nitsch Engineering

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2012 #SCUP Excellence in Landscape Architecture – General Design, Honor Award goes to the University of Chicago for Midway Crossings

2012 #SCUP Excellence in Landscape Architecture – General Design, Honor Award goes to the University of Chicago for Midway Crossings with BauerLatoza Studio; also James Carpenter Design Associates; Schuler Shook; Matrix Engineering Corporation


Midway Crossings would make a nice, informal inside-Chicago trip at SCUP–47, July 7–11.

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2012 SCUP Excellence in Planning Merit Award to Universidad de Istmo, Guatemala

2012 SCUP Excellence in Planning Merit Award to Universidad de Istmo, Guatemala: "Universidad del Istmo, Guatemala for Universidad del Istmo Master Plan with Sasaki Associates, Inc."

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University of Pennsylvania for The Music Building | A SCUP Excellence Awards Recipient in 2011

University of Pennsylvania for The Music Building  | A SCUP Excellence Awards Recipient in 2011 | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Nominate work on your campus! The deadlines for SCUP 2012 nominations are January 20 and February 17, depending upon the award category.


The jury said, “ . . . the scale and how it relates to the neighborhood feels right . . .”


“The final design solution is exemplary in its care of an existing landmark, while adding a contextually appropriate yet unmistaken building of today,” says David Hollenberg, university architect. “By all accounts, the music building restoration and addition has met and exceeded all of the university’s expectations,” he adds.


Here is the building's official page on the University of Pennsylvania website. Here is the Anne Beha Architects project page.

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Brown University for the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts | A SCUP Excellence Award Recipient in 2011

Brown University for the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts | A SCUP Excellence Award Recipient in 2011 | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Nominate work on your campus! The deadlines for SCUP 2012 nominations are January 20 and February 17, depending upon the award category.


About the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, the jury said, “ . . . this is a key intervention on campus . . . very compelling concept . . . loved sense of detailing . . . jewel in the middle of a tight urban fabric . . . building is friendly, fun and is beautifully put together . . . ”


Here is a link to the DS+R website, on which you can find this project. Here is the official Brown University page on the building. 

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Simon Fraser University Saywell Hall and Blusson Hall at The Arts and Social Sciences Complex | A SCUP Excellence Award Recipient in 2010

Simon Fraser University Saywell Hall and Blusson Hall at The Arts and Social Sciences Complex | A SCUP Excellence Award Recipient in 2010 | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Nominate work on your campus! The deadlines for SCUP 2012 nominations are January 20 and February 17, depending upon the award category.


Of this SCUP award-winning project, the jury said, “best architecture, clearest planning and landscape, completely integrated, logical ... gives opportunity to reference mid century modern architectural context and reflect how we value that generation of architecture and institution.” The project has won other awards:


  • 2008 Earth Award of Building Owners and Managers Association of British Columbia
  • 2008 Merit Award for Consulting Engineers of BC
  • 2008 Excellence in Concrete Construction BC Award
  • Recognition from Natural Resources Canada for Low Energy use Building 2008
  • Gold Medal for Lieutenant-Governor 2009 Awards in Architecture


Here is the Perkins & Will project page. Here is a university fact sheet (PDF) on the project.

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SCUP Excellence in Planning for a New Campus Honor Award Singapore University of Technology and Design for the Campus Master Plan with Sasaki Associates, Inc.

SCUP Excellence in Planning for a New Campus Honor Award Singapore University of Technology and Design for the Campus Master Plan with Sasaki Associates, Inc. | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

2011 SCUP Excellence in Planning for a New Campus | Honor Award


Singapore University of Technology and Design for the Campus Master Plan with Sasaki Associates, Inc.; also MKPL; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Max Fordham Partnership LLP; Sitetectonix Pte Ltd;J Roger Preston Pte Ltd; KPK Quantity Surveyors Pte Ltd; Kerstin Hoeger; KTP Consultants Pte Ltd; Duffill Watts Pte Ltd.

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