Inspired by principles of the biophilia hypothesis—the inherent human affinity for natural systems and processes—the University of Florida Clinical Translational Research Building (CTRB), fully incorporates the environmental forces of its site, both natural and manmade. Today, the project’s architectural spearhead, Perkins+Will’s design director Pat Bosch, talks with us about the ins and outs of creating the carbon-neutral structure, which provides sustainable healing, working and educational environments for its inhabitants.
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By James Brausell, Guest Contributor
The Central City Association today gathered for the monthly meeting of the organization, focusing on architecture in an architectural showcase panel entitled, “Looking Up, Moving Forward.”
The panel may have been more aptly named, “Looking to Integrate, Moving International,” with the panel focusing mostly on opportunities to engage architecture with infrastructure, along with cultural and social institutions, in international cities and domestic locations other than the city and county of Los Angeles. According to Alice Kimm, of John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects, the recession requires that architects to ask, “How do we identify ourselves in our work in the world out there?”