Friday, December 16, 2011

SFA News - Awards

AIA Eastern PA Awards - Spillman Farmer Architects projects were cited by this years jury, further information and comments follow.

Kline Sports Center Concept Wins a Special Citation from the AIA of Eastern Pennsylvania

Spillman Farmer Architects concept for the Kline Sports Center at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA can be best described as ambitious and dramatic in its approach. The concept creates a dynamic campus gateway transforming the existing sports center into a marquee building with a bold daytime and nighttime presence.

The jurors, from Kieran Timberlake Architects, acknowledged this project for its unique integration into the campus with the following quotes:

“Looks like this could totally transform the Kline Sports Center

“Views and skylights suggest potential for a richly developed section and a building as topography both inside and out while still presenting a façade”

“Evocative drawings- make me want to see how the executed project can retain the wonderful quality of the concept- tilted planes- contrast with the existing ‘mountain’ landscape of the field house”

TechVentures2 Building Wins a Merit Award from the AIA of Eastern Pennsylvania

Spillman Farmer Architects is pleased to share the news that TechVentures2 receives yet another Award. The Eastern Pennsylvanian AIA has issued a Merit Award for this 47,000 SF expansion project that required our design to harmonize with the existing Ben Franklin Technology Partners TechVentures Facility.

The jurors, from Kieran Timberlake Architects, acknowledged the merits of the project with the following commentary:

“Glazed bar addition - sleek, very layered expression of façade- using shading, curtain wall overhangs, and structure resulting in a one façade building with a strong section”

“Strong integration of sustainability strategy with accommodation of program, image making - an elegant and intelligent design”

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Living in the Brownfield - Respect

Patrick Ytsma Ride of Respect - "If you are a cycling advocate, a casual cyclist, or have ever liked to ride a bike, please consider coming out to the Patrick Ytsma Ride of Respect to honor Patrick and his dedication to Bicycling Heaven in Bethlehem. His contributions cannot be overstated and was a true advocate for riding the right way."  - excerpt from the City of Bethlehem Police Department blog.

Our heartfelt thanks to the City of Bethlehem for organizing this event to honor our lost friend and colleague.

See you Thursday the 22nd at 6:30 for the 7:00 PM ride.