The Boehringer Ingelheim Group is one of the world’s 15 leading pharmaceutical companies. This location in Ridgefield, CT is one of BI’s seven Global Skill Centres, which focus on research and development. The GSCs serve as a platform for information exchange and shared technology development. Furthermore, they deliver specialised support to project teams and validate emerging technologies. Designed by Flad & Associates, this four-phased project included 40,050 sq. ft. of construction and renovations to the administration facility and 109,800 sq. ft. to space used for laboratories. There were substantial mechanical upgrades, and an 88,960 sq. ft. Safety Assessment Building and 280-space elevated deck parking garage were also constructed.
Designed by Moriyama & Teshima Architects, the TEL Building (Technology Enhanced Learning) is located on the York University campus and was considered to be cutting edge during its initial inception. The building features 345,000 sq/ft of floor space, 31 classrooms, 42 computer labs, three library and resource centres, a virtual reality centre, a 4000+ student capacity and cost $84 million dollars to build. It was launched as a joint venture between York University and Seneca College as one of their "SuperBuild" projects. Construction began in November 2001 and was completed shortly after the building opened in September of 2003. The building features modern architecture with large open spaces, sharply designed walls and incorporates smart technology throughout the building. In the TEL Building, natural light is a key design element. McGill Sun Controls were selected to make as much use of the natural light available as possible to animate the large, open spaces.
Located on the University of Houston’s campus, the Calhoun Lofts is the largest graduate and professional student housing project in the U.S. Planning for the project began when the university analyzed its projected enrolment numbers and determined that the growing demand for on-campus housing for both single and married graduate and professional students was an issue that needed to be addressed. Designed by Kirksey Architects, the Calhoun Lofts is a $107.8 million, 557,000-square-foot, ten-story, 984-bed, state-of-the-art facility providing a combination of studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments featuring 10-foot ceilings. To reduce its carbon footprint, the lofts were designed with energy-efficient concepts to lower overall maintenance costs and provide energy savings. McGill Sun Controls were incorporated as one of the sustainable features of the project in order to meet these goals.
Texas Children’s Hospital will break ground with its new West Campus, the first community children’s hospital to be built in the greater Houston area. When completed, the new facility will be among the nation’s largest suburban pediatric hospitals and will serve one of its fastest growing child populations. Located on 55 acres, the medical complex, totaling 490,000 square feet, will be built in phases at an estimated cost of $220 million. Designed by the architecture firm of PageSoutherlandPage, the new facility will incorporate interior and exterior evidence-based design elements that promote healing such as natural light, views of water and nature, child life play areas, and outdoor park-like settings for patient and family use. The project is being designed and constructed following Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) principles. McGill Sun Controls were incorporated in this project to help meet these standards.
The construction of the BP Project Rodeo – IST Building Helios Plaza was part of the redevelopment of the BP America Houston Westlake Campus, which will allow BP America to double its current 5,000+ employees. This new facility is a six-story, 400,000 square foot trading facility for the BP Integrated Supply & Trading business unit. It is designed and constructed to meet LEED™ (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System® certification — Gold and Platinum levels, which are in compliance with the BP America corporate sustainability initiatives. One of the key sustainability elements of the BP Project Rodeo – IST Building Helios Plaza is a high-performance exterior skin comprised of curtain wall with McGill Sun Controls.