Hazardous exhaust and construction booms

This Friday we’re highlighting compelling articles by experts in the built environment, from Arup and beyond.

  1.  Civil Engineering Magazine explores the “civic beauty” of a town hall that is more than an administrative building. The Newport Beach Civic Center and Park is both stunning and sustainable, providing a true gathering place for the city. (Purchase or subscription required.)
  2.  ArchDaily‘s Pier Alessio Rizzardi talks to Liu Xiaodu, a founding member of the influential architecture firm Urbanus, on how China’s architecture is shaped by the chaos of the construction boom, the fresh memories of poverty, and the freedom of designing something temporary and changeable.
  3. Jon Eisenberg and Jeffrey Huang’s article in Consulting-Specifying Engineer navigates the tenuous balance between risk mitigation and potential energy savings in the design of laboratory ventilation systems that must meet strict hazardous exhaust requirements.
  4. In Metropolis Magazine, the leader of CannonDesign’s urban design practice envisions how the longevity of the baby boomer generation will affect our cities.
  5. In Beverly Willis Architecture Magazine, Fiona Cousins looks back on her career at Arup and the elements of her work at the firm that have made her a “lifer.”


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