SHoP Construction's principals describe their perception of BIM's affect on the industry in an editorial entitled, BIM: It's Only 25% Of The Solution.
Jonathan Mallie and Bill Sharples presented how SHoP Architects and SHoP Construction are utilizing BIM in its design and construction projects. Key to the discussion was SHoP's integration of the trade contractors early on in the process.
SHoP Construction presented at the CHAMPS 2009 Seminar on Trade and Contractor Integration at Syracuse University on methods of utilizing BIM and Virtual Design and Construction (VDC).
SHoP Construction participated in a panel discussion at the New York City District Council of Carpenters on new updates in BIM.
SHoP Construction participated in a panel discussion at the New Jersey Institute of Technology's College of Architecture and Design as part of AIANJ's Material Evidence symposium. The symposium was a public forum for discussion and debate on the changing status of technology in architectural practice and emerging potentials for its role in the design of our built environment.
Sponsored by the University’s Department of Architecture + Interior Design and funded by alumnus Earl Reeder (‘77), this lecture highlighted SHoP’s participation as the spring semester Visiting Critic at Miami University.
SHoP Construction speaks to the University of Utah's Integrated Technology in Architecture program as a guest lecturer on April 5, addressing issues of integration and the use of BIM as a communication tool.
SHoP participated in this panel discussion at the AIA in New York City, focusing on how firms that foster thought leadership become market leaders and contribute in subtle ways to create change in the marketplace, in the profession, or within practices.
SHoP Construction contributed to a roundtable dialogue on indoor air quality for Environmental Design + Construction (ED+C) magazine.
SHoP Construction's work on the Barclays Center at Atlantic Yards will be featured in the "Innovate : Integrate" exhibition at the Center for Architecture, which will run from October 6, 2010, to January 15, 2011. "Innovate : Integrate describes two interdependent elements of a new industry standard, one that balances architectural expectations and real-world implementation to achieve an environmentally and economically sustainable built environment for the 21st century."
SHoP was invited to give a presentation to the Sustainable Design studio in the Master of Design-Build program at Auburn University, focusing on strategies for sustainable retrofits for existing buildings.
Jonathan Mallie of SHoP Construction will be the guest lecturer on February 16th in Marty Zubatkin's studio.
Jon Mallie of SHoP Construction will participate in an invitation-only roundtable discussion to be held at the Architectural League’s office in Manhattan on Wednesday, June 8. Thought leaders in architecture, technology, infrastructure and urbanism will engage in a wide-ranging conversation about potential points of synergy and dissonance between smart systems and the design of the built environment.
Rob Parker of ESPN writes of the Barclays Center: "As a sports writer for 25 years and someone who has covered major events in just about every arena and stadium in this country, most venues don't wow me. This one, unfinished and all, did." Photo courtesy of The Nets
SportsPro Magazine, the London-based international sports business publication, has named the Barclays Center as one of "the 10 most important new venues in the world over the next decade," saying it "might be the most ambitious and aesthetically pleasing indoor arena ever constructed in the United States."
Represented by Chris Sharples and Jonathan Mallie, SHoP participated in a Design & Construction workgroup of the Healthcare BIM Consortium (HBC), to discuss a new major concept in design delivery - where full schedule, scope and budget certainty are included as part of the design and delivery process. The consortium brought together a selection of the best thought leaders across the categories of Owner, GC, Architect, Engineers, and Trades for a two-day series of discussions and work sessions.
Crain's New York provides an update on progress at The Barclays Center. Article: Matthew Flamm Photo: Buck Ennis
"Designed so that half is below ground level and half above, the building will fit seamlessly into the bustle of the surrounding area, home to the nearby Atlantic Terminal Mall and Atlantic Center. It will neither clog the downtown Brooklyn commercial center to the north nor threaten the quality of life in residential communities to the south." Photo: Willens/AP/AP
SHoP's new renderings of the interior spaces at The Barclays Center at Atlantic Yards have been released.
"The Barclays Center has unveiled what the inside of the arena will look like when it is scheduled to open in September 2012."
At the Facades Design and Delivery conference in September 2011, Jonathan Mallie will present SHoP's work on the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, using the project as a case study to examine several key issues and demonstrate how the facade industry can capture increased productivity and efficiency by leveraging technology to 'bridge the gap' between design, engineering and manufacturing. SHoP Construction will demonstrate how focus on the following items can improve facade delivery processes at multiple scales: -Parametric Design and Engineering -Direct to Fabrication -Automated Shop Drawing Processes -Barcode Scanning & Database Integration
SHoP Construction will present its latest work and how it's changing the design and construction landscape in an evening lecture at New York's Center for Architecture on September 13 from 6-8pm.
"The developer Bruce C. Ratner unveiled the design Thursday morning for the world’s tallest prefabricated steel structure, a 32-story residential building at the corner of Flatbush Avenue and Dean Street in the $4.9 billion Atlantic Yards project."
"In choosing the route of modular or pre-cast construction, a debate that occupied over a year's worth of planning between developer, architect, engineer, and modular expert, the team actually designed two separate buildings, finding that the modular option costs 15-20% less than its traditional equivalent, weighs half as much, produces 70-90% less waste, and has 'a reduced energy consumption of up to 67%.'"
"The essential firm of the post-binge era is shaping up to be SHoP, headed not by a celebrity but by a half-dozen fortysomething New Yorkers who share a messianic high-tech pragmatism."
"When SHoP Architects unveiled their design for Brooklyn's new, 675,000-square-foot Barclays Center in September 2010, a few things were evident: the arena not only looked like a museum, it also incorporated a sidewalk-level public concourse that ensured a connection to the surrounding urban environment. Simply put, the design blended business and art, one of SHoP's strategies since the company...was founded in 1996."
Jonathan Mallie of SHoP will be giving a lecture entitled, "Design and Implementation Through Collaborative Practice" as part of Architect's Newspaper's Facades and Digital Fabrication conference in New York.
"A real estate developer in NYC hopes to use modular construction on an unprecedented scale. It may revolutionize high-rise construction. CNN's Steve Kastenbaum says the industry is watching closely."
SHoP will be leading a 2-part workshop entitled, "Computational Design & 4D Sequencing" as part of Architect's Newspaper's Facades and Digital Fabrication conference in New York. The first session focuses on basic parametric-rule based modeling. The second session is a step by step 4D construction sequencing model process.
SHoP is pleased to announce that Vishaan Chakrabarti will join SHoP Architects as a Partner, effective March 5th, 2012. One of the world’s foremost urban thinkers, Vishaan adds to SHoP’s already diverse internal knowledge base and highlights the curiosity and creative thinking essential to good design. He joins a group of Partners committed to proving that intelligent, exciting, evocative design can be done in the real world, with real world constraints. We are extremely excited about what lies ahead for our firm and our profession, and look forward to sharing our progress with you. To download the full press release, click on the PDF icon below. photo credit: Casey Kelbaugh
"Even in midconstruction, there are moments touring the Barclays Center in Prospect Heights when you can’t help but feel extreme joy. It’s like walking the Empire State Building, I imagine, when the thing was all girders and steel. You just know this building will change New York City and the borough of Brooklyn forever. No longer will Brooklyn play second fiddle to Manhattan, or any other city such as Chicago or Miami."
"Taking place at the University of Texas San Antonio College of Architecture April 13-15, the TEX-FAB 3.0 Conference will include a series of workshops as part of the international digital fabrication competition. Conducted by leading practitioners in the field of digital fabrication, the workshop is comprised on four distinct sequences that begin with basic skill building and progress until a broad understanding of the topics presented is achieved."
ENR delves into the use of cloud computing in architecture and construction, using the B2 Bklyn modular tower at Atlantic Yards as a case study.
Brian Sweeney and John Cerone of SHoP Construction will present "Barclays Center Façade Design & Delivery" at the San Antonio BIMForum April 25-26. The BIMForum aims to facilitate and accelerate the adoption of building information modeling (BIM) in the AEC industry, synchronize with counterparts in all sectors of the industry to jointly develop best practice for virtual design and construction (VDC), and share experiences and execute goals via online forums, highly useful deliverables and practical industry conferences, in order to revolutionize the building industry.
MaryAnne Gilmartin of Forest City Ratner Companies and SHoP Principal Chris Sharples show Curbed NY around the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
SHoP hosted a party on May 30 to celebrate a new book, an new pier, and a new Partner. Photos and details of the revelry is up on the SHoP blog.
Jenny Jones features the Barclays Center in the July/August issue of Civil Engineering Magazine.
Engineering News Record on B2 Bklyn, which will be the tallest modular tower in the world.
Engineering News Record's in-depth look at the process behind the Barclays Center.
"Working on the Barclays Center Arena in Brooklyn, SHoP prototyped a Web-based portal to enable project stakeholders to track the fabrication and installation progress of no less than 12,000 uniquely sized steel panels for the arena’s façade. 'The constantly updated 4D model evolved into a critical tool for the design-build team to understand where we were in production and how schedule changes would impact installation,' says [Jonathan] Mallie. 'What was initiated for internal use developed into a teamwide collaborative process.'”
"Since the B2 tower is, in large part, being assembled in a factory, tolerances are much tighter, requiring that complex engineering details and interdisciplinary coordination be resolved far sooner than in the traditional design process. To address the unique construction requirements of modular, SHoP Construction is coordinating an information-rich consolidated virtual model of the B2 tower—complete with detailed architecture as provided by SHoP Architects, and structure, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) systems as provided by Arup."
SHoP Construction engineered and digitally delivered Joel Sanders Architects' new perforated aluminum screen enclosure design for the atrium and staircases at the Elmer Holmes Bobst Library at New York University.
Elizabeth A. Harris of The New York Times discusses the weathered steel facade of the Barclays Center.
Centered around prefabrication in construction, Jon Mallie and Chris Sharples are set to present at the 2012 ASCA Fall Conference in Philadelphia, PA on September 27th.
Fred A. Bernstein of the Architectural Record discusses the evolution of the Barclays Center.
"Anyone who feels that New York has become too shiny and seamless, too crowded with lithe towers coated in satiny glass, should march over to the corner of Flatbush and Atlantic Avenues in Brooklyn, where a great, tough-hided beast of a building lies defiantly curled....If Madison Square Garden hunkers glumly in its concrete drum, Barclays Center is an architectural chest bump: juiced, genial, and aggressive all at once."
Mark Bonifacio from the New York Daily News discusses the brand new Barclays Center.
After much anticipation, the Barclays Center opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony this morning.
Centered around prefabrication in construction, Alex Terzich and Eric Churchill are set to present at the 2012 ASCA Fall Conference in Philadelphia, PA on September 27th.
Check out this awesome time lapse video of the Barclays Center being built.
On Monday November 19 at 5:30 PM, Bill Sharples will be lecturing at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
On October 25 at 8:30 PM, Gregg Pasquarelli will be participating in the Architect 50 Leadership Lab, which is a two-day conference in October for a select group of executive-level architects with each speaker offering real-world strategies for success in a dramatically evolving business climate.
On Friday, 12 October 2012 Chris Sharples will be participating in the NY-LON Simultaneous Seminar, the second in a series of live video seminars taking place simultaneously in New York and London, exploring the issues facing the development of these two global cities.
Participating in a 10 minute segment on the Brian Lehrer show, Gregg Pasquarelli and Chris Sharples talk the Barclays Center as well as taking calls and questions from local callers.
On January 30, 2013 at 6:30 PM Gregg Pasquarelli will be discussing the Barclays Center with students and faculty of Columbia University GSAPP.
"Barclays Center isn't just the hottest ticket in town, it's the hottest newly designed space in the city. Some say it's the best-designed arena in the country." Photo: Bryan Smith for The New York Daily News
On Thursday, November 8 at 5:30pm Gregg Pasquarelli will be lecturing at the Nashville Civic Design Center at an event they are hosting called the Urban Design Forum.
Hurricane Sandy Office Closure: SHoP will be closed starting Monday 10/29/12 and will remain closed until the MTA resumes service.
SHoPpers: We have been informed by Con Ed that power may be turned off in our office building. This will mean that our server and access to email will go down. Please prepare accordingly. Power may take 72 hours to restore. Please send your personal email addresses to Erika ASAP so we can keep in contact with you during the storm with further information and updates.
SHoPpers: The partners are in communication with IT and Building Management. There is no power in the office and at this time we have no information about when it will be restored. However, when power is restored, the office will be open for business regardless of MTA status. We will communicate information via the website and gmail as it becomes available. Updates will also be posted on the SHoP Twitter feed: @SHoPArchitects.
"The arena opened around a month ago, a hunkered-down, hunchbacked, brooding sight at the intersection of Flatbush and Atlantic Avenues. At first blush it’s a shocker, which is one of its virtues. Its rusted, reddish-brown exterior consists of 12,000 grainy weathered-steel panels, each one a little different, devised by the latest computer modeling: a digital-age extrusion of hard-core industrial glamour....SHoP has also spared Brooklyn another retro stadium. The architects have created something tougher, more textured and compelling, an anti-Manhattan monument, not clad in glass or titanium but muscular and progressive like its borough. " Photo: Robert Wright for The New York Times
We hope this finds you safe and well. We would like to provide an update on the status of the SHoP Architects and SHoP Construction offices. As a result of Hurricane Sandy, power is out at our lower Manhattan office and at the homes of many staff and all principals. Despite these circumstances, our office is undamaged and we are in constant contact with each other. We are working remotely via a backup server to provide essential service and responsiveness to our clients until our power is restored. Email and server access remains limited, so if you have alternate contact info for a staff member, please use that as well. As soon as power is restored to our office, we will post that information to our website and resume operations. If you have not been able to reach a principal or staff member about an urgent matter, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and Erika, our Office Manager, will do her best to assist you. Thank you for your patience at this challenging time. Our thoughts go out to those deeply affected by the storm.
In November's issue of Architect Magazine Philip Nobel discusses and reviews the Barclays Center.
Power has been restored to our office building at 11 Park Place in lower Manhattan. We will be open for business on Monday November 5th. We ask for your patience as we work to get our office up and running again. Thank you.
A longtime opponent of Atlantic Yards visits the new Barclays Center and comes away grudgingly impressed.
On November 19 at 6:00 PM Chris Sharples will be a panelist in a program entitled "Marketing Sustainability: A Discussion" at the Center for Architecture. The program will be focused on marketing sustainability in A/E firms.
The Architectural Record discusses B2.
Jason Sheftell discusses B2 in the New York Daily News. The article includes quotes from Jonathan Mallie as well as images and renderings of the site.
First Atlantic Yards Tower to be Tallest Modular Building Ever.
Arch Daily discusses the details of B2.
SHoP Updates Atlantic Yards Design as Forest City Confirms Prefab.
"Jonathan is an architect first, but what separates him from most design professionals is a deep understanding of building components and his use of technology to push the limits," says Robert P. Sanna, director of construction and design development for Forest City Ratner Cos.
On April 4, 2013 Jon Mallie lectures at Dassault Systemes’ Industry day in Paris, Velizy.