BKP Associate Caitlin A. Daley, AIA, co-authored an article in the March issue of American School & University magazine. “A Varied Diet,” written with longtime BKP consultant Amanda Gibney Weko, details how variety and flexibility in foodservice furnishings can contribute to students’ use and enjoyment of spaces. The article features BKP’s foodservice designs for Bulldog Tavern at Georgetown University, the LaB at Johns Hopkins University, and the Class of 1920 Commons Dining facility at the University of Pennsylvania.
The LaB at Johns Hopkins University provides late-night coffee, snacks and entertainment. Designed by BKP and completed in 2017, the venue was recently featured on Education Snapshots, a leading online publisher and resource for the global education design community.
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The award-winning Pennsylvania State Police Philadelphia Headquarters caught the attention of Building Enclosure magazine. BKP designed the facility with a creative steel and glass curtain wall facade system. The layered exterior gives the building a sense of transparency while still maintaining strict security and solidity requirements. “Obscured Solidity: Blending Security, Transparency into High-Performing Facility” by Amanda Weko covers the team effort that led the building’s design. Earlier this year, the Construction Management Association of America Mid-Atlantic Chapter honored the headquarters as its 2017 Sustainable Project of the Year.
The General Building Contractors Association (GBCA) makes its home in a 1961 former bank building on 18th Street in Philadelphia. BKP was engaged by GBCA to perform a variety of building upgrades, including redesign of the aging and deteriorated facade. Completed earlier this year, the curtain wall replacement lends transparency and improved street presence to the building. The glazing community has taken notice of BKP’s design concept and execution by Eureka Metal & Glass Services, Inc. The Architectural Glass Institute, Philadelphia’s labor-management organization representing union glaziers and glazing contractors, featured the project in a recent case study, which was picked up by glass news website, GlassOnWeb.com.
The LaB, a new late-night entertainment venue at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md., has been awarded a Silver Citation in the 2017 American School & University Magazine Educational Interiors Showcase. “Great use of an existing space that connects the old with the new,” said the 2017 jury. The BKP project is one of 12 that earned the highest citation level of recognition in the annual awards program. The project is featured in the August edition of American School & University Magazine.