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06 January 2015

Ziggurat on a project listed in the WSJ's "The Best Architecture of 2014"

The renovation and expansion project at the Sterling and Francine Clark near Williams College, MA was listed by the Wall Street Journal as one of 2014 Best Architecture. You can read more HERE

Ziggurat joined the team during early design phase to convert all architectural, structural and MEP 2D plans to 3D models utilizing Ziggurat’s plug-in for AutoCAD and Navisworks.

Review of the 3D models helped identify major design issues including insufficient plenum height to accommodate MEP systems, conflicts  with concrete joists and mismatches between architectural, structural and MEP designs such as stairs, slabs, walls and opening shown on different location for each discipline.

These issues were resolved during Construction Documents stage and Ziggurat submitted a 100% CD clash free 3D model that was submitted to the subs for construction.

To see a live video of the model Click Here>>

In 2001, a master plan developed by Cooper, Robertson & Partners dramatically re-conceived the Clark campus. Pritzker Prize-winning architect Tadao Ando and landscape architects Reed Hilderbrand Associates were selected. In summer 2010 work began on the infrastructure for the next phase of the project, the construction and renovation of the main campus buildings and grounds.

The project team included:

Design Architect - VECC
Tadao Ando Architect and Associates, Osaka, Japan

Design Architect – original museum building and Manton Research Center
Annabelle Selldorf, Selldorf Architects, New York, New York

Landscape Architect
Gary Hilderbrand, Reed Hilderbrand Associates, Watertown, Massachusetts

Architect of Record
Gensler, New York, New York

Construction Manager
Turner Construction Company, Albany, New York

And Ziggurat providing 3D modeling, clash detection and coordination services.

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