SPREAD THE WORD!

Posted on March 13th, 2019 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Things We Like

NADAAA is looking for an Architect/Designer with 5+ years of experience to join our Boston office ASAP!

Applicants must have the following qualifications to be considered for the position:
• Bachelor of Architecture or a Master of Architecture degree
• 5-10 years of post-graduate professional experience in the Architectural/ Design Industry in a similar role.
• Experience with construction documents and high-level presentation production
• Computer expertise in AutoCAD, Revit, and Rhino3d

Other position qualifications include:
• Strong design and graphics skills
• Knowledge of space programming, contract documents (including detailing, specifications, production management, design production), and contract administration
• Excellent written, verbal, and visual communication skills with various levels of individuals including clients, consultants, and architects
• Experience as team leader and project manager
• Ability to juggle multiple tasks, collaborate on large teams and work well under deadlines

Please submit qualified resumes and portfolios in PDF format under 20 MB to nada@nadaaa.com. Please mention your years of experience in the email’s subject line. Please no phone calls or hard copy portfolios.

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Women in Construction: Katherine Faulkner

Posted on March 8th, 2019 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Press, Things We Like

Helbling features Katie in this year’s Women in Construction Week, asking her what inspires her, how she keeps the office aligned with its core values, and how she supports gender equality at NADAAA. Read the full interview HERE.

 

“The women of NADAAA are so strong and determined that I can’t imagine the firm functioning without them […] my advice to many young women is your career is defined by you. Constantly reflect on your values and ask yourself, “Is this what I really want to do?” There are many paths through the architectural profession. Whether it’s your role on a project, the culture of your employer, or the way you spend your working life – things change constantly. Question yourself, stand firm in your decisions, and execute.”

Happy International Women’s Day!

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Daniels wins Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award for Excellence in Conservation

Posted on March 7th, 2019 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Daniels Building, Awards

Congratulations to our team, especially conservation specialists, ERA Architects, for winning the Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award for Excellence in Conservation for the Daniels Building. The Ontario Heritage Trust writes: “One Spadina Crescent is one of Toronto’s most prominent architectural sites. The historical building, site rehabilitation and new addition re-establishes One Spadina as a gateway to the University campus and reintroduces it to the public perception […] a showcase for the city and an international focal point for education and research on architecture, art and the future of cities. The rehabilitation and new addition at One Spadina Crescent provides a significant expansion to the heritage building for use by the faculty and its students as design studios, fabrication shops, a multi-functional principal hall, library programs, social spaces and offices.”

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NADAAA makes AN’s Top Interior Architects list!

Posted on March 7th, 2019 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Awards

In Architect’s Newspaper’s second annual round-up of top interior architects and designers, they have once again named NADAAA among the select firms. We are honored to be among these amazing firms.

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Last chance to catch ‘Drawing Codes’ in NYC

Posted on February 20th, 2019 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Installations + Exhibitions, The Cooper Union

The Cooper Union show closes this coming Saturday, February 23rd. It will then travel to the University of Virginia, where it will open on March 18! (see poster below).

Photo: Lea Bertucci / The Cooper Union, Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture

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60 years since ‘Architecture without Architects’

Posted on February 20th, 2019 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Academic

In IoArch’s January 2019 issue they celebrate Bernard Rudofsky’s legacy by asking seven architects about how vernacular architecture has inspired their work. See the full issue HERE.

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Nader to speak at 20th Annual Celebrate Architecture

Posted on February 15th, 2019 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Lectures

AIA Louisiana’s 20th Annual Celebrate Architecture will be at the Manship Theatre at the Shaw Center for the Arts in Baton Rouge on March 15th. Nader will be joined by Alejandro-Zaera-Polo and Maider Llaguno-Munitxa of AZPML and Byron Mouton of Tulane University’s URBANbuild program. Register HERE.

 

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New England’s First Hybrid CLT-Steel Res Hall Structure

Posted on February 13th, 2019 by Katie Faulkner

Posted under: _RISD RES HALL, construction

Image above from Odeh Engineers

NADAAA’s new residence hall project for the Rhode Island School of Design is going up at 60 Waterman. The team celebrated the ‘topping out’ on January 23rd.  Neighbors, friends and the RISD community were invited to sign the final beam before it was hoisted to the 6th floor. In keeping with tradition, a small tree was placed on the beam.  The tree, a gesture to the Scandinavian forest spirits, will remain atop the structure until the building is enclosed. After a string of freezing cold days, the building was resplendent during the ceremony, its golden cross-laminated timber (CLT) deck glowing in a steel frame. More than one person commented that it was a shame that the building could not remain that way.

Most architects are acutely aware of the paradox that in trying to build our best civilization we are among the planet’s greatest producers of waste. Construction garbage accounts for a disturbing percentage of the world’s refuse.  Hence the excitement around the potential of CLT construction.  Made of plies of kiln-dried soft-woods, CLT is poised to make a significant impact to the market in the near term.  It can be cut to size in a factory, shipped, and installed without modification. The biggest financial challenge to using CLT tends to be logistics (e.g. how far is the job from the production facility), and with new plants coming online every few months, that may cease to be a problem.

60 Waterman was designed to take advantage of CLT’s dimensional stability and a maximum truck bed size. Five-ply planks were driven from Canada, 8 feet wide and 50 feet long. Due to the relatively light weight, the manufacturer fit many planks on a truck, so there was minimal strain in getting material to the erection crew. Weighing much less than precast concrete planks, CLT is capable of greater coverage, going up faster using a smaller crane and less fussiness than precast concrete plank. The building structure was complete in less than three weeks. CLT has no camber – it is joined to adjacent planks with a spline.  If the CLT needs to be modified, it can quickly be cut with a chain saw. Try that with concrete.

Using an Integrated Project Delivery, NADAAA worked with Shawmut Construction and subcontractors to coordinate a central utility spine in the corridors. Mechanical feeds and sidewall sprinklers afford maximum ceiling height and flexibility of layout for the bedrooms. Perhaps the most exciting thing about 60 Waterman’s design is the warmth that wood ceilings will bring to the building interior.  That simple gesture is the byproduct of a design process driven to optimize construction time, budget control, and minimize material waste.

Along with the construction partners, NADAAA collaborated closely with structural engineer Odeh Engineers, Inc. to evaluate numerous options for the superstructure. The team ultimately chose the hybrid CLT system due to its inherent sustainability, beauty, and speed of construction. When this building opens in late August, it will be the first hybrid steel-CLT residence hall in New England, although likely not the last.

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NADER AT THE ROYAL DANISH ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS ON MONDAY

Posted on February 1st, 2019 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Lectures, The Cooper Union

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SEEKING ARCHITECT/DESIGNER WITH 5+ YEARS EXPERIENCE

Posted on January 28th, 2019 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Things We Like

NADAAA is looking for a Full Time Architect/Designer with 5+ years experience to join our Boston team to start ASAP.

Applicants must have the following qualifications to be considered for the position:
• Bachelor of Architecture or a Master of Architecture degree
• 5+ years of post-graduate professional experience in the Architectural/ Design Industry in a similar role
• Experience with construction documents and high-level presentation production
• Computer expertise in AutoCAD, Revit, and Rhino3d

Other position qualifications include:
• Strong design and graphics skills
• Knowledge of space programming, contract documents (including detailing, specifications, production management, design production), and contract administration
• Excellent written, verbal, and visual communication skills with various levels of individuals including clients, consultants, and architects
• Experience as team leader and project manager
• Ability to juggle multiple tasks, collaborate on large teams and work well under deadlines

Please submit qualified resumes and portfolios in PDF format under 20 MB to nada@nadaaa.com. Please mention your years of experience in the email’s subject line. Please, no phone calls or hard copy portfolios.

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