INNOVATION IN BuILDINg
e7 Architectural Studio
the Island at pierce college
Los Angeles, California, united States
As part of the los Angeles community college District’s $6.2 billion Sustainable
Building program, The Island at pierce college is a proof of concept for net-zero
energy design. The project consists of one new facility and one retrofitted
facility designed to achieve net-zero energy performance using a mini-central
plant, vacuum tube heat pipes, photovoltaic array, and absorption chiller.
The district is using building information modeling (BIm) to generate and manage
real-time 3D building data. e7 Architecture constructed a sustainable data model
and authored the BIm standard to validate the model. Hevacomp Simulator
allowed for accurate analysis of innovative sustainable strategies and Bentley
i-models enabled open information exchange among multiple BIm platforms.
Eger & Partner
When a 2.5-square-hectare residential complex was under construction
in Augsburg, Germany, the developer decided to add an adjacent building
where sales representatives could consult with prospective customers. The
building would be only in use while construction was underway so it was
Given the location near an urban park, eger & partner developed a compelling
design that integrated seamlessly with the surroundings. The team used
microStation to develop a graphical representation of the building in the
context of the park setting. This visualization persuaded local authorities in
charge of permitting to approve the project.