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St. Pete Pier Grand Opening

The New St. Pete Pier, a 26 acre expansion of the city's public waterfront that is free and accessible to all, will be celebrating its Grand Opening this July 6th! After the previous pier closed its doors to the public 7 years ago, this marks an important moment for the city and its ongoing downtown renaissance. 

Rice University Kraft Hall Grand Opening

We are excited to announce that the Rice Community is celebrating the grand opening the new home for the Rice University School of Social Sciences; the Patricia Lipoma Kraft '87 and Jonathan A. Kraft Hall for Social Sciences. The new 80,000 sqare foot facility combines multiple research institutions and school departments to serve the largest section of the university's student body. The first building on a new formal axis of the expanding campus, the School of Social Sciences serves as a physical and intellectual hinge, creating a practice, policy, and research corridor with the Jones Graduate School of Business and the Baker Institute for Public Policy. 

Madison Square Boys & Girls Club named Best New Building of 2020 by the Municipal Art Society of New York

He are delighted to announce that the recently completed Madison Square Boys & Girls Club in Upper Harlem has been named by Best New Building of 2020 by the Municipal Art Society of New York! We are honored by the accolade and to have played a roll in such an important project that serves the children of New York City. The 2020 MASTERWORKS Awards "pay tribute to projects that make a significant contribution to New York City's built environment." 

Breaking Ground: Philadelphia’s First Co-Located Schools

On December 9th, Rogers Partners joined Drexel University and the School District of Philadelphia to celebrate the groundbreaking for a new facility to house two public schools in West Philadelphia. As a part of a new 14-acre science and technology development on the Drexel Campus, the 87,000 square foot building will co-locate two existing public schools, pairing one of Philadelphia’s most beloved elementary schools, Powel Elementary, with the city’s most recognized innovation school, the Science Leadership Academy Middle School. Nestled into a sloped, urban site, the two-story, U-shaped building is bounded by the residential fabric of Warren Street to the north and the growing University City campus to the west and south.With Powel Elementary on the ground floor and the Science Leadership Academy Middle School (SLAMS) above, the repetitive rhythm of classrooms mirrors the adjacent rowhouses and specialty spaces such as the library, maker space, music, art, and science classrooms face out toward the growing University City campus. “Co-location is a catalyst for collaborative learning. The design for these two schools capitalizes on a unique site geometry in an urban campus setting to produce a stimulating learning environment with generous, light-filled spaces for group study, arts, music, technology, and science.” – Rob Rogers

Architect’s Newspaper Best of Design - Nanotronics Smart Factory

Among 47 categories and 800 submissions, we are thrilled to announce Nanotronics Smart Factory has been chosen as the Editor’s Pick for Architect’s Newspaper’s Unbuilt – Commercial Best of Design Award! The new Nanotronics office defines the future of high-tech manufacturing, the City’s first Smart factory will transform a 150-year old Brooklyn Navy Yard building along with the urban, state-of-the-art manufacturing production process itself. The project’s program and design are seamlessly integrated, creating an all-in-one platform for product development to accelerate the traditional research and development approach. Enabling Design, R&D, and Manufacturing to work together, the program is laid out in a way that creates a feedback loop, and the design incorporates transparency throughout. Leaving the building’s shell largely intact, enclosed, yet transparent, “pods” are stacked on two floors with double-height public spaces nestled in between. This approach resolves the challenge of creating enclosed workspaces – some of which need to be airtight, soundproof, and climate-controlled – retaining the collaborative flow and original building aesthetics. The design integrates old and new building features as much as it integrates the high-tech production process. The project will bring 190 new, local jobs as well has host programs for local colleges.