We’ve movedFebruary 2017
OFFICE 52 in Cascade MagazineFebruary 2017
OFFICE 52 chairs session at CAA Annual ConferenceFebruary 2017
OFFICE 52 founders Michelle LaFoe and Isaac Campbell are hosting a panel about emerging technology, fabrication, contemporary art + architecture, and 21st century craft with presentations by four practicing artists and innovators at the College Art Association Annual Conference in NYC on February 15, 2017.
OFFICE 52 in Competitions AnnualDecember 2016
OFFICE 52 featured in Gray MagazineDecember 2016
OFFICE 52 Architecture is highlighted in the December 2016/January 2017 issue of Gray Magazine by editor Jaime Gillin and an article by Brian Libby in which they discuss how our Portland office resembles a creative studio workshop as much as an architecture firm and how we work seamlessly between analog and digital techniques in the creative design process on our projects.
OFFICE 52 wins CAS commission at The University of OregonMay 2016
OFFICE 52 is excited to announce that we have been selected as the design architect in a competitive interview process to design the new Tykeson Hall College and Careers Building for the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) at the University of Oregon. Prominently sited in the heart of the University of Oregon campus, the new building will include educational, academic advising, career services and administrative functions in an innovative design that looks beyond conventional and contemporary models of liberal arts education.
OFFICE 52 presented at Opening Ceremony for Scott HallApril 2016
Isaac Campbell of OFFICE 52 Architecture presented at Carnegie Mellon University at the Opening Ceremony for Scott Hall, OFFICE 52 Architecture’s competition winning design for the new Nano-Bio-Energy Technologies Building on the campus in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Speakers include: James H. Garrett, Jr., Dean of the College of Engineering; Subra Suresh, President of Carnegie Mellon University; Isaac Campbell, of OFFICE 52 Architecture; Sherman and Joyce Bowie Scott, whose generous donation funded both Scott Hall and the Scott Institute for Energy Innovation; and John and Claire Bertucci, whose generous contribution resulted in the Bertucci Nanotechnology Laboratory, a maker space within the building. Photo by Jeremy Bittermann.
CMU College of Engineering: Press Release : Carnegie Mellon Univeristy College of Engineering News : April 27, 2016 : “Carnegie Mellon University opens transformative new building for energy innovation.”
OFFICE 52 Announces the opening of Scott Hall at Carnegie Mellon UniversityApril 2016
Isaac Campbell and Michelle LaFoe, Principals at OFFICE 52 Architecture, are pleased to announce the official opening of Scott Hall, Carnegie Mellon University’s new Nano-Bio-Energy Technologies building. Construction of parts of the interior will continue through the fall with final photography in early 2017.
Only nine months after founding our Portland studio practice, we won the commission to design this new 81.5 million, 109,000 square-foot collaborative research building in an invited national design competition that originally included seventeen firms. OFFICE 52’s innovative and ingenious design for Scott Hall transforms a challenging infill site and creates a new home for the College of Engineering, also known as the Carnegie Institute of Technology (CIT). Scott Hall houses the following research groups and institutes:
Biomedical Engineering – With a strong collaborative and multidisciplinary culture, the Biomedical Engineering Department (BME) introduces a wide range of cutting-edge science and technologies for the improvement of human health.
Engineering Research Accelerator – Formerly known as the Institute for Complex Engineered Systems (ICES), The Engineering Research Accelerator fosters collaboration and multidisciplinary, high-impact research between Carnegie Mellon University, industry, and government agencies in areas such as engineered materials, devices, and conception of processes and systems.
The Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation – This is a university-wide research initiative focused on improving energy efficiency and developing new, clean, affordable, smart, relevant, reliable and sustainably operational sources. The Institute’s focus includes the development of intelligent processes and materials in tandem to the understanding of energy and public policy.
The Claire and John Bertucci Nanotechnology Laboratory and Cleanroom – This 11,000 square foot Nanofabrication Clean Room features research capabilities in nanotechnology, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), magnetics, micro-robotics and miniature device manufacturing. Within there is space for up to three electron beam machines. The facility features energy saving systems and a beautiful green roof garden atop that becomes the landscaped extension of the traditional Hornbostel Mall.
The Disruptive Health Technologies Institute – DHTI is an environment where disruptive health care innovations are clinically tested and rapidly delivered to patients. CMU researchers will lead the development of engineering, science, bOFFICE 52 in Carnegie Mellon Engineering Press Releaseiomedical and health care delivery technologies in partnership with new institute clinicians.
Top and bottom photos by Jeremy Bittermann, updated 2017.
New O52 building to house prestigious Scott Institute for Energy InnovationApril 2016
CMU announced that the OFFICE 52-designed Scott Hall will house The Scott Institute for Energy Innovation, which will work through the academic units of Carnegie Mellon University to find solutions for the nation’s and the world’s energy challenges including pathways to a low carbon future, smart grid, new materials for energy, shale gas, and building energy efficiency through research, education, and policymaker and public communication.
The Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation is a university-wide research initiative at CMU focused on improving energy efficiency and developing new, clean, affordable and sustainable energy sources. The institute was created through a lead gift from CMU alumni Sherman Scott, president and founder of Delmar Systems, and his wife Joyce Bowie Scott. The institute is named after Sherman Scott’s father, Wilton, and will be located in Sherman and Joyce Bowie Scott Hall, designed by OFFICE 52 Architecture on CMU’s Pittsburgh campus. Using Carnegie Mellon’s expertise in integrated systems, problem-solving, and an understanding of the intersection of energy and public policy, the work of the institute concentrates on energy efficiencies and reliability, as well as smart operations, materials and processes. CMU also announced that the building that OFFICE 52 designed will received funding from the Eden Hall Foundation for energy and biomedical research.
OFFICE 52’s House C featured the OregonianApril 2016
OFFICE 52 Architecture’s design for House C in Portland, Oregon was featured in the 4/2/16 print edition of the Oregonian by Janet Eastman, who discusses our creative design process with our client and our use of physical models to explore ideas in conjunction with 3D computer drawings.
OFFICE 52’s House C featured on OregonLiveMarch 2016
OFFICE 52’s design for House C in Portland, Oregon is featured in the 3/23/16 digital edition of OregonLive in an article by Janet Eastman in which she discusses our design process and the importance of physical study models in the conceptual visualization of the projects in the OFFICE 52 studio practice. These physical models are tactile components of our design process that give clients a better understanding of the spaces and their relationship to the site in a project. We use these models in tandem with sophisticated 3D visualization and drawings.
OFFICE 52’s House C featured in The Wall Street JournalMarch 2016
The House C residence designed by OFFICE 52 Architecture is featured in the Real Estate section of The Wall Street Journal in the March 2, 2016 digital edition and the March 4, 2016 print edition. Article by Nancy Keates, “A New House Rises From the Ashes.” @WSJ @WSJRealEstate #office52architecture #office52arch #house #home
WSJ Digital Edition: Link
OFFICE 52 Founder interview on portland architecture blogFebruary 2016
An interview of OFFICE 52 Co-founder and Principal, Michelle LaFoe, AIA, Architect + Artist, on Brian Libby’s portland architecture website.
OFFICE 52’s work in World Forestry Institute ExhibitJanuary 2016
Join Michelle LaFoe + Isaac Campbell of OFFICE 52 Architecture for the exhibition of our hand fabricated wooden studio model of our design for the Warming Hut Structure, one of three components of an ensemble entitled, “Red, Yellow, Blue.” The Exhibition of Wooden Architectural Models showcases models by designers and architects and is sponsored by the Architecture Foundation of Oregon and the World Forestry Center.
Opening Reception on Thursday, January 14, 2016 , 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Exhibition dates: 1/15/16 – 2/26/16
Exhibit Information: Link
OFFICE 52 invited to speak at CAA Annual ConferenceFebruary 2016
Join Michelle LaFoe on February 4, 2016 in Washington, D.C. for the Annual College Art Association Conference, where she was invited to talk about OFFICE 52 Architecture’s studio process of design in which they interweave advanced digital processes|technology with contemporary craft techniques and the materiality of glass for their design of Scott Hall at Carnegie Mellon University. The talk is entitled, “Sublime Transformation with Dichroic Glass and Ceramic Glass Frit at Carnegie Mellon University” in the session “Window/Lens/Mirror: The Materiality of Glass in Modern and Contemporary Art.” Link.
Michelle LaFoe presents at PKNight PDX – Vol. 16June 2015
Michelle LaFoe of OFFICE 52 was asked to present with a wildly creative group at PechaKucha 20×20 Night PDX – Vol. 16.
OFFICE 52 Lecture “Weaving Disciplines: Recent Work”April, 2015
Michelle LaFoe and Isaac Campbell of OFFICE 52 presented their firm’s recent work to a full house at Portland State University’s School of Architecture – Friday Forum on May 1, 2015.
OFFICE 52 Unveils Preliminary Design UCSD Academic Learning CenterFebruary 2015
OFFICE 52 was commissioned by UC San Diego to provide preliminary designs for the University’s new 60,000 square-foot Academic Learning Center. Located on a complex site along the Ridge Walk in Muir College, the new center will weave together programs for the University’s re-imagined Craft Center, an innovative Academic Learning Center, and flexible departmental space for academic functions. Project Link
OFFICE 52 lecture at the University of HartfordFebruary 2015
As part of the Spring lecture series at the University of Hartford’s Department of Architecture, OFFICE 52 presented ‘Weaving Disciplines: The Recent Work of OFFICE 52’ on Wednesday, March 4th.
Sherman and Joyce Scott Tour Scott Hall ConstructionNovember 15, 2014
Sherman and Joyce Scott toured the construction of Scott Hall at Carnegie Mellon with Isaac Campbell of OFFICE 52, staff from the University and other members of the design and construction team.
Scott Hall featured SCUP-49 ConferenceJuly 2014
As part of the SCUP-49 Annual Conference in Pittsburgh, OFFICE 52’s innovative design of Scott Hall was featured in the official campus tour of Carnegie Mellon University with a guided talk by Isaac Campbell, OFFICE 52 Principal, and members of the University’s staff from Campus Design and Facility Development. Photo by Jeremy Bittermann.
OFFICE 52 Lecture at Carnegie Museum of ArtApril 7, 2014
Isaac Campbell of OFFICE 52 was invited to lecture at the Carnegie Museum of Art for Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Architecture spring lecture series. Video Link
Scott Hall featured in CE magazineMarch 12, 2014
Scott Hall is featured in an article by Robert Reid in the March issue of CE Magazine. (PDF)
OFFICE 52 Presents Scott Hall Design to Carnegie Museum of ArtMarch 1, 2014
OFFICE 52 Architecture’s Isaac Campbell presented our design of Sherman and Joyce Bowie Scott Hall to leadership from the Carnegie Museum of Art. Participants included Museum Director Lynn Zelevansky, Deputy Director Sarah Minnart, and Raymund Ryan, Co-Curator of the Heinz Architectural Center.
Construction Web cam – Scott HallOctober 15, 2013
Carnegie Mellon University initiates web cams for the construction of Scott Hall. (Link)
OFFICE 52 projects in the OregonianMarch 2013
OFFICE 52 Architecture and its founders were featured in The Sunday Oregonian. (Link)
OFFICE 52 Lecture Carnegie Mellon University School of ArchitectureDecember 10, 2012
OFFICE 52 Architecture’s founders were invited to lecture at Carnegie Mellon University as part of the School of Architecture’s spring 2013 lecture series and talked about their design for Carnegie Mellon’s new Sherman and Joyce Bowie Scott Hall. The lecture was held on Monday, February 4th at 6:00 PM at the Carnegie Museum of Art Theater. (Link)
OFFICE 52 presents at Scott Hall Groundbreaking CeremoniesOctober 10, 2012
Press Release of O52 Design by CMUJune 10, 2012
Press release by the College of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University of OFFICE 52 Architecture’s design for the New Nano Bio Energy Technologies Building.
CMU’s former Dean Khosla of the College of Engineering talks about OFFICE 52’s design for the University’s new Nano Bio Energy Technologies Building. (Link)
OFFICE 52 wins design competition for Nano Bio Energy Technologies BuildingAugust 5, 2011
OFFICE 52 has been selected from among 17 teams overall and from among 4 finalists in a national design competition for the commission to design Carnegie Mellon University’s new Nano Bio Energy Technologies Building. The new 78,000 SF building will provide essential collaborative research facilities for Nano Science, Materials Characterization, Biomedical Engineering and Energy research.