The new visitor center is the first park project to be completed as part of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Design and Construction Excellence Initiative. By making it easier to get talented architects on the job, the program aims at bringing good design to even the humblest city-funded projects. The Poe Center was designed by Toshiko Mori, an award-winning architect and a former chairman of the department of architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. — online.wsj.com
The sculptural form is meant to advertise the center's building-innovation mission. The low, sloping volume encloses tall industrial space for experimentation, while the higher slab building houses labs that focus on a variety of evolving technologies, like indoor air quality. — James S. Russell, Bloomberg
Described as a building "advertising its construction- innovation mission with an angle here, a kink there," the recently opened $41,000,000 and 55,000-square-foot Syracuse Center of Excellence, an incubator dedicated to energy conservation, is a laboratory for sustainable building and energy...
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