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An Inside Look at Autodesk AEC’s Playful Daylit LEED Platinum Headquarters

Posted By Andrew Michler On April 11, 2011 @ 8:56 pm In Architecture,Daylighting,gallery,green Interiors | 3 Comments

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The original 65,000 square foot building shell was bumped up to a LEED Gold Core and Shell before Autodesk renovated the interior to achieve a LEED Platinum certification for Commercial Interior [8]. Using their Revit [9] software, they made a detailed 3-D model of the space using laser measurements as described by Phil Bernstein FAIA, VP of Industry Strategy. The model was inserted into their Ecotect [10] Analysis tool to develop the environmental strategies.Autodesk AEC Office, Boston green office, New England green office,Integrated Project Delivery, IPDBuilding Information Management , BIM, buzzsaw, ecotect, Autodesk software, green design, LEED CI Platinum, LEED C&S Gold, Revit,

The first thing that struck us is the extraordinary amount of daylight [11] in what looks like a typical office building. An atrium at the entrance hints at the unique office spaces with two small yellow glassed meeting rooms hovering above. The upper story workstations wrap around the open floor plan [12] with glass enclosed meeting rooms at the core. The result is not only good light but good sight lines, making full use of the open floor plan. Lights automatically dim or shut off when the sun shines in.

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Adjacent to the lobby is the gallery crowned with a unique wooden atrium. The undulating plywood forms come up from behind the receptionist desk and flow above the display area. Their intricate form was developed using Autodesk’s Inventor [13] software which was used on the fabricator’s CNC machine. The gallery is a walk through of some of the more intriguing buildings Autodesk is a part of, with models and projections of the projects on the wall, including a prefabricated [14]mid-rise. The connecting hallways have a surprising lighting system that runs up from the ground and wraps to the ceiling.Autodesk AEC Office, Boston green office, New England green office,Integrated Project Delivery, IPDBuilding Information Management , BIM, buzzsaw, ecotect, Autodesk software, green design, LEED CI Platinum, LEED C&S Gold, Revit,

The project was also a demonstration of Autodesk’s vision of integrating owners, designers, and builders using the design package Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), which is intended to promote integrated design amongst all stake holders. Now the word is all about Building Information Modeling or BIM [15] and fully integrating software between all building professionals from bricks to cities.

+ Kling Stubbins [7]

+ Autodesk AEC [3]

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[3] Autodesk: http://usa.autodesk.com/architecture-engineering-construction/

[4] Boston: http://inhabitat.com/dazzling-checkerboard-green-roof-brings-the-countryside-to-south-bosto/

[5] 2012 Building Suite : http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/pc/index?siteID=123112&id=16406616

[6] LEED Platinum : http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=LEED+Platinum

[7] Kling Stubbins: http://www.klingstubbins.com/portfolio/interiors/autodesk.html

[8] Commercial Interior: http://www.usgbc.org/DisplayPage.aspx?CMSPageID=145

[9] Revit: http://usa.autodesk.com/revit-architecture/

[10] Ecotect: http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/pc/index?id=12602821&siteID=123112

[11] daylight: http://inhabitat.com/daylighting/

[12] open floor plan: http://inhabitat.com/historic-ford-factory-transformed-into-sunpower-photovoltaics-headquarters/

[13] Inventor: http://usa.autodesk.com/autodesk-inventor/

[14] prefabricated : http://inhabitat.com/architecture/prefab-housing/

[15] BIM: http://usa.autodesk.com/building-information-modeling/about-bim/

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