In May, HOK revealed the design of a new headquarters for Royal Caribbean Cruises in Miami. The $300-million, 10-story, 350,000-sq-ft building will be located on Dodge Island, close to cruise ship terminals in Biscayne Bay. The new headquarters consolidates current operations from two separate office buildings and temporary spaces. Referencing the look of the company’s iconic cruise ships, the exterior edge of each floor extends out three to 12 feet from the building, providing shade to the floors below each edge. At night, an LED scheme will illuminate the edges. Large terraces face downtown Miami. Upper terraces will surround a three-story garden atrium open at the roof. Most of the workspaces will feature an open plan to facilitate collaboration. In anticipation of the potential impact of rising sea levels caused by climate change, the lobby is more than 15 feet above sea level. Critical equipment is also elevated as part of the resilient design. Construction is scheduled to begin in June with completion estimated for late 2020.

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Rush University Care Center

HDR designed the Rush University Medical Center’s $450-million outpatient care center. Named for Joan and Paul Rubschlager, the 10-story, 480,000-sq-ft ambulatory care complex for cancer and neuroscience will consolidate outpatient services at the Rush University Medical Center west side campus in Chicago. The design team is using translational health planning to design spaces that tie together RUMC’s clinical research, education and care delivery within the new facility. The building will feature 90 cancer infusion rooms, 82 cancer exam rooms, 18 neurosurgery exam rooms and 18 neurology infusion rooms. It will connect to an adjacent bed tower by a pedestrian skybridge. The project also includes a six-story parking garage with capacity for 900 vehicles. The facility broke ground in June and is scheduled to complete in 2022.

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Health Professions Hub

Cannon Design was selected to design the Health Professions Hub for D’Youville College in Buffalo, N.Y. The 50,000-sq-ft facility will bring together students from each of the healthcare programs on campus to learn in a collaborative environment. D’Youville College anticipates the facility will serve more than 5,000 people each year in workforce development and educational programs. It will also serve as a community clinic for the underserved population of Buffalo’s West Side neighborhood. Construction on the $20-million facility is expected to begin in 2019 with completion in 2020.

USAF HUB for Cyber Innovation

AECOM is designing the U.S. Air Force Academy Center for Cyber Innovation at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. The project will house the U.S. Air Force CyberWorx, the Dept. of Homeland Security’s Center of Innovation and the academy’s Dept of Computer and Cyber Sciences. The 47,600-sq-ft building features 7-ft by 7-ft modules, which allows for interiors to be more easily reconfigured.

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