A curve that follows the Sun. Global Flora Conservatory by Kennedy & Violich Architecture

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Project team
Managing Principal.- Frano Violich, FAIA. Principal Consulting on Design.- Sheila Kennedy, FAIA. Project Architect.- Ben Widger, AIA. Project Designers.- Shawna Meyer, AIA LEED AP, Kyle Altman, Bob White, Nick Johnson, Daniel Sebaldt, Michael Bennet, Diana Tomova, Peteris Lazovskis, Mark Bavoso, Lynced Torres, Noam Saragosti.
Structural, MEP & Envelope Engineering.- Buro Happold Consulting Engineers, PC. Civil Engineer.- Nitsch Inc. Landscape Architect.- Andropogon Associates, Ltd. Lighting Designer.-: Tillotson Design Associates. Code Consultant.- Jensen Hughes Associates Inc. Climate Consultant.- Transsolar KlimaEngineering. Exhibit Consultant.- Small Design Firm. Energy Consultant.- ReVision Energy.
Wellesley College Trustee Mary White.
Turner Construction.
Global Flora Conservatory. Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA.

Frano Violich + Sheila Kennedy ​Kennedy & Violich Architecture

Kennedy & Violich Architecture (KVA) is an interdisciplinary design practice that works at the intersection of architecture, sustainable building technologies and emerging public needs and lifestyles. Central to the work of KVA is the idea that the necessary infrastructure of buildings and cities can be transformed by design to enhance the experiences and activities of daily life. KVA offers clients professional services in urban design and architecture, construction documentation and administration, as well as creative programming and strategic planning for technology integration. 

KVA is structured as an open studio, which allows both Principals to be personally involved in the design of their projects in all phases of work. Their studio, located in the former Blue Bird bottling plant in Boston’s South End, was selected in 2009 by International Design (ID) Magazine as one of the top 40 creative offices worldwide. KVA strives to create innovative and enduring architecture that is of its time, engaging both new and traditional architectural materials with contemporary design tools and fabrication techniques.



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