GRAPHISOFT is proud to be a part of Design DC in October. The conference focuses on collaboration and project team synergies. This year, as architects and design professionals gather for DesignDC, premier ArchiCAD firm, Kitchen & Associates will be a featured presenter. It makes sense that Kitchen & Associates discuss their role as BIM coordinator on the Kroc Center project in Camden, NJ.
The session, “The Kroc Center-Camden: Overcoming Complexity with Teamwork” is scheduled for Thursday October, 02, 2014, from 8:30AM – 10:30AM, at the Washington Convention Center. Attendees will earn CEU’s after participating in the session, but the biggest benefit is hearing from the team that managed the $90 million project, situated on a 24-acre former municipal landfill.
Kitchen & Associates has a reputation for providing excellent design services and creating positive and sustainable social, economic, and cultural benefits in their projects. Since 1971, the firm has designed more than 300 buildings in ArchiCAD and has been using ArchiCAD since version 4.5. One may argue they were destined to bring the Salvation Army Kroc Corp Community Center of Camden, New Jersey to reality.
The center will provide much-needed services to the community in need and serve as an anchor for neighborhood revitalization. Kitchen & Associates had to rely on interdisciplinary collaboration to acquire funding and maintain project momentum through site remediation, design, and construction.
A key factor in understanding the enormity of the project is the knowledge that the project is more than a building. The building merely represents a coordinated effort to reclaim space and provide much needed services to the community.
A winner of the NJ Smart Growth Award, the Kroc Center design has satisfied a list of ten objectives to support smart growth in the community. The initiative, modified from the Federal Environmental Protection Agency, recognizes and addresses accessibility, neighborhood development and the inherent connections between environmental protection, social equity, public health, and economic sustainability.
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