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Structures Awards: SCU’s new innovation hub is Silicon Valley’s best education project of the year

Santa Clara University’s Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation is one of Colin Gordon Associates’ vibration and acoustical consulting projects with ZGF Architects. It was awarded the 2021 Structures Award for Best Education Project. The first day of classes, September 20, 2021, was the opening day for the Sobrato Campus with a 1,446 classroom, and […]...
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New Academic STEM Campus Emulates Silicon Valley

Colin Gordon Associates provided noise and vibration consulting for ZGF Architects on Santa Clara University’s Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation. This project features a new 270,000-sf facility that brings together Silicon Valley entrepreneurship and academia. The developer behind the first Apple headquarters, John A. Sobrato is the donor for this building who SCU brought […]...
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Brookhaven and Forge Nano to mature noble gas-trapping technology

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory’s, Center for Functional Nanomaterials and Nuclear Science and Technology Department, has been selected for a 2020 Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF) project, “Maturation of Technology for Trapping Xenon and Krypton.” This gas-trapping technology could improve the energy-generation efficiency of nuclear reactors and reduce radioactive waste. Studies will be conducted using instruments […]...
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Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute C Receives Excellence in Sustainability Award

Designed by ZGF Architects with acoustical and vibration consulting by Colin Gordon Associates, Arizona State University’s new building sets a standard for sustainability. It is the winner of Lab Manager’s Excellence in Sustainability prize. Along with the active chilled beam design, the ERAL (enhanced run-around loop) system, and unique copper screen reacts to the local climate resulting […]...
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Welcome to the new CGA website!

It’s been a long time coming, but we’re pleased to share our brand new website with you! Designed by The Present Group, the new site is intended to provide a more detailed look at some of the interesting projects and research that we’ve been involved in, and the relationship between the two. This website will […]...
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Innovations in Semiconductor Development at the University of Waterloo QNC

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a technique that could potentially allow for the mass production of semiconductors made of single-walled carbon nanotubes.  These carbon-based semiconductors have the potential to be cheaper, smaller, faster and more energy efficient than those made from silicon.  This research was conducted at the University’s Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre […]...
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Take a sneak peek inside ASU’s new Biodesign C building

Biodesign C, at Arizona State University’s Tempe campus, is currently in its build phase and expected to open April 2018. Designed by ZGF Architects with acoustical and vibration consulting by Colin Gordon Associates, this is the third interdisciplinary science and technology lab within the complex. Biodesign C will house the world’s first compact X-ray free-electron […]...
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