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Fostering Interaction in Medical Research

Mehrdad Yazdani

Buffalo is a major American city near the Canadian border that lost its industrial base in the mid 20th century, went into a sharp decline, but is now reinventing itself as a center of research, drawing on the talent pool of the State University campus (SUNY). For an architect, there is a double challenge in building here. New projects are measured against notable work by Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright and Eliel Saarinen. Icy winters and torrid summers mandate structures that accommodate those extremes while seeking to conserve energy and reduce their carbon footprint.
Mehrdad Yazdani has demonstrated his skill in mastering physical and artistic challenges in a succession of buildings that have emerged from his studio in the Los Angeles office of Cannon Design. For the Gates Vascular Institute (GVI) on Buffalo’s medical campus, his creative team included senior...

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