Autodesk’s East Coast Headquarters Draws Accolades for Its Sustainable Design and Collaborative Building Process

Autodesk Sets Example for Integrated Project Delivery at Architecture, Engineering and Construction Division HQ

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — August 3, 2010Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK), a world leader in 2D and 3D design, engineering and entertainment software, today announced that the facility that houses its East Coast headquarters has received 13 industry awards in recognition of its innovative design and collaborative building process.

The building, constructed in 2009 and located at 1560 Trapelo Road in Waltham, Mass., is certified LEED Commercial Interior Platinum and LEED Core & Shell Gold. The Trapelo Road facility is also New England’s first example of 100% integrated project delivery (IPD), a building process that helps architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) professionals to exceed client demands by easing and integrating the collaborative efforts of owners, architects, engineers, construction managers, fabricators and end users at the earliest possible stage of any project.

“The Trapelo Road project was truly an opportunity for us to showcase our software’s capabilities and embrace the building processes we deem so important,” said Phil Bernstein, FAIA, LEED AP and vice president, industry strategy and relations, Autodesk AEC Solutions. “As a company, we are the foremost proponents of the collaborative, environmental and cost-savings advantages of building information modeling and integrated project delivery. The work on this project was our chance to shine—and we ran with it. We are tremendously pleased with the Trapelo Road finished product and, judging from the awards the project received, so was the rest of the industry.”

Autodesk and project partners KlingStubbins and Tocci Building Corporation have been recognized with the following awards related to the Trapelo Road project:

  • International Interior Design Association (IIDA) New England Chapter- 2010 Best Office (30,000 – 80,000 SF)
  • The Illuminating Engineering Society of North America Boston Section- 2010 Award of Merit, Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Design
  • ARCHI-TECH Magazine- 2010 AV Award
  • Association of Briefing Program Managers (ABPM)- 2010 Best New World Class Briefing Center
  • Interior Design Magazine- 2009 Best of Year Awards, Eco Category
  • BusinessWeek/Architectural Record- 2009 Award of Excellence, Good Design is Good Business Awards
  • Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts- 2009 Build Massachusetts Award
  • Associated General Contractors of America- Build New England Honor Award 2009
  • Association Builders and Contractors New Hampshire/Vermont Chapter- 2009 Excellence in Construction Award
  • American Institute of Architects Technology in Architectural Practice- 2009 Building Information Modeling (BIM) Award Citation, Design/Delivery Process Using BIM
  • Construction Institute at the University of Hartford- 2009 Distinguished Achievement Award, Outstanding Leadership on the First IPD Project in New England
  • The Building of America- 2009 Green Building of America Award
  • Constructech- 2009 Vision Awards, Team Award

“Working on the Autodesk AEC headquarters helped us to achieve the framework for delivering buildings that we had been preparing for,” said John Tocci, CEO, Tocci Building Corporation. “The entire team was intimately involved in the concept and creation of the building and wanted to see this project realized in the best way possible.”

“Trapelo Road was truly a breakthrough experience for the entire project team—leveraging BIM with IPD enabled us to produce exceptional results,” said Scott Simpson, FAIA, LEED AP, a principal and senior director at KlingStubbins.

About Autodesk

Autodesk, Inc., is a world leader in 2D and 3D design, engineering and entertainment software for the manufacturing, building and construction, and media and entertainment markets. Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk continues to develop the broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art software to help customers experience their ideas digitally before they are built. Fortune 100 companies — as well as the last 15 Academy Award winners for Best Visual Effects — use Autodesk software tools to design, visualize and simulate their ideas to save time and money, enhance quality and foster innovation for competitive advantage. For additional information about Autodesk, visit www.autodesk.com .

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