In the News: HplusF and Hyperloop

In the News
August 25, 2015 - Present at the inauguration of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies’ new Los Angeles design studio this month were many of the prototypes and models created during Craig Hodgetts’ UCLA 2014-15 Suprastudio, which have been moved there for continuing research and development. Also present was the studio’s full-scale Hyperloop cabin mock-up, which was described in detail in the July 2015 issue of Popular Science

In an announcement last week, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies named Hodgetts and Fung part of the team making the Hyperloop a reality. Craig spoke with International Business Times about the project, explaining, “Once the plausibility of the thing is assured, and it’s at that stage, it then becomes like any other project.” 

Nashville Ascend Amphitheater Grand Opening

Project Updates + Nashville Ascend Amphitheater
July 30, 2015 – The stage is officially set in Nashville! The latest HplusF design, Ascend Amphitheater, opens today at the new West Riverfront Park. Inspired by the lines and textures of a vintage 1962 Gretsch amplifier, the design pays tribute to the heritage of Nashville and its innumerable contributions to music throughout the decades. Already coined by city leaders as “Nasvhille’s front porch,” a public ribbon cutting ceremony is being hosted by Nashville Mayor Karl Dean. 

View Recaps of the inaugural concert featuring Eric Church on USA Today and The Tennessean.

The amphitheater is part of a large 11-acre civic park along the Cumberland River in Downtown Nashville, which will be fully accessible to the public during non-event days. The amphitheater will accommodate approximately 6,500 people with semi-fixed seating for 2,200, a 300-person greenway pavilion, and 4,000 lawn seats. Shows kick off at the end of July with acts like Eric Church, the Counting Crows, Phish, Janet Jackson and more appearing throughout the year. The park and amphitheater are being constructed to achieve LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. 

HplusF worked with Nashville architects Smith Gee Studio and Hawkins Partners Landscape Architects on the project. 

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Achievements for HplusF’s Chapel include LEED Silver

In the News
July 29, 2015 - Jesuit High School Chapel is making news this week. It was just announced that the project achieved LEED Silver. This is in addition to a new review in The Architect’s Newspaper by Michael Webb, who writes that with the Chapel, HplusF, “responded to the challenge of creating a spiritual journey. Sacred spaces liberate architects to focus on the basic elements of building and reach for the sublime.” Read the full article on ArchPaper.com. Project completion was in September 2014. Read more about it here.