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The beauty of library architecture

All people can appreciate great architecture – and the technologies that allow us to better understand its brilliance. THIBAUD POIRIER reminds us at while the collections are a wonder of the world, the interior architecture of libraries has been fraught with success and failure, great leaps in engineering and aesthetics,…

Article: Terrible at keeping track

Many cultural institutions are asked by their communities to steward rare artifacts and other valuable collections – sometimes irreplaceable and priceless, sometimes worth many millions of dollars.  While this can be a challenging endeavor, specialist consultants like Ycology can provide value through careful planning, design, and systematic approach.  Don’t take our…

Project: Class 10000 Cleanroom

Ycology served the largest healthcare facility in eastern San Diego County on a new infusion pharmacy with a variety of ergonomic and adjustable tools in stainless steel.  Infusion pharmacy facilities have become an integral part of many healthcare organizations as quality and outreach initiatives have grown into traditionally underserved communities.    …

Study: Vertical Space

Why are standard lateral filing cabinets so short?  People aren’t three feet tall… It’s because users can’t see into a drawer at eye level. Open shelf storage gets rid of bulky and inefficient drawers, allowing access to upper shelves. By switching to the open shelf concept, using the available height…

Project: Healthcare

A jewel in the already impressive collection of state-of-the-art hospitals in California is the Palomar Medical Center. The 740,000-foot 11-story facility opened in 2012. The medical center features 288 private single-patient rooms, 44 emergency and trauma rooms and 11 operating rooms. The 56-acre campus will expand in phases – up to double…

Project: Technical Service Center

Nixon, a Southern California-based maker of high-quality watches, looked to build a   state-of-the-art technical service center for their U.S. customers.  Ycology was consulted to help design, specify, and build a parts storage system that would allow for secure, organized protection of delicate or finely finished component parts.  Click on…

Project: Security

Ycology recently completed a new project with the City of San Diego Commission on Arts & Culture for  a custom-designed, highly functional security panel system.  During original construction of Rob Quigley’s San Diego Main Library, some of the specialized storage spaces were left raw in order to allow curatorial and collections staff to customize the spaces….

A is for Architect

All people can appreciate great architecture – and the technologies that allow us to better understand its brilliance. Fedelpeye brings us another great micro-film to remind us of some of the greats, their styles, and inspirations:  

Bogota’s Planetarium

Technology really shines when it allows one artist to study another’s work, even if only for a few seconds.   We didn’t work on this project built in 1969, but Feldepeye’s micro-film makes it possible to see elements of Bogota, Colombia’s planetarium never before visualized.  A timelapse construction cam of…

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