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Glorya Kaufman Performing Arts Center transforms former temple with EXTECH’s translucent LIGHTWALL system

Completed in May 2021, the new Glorya Kaufman Performing Arts Center (GKPAC) at the Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services campus in Los Angeles presents a warm, inviting welcome to students of all abilities. Designed by AUX Architecture, this adaptive reuse project repurposed a 1965 temple renovating the original building and its congregational space into a 300-seat theater. Achieving the transformative, architectural vision, EXTECH/Exterior Technologies, Inc. custom designed, engineered and fabricated its LIGHTWALL 3440® interlocking polycarbonate translucent wall system to meet the Center’s multiple aesthetic and performance requirements.

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ACI Concrete Convention transitions to fully virtual

Engineers, contractors, educators, manufacturers, and material representatives will convene virtually from October 17-21, 2021, at the ACI Concrete Convention, the world’s gathering place for advancing concrete.  Originally scheduled as a hybrid event in Atlanta, GA, and online, the event will now be fully virtual. 

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Sept. 7 webinar to provide insulating glass units guidance

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) will host a webinar entitled “Quality, Compatibility and Performance Requirements for Insulating Glass Units” on Tues., Sept. 7 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern. This webinar will provide guidance to IG fabricators and window manufacturers using existing technology for edge seal design along with selection of sealants, desiccants, spacers, gases, glass and other components used for the manufacture of insulating glass.

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Considering building performance during conceptual design

“Specifying the right materials can be challenging but it is crucial for several reasons. Building materials have a great impact on both capital and operational costs, as well as overall energy and thermal performance. Early-stage analysis tools greatly support the specification process by allowing architects to test and compare material variables for different building elements with incredible speed. By providing insights into the impact of material properties such as glass U-values, roof R-values, insulation and construction type, early-stage analysis tools empower designers to specify the right materials,” states Sumele Aruofor, RIBA Associate, Strategic Manager of Architecture & Sustainability at Trimble, SketchUp, in her article “Considering building performance during conceptual design.”

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Protecting documentary heritage with a state-of-the-art preservation facility

The Library and Archives Canada (LAC)’s new preservation facility in Gatineau, Quebec brought a challenge that felt both patriotic and historically important — preserving the documentary heritage of Canada. The ultra-modern facility will be the first net zero carbon building dedicated to the preservation of archives in the Americas, and it will also be the first Government of Canada building to meet the requirements of the Greening Government Strategy. Stantec is providing professional services to PCL Construction—as part of a public-private-partnership team named Plenary Properties Gatineau, and in collaboration with B+H Architects—on this state-of-the-art project.

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Using biophilic design to create spaces that support health and wellness

Stantec recently sponsored a research project to identify the impact biophilic design has on holistic wellbeing with Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health, directly measuring physiological, emotional, and cognitive wellness. Our study results show that by leveraging these patterns of biophilia we can create a positive impact on people’s wellbeing. In total there are fourteen patterns broken out in three main categories that focus on nature in the space, nature of the space, and natural analogues. Many are easy to implement if programmed early into the design process and offer the ability to create truly immersive experiences.

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Glorya Kaufman Performing Arts Center transforms former temple with EXTECH’s translucent LIGHTWALL system

Completed in May 2021, the new Glorya Kaufman Performing Arts Center (GKPAC) at the Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services campus in Los Angeles presents a warm, inviting welcome to students of all abilities. Designed by AUX Architecture, this adaptive reuse project repurposed a 1965 temple renovating the original building and its congregational space into a 300-seat theater. Achieving the transformative, architectural vision, EXTECH/Exterior Technologies, Inc. custom designed, engineered and fabricated its LIGHTWALL 3440® interlocking polycarbonate translucent wall system to meet the Center's multiple aesthetic and performance requirements.

Accomplished women from BNBuilders, FPBA, and PMA lead Healthpeak’s Callan Ridge project

With Women’s History Month placing a renewed focus on women’s contributions, female leaders from BNBuilders, Project Management Advisors, Inc. (PMA), and Ferguson Pape Baldwin Architects (FPBA) have united for Healthpeak’s Callan Ridge project.  Located at 3020 & 3030 Callan Rd., the Callan Ridge project includes two new premier scientific research buildings in the heart of San Diego’s Torrey Pines Science Park. 

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Sept. 7 webinar to provide insulating glass units guidance

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) will host a webinar entitled "Quality, Compatibility and Performance Requirements for Insulating Glass Units" on Tues., Sept. 7 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern. This webinar will provide guidance to IG fabricators and window manufacturers using existing technology for edge seal design along with selection of sealants, desiccants, spacers, gases, glass and other components used for the manufacture of insulating glass.

ACI Concrete Convention transitions to fully virtual

Engineers, contractors, educators, manufacturers, and material representatives will convene virtually from October 17-21, 2021, at the ACI Concrete Convention, the world’s gathering place for advancing concrete.  Originally scheduled as a hybrid event in Atlanta, GA, and online, the event will now be fully virtual. 

FGIA offering hands-on demonstration of installation practices during 2021 Hybrid Fall Conference

During the FGIA 2021 Hybrid Fall Conference, participants will have the opportunity to be part of a hands-on demonstration of installation practices driven by consensus-based standards. Those attending the conference in Phoenix, Oct. 18-21, can observe industry experts as they demonstrate installation methods taught as part of the FGIA InstallationMasters® training and certification program.

Total construction starts move lower in July

Total construction starts fell 3% in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $854.8 billion, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. There were few bright spots during the month, with all three sectors (residential, nonresidential building and nonbuildings) moving lower in July.

ASID tackles changing industry landscape with 2021 Outlook and State of Interior Design Report

Following a tumultuous 2020, all industries are seeking insight and assurances as 2021 gets into full swing. To keep interior design practitioners and professionals on the cusp of these relevant changes as related to global trends, economic indicators, and beyond, the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) has released its annual Outlook and State of Interior Design Report.

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HBA completes redesign of Fairmont Gold at Fairmont Chateau Whistler

Hirsch Bedner Associates San Francisco (HBA) has completed the redesign and expansion of Fairmont Gold at Fairmont Chateau Whistler. Immersed in refined modern mountain luxury, the design of the new boutique hotel experience embodies its magnificent alpine setting and the surrounding culture of Whistler, layered with warmth and elegance.

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Historic UCLA building recognized as ‘model modernization’

CO Architects was recognized with a design award for its recently completed modernization of Pritzker Hall on the UCLA campus.  The Westside Urban Forum honored the architecture firm with a 2021 WUF Design Award in the Public/Institutional category for its sensitive design and programmatic updates to Pritzker Hall, improving the building’s seismic stability and energy efficiency. 

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Preservation Alliance announces award winners

The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Preservation Achievement Awards, including individuals, organizations, structures, and spaces that contribute to the Philadelphia region’s unique character. The Awards will be presented on the evening of June 9 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on a virtual platform.

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Historic Newark Symphony Hall unveils new façade, streetscape design

Newark Symphony Hall (NSH), New Jersey’s largest Black-led arts and entertainment venue, today unveiled designs for its exterior renovation – part of a five-year, three-phase $50 million project set to wrap on the venue’s 100th birthday in 2025. The design, from Trenton, N.J.-based architectural firm Clarke Caton Hintz (CCH), includes a new marquee and streetscape.

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