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GLIDDEN brand by PPG names 2018 color of the year: Deep Onyx

“Using a black paint color like Deep Onyx on your walls or in your decor may feel intimidating at first, but it’s actually one of the easiest colors to use to create the low-key, easygoing style that’s trending for 2018,” said Misty Yeomans, PPG color marketing manager, Glidden paints. “Black can be overlooked as a neutral color, but it works well on an accent wall or as an alternative to white paint on doors, trim and cabinets. The sense of ease and authenticity it brings to a home can’t be denied. Just like a little black dress, Deep Onyx is a classic, timeless staple.”

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Toronto Raptors training center unites bird-friendly Walker Glass with tinted and low-e glasses by Vitro Architectural Glass

When the architectural team at Guernsey, Oklahoma City, was tasked with designing BioSteel Centre, a world-class training facility for the NBA’s Toronto Raptors, they had to address several competing demands. In addition to providing high levels of privacy and security for players and staff, the goal was to maximize views of nearby Lake Ontario while meeting local bird-safety and energy-efficiency mandates established by the city of Toronto.

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New Giambrocco neighborhood to transform eight RiNo acres into Denver’s latest mixed-use development

“Giambrocco will be a place in and of itself, but which also contributes to the ongoing renaissance of RiNo from an unexplored part of Denver to the most dynamic and vibrant district in the city,” said Rebecca Stone, OZ Architecture’s managing principal. “It’s critical to note the respect the entire design team is placing on the existing architecture and atmosphere of the area — from the rail yards to the found art — to ensure the culture and vibrancy are carried through to this latest evolution of the neighborhood.”

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ASID announces Premier Partnership with Sherwin-Williams

“ASID is an organization that thrives through the commitment and generous support of our partners,” said ASID CEO Randy Fiser. “The Society is thrilled that Sherwin-Williams is an ASID Premier Partner and looks forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship for many years to come.”

FEATURE ARTICLE: Biomimicry in architectural design

Biomimicry in architectural design: The Bullitt Center

“Our goal is to drive change in the marketplace faster and further. Five years ago, a solar-powered, six-story office building in cloud-covered Seattle would have struck most people as not merely foolhardy but impossible. Today it exists.” – Denis Hayes, President, Bullitt Foundation

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FEATURE ARTICLE: PASSIVE HOUSING

Passive Housing

As a market leader in housing design for more than 20 years, Ankrom Moisan knows how to create vibrant communities where people thrive. We draw on our deep experience creating many types of projects—not just other residential buildings, but also hospitality, healthcare, and community centers. Through careful integration of Passive House strategies, we are able to create durable and affordable communities that mitigate outdoor noise, have superior indoor air quality and balanced thermal comfort, and reduce energy bills by up to 90%. Through this fusion of knowledge, we are able to create places that improve human health, reduce energy consumption, and empower communities.

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ASID announces Premier Partnership with Sherwin-Williams

“ASID is an organization that thrives through the commitment and generous support of our partners,” said ASID CEO Randy Fiser. “The Society is thrilled that Sherwin-Williams is an ASID Premier Partner and looks forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship for many years to come.”

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GLIDDEN brand by PPG names 2018 color of the year: Deep Onyx

“Using a black paint color like Deep Onyx on your walls or in your decor may feel intimidating at first, but it’s actually one of the easiest colors to use to create the low-key, easygoing style that’s trending for 2018,” said Misty Yeomans, PPG color marketing manager, Glidden paints. “Black can be overlooked as a neutral color, but it works well on an accent wall or as an alternative to white paint on doors, trim and cabinets. The sense of ease and authenticity it brings to a home can’t be denied. Just like a little black dress, Deep Onyx is a classic, timeless staple.”

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BEHR PRO™ Pre-Catalyzed Waterborne Epoxy

With a highly durable, low-odor and low-VOC formula, BEHR PRO™ Pre-Catalyzed Waterborne Epoxy is designed to withstand the harsh conditions of high traffic commercial, institutional and industrial facilities, such as schools, hospitals, food processing plants and USDA inspected facilities.

EXTECH named select service provider of Geolam for North America

Geolam’s innovative and patented hybrid technology takes recycled aluminum, resin and wood, and extrudes them together under heat. This combination gives Geolam profiles their distinguishing features: They are three times lighter, four times more stable and eight times more rigid than alternative WPC profiles.

SageGlass Installs Dynamic Glass at Bowie State University’s New Center for Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Nursing

By controlling sunlight to optimize daylight, outdoor views and comfort while preventing glare, fading and overheating, SageGlass creates a more comfortable, productive learning environment conducive to cognitive thinking, thanks to unobstructed views of the outdoors. The dynamic glass tints on-demand, allowing professors to customize solar control. It also tints automatically via light standards. By blocking sunlight on hot days, SageGlass will help dramatically reduce energy demand in the building.

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ASID announces Premier Partnership with Sherwin-Williams

“ASID is an organization that thrives through the commitment and generous support of our partners,” said ASID CEO Randy Fiser. “The Society is thrilled that Sherwin-Williams is an ASID Premier Partner and looks forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship for many years to come.”

ASID announces Premier Partnership with Sherwin-Williams

“ASID is an organization that thrives through the commitment and generous support of our partners,” said ASID CEO Randy Fiser. “The Society is thrilled that Sherwin-Williams is an ASID Premier Partner and looks forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship for many years to come.”

ASLA announces newest honors recipients

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Tuesday announced its 2017 honors recipients. Selected by ASLA’s Board of Trustees, the honors represent the highest awards ASLA presents each year. The honors will be presented at the president’s dinner on October 23, held during the 2017 ASLA Annual Meeting & EXPO, October 20–23, in Los Angeles.

Winners announced for Sherwin-Williams seventh annual Student Design Challenge

Sherwin-Williams announced the winners of its seventh annual Student Design Challenge, which includes three winning parties in the residential and commercial categories out of the hundreds of original designs that were submitted, as well as two Facebook fan favorites. Celebrity designers Cynthia Rowley and Vern Yip, along with Sue Wadden, director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams, selected the winners of this year’s contest.

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ASLA announces newest honors recipients

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Tuesday announced its 2017 honors recipients. Selected by ASLA’s Board of Trustees, the honors represent the highest awards ASLA presents each year. The honors will be presented at the president’s dinner on October 23, held during the 2017 ASLA Annual Meeting & EXPO, October 20–23, in Los Angeles.

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WoodWorks issues ‘Call for Nominations’ for the 2018 U.S. Wood Design Awards

“Wood Design Awards are a way to celebrate ingenuity in wood design,” said Jennifer Cover, PE, President and CEO of WoodWorks. “We meet a lot of building designers who are excited to leverage wood’s potential, whether it’s to maximize the value of a student housing project or luxury condominium by increasing the number of stories, attract quality tenants with a stunning office building, or design a carbon-neutral school. We look forward to hearing the stories behind this year’s winning projects, and inspiring others with their designs.”

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Space Needle to launch historic renovation project

In partnership with design firm Olson Kundig, led by design principal, Alan Maskin, and project architect, Blair Payson, the project team worked closely with the City of Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board (LPB), local architecture historians and preservationists, a surviving original Space Needle structural engineer, and the community to be consistent with the original design intent and respect the character-defining features of the Space Needle.

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The $50 million Jon M. Huntsman Hall at Utah State University’s Huntsman School of Business embodies the next evolution in business school design. The design, a collaboration between lead designers LMN Architects and architects of record GSBS Architects. Photo: © Kevin Scott

The $50 million Jon M. Huntsman Hall at Utah State University’s Huntsman School of Business embodies the next evolution in business school design. The design, a collaboration between lead designers LMN Architects and architects of record GSBS Architects. Photo: © Kevin Scott

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