February 2017

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ASID announces Premier Partnership with Surya

ASID is pleased to announce and welcome Surya as an ASID Premier Partner. The Society is thrilled to have the support of Surya as it showcases the impact of design on the human experience, and celebrates the value interior designers provide.

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Iconic U.S. Steel Tower earns ENERGY STAR certification

The tallest structure between Chicago and Philadelphia is the 64-floor U.S. Steel Tower in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh, which also ranks as the 7th largest high-rise office building in the United States by square footage. Through a series of retrofits to improve its energy efficiency, the iconic skyscraper built in 1970 recently achieved ENERGY STAR certification.

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CityCenterDC office towers feature Valspar’s Fluropon high-performance PVDF finishes

CityCenterDC offers a transit- and pedestrian-oriented neighborhood experience in downtown Washington, D.C., that blends 2.5 million square feet of shops, restaurants, apartments, condominiums, offices, a hotel and public spaces. One of the largest urban infill projects ever undertaken in the city, this 10-acre, mixed-use, LEED®-certified development occupies 3.5 city blocks and eight buildings. For the two office towers, Valspar’s Fluropon® coating systems were selected to meet the project’s aesthetic, performance and sustainability goals.

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Firestone Building Products to acquire Gaco Western

Firestone Building Products Company, LLC announced today that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Gaco Western, a leader in innovative silicone roofing systems and provider of top-tier waterproofing and spray foam insulation solutions for a variety of commercial and residential applications.

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Firestone Building Products to acquire Gaco Western

Firestone Building Products Company, LLC announced today that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Gaco Western, a leader in innovative silicone roofing systems and provider of top-tier waterproofing and spray foam insulation solutions for a variety of commercial and residential applications.

Iconic U.S. Steel Tower earns ENERGY STAR certification

The tallest structure between Chicago and Philadelphia is the 64-floor U.S. Steel Tower in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh, which also ranks as the 7th largest high-rise office building in the United States by square footage. Through a series of retrofits to improve its energy efficiency, the iconic skyscraper built in 1970 recently achieved ENERGY STAR certification.

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ASID announces Premier Partnership with Surya

ASID is pleased to announce and welcome Surya as an ASID Premier Partner. The Society is thrilled to have the support of Surya as it showcases the impact of design on the human experience, and celebrates the value interior designers provide.

Saint-Gobain named Top Employer in North America for exceptional workplace, employee benefits

Saint-Gobain has received the Top Employers Institute’s Top Employer North America Certification for the second consecutive year for its exceptional employee offerings. The Top Employers Institute is an independent organization that certifies employers around the world for excellence in the work environments they create for their employees and will honor Saint-Gobain at an award ceremony Feb. 16 in Dallas, Texas.

Last call for speakers for 2017 Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo

The Symposium is the only industry event that boasts an extensive advisory board of healthcare design and construction leaders from all disciplines who represent organizations from the largest design firms to healthcare systems and manufacturers. These leaders engaged in a lively brainstorming session on how to shape this year’s Symposium in Austin including what topics we need to address.

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ASID Foundation to award 2017 Transform Grants

The ASID Foundation is pleased to accept proposals for its sixth annual Transform Grants through March 15, 2017. This year, the Foundation will continue its mission to elevate the impact of interior design by funding evidence-based research on how interior design can foster well-being for all.

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Picasso Estate sold to Scepter Chairman Rayo Withanage

The sprawling estate and final home of Pablo Picasso in Mougins, France was sold for an undisclosed sum to Brunei financier Rayo Withanage. The Mayor of Mougins confirmed in an official press release the sale as reported by The Wall Street Journal.

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ASLA announces 2017 call for awards entries

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) announces its calls for entries for the 2017 Professional and Student Awards, the world’s most prestigious juried landscape architecture competition.

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SageGlass installation at Butler County Health Care Center in David City, Neb. Photo credit: SageGlass. See article “A Prescription for Sunlight: How Dynamic Glass is Changing Healthcare Facility Design” by Lou Podbelski, Vice President of Architectural Solutions at SageGlass.
SageGlass installation at Butler County Health Care Center in David City, Neb. Photo credit: SageGlass. See article “A Prescription for Sunlight: How Dynamic Glass is Changing Healthcare Facility Design” by Lou Podbelski, Vice President of Architectural Solutions at SageGlass.

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