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ASLA releases 2019 Diversity Summit Report

Yesterday, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) released the 2019 Diversity Summit Report. The report, the product of a summit held earlier this year, examines issues that African American, Latinx, Native American, and other underrepresented groups face in the landscape architecture profession.

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KWK Architects/TKDA design team transforms University of Minnesota’s historic Pioneer Hall

The decision by the University’s Board of Regents in 2016 to preserve a significant amount of Pioneer Hall’s signature exterior but demolish much of its interior, offered a unique challenge to the KWK Architects/TKDA design project team. Pioneer Hall had many excellent qualities and character-defining features, including C-shaped four-story wings, slate roofs, window fenestrations and round-arched passageways.

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Kryton International adds wireless real-time concrete monitoring to its Smart Concrete® product offering

Kryton International Inc. announces the company has acquired a 30 percent interest in Sensohive Technologies ApS of Odense, Denmark. Kryton will also be the exclusive North American distributor of Sensohive’s Maturix® technology, which uses advanced sensors and software enabling contractors and engineers to wirelessly monitor the concrete hardening process in real time from virtually any internet-connected device.

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The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts celebrates the opening of its first-ever expansion

As a “living memorial” for President John F. Kennedy, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts takes an active position among the great presidential monuments in Washington, D.C. Through public events and stimulating art, the Kennedy Center offers a place where the community can engage and interact with artists across the full spectrum of the creative process. The REACH expansion, designed by Steven Holl Architects, adds much-needed rehearsal, education, and a range of flexible indoor and outdoor spaces to allow the Kennedy Center to continue to play a leadership role in providing artistic, cultural, and enrichment opportunities.

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TPG Architecture designs Booking.com’s new office in downtown Manhattan

TPG Architecture was tapped to create a design concept that embodies the Booking.com mission to connect people and provide them with convenient ways to get around and the best things to do all over the world. TPG Architecture designed with the goal of creating an open environment that promotes mobility, and encourages employees to move freely through the space. The company drew inspiration for the design from the cultural vibrancy and local, gritty atmosphere of New York City.

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Architects design pavilion with red petal facade. Overlapping shingles are composed of Alucobond Spectra Red tiles featuring a Lumiflon FEVE fluoropolymer resin topcoat. Photo credit: Keith Panel Systems

Architects design pavilion with red petal facade. Overlapping shingles are composed of Alucobond Spectra Red tiles featuring a Lumiflon FEVE fluoropolymer resin topcoat. Photo credit: Keith Panel Systems

Guide to Green Building – Product of the Week

Solarban 90 Solar Control Low-E Glass Solarban 90 glass combines industry-leading solar control performance with a true neutral-reflective clear-glass aesthetic. United with clear glass in a standard 1-inch IGU, Solarban 90 glass has a solar heat gain coefficient of 0.23, visible light transmittance of 51 percent and an LSG ratio of 2.22. Solarban 90 glass facilitates the use of smaller HVAC systems to reduce initial capital expenditures and long-term cooling costs. It also enables architects to design buildings with larger expanses of glass to promote daylighting, diminish the need for artificial lighting and connect building occupants to the outdoors. Mountain views, energy efficiency highlight new Ent Center at UC Colorado Springs. Photography by Tom Kessler

Solarban 90 Solar Control Low-E Glass Solarban 90 glass combines industry-leading solar control performance with a true neutral-reflective clear-glass aesthetic. United with clear glass in a standard 1-inch IGU, Solarban 90 glass has a solar heat gain coefficient of 0.23, visible light transmittance of 51 percent and an LSG ratio of 2.22. Solarban 90 glass facilitates the use of smaller HVAC systems to reduce initial capital expenditures and long-term cooling costs. It also enables architects to design buildings with larger expanses of glass to promote daylighting, diminish the need for artificial lighting and connect building occupants to the outdoors. Mountain views, energy efficiency highlight new Ent Center at UC Colorado Springs. Photography by Tom Kessler

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