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DLR Group Principal Matthew C. Johnson awarded

DLR Group Principal Matthew C. Johnson, AIA, LEED AP, was recently awarded the Louise Blanchard Bethune Fellowship from the American Institute of Architects. This fellowship is named in honor of Louise Blanchard Bethune, the first American woman recognized as a professional architect and the first female to receive a fellowship in the AIA. 

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AIA selects recipients for the 2020 Young Architects and Associates Awards

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced yesterday that is has selected 22 recipients for the AIA Young Architects Award and five recipients for the Associates Award. The AIA Young Architects Award honors individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the architecture profession early in their careers.  

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Biggs Cardosa Associates’ Plaza Bridge at Marine Way wins ACEC’s 2020 Golden State Award

The American Council of Engineering Companies, California (ACEC California) announced yesterday that Biggs Cardosa Associates has been honored with their prestigious 2020 Golden State Award for its work on the Plaza Bridge at Marine Way in Irvine, Calif. The Plaza Bridge is a cast-in-place concrete slab supporting a landscaped park. Because of the bridge’s size, the structural design had to meet strict California Fire Code and NFPA requirements for tunnels and be able to resist a 13,000-gallon gasoline tanker fire event, combined with a heavy goods vehicle loaded with ordinary combustibles.

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PPG earns two Chairman’s Awards from Metal Construction Association

In the Municipal category, PPG was honored for its contributions to the Calgary Central Library in Alberta, Canada, which features PPG DURANAR™ coatings on window frames and other extruded components. Designed to evoke snowflakes or cracked ice on a lake, the coatings include two PPG Duranar colors – Bright White and Broken Ice, a custom color topped by a pearlescent clearcoat. The coatings were applied by Hydro of Portland. The library was designed by Snøhetta of Oslo, Norway, and DIALOG of Calgary,

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JCJ Architecture receives honor from AIA Connecticut’s 2019 Design Awards

JCJ Architecture has announced that the firm’s concept for the Mill River Park Whittingham Discovery Center has been recognized with the Award of Excellence in the “Unbuilt Category” among this year’s AIA Connecticut 2019 Design Awards. The Discovery Center concept is a critical component in the Mill River Park Collaborative’s (MRPC) plans for the 28-acres of renewed public parkland and greenway in the heart of downtown Stamford. 

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KWK Architects/TKDA wins American Council of Engineering Companies Grand Award for Pioneer Hall renovation

Design architect KWK Architects, with architecture/engineering firm-of-record TKDA of St. Paul, MN, received a Grand Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Minnesota (ACEC/MN) for the design team’s renovation and expansion of the University of Minnesota’s historic Pioneer Hall. “This was a challenging design project on many levels,” said KWK Architects Principal Sara Koester. “We knew that the design needed to increase inclusiveness and accessibility, provide housing and dining for additional students and provide modern updates, all while maintaining a significant amount of the building’s historic character. We are proud to have been recognized by the ACEC/MN for our work on this important project for the university.”

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Call for entries for ASLA 2020 Professional and Student Awards Program

ASLA Awards are the oldest and most prestigious awards program in the profession of landscape architecture. They honor the best and most innovative landscape architecture projects from around the globe and give a glimpse into the future of the profession. This year, a new award category, Urban Design, will recognize projects that activate networks of spaces that mediate between social equity, economic viability, infrastructure, environmental stewardship, and place-making in the public and private realm.

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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

TGI®-Spacer M is a warm edge plastic hybrid stainless steel spacer which improves thermal performance and condensation resistance of an insulating glass unit. It also provides structural performance and IG seal durability. It allows for more glazing without taking an energy, comfort or indoor air quality penalty. 6 color choices are available, and can be used in bent glass and radius shapes. It reduces the overall fenestration u-value, which increases the energy efficiency for the lifecycle of the building. It received the Cradle to Cradle Institute’s Platinum Level Material Health Certificate. Find out more about how to specify at www.spectheedge.com

TGI®-Spacer M is a warm edge plastic hybrid stainless steel spacer which improves thermal performance and condensation resistance of an insulating glass unit. It also provides structural performance and IG seal durability. It allows for more glazing without taking an energy, comfort or indoor air quality penalty. 6 color choices are available, and can be used in bent glass and radius shapes. It reduces the overall fenestration u-value, which increases the energy efficiency for the lifecycle of the building. It received the Cradle to Cradle Institute’s Platinum Level Material Health Certificate. Find out more about how to specify at www.spectheedge.com

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