Category: Project News

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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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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Hensel Phelps | Mithun Design-Build Team awarded student housing expansion at UC Irvine

The Middle Earth Expansion is designed to help the UCI campus achieve its goal of carbon neutrality by 2025. The building and site are designed to achieve LEED Platinum Certification, reduce energy consumption, minimize its carbon footprint and operate at net-zero greenhouse gas emissions. Sustainable strategies include rooftop solar heat collectors to reduce the amount of energy needed for hot water and photovoltaics that will generate 50 kW KVA of renewable energy.

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Museum of Fine Arts, Houston breaks ground for Nancy and Rich Kinder Building

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston has broken ground on the Nancy and Rich Kinder building for modern and contemporary art, designed by Steven Holl Architects. The new 164,000-square-foot museum building is shaped by gardens of horizontal porosity and is open on all sides. Seven gardens slice the perimeter, marking points of entry and punctuating the elevations. The largest garden court, at the corner of Bissonnet and Main Street, marks a central entry point on the new Museum of Fine Arts, Houston campus.

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SVA Architects celebrates dedication of CBU Events Center

Robert Simons, AIA, President of SVA Architects, states, “It was an honor to work with CBU on such a spectacular facility. The multi-arena includes a 100-foot tall tower and complements the Mission Revival architecture style that is a hallmark of the CBU campus. As the campus’ largest indoor gathering space, this is where Lancers will create memories and experiences that will resonate throughout their lives.”

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Spelman College selects Studio Gang to design new Center for the Arts & Innovation

“The new facility will provide a home for the ARTS@Spelman and will also house the school’s expanding Department of Computer and Information Sciences and an interdisciplinary Innovation Lab. Studio Gang brings to the project a uniquely collaborative approach to design that aligns with our vision to provide a new and dynamic state-of-the-art learning environment that encourages not only disciplinary mastery in the arts and computer science, but provides a creative intersection among art, technology, science and other liberal arts.”

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UW’s Integrated Design Lab study validates energy savings of View® Dynamic Glass

As part of a building repositioning to suit today’s Seattle workforce, Henbart installed efficient lighting and HVAC systems, and 20,400 square-feet of View double‐pane dynamic glass operated by an intelligent control system. View Dynamic Glass accounts for $0.25/SF annual energy savings out of the total retrofit savings of $0.44/SF – about a 17.7% total reduction.

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Jon M. Huntsman Hall at Utah State University—the next evolution in business school design

The design, a collaboration between lead designers LMN Architects and architects of record GSBS Architects, celebrates the School of Business’ team-based pedagogy which supports a wide range of interactions—student/student, student/instructor, and student/professional—and fosters community with connections to the surrounding campus and landscape beyond.

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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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