Category: Project News

Historic Bowles Hall earns LEED Silver

In addition to LEED standards, the renovation had to meet Historic Building Code requirements for life safety and ADA compliance. The renovation scored high marks for innovation in design and substantial improvements in water use efficiency. In addition to the LEED Silver standard, Bowles Hall performs 20 percent in excess of the California Energy Commission’s Title 24 energy efficiency standards.

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KIRCO announces grand opening of the Global Dow Center and new H. H. Dow Visitors and Heritage Center

Elements of the Global Dow Center include: a six-story, 184,390 square-foot, steel-frame and curtain wall structure; 21,000-square-feet of vegetative rooftop and a nearly one-acre decorative pond wrapping one-third of the building, helping to dramatically reduce heat islands and storm water runoff; and an enclosed employee walkway connecting occupants to parking and other campus facilities.

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Lockheed Martin invests in “factory of the future”

Preliminary construction is underway on a new, $350 million Lockheed Martin facility that will produce next-generation satellites. The new facility, located on the company’s Waterton Canyon campus near Denver, is the latest step in an ongoing transformation, infused with innovation to provide future missions at reduced cost and cycle time.

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7 Bryant Park melds curved glass, stainless steel spandrels and transparent openings

That distinct design gesture is complemented by extra-large panels of Solarban 60 on Starphire® low-iron glass, which the architects specified to provide unobstructed park views while mitigating the heating and cooling loads associated with a glass-walled building. Horizontal spandrels finished with stainless steel add another element of texture, reflecting sunlight during the day and colored lights in the evening.

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KTGY-designed Elan Menlo Park Targets Silicon Valley’s “Creatives”

“The architectural style can best be described as contemporary and responds appropriately to the future context planned for the area. The project’s exterior material palette consists of stucco and cementitious siding with metal accent panels located in key areas. A mix of cool body tones and warm accent colors create a contrast between the building modulation and further breaks down the scale of the buildings. The project entry is emphasized with an enhanced architectural treatment at each corner. This treatment includes a corner patio/deck, enhanced glazing and prominent massing. There is also a variety of treatments used on the patio/deck railings ranging from sleek metal rails to a contemporary wide board treatment.” – Jessica Musick, associate principal at KTGY

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Philadelphia Water Department Recognizes Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia as Pioneer in Stormwater Management

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, Philadelphia Water Department Commissioner Debra McCarty and City Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell joined executives from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) for a rooftop ceremony recognizing sustainable design and cutting-edge green stormwater management systems at the Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care on Wednesday.

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Theodore Lee, ASLA, PLA SITES AP, LEED AP, BD+C. Landscape architects Theodore Lee and Trygve Hansen of HGA, among first to earn SITES AP credential The Sustainable SITES Initiative (SITES) is the first program of its kind to offer a systematic, comprehensive rating system designed to define sustainable land development and management. SITES aligns land development and management with innovative sustainable design—defining what a sustainable site is and, ultimately, elevating the value of landscapes in the built environment.

Photo above: Theodore Lee, ASLA, PLA SITES AP, LEED AP, BD+C. Landscape architects Theodore Lee and Trygve Hansen of HGA, among first to earn SITES AP credential.

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