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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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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.

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Architects set 2017 federal agenda

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced its agenda for the new Administration and Congress, advocating programs and policies that create more livable and energy efficient communities with investments in buildings as key elements of the national infrastructure.

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Noteworthy news and projects

The Golden 1 Center named 2017 Golden State Award Winner by ACEC California

ACEC California named Sacramento’s Golden 1 Center as its 2017 Golden State Award Winner for its exceptional and unique sustainable design features. The Golden 1 Center – home of the National Basketball Association’s Sacramento Kings – was designed by AECOM in association with Henderson Engineering, Inc. and is the first indoor sports arena in the world to achieve LEED platinum certification. The Golden State Award is the highest honor ACEC California bestows as part of its Engineering Excellence Awards program.

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ACEC California Engineering Excellence Awards

Photo: Golden One Center in Sacramento, CA; AECOM of Orange, CA, in association with Henderson Engineering, Inc., Kansas City, MO. The American Council of Engineering Companies of California (ACEC California) last month unveiled the 2016 recipients of its prestigious Engineering Excellence Awards. In all, 21 California firms representing 38 projects were named winners.

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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.

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Renovated home debuts ‘ageless’ universal design standards

A first-of-its-kind home adhering to the standard of “ageless design” was unveiled February 2, 2017 in Memphis. The home is part of a groundbreaking effort by AARP, AARP Foundation, Home Matters and the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation, which challenged architects through a nationwide competition to create new standards in housing design that allow adults to stay in their homes throughout their lives.

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GAF donates roofing to Habitat for Humanity for sixth consecutive year

GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, is proud to renew its national partnership with Habitat for Humanity. The company will continue to donate roofing materials to Habitat for Humanity builds across the U.S. and Canada where GAF factory-certified contractors volunteer their roofing installation services. GAF, along with their GAF Master Elite® and Certified™ Contractors, contributed to nearly 280 Habitat for Humanity homes as part of the 2015-2016 partnership.

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2017 Editorial Calendar

Image of the Week

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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