Category: Re-use in facility design

KTGY’s Community Planning and Urban Design Studio Unveils Adaptive Reuse and Development Plan for Chapman University

KTGY Architecture + Planning is pleased to announce that after four years of careful planning and collaboration, Chapman University’s latest development project has been approved by the City of Orange, California. The project includes a new 402-bed student apartment building for upperclassmen alongside the adaptive reuse of one of the most valuable historic resources in Old Towne Orange, the Villa Park Orchards Association Packing House.

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Lincoln Equities Group Completes $2M Upgrades on Three Morristown Office Properties

The extensive transformation of the two-building, 156,000-square-foot complex at 60 Columbia Road includes a redesigned lobby entrance, upgrades to the HVAC system, new roof, patio area with furniture and an enhanced landscape design. The upgraded lobby space is complimented with granite, new artwork and sculptures. Additional amenities include a state-of-the-art fitness center and full-service cafeteria with abundant indoor and outdoor seating.

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Iconic May Company Building in Los Angeles

Western Specialty Contractors branches in Los Angeles and Seattle. are teaming up on a project to restore the historic May Company building in Los Angeles — the future home of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Western crews are working alongside renowned historic preservation consultant John Fidler, New York Pritzker-Prize winning architect Renzo Piano, general contractor Matt Construction of Los Angeles and owner’s representative Paratus Group of New York.

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Maldives’ Milaidhoo Island Resort showcases heritage of the region

The design of Maldives’ new Milaidhoo Island Resort showcases the traditional history and heritage of the region with custom-made, locally produced elements throughout. Natural building materials and decorations (wood, stone, coconut thatching) were used in construction to ensure that the style remains in touch with nature.

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Bedrock unveils plans for $2.1 billion Detroit development projects

Bedrock September 20, 2017, unveiled a package of four transformational developments totaling $2.1 billion in new investment that will reshape Detroit’s skyline and create both construction and permanent jobs totaling up to 24,000. The package of transformational projects, which includes the Hudson’s Site, Monroe Blocks, Book Tower and One Campus Martius expansion project, will now go before the Detroit Brownfield Redevelopment Authority as the first step towards the approval of new state financing under the MIthrive program enacted into law earlier this year.

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Seattle Playground at Upstream Music Festival & Summit

Program elements for the 1,600-square-foot pavilion included spaces for lounging, display of a custom mural, a bar to serve food and drink, space for an artist to create an in-situ art work, monitors for showing short films, and room for an orchestra to play! The pavilion—located within the main festival grounds just north of Century Link Stadium—was part of a group of art installations and tents housing festival activities. Seattle Playground was conceived as an open-to-the-elements structure, though provision was made for weather protection, which turned out to be necessary as rain showers occurred during the festival.

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Water Street, transformative redevelopment in heart of Tampa, to break ground in fall 2017

To implement the vision for Water Street Tampa, SPP is currently working with 10 award-winning architectural firms on the design of 18 distinct buildings and 12.9 acres of new and enhanced public space, breathing fresh energy into Tampa’s downtown. The revitalization is already underway with the construction of new roadways, streetscapes, and utility and technology infrastructure work in progress, which will bring distinctive pedestrian-oriented design to Downtown Tampa.

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Energy Innovation Center achieves LEED Platinum certification

“This project, capped off by its LEED Platinum certification, is an example of what can be done when we all work together,” said County Executive Rich Fitzgerald. “The preservation of this building, its reimagining and its place as a center for innovation in our community has all come about because of unique partnerships. Today’s announcement is just one more accolade and recognition to those who made this possible that their work and collaboration was successful. I congratulate all those involved on this significant accomplishment.”

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New Giambrocco neighborhood to transform eight RiNo acres into Denver’s latest mixed-use development

“Giambrocco will be a place in and of itself, but which also contributes to the ongoing renaissance of RiNo from an unexplored part of Denver to the most dynamic and vibrant district in the city,” said Rebecca Stone, OZ Architecture’s managing principal. “It’s critical to note the respect the entire design team is placing on the existing architecture and atmosphere of the area — from the rail yards to the found art — to ensure the culture and vibrancy are carried through to this latest evolution of the neighborhood.”

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INTRODUCTION: THE ECONOMICS OF BIOPHILIA by Terrapin Bright Green. This series argues in favor of biophilic design by examining scientific studies of nature’s effect on productivity and human health in a variety of built environments, and assigning economic values to these outcomes to promote the broad adoption of biophilic design. Photo: Highline Park, New York. Credit: Kārlis Dambrāns /Flickr

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