Category: Sporting and athletic

Toronto Raptors training center unites bird-friendly Walker Glass with tinted and low-e glasses by Vitro Architectural Glass

When the architectural team at Guernsey, Oklahoma City, was tasked with designing BioSteel Centre, a world-class training facility for the NBA’s Toronto Raptors, they had to address several competing demands. In addition to providing high levels of privacy and security for players and staff, the goal was to maximize views of nearby Lake Ontario while meeting local bird-safety and energy-efficiency mandates established by the city of Toronto.

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PPG DURANAR XL coatings add brilliance to new Centre Vidéotron

When the design team of Populous and ABCP Architecture chose to celebrate the passion Québécois’ have for winter, ice and snow in Quebec City’s new arena, they trusted DURANAR® XL coatings by PPG to bring their vision to life. Fabricated from glass and sculpted metal panels coated in Pure White Duranar XL coatings by local applicator Anacolor, Inc., the curtain wall for Centre Vidéotron draws inspiration from a snowdrift.

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Hurlingham Racquet Centre’s light green roof features Kerto® LVL

The Hurlingham project in London involved the construction of a sports complex including four indoor tennis courts and four squash courts. The racquet hall, designed by David Morley Architects, is 35 meters wide and 55 meters long. The main span consists of suspended steel beams. To give the courts space and reduce the costs, the beams are spaced with large gaps of 12.9 meters. To fill these gaps, the architect wanted to see wood.

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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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The Jack Daniels Employee Resource Center

Jack Daniels wanted to provide a floor finish that would preserve the beauty of the new wood floor, stain and most importantly the trademark Jack Daniels No. 7 logo. The Bona HD finish provided the high definition and durability needed for such a high traffic area.

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Vivint Solar installs more than 2,700 rooftop solar panels at Vivint Smart Home Arena

Vivint Solar (NYSE: VSLR), a leading full-service residential solar provider, announced the installation of more than 2,700 rooftop solar panels at Vivint Smart Home Arena, which is the home of the Utah Jazz and the premier sports and entertainment venue of the Intermountain West, located in downtown Salt Lake City. This full array of solar panels marks one of the largest rooftop solar energy systems among indoor sports venues in the United States. Covering more than 80,000 square feet on the arena rooftop and generating nearly 700 kilowatts of energy, the panels were provided by Vivint Solar and installed...

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Accella donates playground surface materials to Trojan Park Playground

Accella Polyurethane Systems is proud to be a participant in the development of the new Trojan Park Playground, located in Wellston, MO. The former vacant lot was completely transformed into a state-of-the-art playground, using an all pour-in-place safety binder thanks to the efforts of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), Great Rivers Greenway, and their contributors.  Through the Parks Build Community initiative, the NRPA selects a location to restore a park in the host city of its annual conference.  This year, the NRPA decided to take on a new challenge – creating a park from scratch for the...

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STAPLES Center completes final piece of its three year, $20 million upgrade project

STAPLES Center and President Lee Zeidman have officially unveiled the completion of the incredible upgrades the arena has completed over the past four months and is excited to share the upgrades to STAPLES Center’s guests and tenants. As part of the $5 million dollar summer upgrade project, STAPLES Center completed full upgrades to all 170 private suites, 16 event suites and the premium level concession stands starting in May and recently completed on September 1st.  AEG, the arena’s owner and operator, invested just over $7 million in 2014-15 to upgrade its lighting system to energy efficient LED lighting, added...

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Integrity Housing opens new affordable community for seniors. Incorporating energy efficient construction and appliances, Olivera received the highest Gold Rating under the Green Point Rated Sustainable Program. This project was designed by KTGY Architecture + Planning with MJS Landscape Architecture. Photo: Olivera Senior Apartments, Pomona, Calif. Courtesy of Integrity Housing.

Integrity Housing opens new affordable community for seniors. Incorporating energy efficient construction and appliances, Olivera received the highest Gold Rating under the Green Point Rated Sustainable Program. This project was designed by KTGY Architecture + Planning with MJS Landscape Architecture. Photo: Olivera Senior Apartments, Pomona, Calif. Courtesy of Integrity Housing.

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