Category: Transportation

Chicago O’Hare Airport’s Terminal 5 expansion features Starphire Ultra-Clear glass by Vitro Architectural Glass

Designed by Epstein Global and commissioned by the Westfield Group, a two-story interior curtainwall serves as a partition separating secured and non-secured areas of the airport terminal. Starphire glass panels fabricated by Goldray Industries, line up against one another and create a continuous image that shows the gradual changes in color and texture that can be seen when heading inland from Lake Michigan to Chicago and on to Illinois’ rural cornfields.

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Better Together: A Global Gateway to Acoustical Design

Stepping off a plane and into the new Calgary International Airport (YYC) is a transformative experience. Natural materials, including wood, metal and stone channel the essence of the surrounding region, while expansive windows show off views of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Designers from around Canada worked for several years to cultivate a design that blended aesthetic beauty with functionality and sustainability.

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Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport

Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta is the world’s busiest, hosting more than 90 million travelers per year, including 10 million going to and from international destinations. So when it came to designing the Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal, planners not only wanted the new building to give passengers a pleasant respite from the stresses of modern air travel, but also to function as a wayfinding system that helped people from all over the world navigate its 1.2 million square feet of space. For that reason, the architectural design of the terminal is characterized by sweeping metallic lines and...

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Pond | Michael Baker International JV Team’s innovative ‘JAXIS’ design selected for new Jacksonville regional transportation center

An integrated multimodal approach to spur local revitalization Michael Baker International, a global leader in engineering, planning and consulting services, as part of the Pond | Michael Baker International JV, was selected by the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) to design a state-of-the-art regional transportation center in the LaVilla area. The $40 million combined mass transit hub will improve the flow of traffic by integrating multiple modes of transportation, including local and regional bus networks, taxis, rental car services and any future rail service. The urban plaza will also feature a large courtyard with mixed-use retail opportunity. Pond | Michael...

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San Francisco International Airport’s new air traffic control tower meets high-performance design and LEED Gold criteria

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) first-of-its-kind airport traffic control tower and integrated facility relies on Wausau Window and Wall Systems’ high-performance products to meet the multiple performance requirements. The new $80 million, 221-foot-tall, torch-shaped tower has improved safety, security and design standards, and has obtained LEED® Gold status. The seismic design for the tower allows for the structure to withstand a Richter magnitude 8 earthquake. SFO’s previous air traffic control tower was built in 1984. The new tower and integrated facility’s conceptual design was created by airport master architecture firm HNTB. Fentress Architects...

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Westfield World Trade Center to officially open August 16th

Destined to become one of the world’s most visited retail destinations and a landmark instantly identifiable in Lower Manhattan and New York City, Westfield will celebrate the Grand Opening of its World Trade Center location on Tuesday, August 16th 2016, with a majority of retail stores opening for the first time at 12 noon that day. “The World Trade Center is a symbol of hope, opportunity, progress, and perseverance,” said William Hecht, Westfield’s Chief Operating Officer in the United States.  “Westfield is profoundly proud to be a part of this project and to introduce new experiences and energy to...

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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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