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Margulies Perruzzi designs award-winning patient experience for Home Base Veteran and Family Care Center

Completed in 2018, Margulies Perruzzi-designed Home Base’s new 26,422 SF facility in Charlestown, Mass. doubles the organization’s program capacity and delivers a broad range of key innovations to its facility design, providing the space and resources needed to significantly enhance the mental healthcare and support services provided to U.S. service members, veterans, and their families dealing with “invisible wounds.” The new facility also combines wellness, nutrition and fitness into a first-of-its-kind brain health center.

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Heliotrope Architects-designed Cortina in Seattle

Cortina is a new modern Italian restaurant designed by Heliotrope Architects located at the base of Two Union Square, one of Seattle’s most prominent commercial office towers. The palette is a composition of white paneled walls, oak casework and ceilings, wide-plank oak floors, a granite-faced bar, and brown leather upholstered seating.

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HBA completes design of the Sound Hotel Seattle Belltown

Hospitality interior design firm Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA) has completed the design of The Sound Hotel Seattle Belltown. “We instituted overarching threads of inspiration from the surrounding area to ensure a cohesive design for The Sound Hotel project, using a storyline-based approach from concept development to completion,” said Ashley Bright, HBA senior project designer. “The streets of Belltown exemplify the idea that art is everywhere, and the neighborhood itself is on display as a harbor-front urban gallery. It is this essence of creativity with which we wanted to imbue guests from the moment they arrive.”

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DAS Architects completes experiential hi-rise: The Harper

“The lobby has a motion-inspiring paving pattern with soft, modern furnishings,” said Susan M. Davidson, IDC, co-founder and principal of DAS Architects. “From the lobby, a sculptural stair of steel and stone takes you to the co-working and lounge areas on the second floor. Vibrant modern-style, fabric-covered lounge pits and unique furnishings throughout, along with ‘floating rooms without walls’ encourage a strong social scene for the residents. Definitely one of the most beautiful, comfortable places to live in the city, an integral part of the ‘Circle around the Square’.”

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“In the Heart of this Infinite Particle of Galactic Dust, 2019” sculpture transforms Willis Tower’s Wacker Drive lobby

EQ Office has reopened Willis Tower’s Wacker Drive lobby, featuring a new art installation created by artist Jacob Hashimoto. The lobby has been transformed into an open, light-filled entryway as part of Willis Tower’s more than $500 million renovation project, the biggest restorative transformation in the building’s 46-year history.

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240 Lorton, a collaborative effort between MBH Architects, OPI Commercial Builders and Dewey Land Company

The City of Burlingame, California has long been a desirable area for real estate developers due to its central Peninsula location, which is easily accessible to amenities such as shops, restaurants, and public transportation. New to the block, 240 Lorton is the product of a working relationship between Alameda, California-based firm MBH Architects, OPI Commercial Builders, and Dewey Land Company (DLC).

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Aercoustics designed by iN STUDIO, sounds better than it appears

Deanna Hayko, Partner, iN STUDIO, explains “Aercoustics’ work is revolutionizing the sound engineering industry, and we wanted to make sure their office was as innovative and creative as they are. We focused on displaying Aercoustics’ progressive culture and creating an environment to fully equip the team for what they do best – making our spaces sound terrific.”

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Architects design pavilion with red petal facade. Overlapping shingles are composed of Alucobond Spectra Red tiles featuring a Lumiflon FEVE fluoropolymer resin topcoat. Photo credit: Keith Panel Systems

Architects design pavilion with red petal facade. Overlapping shingles are composed of Alucobond Spectra Red tiles featuring a Lumiflon FEVE fluoropolymer resin topcoat. Photo credit: Keith Panel Systems

Guide to Green Building – Product of the Week

TGI®-Spacer M is a warm edge plastic hybrid stainless steel spacer which improves thermal performance and condensation resistance of an insulating glass unit. It also provides structural performance and IG seal durability. It allows for more glazing without taking an energy, comfort or indoor air quality penalty. 6 color choices are available, and can be used in bent glass and radius shapes. It reduces the overall fenestration u-value, which increases the energy efficiency for the lifecycle of the building. It received the Cradle to Cradle Institute’s Platinum Level Material Health Certificate. Find out more about how to specify at www.spectheedge.com

TGI®-Spacer M is a warm edge plastic hybrid stainless steel spacer which improves thermal performance and condensation resistance of an insulating glass unit. It also provides structural performance and IG seal durability. It allows for more glazing without taking an energy, comfort or indoor air quality penalty. 6 color choices are available, and can be used in bent glass and radius shapes. It reduces the overall fenestration u-value, which increases the energy efficiency for the lifecycle of the building. It received the Cradle to Cradle Institute’s Platinum Level Material Health Certificate. Find out more about how to specify at www.spectheedge.com

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