Category: Civic and community

A Cultural Icon for 21st Century Istanbul

Renowned architect Murat Tabanlıoğlu is modernizing the cultural center his father, Dr. Hayati Tabanlıoğlu, once designed in the 1960s, and again in the 1970s after his first design burnt down. The Ataturk Cultural Center will be the new centrally located home for Istanbul’s arts and culture scene of twenty-first century Istanbul. Not only will the new center have one of the largest opera houses in the world but it will also provide art galleries, libraries, cafes and restaurants for visitors.

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LMN Architects celebrates opening of the Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center

The Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center (PAEC) puts cultural arts at the heart of urban vitality, establishing a core identity and focal point for a rapidly growing, richly diverse community. This multi-functional 46,013-square-foot center and adjacent civic park are positioned to catalyze ongoing development and investment in the city for years to come, ensuring Federal Way’s vibrant future in the region.

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LMN Architects expands and renovates the Greater Columbus Convention Center

The Greater Columbus Convention Center Expansion and Renovation breathes new life into this emblematic civic complex. The $140 million, multi-building project adds 137,000-square-feet of new space and renovates 800,000-square-feet of the existing structure. Schooley Caldwell Associates served as associate architect for the project, with Corna Kokosing Construction Company and Elford, Inc. as Construction Manager.

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LMN Architects begin work on Baltimore Convention Center Expansion Study

Mark Reddington, FAIA, Design Partner for LMN Architects on the project notes, “This project has the opportunity to shape the future of downtown Baltimore, connecting neighborhoods, building community and creating a place for broader social and civic engagement, while enhancing the economic vitality of the city. We are honored to be a part of this talented team, and to work on such a pivotal project for the City of Baltimore.”

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Little Rock’s Robinson Center Renovation and Expansion Project has achieved LEED Gold

David Porter, AIA, Principal, Polk Stanley Architects, noted, “The design team is thrilled to be part of a sustainable story that started with a monumental decision by the City of Little Rock to reinvest in the Robinson Center and is now manifested in a LEED Gold Rating.  It’s a testimony to a community that values historic architecture and has the vision to reimagine it in new ways for future generations.”

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Metsä Wood: Dome of Visions made from sustainable wood

“Wood as a building material has obvious advantages giving sustainability for the building industry. In principle, wood is a material that comes from a solar-powered factory”, says Kristoffer Tejlgaard referring to the ability of trees to extract CO2 from the atmosphere and store it as carbon in their trunks, solely by means of solar energy.

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A new home for the Houston Area Safety Council

The new state-of-the-art campus features a striking look that is emphasized by the glittering Texas sun and colorful sunrises and sunsets. Beyond the façade, which is a source of pride for employees and visitors, the facility holds 65,000 square feet of comfortable training space situated on 34 acres of land, with room to grow.

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Building Resilient Schools on Responsible Budgets by Graham Roy, FRICS. “The New Middle School at Beaverton School District contains seismic bracing designed to withstand a major earthquake. One of those steel x-braces was left exposed, to allow students to learn how the building is engineered to withstand an earthquake.” Credit: © Josh Partee

Building Resilient Schools on Responsible Budgets by Graham Roy, FRICS. “The New Middle School at Beaverton School District contains seismic bracing designed to withstand a major earthquake. One of those steel x-braces was left exposed, to allow students to learn how the building is engineered to withstand an earthquake.” Credit: © Josh Partee

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