PRISM Sustainability in the Built Environment is pleased to announce the publication of the March/April online edition – covering the latest in sustainable architectural design and building materials. March/April marks PRISM’s 14th online edition, and our biggest issue yet – featuring compelling articles on dynamic glass, window film, education facility design, curtainwalls and landscape architecture.

In February/March, PRISM introduced the first of a six-part republication of “The Economics of Biophilia” by Terrapin Bright Green. The latest edition of PRISM features the second part of this very thought-provoking series “The Economics of Biophilia: Workplace.”

Eye on Pittsburgh,” PRISM’s newest column, debuts in the March/April edition, eyeing up the latest in building projects, urban planning and sustainability efforts in Pittsburgh. Vitro Architectural Glass and PNC Financial Services Group have played key roles in these efforts, and commence this column with a look at the Tower at PNC Plaza.

We extend our sincere gratitude to March/April PRISM’s  contributing authors, including:

Feature articles:

Smart Glass: Options for Creating a Sustainable, Glare-free Environment by Josh Hogan, vice-president of sales operations for Halio North America

LEED v4 Pushing Designers to Focus More on Sustainable Material Usage by Meghan Bogener, AIA, IIDA, Project Architect and Interior Designer at KWK Architects

Creating a housing plan to support and engage a student throughout their academic career by Sean J. Studzinski, AIA, Principal, Stantec

Design Tips for Landscape Architecture in the Spring by Grace Harrison, Landscape Architect with Baker Barrios Architects

Featured projects:

• 3M: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland
Hoefer Wysocki Architecture: Kansas State University’s Dave and Elle Learning Commons
• SCB: Tooker House at Arizona State University
Kolbe Windows & Doors: DePauw University’s new Dining Hall
• Tubelite Inc.: Seguin Public Library in Texas
• Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings: Renovated Boeing Facility

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