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Cradle to Cradle® inspired “Project Legacy” building, designed by William McDonough + Partners, comes to life

William McDonough + Partners celebrates the opening of “Project Legacy,” the landmark 20,000 square meter building designed by William McDonough + Partners for Universidad EAN (UEAN) in Bogotá, Colombia. Instruction in the building will center on Cradle to Cradle and Circular Economy principles, but Project Legacy has already become a “living lab” for sustainability, and has proven, in conjunction with the University, the City of Bogotá, and local construction and building materials industries, that green building projects can support Circular Economy ecosystems.

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Historic Newark Symphony Hall unveils new façade, streetscape design

Newark Symphony Hall (NSH), New Jersey’s largest Black-led arts and entertainment venue, today unveiled designs for its exterior renovation – part of a five-year, three-phase $50 million project set to wrap on the venue’s 100th birthday in 2025. The design, from Trenton, N.J.-based architectural firm Clarke Caton Hintz (CCH), includes a new marquee and streetscape.

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The Beacon at South Market in New Orleans

The EskewDumezRipple-designed Beacon is a 172,000-square-foot, seven-story residential building that takes its inspiration from the city’s historic French Quarter courtyard buildings. In contrast to the typical residential courtyard block accessible only to the residents of the building, this courtyard opens directly onto Girod Street; creating an amenity not only for the building, but the neighborhood and new development as a whole. This provides a calming oasis for the 126 residential units and a unique public space in which to live and escape the hustle and bustle of a thriving commercial corridor. The development is enhanced by 20,000 square feet of ground-floor retail which is integrated into the project. 

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Glen-Gery launches Terraçade ceramic cladding system

Glen-Gery Corporation, a part of Brickworks Limited of Australia, announced yesterday the launch of Terraçade, its first-ever ceramic façade cladding system designed and created to appeal to both creative and practical applications. “Today’s architects and designers are not only looking for advanced building solutions, but also stylish products that will make a statement,” said Mark Ellenor, President, Brickworks North America. “Driven by innovation, the new Terraçade system provides fire resistance, low-maintenance upkeep, and design versatility to meet diverse architectural and design styles.”

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Design Office in Austin, Texas

Located on North Lamar Boulevard just north of downtown Austin, Clayton Korte’s office embodies the firm’s commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration and to fostering discourse in the design community. Officially named Design Office, the mid-century office space is home to two design practices, Clayton Korte and Word + Carr Design Group, a landscape architecture firm.

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YKK AP appoints Ramsey Fadel to executive vice president and general manager of Erie Architectural Products Group

YKK AP America Inc. (YKK AP) today announced Ramsey Fadel as executive vice president and general manager of subsidiary, Erie Architectural Products Group (Erie AP). Fadel will now oversee day-to-day operations for Erie AP. He succeeds founder and president of Erie AP, Ron Stronks, who will retire from day-to-day operations to serve as a management consultant and continuing member of Erie Architectural Products Board of Directors, where he will provide invaluable strategic insight. 

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CRRC to rate exterior wall products

The Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) Board of Directors affirmed the organization’s commitment to urban heat island mitigation and building energy efficiency in its approval of a new CRRC rating program for exterior wall products on September 24, 2020. The CRRC Wall Product Program will be the first rating system in the world for exterior wall products. The CRRC is working in collaboration with industry and end users on the development of the program, including the testing and weathering protocols that are appropriately suited for exterior paints, vinyl siding, and other wall claddings.

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AkzoNobel launces TRINAR® A-CLAD, new aluminum coating system for ACPS

AkzoNobel has launched TRINAR® A-CLAD, a new coil coating system for aluminum composite panels (ACPs). TRINAR A-CLAD is a high-performance, 70% polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) coil coating system for commercial and monumental ACP projects. New to the AkzoNobel coil coatings portfolio, it enables ACP coaters and specifiers to source consistent, high-performing coatings for the entire exterior building envelope from just one brand.

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