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GLASS IN architectural DESIGN

AO-designed Le Méridien Pasadena Arcadia opens its doors

AO is proud to announce the opening of Le Méridien Pasadena Arcadia, the first four-star hotel in Arcadia. Developed by SAICP, LLC and managed by Pacifica Hotels, the premium full-service hotel features 232 rooms and suites, a fine dining restaurant, bar lounge and 14,000 square feet of high-design meeting and event spaces.

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Stantec-XL Construction start construction on new UC Davis Health Administrative Building

Stantec and XL Construction have started construction of new administrative office spaces for UC Davis Health, designed to support members of the university’s executive leadership team, as well as employees in the finance, revenue, and IT departments. The state-of-the-art facility will provide a central location for these operational groups, include dedicated lab space for research and prototyping, and comfortably accommodate the university’s current team while providing flexibility for future growth.

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Washington State University Everett

Washington State University Everett, designed by SRG Partnership, is the first building of the new WSU branch campus in Everett, significantly expanding access to STEM-focused higher education in North Puget Sound. WSU Everett’s beautiful, flexible, and LEED-Gold certified high-performance space will enrich the region’s tech corridor for decades to come.

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SOLARBAN® glass with acid-etched panels help university building function as mini-city

Diamond Schmitt’s innovative architectural design of the Peter George Centre for Living and Learning (PGCLL) at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, includes a four-story, skylit atrium; a 650-seat auditorium and connecting helical staircase; and a U-shaped block of daylit residential and study spaces. Solarban® 67 and Solarban® 70 solar control, low-emissivity (low-e) glasses by Vitro Architectural Glass were chosen to enhance the building’s aesthetics and environmental performance, while “Nuance” acid-etched patterns from Walker Glass make the glass curtainwalls more decorative.

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AviProtek® and SOLARBAN® glasses deliver a bird-friendly, science-on-display façade for the University of Saskatchewan’s Collaborative Science Research Building

Embracing a “science-on-display” theme, the state-of-the-art Collaborative Science Research Building at the University of Saskatchewan in Canada delivers an integrated, sustainable environment for the school’s biology and agricultural departments. Helping the building qualify for Green Globes certification, Keith Henry, FRAIC, SAA, LEED AP, a partner with Henry Downing Architects, said that insulating glass units (IGU) with Solarban® 70 glass were selected to reduce heat gain and maximize visible light.

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Make the Road New York in Queens, New York

Make the Road New York designed by TEN Arquitectos/Enrique Norten with ASA/Andrea Steele, is a new 20,000-square-foot member community center designed for the 23,000-member organization which seeks to empower underserved individuals by offering leadership in education, immigration, and health, environmental, and housing justice.

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Solarban 90, Starphire glasses transform 60-year-old bank building into Dallas icon

Named one of the ten best structures in Dallas by Dallas Morning News architectural critic Mark Lamster, 1217 Main Street—once a 1950s-era bank building—has been transformed into a mixed-use architectural gem in downtown Dallas. Designed by 5G Studio Collaborative, Dallas, the adaptive reuse marvel features a colorful handmade ceramic perimeter artistically framing a ground-level storefront and four-story curtainwall system with Solarban® 90 Starphire® glass from Vitro Architectural Glass.

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SageGlass selected for world’s largest smart glass project

SageGlass was chosen by Bagmane Group, one of India’s largest build-to-suit real estate developers, to create the largest smart glass installation in the world. SageGlass will provide 200,000 square feet of SageGlass Harmony® electrochromic glass, controls, and software for Rio Business Park, a 1.6 million square foot office development in Bangalore, India.

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