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KWK Architects transforms Bernard Becker Medical Library at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Transforming Bernard Becker Medical Library into an education service and technology hub was one of the initial steps in a five-year plan by Washington University School of Medicine to better integrate its St. Louis campus. The program, called Building Campus Connections, focuses on incorporating educational services, expanding clinical space, and improving research and service facilities while building a cohesive, collaborative environment. KWK Architects took the lead role in designing renovations to Becker Library’s basement, ground floor lobby entrance, and second through seventh levels.

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ASID tackles changing industry landscape with 2021 Outlook and State of Interior Design Report

Following a tumultuous 2020, all industries are seeking insight and assurances as 2021 gets into full swing. To keep interior design practitioners and professionals on the cusp of these relevant changes as related to global trends, economic indicators, and beyond, the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) has released its annual Outlook and State of Interior Design Report.

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Adolfson & Peterson Construction completes Northwest Independent School District’s Haslet Elementary School

Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP) has completed Northwest Independent School District’s (ISD) Haslet Elementary School. Nicknamed “The Nest,” the school’s high-volume learning commons and library were designed to emulate a tree house and act as a central point for the facility. Adjacent to the learning commons are classrooms, additional flex space, and focus rooms with movable walls that allow teachers to scale learning environments outside of the classroom and create greater adaptability for learning of all types. The facility also features curtain walls to allow for natural light.

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HBA completes redesign of Fairmont Gold at Fairmont Chateau Whistler

Hirsch Bedner Associates San Francisco (HBA) has completed the redesign and expansion of Fairmont Gold at Fairmont Chateau Whistler. Immersed in refined modern mountain luxury, the design of the new boutique hotel experience embodies its magnificent alpine setting and the surrounding culture of Whistler, layered with warmth and elegance.

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Maison de la Luz in New Orleans

Maison de la Luz from Atelier Ace is a new luxury guesthouse designed in collaboration by EskewDumezRipple and interior design firm Studio Shamshiri. The design team worked in tandem to transform the legacy six-story, 55,464-square-foot former City Hall annex into a sophisticated destination. Located in the warehouse district near Lafayette Square, the 1906 building was originally designed by Allison Owen of Diboll and Owen Architects in the Italianate style, typical of turn-of-the-century buildings in New Orleans.

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RDC unveils design of Erewhon Market/Café for urban environments

RDC has unveiled its designs for Erewhon, Silver Lake, the latest in a series from the organic grocer and café in the Los Angeles region. RDC is architect of record for the new Silver Lake location, designing its interior space plan and adapting the building for Erewhon’s expanded footprint (12,000 square feet plus outdoor seating area).

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Dunn-Edwards names “Wild Blue Yonder” Color of the Year for 2021

Dunn-Edwards Paints has announced its 2021 Color of the Year — Wild Blue Yonder — a light, airy and soothing pale blue. “Despite the significant impacts of the last year, Wild Blue Yonder reflects the emerging optimism for 2021, specifically for connection, and achieving personal and societal goals.” said Sara McLean, Color Expert and Stylist for Dunn-Edwards.

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Alaska Airlines Flagship Lounge at SeaTac International Airport North Satellite

At the Alaska Airlines Flagship Lounge in SeaTac International Airport designed by Graham Baba Architects, the door is always open. Alaska Airlines sought to transform the lounge typology by providing a warm, welcoming space where all guests could find refuge – to relax, work, refuel, and connect – a home-away-from-home with a sense of place deeply rooted in the Pacific Northwest.

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