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DUMBO’S Front & York rises to the Brooklyn skyline

Front & York, mixed-use development in Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood, recently celebrated its official topping out, with each of its two residential towers reaching 21 stories. Designed by architect Morris Adjmi, the development has views of the neighborhood’s Historic District, the East River and the entire Manhattan skyline from the Statue of Liberty up to the skyscrapers of Midtown. Front & York’s development is centered on one of the city’s largest private parks, a 25,000-square-foot space designed by Michael Van Valkenburg Associates.

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SOLARBAN R100/Bronze glass helps Charlotte’s Capitol Towers earn LEED Gold

Inspired by classical pavilion architecture, using Doric Order and monumental half-round column design, Capitol Towers in Charlotte, North Carolina, is a newly iconic office building combining old-world Roman influence with high-performance glazing and modern energy efficiency. The ornate façade, designed by LS3P in Charlotte, showcases concrete pillars and a prominent glass facade, glazed with Solarban® R100 on Bronze glass by Vitro Architectural Glass.

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Outpost, Hood River, Oregon, a dynamic mixed-use building serves as catalyst for waterfront development

Skylab-designed Outpost is a phased, hybrid structure merging recreation, retail and work environments to foster and reinforce a sense of community in a developing section of Hood River. As part of the city’s new Waterfront Masterplan, Outpost will eventually become a 60,000-square-foot development—a neighborhood of buildings that will functionally connect the city with the Columbia River waterfront. The site, formerly home to an industrial wastewater treatment and processing facility, largely underutilized the waterfront but will now become a new paradigm for future development in the region.

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The Klotski in Seattle

The Klotski, designed by Graham Baba Architects, is a three-story, mixed-use infill building situated in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle. Reflecting the eclectic vibrancy and gritty nature of the neighborhood, the 10,041-square-foot CMU and steel-framed building houses a beer hall, an office, a maker space, a studio, and a small caretaker’s apartment. Riffing on the idea of shifting uses and planes, the design takes its visual cue from a sliding tile puzzle, also known as a klotski, where the object is to rearrange tiles to solve the puzzle.

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Stantec-designed Lakehouse earns WELL Precertification at Gold Level

Stantec-designed Lakehouse is a new, 12-story, 196-unit mixed-use condominium and rowhome community overlooking Sloan’s Lake Park in Denver, CO. It is the first residential project in the state to earn WELL Precertification under the WELL Building Standard™. Lakehouse was awarded WELL Precertification at the Gold Level by the International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™) for its commitment to measurably demonstrating its works towards promoting residents’ health across the WELL program’s seven key performance areas: air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind.

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Sideyard in Portland, Oregon

Sideyard, an innovative, mixed-use building in Portland, Oregon designed by Skylab, was conceived as a working-class building aimed at public transportation connectivity, pedestrian openness, and bicycle priority access. Purposely employing materials and techniques distinct to this time and place, the 9,000 sq. ft. wedge-shaped building features a new CLT structural system with an open ground level commuter oriented retail environments geared toward guests and tenants. On the exterior, the workspace above is wrapped in brick masonry with the building acting as an anchor for the Burnside Bridge and a gateway to the Portland’s eastside community.

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Skylab-designed mixed-use YARD in Portland, Oregon

Located at the geographic center of the city of Portland, Skylab-designed YARD is a 21-story mixed-use building that combines residential, commercial, retail, office and parking. YARD is a catalyst project born of the city’s effort to revitalize entrepreneurial development. It’s the spark of a new neighborhood, a rare opportunity to remix pre-established elements (like the iconic Burnside skatepark) with groundbreaking design and an under-utilized riverfront location.

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