PRISM DECEMBER 2016 EDITION

Zero Net Design, Building Envelope and Substrates

Fog Catcher. Credit: Little

ZERO NET ENERGY

Fog Catcher. Credit: Little
FOG CATCHER – Architecture at Zero Merit Award Winner

FOG CATCHER – Architecture at Zero Merit Award Winner

Project Description Fog Catcher embraces the specific microclimate of western San Francisco to generate a design that provides net-positive energy, utilizing no mechanical system for the student housing, relying instead on passive strategies for heating and cooling....

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Bristol Community College’s John J. Sbrega Health and Science Building. Image: © Edward Caruso Photography. Courtesy of Sasaki
Zero Net Energy: Q&A with Sasaki’s Jim Moses, AIA, LEED AP

Zero Net Energy: Q&A with Sasaki’s Jim Moses, AIA, LEED AP

Q&A with Jim Moses, AIA, LEED AP, on Bristol Community College’s recently opened John J. Sbrega Health and Science Building, the campus' first Zero Net Energy (ZNE) building.   Q: As the project designer from Sasaki for Bristol's ZNE building, can you give a...

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3D rendering of the Bridge House with the BONE Structure technology.
PG&E & AIACC’s Architecture at Zero 2016 competition Special Recognition Award for “Sharing and Living” to a student team from Tamkang University Merit Award for “Fog Catcher” by LITTLE in Charlotte, North Carolina
PG&E & AIACC Architecture at Zero 2016 competition

PG&E & AIACC Architecture at Zero 2016 competition

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and the American Institute of Architects, California Council (AIACC) earlier this month announced the winners of the sixth annual Architecture at Zero competition for zero net energy (ZNE) building design. The competition...

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BUILDING ENVELOPE

View of PS 343 along Peck Slip and Water Street. Photo: Jeff Totaro
The Saint-Gobain & CertainTeed North American Headquarters at dusk. The LEED® Platinum-certified facility for both the commercial interior and building core and shell is a next-generation workplace that maximizes comfort and air quality through the use of a wide range of building material innovations from its own product portfolio, including materials from CertainTeed Corporation, SageGlass, Saint-Gobain ADFORS, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics and others from Saint-Gobain’s family of companies. Photo: © Jeffrey Totaro
Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, Atlanta. Duranar® XL 70-percent fluoropolymer coatings cover nearly three-quarters of the exterior curtain wall. The coatings are exceptionally flexible and highly resistant to abrasion and chipping, helping the panels to maintain their original appearance over the years. Photo: Chris Cunningham Photography
University of Pennsylvania’s New College House. Credit: University of Pennsylvania. Photo: Daniel Burke.
Wausau shapes the University of Pennsylvania’s New College House

Wausau shapes the University of Pennsylvania’s New College House

Wausau’s curtainwall, windows and sun shades shape the University of Pennsylvania’s New College House The University of Pennsylvania’s $127 million New College House opened for the 2016-17 academic year as the first new student residence on campus since 1972. Designed...

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Sto Corp. was chosen to help revive Ocean Village with StoTherm Lotusan NExT®, a system that provides both energy efficiency and curb appeal. Courtesy of Sto Corp.

SUBSTRATES AND BUILDING MATERIALS

SageGlass installation at Bellavista Eye Clinic. Courtesy of SageGlass. SageGlass installation at Bellavista Eye Clinic. Courtesy of SageGlass. Photo: Adrien Barakat
SageGlass dynamic glass installation at Bellavista Eye Clinic

SageGlass dynamic glass installation at Bellavista Eye Clinic

SageGlass controls sunlight to help patients heal faster, maintain views of charming countryside SageGlass®, the pioneer of the world’s smartest electrochromic glass, installed dynamic glass on the floor-to-ceiling façade of the new 263,715-square-foot Bellavista Eye...

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46-09 Eleventh St. in Long Island City, NY. GF55 Partners, Endicott Clay Products Company, and MC&O Contracting. Photographer: Timothy Hutto

IN EVERY EDITION

PROJECT PROFILES

Image: Rendering of CSE2 as seen from Paul G. Allen Center. University of Washington. Courtesy of LMN Architects
Image: Le Sofitel Tamuda Bay – Exterior view. Photographer: © Luc Boegly
The Sofitel Tamuda Bay resort in Morocco

The Sofitel Tamuda Bay resort in Morocco

THE SOFITEL TAMUDA BAY — SOFITEL’S LATEST PROJECT The Sofitel Tamuda Bay is a luxury five-star hotel opened in June 2016 in M’diq, a town located on the northern coast of Morocco about 20 miles east of Tangier. For Sofitel, the Sofitel Tamuda Bay is the luxury hotel...

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Noteworthy News

Image: Golden One Center in Sacramento, CA; AECOM of Orange, CA, in association with Henderson Engineering, Inc., Kansas City, MO

ACEC California Engineering Excellence Awards

Photo: Golden One Center in Sacramento, CA; AECOM of Orange, CA, in association with Henderson Engineering, Inc., Kansas City, MO. The American Council of Engineering Companies of California (ACEC California) last month unveiled the 2016 recipients of its prestigious Engineering Excellence Awards. In all, 21 California firms representing 38 projects were named winners.

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Image: Robert A.M. Stern, FAIA. Credit: Robert A.M. Stern Architects

Robert A.M. Stern, FAIA, awarded 2017 AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion

Highest honor bestowed upon educator in architecture The Board of Directors of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) named Robert A.M. Stern, FAIA, as the 2017 AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion recipient....

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Image: GAF continues its national partnership with Habitat, helping more families achieve the dream of homeownership. Credit: Habitat for Humanity International

GAF donates roofing to Habitat for Humanity for sixth consecutive year

GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, is proud to renew its national partnership with Habitat for Humanity. The company will continue to donate roofing materials to Habitat for Humanity builds across the U.S. and Canada where GAF factory-certified contractors volunteer their roofing installation services. GAF, along with their GAF Master Elite® and Certified™ Contractors, contributed to nearly 280 Habitat for Humanity homes as part of the 2015-2016 partnership.

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Image: The Grand Louvre – Phase I, Paris. 2017 AIA Twenty-five Year Award. Architect/Firm I.M. Pei, FAIA, RIBA/Pei Cobb Freed & Partners. Photographer: © Koji Horiuchi
Photo: © Christina BeDell. Courtesy of The American Institute of Architects

Ronald Skaggs, FAIA, honored with 2017 Kemper Award

Award recognizes significant contributions to the profession and Institute The American Institute of Architects (AIA) December 7 announced the Board of Directors of the AIA bestowed Ronald Skaggs, FAIA, with the 2017 Edward C. Kemper Award. Named in honor of the AIA’s...

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Image: Victor Rossetti House, Paul R. Williams, Architect 1928. Photo by Michael J Locke

2017 AIA Gold Medal awarded to Paul Revere Williams, FAIA

The Board of Directors of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) voted last week to posthumously award the 2017 AIA Gold Medal to Paul Revere Williams, FAIA, whose portfolio of nearly 3,000 buildings during his five-decade career was marked with a number of broken...

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BUILDING SCIENCE

Image: CDI Studio One has completed the new Office Complex / Operation Center for Sheetz, Inc.

CDI Studio One designs new Sheetz headquarters

Data center, test kitchens and day care in new corporate complex CDI Studio One, the architecture division of L.R. Kimball -- a CDI Company, has completed the new Office Complex / Operation Center for Sheetz, Inc., the $7.2 billion, family-owned and operated...

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Image: MGM National Harbor first integrated resort in Washington D.C. region to achieve prestigious LEED® Gold Green Building certification. Courtesy of MGM Resorts International
Image: LMN UC Irvine Classroom and Office Building project – aerial view from Aldrich Park looking north. Courtesy of LMN Architects
Image: JAXIS Plaza. Credit: Pond | Michael Baker International.
Image: StoGuard Gold Coat TA is troweled directly onto vertical above-grade wall sheathing and concrete masonry.

Sto Corp. introduces StoGuard® Gold Coat® TA

Sto Corp., the innovative world leader in cladding, air barriers, coatings, and restoration systems, has introduced StoGuard® Gold Coat® TA.  The new StoGuard Gold Coat TA is the trowel applied version of Gold Coat.  The trowelable, vapor-permeable air barrier...

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COLOR AND DESIGN

Image: Courtesy of Behr. Credit: Jennifer Cheung / Steven Nilsson Photography

BEHR’s Color Currents work in harmony with Greenery

BEHR’s 2017 color forecast, the Color Currents, includes multiple hues that would work in harmony with a green like New Shoot T14-18 or Laser P350-6. This nature-inspired hue pairs beautifully with a navy blue like Midnight Show T17-17, the warm mineral gray Close Knit T17-01 or a zesty yellow like Lemon Burst T17-20. Together, this collection of complex, modern neutrals feels incredibly fresh and would create a harmonious, mindful sensation in any space.

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URBAN PLANNING

Image: Ward Village is Hawaiʻi’s only LEED-ND Platinum-Certified project and the largest neighborhood development in the country to receive such a prestigious certification. Architect: James K.M. Cheng. Courtesy of Ward Village

INDUSTRY NEWS

New construction starts in November slip 6 percent

Decreased activity reported for nonresidential building, housing, and public works At a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $638.3 billion, new construction starts in November retreated 6% from October, according to Dodge Data & Analytics.  Each of the three major...

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Architecture Billings Index ekes out another small gain

New design contracts also return to positive levels, signifying future growth in construction activity   Coming off a modest increase after two consecutive months of contraction, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) recorded another small increase in demand for...

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AIA Board of Directors approves equity initiatives

Actions will improve equity, diversity, and inclusion within the profession  The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Board of Directors Thursday announced a second donation of $1,000,000 to the Diversity Advancement Scholarship fund, aimed at improving equity,...

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Milestone AAMA 80th Annual Conference registration opens

Milestone AAMA 80th Annual Conference registration opens, event structured; 2017-18 event dates set The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has opened registration for the AAMA 80th Annual Conference, to be held Feb. 12-15, 2017 in Phoenix at the...

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Homeowners express more interest in Community Development

Thoughtful community design with access to amenities more popular than ever Infill development along with an increasing demand for tear-down properties is a signal that urban housing continues to grow denser.  Showing signs of market saturation, demand for walkable...

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HISTORIC PRESERVATION

Twin Pines on Lake Tahoe designed by architect Julia Morgan. Owner: Clear Creek Tahoe. Photo © Paul Dyer
Image: A new project in Seattle’s Pioneer Square will activate the alley corridors between refurbished historic buildings for dining, entertainment and retail. Credit: SHED Architecture & Design. Courtesy of Urban Villages, Inc.

Historic block in Seattle’s Pioneer Square to be revitalized

New Pioneer Square destination will deliver unique alley experience Three buildings in Pioneer Square will be significantly renovated to accommodate a new retail, office and residential destination that reinvigorates the entire block. The pedestrian-friendly...

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In the News…

Tubelite adds Kent Baumann as a business development manager

Tubelite Inc. has added Kent Baumann as a business development manager based in its Dallas office. He reports directly to Steve Green, Tubelite’s vice president of sales and client services, and works with strategic accounts in the retail, healthcare, hospitality and...

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Dunn-Edwards Paints signs merger agreement with Nippon Paint

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Dunn-Edwards Corporation, one of the nation's largest independent manufacturers of architectural, industrial and high performance paints, announced it has entered into a merger agreement with Nippon Paint Holdings Co., Ltd....

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RPM signs agreement to acquire leading Dutch coatings company

MEDINA, Ohio, Dec. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- RPM International Inc. (NYSE: RPM) today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire SPS Group (SPS), a Dutch decorative and specialty coatings company with annual net sales of approximately $60 million. Located...

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Paul B. Bieber named Vice President of Sales for Sto Corp.

Sto Corp., the innovative world leader in claddings, air barriers, coatings, and building restoration systems, yesterday announced the appointment of Paul B. Bieber as Vice President of Sales. In his role, Bieber will be responsible for Sto Corp’s domestic sales team...

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Johns Manville expands cool roof offering

Reflective cap sheet helps meet cool roofing requirements   December 14, 2016 DENVER—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Johns Manville (JM), a global building and specialty products manufacturer and a Berkshire Hathaway company, announced the availability of a new highly reflective...

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Milestone AAMA 80th Annual Conference registration opens

Milestone AAMA 80th Annual Conference registration opens, event structured; 2017-18 event dates set The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has opened registration for the AAMA 80th Annual Conference, to be held Feb. 12-15, 2017 in Phoenix at the...

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