PRISM FEBRUARY 2017 EDITION

Commercial building design, coatings for metal and roof coatings/materials
Linetec finished the aluminum framing of Tubelite’s curtainwall and entrance systems. ArtsQuest Center, Bethlehem, PA. Photo: Paul S. Bartholomew Photography, LLC. Courtesy of Tubelite Inc.
Commercial building design

10 Lafayette Square, Buffalo NY. Credit: The Hamister Group

Renovate by Berkowitz: Transforming an Historic Landmark

Renovate by Berkowitz: Transforming an Historic Landmark

Rising 20 stories into the Buffalo, New York, skyline, 10 Lafayette Square looks identical to when it originally opened in November 1959 as a corporate office building. But, looks can be deceiving. Now—more than 57 years later and memorialized on the National Register of Historic Places—the landmark building is a mixed-use complex and a model of energy efficiency after undergoing an extensive transformation that included the installation of the Renovate by Berkowitz™ (Renovate) façade retrofit system.

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The Predictive Index’s corporate headquarters,101 Station Drive, Westwood, Mass. Photo: Sabine Mueller Creative
Landry Design Group in Los Angeles, CA. Credit: SageGlass
SageGlass announces three completed installations in commercial office sector

SageGlass announces three completed installations in commercial office sector

SageGlass®, the pioneer of the world’s smartest electrochromic glass, announced three completed commercial office installations in Nebraska, Iowa and California. SageGlass, a product of Saint-Gobain, was chosen for its ability to control sunlight to optimize daylight, outdoor views and comfort while preventing glare, fading and overheating to create a productive and comfortable work environment.

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FMC Tower commercial interior. Photo by Chris Cooper Photographer
Courtesy of 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge
New generation of nature-led luxury hotels

New generation of nature-led luxury hotels

1 Hotels last week opened the doors of its third property and first ground-up development, 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge. Remaining true to 1 Hotels founder, Barry Sternlicht, core philosophy, “The world around us is beautiful, and we want to keep it that way.” The property cultivates the best of eco-conscious design, sustainable architecture, cause-oriented partnerships, and unrivaled service.

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Coatings for Metal
CityCenterDC office towers. Photo: Aker Imaging. Courtesy of Valspar
CityCenterDC office towers feature Valspar’s Fluropon high-performance PVDF finishes

CityCenterDC office towers feature Valspar’s Fluropon high-performance PVDF finishes

CityCenterDC offers a transit- and pedestrian-oriented neighborhood experience in downtown Washington, D.C., that blends 2.5 million square feet of shops, restaurants, apartments, condominiums, offices, a hotel and public spaces. One of the largest urban infill projects ever undertaken in the city, this 10-acre, mixed-use, LEED®-certified development occupies 3.5 city blocks and eight buildings. For the two office towers, Valspar’s Fluropon® coating systems were selected to meet the project’s aesthetic, performance and sustainability goals.

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Linetec finished the aluminum framing of Tubelite’s curtainwall and entrance systems. ArtsQuest Center, Bethlehem, PA. Photo: Paul S. Bartholomew Photography, LLC. Courtesy of Tubelite Inc.
Tubelite helps ArtsQuest Center transform historic Bethlehem Steel Mill

Tubelite helps ArtsQuest Center transform historic Bethlehem Steel Mill

Pennsylvania’s ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks is a new 4.5 acre year-round art center located on a reclaimed brownfield at the western end of the 150-year-old Bethlehem Steel manufacturing site. Spillman Farmer Architects designed the 66,000-square-foot, $17.3 million arts facility as a transformative and transparent space, with an exterior featuring curtainwall and entrance systems from Tubelite Inc.

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Boston Logan International Airport. Each flapper panel was finished by Linetec in Class I clear anodize. Courtesy of EXTECH
432 Park Avenue in New York. Designed by noted architect Rafael Viñoly, the 96-story skyscraper features a lattice-like network of aluminum window wall systems finished with Duranar SUNSTORM® Gray Mica and Sunlight Silver coatings. Photo by Tom Kessler
Roof Coatings and Materials
The Rosslyn Hotel, Los Angeles, CA. Courtesy of Highland Commercial Roofing
The Hurlingham Racquet Centre, designed by David Morley Architects, has a sunken, low-profile shape and a curved green sedum roof to minimise the environmental impact of the building. Image by The Hurlingham Club, London
Hurlingham Racquet Centre’s light green roof features Kerto® LVL

Hurlingham Racquet Centre’s light green roof features Kerto® LVL

The Hurlingham project in London involved the construction of a sports complex including four indoor tennis courts and four squash courts. The racquet hall, designed by David Morley Architects, is 35 meters wide and 55 meters long. The main span consists of suspended steel beams. To give the courts space and reduce the costs, the beams are spaced with large gaps of 12.9 meters. To fill these gaps, the architect wanted to see wood.

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Standard Solar installs multi-building solar system featuring a carport, parking garage canopy and rooftop array for commercial real estate developer, DANAC. Credit: Standard Solar
Standard Solar installs multi-building solar system

Standard Solar installs multi-building solar system

Standard Solar, Inc. announces the completion of a 708 kilowatt (kW) solar project for Montgomery County, MD-based commercial real estate developer, DANAC, LLC. The project, featuring a parking garage solar canopy, a solar carport and a rooftop system, was completed in late 2016 and was recently named a finalist for a 2016 Wintergreen Award for Excellence in Green Building.

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IN EVERY EDITION

Noteworthy news and projects

EYP Office. Courtesy of EYP
Golden 1 Center celebrates Sacramento’s climate and lifestyle with a unique indoor-outdoor design that reverses the typical introverted arena. The arena is revitalizing downtown Sacramento and is the world’s first LEED Platinum certified indoor sports venue. Image courtesy of AECOM and caption courtesy of AECOM’s Fact Sheet.*
The Golden 1 Center named 2017 Golden State Award Winner by ACEC California

The Golden 1 Center named 2017 Golden State Award Winner by ACEC California

ACEC California named Sacramento’s Golden 1 Center as its 2017 Golden State Award Winner for its exceptional and unique sustainable design features. The Golden 1 Center – home of the National Basketball Association’s Sacramento Kings – was designed by AECOM in association with Henderson Engineering, Inc. and is the first indoor sports arena in the world to achieve LEED platinum certification. The Golden State Award is the highest honor ACEC California bestows as part of its Engineering Excellence Awards program.

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Courtesy of Ben Rednour
Renovated home debuts ‘ageless’ universal design standards

Renovated home debuts ‘ageless’ universal design standards

A first-of-its-kind home adhering to the standard of “ageless design” was unveiled February 2, 2017 in Memphis. The home is part of a groundbreaking effort by AARP, AARP Foundation, Home Matters and the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation, which challenged architects through a nationwide competition to create new standards in housing design that allow adults to stay in their homes throughout their lives.

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Project: ROSEWOOD BEACH; Award Category: Wood in Government Buildings; Highland Park, IL; Architect: Woodhouse Tinucci Architects; Structural Engineer: Enspect Engineering Consultants; Contractor: WB Olson, Inc.; and photos: Bill Timmerman
WoodWorks announces 2017 Wood Design Award winners

WoodWorks announces 2017 Wood Design Award winners

Wood Products Council announced the winners of its 2017 Wood Design Awards, which celebrate excellence in wood building design across the U.S. Chosen by an independent jury in nine national categories, the winning projects exemplify attributes of wood such as beauty, strength, versatility and sustainability.

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PPG completes nearly 60 COLORFUL COMMUNITIES projects in 2016

PPG has donated more than 9,300 gallons (about 35,200 liters) of its paint and coatings, and provided more than $1.5 million in funding, for nearly 70 projects completed since the program’s launch in 2015. Additionally, more than 3,400 PPG and community volunteers have donated around 17,400 volunteer hours to help brighten communities by painting, repairing, cleaning and helping in other ways. To date, the program has positively impacted more than 1.8 million people in 20 countries.

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Saint-Gobain named Top Employer in North America for exceptional workplace, employee benefits

Saint-Gobain named Top Employer in North America for exceptional workplace, employee benefits

Saint-Gobain has received the Top Employers Institute’s Top Employer North America Certification for the second consecutive year for its exceptional employee offerings. The Top Employers Institute is an independent organization that certifies employers around the world for excellence in the work environments they create for their employees and will honor Saint-Gobain at an award ceremony Feb. 16 in Dallas, Texas.

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JCJ Architecture recognized for its Fairchild Wheeler Inter-District Magnet Campus design

JCJ Architecture was recently recognized with the 2016 James D. MacConnell Award for its design of the Fairchild Wheeler Inter-District Magnet Campus. Presented by the Association for Learning Environments (A4LE), this prestigious award recognizes a comprehensive planning process and responsive educational design that serves the needs of students, educators, and communities. The project is the first in New England to be accorded this honor.

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PROJECT PROFILES

With Phase 1 of the Wharf nearing completion, 1.2 million additional square feet awarded to architects and designers for Phase 2 Construction. Photo: DC Regional Water Taxi at The Wharf, Phase 1. Credit: The Wharf
Courtesy of Kohanaiki
Big Island community Kohanaiki employs sustainable building strategy with new clubhouse

Big Island community Kohanaiki employs sustainable building strategy with new clubhouse

To celebrate the New Year, private residential community Kohanaiki on the Big Island of Hawaii has opened an impressive 67,000 square foot clubhouse for its members. Committed to cultural preservation and environmental restoration on the Kona Coast, Kohanaiki embraced its role as a steward of the land and has diligently ensured sustainable construction methods and practices were employed.

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Shanghai Cultural Center water view. Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects
Morris Avenue Apartments, Bronx, N.Y. Credit: Omni New York LLC.
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Cape Cod. Credit: Warren Patterson Photography
El Monte Gateway. Courtesy of SVA Architects

BUILDING SCIENCE

One Drexel Plaza, renovated by Coscia Moos Architecture, and is now home to Drexel Engineering Teaching and Research labs and the Institute for Energy and the Environment.

Drexel innovation neighborhood project complete

Drexel innovation neighborhood project complete

Philadelphia’s mid-century Bulletin building, known as One Drexel Plaza, has been renovated by Coscia Moos Architecture and is now home to Drexel Engineering Teaching and Research labs and the Institute for Energy and the Environment.

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Common Ground High School in New Haven, Conn. Photo courtesy of David Sundberg

Wood offers high-performance, cost-effective option for school construction

Wood offers high-performance, cost-effective option for school construction

An estimated $6.1 billion was spent on new school construction in 2015, a number that is expected to increase as U.S. schools look to accommodate an estimated 2.8 million more students by 2024. To meet this demand, education administrators need to select building material options that meet budget parameters and ensure the well-being of the structure’s occupants.

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U.S. Steel Tower, Pittsburgh, PA. Courtesy of evolveEA

Iconic U.S. Steel Tower earns ENERGY STAR certification

Iconic U.S. Steel Tower earns ENERGY STAR certification

The tallest structure between Chicago and Philadelphia is the 64-floor U.S. Steel Tower in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh, which also ranks as the 7th largest high-rise office building in the United States by square footage. Through a series of retrofits to improve its energy efficiency, the iconic skyscraper built in 1970 recently achieved ENERGY STAR certification.

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URBAN PLANNING

Kindred House. Credit: Christopher Mayer Photography

GBA Oakland Green Roof Tour, Pittsburgh, PA. Credit: Green Building Alliance

INDUSTRY NEWS

January construction starts jump 12 percent

The value of new construction starts in January climbed 12% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $690.2 billion, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. After losing momentum during last year’s fourth quarter, nonresidential building strengthened in January, with much of the lift coming from the start of the $3.4 billion Central Terminal Building at LaGuardia Airport in New York NY as well as groundbreaking for several other large airport terminal projects.

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ASLA statement on bill to abolish EPA

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) strongly opposes the recently introduced H.R. 861, which would terminate the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Society today sent a letter to Representative Matt Gaetz (Florida), the author of the bill, urging him to withdraw consideration of the proposed legislation.

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ASID launches redesigned and enhanced websites

The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) has unveiled a complete redesign and enhancement of its websites, putting its mission of “Design Impacts Lives” front and center. The responsive national site is now available at www.asid.org. The 47 redesigned chapter sites are listed on the new Chapter Map.

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ASID announces Premier Partnership with Surya

ASID is pleased to announce and welcome Surya as an ASID Premier Partner. The Society is thrilled to have the support of Surya as it showcases the impact of design on the human experience, and celebrates the value interior designers provide.

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Architects set 2017 federal agenda

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced its agenda for the new Administration and Congress, advocating programs and policies that create more livable and energy efficient communities with investments in buildings as key elements of the national infrastructure.

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LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

ASLA announces 2017 call for awards entries

ASLA announces 2017 call for awards entries

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) announces its calls for entries for the 2017 Professional and Student Awards, the world’s most prestigious juried landscape architecture competition.

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In the News…

Firestone Building Products to acquire Gaco Western

Firestone Building Products Company, LLC announced today that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Gaco Western, a leader in innovative silicone roofing systems and provider of top-tier waterproofing and spray foam insulation solutions for a variety of commercial and residential applications.

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