PRISM JANUARY 2017 EDITION

Healthcare design, flooring and concrete building materials

Special Feature: Ecodistricts

Cone Health Cancer Center. Incorporation of biophilic elements within scan rooms helps decrease blood pressure and anxiety levels. Courtesy of Little.

Healthcare design

Cone Health Cancer Center. Incorporation of biophilic elements within scan rooms helps decrease blood pressure and anxiety levels. Courtesy of Little.

The Changing Landscape of Healthcare Design

The Changing Landscape of Healthcare Design

The changing landscape of healthcare in the U.S. is requiring hospital systems to develop and adopt new types of facilities and to reconsider both where and how they provide their services. This shift is inevitably leading to new opportunities for architects and interior designers as healthcare systems aim to differentiate themselves in a more competitive healthcare market.

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Roof Courtyard at Dell’s Children’s Hospital in Austin. Courtesy of Steven Peck.

Integrating Human Health into Green Building and the Dell Children’s Hospital

Integrating Human Health into Green Building and the Dell Children’s Hospital

An Interview with Green Building Pioneer Gail Vittori. “By design, the integration of nature permeates the experience, from both inside and outside the hospital. This is accomplished through seven interior courtyards, a 3.5 acre interactive healing garden for patients, plant species that represent the diverse ecological zones from which the young patients come from and access to views of nature from almost everywhere within the hospital.” — Gail Vittori

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SageGlass installation at Butler County Health Care Center in David City, Neb. Photo credit: SageGlass.

Tin ceiling tile, modern light fixtures and high backed booths help give residents and their guests a chance to dine and visit in a coffee-shop environment at the Carillion at Boulder Creek. Photo credit: Fred J. Fuhrmeister for OZ Architecture

Incorporating Restaurant Design into Senior Living Spaces

Incorporating Restaurant Design into Senior Living Spaces

One of the best ways to foster unity across different ages and backgrounds is to eat together. The simple act of breaking bread can bring people closer, with opportunities to converse, share and enjoy one another’s company. In a senior living space, a warm and welcoming dining area can help draw in visitors, foster social engagement and create a more elevated experience centered around the tried and true tenets of restaurant hospitality.

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Healthcare spaces can benefit with lots of nature and natural light. Seating spaces near large windows with lots of greenery can contribute to sense of well-being; nature is restorative. Credit: PPG PAINTS™

The impact of color on healthcare design – A look at 2017 trends

The impact of color on healthcare design – A look at 2017 trends

Similar to the design of residential, hospitality or commercial spaces, color is a powerful tool to utilize in healthcare design, and it even has the power to enhance well-being. Understanding the impact that color has on healthcare spaces, PPG develops a specific healthcare color trends report each year for designers and architects to reference for upcoming projects. Our approach to the color selection in the upcoming trends report combines color science with psychology, sociology and human physiology, as well as current general consumer trends and trends in health and wellness to best develop color palettes that will work to symbolize physical and emotional transformation.

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New York University’s Langone Medical Center. Credit: Scott G. Morris Photography

Floor coatings and materials

The SpringHouse Country Market is a local country store, creamery and eatery that has been a local institution in Washington, Pennsylvania, for over 40 years. Courtesy of Covestro LLC.

Sweet Success: A Polyaspartic Coating for a Commercial Bakery Floor

Sweet Success: A Polyaspartic Coating for a Commercial Bakery Floor

The SpringHouse Country Market is a local country store, creamery and eatery that has been a local institution in Washington, Pennsylvania, for over 40 years. Known for its baked goods, the 1,000-square-foot commercial bakery kitchen is one of the most heavily used areas of the building. Each day, a variety of pies, cakes and pastries are prepared in the bakery. With heavy use, the bakery floor withstands a variety of disinfecting chemicals such as detergents and bleach used for cleaning. It is also exposed to abrasion from wheeled carts and shelves, and cleaning equipment.

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The trademark No. 7 Jack Daniels logo at the Employee Resource Center. Courtesy of Jack Daniels.

The Jack Daniels Employee Resource Center

The Jack Daniels Employee Resource Center

Jack Daniels wanted to provide a floor finish that would preserve the beauty of the new wood floor, stain and most importantly the trademark Jack Daniels No. 7 logo. The Bona HD finish provided the high definition and durability needed for such a high traffic area.

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Maison Z in Baron, France. Photography: © Gil Percal Architecte

A successful symbiosis between old and new

A successful symbiosis between old and new

'Maison Z' ('house Z'), situated in the Gard department in the south of France, encompasses a site measuring 29,600 square feet and is home to several independent farmhouses in a style that is typical of the Cévennes region. The aim of the project is to reconnect the...

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Image courtesy of Armstrong Flooring

Homogeneous sheet flooring designed with health in mind

Homogeneous sheet flooring designed with health in mind

Armstrong Flooring’s Diamond 10 Technology expands with the introduction of ColorArt Medintech and Medintone with Diamond 10 Technology coating Armstrong® is resetting the standard for inspired design and proven performance by expanding its line of products featuring...

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Expanko introduces Sereniti Rubber Flooring™

Expanko introduces Sereniti Rubber Flooring™

Expanko Resilient Flooring, a brand of the Stonhard Group, recently announced the newest addition to its commercial flooring products.  Sereniti Rubber Flooring™ includes highly durable tile, sheet and stair tread that Expanko says leverages exceptional sound...

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Special Feature

Rendering from Larimer’s Creating a Living City ecodistrict plan. Image credit: evolveEA

Ecodistricts: Building-Based Sustainability Expands to Communities

Ecodistricts: Building-Based Sustainability Expands to Communities

For startups, “getting to scale” means translating a small idea into a broader application in order to create increased influence, effectiveness, and growth. Communities around the world are seeing a similar push, with sustainability concepts that have flourished at the building scale for over two decades now finding their way into urban design and planning. One specific concept many have grasped to apply sustainability at the community scale are “ecodistricts,” which have become a way to expand the reach of green building-based solutions to address equity, energy, water, food, and mobility concerns at the neighborhood level, where results depend on the exchange of resources “at scale” – and outside the property line.

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Concrete Showcase

IN EVERY EDITION

PROJECT PROFILES

Orchards at Orenco. Credit: Casey Braunger, Ankrom Moisan Architects.

Affordable Housing Meets Rigorous Passive House Standards

Affordable Housing Meets Rigorous Passive House Standards

This collaborative effort is a milestone for Passive House design in North America. A 57-unit affordable housing project, Orchards at Orenco, Phase I is the largest Passive House project on this continent. Located in Hillsboro in the heart of the Silicon Forest tech companies, these units are geared towards providing inexpensive but quality places for people working lower income support jobs at larger companies, earning no more than approximately 50-60% of the MFI.

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GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi featuring Tubelite curtainwall and entrances. Photo credit: © Rion Rizzo / Creative Sources Photography, Inc.

American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) national headquarters office earns LEED Platinum Certification. Photo: Eric Laignel.

ASID headquarters goes Platinum

ASID headquarters goes Platinum

ASID National HQ Office Earns LEED Platinum Certification. The headquarters houses 8,500 square feet of innovation supported by research that ties improvements in health and wellness with organizational metrics of engagement, retention, and productivity. Key design elements, such as the space’s real-time dashboard of environmental attributes, weave innovation, technology, and nature-based design together to create a space that conveys the core principles of LEED.

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BUILDING SCIENCE

University of California, San Diego Nuevo West Graduate Student Housing project. Image by Mir

REI’s new distribution center in Goodyear, Arizona is the first U.S. LEED Platinum and Net Zero Energy Distribution Center

Accella proudly selected for USS Arizona Mall Memorial at University of Arizona

Accella Performance Materials is very proud to be selected to support the unique architectural design of the USS Arizona Mall Memorial located on the University of Arizona campus in Tucson, AZ. The Mall Memorial, which was dedicated on December 4, 2016, is an open-space design situated on the grassy university mall area in front of the university’s historic Old Main building. The special design includes a full-scale deck outline, made with specialty materials provided by Accella, of the iconic U.S. battleship that was sunk at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941- a date which will “live in infamy” as described by then-President, Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

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Le 1500 Robert-Bourassa. Credit: CNW Group/Ivanhoé Cambridge

Le 1500 building earns LEED® certification

Le 1500 building earns LEED® certification

Also certified BOMA BEST® Platinum, the highest level of recognition available under the program MONTREAL, Jan. 10, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Ivanhoé Cambridge is proud to announce that Le 1500, an office building on Robert-Bourassa Boulevard in Montreal, is now LEED®...

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The One at Jumeirah Village Circle (JVC) in Dubai, named Leisure and Hospitality Project of the Year at the Middle East Architect Awards (Photo 1: ME NewsWire)

Margulies Perruzzi Architects unveils new workplace strategy

Margulies Perruzzi Architects unveils new workplace strategy

Design firm unveils workplace strategy research available on www.mp-architects.com   BOSTON, Jan. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA), one of Boston's most innovative architectural and interior design firms, Monday unveiled new workplace...

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COLOR AND DESIGN

ASID Foundation to award 2017 Transform Grants

ASID Foundation to award 2017 Transform Grants

The ASID Foundation is pleased to accept proposals for its sixth annual Transform Grants through March 15, 2017. This year, the Foundation will continue its mission to elevate the impact of interior design by funding evidence-based research on how interior design can foster well-being for all.

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Artist Room Jomon. Artist Daisuke Kagawa. Courtesy of Park Hotel Tokyo

URBAN PLANNING

LMN Architects / Cleveland Civic Core. Photo: © Jim Maguire

New office announced for Springwoods Village

New office announced for Springwoods Village

HP Inc. moving to new office campus Houston, January 10, 2017 — A master development venture comprising Patrinely Group, USAA Real Estate Company and CDC Houston, announced today that HP Inc. has signed a long-term lease in Springwoods Village. The campus will be...

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Varso Place aerial view. Architects: Foster + Partners and Hermanowicz Rewski Architects. Courtesy of HB Reavis.

INDUSTRY NEWS

Arbor House. Photo Credit: © Bernstein Associates;
Courtesy of Blue Sea Development Company

Health and Housing Policy Recommendations for New Administration

Home and personal well-being go hand in hand, according to a new policy brief that highlights a direct relationship between the design of affordable housing that promotes resident health and potential cost savings for developers, tenants, and public and private health providers. Leaders in the health and development community highlighted this positive ROI in a letter this week to new Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson, M.D.

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New construction starts in December slide

New construction starts in December slipped 5% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $613.0 billion, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. The latest month’s decline for total construction was due to sharply reduced activity for the nonbuilding construction sector, reflecting further erosion by public works as well as a steep plunge by the electric utility/gas plant category. At the same time, nonresidential building in December held steady with its November pace, and residential building was able to register moderate growth.

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ARCOM acquires InterSpec

Merger will provide leading specification content and advanced technology tools to architects, engineers, and the construction industry

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Gypsum Association revises five technical documents

Late in 2016, the Gypsum Association (GA) released five revised technical documents. GA-220-2016 Gypsum Board Winter Related Installation Recommendations; GA-223-2016 Gypsum Panel Products, Types, Uses, and Standards; GA-226-2016 Application of Gypsum Board to Form Curved Surface; GA-234-2016 Control Joints for Fire Resistance Rated Systems, and GA-338-2016 Guidelines for Prevention of Mold Growth on Gypsum Board have been updated to reflect current best practices. As a service to the design and construction community, these documents, and more than thirty additional technical documents, are available for free download through the GA Bookstore.

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Wellness works

Companies report increase in productivity measures through focus on employee health ATLANTA, Jan. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Undoubtedly encouraging for those who made New Years' Resolutions to get healthier and perform better at work, a survey of corporate...

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Dodge Momentum Index jumps in December

The Dodge Momentum Index increased 2.9% in December to 136.7 (2000=100) from its revised November reading of 132.8. The Momentum Index is a monthly measure of the first (or initial) report for nonresidential building projects in planning, which have been shown to lead...

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LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

ASLA Business Survey shows mixed signals from landscape architecture firms

ASLA Business Survey shows mixed signals from landscape architecture firms

The economic outlook remains mixed for landscape architecture firms, according to the latest American Society of Landscape Architects’ Business Quarterly survey. During the fourth quarter of 2016, firms reported a dip in billable hours and inquiries for new work, with hiring plans noticeably expanding from the previous quarter.

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Residents give Friendship Play Park a facelift

Residents give Friendship Play Park a facelift

Folks from the Bloomfield/Friendship part of the Pittsburgh region appreciate their green space. An older established area with some houses dating back to the turn of the century, residents feel a well-deserved sense of pride in the history of their neighborhood and...

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HISTORIC PRESERVATION

L’Antre du Minotaure in Mougins, France (Photo: Business Wire)

Picasso Estate sold to Scepter Chairman Rayo Withanage

Picasso Estate sold to Scepter Chairman Rayo Withanage

The sprawling estate and final home of Pablo Picasso in Mougins, France was sold for an undisclosed sum to Brunei financier Rayo Withanage. The Mayor of Mougins confirmed in an official press release the sale as reported by The Wall Street Journal.

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In the News…

J.E. Berkowitz launches “Fabricated in the USA” initiative

J.E. Berkowitz, LP (JEB), a premier architectural glass fabricator and a division of Consolidated Glass Holdings (CGH), January 17, 2017 announced the launch of its “Fabricated in the USA” initiative—a proactive effort to promote and ensure the use of American-made products in the production of the company’s architectural glass solutions.

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DURANAR SUNSTORM coating named among top products by BD&C magazine

Pearlescent-flaked coating selected by readers, editors in building envelope category. The coating, which features PPG’s proprietary 70-percent polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) formulation inflected with pearlescent flake, was among 34 products selected in the “building envelope” category.

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Covestro to share materials and management expertise at SSPC 2017

Steven Reinstadtler, market manager, Construction Coatings, Coatings, Adhesives & Specialties, Covestro LLC, will present the case study “A polyaspartic coating made a commercial bakery floor look really sweet,” at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 31. He will detail the process of replacing a sheet vinyl floor with visible loose seams and patching in the commercial bakery kitchen at the SpringHouse Country Market, a well-known institution in Washington, Pennsylvania.

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RPM acquires Prime Resins

RPM acquires manufacturer of specialty chemicals for the infrastructure industry   MEDINA, Ohio, Jan. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- RPM International Inc. (NYSE: RPM) today announced that it has acquired Prime Resins to be part of its USL Group.  Prime Resins is a...

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