PRISM OCTOBER 2016 EDITION

Education Facility Design, Sustainable Building and Glass

Bristol Community College’s John J. Sbrega Health and Science Building. Image: © Edward Caruso Photography. Courtesy of Sasaki

EDUCATION FACILITY DESIGN

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Sustainable Building
San Francisco International Airport’s new air traffic control tower meets high-performance design and LEED Gold criteria

San Francisco International Airport’s new air traffic control tower meets high-performance design and LEED Gold criteria

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) first-of-its-kind airport traffic control tower and integrated facility relies on Wausau Window and Wall Systems’ high-performance products to meet the multiple performance requirements. The new $80 million, 221-foot-tall, torch-shaped tower has improved safety, security and design standards, and has obtained LEED® Gold status. The seismic design for the tower allows for the structure to withstand a Richter magnitude 8 earthquake.

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Sustainable stone certification now recognized in both LEED v4 and LBC

Sustainable stone certification now recognized in both LEED v4 and LBC

The NSC established the sustainable stone certification standard in 2014 with two important goals in mind: to provide natural stone quarriers and fabricators with third-party verification of their sustainable practices and to give the building and design community confidence that certified stone is a sustainable material choice.

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New Aluminum in Green Buildings Guidelines

New Aluminum in Green Buildings Guidelines

The Aluminum Association released Aluminum in Green Buildings – A Guide to Environmental Declarations and is available online on the Aluminum Association’s website.  The Guide is part of a series of guidelines that the Aluminum Association is developing for the building and construction market sector.

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Glass
Frost School of Music, University of Miami (USA)

Frost School of Music, University of Miami (USA)

Today, a new LEED® Platinum twin-building complex at the Frost School of Music is bustling with nearly 800 students and 125 faculty members. The facility offers more than 40,000 square feet of acoustically engineered teaching spaces. Rooms are also comfortable and daylight-optimized, due to electronically tintable SageGlass dynamic glass installed throughout.

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Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

When Paul Asteris of FKP Architects first conceived the signature façade of the newly expanded Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, his vision was to have the glass and metal framing mimic the protective framework of an arbor. The use of Duranar Sunstorm coatings by PPG combined with his by-chance discovery of Azuria glass by Vitro Glass helped make that idea a reality.

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PROJECT PROFILE
ProHealth Care Cancer Treatment Facility

ProHealth Care Cancer Treatment Facility

As the design of a health care facility plays more and more into the patient’s choice of care, designers are looking for innovative ways to create healing environments. The UW Cancer Center at ProHealth Care in Wisconsin is warm and inviting, promoting comfort while easing stress. The team from Cannon Design, ranked the #5 firm in Health Care globally, selected Mosa’s world class porcelain for floors and feature walls in public and patient care areas to address their key objectives. We sat down with one of the designers to see what went into this world-class patient care design.

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BUILDING SCIENCE

LMN Architects debut plans for Seattle’s Asian Art Museum expansion and renovation

LMN Architects, a multidisciplinary design firm with a reputation for community-focused and impactful civic projects of all scales, announces the initial design for an expansion and renovation to the Asian Art Museum in Seattle. As Seattle Art Museum’s original home located in the Olmsted-designed Volunteer Park, the museum is set to receive its first substantial renovation and expansion since it was completed in 1933. The goal of this long-overdue renovation is to ensure this historic landmark remains an important cultural resource for future generations.

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COLOR AND DESIGN

Benjamin Moore reveals “Shadow” as its Colour of the Year 2017

Benjamin Moore, North America’s favourite paint, colour and coatings brand, announced its highly anticipated Colour of the Year 2017 – Shadow 2117-30, a rich, royal amethyst. The colour leader also unveiled Colour Trends 2017, a corresponding palette consisting of deep, saturated hues. The Colour of the Year was unveiled last week to leading interior designers, influencers and media at an exclusive event in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building of The New York Public Library.

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Pratt & Lambert Paints names “Leafy Bower” the 2017 Color of the Year

Pratt & Lambert® Paints, an industry leader in innovative and quality paint products, is proud to unveil Leafy Bower (23-18) as the brand’s Color of the Year for 2017. This rich, viridian green emerges as the leading color from the four-trend color story Captivate, identified by Pratt & Lambert’s color and design experts with influences spanning home décor, design, art, fashion and food.

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URBAN PLANNING

Jacobs joins 100 Resilient Cities Platform of Partners

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC) announced today it has joined 100 Resilient Cities, pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation (100RC), as a Platform Partner to give urban centers across the world access to tools to help them plan and implement citywide...

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INDUSTRY NEWS
HISTORIC PRESERVATION
In the News…

Jay Jadeja, LEED AP Joins BNBuilders’ San Diego Office

Jay Jadeja, LEED AP, Senior Project Manager at BNBuilders, states, “BNBuilders is a perfect sized company with a focus on complex life science projects.  I was intrigued by the ability to continue working on these types of projects with exciting clients in an environment that supports collaboration and innovation.”

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Atlas Roofing Announces Partnership with Veterans Community Project

Atlas Roofing will provide materials from its four business divisions – Roof & Wall Insulation, Shingles & Underlayments, Expanded Polystyrene and Web Technologies – to support the completion of the nonprofit’s first veteran housing village. The company will also bring in local contractors for the village buildout and ensure each home’s full compliance with Kansas City’s residential building code.

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