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
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New Aluminum in Green Building Guidelines

New Aluminum in Green Building 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...

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

Frost School of Music, University of Miami (USA)

Established in 1926, the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music is one of the world’s top 20 music schools. In 2003, a major donation by Dr. Phillip and Patricia Frost allowed the university to pursue plans to build a new state-of-the-art facility for...

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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...

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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...

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BUILDING SCIENCE
COLOR AND DESIGN
URBAN PLANNING

Community development partners breaks ground on El Rancho II

Community Development Partners is pleased to announce the groundbreaking of El Rancho II in Mesa, AZ. The groundbreaking ceremony took place on October 17, 2016 at 659 E Main St., in Mesa, and included speakers ADOH Director Michael Trailor and City of Mesa Mayor John...

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INDUSTRY NEWS

ASLA launches first landscape architecture VR video

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has released its first virtual reality (VR) viewing experience to the public, featuring exclusive footage of Toronto’s Underpass Park, which won the ASLA 2016 Professional Award of Excellence. The ASLA VR video takes...

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HISTORIC PRESERVATION
In the News…

KAI assembles new interior design team

“What we have assembled is an impressive team of talented interior experts who have exhibited tremendous creativity and professionalism on a variety of interior design projects throughout their careers. From commercial, government and education projects to healthcare and housing, our Interior Design Team works side-by-side with clients to ensure that their design vision becomes a reality in their project,” said KAI President Michael B. Kennedy, Jr.  

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FKP to Join CannonDesign

Houston-based FKP is set to join CannonDesign. The firms signed a memorandum of understanding and are working through the steps to complete a merger. This planned merger represents a remarkable fusion of expertise — bringing together our leading design practice with one of the most respected healthcare, science and education design firms in the nation. Together as one firm, we will leverage our combined 19 office locations and nearly 1,000 employees to better serve our clients as they seek to innovate, transform and prepare for the future. 

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