PRISM OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2017 EDITION

Interior Color, Green Building and Designing with Metal

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Feature articles:

Interior Design: Color Trends: What the experts are saying
The color trends driving design in 2018 by Sue Wadden, director of color marketing, Sherwin-Williams
The Evolution of Color Trends by Dee Schlotter – Sr. Color Marketing Manager, PPG Architectural Coatings, United States
2018 Colors

Green Building
For a Green Wall, You Need a System
by John Chamberlin, Director of Business Development, Sto Corp.
Roadmap for Designing Net Zero Labs by Jacob Tsimanis PE, LEED AP, CPMP & BCxP
Greenbuilding

Designing with Metal

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HIGHLIGHTED AWARDS
PROJECT PROFILES
BUILDING MATERIALS new!!!
BUILDING SCIENCE
COLOR AND DESIGN
URBAN PLANNING
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
HISTORIC RESTORATION AND PRESERVATION
INDUSTRY NEWS
In the news

Color trends: what the experts are saying
Sherwin-Williams 2018 Colormix® palette Unity
Sherwin-Williams 2018 Colormix® palette Unity
The color trends driving design in 2018

The color trends driving design in 2018

No design trend is more influential and ubiquitous than color. Color has the power to impact moods and communicate our values and personalities without saying a word. Needless to say, the colors you choose to cover the walls of your home or business have a significant effect on the people in the space. Not only do trending colors create a visually appealing space, but they can help give commercial spaces a competitive edge in attracting visitors and customers. Staying abreast of color trends and their influences helps to shape forward-thinking design.

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PPG Paints 2016 Color of the Year Paradise Found. Credit: PPG PAINTS™
The Evolution of Color Trends

The Evolution of Color Trends

It happens every year: a new trendy color begins popping up in store fronts, on social media and in home decor. As designers, it’s important to have an understanding of current and future color trends and their influences in order to create spaces that will meet the needs of your clients. Color trends are inspired by and derived from demographic, geographic and overall societal and cultural influences. As the world continues to evolve, so do color trends, as they are in fact an outcome of timing, events and moods.

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2018 Colors

Valspar® Reveals 2018 Colors of the Year

The color experts at Valspar have announced their 2018 Colors of the Year timed with the start of the new year. Symbolic of hope and promise, a new year gives us the possibility of change—and change is always in. Instead of a one-size-fits-all Color of the Year, Valspar offers 12 that can accommodate different lifestyles and preferences.

DULUX Paints by PPG announces colour trends for 2018

Interiors take on the look of dark glamour this year as consumers bravely select a colour palette of bold elegance, according to Dulux Paints colour experts. The leading brand named two Colours of the Year for 2018: Black Elegance (DLX1004-7), a statement-making black infused with an undertone of the deepest brown, and a beautiful metallic companion, Dulux Effects Finishes LIQUID METAL™ Golden Goose (015LM).

Pratt & Lambert® Paints announces Heron as the 2018 Color of the Year

Pratt & Lambert® Paints, an industry leader in innovative and premium quality paint products, last month proudly unveiled Heron (27-18) as the brand’s 2018 Color of the Year. This elegant midnight blue becomes the leading color from Beyond, Pratt & Lambert’s full 2018 color forecast, which draws inspiration from today’s cultural influences across fashion, technology, travel, art and home décor.

Benjamin Moore reveals “Caliente AF-290” as its Color of the Year 2018

The Benjamin Moore Color & Design team annually forecasts color trends following a year-long research journey to 30 cities across 12 countries, traveling nearly 100,000 miles. The team of seven Color & Design experts attended more than 20 industry shows capturing more than 42,200 photos that illustrate points of inspiration from the arts, design, architecture, pop culture, fashion, home furnishings, and more. Their collective findings demonstrated an emergence of red hues, embodying the change, strength, confidence and vitality that permeates cultural movements around the world.

SICO paint by PPG selects 2018 trending Colour of the Year: Cast Iron

“Black is often overlooked and underappreciated when choosing paint colours for the home, but its ability to refine, subdue and add strength to a space makes it a perfect choice,” said Misty Yeomans, colour marketing manager, Sico paint. “It brings solace and a peacefulness to any space, creating a haven in which to retreat from our always-connected, high-pressure society. Its versatility in pairing with other colours adds to its allure in home decorating.”

Dunn-Edwards announces “The Green Hour” Color of the Year for 2018

Dunn-Edwards has announced its 2018 Color of the Year – The Green Hour – a darker shade of grayed blue-green. “This stunning color has dual personalities of being moody, dramatic and intense, while still grounding and tranquil, acting as a neutral,” explained Sara McLean, color expert and stylist for Dunn-Edwards. “It is dreamlike, mysterious, rich and cozy.”

Sherwin-Williams Names ‘Oceanside’ as 2018 Color of the Year

“Green-blues in deep values, such as Oceanside, respond to changes in light, which is a quality that creates intense dimension,” says Sue Wadden, director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams. “It is a tremendously versatile color, and harmonizes with other diverse color groups.”

AkzoNobel announces Heart Wood as 2018 Color of the Year

Extensive research was conducted by the color team at AkzoNobel’s Global Aesthetic Center, together with a group of 11 international experts. It revealed a strong overarching trend of consumers wanting to transform their homes into spaces of retreat from the outside world.

Behr Paint reveals 2018 Color of the Year “In The Moment”

“In The Moment speaks to our society’s desire to disconnect and be present,” said Erika Woelfel, vice president of color and creative services at Behr. “Spruce blue, soft gray and lush green coalesce into a fresh shade that evokes a sense of sanctuary and relaxation amid our always-on lives. In The Moment crosses multiple design styles—global, coastal, modern—and pairs well with other subdued colors to create harmony for interiors or exteriors.”

GLIDDEN brand by PPG names 2018 color of the year: Deep Onyx

“Using a black paint color like Deep Onyx on your walls or in your decor may feel intimidating at first, but it’s actually one of the easiest colors to use to create the low-key, easygoing style that’s trending for 2018,” said Misty Yeomans, PPG color marketing manager, Glidden paints. “Black can be overlooked as a neutral color, but it works well on an accent wall or as an alternative to white paint on doors, trim and cabinets. The sense of ease and authenticity it brings to a home can’t be denied. Just like a little black dress, Deep Onyx is a classic, timeless staple.”

OLYMPIC paint by PPG unveils Black Magic as 2018 Color of the Year

“In past years, consumers have gravitated toward open, airy spaces that are thought to leave room for exposure,” said Dee Schlotter, PPG senior color marketing manager, Olympic paint. “However, in the current day, consumers often feel uneasy, restless or like their privacy is being invaded, so they crave deep, comforting colors that offer a welcomed escape from the chaos of daily life. Olympic paint’s Black Magic perfectly satisfies consumers’ desire for privacy.”

PPG PAINTS brand unveils 2018 Color of the Year: Black Flame

“Black Flame acts like a black curtain, allowing your other décor elements to take center stage,” said Dee Schlotter, PPG senior color marketing manager. “It’s a fantastic blend of black and indigo, two classic hues. Black creates the silence we crave in an information-heavy world, while the indigo offers possibility and a deep hopefulness. The blend of two colors makes it incredibly versatile – use it on a statement wall, with a matte finish on a ceiling, with high gloss on a naturally-lit staircase, on cabinets, interior and exterior doors, and in many more places. The versatile hue can also provide strength and a modern luxe vibe to spaces with a lot of whites, blush pinks and soft pastels.”

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Feature articles
The design of Our Lady of The Lake School in Oregon, called for a fluid-applied air and moisture barrier system that would accommodate multiple cladding types. This combination was intended to protect the structure from air leakage and water intrusion while reducing energy costs by creating a tighter, more energy-efficient building. Photo courtesy of Sto Corp.
Credit: Shutterstock, Artist Siyanight
green building
Vertical Garden, Living Wall at Phipps Conservatory. Credit: Phipps Conservatory
LiveWall Helps Phipps Conservatory to Display Ten Vertical Food Gardens

LiveWall Helps Phipps Conservatory to Display Ten Vertical Food Gardens

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens has created a display of LiveWall® green walls to showcase vertical gardening as an option for growing local produce in urban areas. Founded in 1893, Phipps has been Pittsburgh’s green oasis for more than 120 years. The conservatory is a green leader among public gardens — widely recognized for its leadership and commitment to sustainability including environmental conservation, renewable energy, green building design, and healthy living. LiveWall, LLC is the leading designer of practical and sustainable living wall system solutions for vertical gardening.

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New Geneva Operational Center for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) or Doctors Without Borders. Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects
Steven Holl Architects wins Médecins Sans Frontières International Design Competition

Steven Holl Architects wins Médecins Sans Frontières International Design Competition

Steven Holl Architects in collaboration with Rüssli Architekten has won the international design competition for the new Geneva Operational Center for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) or Doctors Without Borders. The Geneva Operational Center will provide work and social spaces for more than 250 MSF staff. Steven Holl Architects’ winning design utilizes colored photovoltaic glass that express the program’s flexibility while also providing shading and a large portion of the building’s energy. 

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The Bloomberg Center. Credit: Matthew Carbone for Morphosis
Arup celebrates opening of The Bloomberg Center at Cornell Tech

Arup celebrates opening of The Bloomberg Center at Cornell Tech

The building, designed by Arup and Morphosis architects, under the direction of Pritzker Prize-winner Thom Mayne and Principal Ung-Joo Scott Lee, is a departure from traditional academic facilities, with a variety of spaces designed to support different learning modes, including flexible spaces to encourage collaboration as well as private work spaces, adapting open-plan offices from the tech world to the academic arena.

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UBC’s Brock Commons student residence—the world’s tallest contemporary wooden building at 18 storeys (54 metres/approx 177 feet)—showcases the advantages of building with wood. Courtesy of naturallywood.com
New wood technology, materials and science enhance safety and structural performance

New wood technology, materials and science enhance safety and structural performance

At a time when engineers, designers and builders must find solutions for a resource constrained environment, new wood technology, materials and science are accelerating efforts to enhance safety and structural performance. International Building Code requires all building systems, regardless of materials used, to perform to the same level of health and safety standards.

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Havenhurst features a vibrant, living green wall. Credit: Scott Evertz
1345 Havenhurst, West Hollywood

1345 Havenhurst, West Hollywood

Nestled in a quiet, residential setting one block from the Sunset Strip, 1345 Havenhurst features a boutique collection of 16 contemporary Green townhomes, each unique in layout and perspective, set amidst a stunning backdrop of the Hollywood Hills. Certified as a Green Building by the city of West Hollywood and featuring resource-efficient design that complements the surrounding Hollywood Hills setting with a vibrant, living green wall, this property boasts truly thoughtful living in the heart of LA’s hustle and bustle.

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Clad in traditional stone and bronze, the building is sympathetic to its context. The site features three public plazas and a pedestrian dining arcade. Credit: ‘Bloomberg’
How Do Green Buildings Impact Your Thinking, Health and Sleep?

How Do Green Buildings Impact Your Thinking, Health and Sleep?

How do green buildings impact your thinking, sleep quality and health? You can soon find out for yourself. Researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and SUNY Upstate Medical University are recruiting 100 office buildings from around the world to be part of a new, first-of-its-kind study to examine the effects of global indoor environments on employee productivity and health.

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Photo credit: Bruce Damonte Photography
designing with metal
Minneapolis’ Renovated Baker Center. Photo credit: Paul Crosby
Photo: MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY
HYPARBOLE: CANDELA SANS CONCRETE

HYPARBOLE: CANDELA SANS CONCRETE

When THEVERYMANY debut a new project in its final form, you can be sure that it has assumed many more guises over the course of its development. HYPARBOLE is no exception: it is the elegant outcome of focused research, countless models, and sometimes multiple prototypes. Our winning 2013 competition entry for this contemporary public art project at the Rhode Island College Fine Arts Center updates 20th-century structural experimentation within the contemporary paradigm of computational production. Here, we take Candela’s 4-12 centimeters of concrete to just 3 millimeters of aluminum.

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Linetec introduces Brushed Stainless anodize finish

Linetec introduces Brushed Stainless anodize finish

Linetec’s Brushed Stainless anodize finish emulates the clean, bright surface that architects and specifiers find desirable in stainless steel. Brushed Stainless anodize creates a similar look on aluminum offering a more cost effective, lightweight option.

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PPG introduces PPG DURASTAR ultra-durable industrial spray coating

PPG introduces PPG DURASTAR ultra-durable industrial spray coating

PPG has introduced PPG DURASTAR® ultra-durable industrial spray coating, a one-coat application for aluminum extrusions that meets the exterior durability requirements of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s AAMA 2604 specification (five-year South Florida exposure).

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HIGHLIGHTED AWARDS
SBID International Design Awards 2017 Overall Winner – WOW Architects Warner Wong Design. Credit: Aaron Pocock Photography
SBID International Design Awards 2017 winners revealed

SBID International Design Awards 2017 winners revealed

The highly anticipated winners of the SBID International Design Awards 2017 were revealed October 27, 2017, at a dazzling ceremony at the home of the awards, the prestigious Dorchester hotel in London’s Mayfair. The competition this year was as impressive as ever, with some of the world’s best known hotel chains, retail, technology and automotive brands in the shortlist of finalists. The winners equally represent 4 continents worldwide with winning projects from the UAE, USA, Hong Kong, Egypt and more.

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At the center of Pathways Innovation Center is its “Fabrication Hall,” a 5,000-square-foot, two-story common space surrounded by labs equipped with cutting-edge technology. Pathways Innovation Center, Casper, Wyoming. Photos by Astula Inc.
New Learning Center Design Receives Project of Distinction Award

New Learning Center Design Receives Project of Distinction Award

Roosevelt High School’s curriculum is based on a “healthy mind, healthy body” model, which combines exercise with focused classroom instruction to improve student achievement. The school has a full-size gymnasium and large exercise facility. Building relationships between staff and students is also an integral piece of Roosevelt’s program, and students and teachers gather at the start of each day for breakfast and small group discussions in Roosevelt’s new amphitheater-style student commons.

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“The leadership of Grace and their Student Ministry team had a strong vision, and it was our privilege to bring that vision to life,” said Stacy Cox, President of Studio Four Design.
Studio Four Design Team Wins Solomon Award for Church Design

Studio Four Design Team Wins Solomon Award for Church Design

Studio Four Design, a top architecture and design firm based in Knoxville, Tennessee, that specializes in worship facilities, was awarded a 2017 Solomon Award for design by the Worship Facilities Network for their work on the Grace Baptist Church student ministry building in Knoxville.

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Architecture Design Collaborative Wins MAME Award for Design of Anton Arcade Affordable Housing Community in Sacramento

KTGY-Designed AVA NoMa wins Best Washington/Baltimore High-Rise Apartment Community Award from Delta Associates

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PROJECT PROFILES

E. Craig Wall Jr. Academic Center (Wall Center) at Davidson College, N.C. Photo credit: © Anton Grassl Architectural Photography
Shepley Bulfinch Completes Interdisciplinary Science Center at Davidson College

Shepley Bulfinch Completes Interdisciplinary Science Center at Davidson College

Shepley Bulfinch announced the completion of the E. Craig Wall Jr. Academic Center (Wall Center) at Davidson College, a private liberal arts college with nearly 2,000 students in Davidson, North Carolina. The new Wall Center, and renovation of the adjoining Martin Chemistry Laboratory building, together comprise nearly 164,500 SF for collaborative teaching and research labs, faculty offices, and collaboration spaces, while providing campus amenities for the entire Davidson community.

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Sammamish High School, Bellevue, Wash. Photo: Lara Swimmer

Washington’s Sammamish High School features Rockfon ceiling systems

Washington’s Sammamish High School features Rockfon ceiling systems

Sammamish High School’s new campus replaces an existing one-story facility with a three-story, state-of-the-art educational facility spanning 320,000 square feet and serving nearly 1,000 students in grades 9-12. Designed by Integrus Architecture, Sammamish is the last of Washington state’s Bellevue School District’s high schools to be modernized. According to Jack McLeod, director of facilities and operations for the school district, “Sammamish will be the crown jewel.”

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The Austin is a design-forward, mid-rise condominium located in the Lower Polk neighborhood of San Francisco. Credit: Pacific Eagle Holdings
The Austin: Designed for Living in the Ethereal-Material World in San Francisco

The Austin: Designed for Living in the Ethereal-Material World in San Francisco

The Austin is designed by Edmonds + Lee Architects, a full-service design, development, and architecture firm based in San Francisco’s Mission District. The building embodies principals Robert Edmond’s and Vivian Lee’s commitment to producing work that explores relationships of light, space, plane, material, and the endless possibilities of form.

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19th & Mercer, Seattle. Photo: Lara Swimmer
Leo Baeck Temple in Los Angeles. Credit: Barry Schwartz Photography and EXTECH, Inc.
Rooster Apartments in Seattle. Photo: Lara Swimmer
The Rooster Apartments, Seattle

The Rooster Apartments, Seattle

The Rooster serves as a positive exemplar for mid-density urban housing. Sited mid-block, the Rooster is organized into two parallel 5-story buildings, enclosing a linear courtyard on a shared below-grade parking structure.

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University of Oklahoma in Norman. Courtesy of KWK Architects
Wood is an environmentally-friendly building material. The material absorbs more carbon dioxide as the tree grows, than the quantities emitted in the manufacture of this construction material. Credit: Voll Arkitekter AS and EVE Images
Mjøsa Tower in Brumunddal to take title of world’s tallest wooden building

Mjøsa Tower in Brumunddal to take title of world’s tallest wooden building

When completed in March 2019, Mjøsa Tower in the Norwegian town of Brumunddal will be the world’s tallest wooden building. The construction, which started in early April this year, is an example of how wood can be substituted for concrete. The 18 story-building will stand over 80 meters tall, housing offices, a hotel and apartments.

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Solar Spectrum office, Kansas City, Mo. Credit: Chad Jackson Photography, courtesy of Rockfon
Rockfon’s ceiling systems enhance acoustics and aesthetics for Solar Spectrum’s office design

Rockfon’s ceiling systems enhance acoustics and aesthetics for Solar Spectrum’s office design

Hoefer Wysocki Architecture designed Solar Spectrum’s new offices. James Evrard, associate at Hoefer Wysocki and project architect, says, “In the early ’90s, the previous tenant built out the space very simply with tight enclosed offices along the exterior wall and gypsum ceilings. Opening up the space was a lot of fun. Returning to the concrete waffle slabs first imagined by SOM is the stuff of architectural dreams.”

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new BUILDING MATERIALS

Tubelite unveils new 400T Series Thermal Curtainwall

Tubelite Inc. introduces 400T Series Thermal Curtainwall, a thermally broken curtainwall product designed to meet or exceed today’s stringent energy codes. Recommended for use on medium- and low-rise applications, the system is well suited for retail, office, health care and school buildings.

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Glen-Gery adds three unique textures

Glen-Gery has added three new unique textures to its product offering from the Hanley Plant in Summerville, Pennsylvania. The addition of Craftsman, Stone Rolled and Warble surfaces add textural variety to an already extensive line of architecturally focused products.

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Vitro Architectural Glass publishes Glass Design Guidelines pocket guide

Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) announced that it has published “Glass Design Guidelines,” a pocket-size resource that architects can review with colleagues, engineers, glazing contractors, glass fabricators and other building professionals when drafting or reviewing glass specifications for building projects.

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Parasoleil Launches New Project Design Tool

arasoleil, a Colorado-based award-winning designer and manufacturer of architectural metal panels, has launched a new design tool for architects, designers, and retail customers. Project Creator launched alongside an upgraded website on Monday, offering users an unparalleled ability to customize and design their own panel projects.

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BUILDING SCIENCE

Milaidhoo Maldives dining Batheli by the Reef. Credit: Milaidhoo Island Resort

Maldives’ Milaidhoo Island Resort showcases heritage of the region

Maldives’ Milaidhoo Island Resort showcases heritage of the region

The design of Maldives’ new Milaidhoo Island Resort showcases the traditional history and heritage of the region with custom-made, locally produced elements throughout. Natural building materials and decorations (wood, stone, coconut thatching) were used in construction to ensure that the style remains in touch with nature.

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Roof of the Museum of Westward Expansion located beneath the iconic Gateway Arch on the St. Louis Riverfront. Courtesy of Western Specialty Contractors

Western Specialty Contractors Completes Restoration/Waterproofing of Museum Roof Beneath St. Louis Historic Gateway Arch

Western Specialty Contractors Completes Restoration/Waterproofing of Museum Roof Beneath St. Louis Historic Gateway Arch

Western Specialty Contractors – St. Louis Branch recently completed a project to restore and waterproof the roof of the Museum of Westward Expansion located beneath the iconic Gateway Arch on the St. Louis Riverfront. The work is part of a multi-phase project, spearheaded by non-profit organization CityArchRiver Foundation, to expand and renovate the underground museum, plus renovate the grounds surrounding the Arch.

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The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare. Photo Credit: James Steinkamp Photography

Olayan America and Chelsfield unveil plans for $300 million renovation of 550 Madison Avenue and announce selection of Snøhetta as lead architect. Credit: DBOX

Plans for $300 million renovation of 550 Madison Avenue unveiled

Plans for $300 million renovation of 550 Madison Avenue unveiled

As part of the renovation, 550 Madison’s proposed public space will be nearly doubled in size and converted to an outdoor garden, providing a verdant landscape with water features and trees as a respite from the dense urban fabric of Manhattan. The existing mid-block passageway at the rear of the tower connecting 55th and 56th Street will be transformed into a serene public space.

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Churchill Hall, Durham, N.C. Courtesy of View Dynamic Glass

Churchill Hall at Imperial Center to Include View Dynamic Glass System

Churchill Hall at Imperial Center to Include View Dynamic Glass System

“At Little, one of our primary initiatives is designing high performance buildings,” said Tim Brixey, AIA, LEED AP, Little Diversified Architectural Consulting. “View Dynamic Glass allows us to deliver on that goal by reducing cooling loads, eliminating the additional cost of blinds, and reducing artificial lighting. View Dynamic Glass has been instrumental in helping the building achieve Silver LEED Certification and will provide substantial long term benefits to the owner, tenants and environment for the life of the building.”

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University of Kansas’ Capitol Federal Hall Business School, Kansas City, Miss. Photo by Garrett Rowland

“With The Inverted Bowl by ROSSETTI, we transform live entertainment by providing unsurpassed views and experiences to every fan in attendance in every seat of the arena.” – Matt Rossetti, president of ROSSETTI and creator of The Inverted Bowl.

ROSSETTI designs revolutionary new arena: The Inverted Bowl

ROSSETTI designs revolutionary new arena: The Inverted Bowl

“Traditionally, upper bowl seats provide a subpar experience because they are so far removed from the action,” said Matt Rossetti, president of ROSSETTI and creator of The Inverted Bowl. “With The Inverted Bowl by ROSSETTI, we transform live entertainment by providing unsurpassed views and experiences to every fan in attendance in every seat of the arena.”

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Lewis Arts Complex at Princeton University. Credit: © Paul Warchol

The new Lewis Arts complex designed by Steven Holl Architects in partnership with BNIM Architects

The new Lewis Arts complex designed by Steven Holl Architects in partnership with BNIM Architects

The new Lewis Arts complex, designed by Steven Holl Architects in partnership with BNIM Architects, opened October 5, 2017, with a four-day Arts Festival. The complex takes the arts at Princeton to even greater heights by significantly expanding the performance, rehearsal, and teaching spaces in new, state-of-the-art facilities. The complex creates a new campus gateway, shaping campus space while maximizing porosity and movement.

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Garmin Ltd. headquarters in Olathe, Kansas. Photo: Courtesy of McCownGordon | Gould Evans

Garmin Project Features Kalwall® Panels

Garmin Project Features Kalwall® Panels

“The ability to add natural diffuse daylighting in the workplace is a recognized factor in increased productivity,” says Tom Hon, the Regional Manager for Kalwall who worked on the project. “Kalwall panels address that, as well as being energy efficient. Another key factor is the look of the VertiKal. The design aspect was important.”

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Shepley Bulfinch worked closely with NSCC to ensure the new facility effectively supports the college’s urban education and workforce development program. Campus expansion for North Shore Community College in Lynn, Mass. Photo credit: © Anton Grassl ESTO

Shepley Bulfinch Transforms North Shore Community College with Design of 39,000 SF Addition

Shepley Bulfinch Transforms North Shore Community College with Design of 39,000 SF Addition

Shepley Bulfinch worked closely with NSCC to ensure the new facility effectively supports the college’s urban education and workforce development program. Sited on a bustling corner within walking distance to downtown and across from the Lynn commuter rail station, the bold design integrates the campus with the surrounding community. The angled roofline provides visual interest, and the southwest corner of the building, clad in perforated metal, acts as a welcoming beacon to draw in the community.

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West Bank Landing in Great Falls, Mont. Credit: Great Falls Montana Development Authority

Officials Break Ground on New $5.5M Retail/Office Building at West Bank Landing in Great Falls, Mont.

Officials Break Ground on New $5.5M Retail/Office Building at West Bank Landing in Great Falls, Mont.

Developers broke ground on a new 33,468 square-foot, $5.5 million mixed-use retail/office building at West Bank Landing in Great Falls, Montana. Slated for completion in July 2018, the new building is part of a $65 million multi-phased effort led by West Bank, LLC, and supported by Great Falls Montana Development Authority, to revitalize a 12.5-acre brownfield site along the Missouri River.

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Greater Columbus Convention Center Expansion and Renovation. Interior view. Image © Christopher Barrett.

LMN Architects expands and renovates the Greater Columbus Convention Center

LMN Architects expands and renovates the Greater Columbus Convention Center

The Greater Columbus Convention Center Expansion and Renovation breathes new life into this emblematic civic complex. The $140 million, multi-building project adds 137,000-square-feet of new space and renovates 800,000-square-feet of the existing structure. Schooley Caldwell Associates served as associate architect for the project, with Corna Kokosing Construction Company and Elford, Inc. as Construction Manager.

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Mission Court Senior Apartments in Warm Springs area of Fremont. Credit: KTGY Architecture + Planning

Eden Housing to Break Ground on KTGY-designed Affordable Senior Housing Community in Fremont

Eden Housing to Break Ground on KTGY-designed Affordable Senior Housing Community in Fremont

According to Jessica Musick, associate principal in KTGY’s Oakland office, the design articulates a modern architectural style which serves to update the predominantly older office park neighborhood. “The contemporary design continues a California legacy of simple, clean lines combined with energy efficiencies to create affordable housing that is sustainable and comparable to market-rate housing,” said Musick. 

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Hope on Alvarado will provide transitional housing and services in Westlake neighborhood. Rendering by KTGY Architecture + Planning

Folium Capital, Boston. Photo credit: Richard Gayle Photography

James R. Bard Center for HVAC Innovation & Design has broken ground with completion planned for Summer 2018.

Bard Manufacturing Company builds HVAC Innovation and Design Center

Bard Manufacturing Company builds HVAC Innovation and Design Center

The Bard Manufacturing Company has broken ground for the James R. Bard Center for HVAC Innovation & Design at their Bryan, Ohio, headquarters. This multi-million-dollar project will add 15,000 square feet to the current facility and will consist of collaborative work spaces and a new psychrometric test lab.

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COLOR AND DESIGN

Key Center Lobby Reposition, Bellevue, Wash. Photo: Spencer Lowell

Key Center Lobby Reposition

Key Center Lobby Reposition

Following the purchase of the 23-story Key Center, Bellevue, Wash., the new building owners quickly determined the need to update the common areas of the building which had grown tired since the building’s completion in 2000. The design solution was to treat the lobby as a series of seven rooms, or stage sets—merging notions of work and hospitality—that were connected through color and seating arrangements.

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Oncorus new headquarters in Cambridge, Mass. Photo credit Richard Gayle Photography

TRIA Completes Design of Oncorus Headquarters

TRIA Completes Design of Oncorus Headquarters

TRIA, a partner-led architecture firm with a focus on science and technology organizations bringing new discoveries to the market, announced today the completion of a new 12,300 SF headquarters for Oncorus®, Inc., a biotechnology company developing a portfolio of next-generation immunotherapy products to treat several types of cancer.

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Rustic Barnwood in Tavern

Housing Vermont, Burlington, Vt. Courtesy of Christine Burdick Design

Housing Vermont

Housing Vermont

Without the basic understanding of your client, even the most well thought out design can fall short of your goals. For Christine Burdick, owner and principal designer with Christine Burdick Design in Burlington, VT, this was never truer than when she was working with Housing Vermont, a nonprofit that creates permanently affordable rental housing and through investments in community development.

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URBAN PLANNING

Monroe Blocks. Detroit. Image: © Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

Bedrock unveils plans for $2.1 billion Detroit development projects

Bedrock unveils plans for $2.1 billion Detroit development projects

Bedrock September 20, 2017, unveiled a package of four transformational developments totaling $2.1 billion in new investment that will reshape Detroit’s skyline and create both construction and permanent jobs totaling up to 24,000. The package of transformational projects, which includes the Hudson’s Site, Monroe Blocks, Book Tower and One Campus Martius expansion project, will now go before the Detroit Brownfield Redevelopment Authority as the first step towards the approval of new state financing under the MIthrive program enacted into law earlier this year.

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Perch, new pedestrian-oriented development in Dublin, Calif. Credit: KTGY Architecture + Planning

KTGY-Designed Perch, a new transit-oriented urban village in Dublin, Calif.

KTGY-Designed Perch, a new transit-oriented urban village in Dublin, Calif.

Perch is one of the first modern-style housing developments in the city of Dublin, according to Williams. “The exterior is detailed in a sleek contemporary fashion with bold accents of glass, color and metal,” noted Williams. “We also worked closely with architectural color consultant Michelle Bridges to bring something fresh to the marketplace.”

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The River District, Chicago. Credit: Solomon Cordwell Buenz

The River District in Chicago to convert industrial land into dynamic neighborhood

The River District in Chicago to convert industrial land into dynamic neighborhood

Designed by Chicago architecture firm Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB) and located along the North Branch of the Chicago River, the phased redevelopment of 777 and 700 W. Chicago Avenue will be reimagined as The River District, a landmark urban tech-centric neighborhood that will reflect how people want to live and work. The new neighborhood extends Chicago’s downtown district and establishes a natural connection between The Loop, River North, Fulton Market, and River West.

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AECOM Releases LA River Gateway: A Revitalization Proposal

AECOM Releases LA River Gateway: A Revitalization Proposal

“The revitalization of the LA River is one of the most transformational opportunities for Los Angeles in generations and we are deeply committed to designing and building our hometown’s infrastructure to better serve our communities,” said Kelli Bernard, chief executive of AECOM’s LA Metro region. “To create the LA River Gateway framework, our team of urban designers, planners, economists, civil engineers, and water and transportation infrastructure experts collaborated over the last year, analyzing and developing an integrated approach for the revitalization of the LA River in order to enhance the quality of life for communities along its banks while increasing economic opportunities.”

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Mortenson, Destination Medical Center (DMC), State of Minnesota, and local leaders today broke ground on the first of several planned new facilities within the 16-city-block Discovery Square sub-district, a keystone of Rochester’s $5.6 billion DMC initiative. (PRNewsfoto/Mortenson)

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

Photography courtesy of Goldray Glass

Go Green Platinum HeatMaxx 65

Lifescapes International has been selected to design the landscape environment for the $245 million development of the Westin Anaheim Reso

HISTORIC RESTORATION AND PRESERVATION

San Antonio’s Cellars at Pearl. Courtesy of Cellars at Pearl

San Antonio’s Cellars at Pearl features Wausau Window and Wall Systems

San Antonio’s Cellars at Pearl features Wausau Window and Wall Systems

Cellars at Pearl’s East and West Towers’ 122 apartments range from 650-square-foot floor plans with one bedroom and one bath to 2450-square-foot, three-bedroom, three-bath junior penthouses. The towers’ feeling and function is credited to the collaboration of Three: Living Architecture and Don B. McDonald, AIA. Described as a South Texas/Spanish “refined ranch” aesthetic, the towers incorporate native stone, mission tile, reclaimed brick, salvaged hardwood floors, high ceilings, expansive windows, and private terraces and balconies.

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Glass-walled mezzanine in top right. 5001 E. Washington Street in Phoenix. Photo by CAPSPHOTO International

Cuningham Group Architecture moves into restored Mid-Century Modern landmark

Cuningham Group Architecture moves into restored Mid-Century Modern landmark

Cuningham Group Architecture, Inc. (Cuningham Group®) has leased and restored the historic Farmers & Stockmens Bank building and made the Mid-Century Modern landmark its new Phoenix office. The approximately 6,000-square-foot building, at 5001 E. Washington Street, was designed by the internationally famous architectural team of Pereira & Luckman in 1951.

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Courtesy of the National Trust for Historic Preservation

History Wins: Partners in Preservation Awards $2 Million in Grants for Main Street Projects

History Wins: Partners in Preservation Awards $2 Million in Grants for Main Street Projects

American Express (NYSE:AXP), The National Trust for Historic Preservation and Main Street America announced November 2, the winners of the Partners in Preservation: Main Streets. The 11 winning historic sites, determined by popular vote, will receive a total of $1.5 million in grants to fund their respective preservation projects. An additional $500,000 in grants was provided to the nonprofit partners of the 25 main street communities that participated in the program at the outset of the campaign to help raise awareness about their preservation needs.

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Alban Towers, Washington, D.C. Photo: Copyright Matt Simpkins Photography

INDUSTRY NEWS

Construction starts fall in October

New construction starts in October dropped 9% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $742.9 billion, pulling back after a 14% jump in September, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. 

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IWBI™ and Bre Collaborate on Multiple Levels to Advance Human Health Through Better Buildings

“Our relationship with BRE is in evidence across several categories,” said IWBI Chairman and CEO Rick Fedrizzi. “We’re proud of the pioneering work we’ve done by developing a crosswalk between the WELL Building Standard™ (WELL™) and BREEAM, simplifying for the market opportunities to use these two leading building standards in tandem to achieve both sustainability and human health goals.

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How One Man’s Vision is Revolutionizing the Architecture Industry

Albert Einstein once said “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.” While architecture has seen many changes over time, through various periods in history, it takes a visionary to lead the industry to the next level. Matthew Rosenberg is a designer and entrepreneur who set out to revolutionize the industry of architecture and change history.

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IWBI and ASID Team Up to Promote Health and Wellness in the Design Community

The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and the International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI)™announced at Greenbuild International Conference and Expo that they are teaming up to enhance WELL Accredited Professional (WELL AP™) education for the design community. Beginning in February 2018, ASID members who have or receive IWBI’s WELL Faculty™ designation will lead WELL AP exam preparation courses throughout the United States. ASID members will receive discounted pricing as a way to increase the opportunity for those in the design community to obtain the WELL AP credential.

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New ASLA Members Sworn in at 2017 Annual Meeting

American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) President Gregory A. Miller, FASLA, and other new Executive Committee members were sworn into office on the final day of the ASLA 2017 Annual Meeting and EXPO in Los Angeles.

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Dodge Momentum Index recovers in October

The Dodge Momentum Index rose in October, climbing 13.2% to 130.9 (2000=100) from the revised September reading of 115.6. The move higher in October nearly reversed the erosion of the past four months (including September’s 7.9% decline), with October posting healthy gains in both sectors.

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BREEAM USA and Fitwel identify credits that will be recognized by both organizations

The Center for Active Design (CfAD) and BRE America announced a crosswalk between the Fitwel Certification System and the BREEAM USA In-Use standard, developing a straightforward and cost-efficient process for projects pursuing both certifications. Under the agreement, the organizations have mutually identified specific documented credits that will be recognized by both organizations, saving project teams the time and costs associated with developing certification documentation twice.

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StormCon Announces 2018 Call for Papers

StormCon is the largest event dedicated exclusively to stormwater and surface-water professionals in North America. From August 12–16, 2018, the stormwater industry’s leading voices will gather at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center to exchange ideas and solutions for eliminating stormwater pollution. StormCon is seeking abstracts in six program tracks.

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Fitwel Establishes Leadership Advisory Board and Councils

The Center for Active Design (CfAD), an international not-for-profit organization and operator of the Fitwel Certification System, today announced the creation of the inaugural Fitwel Leadership Advisory Board (LAB) and Fitwel Advisory Councils. The Fitwel LAB and Councils brings together pioneering companies across the finance, healthcare, real estate, design, and sustainability sectors to advise CfAD on maintaining Fitwel’s vision and strength of product by providing strategic direction for its continued impact and growth.

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Greenbuild International Conference to be held in Europe in 2018

Yesterday, U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), creators of the LEED green building rating system, and Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), announced that Greenbuild, the world renowned green building conference will be held in Europe in April 2018. The event will be held at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Berlin from 17-18 April and the call for proposals is now open.

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The New Paradigm for EcoDistrict On-Site Water Management

Discover how green infrastructure can help achieve city regulations consistent with LEED credits of Water Efficiency, Sustainable Sites with Surface Water management, and Innovation with Black Water re-use; and learn about what operations and maintenance practices are required to install and maintain green infrastructure long term.

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2018-2019 AAMA event dates, locations announced

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) will be traveling to Orlando, Florida, for the AAMA 81st Annual Conference, to be held Feb. 19-22, 2018, at the Loews Portofino Bay at Universal Studios.

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USGBC Announces 2017 Leadership Award Recipients

Yesterday, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the recipients of its 2017 Leadership Awards, an annual recognition of the outstanding individuals and organizations at the forefront of the green building movement. The recipients will be honored at the USGBC Leadership Awards Luncheon at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 in Boston, Mass.

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KWK Architects Principal Paul Wuennenberg to Share Expertise on Designing Residential Colleges

KWK Architects principal Paul Wuennenberg, AIA, LEED AP, along with Diane Brittingham, Director of Residential Life and Associate Director at the University of Oklahoma (OU), have been invited to speak about the university’s recently completed residential colleges during the 2018 Southwest Association of College and University Housing Officers (SWACUHO) Conference, Feb. 18-20 in San Marcos, Texas.

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ASLA Unveils New Virtual Reality Video of Klyde Warren Park in Dallas

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has released a new, exciting VR video of Klyde Warren Park in Dallas, a project that bridges a highway and reunites a part of Dallas. The video is intended to entice viewers into taking a vivid journey through this park built over a highway. It is narrated by landscape architect James Burnett, FASLA, president of OJB Landscape Architecture, which designed the park.

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Dan Lavrich dispels myths pertaining to wind and water damage at AAMA Fall Conference

The timely topic of wind and water-related codes was addressed at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) 2017 National Fall Conference. Dan Lavrich, P.E., and owner of Lavrich & Associates Consulting Engineers in Florida, presented “Wind, Water, Codes, Coverage: Myths & Realities.” Lavrich is active in building code development in Florida and currently is performing inspections in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, which hit Florida last month just after Hurricane Harvey hit Houston.

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USGBC releases LEED in Motion: Transportation Report

Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released its LEED in Motion: Transportation report, which focuses on industry growth in the green building sector for transportation facilities like airport terminal buildings, train stations, bus centers, seaports, light rail stations, control towers and more. The report also highlights some of the most impressive LEED-certified transportation facilities throughout the world.

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Buildings of the Future: it’s time to rethink the bottom line

In a recent white paper released by Aurecon, titled ‘Buildings of the Future: bottom-line benefits’, a new narrative around the ROI of intelligent buildings is explored to demonstrate the crippling effect that a short-term focus on start-up and construction costs often has on design innovation.

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ASLA Statement on Clean Power Plan Repeal

In response to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s recent announcement to repeal the Clean Power Plan, Nancy Somerville, Hon. ASLA, executive vice president and CEO of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), released a statement.

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ASLA 2017 Annual Meeting and EXPO Set for October 20-23 in Los Angeles

The ASLA 2017 Annual Meeting and EXPO is the largest landscape architecture trade show in the world. It will bring together more than 5,500 attendees and more than 375 exhibitors. The 2017 theme, “Common Ground,” reflects how landscape architects design common areas—including streets, parks, markets and gardens—where people meet and interact, creating and celebrating community.

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WoodWorks extends deadline for 2018 U.S. Wood Design Awards

WoodWorks has extended the deadline for its 2018 U.S. Wood Design Awards. The awards recognize excellence in wood design, engineering, and construction, as well as innovative projects that showcase attributes of wood such as strength, beauty, versatility, cost effectiveness, and sustainability. The extended deadline for nominations is October 13, 2017.

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In the news…

Linetec names Phil Bauer as Southern territory sales manager

Linetec has hired Phil Bauer as its sales manager serving customers in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. Located in Wisconsin, Linetec provides paint and anodize finishing for such products as aluminum windows, wall systems, doors, hardware and other architectural aluminum building components, as well as stretch forming, thermal improvement and restoration services. The company continues to expand its operations and staff to serve customers across the country.

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Siegel & Strain Architects’ New Space Fosters Collaboration

Siegel & Strain Architects’ search for new office space was labeled “Under One Roof” because the firm had accommodated its growth in two office spaces for some time. The new light-filled studio, at 6201 Doyle Street in Emeryville, is just two blocks from their previous home and comfortably accommodates the whole team in one place. Being together is an essential ingredient in the team’s collaborative process and office culture.

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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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Oculus Inc. acquires Staicoff Design Company

Oculus Inc., a full-service architecture and interior design firm headquartered in St. Louis, announced the acquisition of Staicoff Design Company, an award-winning hospitality interiors design firm that serves clients nationally from its base in Portland, Ore. Staicoff Design will operate as a division of Oculus Inc. and the brand will anchor the Oculus hospitality business group. James Staicoff, principal and founder of Staicoff Design, will serve as Director of Hospitality for Oculus Inc.

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Vitro Glass’ Fresno plant marks 50 years of glass-manufacturing operations

Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) announced that its Fresno, California, float glass manufacturing plant is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The milestone comes as the facility implements new technology to enhance the environmental performance of the glass-manufacturing process for Starphire Ultra-Clear® glass and other residential and commercial flat glass products.

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KAI Design & Build Hires Michael Hein as Chief Integration Officer

In his new role as the firm’s Chief Integration Officer, Hein will work closely with KAI President Michael Kennedy, Jr. to drive the firm’s strategic initiatives, plus work to incorporate the highest level of efficiency in terms of communication and operating systems within the company.

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Bennett Wagner Grody Architects Joins CannonDesign

Going forward, Bennett Wagner Grody Architects will conduct business as Bennett Wagner Grody Architects | CannonDesign until a future transition to the CannonDesign name. The firm will continue providing architecture and interior design services, while offering new areas of expertise, such as building engineering, technology consulting, workplace strategy and facility optimization.

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Churchill Hall at Imperial Center to Include View Dynamic Glass System

“At Little, one of our primary initiatives is designing high performance buildings,” said Tim Brixey, AIA, LEED AP, Little Diversified Architectural Consulting. “View Dynamic Glass allows us to deliver on that goal by reducing cooling loads, eliminating the additional cost of blinds, and reducing artificial lighting. View Dynamic Glass has been instrumental in helping the building achieve Silver LEED Certification and will provide substantial long term benefits to the owner, tenants and environment for the life of the building.”

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Moseley Architects and Marks Thomas Announce Merger

Moseley Architects announced plans to merge with Marks Thomas, a woman-owned architecture firm based in Baltimore. Marks Thomas is recognized for providing planning, architecture, interior design, and sustainability services to clients along the east coast. Focusing on senior living, multi-family housing, education, and historic preservation markets, the firm was ranked 11th among the top 25 architecture firms by the Baltimore Business Journal.

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MasterSpec® Developer ARCOM Rebrands as Avitru

“Avitru, formerly known as ARCOM, has a long history of providing leadership in the architecture and building design industry through delivery of MasterSpec, a product created by AIA for its members,” said Robert Ivy, Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the AIA. “We are very confident in the capabilities and expertise of the Avitru team as they continue to define our mutual legacy of helping architects succeed.”

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USG Corporation Expands Operations in Jacksonville

USG Corporation announced plans to expand and improve manufacturing capabilities at its Jacksonville, Fla. plant. The addition of the high-speed, automated production line in Jacksonville will allow USG to distribute Securock® ExoAir® 430 to more customers throughout the United States and Canada.

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Construction Begins on Space Needle’s Historic Century Project Renovation

The Space Needle, one of the most recognized landmarks in the world, September 14, 2017, announced the official start of construction for the Century Project, a multi-year venture focused on preservation and renovation of the 55-year-old icon. A project several years in the making, the Century Project aims to reveal the historic tower’s internal structure and harken back to the original conceptual sketches, all while expanding and improving the Space Needle’s iconic views and guest experience.

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System Pavers celebrates 25th year in business

System Pavers, Inc., a leading company in outdoor design and installation services, is humbled to announce the celebration of its 25th year in business! Over the last quarter century, System Pavers has transformed over 65,000 outdoor living lifestyles. What began as only paver driveways, walkways and pathways has since evolved into grandiose custom designed outdoor remodels and full scale state-of-the-art design centers.

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Tubelite promotes Dan Smith

Tubelite Inc. has promoted Dan Smith to client development manager for Northeast Texas. He is based in Dallas and reports directly to Tubelite regional sales manager Terry Robinholt. They work closely with glazing contractors and architectural teams across the region to provide assistance with storefront, curtainwall, entrances and daylight control systems.

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Rockfon factory in Marshall County, Mississippi officially inaugurated

Rockfon, a subsidiary of Denmark-based ROCKWOOL International A/S, celebrated a grand opening for the new North America facility and three months of uninterrupted production. The 130,000-square-foot (12,000-square-meter) manufacturing facility started production in July and has been functioning well ever since, with the first deliveries of its acoustic stone wool ceiling panels already having been made to U.S. customers.

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Haskell continues its leadership succession

Haskell continued its leadership succession announcing Monday that John Paul Sáenz has been appointed Executive Vice President (EVP) and Chief Operating Officer (COO). The appointment of a new COO was expected as former COO Jim O’Leary was appointed President last month.

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Custom® Building Products Architectural Consultant Wins The Construction Specifier Article of the Year Award

Howard Jancy, a commercial architectural consultant for Custom® Building Products, recently won The Construction Specifier Article of the Year Award. The annual honor given by the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) recognizes exemplary editorial contributions by a member to its official magazine, The Construction Specifier. Jancy’s article, “For the Want of a Horseshoe Nail: Identifying Causes of Tile Failure,” uses a case study to reinforce the importance of starting a project with accurate specifications to avoid problems later.

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Linetec honored with Manufacturing Excellence Award

Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce honored Linetec with a Manufacturing Excellence Award in the category of Large Manufacturers (300+ employees). The award recognizes the company’s contributions to growing the region’s economy, operations, innovation, workplace culture, quality jobs, supply chain management and commitment to the region.

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PPG architectural metal coatings at FACADES+

PPG announced that its coil and building products business are exhibiting at FACADES+ Los Angeles at The L.A. Hotel Downtown this week. PPG representatives are providing information, answering questions and distributing literature about premium DURANAR® and CORAFLON® metal coatings throughout the two-day event

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EAH Housing, transit-oriented affordable housing community, breaks ground

KTGY Architecture + Planning announces that nonprofit developer, manager and advocate of affordable housing EAH Housing and the City of Emeryville celebrated the ground-breaking of a new 86-unit transit-oriented mixed-use residential development on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at 3706 San Pablo Avenue in the downtown area of Emeryville, Calif.

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Fall Ideal Time for Maintenance of Buildings from Roof to Foundation

“Maintenance of buildings or structures, whether it be the interior or exterior, horizontal or vertical construction, or a hi-rise or single-story, is a necessity across the country,” said Bob Gender, Branch Manager, Western Specialty Contractors. “Many times a quick check today on your properties can help save building owners and managers headaches during the harsh winter months ahead when getting repairs done can be complicated by low temperatures.”

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Icynene to acquire Lapolla Industries

The transaction will combine Icynene, a Mississauga, Ontario Canada-based manufacturer and distributor of high performance, one step spray foam polyurethane foam insulation (“SPF”) products, with Lapolla, a Houston-headquartered global supplier and maker of SPF products.

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Goldray’s award-winning “fish icon sculpture” fabricated with Vitro Architectural Glass

The sculpture depicts two leaping salmon, symbolic of the traditional fishing practices of the local Coast Salish Native American culture and representative of its deep ties to the Tsawwassen community. One of the fish features more than 240 panels of dichroic glass by Goldray Glass created with two lites of 6-millimeter clear glass by Vitro Architectural Glass and dichroic film by 3M.

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