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Category: Re-use in facility design

Vertically expanded Philadelphia office renovation re-clad in glass and aluminum with wood grain finishes by Linetec

The new design of Philadelphia’s 2400 Market Street property was conceived by architecture firm Gensler, with Varenhorst serving as the executive architect. The renovated and expanded building was re-clad in a modern, high-performance façade. Its fresh exterior showcases Viracon’s glass within Wausau Window and Wall Systems’ aluminum-framed window wall system finished by Linetec.

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El Cerrito Recycling Center + Environmental Resource Center, sustainable in design and in practice

“Our goal was to create a recycling and environmental resource center that brings people and community together, inspires better awareness about environmental issues, and satisfies operational needs in creative and efficient ways. We believe the El Cerrito Recycling Center is a story about regeneration and restoration,” said Chris Noll, Noll & Tam Architects.

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Cuningham Group Renovation Blends Sustainability and WELL™ Technology in a Late-1800s Building

In the historic St. Anthony Main office complex along the Mississippi River, the renovation of the top two floors of the four-story office is part of a unifying branding effort across all Cuningham Group offices. The design came out of the firm’s need to address plans for future growth and expansion. It also responds to density and space equity issues by addressing the changing work styles of the nearly 200 Cuningham Group employees located in Minneapolis.

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Upcycling in Newtown Square: IMC Construction Completes Equus Headquarters

IMC Construction has completed the new corporate headquarters for Equus Capital Partners, one of the nation’s leading private equity fund real estate managers. The 42,000-square-foot building at Ellis Preserve in Newtown Square is targeted for LEED Gold certification and contains 36,000 square feet of reclaimed wood. Creativity, resourcefulness and good timing resulted in cost savings for the client and kept building materials out of the landfill.

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Margulies Perruzzi Architects Revitalizes Framingham Office Building for National Development

Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA) announced today that it has completed the design and renovation of 100 Crossing Blvd. in Framingham, Mass. for National Development, one of New England’s largest development companies. National Development engaged MPA to provide space planning and interior design services to reposition the 100,000 SF office building to meet the demands of today’s office tenants.

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Bruciato on Bainbridge Island, Washington

Above the fifteen-seat bar – inlaid with Carrara marble in a chevron pattern – and along the eastern wall, hang steel light fixtures designed by Eerkes and Perhacs Studio, both island residents. Salvaged church benches serve as seating for the two-top tables, which feature old growth, salvaged fir. Weather permitting, a custom galvanized-steel bi-fold door opens the restaurant directly to the sidewalk, merging inside with outside. In the back corner of the restaurant, next to the brick pizza oven imported from Stefano Ferrara of Naples, is a custom-designed, blackened-steel, diamond-structured firewood rack. About the feel of the space, which seats 90, Eerkes notes, “The island is very community-focused. I wanted to design a comfortable place I’d be proud to take my friends. Bruciato has become the island clubhouse.”

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KTGY’s Community Planning and Urban Design Studio Unveils Adaptive Reuse and Development Plan for Chapman University

KTGY Architecture + Planning is pleased to announce that after four years of careful planning and collaboration, Chapman University’s latest development project has been approved by the City of Orange, California. The project includes a new 402-bed student apartment building for upperclassmen alongside the adaptive reuse of one of the most valuable historic resources in Old Towne Orange, the Villa Park Orchards Association Packing House.

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Lincoln Equities Group Completes $2M Upgrades on Three Morristown Office Properties

The extensive transformation of the two-building, 156,000-square-foot complex at 60 Columbia Road includes a redesigned lobby entrance, upgrades to the HVAC system, new roof, patio area with furniture and an enhanced landscape design. The upgraded lobby space is complimented with granite, new artwork and sculptures. Additional amenities include a state-of-the-art fitness center and full-service cafeteria with abundant indoor and outdoor seating.

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Iconic May Company Building in Los Angeles

Western Specialty Contractors branches in Los Angeles and Seattle. are teaming up on a project to restore the historic May Company building in Los Angeles — the future home of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Western crews are working alongside renowned historic preservation consultant John Fidler, New York Pritzker-Prize winning architect Renzo Piano, general contractor Matt Construction of Los Angeles and owner’s representative Paratus Group of New York.

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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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Architects design pavilion with red petal facade. Overlapping shingles are composed of Alucobond Spectra Red tiles featuring a Lumiflon FEVE fluoropolymer resin topcoat. Photo credit: Keith Panel Systems

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PRISM July-August 2019 features "A healthy future for mass timber in medical facilities" by Lanny Flynn, Principal, Buildings Engineering, Stantec; "Doors and codes 101: Specifying the right rolling door or grille" by Siva Davuluri, vice president of marketing at CornellCookson; "Interior designers grow company talent with living green wall branding and biophilia" by Hal Thorne, Chairman and CEO of GSky Plant Systems, Inc.; and a look at 2020 paint colors.

PRISM July-August 2019 features "A healthy future for mass timber in medical facilities" by Lanny Flynn, Principal, Buildings Engineering, Stantec; "Doors and codes 101: Specifying the right rolling door or grille" by Siva Davuluri, vice president of marketing at CornellCookson; "Interior designers grow company talent with living green wall branding and biophilia" by Hal Thorne, Chairman and CEO of GSky Plant Systems, Inc.; and a look at 2020 paint colors.

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