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RDC opens San Diego office

RDC, has opened offices in San Diego at 101 West Broadway in downtown San Diego, and has named RDC Principal Sean Slater, AIA, as Principal-In-Charge of the new office. Under the leadership of Slater and RDC Senior Principal Mitra Esfandiari, AIA, the design staff at the firm’s Long Beach headquarters has created a portfolio of San Diego projects that includes the multi-phase repositioning of Del Mar Highlands Town Center, the redevelopment of Horton Plaza, renovations at Fashion Valley Mall, new mixed-use at Costa Verde Center, and several new high-rise multifamily communities in early planning phases.  

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Iconic Tammany Hall in Union Square is unveiled

The completely upgraded Tammany Hall as 44 Union Square in New York City is now a Class A commercial building with a restored historic street façade and a three-story glass and steel dome addition. The dome features 19-foot ceilings and creates a unique, light-filled space with soaring views overlooking Union Square and beyond. BKSK designed a stunning and effective space, taking inspiration for the dome’s design from the property’s historical association with the Tammany Society, which was named after Chief Tamanend – the respected leader of the Lenape People – who signed a treaty of peaceful coexistence with William Penn in 1680.

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Macy’s New York historic façade refreshed with windows finished by Linetec

A refreshed, renovated, historic, four-story façade greets visitors to the redesigned and re-opened Macy’s department store at 422 Fulton Street in Downtown Brooklyn, New York. The windows on the second, third and fourth floors were replaced to improve the exterior appearance of the ornate, cast-iron façade. In total, 63 aluminum-framed windows were supplied with panning by Winco Windows. All of Winco’s aluminum material was finished by Linetec in a Key Lime soft green color to complement the historic façade’s palette.

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Energy-efficient Stockman Bank Missoula Downtown

Recently certified LEED v4 Platinum, Stockman Bank Missoula Downtown, designed by Cushing Terrell, is the most energy-efficient building in Stockman Bank’s portfolio. In addition to featuring high-performance glass and efficient lighting, energy-efficient elevators, and solar arrays, the facility achieves nearly a 70% reduction in water consumption thanks to an innovative on-site rainwater storage system providing 100% of average annual water use for toilet and urinal flushing.

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Stantec appoints hospitality and retail leaders

Stantec has promoted two industry veterans to positions within the Commercial Sector leadership team. Duk Kim has been appointed to head the hospitality team and Jay Baptista will lead the retail team. “Duk and Jay have demonstrated a proven ability to lead complex projects from design to delivery for an array of global clients while managing integrated teams from across our company. Their transition to our leadership team will help shape and grow our hospitality and retail sectors,” said Darren Burns, vice president and Commercial Sector leader at Stantec.

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Linetec helps Tommy’s Express attract attention in Wisconsin with bright red finishes

Wisconsin’s first Tommy’s Express Car Wash opened in Weston as part of a strategic, national expansion. Linetec supported this new locally owned business with brand-compliant, bright red, architectural finishes. “These 70% PVDF resin-based coatings are formulated and applied for premium durability in our Wisconsin climate. They stand up to snow, humidity, heat, road salt and more. They shield the aluminum against weathering, pollution and aging, as well intense UV radiation,” explained Linetec’s marketing manager Tammy Schroeder.

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Arc’teryx’s flagship store in Vancouver features zinc panel façade inspired by nearby mountains

Several factors influenced the design of the new Arc’teryx flagship store in Vancouver, British Columbia, and all led to the prominent use of zinc on the exterior. “I knew I wanted to use metal and zinc caught my attention early on” said Ehsan Vali, Unison’s lead designer on the project. “I discovered that the nearby mountains contain significant deposits of both zinc and copper. I came across different pictures of actual raw zinc and noticed the very linear, angular, clear lines with a bit of sheen. We quickly settled on RHEINZINK as the right material to deliver the cool, modern aesthetic to complement the brand.”

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Lorin supplies anodized aluminum for unique panels on the CapitaMall LuOne shopping complex in Shanghai

Lorin Industries, Inc. announces that it supplied the anodized aluminum for the unique shining silver-toned exterior panels for the CapitaMall LuOne shopping complex, located in Shanghai, China. Designed by famed international architect Moshe Safdie, the CapitaMall LuOne’s façade includes a living wall with exterior curtain wall “flappers” made from Custom ClearBrite® and Custom Silver White anodized aluminum provided by Lorin, which move gracefully in the wind.

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Trapolin-Peer Architects-designed Sazerac House, a historic renovation in New Orleans

Breathing new life into downtown New Orleans, Trapolin-Peer Architects-designed Sazerac House revitalizes previously forgotten buildings, and serves as a pioneering model for future investment and construction in the city. Located at the corner of Canal and Magazine Streets, the project merges two late 19th-century buildings into a unified complex that breathes new life into long-abandoned structures. Abandoned for over three decades, the buildings were renovated from top to bottom, which included stabilizing and reworking their structural systems, removing deleterious additions, and returning the buildings to a period-appropriate visual appearance while adding critical infrastructure upgrades to reduce stormwater load on city systems.

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The Cradle to Cradle program certifies products based on five quality categories—material health, material reutilization, renewable energy and carbon management, water stewardship, and social fairness. Click here to see a list of building supply & materials, as well as other products, that are Cradle to Cradle certified.

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