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Trend Lines by Barbara Horwitz-Bennett Rainscreen Systems: Envelope aesthetics vs. thermal and moisture performance have been a challenging balancing act—but no more, thanks to refinements in rainscreen systems.

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Form by Mindi Zissman The Allen Institute, Seattle Built on the site of Seattle’s landmarked automotive row, the challenge in designing the Allen Institute was making its “open science” philosophy come to life.

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Function by Katy Tomasulo B/S/H/ Building at Park 20|20, The Netherlands The Cradle to Cradle design philosophy and the Cradle to Cradle Certified products program are both are on display and in practice at the Park 20|20 campus just outside Amsterdam.

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DESIGN KEYS: Overseas Trends in U.S. Project Design—Innovative Product Use

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Iconic buildings and out-of-the-box architectural creations are more commonly found in the Middle East, Asia and Europe, but why not on domestic shores? By Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

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The impact of the recent passing of Dame Zaha

especially in the suburbs, are homogenous boxes;

Hadid hit me in more ways than one: beyond the

yet there are so many awesome new products, mate-

departure of a world-class architect, what we’ve

rials and systems that scream “use me creatively.”

really lost is an aspirational visionary, and with that,

Of late—and now given Hadid’s passing—I’ve

the rare and special qualities such creative people

begun to think that for truly fantastic architectural

bring to the table—out-of-the-box magic, that in too

projects to arise, artists need to be involved—peo-

many cases, is missing from the mostly buttoned-

ple who dream the unimagined. On many projects

down built environment, especially in the United

there’s an art budget to add paintings or sculpture

States. When I heard the news, in my mind, I was

to accent the environs. Nothing against such ele-

immediately transported about seven years back

ments, but why can’t the building itself—at least a

in time to a conference addressing what was then

component of it—be the art? We certainly know

fairly radical innovations in BIM and computer mod-

there are many generous people that donate annu-

eling tools that were allowing rarely accomplished

ally for the commissioning of art, but I don’t think

building geometries. Specifically, I recall the words

such patrons have ever been approached about

of a structural engineer from Foster + Partners,

investing in buildings as the way to express art.

who happened to have recently worked with Hadid.

To this point, I received a book

When presenting her funky concept, Hadid told the

to review, Interactive Architecture:

engineer she “dreamed” the building. This veteran

Adaptive World by Michael Fox, that

of many international projects was taken aback, as

makes a case for such a sea change.

he confessed he certainly never dreamed anything

The book, published by Princeton

along these lines. Thank goodness, he said, for the

Architectural Press, and available

tech advances which allowed “numbers” guys like

May 31, is a collection of very cool, artful projects—

him to make such organic and fragmented geomet-

a number here in the states. In almost all cases, Fox

ric “dream” structures reality.

shows there’s a collaboration between progressive

Despite fantasies of being an architect myself

architects and an artist of some kind. In one example,

as a youngster, I confess I, too, have never dreamed

magic is made in the Midwest—in a parking structure

a building. Producing buildings is a team effort, and

no less—through a joint effort by Urbana Architects

there’s always a need for blockers and tacklers, but

and artist Rob Ley. Then there’s Windswept, a col-

we can’t be block heads about not enabling great-

laboration between artist Charles Sowers and the

ness. This month’s Market of Choice feature, by pure

Randall Museum in San Francisco which completely

coincidence, focuses on innovative design happening

brings the dynamic façade to being. The project was

overseas. I envisioned the story as “lost in transla-

funded by the San Francisco Art Commission.

tion”—an exploration of why cool trends such as

We can’t all be Zaha Hadid, but we certainly can

crazy forms, fantastic illumination, dynamic facades,

reach out and find dreamers and visionaries. It’s

etc.—are not happening with any frequency in Amer-

time to get out of the box in both the way we think

ica, despite the fact that some of these wonders

about the creative team, and how to go about fund-

have been created by American firms.

ing such artful elements.

Perhaps it’s ingrained in our Puritanical roots, or

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the pragmatism it took to pioneer this nation from nothing, but maybe more often we should loosen up and add some Gucci loafers to the wardrobe. To me it’s about inspiration—too many of our buildings,

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Spray foam insulation Icynene ProSeal UL Greenguard Gold certification by UL Environment. The American Wood Council (AWC) and the Canadian Wood Council (CWC) have announced the release of two new environmental product declarations for cellulosic fiberboard and laminated strand lumber.

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CORRECTIONS: In the April edition in Product Focus on p. 102, the skylight product in the San Benito High School gym was identified as being produced by Bulbrite, when it was manufactured by CPI Daylighting. Also, in the April Trend Lines on Glazing, Guardian’s SunGuard AG 50 glazing, as used on the St. Charles Medical Center, Cancer Center on p. 30, was misidentified as AB 50.

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on spec By Doug Bevill, President, BIMobject, Inc.

BEST PRACTICES IN BIM ›› BIM OBJECTS

Look to the Cloud to Realize Useful BIM Objects INTERACTIVE BIMobject’s cloud-based BIMAnalytics Pro tool enables product owners to retrieve up-to-date information about their users’ downloads and enables initial contact and engagement with end users with its BIMmail feature.

Breakthrough advances continue in Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology. One of the newest innovations involves platforms for taking advantage of global cloud-based product content that specifically allows users to find and integrate BIM models into any BIM software. But before delving into details, its helpful to recall the events that led to where things are today. Fifteen years ago, the earliest adopters of BIM technology were general contractors who recognized its valuable clash detection features. BIM brought an immediate and clear value proposition to the GC and their building owner customers, and

the platform of choice, with the engineering community using mainly Revit MEP for project collaboration. The other clear fact that has arisen, is that while some usable BIM models have existed for most of the past decade, many remain unusable— leading users to yearn for effective, precise and supportive BIM models that are platform agnostic. At the same time, in trying to find their role in this process many building product executives rushed to create heavy and usually poorly programmed Revit models. Despite the work, or availability, few accredited design or construction professionals embraced them. Why? Typically,

Some usable BIM models have existed for most of the decade, but many BIM models remain unusable—leading users to yearn for effective and supportive models that are platform agnostic. BIM gained considerable velocity within the construction process. In 2008, the recession accelerated the use of more efficient design and construction processes like design-build and integrated project delivery (IPD); as a result, the use of BIM or 3D design became the logical way for a building team to more effectively collaborate from design to construction to completion. Decades later, there are now eight large global BIM platforms available to the AEC-O community—Revit, ArchiCad, Allplan, Vectorworks, Bentley, Rhino and Tekia. In the United States, Revit is by far

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architects and designers do not use Revit objects during the early design process; they most likely use AutoCad or Sketchup because they want product agnostic placeholders to move through the building design phase. Therefore, many of the BIM models that manufacturers built are not being utilized by architects and designers. So what does this all boil down to? For a building product manufacturer, it is difficult to produce appropriate, usable content for each designated stage of the project life cycle. First, if a manufacturer owns 500 products, it must create a separate BIM model for each of the major global software

platforms (~4000 models) and make them available on their website. In fact, research conducted for a large global building product manufacturer indicated that only 6% of “specification influencers” are going directly to the manufacturer’s website for information such as product content, 3-Part specs, CAD, BIM files, etc. This option is cost prohibitive and confusing, to say the least. Reason No. 2 The second major reason the process has been stuck in neutral is that these models must be placed in one of the many product aggregation portals available on the Internet, which is also a poor option. Why? When the AEC-O community searches for BIM models for design and construction purposes, most manufacturers only have Revit and CAD files available for download and these objects are too heavy—even in instances where 3D BIM models are downloaded according to specification or where one integrated model is used by the team. That said, BIM is clearly now the preferred platform, and to compete globally, building product manufacturers must ensure their BIM content is available in appropriate, clear, concise and efficient models for each phase of the project life-cycle. So what options are there? Turn to the cloud. Look for platforms that allow you to access objects for your BIM models. Vice versa, for manufacturers, look for cloud platforms that offer applicable software at all phases of the design and building process in formats that are lightweight, yet provide full content and visual information that is easily accessible.

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BEST PRACTICES IN LED SPECIFICATION ›› INCENTIVE PROGRAMS

Incentives + Rebates Help Make LED Lighting an Easier Choice Since upfront costs are often the largest barrier to efficiency upgrades, business owners should look for available financial incentives and rebates to maximize return on investment for lighting retrofits. A variety of incentive programs are offered by utilities, federal, state and local governments. LED lighting renovations are relatively inexpensive, deliver a quick return on investment, and improve the lighting quality of the commercial building. With the latest improvements to LED luminaires, lighting control systems and sensors, along with reductions in pricing, now is the time to invest. Beyond energy savings, benefits from LED lighting include:  Lower maintenance burden and lamp replacement costs due to lumen maintenance ratings. This is especially important for buildings with lighting in tight or difficult to reach areas. This longevity also reduces interruption of building occupants for maintenance, making for happier tenants.  Increased property value due to lower operating expenses and higher net operating income.  Easy controllability for additional energy savings and tailoring light to the purpose of the space.  Better lighting quality and consistency; improved perception of the space.  Enhanced productivity of the tenant workforce.  Richer reputation as a socially and environmentally-responsible member of the community. The economics of LED lighting solutions have reached the point where waiting for further advancements actually decreases the potential lifetime savings. The number and variety of incentive programs available can translate to a faster payback period. Depending on the size and scope of the project, a payback that might have spanned multiple years to a decade could be reduced to less than a year. Your project could be eligible for more than one incentive program. For example, Georgia offers a tax credit of $0.60 per square foot and the federal government’s Epact offers a $0.60 per sq. ft. tax deduction for energy-efficient lighting installations. For a 100,000-sq.-ft. building, if you apply for both programs you could receive $120,000 to put toward the cost of an energy-efficient lighting solution. Your lighting specialist should be able to help you determine an energy-efficient lighting solution.

Rebates A rebate program allows building owners to recoup funds spent for lighting based on energy savings.

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Often the programs base refunds on a reduction in the amount of kilowatt-hours (kWh) used during peak hours, typically a specified amount per kWh saved per square foot of building space. For example, Randolph EMC, a utility in North Carolina, provides a rebate of $0.30 per watt saved with energy efficient lighting installation. Connecticut provides a rebate based on the amount of kWh saved during peak hours in the winter and summer. Rebates are also available that reimburse building owners on the direct purchase of LED lighting. Vermont pays per-unit rebates for specific types of efficient commercial lighting, including downlights, troffers, and linear surface and suspended luminaires. The rebates range from $8 to $250 per unit. Colorado Springs provides a rebate of up to 50% of the project cost for efficient lighting.

Incentives Incentives are savings on expenditures, such as energy-efficient lighting solutions, that encourage building owners to take action. For example, Southern California Edison (SCE) has a Custom Contracting program in which non-residential users have the option of designing an energy retrofit conservation project for energy-efficient lighting. Incentive payments are based on the type of project, lighting or HVAC, for example, installed, kWh saved, and peak demand reduction over a 12-month period. Applicants are eligible to receive up to 50% of the cost for each eligible project. The maximum incentive is $2,400,000 annually, per customer site.

Loans Many utilities offer On-Bill-Pay (OBP) finance programs that allow energy-efficient solutions to be financed as part of the building owner’s utility bill, with interest rates or payback through energy savings. Some utilities offer zero-interest loans. One example is Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) in California which offers 0% loans for energy efficiency projects installed by their non-residential customers. Financing is available to fund many technologies, including lighting. Loan terms and monthly payment amounts are determined based on the equipment’s estimated monthly savings. Business customers may qualify for loans between $5000 and $100,000, with loan periods of up to 60 months.

Tax credits A tax credit is a refund against a building owner’s tax bill. It’s different from a deduction as it directly reduces a tax burden. Additional government pro-

grams to consider: Federal: EPAct—The Energy Policy Act of 2005 provides a federal tax deduction of $0.60 per square foot for installing energyefficient lighting and associated controls. With certification of the installation by a qualified individual, such as a professional contractor or electrical engineer, you may reap the financial benefit by making a simple line item adjustment to your tax return. A 100,000-sq.-ft. commercial office building can qualify for $60,000 in tax deductions from eligible lighting system upgrades.

State Many states have public-benefit or public-purpose funds dedicated to promoting energy efficiency. These funds are raised through a mandatory service charge on consumer electricity bills or through mandatory contributions by utility providers. The funds are then used to drive efficiency, including lighting rebate and efficiency loan programs.

An Example of ROI and Payback from Energy Efficient Lighting Please note that while this example is simplified, it will not only showcase an improvement to net operating income (NOI), but the consequent impact to the real property value of a commercial office building. You invest $400,000 in an energy efficient lighting system that reduces operational energy costs by 30% which equates to $157,500 per year. The payback period without rebates or incentives is 2.5 years. Let’s say you live in Colorado Springs and are eligible for a 50% rebate against the cost of the efficient lighting solution you’ve installed, as shown above. This rebate reduces your upfront costs to $200,000 and your payback period to 15 months. Additionally, if the capitalization rate for commercial real estate in Colorado Springs is 6% and you’ve realized an improvement in NOI of $157,500, then the value of your real property has increased by $2,625,000. This is a healthy improvement to your real estate portfolio for a short payback period on your investment.

From Expense to Investment The focus on energy savings has brought about a potential windfall for business owners interested in enhancing property values, satisfying tenants and building their reputation as contributors to community wellbeing. Taking advantage of rebates, incentives, tax credits and appealing loan offers can deliver those outcomes without long payback periods or undue upfront costs.

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Noteworthy The AIA February ABI score was 50.3, up slightly; the new projects inquiry index was 59.5. In other news, the AIA filed comments in a Federal Emergency Management Agency’s rule-making proceeding, supporting in concept the establishment of a disaster deductible for states and local governments. ROXUL USA broke ground on its first North American acoustic ceiling panel manufacturing facility in Marshall County, Miss. ASSA ABLOY’s RM4700B AccenTek pull by Rockwood and the matching Muséo 135 Josef Collec-

TOMORROW’S SHOWER TODAY With “smart” mirrors and Amazon integration, the future of bathroom and shower design is here. A shower wall features a solid-surface material from Interlam; its form-cast to provide desired textures and patterns.

tion lever by Corbin Russwin have won 2015 GOOD DESIGN Awards. Bendheim Wall Systems’ Lamberts’ glass is the first channel glass tested and certified as bird-friendly by

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the American Bird Conservancy. NEWS

Fagerhult has acquired 100% of the shares of LED Linear GmbH based in Neukirchen-Vluyn, Germany.

The Future [Haus] is Now

Green Span Profiles’ entire line of insulated wall pan-

Virginia Tech has triumphed in the solar decathlon and

data, and the vanity and mirror display adjusts accord-

els earned FM 4881 Approval.

has now moved onto the microcosm of automated inte-

ing to user. If there’s more than one person using the

riors. Lead by its solar decathlon advisor, Prof. Joseph

facilities, like a child requiring assistance, users may

Delos and Lendlease have announced a collaboration

Wheeler and computer-science colleague, Denis Gra-

select the most universally accessible program.

to advance the WELL Core & Shell Certification and

canin, associate professor in the College of Engineer-

pre-Certification programs as a pathway to provide

ing, student teams participating in this applied research

companion modules, a kitchen and a living room, both

WELL ready workplaces for building tenants.

project have developed automated luxury prefabricated

displayed during last year’s AIA National Convention

kitchen and bath and living room modules.

in Atlanta, Ga. The kitchen features a seamless glass

ASID has awarded $100,000 to researcher investigat-

This year’s FutureHaus bathroom at KBIS dem-

The FutureHaus project launched in 2015 with

cooktop with induction heating that doubles as a work

ing the impact of interior design on learning perfor-

onstrated capabilities from adjustable lav and toilet,

surface. The backsplash can be programmed as a

mance.

to a vanity mirror that doubles as a display of user

virtual window or a convenient place to display recipes.

preferences and health info—including body weight

Accessibility and aging-in-place are addressed via ges-

NanaWall Systems recently received multiple awards

read by a pressure-sensitive floor tile. The integrated

ture and touch technologies that facilitate the opening

for the superior design and aesthetics of BEARricade,

scale mechanism is actually a clever adaptation of fall-

of drawers, cabinets and the operation of appliances;

Kitchen Transition, and SL80/81.

detection technology for aging-in-place applications.

and sensors in the refrigerator alert users when they

“It’s about integration, not addition,” says Virginia Tech

need to replenish staples like milk and eggs.

Milliken was named one of Ethisphere Institute’s

professor of architecture Joseph Wheeler, speaking

The FutureHaus living room is an impressive

World’s Most Ethical Companies for the 10th consecu-

to a full house at Design & Construction week in Las

showcase of semantic lighting applied to the ceiling.

tive year.

Vegas. The mirror can also be set to display other prac-

The integrated LED lighting adjusts to the activity

tical information like time, weather or local traffic based

or time-of-day to accommodate visual acuity for the

on user preference.

task-at-hand, or automatically tunes to color tempera-

Tandus Centiva as part of their annual national sales convention donated over 250 hours of community service in Dalton, Ga. and Chattanooga, Tenn.

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AMAZON SMARTS Shower essentials are displayed on the mirror and re-ordered at the touch of this Amazon Smart Button.

While software companies and building systems

tures that correspond to natural sunlight throughout

integrators in commercial sectors promise profound

the day. “We are exploring the concept of circadian

ROI on automated lights, locks and climate controls,

rhythms and how we can mimic the natural changes of

Environmental Systems Design’s (ESD) executive vice

the FutureHaus team has already proven its tech-savvy

light throughout the day so you don’t feel like you are

president and chief of services, James K. Vallort, spoke

sophistication is an economically viable first cost, hav-

in a cave,” says Wheeler. “We are also creating lighting

about energy efficiency as it relates to chilled water

ing fabricated both modules for less than a conven-

conditions appropriate for the tasks you are doing.”

systems at the Conference on Chilled Water Systems

tional build-out. What’s more, Virginia Tech’s spaces

hosted by the Brazilian Ministry of Environment and

use biometric data to remember multiple users, raising

culminate in the assembly of a two-story house incor-

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in

the bar for automation that offers customized—and fully

porating all the modules and several additional flexible

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

accessible solutions. The bathroom saves biometric

living spaces.

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HEALTH + WELLBEING

Fun with Light + Sound Seasonal Affective DisorPhotography: Ulysse Lemerise / OSA, Photography: Chiara Isserlis

der, or SAD, is described as a disorder; however, it is a very common side affect of too little exposure to light. It’s true: our bodies produce specific chemicals and hormones in response to exposure to natural light, and the absence of said light over a long dark season can lead to circadian disruption, leaving individuals “in the dark” so-to-speak, as to why they feel moody, irritable or just not themselves throughout winter months. Citizens of Quebec had incentive to beat the seaClear polycarbonate extrusion and light diffuser Handle flips down to act as locking mechanism

sonal blues last winter with this playful array of lighted teeter-totters. The active design dubbed Impulse was actually a public art installation outside of the Place des Arts in Montreal; it beckons patrons to be spontaneous and benefit from mid-winter exposure to LED lights that mimic the dynamic light of a sunny day. Participants won’t leave with a suntan, but interacting with the

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Luminotherapie exhibit and auditory biofeedback may be as restorative as a day at the beach. A collaboration of Lateral Office, CS Design and sound-artist Mitchell Akiyama, the installation was conceived as a dynamic musical instrument and

IMPULSIVE PLAY The playful design beckons patrons to interact and benefit from mid-winter exposure to LED lights, which mimic the dynamics of a sunny day.

designed to entice citizens to be the musicians and

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DAYLIGHTING

30 Leagues Under the Roof “Our philosophy is simple—use sunlight first and artificial when you must.”

The Paranslight has done a lot to bring daylight and the hybridization of sunlight and LEDs into the core of multi-story buildings and expansive floor plates. The company’s recent breakthrough has resulted in the fourth generation of the Paranslight, the SP4, which incorporates 100 m of high-quality cable with

—Nils Nilsson, CEO, Parans Solar Lighting

the capability to reach 30 floors into a building. The solution is scalable, as well as a system may start with four to 20 units and then expand to cover larger areas of the floor plate. Visit www.parans.com or Circle

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SUN CATCHER “The largest system has a receiving panel of only two square meters, but it supplies more than 200 sq. m. with sunlight. There are not many ordinary windows that could handle that,” says Karl Richard Nilsson, CTO at Parans.

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WOOD

From Sea to Shining Sea TruGrain composite wood can be used throughout diverse North American climates. Made with Resysta and a combination of rice husks, mineral oil and synthetic plastic polymers, this highly sustainable reinforced composite will resist weather, rot, insects and fungus. Although colorfast, the hue can easily be refurbished and updated to new tenant or branding requirements. Visit westechbp.com or Circle

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Starbucks Manhattan and the Nic on Fifth Luxury Apartments use Resysta composite as a durable wood finish for siding and decking.

HVAC

Hot Off the Presses Infrared heating panels are an efficient way to passively heat a space, but the look and feel of them are not always the desired aesthetic. Hot Art panels from BRZ Brands disguise heaters as wall art for interior and exterior applications “We realized that owners wanted a space heater that wasn’t an eyesore,” says Brian

LIGHTING A DREAM Flos’ 2.0 architectural lighting system plays host to several different fixtures and limitless configurations: the running magnet lighting below is a luminous panel; the magnetic track system also accommodates 20-degree spot lighting in several different color temps.

Szott, president of BRZ Brands. At least 200 design options may be applied to panels in several dimensions, including a curved panel. Custom high-res images may be also applied to panels. Nearly 60% percent more efficient than conventional methods, infrared heating may become preferred. Visit www.brzbrands.com or Circle

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LIGHTING

Magnetic Personality Recently feted with a Good Design Award, the Running Magnet 2.0 architectural lighting system was originally

CHAMELEON PANELS The infrared heating panel shown to the right can be disguised as fine art or a towel bar, or a mirrored surface.

designed to accommodate the flexibility required to renew retail settings, where frequent changes are customary and performance is critical. Since then, the concept has been popular in several commercial market settings such as hospitality, office and even residential. The extruded aluminum housing creates a clean 1.375-in. slot that can run up, around and across walls and ceilings. Vertical and horizontal corners complete the system. Linear LED and accent fixtures can be exchanged and re-positioned without tools, snapping into place automatically through a magnetic attraction. Visit flos.com or Circle

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BEAUTY + INSPIRATION/MATERIALS

Art Comes to Light The winning entry of the Emeryville Art in Public Places Program incorporates LuciteLux in Opal White Acrylic. “Crossing Signal Mosaic” is a playful take on its location at Parc on Powell Apartments in Emeryville, Calif. Artist Thérèse Lahaie envisioned her site-specific design as a reflection of the bustling intersection’s movement and energy. Choosing to imitate the saturated colors of the streetscape when illuminated by its stoplights and pedestrian signals, Lahaie worked with a colorful mosaic of light in reds, greens, yellows and whites. LuciteLux diffuses the dancing LED lights that illuminate the overhead mosaic, amplifying the art piece by for stunning effect. Visit lucitelux.com or Circle

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IRRESISTIBLE ART INSTALLATION Developer Equity Residential wanted a dynamic work of art that would infuse life into the building and attract young renters.

“The saturated colors and rhythms of the pedestrian crossing signals were compelling.” —Thérèse Lahaie, Sculptor, glass and LED light artist

Bio-renewable carpet adhesive meets a trifecta of installation demands: it is renewable, versatile and safe.

Charging stations don’t just make a statement. Scores of new model Teslas and economical EVs have them in high demand.

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Pressure + EnvironmentallySensitive Adhesive CARBON REDUCTION

The new bio-renewable carpet adhesive from Shaw is pressure sensitive and Cradle-to-Cradle Silver certified. It meets strict indoor air quality with low VOCs and is alcohol and ammonia free. Its formula, developed in conjunction with WF Taylor and

Charged to Be Here Leviton’s latest charging station design provides simplicity and ease-of-use with a three-light indicator integrated to the side of the charging plug holder. Visit www.leviton.com or Circle

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Calculating for Daylighting

Branch Library Goes Out on a Limb The principles of Feng Shui give shape to the voluptuous design of the Chicago Public Library’s newest branch near the gateway to Chinatown.

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Project: Chicago Public Library Chinatown Branch

Daylighting The principles of Feng Shui give shape to the voluptuous design of the Chicago Public Library’s newest branch near the gateway to Chinatown. Before any architects or engineers were on the job, the library engaged the public in the design; they had few requisites

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its glass façade fitted with exterior vertical fins, which modulate daylight entering into the building. SOM used AGi32 to model energy studies and daylighting studies on the façade of the building because every interior space is exposed to an area with glass. The sun’s path on the vertical fins of the building drove

Architects: SOM & Wight & Co.

but insisted that a Feng Shui expert be involved. “So the building became this gentle, simple object,” says Jim Mark, Senior VP Managing Director of the Chicago office of Wight & Co. The result is a building nestled into its site like a riverstone that makes ripples in its community by

connecting what is old to what is new in the Chinatown neighborhood. It exemplifies a public gathering space and captures the pure essence of a daylighting design.

In partnership with Brian Lee at SOM, the two firms collaborated on the design for the uniquely shaped site. In the first five to six weeks (the deadline for City of Chicago’s design competition), they developed a design that endured the design-build process. The library is noted for

the mullion pattern on the glass, says Mark. “They’re not equally spaced, they’re 4-ft. wide and then on the south they are about 1.5 ft. apart—so it is aesthetic and functional.” As a team, even throughout detailing and value engineering, they were able to maintain the spirit of the design and function.

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Calculating for Daylighting

Oculus Another celebrated aspect of the daylighting design is the oculus, an equal a counterpart to the glass façade in its role in daylighting. The building culminates in an oculus that funnels sunlight into the core spaces during daylight hours and that shape and fi nish becomes critical in nighttime hours, as it refl ects artificial light into the core spaces after dark. To keep light levels even, and glare at a minimum, ceilings are painted gray, which also camouflaged the ceiling acoustic phasechange components that contribute to the building’s passive heating and cooling systems. Having everyone at the table who clearly understood the priorities of the project and budget and schedule expectations was key to completing a 2 ½-year project in about half the time, says Mark. “It’s more than bricks and mortar to encase stacks of books,” says Mark, who served as Executive Principal of Integrated Lighting High-Beam LEDs uplight the Oculus at night: Lumenpulse Grande–Timer Control

Lighting LED drop-pendants activate the ceiling plain Evo Gotham 8-in. Cylinder

HVAC Passive heating and cooling panels in black—Aquatherm

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Design, Engineering and Construction on the project. “It’s a quiet space, that’s also an active community center; it redefi nes the importance of a library.” It provides the neighborhood with a well-lit pedestrian pathway and an artery for vehicular traffi c; and thanks to its iconic architecture which is visible from the El stop, the library draws patrons from surrounding neighborhoods.

BEACON OF BOOKS The Chinatown branch library serves many surrounding neighborhoods; its open design invites commuters to investigate.

A STUDY IN FENG SHUI The library design follows good Feng Shui practice which avoids sharp corners by creating a softly edged, pebble plan geometry. In its rounded form, the library marks a key pivot point in the center of Chinatown and is a distinctly iconic form when viewed from all directions. The transparent ground level provides a welcoming and approachable face to the adjacent streets. The staff workspaces on the pedestrian and reading garden side provide a natural engagement to that space. The interaction of the interior and exterior spaces form a strong visible presence in the community.

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Patient-Centered Care

Health + Wellness: Garden of Eden Long-term and rehab care already incorporating light and fresh air now are finding ways to provide additional integrative medicine and alternative therapies to nurture mind, body and spirit of patients, care-givers and their families.

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INTEGRATIVE DESIGN Project: RTKL out of Los Angeles and Tucson-based Indevco Architects contributed to the master plan, design and programming of memory care and skilled nursing rehab facilities.

HEALTHY BUSINESS MODEL Hacienda at the River will share its multi-use site with authentic working horse stables and adjacent garden medical office space.

The newest type of healthcare designation includes in-patient rehabilitation; and renovations and portions of new construction in the long-term care space are now being allocated to this new sub-set of patient designation. Hacienda at the River has embraced this model. It is the vision of award-winning senior-housing developer and operator David Freshwater and David Barnes of Tucson-based Watermark Retirement Communities. After a transformative experience attempting to advocate for a loved one in a conventional healthcare setting, Freshwater envisioned a facility that would treat patients and their families in a holistic manner. “When my mom had back surgery and didn’t respond to pain medicine, we tried to introduce acupuncture.” But his attempts failed due to restrictions and a general lack of coordination. Since then, Freshwater’s vision has been to implement “a center for excellence and innovation in senior living.” In collaboration with pioneers in holistic medicine at the nearby University of Arizona, the facility plans to establish alternative and holistic care for its residents and guests. UA’s Center for Integrative Medicine includes the Institute on Place and Well-Being, which includes the college of architecture, planning and the school of medicine. Founded by Dr. Esther Sternberg, author of Healing Spaces the Science of Spaces and Well-being, Sternberg’s cutting-edge research in the mind-

of health and the landscape of design for green and sustainable buildings and the importance of the physical environment and the landscape environment for integrative medicine to foster those healthy activities,” says Sternberg. The campus’ landscape is integral to the patient experience as well: Native and non-native trees and shrubs surround and connect the property’s courtyards, and the patios of the Hacienda Homes feature raised vegetable beds, potting tables and water-harvesting. Residents may raise flowers, vegetables and herbs, as well as harvest fruit from citrus trees; gardens and orchards will yield seasonal produce for the Hacienda, as part of nutrition-rich, anti-inflammatory diets. A final innovative approach at Hacienda on the River is on the care-giver side, where there tends to be a lot of employee burnout and hence, turnover. In Hacienda’s setting, caregivers become companions. Called “Nayas,” Sanskrit for leader or guide, these universal caregivers will provide “expert support needed to optimize resident comfort and contentment,” says Freshwater. Nayas accompany their residents through daily routines, noting and observing recreation, diet, sleep habits, lucidity—even socializing. The system humanizes care-giver roles; and creates better health outcomes. Hacienda at the River is expected to be complete in early summer 2016.

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body-place connection has been referenced by major organizations including the GSA. “Integrative therapies and pet therapies can physically affect the body,” says Sternberg. A working horse farm and stables planned onsite at Hacienda on the River will foster the integrative care approach and provide residents and guests opportunities for equine therapy. Ohio State Univer-

Music and art therapy, meditation and canine therapy have all been successfully integrated at the outpatient facility at Walter Reed on the military base in Bethesda, Md. sity did a study on the impact of horses and equine therapy for residents suffering from dementia, and they’re beginning to assess what’s actually happening from a neuroscience standpoint. “It’s very creative how David is using this in elderly care to treat conditions that might appear in that environment,” comments Sternberg, who also points to successful integration of musical therapy, art therapy, meditation and canine therapy at the outpatient facility at Walter Reed hospital on the base in Bethesda, Md. “It’s changing the landscape

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Programmable Pendulum Finds Foreign Frequencies Thyssenkrupp Elevator transforms existing tall tower technology into a one-of-a-kind research and development tool.

Thyssenkrupp Elevator’s latest re-engineering feat deploys an existing technology in a way that refines the tall building experience. Tall and supertalls rely on advanced modeling and structural engineering calculations, but their ability to remain standing also involves mass pendulums. A more covert aspect of tall building construction, megaton pendulums help

mark. After analyzing and recording the building’s natural sway and motion, the research and development facility’s pendulum is calibrated and tuned to allow precision control of the building, reducing sway of the tower from a maximum of 76 cm in one direction, to less than 15 cm. The passive pendulum includes an intelligent interface developed by Thyssen-

in the world to combine passive and active motions, allowing precision development of custom-calibrated elevators designed to suit an existing building or a building in development. Currently, the majority of elevator research and development happens in static test shafts that descend deep into the ground. The impressive tk-GERB-developed

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“We can simulate all kinds of building heights and weather conditions—this also goes for buildings that haven’t even been built yet.” —Andreas Schierenbeck, CEO, Thyssenkrupp Elevator

absorb vortex-induced vibrations and sway due to wind, weather or seismic shifts. Mass pendulums’ stabilizing forces mitigate building occupants’ perceptions of these motions and reduce fatigue loads. ThyssenKrupp’s 246-m tower, nearing completion in Rottweil, Germany, now boasts a 240-ton mass damper recently hoisted into place at the 193-m

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krupp Elevator and GERB Schwingungsisolierungen; the system monitors the building motion and the damper motion as it stabilizes the building. This sophisticated program was conceived to initiate controlled artificial motions that replicate real weather and sway conditions present in certain tall and supertall buildings. It is the first pendulum interface

pendulum system will be significantly more accurate than test shafts and tops today’s engineering modeling software, which may fall short in predicting complex relationships between elevator cab, shaft and building. To create this artificial simulation technology, movement is instigated by controlled deflection of the pendulum by electromagnetic linear motors, causing it to oscillate. The moving mass of the pendulum then pulls on the tower, setting it in controlled motion. Electromagnetic linear motors are integral to ThyssenKrupp’s MULTI vertical transport system, which will be tested in three of the twelve elevator shafts in the test tower, which is set to be fully operational this fall.

SWAY TO EARTH’S MUSIC ThyssenKrupp’s 246-m tower is nearing completion in Rottweil, Germany. A sophisticated new technology allows its test shafts to imitate actual conditions present at remote elevator installation sites.

CELEBRATING A NEW ERA IN ROTTWEIL This stunning display of light was envisioned as a celebratory gesture for the holiday and the new facility in Rottweil. The lightshow took place symbolically on the fourth Sunday of Advent to transform the tower into the tallest candle in the world.

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insulation also are driving the move toward greater adoption of rainscreen systems. And, as with any code-driven projects, the IECC’s move has opened a market for manufacturers. From custom composites to off-the-shelf systems and materials, designers now have a growing range of options to bring their visions of creative, high-performance buildings to life. Two recent projects—one a high-profile, signature museum and the other a municipal library with a much lower budget—illustrate how a rainscreen approach—along with today’s sophisticated design software—can offer design flexibility.

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Making a Mark for Art “Fiber-reinforced polymer is moldable—it comes as a liquid, not as a sheet—and the material doesn’t cost any more to build into a complex shape than it does a flat sheet. And because the strength of the material is so high, it can be made thinner, and because it is thinner, it is also lighter.”

tion features 710 FRP panels fabricated in the company’s facility, with silicate crystals embedded into their surface to create a sparkling effect throughout the day. Kreysler says a number of advantages make this material a natural match for architects seeking maximum flexibility at a minimum weight. “It’s moldable—it comes as a liquid, not as a sheet—and the material doesn’t cost any more to build into a complex shape than it does a flat sheet,” Kreysler says. “And because the strength of the material is so high, it can be made thinner, and because it’s thinner, it’s also lighter.” Though they aren’t applied in a formal pressurized design, the panels are attached as a rainscreen, Kreysler says, in a plan co-developed with the façade engineering firm Enclos. The pattern, as created by

—Bill Kreysler, Founder and Principal, American Canyon, Kreysler & Assocs.

Snøhetta’s architects, meant each panel had to be unique—there are no repeats—a requirement FRP technol-

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Designers with San Francisco office of Oslo, Norway-based Snøhetta envisioned a rippling pattern of light and shadow in their plans for a 10-story, 235,000-sq.-ft. addition to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), which opens this month. Initially, their plans called for glass-reinforced concrete, which posed some issues regarding weight and cost. Serendipitously, Bill Kreysler, founder and principal of American Canyon, Calif.-based Kreysler & Assocs., happened into a conversation about the project and realized it would be a great fit for his company, which manufactures custom-designed and cast composite fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) products, including building panels. The end result of that conversation has become the largest architectural application of composites technology in the United States, according to the Kreysler & Assocs.’ website. The expansion’s east eleva-

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CRYSTAL VISION 710 FRP panels fabricated in the Kreysler & Assocs.’ facility, with silicate crystals embedded into their surface to create a sparkling effect throughout the day.

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LIKE WAVES Drawing inspiration from the waters of San Francisco Bay, Snøhetta’s designers specified fiber-reinforced-polymer panels to create the rippled exterior for the new 10-story addition to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The rainscreen-style panels incorporate silicate crystals from Monterey Bay, so their surfaces sparkle as light shifts during the day.

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ogy (along with Kreysler & Assocs.’ sophisticated computer numerically controlled (CNC) cutting equipment) is well-suited to meet. “The architects designed the surface that represented the entire façade, and that surface contains all the ripples and waves,” Kreysler says. “Our job was to take their surface and convert it into products.” And, as they brought designers’ dreams to life, they also made the job of the project’s structural engineers both easier and less expensive, he adds. Original plans had called for a secondary steel frame to handle the

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weight of the much-heavier fiberreinforced concrete architects initially considered. With FRP, the need for that secondary frame was eliminated, cutting the need for nearly one million tons of steel, along with related labor, from the budget. For Kreysler’s firm, building façades are just the newest application of FRP materials since the company started in 1982. Kreysler initially learned the technology in the 1970s, while working in the boat-building industry and opened his own business to expand into other industries. Since then, Kreysler & Assocs. has helped

with theme park projects, statuary and in reproducing architectural details. More recently, as 3D design software has enabled architects to more easily visualize and develop more geometric plans, interest has grown in the company’s potential as a cladding supplier. As a result, Kreysler is starting up a new company planned to offer standardized panel designs at lower cost than today’s one-off custom designs.“What we do is only a available to a handful of people because it’s damned expensive,” Kreysler says. “It seems to us there’s great potential if we just make it a little less complex.”

Kreysler & Assocs.’ CNC cutting equipment used 3Ddrawing files from Snøhetta to create 710 individual molds to serve as forms for the museum’s exterior panels.

FRP DEFINITION Fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP) (also fiber-reinforced polymer) is a composite material made of a polymer matrix reinforced with fibers. The fibres are usually glass, carbon, aramid, or basalt. Rarely, other fibers such as paper or wood or asbestos have been used. The polymer is usually an epoxy, vinylester or polyester thermosetting plastic, and phenol formaldehyde resins are still in use. FRPs are commonly used in the aerospace, automotive, marine, construction industries and ballistic armor.

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FLUTTERING FAÇADE Set amid a number of big-box retail stores, the Mill Woods Library, Seniors and Multicultural Centre in Edmonton, draws on the metal-cladding vernacular of surrounding structures, but with a variegated twist. Pairing more standard flat panels with tapered units arranged in a seemingly random pattern, designers with Dub Architects and HCMA Architecture + Design created a façade that appears to be fluttering off into the horizon. This façade, in turn, is cut away to reveal a glass curtainwall to establish the building as a public space.

Statement-Quality Design The budget for the Mill Woods Library, Seniors and Multicultural Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, was significantly lower than that for SFMOMA’s expansion, but a signature look was still a goal for both the owner and project architects. Considering the building site located in the midst of a big-box retail district, the architectural team of Dub Architects of Edmonton and HCMA Architecture + Design of Vancouver knew traditional civic stylings would not work. “Putting a small, traditional library there wouldn’t work well,” says Michael Dub, a Dub Architects principal. “That’s where we saw the chance to use materials to create a strong, creative image.” The materials of choice, in this case, were metal cladding panels and glass—the panels to both provide mass and a sense of context within the shopping district, in which many of the retailers also feature metal

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cladding, and the glass to provide an open invitation into public space. The panels, from Holland, Mich.-based Dri-Design, are attached using a rainscreen system that provides architects with enormous freedom in panel depth and orientation. Here, architects opted for the Tapered Series, arranging the panels in modules of 25 and incorporating three different angle depths. These modules, in turn, are rotated in four directions to create a randomized appearance that’s actually been quite well planned. “There were economic efficiencies we were trying to take advantage of, and this pixilated, angled, scaly skin offered a way” to meet both aesthetic and budgetary goals, Dub says. “It’s pretty amazing how the light changes it during the day—it always has a different effect.” As was the case in the SFMOMA expansion, 3D modeling was a key element in bringing the pattern

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together, and in meeting a key client requirement that the lower-level panel modules not be climbable. “Apparently, the library has had problems with some of the sunscreens on other branches,” Dub notes. The architect sees a strong future for rainscreens in his region. With insulation and building membranes treated as a distinct system, designers have greater creative latitude in their plans for building exteriors. “It really becomes a matter of, ‘how constructible is it?’” he says, with special praise for panelized systems that can help architects meet

With special praise for panelized systems that can help architects meet both aesthetic and bottom line goals, “It really becomes a matter of ‘how constructable is it?’” —Michael Dub, Principal, Dub Architects

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By Barbara Horwitz-Bennett, contributing writer

In the Middle East, Asia and particularly Europe, it’s not difficult to witness out-of-the-box architectural creations employing unusual forms and materials. This begs the question, why aren’t these types of head-turning designs showing up as frequently domestically?

Singapore’s the Interlace, the 2015 World Architecture Festival’s Building of the Year.

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German-born artist/designer Thomas Schoos, founder of Schoos Design in West Hollywood, Calif., has a fairly unique grasp of this issue, having worked both sides of the pond. He actually sees a lot of innovative projects in the United States, but one of the big reasons there’s a seeming disparity in design is due to the costs of labor and materials, and sometimes codes. “Overseas projects can be free to actualize big ideas on a large scale with a budget that goes further due to lower labor costs and the ability to hire more skilled labor for these massive endeavors.” More stringent energy codes overseas are also driving innovation, according to Stefan Behnisch, hon. FAIA, AIA, RIBA, BDA, Behnisch Architekten, Stuttgart, Germany. While U.S. codes and standards are starting to reflect more of the forwardthinking, carbon-neutral goals prevalent in Europe, the general consensus is that current regulations are not enough to initiate greater change. Again, don’t rule out economics. “Generally, these adventurous overseas designs are reflective of an exuberant economy, soaring land values or in many cases, the desire to create an iconic building as an attraction to elevate the international status of a city,” explains Tim Magill NCARB, LEED AP, cofounder, design principal of the Hollywood, Calif.based 5+design, whose firm has designed a number of overseas projects, notably in China, Russia and Turkey. For example, the economics of limited gaming licenses in Singapore have enabled unique projects where owners lavishly spend money on their buildings and still expect a great return, he says. Furthermore, extreme density, high property values and excellent public transportation create a supportive environment for glamorous buildings to thrive in places like Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Moscow and Istanbul. In contrast, most U.S. cities don’t have the density or the property values to rationalize such buildings. At the same time, he’s quick to point out striking exceptions such as Chicago’s Aqua Tower, New York’s Hudson Yards and San Francisco’s Transbay Transit Center—this, of course, is in addition to the portfolio of domestic work from Frank Gehry, Morphosis, SOM, KPF and Pelli Clark Pelli. In fact, McGill points out the most adventurous towers in the world are created by American architects. So why aren’t they doing them here? “Because the need or fi nancial environment to build a building as an iconic tourist attraction isn’t as important as it is overseas, and governments here don’t fi nance real estate projects,” he says.

Most U.S. developers, in fact, are working under the demands of a property fund or REIT expecting quarterly returns, whereas overseas, it’s not unusual for a wealthy benefactor, private donor or royal entity to contribute funds to an iconic project. Another noted professional difference between overseas and American architects is that the former is afforded greater esteem and autonomy over their building projects. “In the U.S., architects are often seen only as designers, and there is a belief that if someone is a good designer, then implementation can’t be their forte,” relates Behnisch. “There are too many hands, and the designer is forced to focus on some formal gimmicks that might, or might not survive fierce value-engineering sessions in the U.S. Anything non-visible, without immediate benefit to the owner or the designers, often disappears.”

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“The need or financial environment to build a building as an iconic tourist attraction isn’t as important [in the U.S.] as it is overseas, and governments here don’t finance real estate projects.” —Tim McGill, 5+Design, Hollywood, Calif.

The lighting design, by GDLighting, focuses on the elements of water and shore.

The Gemdale Lake Town Dajing Shopping Mall in Xian City, China

ELEGANT RHYTHM Inspired by the concept of movement and serenity, the project, designed by Seattle-based Callison, combines overlaying gardens with lake and green areas to create a flexible and unique experience.

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THE FAR SHORE The forms and shapes of the site’s landscape carry into the interior as the triangular steel frames of the atrium roof create an irregular water drop. Lighting helps bring out the natural elements of the night sky and introduces a calmness to the space below. The water theme, particularly the shore concept, is carried through the mall via continuous curved lines, while a three-dimensional transformation of each level creates an optically enclosed space.

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Nurturing a greater commitment to combatting climate change and driven by high energy costs, Europe is known for being ahead of the curve when it comes to sustainable design. “Designers and owners in Europe have, for a number of years, agreed that they have a social responsibility to factor sustainability into their business model,” confirms Dominic Harris, founder and director, Cinimod Studio, London. With Norway, Sweden, Holland and Germany leading the pack, natural resources and renewable energy are commonly prioritized in building projects. For instance, in Munich, deep heat mining and geothermal energy are becoming an almost common source of energy for both heating and power. Furthermore, “some of the cutting-edge technical trends that we observe here are solar cooling—as we used for the Marco Polo Tower in Hamburg—and active, energy-producing facades,” reports Behnisch. Along those lines, he anticipates the development of thermal-driven shading that involves more fixed shading with temperaturesensitive materials embedded in the joints. “Fixed shading devices will be so intelligently designed that they will shade facades in the summer, and when the season allows, enhance daylight reflection and let some light into buildings,” he says, adding the shades will move by solar temperature alone in absence of a building management system. Otherwise, a good deal of R&D funding for building construction has been coming from the European Commission, as well as individual countries, with a number of noteworthy developments already emerging. For example, according to Guglielmo Carra, PhD., senior engineer and Europe technical leader for materials consulting with Arup’s Berlin offi ce, the Netherlands has been experimenting with new materials such as composites. As an example, he points to the Stadeljik museum in Amsterdam, whose astonishing façade is clad in aramid and carbon fi bers. In Hamburg, he points to the BIQ building (seen on the opposite page) where, for the fi rst time, to his knowledge, algae is being incorporated within façade panels to both optimize solar gain and create a potentially endless source of biomass to produce energy, he reports. Arup is also actively involved with an R&D project, funded by the European Commission, called BioBuild which develops and tests biocomposite materials made from a combination of natural fi bers and polymers obtained from fast growing plants (an example appears on the opposite page) Emerging from these efforts is the

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Sustainability, Leading the Charge

UNIQUE, RECESSED FACADES Unique, recessed facades, each turned a few degrees on their axis, act as sun shading for Hamburg’s Marco Polo Tower. The residential building incorporates rooftop vacuum collectors with a heat exchanger to turn heat into a cooling system, and innovative soundinsulated air louvers to support natural ventilation. HAMBURG, GERMANY

world’s fi rst unitized façade panel made of flax fi bers and a bio-based polymer. Carra believes natural materials will have an impact in construction in the next years, and might play a strong role in developing carbon neutral buildings. Natural materials, right now, says Behnisch, are already becoming prominent. Along with wood, other building materials such as rammed earth, clay, adobe and straw—though mitigated by standards and regulations—are becoming more common, especially in context of where a project is being constructed. That said, Behnisch is quick to point out there are plenty of sustainably minded architects in the

Behnisch Architekten + Studio Jantzendesigned City of Santa Monica’s Parking Structure No. 6, in the United States.

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U.S. teaming up with progressive building owners to produce noteworthy green projects. He points to a project where his fi rm partnered with Studio Jantzen to design the city of Santa Monica’s Parking Structure No. 6—a well-advanced structure with daylight-enhancing systems, solar panels, shading devices on the roof and a socially sustainable infrastructure. However, the U.S. market, largely driven by ROI, is often a stumbling block. Furthermore, national energy policy is being undermined by a polarized Congress and the fragmentation of the energy industry is regulated on a state-by-state basis, says Magill.

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“The knowledge that is necessary to bring about a highly sustainable built environment is available in the U.S. It is just perceived as too expensive, too risky, too green, or in many parts of the U.S., politically suspicious.” —Stefan Behnisch, Behnisch Architekten

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OUT OF THE BOX BOX Higo by Nakayama Architects took home honors in the 2015 World Architecture Festival’s completed office category. Judges noted it quickly rose to the top for being a “magical, habitable, almost invisible structure” that was deemed a spectacular feat, particularly since it is located in an earthquake zone.

The Skyon is an example of one of the many structures world-wide, taking on a more dynamic facade.

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The world’s first unitized façade panel made of flax fibers and a bio-based polymer.

RADIATING FORMS Comprised of 9- to 13-story buildings and one 40-story iconic tower, the Skyon in Gurgaon, India, by DLR Group | Sorg, features four stacked units radiating from a rectangular core in the shape of a pinwheel, and modulated balconies for optimal sun-shading.

BIOCOMPOSITES As part of the European Commission-funded BioBuild R&D project, Arup has been involved in developing and testing biocomposite materials combining natural fibers and polymers from fast growing plants. Emerging from these efforts is the world’s first unitized façade panel made of flax fibers and bio-based polymers.

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Natural Materials Engineering buildings with wood is also becoming a topic of research, and the first high-rise and midrise projects are already under construction. Perhaps the largest wooden structure ever built, Behnisch Architekten designed the 7700 sq. m. World Intellectual Property Organization’s conference hall in Geneva. “This fully engineered wood structure—with wood for the interior and exterior cladding, as well as the load-bearing system—is cooled with the water of Lake Geneva, has full LED lighting and integrates an innovative climate concept that is supported by natural air flow,” relates Behnisch. “Projects are using more and more local and geographical resources such as woods, stones and plant-life—I love it,” observes Schoos. “Using the natural materials that surround the project welcomes a sense of pride in the quality, workmanship and resources. Architecture has identity. You get to see the roots of the project and celebrate why and where you build.”

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Project: World Intellectual Property Org. Conference Hall Architect: Behnisch Architekten

WOODEN WALLS Fully utilizing wood for the structural systems, interiors and exterior cladding, Geneva’s World Intellectual Property Organization’s conference hall may be the largest wooden structure ever built at 7700 sq. m.

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Not Necessarily Better Although a lot has been written and discussed about the glamorous projects taking place overseas, the fact of the matter is that not all out-ofthe-box programs are necessarily so functional. “We are seeing a huge uptick in rivalry, competing forms, with every project trying to outdo the last. This leads to over-the-top, goofy architecture, especially in rapidly developing cities in Asia,” explains Suman Sorg, FAIA, design leader, DLR Group | Sorg, Washington, D.C., who originally hails from New Delhi, India. “In a related condition, a westward orientation or overuse of western trends in architecture can lead to a disregard for the local context in places like Asia and the Middle East.” “Indeed, sometimes you end up with dysfunctional architecture that, although ‘more creative’ in form, is actually a bad result for the city,” agrees Australian-born Richard Marshall, international strategy leader, Perkins+Will, San Francisco. In fact, “the Chinese premier recently came out with a statement to stop the ‘silly’ architecture.” For example, Beijing’s Galaxy Soho office/ retail project is a stunning application of creativity

and unique form, however, when Magill visited a year after it opened, he discovered that out of 200 spaces, only a few were actually being leased. “The rounded shapes of the floor plates can be difficult for laying out offices, and the configuration of the retail space was much more a result of the building interior and exterior shaping than a rigorous leasing strategy that would led to a successful shopping center design,” he explains. Overall, Magill stresses the importance of ensuring that the architecture suits the location and cultural context. “In many cases, restraint is what makes great architecture and indeed great urban contributions. In situations where every building is trying to garner attention by being out-of-the-box, the overall result is rather poor.”

Another 2015 WAF winner for landscaping, Yanweizhou Park in China, by Turenscape, is a great example of bringing organic form and materials to bear in an exciting and creative way not often seen in such every-day applications.

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“Projects are using more and more local and geographical resources such as woods, stones and plantlife – it gives the architecture identity and you get to see the roots of the project and celebrate why and where you build.” —Thomas Schoos, Schoos Design

A 2015 winner in WAF’s “Display” category, the pavilion, part of Expo Milano, is an example of an interesting way to provide passive shading with natural materials, that frankly looks spectacular. The goal was to combine architecture and scenery to communicate Brazilian values and the aspirations of its agriculture and livestock farming to help feed the world.

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Enacting Change Returning to the issue of American architects lacking the societal esteem and authority to run with unique project ideas, Marshall recommends engaging in civic leadership with the goal of helping civic leaders better understand design. This means volunteering to sit on municipal design panels, or even running for public office, as these strategies provide valuable platforms to discuss the importance of investing in design within society. In addition, Sorg sees educating and engaging the public about the value of art and design as key, starting early with education for young children. Meanwhile, Magill is witnessing a number of variables coming together, which may help support more engaging, cutting-edge architecture here in the U.S., as time goes on.

“As more developers travel overseas, and as lessons can be learned about ways to create value and experience, I believe things will change.” “Changes in demographics, improved public transportation and better city management are resulting in a Renaissance of urban life. Cities are also becoming crucibles of culture, food, art, creative business and community identity. These are the ingredients that lead to higher property values and a higher quality urban fabric,” he explains. “Developers are also naturally competitive, in seeing what others have done overseas and will ask the question: why not here?” In a similar vein, Roy Higgs, president, Roy Higgs Intl., Annapolis, Md., projects, “as more developers travel overseas, as more out-of-the-box, highly sustainable projects come on-line and as lessons can be learned about ways to create value and experience, I believe things will change.”

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Project: Le Toison d’Or Location: Brussels Architect: UNStudio

LIFT OFF Le Toison d’Or in Brussels, by Ben van Berkel and UNStudio, is a hybridization of traditional building-block typology and mixed-use development with a retail podium. To avoid the monolithic qualities common to block structures, the facade is broken up by variations in texture, depth and a repeating rhythm of a series of curved vertical frames.

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LIGHT AS AIR? Van Berkel wanted the retail units to be as open and light as possible: “We wanted to contrast this with the apparent solidity of the upper floors to create the illusion that the balloon like frames were carrying the building; as if the whole block almost has the potential to float above the avenue.”

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Lighting it Up From Hong Kong’s ICC Tower—digitally choreographed to reflect the seasons, to the Burj Khalifa—featuring the world’s largest digital display, to the Abu Dhabi Yas Island Marina Hotel canopy—clad with approximately 5000 frit glass panels custom designed to illuminate the glass, spectacular lighting is a prominent overseas feature. “It is commonplace in places like China and Dubai to animate the entire high-rise building façade with LED lighting, offering a superscaled type of nighttime civic art,” relates Tim Magill NCARB, LEED AP, co-founder, design principal, 5+design, Hollywood, Calif. Offering another example, Dominic Harris, founder and director, Cinimod Studio, London, relates that when Snog opened up their first yogurt shop in London a few years back, they were the first to incorporate all LED lighting which formed entire ceilings. “It was an interior look far different from other yogurt shops around town. Their business prospered around London and then went overseas.” On the contrary, with the exception of Las Vegas and Times Square, U.S. lighting designers are much more challenged to create such dynamic lighting. “Manufacturers, distributors, installers and contractors put many steps in between the Abu Dhabi Yas Island Marina Hotel architect, the architectural or technical intent, and the final outcome,” explains Stefan Behnisch, hon FAIA, AIA, RIBA, BDA, Behnisch Architekten, Stuttgart, Germany. “Furthermore, the American building industry is generally reluctant to do anything new or anything they haven’t done 100 times before. The definition of risk is a very conservative one.”

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DOUBLE YOUR MONEY Aided by a double-skin façade, the Würth Administration Building—on the shores of Lake Constance in Rorschach, Switzerland—lends a beautiful aesthetic, abundant natural light, energy savings and enhanced acoustics. Sefar’s Vision AL 140/70 glazing features a laminated metallic-gloss fabric interlayer to support the high-performance enclosure. SEFAR Architecture www.sefar.com Circle 416

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BATH SCULPTURE Teaming up with international designer Jamie Drake, THG’s Profil bath collection is inspired by vaulted cathedral ceilings for a sleek, sculpted design. A popular choice for high-profile hospitality establishments, the fixtures come with lever or cross handles in solid metal, or with elegant inlays in black onyx and Lalique crystal. THG-Paris www.thg.fr Circle 414 AUTHENTIC LOOK AND FEEL WITHOUT THE MAINTENANCE When looking to replace a 50-year-old wood parquet floor in the main dining hall at its popular St. John’s Campus, the University of Worchester, Worchester, England, opted for ease of maintenance with Karndean’s Auburn Oak Parquet in herringbone configuration. Home to 10,000 students and 1000 staff members, the 500 sq. m floor helped the University maintain the look they wanted without the wear-and-tear of real wood. Karndean www.karndean.com Circle 415

ADAPTABLE DESIGN The versatile Zumtobel TECTON continuous-row LED lighting system provides intelligent solutions for any lighting task. The system accommodates a range of lighting applications with the 7-pole, current-conducting section built into its trunking, which ensures that various functions, such as power supply or lighting control, can be integrated directly and without additional effort. With this multifunctional basic unit, the lighting modules, light sources and optics may be exchanged or added as necessary to meet specific project requirements. Zumtobel www.zumtobel.us Circle 413

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One can only speculate on what new products and innovation will debut at this month’s AIA Convention. I am floored to be traversing the show to report the latest products, finishes and findings from exhibitors. I’ll venture to the new Interiors’ Pavilion touting the latest trends in materials, textures and colors, and I suspect it will attract a crowd. I also look forward to popping into sessions to get the latest on Resilience TH412, Health-andWellbeing TH210 and Neuroscience, Evolution and

Gain the latest knowledge on-site with AIA Expo Chats or online at The Continuing Architect. Ecology in the Built Environment TH310. As much as I appreciate the well-organized, academic setting of sessions, I sometimes find the best information on the show floor by talking to exhibitors with expertise in designing, manufacturing and installing a sole material or product family. For those who enjoy active, experiential learning situations like this, Expo Chats provide the perfect pace for architects to earn up to six credits by visiting exhibitors on the show floor. Each 15-minute chat earns 0.25 of a learning unit. If you were unable to fit AIA into your schedule this month, fulfill required learning units in an economical and time-effi cient fashion online, with The Continuing Architect. As a service to architects who require convenient access to new product knowledge on a project-by-project basis, TCA offers interactive learning productions to keep you engaged. Browse high-caliber, on-demand videos from home, or on-the-go at www.thecontinuingarchitect.com; it is a great way to learn about the latest materials, fi nishes and products, and stay informed on your schedule.

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Installing the light is independent of positioning it. The indirect fixture pivots around 360 degrees in a ceiling or wall-mounted installation.

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WARMLY DESIGNED Tubes Radiatori includes both heated towel rails devised to lend the bathroom a marked designer feel, as well as radiators that, while suitable for heating and furnishing any setting, can also be equipped with specific accessories—shelves, towel bars, hooks, sponge tidies or large handles. Circle 411

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IT CLEANS ITSELF AquaSol exterior finish coat, for use with EIFS and properly prepared masonry, stucco and concrete surfaces, causes water to bead up and carry dirt and grime with it as it washes off walls. This effect is boosted by photocatalytic properties that help break down smog-related materials that might accumulate on building exteriors. And the acrylic material also is formulated to reflect heat and UV rays, even when applied over darker colors. Circle 409

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MESH OPTIONS Lanier is a new rigid mesh that provides varying options for open area. The pattern can be used for exterior façades, solar shading and parking garages, as well as interior screen walls and partitions. Lanier is similar to Cambridge’s flexible cable/rod pattern, Matte, but is ideal for rigid in tension solutions. Specified with a standard 50% open area, its open space can be expanded by removing fill wires as the pattern repeats. Lanier can be woven onto tall panels up to 100 ft. in height. Lanier can be attached using Cambridge’s standard Eclipse, Eyebolt and U-binding attachment methods or with a Clevis intension system and flatbar design. Circle 407

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DE LA MODE The Via bathroom collection from Moen features a variety of precise, angular lines, including a D-shaped base, a simplified spout and a horizontal, flat handle. The low-profile faucet available in a chrome finish, suits small spaces and ADA-compliant applications. Single-handle faucets feature red and blue temperature indicators on the underside of the handle that reflect onto the spout. Circle 405

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Acrovyn® Doors by Design allows for full-immersion beach design at Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital When it was time for the Yale School of Medicine, Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital (YNHCH) to renovate its pediatric MRI suite, the hospital kept young patients and their families in mind. In addition to the emotional toil associated with illness, institutional-looking walls and cold, stainless steel finishes of testing equipment can contribute to a young patient’s fear and anxiety. To reduce negative feelings and create a comfortable, healing space, the hospital sought a kid-friendly environment for its MRI suite that would evoke fun. With patients, staff and equipment continually moving throughout the suite each day, the use of highly durable materials was also paramount. The renovation customized YNHCH’s pediatric MRI suite by giving it a full-immersion beach theme. With a life-size sand castle positioned over the MRI scanner, flooring that mimics the coastline, and full wall murals, children can imagine a fun-filled day at the shore while undergoing medical testing. By using Acrovyn® Doors by Design, playful images now flow from the walls onto the doors, creating a nonstop scene. The decked out doors provide the pantone-matched colors from the walls and withstand continuous impact. With imagery and design creation from Bam Architecture Studio in New York City, CS worked closely with New Haven General Contractor Turner Construction and Kelley Brothers, located in Trumbull, CT, to execute the first-of-its-kind project. The end result is an interactive masterpiece that will ease the MRI experience of visiting children for many years to come.

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INSIDE AND OUT SONNEMAN—A Way of Light’s new Inside-Out lighting collection is equally at home inside or out. The line of LED sconces offers bold yet subtle backlighting and can be used for both interior and exterior applications. The luminaires come in three textured colors: bronze, gray and white. Circle 400

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FIND A CUSTOM WAY Create custom signage and wayfinding displays for airport terminals, hotels, malls, stadiums and more with Móz Designs Digital Imagery Collection. Digital Imagery integrates the visuals of a photograph or abstract art with the textural grains of Móz metals for a unique multi-layered effect. Images are printed on solid core and perforated aluminum, ranging from 0.04-in. to 0.125-in. thick, and durable finishes are available in gloss or matte. Colors and gradients can be added to create a custom look, and customers can select professional-quality images from Móz or submit high-resolution photos or artwork. Circle 398

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The community as a whole, and the buildings themselves, were designed according to the principles of Cradle to Cradle, a holistic approach that emphasizes a mentality of not doing less bad, but more good. The project centers on what William McDonough + Partners describes as a “Triple Top Line” approach:

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„ Economy: Increasing the area’s economic viability by attracting and retaining a workforce and creating marketplace distinction.

prominently throughout all of the buildings, ranging from siding to green wall systems to carpets and wall tiles. Each building was tailored to suit the needs of individual tenants, but also interplays with the rest of the community by sharing resources and environmental infrastructure, including wastewater treatment and solar capture. The result is a living, breathing organism that will grow and change with advancements of technology and the evolution of the community itself into new applications.

Cradle to Cradle Certified products figure prominently throughout all of the Park 20|20 buildings, ranging from siding to green wall systems to carpet.

Alastair Reilly, LEED AP, Director, McDonough + Partners., is an accomplished senior architectural designer and an expert in sustainable design and planning, with a 20-year career.

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The B/S/H/ building is home to appliance manufacturers Bosch, Siemens, Gaggenau, Neff and Solitaire, with offices bringing together the needs of service, sales and warehousing and the building serving as part office, part showroom, part sales. The unique nature of the three areas necessitated open floor plans to maximize space, with heightened focus on quality. “A big piece of the design is about good design and workplace efficiency and how can we make these lively and promote interaction,” says Alastair Reilly, AIA LEED AP, Director at McDonough + Partners.

GOOD URBANISM AT PARK 20|20 The buildings in Park 20|20 are plugged into a central system, not only for infrastructure within the campus, but to the lifestyle of the local culture. Along with proximity to transit and accommodations for the country’s bicycle culture, the campus as a whole fosters a 24/7 vibrancy; amenities such as fitness and food ensure activity after working hours to better integrate the complex into the greater community. The buildings’ occupants also interact with each other, sharing amenities such as conference rooms and theaters so as not to waste lesser used spaces. The integrated, supportive design that spans from one end of the campus to the other and from building to building supporting the whole concept. “They are all unique,” Reilly says, “but part of it is bringing it together in one place.”

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Cradle to Cradle Certified products on the exterior include Accoya wood siding, Daas Baksteen Zeddam BV ClickBrick, Xero-Flor Moss Sedum, and Dow Building Solutions’ Styrofoam XPS insulation.

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Developed by McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry, “Cradle to Cradle design is based on safe cycling of goods and services in either the technosphere (technical cycle) or biosphere (biological cycle) as valuable nutrients. In addition, Cradle to Cradle design integrates clean water, clean energy and social fairness considerations.

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The building’s green roof includes rainwater catchment, filtration and storage for reuse in toilet flushing.

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Floor Systems One of the core principles of Cradle to Cradle is the circular economy—considering the building and its components beyond just their standard use period. As such, the designers approached the project with an eye toward “designing for disassembly,” Reilly explains. “The thought is that if you think about the way they’re disassembled, sometimes the way they’re assembled becomes easier,” he says, noting that such thinking helps with decisions on erection, labor costs, and then material recapture. One result of this approach was the use of Slimline building systems, used on the B/S/H/ building and several others in Park 20|20, that combine the ceiling, hollow installation, and subfloor into one prefabricated panelized system. Mechanicals can be integrated into the hollow floor and remain permanently accessible. According to the Netherlands-based manufacturer, the system is thinner, lighter, and more flexible than similar floor systems.

And in keeping with core philosophies, says Reilly, should the building be repurposed down the road, such as for

housing, the panels can be pulled apart and reconfigured, or disassembled for reuse.

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In keeping with the core philosophies, should the building be repurposed down the road, such as for housing, the Slimline panels can be pulled apart and reconfigured or disassembled for reuse. —Alastair Reilly, Director, McDonough + Partners

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IN THE DARK The technology used to light up the buildings, parking lots and common areas were outdated; desired light levels were unattainable, and maintenance costs were unsustainable.

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Hotels Add Security and Efficiency The leadership team at Extended Stay America was tasked in improving external aesthetics at their 629 properties, which included an outdoor lighting overhaul.

CHALLENGE: In 2013, a new leadership team was brought in at Extended Stay America (ESA) to oversee a $1 billion investment to improve its entire portfolio of 629 properties—the majority of which averaged 20 years in age—in a manner that would set the company up for future success.

The initial launch focused on external aesthetics. Research indicated a need to improve the exterior lighting at many of the facilities. From a lighting perspective, the technology used to light up the buildings, parking lots and common areas were outdated. The desired light levels were unachievable, and maintenance costs were unsustainable. INFLUENCE: The guiding principle of the initiative was to “improve the guest experience,” and the initial launch focused on external aesthetics. ESA aspires for its guests to feel relaxed in a comfortable and affordable hotel. The shortfalls of the exterior lighting were having a negative impact on the guest experience. The organization was looking for a solution that would improve aesthetics in a cost-effective and environmentally-friendly manner. CRITERIA: By replacing the legacy fixtures, Extended Stay America has been able to improve outdoor lighting levels, ultimately contributing to the safety and security of guests, visitors and staff. Lighting performance and quality have been improved, affording ESA the ability to achieve better light

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uniformity and increase light levels in critical places that were flagged as potential areas of risk. All of this was accomplished with an aesthetically pleasing luminaire package that looked good in the daytime and met all the desired metrics at night. SOLUTION: The InSite Group and Hubbell Lighting partnered to develop a solution that would replace the existing pole and wallpacks at Extended Stay America’s properties with LED luminaires. Beacon Products and Spaulding Lighting both feature a product portfolio of innovative and reliable luminaries that incorporate prominent design aesthetics in a cost-effective manner.

The team implemented a rigorous specification process with proprietary design tools to identify an ideal solution that would feature products from both of these brands. They dialed in on a solution that would employ Beacon Product’s Viper, Spaulding Lighting’s Cimarron and Laredo LED luminaires. When all 629 facilities are completed by 2018, Extended Stay America expects significant returns. “We are in the process of implementing one of the most important initiatives in the history of our company,” said David Crider, director of energy & sustainability, Extended Stay America. The $1 billion investment will improve the customer experience at every single one of the properties will have a substantial impact on the material success moving forward.

There has been a reduction in energy expenses, and the projected energy savings once all 629 hotels are completed is 18,500,000 kWh per year, translating to a savings of $1,750,000 per year.

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House of Cards A Swiss university placed emphasis on iconic construction to develop the architectural charisma it needs to prevail globally in the university sector.

CHALLENGE: The Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) is widely acknowledged as one of the finest universities founded anywhere in the world. This reputation attracts top students from across the globe to Lausanne, Switzerland, with the campus situated to the west of the city center. Project: Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) Location: Lausanne, Switzerland Architect: Dominique Perrault

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In the required new buildings and refurbishments, the institution places a consistent emphasis on iconic constructions in order to also develop the architectural charisma it needs to prevail in the globally competitive university sector. The extension of the existing Institute for Mechanical Engineering (ME), designed by Dominique Perrault, which was merged with the Centre for Neuroprosthetics (CNP) and founded in 2008, is the latest evidence of this. The Pôle de bio-ingénierie owes its unique appearance to a three-dimensional zig-zag façade consisting of 630 horizontally sliding solar protection elements made of metallic fabric. INFLUENCE: For Perrault, however, the decisive factor in the choice of material was its special visual appearance. The spirals, each measuring 7 mm wide × 150 mm long, reflect sunlight particularly intensively and lend the panels a Mediterranean lightness despite the solid nature of the material. This effect helps express Perrault’s intention to create a building without visible walls. CRITERIA: In terms of the holistic sustainability of the building, the panels can be adjusted on a roomby-room basis and thereby flexibly according to the room usage and the time of the year. Furthermore, thanks to the protection from undesired heating through the sun in summer and the utilization of heat generated by sunlight entering the building in winter, the fabric supports energy-efficient climate management throughout the building. SOLUTION: Dominique Perrault designed the fourstory façade as part of his urban reorganization of the campus, which underlines the new dynamic of the center. The 633 individual panels from GKD form a vertical and horizontal zig-zag pattern spanning the entire building like awnings. The panels are alternately affixed at the top and bottom, and are made of natural-colored, anodized Escale aluminum fabric, which is fixed in place by means of a stable frame construction using clip bolts.

The open structure of the fabric also allows natural daylight into rooms and enables natural ventilation, making the building a pleasant environment. This in turn increases productivity and minimizes energy requirements for artificial light and air conditioning.

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Gymnasium Sees the Light High school gymnasium undergoes LED lighting retrofit which allows school officials to recoup time, utility and maintenance costs.

CHALLENGE: Connersville High School (CHS) in Connersville, Ind., home to the Spartan Bowl—one of the largest gymnasiums in the state—needed to replace dim and costly metal halide high-bay lights. Lighting in the Spartan Bowl was fraught with obstacles. The existing 26 fixtures—400-W metal halide high-bay lights—had grown dim over time, costing the school considerable time, utility and maintenance costs as the fixtures aged.

It took eight minutes for the lights to reach full brightness, resulting in introducing teams in the dark. INFLUENCE: Prior to installing new LED luminaires, it took eight minutes for the gym’s lights to reach full brightness, forcing school officials to choreograph athletic events and other ceremonies around the warm-up time and, at times, resulting in introducing teams and participants in the dark. CRITERIA: Lighting at the Spartan Bowl neared 30 foot-candles (fc) when they should have been at 70+ fc for varsity basketball.

SCHOOL SPIRIT Energy consumption has dropped to half that of previous fixtures, down to 230 W from 458 W, with more than double the brightness. The school should see its ROI in two to three years.

SOLUTION: The school swapped existing fixtures with Cree’s CXB Series in a 4000K color temperature, immediately boosting light levels from 30 to 70 foot candles with improved color rendering, while cutting energy usage in half and offering zero maintenance requirements for years to come.

Project: Connersville High School Location: Connersville, Ind.

PRODUCT SPECS: Product: CXB Series LEDs

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Cree’s CXB High Bay LED fixture delivers up to 24,000 lm. and provides a combination of high performance and affordability, eliminating the need for energy-wasting fluorescent and HID high bay luminaires. The newest CXB High Bay LED luminaire provides customers with a better light experience through a higher color rendering index of 80-plus and delivers greater efficiency of 113 lm./W, lowering operating costs and paying for itself in less than three years. It also includes an improved thermal system, ensuring high reliability over its 100,000hour rated lifetime and an updated lens mounting and edge design.

HIGH BAY Cree’s CXB High Bay LED fixtures eliminates the need for inefficient fluorescent and HID high bay luminaires.

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Into the New Nation’s oldest anthropology library, Harvard University’s Tozzer Anthropology Library, gets a LEED Gold facelift.

CHALLENGE: Harvard University’s Tozzer Anthropology Library—the nation’s oldest anthropology library—was founded in 1866 as part of the Peabody Museum. In 1971, a new building was constructed to house the growing collection of ethnology, archaeology and related anthropological items. As the building aged, its condition deteriorated to the point that the three-story structure was considered uninhabitable. That condition, along with Harvard leadership’s strong desire to consolidate the school’s programs under one roof led the way for the newly renovated and expanded Tozzer Anthropology Building.

Opened in June 2015, the $12 million project included a complete renovation of the existing 24,800-sq.-ft. building and a two-story, 10,000-sq.-ft. addition.

To meet the project’s goals, schedule and budget, Boston-based Kennedy & Violich Architecture (KVA) was tasked with several design challenges: transform the building into a space that would allow students and staff from both sub-disciplines to work and learn alongside each other; create a more collaborative space to support the library’s changing role from traditional “book storage” to an environment that supports combined learning from multiple disciplines; and keep the renovation within the existing 1971 structural footprint. INFLUENCE: The new program is organized around a central light well clad in birch wood. Offices, classrooms and informal gathering places ring this ‘living space,’ which brings daylight into the building, creates visual relationships between floor levels and provides acoustic treatment.

SOLUTION: Emphasizing sunlight and views, Wausau Window and Wall Systems helped transform and expand the Tozzer Anthropology Library into a collaborative learning space. Custom-engineered windows and curtainwall were set in a staggered pattern throughout the brick- and copper-clad exterior, and installed as a sloped system to create a naturally illuminated interior light well.

A custom-engineered four-side silicone-glazed window wall system was developed for the project, based on Wausau’s popular INvision unitized curtainwall. Occupant-operated Wausau 4250-Z zero sightline awning vent windows also provided a seasonal opportunity for natural ventilation, and blend with the four-side silicone-glazed aesthetic.

NATURAL VIEWS Along with natural light and views, recycled and durable materials also helped the project achieve LEED Gold. High-performance architectural finishes contribute to the curtainwall and window systems’ durability and reduce the need for maintenance.

Project: Tozzer Anthropology Library Location: Cambridge, Mass. Architect: KVA

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Beat the Heat Christian Brothers Automotive Company’s headquarters looked to roller shades to combat the harsh Houston summers.

With the installation of the shading fabrics, the monthly bills are half of the projected HVAC costs.

HOUSTON, WE HAVE A SOLUTION Roller shades, combined with a heat-reflective fabric, helped block the sun pouring into the headquarters.

CHALLENGE: Located in Houston, Christian Brothers Automotive Company’s concrete headquarters building needed features to help combat the harsh Texas summers. The answer: roller shades to deliver improved solar reflection to help corporate building beat the Texas heat. “The heat was obviously brutal, but so was the glare, especially on the east, west and south sides of the building,” said Steve Palmer, president of Creative Blinds, which installed the shades. INFLUENCE: When Christian Brothers Automotive Company (CBAC) built its new corporate headquarters, they wanted to ensure employee productivity and comfort. CRITERIA: CBAC has also noticed significant monetary savings, which they attribute partially to the shades: “We budgeted a substantial amount monthly for electricity costs,” said Mark Carr, CEO, CBAC. “With the help of the shading fabrics, our average monthly bills are less than half of what we initially expected for heating and air conditioning costs. We are anticipating break even costs for the shading system in about two and a half years.” SOLUTION: In consultation with the CEO of CBAC, Mark Carr, Palmer and his team at Creative Blinds specified Hunter Douglas’ motorized RB 500 roller shades and Mermet’s specially heat-reflective fabric, T Screen with KOOLBLACK Technology, to help block the intense sun pouring in from all sides of the CBAC headquarters.

The fabrics reduce heat gain and control glare, as well as enhance comfort and increase worker productivity.

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The design called for motorized shades on the top floor, ensuring ease of use and creating a sharp appearance from both the interior and exterior of the building. “The shades look good, and the employees really like them,” said Carr. “I would estimate it’s probably about 10 or 15 degrees cooler with the T Screen with KOOLBLACK Technology fabric, which allows our team to feel more comfortable and be productive.” The fabrics have been proven to reflect 65% of all solar energy, reducing heat gain, as well as block 91% of visible light to control glare, enhance visual comfort and increase workspace productivity.

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By designating intimate spaces within the courtyard, more interaction has been brought into the neighborhood.

Encouraging Community San Francisco’s MB360 apartments encourage a sense of community in its courtyard space while also creating intimate niches for its residents.

CHALLENGE: Set in the heart of San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood, MB360 is a trendy mixed-use apartment community with resort-style amenities, including pool, spa, outdoor fireplace and dining areas.

Designing the outdoor living areas, however, presented certain challenges. “Our firm had a dual challenge: to encourage a community atmosphere in the courtyard while also creating intimate niches for residents,” said Cathy Garrett, president of PGAdesign, a landscape architectural firm in Oakland, Calif. INFLUENCE: MB360 and the larger Mission Bay

development have created a new urban community on the waterfront. “By designating these intimate spaces within the courtyard, we have helped bring a more human scale and interaction to the neighborhood,” said Garrett. CRITERIA: PGAdesign visualized a set of trellises

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SOLUTION: Working with Garrett and her staff, Móz Designs was selected to provide unique outdoor fixtures, including stylized shade trellises and a Mondrian-inspired screen for the spa.

“From our fi rst meeting, we were impressed with the versatility and creative possibilities of Móz metals,” said Garrett. “Our designs evolved as the Móz team took our initial plans and fabricated them into tailored elements that are artful and elegant. They showed us the nearly limitless possibilities of metal.” Móz created two styles: a trellis with a series of cantilevered panels and a curved trellis with rolled metal. Both were fabricated from 0.063-in. doublesided perforated aluminum. A Móz Waves grain was applied and then coated for exterior conditions. Adjacent to the spa, a Mondrian-themed screen was fabricated by Móz, based on a PGAdesign rendering to create a more intimate corner for spa visitors.

Project: MB360 Location: San Francisco Design: PGAdesign

PRODUCT SPECS: SUNSCREENS Móz created a trellis that featured a series of cantilevered panels.

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2 GLASS HALF FULL While Carvart’s custom-printed glass is beyond wild, other more understated aesthetics include several wood veneer finishes. Shown here is maple in a custom reception area. Domestic, exotic and reconstituted veneers are curated for their color and grain variety Twelve sustainable wood veneers come standard and other species are available upon request. Glass interlayers also include fabrics, paper and metallic mesh.

3 FIELD AND STREAM I love the rustic-refined dichotomy of aesthetics presented by Stream, a kiln-formed glass from Nathan Allan. Its an economical choice that includes several color options or low-iron glass. The textured glass is perfect for evoking the rhythm of a small creek, stream or river tributary in a design.

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Bas-relief-style Alight can be custom installed for interior or exterior applications.

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2 POLISHED KNOBS AND LEVERS Expanded to include three new designs and 10 squared off or circular knobs and levers, the Prodigy hardware line by Omnia features latchets from modern to traditional. Omnia products are all made of solid brass. Because polished, lacquered brass will eventually age naturally, apply non-abrasive wax to the hardware and polish with a soft cloth, both initially upon installation and monthly thereafter.

3 SUPER-SIZED DOORS New, taller, wider 8-ft. doors are available in Therma Tru’s Classic-Craft American Style and Rustic collections for those hard-to-specify openings. The American Style Collection features 3-ft., 6-in. wide × 8-ft.-high doors and glass options, while the Rustic Collection includes a 3-ft. × 8-ft. and 3-ft., 6-in. and 8-ft. styles with select wider glass options.

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4 SQUARED FINISH With its modern design, Corbin Russwin’s Muséo Joseph Collection is inspired by the works of Joseph Albers. The 135 Joseph level is available in 14 architectural finishes, including MicroShield antimicrobial coating, and is compatible with ADA-compliant mortise and tubural locks, access control locks and exit devices.

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Rx for Noise in Healthcare Facilities: Total Acoustics™ BY SEAN D. BROWNE

Good acoustics is a key element in the indoor environmental quality of healthcare facilities because it plays such an important role in supporting the health, safety, and well-being of patients and staff alike. As a result, HIPAA, HCAHPS, and the FGI Guidelines for Healthcare all make proper acoustics in healthcare facilities more important than ever in regard to both patient privacy and patient outcomes. To meet this need, Armstrong Ceiling Systems has introduced Total Acoustics™ ceiling panels, a new generation of ceiling panels that provide the ideal combination of sound absorption and sound blocking in a single panel. By delivering the ability to both reduce noise and keep it from traveling into adjacent areas, Total Acoustics ceiling panels are an ideal choice for today’s healthcare facilities. Typical applications include examination rooms, consultation rooms, treatment rooms, patient rooms, meeting rooms, and physicians’ private offices.

DECREASE EXCESSIVE NOISE Research shows that excessive noise in today’s healthcare facilities can disrupt patient recuperation by negatively affecting patient stress, comfort, and recovery. It can also negatively affect the ability of doctors and staff to verbally communicate with each other and with patients. All Total Acoustics ceiling panels have a Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC) of 0.60 or greater. Depending on the panel, this means they absorb 60% to 95% of the sound that strikes them, thereby creating an acoustical environment beneficial to patients and staff alike.

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health problems freely, which can have serious implications on their care. All Total Acoustics ceiling panels also have a Ceiling Attenuation Class (CAC) of 35 or greater, meaning they perform extremely well in their ability to block sound in one space from passing up into the plenum and transmitting back down into an adjacent space that shares the same plenum, thereby ensuring patient privacy.

IMPROVE SURVEY RESULTS With the introduction of Total Acoustics ceiling panels, designers can now specify a ceiling panel that can both limit the sound intrusion between spaces and reduce the level of sound within a space. By doing so, Total Acoustics ceiling panels can not only aid in patient recuperation but also improve HCAHPS survey results and address HIPAA requirements. For additional information on Total Acoustics ceiling panels, visit armstrong.com/totalacoustics.

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Envelope v The interlocking-fiber technology allows blow-in insulation to expand and lock into cavities with no adhesives required.

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Johns Manville JM Spider Plus

Ease of installation is an attractive feature and a critical element in any project’s success.

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1 FIRE FIGHTER FlameBlock Fire-Rated OSB Sheathing is a codecompliant component of fire-rated interior and exterior wall assemblies and roof decks, thanks to an ignitionresistant coating. Plus, it offers design values for load/ span and shear that are superior to fire-treated wood structural panels of the same thickness. The sheathing can be used in Type II, III and V construction.

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PIPING HOT ASJ Max pipe insulation features a poly-encapsulated paper jacket that is smooth and cleanable and doesn’t support the growth of mold or mildew. The customized closure system provides a tight seal, without need for glue or staples, in both extreme hot and cold conditions. 2

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3 OH, WHAT A TANGLED WEB… A new interlocking-fiber technology allows JM Spider Plus blow-in insulation to expand and lock into cavities with no adhesives or netting required. Designed to fill gaps and voids, the insulation dries quickly, allowing for same-day drywall installation and creates minimal dust, which lessens clean-up requirements.

Johns Manville www.jm.com Circle 338

4 ROOFING MAKES MALL EXPANSION A SNAP Snap-Clad metal panels now top many of the new retail spaces. Ease of installation was a critical element in the project’s success—with a tight deadline, roofers began their work in the middle of a difficult Chicago-area winter, with some of the roofs reaching 80 ft. off the ground.

Under tight deadlines and not just your average outlet mall enlargement, the expansion at Chicago Premium Outlets in Aurora, Ill., added space for 50 new stores, a new reflecting pool—which becomes an ice skating rink in the winter—and feature-rich landscaping.

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World-renown designer, and an AP Architectural Leader (Month, Issue?), Lucca Nichetto, recently released “Cloud” a contemporary and light, sofa, armchair and loveseat for Denmark’s AndTradition. Distributed in North America by SuiteNY, the comfortable sofa marries the distinct shape of Danish design with steel legs and soft plump pillows characteristic of an Italian divan.

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Teknion Studio Qui Collection

2 WELL-BACKED CANDIDATE With a stack of fabrics and finishes and a series of bases to choose from, the Saiba chair from Geiger is one of the most versatile seating candidates on the market. More than just a task chair, it looks equally handsome and resilient as a desk, guest or conference chair in office and hospitality applications.

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The Qui collection comes from creating products geared toward the theme of versatility to respond to the needs of work in the contemporary world.

3 FENG SHUI IT Channeling creative energy requires versatility and quickly reconfigurable spaces. Qui collection of seating and surfaces meets the desire for flexible layouts conducive to quick interactions and exchanges of spontaneous breakout groups. Qui’s exaggerated detailed finishes give it a tailored sartorial look from every angle. Each piece in the collection is equipped with on-board power critical to both private and social work areas.

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last detail: architectural leader

Cities Grow Up A passion for human-centric design runs deep at Safdie Architects, and is exhibited by Global Citizen, a major retrospective of the work of the 2015 AIA-Gold-Medal-winning firm. Principal, Greg Reaves, spoke to AP about how the firm’s work illustrates the idea of Global Citizen, a concept that strives to elevate and humanize the experience of vertical dwelling. by Megan Mazzocco, Senior Editor

Greg Reaves, Safdie Architects

Moshe Safdie first envisioned combining the amenities of a single-family dwelling— four exposures to natural light, cross-ventilation and a back yard—with the design and construction inherent to hill towns of the world, integrated into high-rises.

u SKY HABITAT,

Images courtesy: Safdie Architects

COLOMBO, SRI LANKA What appears to be complex geometry is actually a quite simple, repeatable solution that plays into the economies of scale, says Reaves.

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Global Citizen has deep roots in the firm’s history, and illustrates how an experimental housing prototype in 1964 dubbed Habitat 67, responded to challenges of urbanism, and continues to evolve. The original Habitat 67 was a response to what some might call the invasive “international” style, a variety of straight towers crowding out neighborhoods in cities worldwide. This shift threatened to erase the cultural identity of a place into an anonymous series of towers and balconies, says Reaves. “People couldn’t stand on the street anymore and say ‘I live there, that’s my house.’ What was being lost was the sense of a house as a home.” Over the years, the firm has developed a style and building strategy that provides an efficient framework on which urban density could grow, while also furnishing a platform that nurtures neighborhoods and civic life. Towers included intermittent community spaces to facilitate chance meetings and connections among neighbors and generously proportioned terraced balconies serving as backyards and gathering spaces for multi-generational families. At first pass, what appear to be luxurious amenity spaces also serve practical purposes: common spaces provide light wells to the interior, and terraces cultivate productive gardens providing everyday food and herbs. “These were revolutionary ideas incredibly received, but it did not proliferate at the time,” says Reaves of Habitat 67. Fast forward 50 years, and through a research fellowship, the firm designed Habitat, anew. This time, “Habitat of the Future” integrates technology and modern solutions to urbanization challenges of today. Some of Habitat’s hypothetical solutions can be seen incorporated into the more recent designs displayed in Global Citizen, as this urban future has arrived to ultra-dense cities of Asia, says Reaves. “The kind of densities we’re seeing in Singapore and China present a new challenge for today, so its been interesting for us to bring these ideas brewing for 40 to 50 years back into play with new technology and lifestyles.” SkyHabitat in Colombo, Sri Lanka is a steeply stepped tower with generously apportioned balconies to each unit. “The idea of humanizing vertical living is starting to hatch in North America, too, says Reaves, pointing to the fi rm’s design for a New York condo tower development, and another on Toronto’s waterfront. “It’s important that all those [human] considerations are taken into account when you’re building these vertical cities.”

Like many of his colleagues, Greg Reaves grew up building things. This familiarity with construction materials and design processes informs the design and the process, resulting in a creative resourcefulness. It is woven into practice and manifests in the ability to deconstruct and resolve great design challenges with economical solutions which produce the desired end result with simple fi nesse—“When you see a project you just don’t know what to do with, or a problem you’re not sure how to solve, come to us,” says Reaves. Each project means the world to the fi rm, and it is standard practice for their architects to make scheduled sight visits until a building opens. “Architects are incredibly engaged during the fabrication process to allow that design vision to be executed with innovation, precision, refi nement.” In the end, it contributes to a succinct building, one that generates great pride among its team, says Reaves. “Everyone who works on a project, from the fl ooring installer, the electrician, to the glazing contractor, point to the building and say ‘that’s my building,’ and we love that,” says Reaves.

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