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Form by Mindi Zissman Arizona State University Sun Devil Fitness Complex, Tempe, Ariz. The university’s former rec center undergoes a significant expansion under the auspices of Studio Ma, AIA Arizona’s 2016 firm of the year.

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by Barbara Horwitz-Bennett Revamped restrooms are a high priority for schools. Hot trends include more low-flow, sensor-operated fixtures and more durable finishes.

product developments PRIORITY FOCUS: The Resilient Building Envelope

Reconfigurable furnishing systems align with AIA goals to reduce product-cycle environmental impacts.

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on the cover Reduces Environmental Impact. AIA, for its annual COTE awards for the most sustainable projects, is upping the ante as far as qualifications. At the same time, it’s adding a new category, “economy,” in recognition of projects that not only deliver highperformance, but do so in a cost-effective manner. Build, from Paola Lenti, scores on two fronts, being a reasonably priced, but also reconfigurable, retrofitfriendly system, in suit with COTE materials criterion to incorporate products that reduce product-cycle environmental impacts. Page 16.

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In the Face of a Gold Rush, Persevere in Your Green Values In the wake of the holidays, I found myself crawl-

threats to eliminate any and all federal aid in sup-

ing around my mother’s attic putting away decora-

port of climate change research and greenhouse

tions. In the course of doing so, I came across a

gas-reduction initiatives. If the click-bait gold report

childhood treasure—a framed print of J.L.G. Ferris’

pans out, it looks like water and wildlife sanctuaries

“Betsy Ross with the Flag Committee.” What made

will also be under greater fire. This scares me. But

the Bicentennial collectable somewhat of an artifact

since we’re exploring history, maybe we can learn

was a 20-gram sterling silver Ross revolutionary war flag embedded as part of the assembly. This

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Health & Wellbeing

Resilience

Contributing Editors: Vilma Barr Ellen Lampert-Greáux Chuck Ross Alan Weis Katy Tomasulo

Barbara Horwitz-Bennett John Mesenbrink Stan Walerczyk Kevin Willmorth Mindi Zissman

times—for the values one believes in. Indeed, while that flag was being created, New York and Philadelphia—the latter, our then-capital—were occupied

a lesson from 19th century England and the recon-

ART + DESIGN

by forces ruled by a monarch with more in com-

struction of the houses of Parliament. According

Dave Pape

mon with knockwurst than the Magna Carta. Just

to research by MIT, the project was so hindered

as it was strange that England/America was ruled

by pollution that new stones being laid down were

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by a German relatively alien to British culture and

literally being eaten away by the air. The British gov-

Lauren Lenkowski

tradition, we too, are being governed by an execu-

ernment convened scientific study into the effects

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tive whose values seem in complete contradiction

of the atmosphere on the building. Those inquiries,

Alex Mastera

with many of those in the architectural community.

according to MIT architectural historian Timothy

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Case in point, on inauguration day, I got sucked into

Hyde, spurred new environmental research at a

a click-bait item touting a coming override of an

time when England was industrializing, and repre-

Obama executive order that would transform a $1

sent a seminal case of examining the built environ-

stock into a life-changing investment. Turns out that

ment to learn more about the environment, in this

investment was in an Alaskan gold mining opera-

case, the effects of sulfuric “acid rain.”

tion. Apparently, there’s quite a large store of the

The lesson learned, according to Hyde, is that

metal in remote Alaska, but to date, it has not been

the inclusion of this research in Parliament’s inqui-

extracted because of restrictions in Obama-ordered

ries had significance beyond the completion of the

amendments to that pesky clean water act.

building—looking at the science of stone decay

Water, of course, is one of AIA’s top seven prior-

helped call attention to environmental matters

ity focuses, according to its Sustainability Leader-

more broadly, and accelerated the process through

ship Opportunities report; it certainly has gained

which science became incorporated into new legal

gravitas in the wake of what we’ve seen in communi-

statutes. “Architecture participates in changing the

ties like Flint, Mich. Even higher on AIA’s core design

processes of modernity,” concludes Hyde. “It does

leadership priorities are health and well-being, with a

not just reflect them.”

subset, material make up and product transparency.

It is Hyde’s wish that people look upon Parlia-

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In planning the 2017 editorial calendar, AP’s man-

ment and be reminded of its importance beyond

agement team concluded that it was critical for the

being a world wonder. I similarly ask you to look at

magazine to support and echo these messages as

our flag—or any Trump tower—and be inspired to

best we could. Perhaps you may have even noticed

not simply accept the undoing of important environ-

that we’ve adopted icons appearing throughout the

mental measures that reflect the aforementioned

magazine that reflect these values: H for health and

values. It may not be an easy process, or one with-

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well-being; M for material and transparency; E for

out sacrifice or even suffering. As perhaps our last

energy efficiency; and R for resilience—the four core

great president said a half century ago, “Things

goals established in the AIA Sustainability Scan.

do not happen. Things are made to happen.”

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CENTRIA released its 2017 Product Catalog. The first chapter of Carlisle SynTec Systems’ RoofEd eBook focuses on EPDM roofing systems and its attributes. Visit iTunes or GooglePlay.

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Coverings April 4-7 Orange County Convention Center Orlando, Fla. coverings.com AIA Conference on Architecture 2017 April 27-29 Orange County Convention Center Orlando, Fla. conferenceon architecture.com

Armstrong Ceiling Solutions launched a global commercial website. Visit armstrongceilings.com. May 2017 TOOLS

Legrand’s Trash Madness toolkit presents a step-by-step approach to executing a program that promotes best practices in zero waste to landfill. Visit www.legrand.us. The Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute released a free, open-access circadian stimulus calculator to help professionals select light sources and light levels that will increase the potential for circadian-effective light exposure in architectural spaces. Visit lrc.rpi.edu.

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on spec By David Johnston, Executive Director/CEO, EIFS Industry Members Assn.

BEST PRACTICES IN ENVELOPE DESIGN ›› EXTERIOR INSULATION AND FINISH SYSTEMS

Improper EIFS Reinforcing Mesh Can Ruin Your Building For decades, Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) have been a popular choice in the U.S. for cladding, particularly for retrofitting. The chameleon-like nature of EIFS makes it an exceptional choice for repairs to damaged cladding, as it can easily blend into historical designs with brick or stone, or monolithic masonry-type construction, such as hard-coat stucco. One of the most desirable benefits of the multilayered system continues to be the superior insulation value that can be achieved when constructed properly. A two-phase study conducted over the course of two-and-a-half years compared EIFS, brick, stucco and cementitious fiberboard siding. EIFS with four inches of foam outside the stud cavity outperformed all other cladding in the areas of temperature and moisture control. Energy efficiency is a very attractive feature of EIFS, yet the most significant consideration when specifying EIFS is to remember that it is a system. Performance depends on the contributions of the various component materials that are incorporated into the system as designed and specified by the manufacturer. Changing one component material can change the performance of the system. Mixing materials from different manufacturers in the same assembly is also not permitted since the resulting EIFS is no longer a tested system. This can happen when on-hand stock from a different mesh manufacturer is used to finish a project instead of ordering additional material. The products have not been tested as a system and the performance of the “hybrid” system is unknown. Also, when this occurs, neither the EIFS system manufacturer nor the manufacturer of the on-hand stock can provide a warranty for the system. In addition to producing a system that is not covered by a warranty, there are other issues to consider with an ad hoc system. An integral component of a successful EIFS installation is the glass mesh embedded in the base layer of the system. In recent years, low-quality mesh has become available through a variety of suppliers and other sources, such as big-box retailers and online resources. Many of the low-priced mesh products are produced outside of the U.S., which leads to issues regarding manufacturing standards and testing. A number of factors should be considered: u Listed weight: Is the weight noted on the packaging the actual weight of the mesh? What standards are used, and what guarantee is given. u Tensile strength: Does it meet ASTM E2098-00 (2006) for tensile breaking strength and have the

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necessary flexural properties for back-wrapping or creating unique features of the installation? u Consistency: Is it consistent in pattern/density? u Coating: Is the glass mesh coated consistently with plastic or other coatings to prevent deterioration in the alkaline environment of an EIFS installation? Is the coating warranted by the manufacturer? Is it fire-proof? u Reliable testing: Was the mesh tested to meet ASTEM E2568? Was it tested to meet NFPA 285, which requires the reinforcing mesh to be tested in situ with the whole EIFS system? Is documentation of this testing provided to the purchaser? Does the manufacturer warrant that the mesh meets the testing standards? u Local building codes: Will mesh ordered online meet local building codes, and is documentation provided that ensures that it meets specification and is appropriate for the particular installation?

for other aspects of an EIFS installation. If the glass mesh used in the base coat is not appropriately flexible, in addition to cracks in the finish coat, there can also be a higher incidence of pop-offs, with large segments of the finish and base coats pulling away from the building exterior. u Breakdown of the base coat: The alkaline properties of the cementitious EIFS base coat can cause glass mesh to break down over time and compromise the installation. This chemical process can shorten the life of the EIFS installation. A slightly

Energy efficiency is key, yet the most significant consideration when specifying EIFS is to remember that it is a system.

Improper Mesh Can Ruin Your Building According to Arthur L. Sanders and Benjamin J. Robinson of Hoffmann Architects, poor workmanship, impact damage, building movement, and incompatible or unsound substrate are among the most significant causes of EIFS issues. Forces that cause impact damage and building movement, usually attributed to severe weather and seismic forces, are, essentially, uncontrollable variables. Factors such as poor workmanship and incompatible or unsound substrates are well within the control of the architect, specifier and builder, and care should be taken to ensure that EIFS construction follows proven methods as recommended by the system manufacturer to ensure that the result is a sound structure with a long, safe life expectancy. However, when the choice is made to substitute a low-cost product for a fully tested, but higher-priced product, factors which can compromise the system are introduced into the process: u Cracking: Mesh keeps the exterior lamina in an EIFS system from cracking. The purpose of glass mesh is to distribute the hygric pressure throughout the lamina, thus reducing the incidence of cracking in the finish coat. Using inferior mesh manufactured with inconsistencies or that’s too lightweight to anchor the finish coat opens the door to cracks. If cracking is significant, the entire system can be compromised. Glass mesh with the proper flexural properties will disperse micro-cracks throughout the exterior, rather than result in large cracks that lead to deterioration of the system. u Flexural properties: An important consideration

heavier mesh with a high-quality, consistent plastic coating protects the glass mesh against this chemical breakdown. The chemical nature of this failure also makes repairs difficult without taking the system down to the substrate. Unfortunately, many mesh products, most frequently produced outside the U.S., either have thin coatings or inconsistent coatings, which can lead to rapid deterioration of the finish system. For a high-performance system that will stand the test of time, use products that are engineered to meet code and produced under strict manufacturing protocols with a coating consistent throughout the mesh. One indication of inadequate coating is mesh that breaks through the finish coat at joint edges or terminations. u Insuffi cient impact resistance: When glass mesh is too light, or improper mesh is not produced to consistent weight standards, and used in areas of high impact, building owners experience excessive maintenance issues. At ground level, where landscaping or other equipment might come into contact with the finish coat, undue damage can occur. This is not only visually unattractive but can also lead to moisture infiltration. This can lead to large areas of the lamina breaking free. For commercial building owners, this type of damage can create the image of a poorly maintained building, leading to lower occupancy, thereby compromising the value of the building owner’s investment. Fire hazard: When glass mesh is produced outside the U.S., fire-resistance testing information may not be available. Additionally, when information

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Work that room WORKMANSHIP AND SUBSTRATE Parex USA’s WaterMaster EIFS was used on the Cabana Bay Beach Resort in Orlando, an EIMA Quarterly Project Award winner. While severe weather can’t be addressed, workmanship and manufacturer-recommended substrate choices are certainly within the control of the architect.

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FLEXURAL PROPERTIES If the glass mesh used in the base coat is not appropriately flexible, in addition to cracks in the finish coat, there can also be a higher incidence of pop-offs, with large segments of the finish and base coats pulling away from the exterior. Glass mesh also needs to be coated consistently with plastic or other coatings to prevent deterioration.

is available, it may not be reliable. If, for example, a generic reinforcing mesh is used on a project, that mesh may not provide the necessary protection in a fire. Many generic mesh products have been found to lack the fire resistance of those offered by reliable, approved manufacturers. Using mesh that does not meet proper fire code endangers the building occupants, the building owner’s investment and other buildings in the area. Therefore, use of a generic, non-approved mesh cannot be tolerated without the appropriate fire performance testing as part of a complete system. Specify only fully fire-tested EIFS that is furnished and approved by one EIFS manufacturer. u System failure: Perhaps the most serious issue, system failure can occur when a generic mesh is substituted for a mesh that has been tested as part of a complete system. When a system is built from ad hoc products rather than materials provided by a single manufacturer, there is no valid warranty. The building owner is in the position of assuming costs

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to repair or replace the system. When you consider that building code compliance tests are run on systems, it may also be possible that the system is not code compliant when a generic mesh is substituted. All products used to construct EIFS on a given project should be manufactured or supplied by a single EIFS manufacturer as part of a system of integrated products. While some materials, such as reinforcing mesh or insulation board, may appear to be generic and interchangeable, in fact, using untested substitutes can result in unknown and, in some cases, very serious performance deficiencies.

Building a Better System To avoid issues that can occur when improper mesh is substituted it is important to verify in the field that the specified materials for the system chosen are delivered and installed as intended. This not only leads to better performance for the system but also ensures that the system meets code and that the manufacturer’s warranty remains intact.

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BEST PRACTICES IN URBAN DESIGN ›› SMART INFRASTRUCTURE

Smart Infrastructure Part II Editor’s note: Following is the second installment of articles addressing how cities can become smart, based on Anil Ahuja’s book, Integration of Nature and Technology for Smart Cities. The first installment examined infrastructure, focusing on transportation. The second installment delves into water, waste management and energy infrastructure. One of the nation’s greatest infrastructure challenges is better managing our water systems. According to Time Magazine, it represents $384 million cost, but if intelligence is not embedded into that work, in many ways, we won’t be any better off than we are today. One of the first factors in managing a water distribution network is pressure, which is a complex process that requires constant adjustment. Any drop in pressure in a single valve or pipe can have serious consequences across a system. For example, if a leak occurs in a pipe, engineers can reduce the pressure to that pipe to limit the amount of water lost, but it can also mean that there is not enough pressure to deliver water to customers. Using smart water management system, we can collect and analyze data on water usage, current weather and other environmental considerations to efficiently manage its water distribution system. The data collected by the system allows engineers to determine the optimal settings for valves based on information about the system as a whole. Water monitors can compare real-time information about water levels with expected and historic rates, giving water management staff valuable insight into when and where a leak in the distribution system may have occurred, and how to best adjust pressure for optimal leaks in the water district can be decreased by 30% to 50% and customers have more reliable water pressure and service. A smart water management system can reduce maintenance costs, save water, improve water security, reduce leaks, improve water quality metrics and provide better visibility into the water distribution network to the water utility. End customers can be provided real time information on the water situation and relevant information to conserve water, leading to lower water bills.

Smart Waste Management Along a similar vein, smart waste management systems can be designed to address a number of present challenges. Such systems reduce waste at the source, categorizing the type of waste and developing methods for proper usage of waste. Smart

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waste management infrastructure can be used for converting waste into a resource and creating closed-loop economies. One of the primary inefficiencies of waste management is the inability to predict when trash is to be picked up—often trucks are sent out to collect waste but the bins are not full—meaning less truck rolls are needed or at lower frequencies and at other times, the bins are overflowing, requiring more truck rolls at a higher frequency. More truck rolls means more time and fuel, thereby more cost. Sensors, connectivity and the Internet of Things (IoT) offer ways to mitigate these additional costs. Smart waste management infrastructure systems will enable the monitoring of the movement of different kinds of waste. This technology can then be leveraged to better understand and manage the flow of the waste from source to disposal.

Smart Energy Infrastructure The term smart energy comes from the philosophy of meeting energy needs in an environmentally sustainable manner utilizing a long term cost effective effort. There are a number of innovations and disruptions in smart energy infrastructure, such as: distributed renewable generation, microgrids, smart grid technologies, energy storage, automated demand response (ADR), virtual power plants, and demand side innovations like electric vehicles and smart appliances. These elements of the new smart energy infrastructure provide an extended network of intelligent energy devices present across a city providing a detailed view of patterns of energy consumption, enabling community-based energy monitoring programs, and improving energy efficiency of buildings. Any energy infrastructure upgrade or expansion should deploy technology along with traditional maintenance of existing energy grid.

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Conclusion Infrastructure is the foundation for the development of a smart city. Smart infrastructure can be broadly divided into two categories: 1) physical and 2) digital. This includes smart physical infrastructures: 1) smart buildings, 2) smart mobility and transport, 3) smart energy, 4) smart water management, 5) smart waste management. In terms of the digital infrastructure, it emphasizes need for an integrated approach to nature and technology in dealing with these diverse smart city infrastructure components.

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Noteworthy Mahesh Ramanujam is the new president and CEO of USGBC. He will also serve as president and CEO of USGBC’s sister organization, Green Business Certification Inc., GBCI. ATAS International hosted members of the Society of American Registered Architects, during their 60th anniversary conference in Arizona. More than 35 SARA members attended an educational presentation and toured ATAS’ manufacturing facility in Mesa, Ariz. earning learning units for both activities. Green Squared, the American National Standard Specifications for Sustainable Ceramic Tiles, Glass Tiles, and Tile Installation Materials, has been added to the current U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Recommendations of Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels for Federal Purchasing. Porous Pave has topped 7.5 million pounds of recycled in its permeable paving product. Georgia Tech’s School of Architecture has named the architect and urbanist Claire Weisz, FAIA, founder of WXY architecture + urban design for the prestigious visiting post of 2017 Portman Critic. PANELING

Sika Corp. and Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago rehabilitated Youth Can, a nonprofit youth center in the

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raised $112,540 for the Red Cross to provide assistance to those affected by natural disasters. Ecore is participating in research focused on “Patient Safety and Reducing the Risk of Injury from Falls” to study how the built environment can reduce pain and suffering, and eliminate costs associated with injuries.

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PANELING SYSTEM The Francesco Rota Series of “Build,” is composed of fixed or flip-open panels and false ceilings covered with fabric; the panels can be used on the wall or in the middle of the room; they are sound absorbent and can be completed with shelves and cabinets.

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BIOLUMINESCENCE

Illumination Alive Geoffroy de Berail, a former French exchange student who studied at the University of Illinois, has discovered a revolution in illumination. Dubbed Glowee, the company harnesses bioluminescence produced by bacteria to temporarily illuminate events and architectural landmarks. Visit www.glowee.eu or Circle

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BIOFABRICATION OF MICROORGANISMS

Microscopic Pigment Bacteria that produces inky, colorful waste may be the next innovation in textile dying technology. Pili Bio has rediscovered the microorganisms that have been used for ages to cultivate foods and pharmaceuticals and harnessed them to engineer smart and renewable materials. In this case, a full color spectrum of pigments can be accomplished when acid is added to the inky blue indigo and it turns red; another acid turns it green. The biofabrication of microorganisms as pigments may replace petrochemical and organic dyes, which remain expensive and unsustainable methods. A REVOLUTION IS GROWING A change is coming regarding the way products are produced, used and recycled. This new era will be ruled by microorganisms, microscopic living beings that can be cultivated to produce a wide variety of renewable materials at industrial scale.

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Like a washing machine, Mono’s shower tower and hand shower applies less or more water depending on what kind of ‘human washing cycle’ is required.

The Voda app tracks individual daily water spending.

The Stingray tap, inspired by an ocean ray, senses motion in real time and only lets water flow where needed.

WATER CONSUMPTION

Precision Plumbing As fresh, potable water becomes an ever-scarcer resource, Hansgrohe sponsors Lumen is a shower concept inspired by the sun. The integrated daylight lamp makes sure the body produces vitamin D.

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an initiative to explore designs that offer new ways to responsibly consume water. The solutions mined through the iF World Design Guide Prize—a competition open to students and recent graduates—are shown here. Go to ifworlddesignguide.com/ hansgrohe-2016-winners for the 2017 winners.

The eH2O digital water tap enables water purification and controls the amount of water used.

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MUSEUMS + CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS

Museum Façade a Calling Card to Patrons New thinking in museums and art has curators using the building façade as it would gallery walls. Taking a broader view of art reinvents art museums as accessible, inviting facilities. Architect Cooper Robertson has embarked on a five-part series of white papers that examines the use of the façade of a museum and cultural institutions as an extension of a facility’s galleries. It is somewhat of a juxtaposition of art, as museum interiors typically maintain a set of tightly controlled lighting and humidity parameters in order to preserve artifacts. Shown here is the exterior terrace of the Whitney Museum by Renzo Piano Workshop that acts as an outdoor experience for parents and their young children to explore in the elements. Robertson explains the careful planning and detail that allows the façade to act as an outdoor gallery. Visit www.cooperrobertson.com/ideas/exterior_as_gallery/ article/white_paper_exterior_as_gallery to follow the series.

DETAILS FIRST A recess is cast into the panels then fit with a receptor, a threaded insert, and either a bolt or other piece of hardware as needed.

THE WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, NEW YORK CITY Children explore the Whitney Museum’s fifth floor outdoor gallery with the exhibit “Sunset” by Mary Heilmann.

“When designing a contemporary museum building, the exterior can afford opportunities to display art that can become as important as its exhibits inside.”

The new Whitney Museum of American Art designed by Renzo Piano, in collaboration with Cooper Robertson, presents art to its audience outside its walls. Placing art on the building façade is a sight-specific response to the museum that sits adjacent to the High Line in downtown Manhattan. Works of art anchored to the façades and outdoor terraces can be seen through low-iron glass as an extension of the galleries and provide museum visitors with dramatic views to the city.

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UNStudios on its Toes with Structural Composites A firm known for its explorations in new geometries and materials, UNStudio’s knowledge platform now includes a virtual instruction manual on parametric designs that work with structural composites. A trade fair serves as a perfect environment for the applied research. Ben Van Berkel and the crew at UNStudio achieved something of a building ballet for Alpolic’s booth at BAU 2017, a construction tradeshow in Munich, Germany. The geometries of the structural composite material exhibit grace and drama in a three-dimensional edifice. The firm’s research

on the ultra-light, yet resilient, façade material from Mitsubishi plastics stands as symphony of design. UNStudios transformed the composite material into a multi-compartment design with distinctly shaped chambers for different activities. The design is based on one single structural

element; beyond that, UNStudio made use of parametric design techniques and smart fabrication methods to orient and combine that same element at several scales, rotated in multiple directions. The design is further accentuated with the company’s durable fluoropolymer coating.

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Lighting

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Arup and Next Architects discovered a lighting design for the popular DeCentraleAs (highway) that weaves through the Dutch countryside. Lighting subtly integrated into the landscape preserves the beauty of the night sky, gives an intuitive sense of location at landmarks, and provides public safety at pedestrian and cyclist intersections.

ROADSCAPES AND LIGHTING

Cherishing the Night Landscape

p The Doniawei Bridge in Friesland features architecturally integrated lighting.

Busting the myth that safety is only associated with bright light is Arup and firm NEXT Architects. According to them, the two are not inextricably linked.

NEXT and Arup’s lighting design not only minimizes ecological impact, it resulted in lower energy expenditure and material for the cables and the overall cost of the new infrastructure: Motorists are guests in the landscape and light their own way after dark. u The design provides safety through visual cues such as reflection and low light where necessary; for instance, a traffic circle is marked with a lamppost and a crosswalk where a pedestrian or cyclist may intersect with the path of car travel is marked with small pole light. u Aesthetically, the project chose to use wooden lampposts to form a signature identity of that area while minimizing the intrusiveness of a highway. u Architectural and cultural landmarks, such as the corten steel of the Doniawei, are accentuated with lighting to provide an intuitive sense of location along the route. u

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p Wooden lamp posts preserve the feel of the countryside.

p A traffic circle is adequately illuminated with a single post that holds several lights.

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Show Recap: AHR Expo

ƒ GHG FRIENDLY

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Danfoss, in putting its money where its mouth is regarding GHG action, will roll out a mobile training program, housed in a shipping container to train techs on transcritical CO2, a more earth-friendly refrigerant. danfoss.us.com

Helios, a show winner, is the first digital VAV diffuser powered by ambient light and direct sunlight. Titus is also offering interesting virtual reality training on HVAC tech, including chilled beams. (See p. 52). titus-hvac.com

„ A DASH OF STYLE Daikin’s VISTA ceilingmounted cassette brings a new aesthetic to their VRV offering being available in white or a silver/ white finish. daikin-usa.com

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The Aurora 575V-IV VRV heat recovery unit from Daikin delivers heating down to -22°F, and is specifically designed and optimized for extreme climates. daikin-usa.com

Taco’s Smart Plug is geared for the residential market, but its concept applies to commercial: the device “learns” user behavior and adjusts pump flow when hot water is typically needed. taco-hvac.com ƒ RESILIENT

ƒ SMART CIRCULATION

The ecocirc XL from Xylem is a sister intelligent component to the Smart Plug, being the device that efficiently circulates hot water in a hydronic system, for greater water savings. www.xylem.com

Ruskin’s radar is on resiliency with their new 7-in. horizontal winddriven louver which also features a continuous blade for a more aesthetic appearance. ruskin.com

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JCI’s BlueStream hybrid cooling tower succeeds in a major way by better controlling evaporation by adding a dry cooling system to a traditional wet system. johnsoncontrols.com

Another aesthetic improvement on the VRF front is Samsung’s CAC 360 round casette, available in white or black. samsunghvac.com

LAS VEGAS

AHR Jan. 30-31, 2017 Las Vegas

by Jim Crockett, Editorial Director

It’s All About the Connection AP’s editor scoured the aisles of the American Heating and Refrigeration Expo to bring readers the latest and most interesting HVAC products impacting over-arching trends in architecture today.

Having aimlessly wandered AHRs of years past trying to figure out what all these bells and whistles had to do with architects, I was surprised to find the task quite easy this year, as more and more mechanical systems manufacturers are attuned to the net zero/2030/sustainability movement. Two of my more memorable visits were with Danfoss, basically, an Intel on the Inside for HVAC equipment components manufacturer, and Johnson Controls. Danfoss had a great press event, which in part dealt with an issue near and dear to my heart—district energy. JCI had a little theater in their booth area and had some great discussions on Big Data, but also on lots of projects, including Stanford’s amazing central plant which may frankly be a model for district energy and microgrids

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everywhere. JCI also displayed some nifty products, including Blue Stream—a cooling tower that delivers an 80% reduction in water consumption compared to traditional tech. York, a sister company, debuted EcoAdvance, a device that improves IAQ without taking a massive hit to energy consumption. “Connectivity” certainly remained a buzz word, and a session delivered by the Continental Automated Buildings Assn. (CABA) proved enlightening. In a nutshell, according to Harry Pascarella with Harbor Research, the whole Internet of Things and smart buildings discussion is a little over its skis in that many things must be worked out in this “wildly fragmented” field. In fact, the first thing that must happen is that manufacturers must start asking

customers what they actually want vs. giving them tech they don’t necessarily need. Second, better interfaces must be created to relay data in a useful way. But Pascarella says it will come and the benefits will be very real, and architects who understand this will be better situated in the market to come. On the products front, beyond those noted above, a glimpse of the future was revealed at the booth of Smardt. There, the company exhibited a partially solar-powered, indirect-direct evaporatively cooled hybrid chiller. Besides incorporating Danfoss’ oil-free compressor technology (a good for the environment thing), the PV panels power a pair of fans. It’s all part of movement toward chillerless facilities that’s starting with data centers.

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Tight K-12 Budgets Prioritize Restrooms Whether it’s to meet ADA, a desire to add low-flow, sensoroperated fixtures, or a wish for more durable finishes, revamped bathrooms are part of the syllabus in today’s schools. By Barbara Horwitz-Bennett, contributing writer

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Schools have many reasons to upgrade their restrooms, be it to capitalize on the latest water-efficient fixtures, or to upgrade for ADA accessibility. Either way, restroom renovations are a hot ticket for design work in today’s budgetstrapped K-12 facilities. “We are currently renovating toilet rooms in

nearly all of the buildings we touch,” says Robert N. Roop, CPD, LEED AP BD+C, K-12 group leader, principal, Peter Basso Assocs. (PBA), Troy, Mich. Along with low-flow sinks and toilets, sensor-operated fixtures and accessibility upgrades, including upgraded plumbing,

designers are also specifying more sustainable and durable finishes. Architects are also encountering growing interest in more private restroom options, as well options that address the need to meet new transgender legislation adopted by as many as 20 states.

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Product Selection When embarking upon a school restroom upgrade, design teams often begin with a full analysis in order to determine the life-cycle cost associated with fixture replacements. “Cost benefit analysis for plumbing fixtures and trim is generally secondary to functionality and appearance, but items such as standardization of product and manufacturer, durability of finish and materials, and utilization of proven techniques minimize the opportunity for dissatisfaction,” explains Roop. Along these lines, Paul Pessetti, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, senior design director, Legat Architects, Oak Brook, Ill., says often, school districts want their upgrades to adhere to established facility standards, in some cases, because they regularly stock repair parts from a particular manufacturer. Generally speaking, “some owners might specify ceramic tile for all of the wet-wall locations, whereas others may only require epoxy paint,” he

says. “Whatever the solution, durability and maintenance are the driving factors.” That said, if Legat, in consuming product options, is impressed with something seemingly on the market—for instance, high-efficiency dryers or low-flow fixtures—they won’t hesitate to suggest such options. “Typically, things that are low maintenance and save money over time are well-received,” he adds.

Wall Tile: Dal-Tile’s 4-in. × 8-in. Natural Hues ceramic tile in kiwi, citrus and azure.

Flooring: DalTile’s porcelain City View in Skyline Gray

“Be it ceramic tile or epoxy paint, durability and maintenance are the driving factors for restroom surfaces.” —Paul Pessetti, AIA, Senior Design Director, Legat

The 3600 series is an attempt to add a little style to the bathroom sink and metered faucets. Part of the Metermix line, it has automatic shut off and adjustable run time to save water.

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Partitions: Comtec Evertuff EX partitions are made of HDPE providing the ability to detract and conceal attempts of defacing the surface.

Project: West-MEC Central Campus— Building B High School Location: Glendale, Ariz.

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Project: Corning-Painted Post Area School District Location: Painted Post, N.Y.

Looking Good In combining two middle schools and two high schools at Corning-Painted Post Area School District in southern New York State—essentially doubling the high school population and adding close to 30% more students to the middle school—Hunt Engineers, Architects & Land Surveyors, P.C. convinced the school district to upgrade its outdated bathroom fixtures. “The buildings were last updated right before sensor-operated equipment became popular,” reports Hunt Principal and Director of M/E/P, Greg Barr, P.E. “At first, the building owner didn’t see the value in automatic as they had Sloan Regal manual flushometers installed in other buildings for years.”

Photo: Hedrich Blessing/Sloan Valve

Battery-operated sensor flushometers update the 25-year-old bathrooms. PRODUCT SPECS Product: DSG-82000 Function: Water saver

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A two-station gradient basin with turbine-powered, automatic faucets combine a modern look with water and energy efficiency. Sinks: Sloan’s DSG-82000 Two Station Gradient Basin Faucets: BASYS turbine-powered, automatic-sensor faucets

For the consolidation of the high schools and the middle schools, the design team convinced the district to upgrade to battery-operated sensor flushometers.

In emphasizing the history of reliability the district had with Sloan sensor products, the building owner ultimately followed Hunt’s recommendation to install battery-operated sensor flushometers in all the toilets. For a modern look and feel, water closets, urinals and sinks were refurbished. Included in the retrofit was Sloan’s DSG-82000 Two Station Gradient Basin, which Hunt designed as two side-by-side basins for multi-person use. In addition to hygienic and water conserving benefits, the BASYS turbine-powered, automaticsensored faucets offer a unique look.

Getting Started To ensure that the K-12 upgrade meets the owner’s objectives, PBA generally compiles a list of suggested products at the project’s onset. Building owners will also be provided with cut sheets of the various fixtures so that they can review appearance, color and material. With a large industry focus on germ control, part of this discussion will involve a review of the various hands-free devices available—i.e., hard wired, battery operated, photocell—and the pros and cons of each option. “We have seen rapid acceptance of the photocell-type sensor faucet and flush valve technology among our owner clients,” notes Roop. “These devices have the ease of installation of

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the battery-operated trim with the longevity of the hard-wired type, and avoid the annual cost of battery replacements.” Overall, “once we’ve talked through the various options of standardization, operating type and appearance, we generally summarize the results with a complete fixture and trim package for the architect and owner to review before finalizing the design to assure everyone involved clearly understands the project,” states Roop. In terms of commonly specified products and materials, vitreous china is quite popular as longlasting, low-maintenance products are generally preferred. Consequently, solid surface and stainless steel are specified much less frequently than

The high-efficiency toilet and carrier system, featuring EZCarry, evacuates waste up to three times farther than the industry average taking the worry out of low-flow fixtures. It has a standard loading capability of 500 lbs. on a 30% lighter system.

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Picking Partitions As one of the most highly abused finishes, durability is key when selecting partitions for K-12 school projects. Discouraging school districts from using metal partitions, as they are prone to scratching and rust, Paul Pessetti, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Senior Design Director, Legat Architects, Oak Brook, Ill., recommends phenolic, plastic or other alternatives. However, with plastic, it’s important to choose proven vandal-resistant surfaces.

Another important quality for bathroom stall partitions is moisture resistance. “Solid polymer and phenolic are a great option, as they don’t degrade over time from excessive moisture,” reports Crocker.

In the restrooms of the Science Center addition to the Lake Forest Academy, outside of Chicago, the school employed Hiny Hiders’ HDPE partitions with a “stainless” metallic finish, which also features a raised-dot texture.

PRODUCT SPECS Product: Hiny Hider Function: Privacy/ Aesthetics

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Mapeguard UM is a lightweight, waterproofing and vapor pressure-equalizing underlayment membrane. It provides crack suppression for use under ceramic tile and stone installations. It is designed to perform over challenging substrates, such as young concrete and single-layer plywood subfloors.

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Along these lines, Tammi Crocker, LEED AP, DLR Group, Kansas City, encourages the use of solid color reinforced composite partitions for resisting graffiti—such as permanent marker or carving into the stall—as they can be cleaned and refinished to remove vandalism. PEACE OF MIND

Project: Community Consolidated School District Location: Palatine, Ill. Size: 21 schools

vitreous china for water closets and lavatories. At the same time, surface-type wash fountains are making inroads in large group toilet applications where hands-free operation is desired. As far as restroom walls and floors, ceramic tile is a cost effective, long-lasting solution and can be applied over almost any existing material, says Tammi Crocker, LEED AP, DLR Group, Kansas City. “The pure volume of ceramic tile on the market makes it a viable material to use with almost infi nite possibilities. However, porcelain tile is another option to consider, especially if ceramic tile is part of the original bathroom design.” In terms of tile size, Pessetti relates that large format tiles are the trend as they minimize grout joints, which are notorious for trapping unpleasant odors. Whereas years ago, the industry standard was 2 in. × 2 in., nowadays, Legat won’t specify anything smaller than 12 × 12, with options ranging as large as 12 × 18 and 12 × 24 and plank.“In addition to large tiles, products like terrazzo and poured epoxy help minimize odors,” he adds. Another common retrofit issue is dealing with older piping systems, which are often not installed with the current code-required slope and/or may be partially obstructed due to years of build-up.

Swapping out existing faucets and flush valves with sensor-operated fixtures (Moen’s M-Power Chrome line) in its 21 K-8 buildings provides Community Consolidated School District in Palatine, Ill., enhanced hygiene and environmental benefits for its restroom facilities. Urinals and toilets were retrofitted with Moen EBV89A sidemounts.

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“Since the lower flush volume in low-flow fixtures generally don’t provide enough volume to maintain a scouring velocity through the piping, solids can often settle out, exacerbating the buildup inside of the piping, which can ultimately lead to blockage,” explains Roop. Yet, another related issue is the fact that today’s high-efficiency flush valves and current codes require a higher operating pressure of at least 25 psig. “In locations where older valves may have operated successfully for years, new valves will not have sufficient pressure to close off the diaphragm and will run on, wasting both water and precious operating dollars,” he adds.

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Cost v. Life Cycle Adding to the list of key decisions is evaluating first-cost vs. life-cycle cost in product and material selection. Fortunately, choosing durable products doesn’t necessarily require higher cost as more restroomrelated manufacturers are getting on board with the industry’s need for durable products at a more affordable cost. In terms of low-flow options, Pessetti explains that it’s not too difficult to sell school districts as the savings and payback are pretty straightforward. However, when it comes to finishes, those can be more challenging to “sell” to owners. On the one hand, with a corridor, for example, designers can easily show how vinyl or rubber flooring will save long-term costs over vinyl composition tile. “Similarly, metal partitions are less expensive, so it is often hard to convince owners of the benefits of alternatives,” says Pessetti. “Decisions regarding finishes often end up being more about aesthetic and/or immediate functionality than about life-cycle costs.” Often school districts will struggle with first cost and aesthetics, so in cases where they may not be able to afford the more durable options—assuming cost-effective choices are not available—Legat will propose less costly applications, for example, putting tile only on the wet wall as opposed to all walls, or putting tile wainscoting on the wet wall, with epoxy paint everywhere else. When evaluating products like metered faucets, long-term cost reductions can be noteworthy. However, the building users must be able to tolerate the limitations they impose upon the fixtures. “Items like this need to be discussed fully, and all partners on the team need to buy in to the concept, its limitations and the desired outcome for each project to be a success,” says Roop.

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Bradley’s integrated Verge L-Series Lavatory system was installed at the Johnson County Airport as it checked many boxes for the designer: it incorporated two hand washing stations in one piece; it is made of an easy-to-clean material, and features an elegant higher-end design.

More K-12 Upgrades Taking advantage of today’s modern fixture designs, hygiene and water-conserving features, bathroom upgrades in K-12 facilities are sure to be a hot ticket item moving forward. Jonathan Sandler, principal, strategy director, Gensler, New York, believes this to be the case. In a recent GenslerOnWork blog, “Why Corporate Bathrooms Stink and How Good Design Can Fix This,” he relays an interesting story. After interviewing a senior executive about the top item on his list for his company’s new headquarters, he was surprised by the answer: “I expected him to respond with a big statement about how the overall form and function should support the company’s business strategy. Instead, he looked at me with conviction and said, ‘Better bathrooms—they are appalling today, and they are extremely important, as important as having great amenities like a gym.’” Sound feedback, a reminder one should always listen to their client.

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be a big advantage for owners in regions where exposure to wind-borne debris is a common hazard. Inner envelope layers, however, need to provide uniform resistance to—and management of—any water that penetrates through the cladding to ensure the overall integrity of the envelope system. Both factors are becoming more important in new construction and

renovation projects as architects and owners consider the possibility of more severe weather events in the future. “A façade should be able to not just resist those elements, but also dry out,” says Alex Wilson, president of the Resilient Design Institute, a Dummerston, Vt.based organization founded five years ago. Following Hurricane

Sandy, the group was invited to participate in New York City’s Building Resiliency Task Force. He says architects need to consider the exposures and predicted lifespans of the individual elements of the building envelope in their plans, as well as the envelope as a whole.

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“Resilience” is one of those words that can have multiple meanings— in this case, it can refer to either an ability to resist damage and failure, as well as an ability to be easily repaired, should damage occur.

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In the face of Hurricane Sandy, the façade of the Lido Beach Towers remained intact and leak free, enabling owners to move back within a year.

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Designation: Category 3 storm at its peak intensity when it made landfall in Cuba, Category 2 storm off the coast of the Northeastern United States Size: Largest Atlantic hurricane on record (as measured by diameter, with winds spanning 1,100 miles Cost: Estimates as of 2015 assessed damage: $75 billion (2012 USD) Deaths: 233 people in eight countries

Project: Lido Beach Towers, Lido Beach, N.Y. Size: Six-story, 300-room Moorish-style Formerly: Lido Beach Hotel Engineers: P.E. Consulting Engineers Restoration: Flag Waterproofing and Restoration

“For building elements that are going to get wet and irreparably damaged, how those elements are going to be replaced is very important,” he says. Also, understanding the respective anticipated lifespans of, say, structural framing vs. an exterior finish also is an important element in planning a resilient envelope. “We should design so that shorterlifespan elements can be replaced rather easily, without affecting those longer-lifespan materials.” According to John Chamberlin, director of business development for Sto Corp., a major player in the exterior insulation and finish system (EIFS) market, resilience is an issue that should be addressed whenever

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a building’s exterior envelope is part of a larger project. “It’s not specific to new construction or renovation,” he says. His definition of resilience encompasses both resistance and repairability to enhance a building’s lifespan in the face of a range of risks. “It’s the awareness that these things could happen [and] proactively improving your odds.”

Where Attention is Needed Stephen Scharr, director of business development for metal panel systems manufacturer Metalwërks, is clear as to where he sees resilient design falling short when it comes to building envelopes. “The biggest, number-one area is unplanned and

unmanaged water penetration in rainscreen façades,” he says, noting the potentially catastrophic consequences of such a design shortfall. “Once water is permitted into that inner layer of the wall inside the air barrier, the potential damage and cost for repairs can be staggering.”

etrations, and penetrations through the air/ water barrier caused by the anchorage of the internal supports,” Scharr says. “These backup details need to be properly coordinated with adjacent trades’ shop drawings to protect the integrity of the building’s primary seals.”

Both Scharr and Chamberlin see terminations, flashing points and transitions as the areas where such water penetration is most likely to occur, especially during winddriven rain events. They both urge architects to incorporate details for these areas in their plans. “Most systems fail when the design inadequately addresses the perimeter flashings at window, door and louver pen-

Chamberlin emphasizes such attention to detailing also is critical where façades transition from one style of cladding to another, a design approach that’s becoming significantly more popular, such as the case with the façade of NeMours Hospital in Wilmington, Del. (See case study on p. 42). “Very rarely do you have a single façade across a building envelope today,”

BUILDING TIMELINE 1929 | Lido Beach Hotel opens

Following the devastation of Hurricane Sandy ... authorities in many regions are becoming more interested in ensuring buildings can withstand and recover from catastrophic storms.

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Withstanding Sandy’s Wrath The Lido Beach Towers condominium complex in Lido Beach, N.Y. underwent a major facelift beginning in 2002; the five-year project replaced a failing 80-year-old façade that had been maintained with patch jobs for decades. The $18 million effort wasn’t easy to afford for owners of the building’s 184 units, but the investment paid off when Hurricane Sandy blew through, five years after the project’s completion. The Lido’s board worked with P.E. Consulting Engineers, who opted for Sto Corp.’s StoTherm ci (continuous insulation) system, an exterior insulation and finish system (EIFS) that was layered over the existing stucco to create a new façade. Among the most immediate benefits was a substantial improvement in energy effi ciency, with savings reaching to 33% over previous performance. The real value of the EIFS system, however, was proven in 2012, several years after these photos were taken, when the building faced Hurricane Sandy head-on. Significant damage was incurred in the building’s first floor, as a result of the storm surge, which also took out mechanical, electrical and elevator systems and flooded that space with sand. However, the façade remained intact and leak free, enabling owners to move back in within a year.

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he says. “You have all these joints where there is an discontinuity in the opaque walls—that is an area that needs more attention than it is getting.”

to salt spray that might not be visible, but can cause corrosion over the years. This was a concern for designers with Perkins + Will’s New York City office in their plans for the Hartford Hospital Bone and Joint Institute, another Metalwërks project. Scharr says they were called in to help design the detailing of the building’s curved façade.

Resilient envelope issues aren’t all the responsibility of the architect, however. Scharr cites the importance of proper dimensional control planning on the part of the general contractor and/or general manager as another critical element in ensuring a continuous seal against storm-driven rain. “Dimensional control” refers to the process of establishing com-

mon measuring points that are independent from columns or other specific building elements. For example, use column centers as reference points for measuring panel and insulation-board dimensions, because column widths can vary from one to the next. Differences of as little as a fraction of an inch can add up across the length of a commercial façade, which can

For structures within 75 miles of a seacoast, resilience isn’t just a question of surviving individual storms, it also requires maintaining performance and appearances over time, with the daily exposure

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Complex Coordination Certainly, limiting moisture penetration into the building envelope, and managing the moisture that manages to make it through, is a critical first step in improving any structure’s long-term success. But Alex Wilson, president and founder of the Resilient Design Institute, wants architects to know, resilient façade design doesn’t stop there. “I’ve argued resilience goes beyond flooding and weather, and gets to the issue of the environment that façade allows within the building,” he says. For example, a high-rise apartment building or commercial office tower might stay high and dry through a hurricane, but how livable might it be without electricity to power air conditioning if residents or workers have to hunker down after a storm?

prove especially confusing if multiple trades are involved in putting that envelope together without a common reference point for all their measurements. “If you add up all the tolerances of all the trades, it could be off by several inches,” he says. As a result, workers have to make their own adjustments in the field to make everything fit. “These conditions can create an opportunity for failure in the façade due to failed drainage management within the wall cavity or unplanned penetrations in the air/water

barrier that are not properly addressed.

Manufacturers Want to Help Chamberlin and Scharr both emphasize that exterior system manufacturers welcome the opportunity to work with architects on project-specific questions to help ensure a building’s envelope—both the façade and what’s backing it up—is as resilient as it is attractive. For Scharr, this can mean, for example, helping designers understand the need for adequate wall-depth to manage the tolerances that can add up as secondary

support systems are added to structural steel, and all the sudden the room required for adequate moisture drainage has disappeared. “All those cascading tolerances need to be managed,” he says, noting the problems that could arise if such issues are recognized too late in the construction process. “We’re most successful when we’re assisting design development.” And Chamberlin notes that manufacturers also can help architects explore material and finish options that are as design-friendly as they are durable.

A broader awareness that resilience doesn’t need to compromise a building’s attractiveness is critical with an audience as visually driven as today’s architectural community. “Resilience is an aspect of design, but it’s not everything about the building,” he says. Simply put, aesthetics matter to architects. Without the knowledge that a specific design goal is equally achievable under a resilient approach, he adds, “I couldn’t tell you that every architect is going to choose resilience over meeting their vision.”

Photos: © 2016 Gilbertson Photography

The need to consider such a broader definition of resilience points to the importance of including multiple disciplines—including mechanical engineers, lighting designers and others—in design discussions geared toward a resiliency that considers occupant needs. “Sustainable, resilient design needs to be an integrated process,” he says.

Project: Arden Hills Army Training Site (AHATS) Location: Arden Hill, Minn. Architect: Burns & McDonnell

The LEED Silver 64,000-sq.-ft. Arden Hills Army Training Site (AHATS) readiness center is the public interface for the complex, which houses two units of the 834th Aviation Support Battalion, which specializes in maintaining helicopters. Burns & McDonnell found inspiration in the helicopter motor and blades for the aesthetic and functional design of AHATS. Contributing to its security goals, the project features Wausau Window and Wall Systems’ blast hazard-mitigating curtainwall and window systems, plus Tubelite’s thermal entrance systems. Installed were 9,000 sq. ft. of Wausau’s 7250 Series SuperWall with 4250i-BHM INvent blast hazard-mitigating windows. To help ensure occupant safety, Wausau's BHM Series products are designed and/or tested for compliance with GSA and DOD requirements as applicable. Viracon provided the laminated, insulated glass with Crystal Gray tint and low-e coating. Laminated glass is specified to mitigate such hazards as hurricanes or bomb blasts. High-performing glass, as part of Wausau’s SuperWall system, also helps achieve NFRC U-Factors as low as 0.35 BTU/hr-sq. ft.°F with Frame Condensation Resistance Factor (CRFf) of 69 and higher. Tubelite’s Therml=Block entrance systems are installed on the exterior and just inside, Tubelite’s medium stile Monumental Doors comprise the interior entrances. The doors’ durable tie-rod construction and heavy-duty hardware may be further reinforced with steel. High-performance architectural finishes also enhance AHATS’ durability and reduce maintenance. Linetec finished the recycled, no-VOC aluminum framing for both systems using Class I clear anodize.

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The 450,000-sq.-ft. five-story patient tower by FKP architects houses 144 new rooms. Its jewel of a skin was made a reality by Metalwërks, who designed the various wall elements in concert with the curtainwall contractor, and the substrate contractor to provide the stud/gypsum backup and waterproofing. To deliver this degree of complexity required a company with the integrated design, manufacturing and installation experience that was capable of pulling together not only the various product elements, but could also facilitate production, coordination and erection. Metalwërks’ first task was to develop prototypes from FKP’s glazing concept to create the signature three-dimensional glazing panel. The company’s Ameriplate Rainscreen wall system was selected as the base element. The panels are designed to have continuous perimeter extrusions with grip splines, which are completely concealed for strength and a clean edge appearance with no exposed fasteners or joint sealants/gaskets. With the panel attachment hardware concealed from view, the architects were able to achieve a fascinating floating effect. The design required multiple colors to be employed in a variable geometry that created a pyramid or prism effect to the eye when glazed into the curtainwall. Six separate colors were used in varying silver, gray and blue tones to complement the blue/green tones of the glass panels using a similar geometry. Comprising 400 triangular and diamond shaped 6 ft. × 6-ft. panels, Metalwërks developed the means and methods to provide multiple colors on singular 0.125-in. aluminum panel for unitization into the Oldcastle curtainwall system. The visual effect is truly three dimensional given the 2-D flat panel design required panel seams to be virtually invisible.

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Project: Nemours/Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children Architect: FKP Architects Location: Wilmington, Del.

Other building features included a number of curving drum elements at the three-story elevator core and link to the Healing Garden and existing hospital, as well as wall features at numerous ground floor entrances at ambulance and ER department entries, and feature walls with staggered patterns, curves and transitions. In many cases, few panels were the same. Interior scopes were later added to transition into the atrium. Finishes included seafoam green, metallic and silver colors to complement the blues and greens of the glazed curtainwalls, and added great aesthetic value to this spectacular project. The buildings are accented by a recessed colonnade of 26 units × 24-in. diameter Metalwërks vertical reveal aluminum column covers traveling around the two almonds from north and west to the east face side.

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Resiliency Tested Boston Logan International Airport’s 10-story West Garage Extension features an attractive, kinetic exterior to distinctively screen the facility. Designed by Arrowstreet and manufactured by EXTECH, the dynamic façade system consists of more than 48,000 aluminum flapper panels that move in response to wind currents.

MOVES WITH THE WIND A dynamic façade system consists of more than 48,000 aluminum flapper panels that move in response to wind currents. The 6-in. square curved flapper panels are set within 353 extruded aluminum framing support assemblies that span 8 stories high × 290-ft. wide. The facade was subjected to 130 mph winds to test system resiliency.

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Each flapper panel was finished by Linetec in Class I clear anodize. The 6-in. square curved flapper panels are set within 353 extruded aluminum framing support assemblies that span 8 stories high × 290-ft. wide. Subjected to 130 mph winds to test system resiliency, the system’s anodize finish also contributes to its durability. Class I coating is a highperformance anodic finish used primarily for exterior building products and other products that must withstand continuous outdoor exposure. “Anodizing successfully combines science with nature to create one of the world’s best metal finishes. Because it is an integral part of the substrate, the anodic coating provides excellent wear and abrasion resistance with minimal maintenance,” describes Linetec’s senior marketing specialist, Tammy Schroeder, LEED green associate. “Choosing clear anodize to create the unique façade not only contributes to its lasting performance, but also accentuates the intended sense of movement as the light reflects off the aluminum flapper panels that seem to dance

in the wind.” Various shapes, material thickness and finishes were tested, resulting in the curved anodized aluminum pieces that reflect light and ripple with the breeze,” notes David Bois, principal at Arrowstreet. “Our partnership with EXTECH allowed us to develop and fabricate a system for the façade that would have been difficult—if not impossible—without their collaboration.” Before finalizing the design, EXTECH provided Arrowstreet with several mock-ups for the Massachusetts Port Authority’s (Massport’s) review and approval. The self-supporting Massport owns and operates the airport, and receives no state tax money to support its operations or facilities. Massport relied on Arrowstreet to lead a multidisciplinary team that evaluated and integrated the new garage within the existing Central Parking, walkways and adjacent terminals. Situated over the existing Hilton Hotel parking lot, it is the airport’s tallest parking structure and offers 1700 more parking spaces. The resulting garage optimizes the experience for passengers and its dynamic façade enhances the view for the travelling public. “Without the collaborative process, this unique installation could not have occurred within the budget or the project schedule. Simple, common components come together to form an uncommon result,” says Bois.

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STORM-READY With the Retro-R metal roof panel, an existing metal roof can stay in place as the new roof is installed, saving both labor and disruptions to building operations. The exposed-fastener panels also feature a drip-stop membrane to prevent rust from migrating from the old roof to the new, and they recently received statewide Florida approval for specific roofing applications. MBCI www.mbci.com Circle 413

STEEL YOURSELF Fabricated from galvanized steel to stand up to hail, wind and snow, the new Steel Siding Collection also offers designers a bold palette of colors to create signature—and resilient—façades. Manufactured from recycled material, and recyclable itself, the line-up also can be specified with embossed woodgrain patterns and is backed by a 50-year limited lifetime warranty against hail damage. Ply Gem www.plygem.com Circle 412

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PRECAST These insulated, precast concrete foundation walls allow for speedy installation and eliminate the need for onsite sprays or bituminous coatings. A variety of configurations are available to meet site and project needs, including above-ground designs that can be stacked for multi-floor applications. Superior Walls www.superiorwalls.com Circle 411

BRING OUT YOUR BEST Aimable, and with onboard RGB and dimming controls, the WW2-HW Hardwired LED Series of wall-washing fixtures offers a range of options for highlighting architectural features indoors and out. The series features four types of fixtures—including linear and circular designs—for a total of eight models, all featuring rigid construction and heat-resistant tempered glass lenses. Jesco Lighting www.jescolighting.com Circle 410

READY FOR THE GREAT OUTDOORS With their UV-stabilized finishes and IP65 wetlocation rating, these outdoor architectural LED fixtures are designed to save both energy and maintenance costs. Fixture types include singleand dual-head security lighting, wall packs, vapor-proof fixtures and landscape floods.

DURABLE BEAUTY The Alphaton Terracotta Rainscreen Façade System includes an aluminum substructure system and panel clips to support terracotta panels that are available in a broad variety of profiles and finishes, including custom glazing options. The grout-free system requires minimal maintenance and can be cleaned with water, and individual panels can be replaced without disturbing adjacent units.

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In an attempt bring engagement back to the industry, Titus is incorporating 3D virtual reality into its training offerings. If the lines and smiles at Titus’ AHR booth are any indicator, the idea has a lot of steam.

An explosion of soft goods is migrating to the office, creating comfortable, joyful workplaces for engaged, healthy employees. In January, textile giant, Heimtextil reported that soft goods in the home experienced unprecedented growth in that market segment. Designers are elevating the level of softness in the workplace, as well, and it is reflected in the upcoming Salone’s theme for offices: “A Joyful Sense at Work.” Though not typically known for evoking feelings of comfort and joy, companies are embracing the emerging trend of “Corporatality,” immersing employees in comfortable environments that tend to support

Soft goods have a veritable “Linus Effect”—comfort on par with a security blanket—in the workplace; eliminating stressors to promote productivity. engagement, increase job satisfaction and promote flow. Soft goods, such as supple fabrics, chunky carpets and voluptuous window treatments play a role. In addition to acoustic dampening, they create a veritable “Linus Effect”—reassurance on par with a security blanket—in the workplace; eliminating stressors as a way to be more productive. David Oakey, product designer and trend analyst substantiated that trend last year at Neocon, reporting that demand for FLOR designs—Interface’s residential brand—in commercial settings, prompted the company to produce some of its residential-minded designs with commercial-grade durability in order to satisfy start-ups and other progressive corporate clients who recognize the benefits of a more relaxed office environment. Reducing stress levels promotes innovation and open-mindedness, and decreasing levels of cortisol (the stress hormone) leads to higher job satisfaction, less turnover and healthier employees overall, which is the focus of this month’s Function feature (p. 72) on the WELL Building Standard.

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VIRTUAL UFAD AND CHILLED BEAM TRAINING Perhaps the most interesting booth at the recent AHR HVAC show in Vegas belonged to Titus, who was running a pair of courses on underfloor air distribution and chilled beam technology using novel 3D virtual technology. Circle 406

Technical education is always tough, but the 3D approach makes it fascinating, almost entertaining, as the viewer is immersed in a would-be environment altered by their own actions and movements. Training is being offered solely in Titus’ offices, but this could be a new force in continuing education.

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“Advances in mediums and printing technology are leading to increasingly durable and expressive wallcoverings.�

EXOTICA The brother-sister artist team, Fabian and Tara, at Santorus takes inspiration from its Italian and Indian heritage to conjure a stunning mix of vintage prints and botanicals in jewel tones. To bring depth and life to their creations, the company engages with the local arts university to research innovative printing techniques and mediums that give the wallcoverings an unforgettable look available to the U.S. market this spring. Circle 405

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“Invisible LEDs allow for sculptural, suspended pendants that make a statement even when the lights are off.”

KICHLER Moderne www.kichler.com

EVERYTHING OLDE IS MODERNE AGAIN With a profile that looks a tad like the kind of medieval crown one might find on the head of a Game of Thrones’ king, the Moderne chandelier/pendant’s shade is of thoroughly modern polycarbonate construction. The integrated LED lamps provide warm, 2700-degree K illumination, and the shade can be specified in either Olde Bronze, shown here, or in Satin Nickel. Circle 404

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RAPTOR Synthetic Underlayment raptorunderlayment.com

Introducing the latest evolution in low-e glass. Architects strive for continuous improvement — in fact, you might say it’s in their DNA. Developed with guidance from architects and featuring proprietary technology by Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass), Solarban® 90 glass provides the superior solar control performance and optimal occupant comfort architects have always wanted with the aesthetics of clear glass.

The synthetic underlayment requires fewer fasteners and is very tear resistant. It also allows for exposure time to half of a year.

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With its ice cube-shaped handles and refined beveled edges, THG’s Soho faucet displays clear optical glass and a rose gold finish. The widespread faucet features a tall streamlined spout and a meticulously-crafted glass handle assembly. Circle 403

Capable of covering up to 1000 sq. ft. with a single roll, Raptor synthetic underlayment also features strong traction for safer installation in wet and dry conditions. As a replacement for No. 15 or No. 30 roofing felt, the material also requires fewer fasteners and is very resistant to tearing and allows for exposure time of up to six months. Circle 402

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RECYCLED FABRIC Designtex’s Crossweave is suitable for upholstery as well as panel applications. The tightly woven micro-pattern is woven with lustrous recycled polyester yarns it is available in 16 colors. Circle 401

Crossweave is woven with lustrous recycled polyester yarns.

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“Traditional siding with a modern makeover remains durable and vibrant. Its versatility attains modern façade aesthetics sought after by the upand-coming generation.”

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RUSTIC RESILIENCE James Hardie Artisan V-Rustic siding delivers the style of wood siding with the performance of James Hardie fiber cement products. V-Rustic resists shrinking, swelling and cracking caused by hot and cold weather conditions. The product also features mitered corners and a unique Lock Joint System that enables blind nailing for efficient installation. The design attains aesthetics sought-after by the up-and-coming generation. Circle 399

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MULTI-OUTPUT OPTIONS The new 4-in. Cylinder Series is available in light outputs ranging from 900 lm to 6000 lm, allowing designers to maintain a consistent look throughout a facility, despite a wide range of ceiling heights. For added versatility, it can be surface-, stem- or wall mounted, or suspended by aircraft cable. An optional glowing ring outlines the fixture’s lower circumference. Circle 400

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An innovative ceiling grid system from CertainTeed provides the industry’s longest unsupported spans for flat drywall. The QuickSpan Locking Drywall Grid System is engineered and designed to offer faster and easier installation in hallway and corridor applications. The locking system features solid cross tees that audibly click into place for a positive lock and the locking tabs prevent lateral and upward movement or deflection. Circle 398

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URBAN UPDATE James Hardie Reveal Panel System features a system of panels, fastenings and two trim options, that may be installed horizontally or vertically. Reveal Recess trim blends discretely with panels for a smooth look that creates the illusion of lightness, while Surround trim frames the Reveal panels and adds geometric definition for an industrial aesthetic. The Reveal Panel System’s 7-in. × 16-in. thick commercial grade panels are durable and Engineered for Climate which means it’s specifically formulated to stand up to the extreme weather conditions where installed. Circle 397

“In addition to soft goods, color can evoke an emotional, comforting response. Color coming to case goods enlivens a space and can express the vitality of an office’s corporate culture.”

EFFICIENCY LEADER TURNSTONE Bivi Workstation myturnstone.com

The new LS-FD High Efficiency linear luminaire features an efficacy rating that clocks in at 130 lm/W. The fixture can be surface mounted or suspended, with output options ranging from 2500 lm to 10,000 lm of ambient lighting, plus fixtures can be arranged into continuous rows. Circle 395

PASTEL PALETTE Thank goodness for the breath of fresh air that is Turnstone’s Bivi Workstations. Based on startup culture research, the new collection offers a fashionforward color palette that offers employees and owners and facility managers a modern take on the conventional workstation. Bivi Workstations include rumble seat lounge seating, with the clever “Hoodie,” an attachment that creates a physical and visual barrier for meetings, phone calls or heads-down tasks. Other additions include freestanding trunk storage, a transaction top and a standing height work surface. Circle 396

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You work hard to create inspiring designs that your customers will love; we can help make it a little easier. Our CableRail stainless steel cables offer a viewfriendly railing infill option that’s attractive, durable, and ultra-low maintenance, while our automatic-locking Quick-Connect® cable fittings make installations a breeze. Free catalog and dealer locations 1-800-888-2418 or visit www.feeney1.com

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KEEPS A LOW PROFILE The low-profile Halo Surface Mount Downlight can be installed directly into drywall without need for a recessed housing or junction box, so it’s a great option where plenum space is limited. In square and round models, the 4- and 6-in. fixture also can be specified in five different color temperatures, and with a 90 CRI option available. It’s also wet-location listed for use in showers and outdoor protected ceilings. Circle 394

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CableRail BOLTS OF JAZZ Stacy Garcia’s latest collection, Ensemble, takes inspiration from the dynamic and collaborative nature of jazz and classical music. The harmonious assortment of textured and decorative sheers, silk draperies, detailed prints, jacquards and a linen-like blackout includes 12 patterns and 56 colorways. The new collection is suitable for hospitality guestrooms and elegant public spaces. Circle 393

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Our railing systems offer exceptional beauty, durability, structural integrity, and ultra-low maintenance. They include a range of styles, colors, infill, and LED lighting options to meet any design need, while pre-engineered components snap and screw together to make installations a breeze. For free catalog and dealer locations, 1-800-888-2418 or www.feeney1.com

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Unveiled at the International Builders Show in January, Neolith’s stoneinspired Fusion line is a sintered compact surface featuring three new low-maintenance, fashion-forward alternatives to natural stone: Zaha Stone, Concrete Taupe and Aspen Grey. Circle 392

Stone inspired surfaces are created with Neolith Digital Design (NDD) technology features microelements or a patinaed finish.

BAUHAUS INSPIRED Inspired by the 1920’s Bauhaus movement, Brizo’s Litze Bath Collection combines contemporary environments with raw industrial spaces. Litze’s craftsmanship is expressed through its distinctive handle options, simple bent tube spout, jointed wall mount shower arm and elegant teak wood accents. Circle 391

VÄNT Simple Mount track system www.vantpanels.com

SNAP OUT, SNAP IN Looking for a user-friendly décor system to transform your living space? Vänt wall panels come in dozens of colors in four finishes—micro suede, leatherette, pearl, metallic—and are easy to install. The panels click together in just a few minutes with Vänt’s Simple Mount track system, which makes it easy to remove individual panels for cleaning. The panels are available in different configurations. Circle 390

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Designtex’s nine colors of Starburst feature bright sparks of metallic yarn stitched into a dramatic starburst motif that is enhanced by the heathered, matte character of the ground weave. Circle 389

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ENERGY-SMART DOOR The Dura-Glide GreenStar series of automatic sliding doors provides energy savings day and night. Launched by Stanley Access Technologies, the DuraGlide is created to support energy-smart and Green Certified buildings, allowing building operators to adjust door function based on traffic. During the day, it can be set to reduce the door opening, improving air quality and building energy efficiency. At night, the insulated glass improves thermal performance lowering heating and cooling costs. Circle 388

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The Entity Adjustable flush-mount stands out in a crowd of neutraltoned spot fixtures, as designers can opt for any of a broad range of colorful finishes—red and lime green are shown here—along with galvanized steel. Four color temperatures are available. Circle 387

FCS-certified wood that undergoes a preservation process ensures maintenancefree, durable decking installations add a chic softness to urban hardscapes. LONG-LASTING AND SUSTAINABLE With durability similar to ipe, CFP Cladding & Decking is fabricated from FSC-certified timber using a preservative process that’s both chemical- and additivefree. Deck boards are pre-grooved and can be joined using proprietary hidden clips, with boardends also joinable using a tongue-and-groove design. Circle 386

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LUUM TEXTILES Transference Collection www.luumtextiles.com

A DIGITAL SLUB Luum (formerly Teknion Textiles) offers the Transference Collection designed by Suzanne Tick. Two new upholsteries—one vertical and one pattern with added colors—represents a digital exploration that throws in distortions and glitches as an unexpected design element. Circle 385

XAL LIGHTING LENO www.xalusa.com

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LINEAR LIGHTING Creating and installing linear lighting layouts just got easier when incorporating acoustical and drywall ceiling designs. In a collaboration by Armstrong Ceilings and XAL Lighting, the new system is faster and easier to install than traditional framed lighting. It features Armstrong’s Drywall Grid System and XAL’s LENO Zero Plenum LED Luminaires to produce a consistent fit and finish. Circle 384

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HESS AMERICA City Elements hessamerica.com

URBAN BOLLARD Designed by Swiss lighting consultant Christian Vogt for Hess America, City Elements is a configurable modularized light column system with specialized elements for a variety of lighting and non-lighting functions. The 9-in. diameter column may be configured in heights ranging from low-level bollards to columns up to 30-ft. in height. Multiple modules may be integrated into a column to satisfy a broad range of site objectives from a single location, simplifying installation with a minimal footprint. Modules are available for general down lighting, accenting, or visual way-marking with solid state or conventional light sources. Circle 383

Multi-tasking bollards that now include options ranging from charging stations to emergency call buttons are an investment in well-lit, safe spaces anywhere from urban environments to college campuses for years to come.

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STONE FOREST Verona www.stoneforest.com

GOING WITH GRANITE Applying Cumulo Granite to its Verona vessel sink, Stone Forest offers a sleek new dimension to the lavatory. Available in two sizes, users can choose from 4.5 in. × 24 in. × 13 in., or 4.5 in. × 36 in. × 15 in. Circle 381

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Form

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Dan Hoffman, AIA, NCARB, the project’s team planning and urban design lead, has years of experience in campus design and is no stranger to ASU, having served as a School of Architecture staff member.

Christiana Moss, AIA, NCARB, Studio Ma’s founding and managing principal, leads the design and management of numerous educational and cultural program types, including work at ASU.

Arizona State University Sun Devil Fitness Complex Tempe, Ariz. Serving as a gateway between the campus and the university’s residential district, the new Sun Devil Fitness Complex (SDFC) has brought total wellness to the students of Tempe. The 100,000-sq.-ft. expansion of a 10,000-sq.-ft. rec center built in the late 1980s, now features five basketball courts, a fitness center, a wellness center, a glass-enclosed multi-activity-court (MAC) for indoor soccer and field hockey, a lounge and gaming areas. “Universities no longer see these facilities as simply recreational, they’re looking at the whole health of the student,” says architect Christiana Moss, managing principal, Studio Ma, Phoenix. “Things like meditation, smaller gyms, yoga and more are part of an all-around healthy lifestyle that universities are promoting.” The LEED Platinum facility features a solar thermal and photovoltaic system on the roof and a unique, lightweight rainscreen façade, made from textile reinforced cement panels. The latter, in various configurations, were specified to keep the building cool while complementing the existing brick cladding, as well as evoking the natural variation of rock sediments and canyon walls typical of the southwest.

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Designing the skin of the SDFC was a tall order. Beyond aesthetics, it had to shade the facility and be lightweight. The solution was textile reinforced concrete panels—fibreC and öko—made by German manufacturer Rieder. The 0.5-in.-thick panels were pulled away from the interior envelope to both shade the building and ventilate the backside of the cavity, allowing air to circulate and reduce the heat transfer to the building.

“Envelope weight was a concern, because, thermally, in the desert, it’s important due to the heat we endure to not have a lot of mass on the exterior,” said Moss. “With the fibreC and öko panels (smaller panels to the right), we were able to achieve the look without the weight.”

On the building mass on the left under the cantilver, the vertical gray panels are EIFS. Getting colors and textures on the facade right, says Hoffman, was a big deal. “When you look at a brick wall, each brick is different so it evokes brick but also the color from the local sandstone cliffs,” said Hoffman, adding three different levels of sandblast were required to produce this custom color for the panels.

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MULTI-PURPOSE SPACE

Flexibility was critical to the success of this multi-purpose space, where ASU holds its annual beginning of school event, which hosts as many as 10,000 students and staff members in just two hours.

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Full-height, multi-slide custom walls were specified for the two-floor, multi-use space, allowing the facility to open or close areas of the building as needed.

Radius

Same as fitness area: Ultima 2-in. × 8-in. tiles with tegular edge and Axiom trim.

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Polished concrete features aggregate from local river beds and is finished to resemble the terrazzo used in other facilities across campus. “This polished concrete floor pays homage to the mid-century legacy on campus when a lot of terrazzo was used. We used a hardener finish to make the floor look like terrazzo for a fraction of the cost,” says Moss. Floor under the weights: Mondo Ramflex, indoors sports flooring in custom ASU Maroon color mondoindoorsport.com

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“Universities no longer see these facilities as simply recreational, they’re looking at the whole health of the student.” —Christina Moss, Managing Principal, Studio Ma

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Part of the existing building, the main locker room was updated and repurposed to include ASU’s colors. Existing lockers were removed and repainted with electrostatic paint in a custom ASU Maroon color.

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During the design phase, the team engaged students in multiple charettes and they expressed a strong desire for a transparent floor plan where they could “see and be seen” throughout the SDFC. Studio Ma designed large expanses of glass—like this one, at the second-floor basketball courts—that provide a visual connection between SDFC and the surrounding campus. “Sound was another big issue,” said architect Dan Hoffman, Studio Ma, Phoenix. “With three courts on one level and then another three on the open mezzanine above, we needed an economical way to reduce the sound transmission from space to space while still providing a visual connection between the courts. The solution was an acoustic metal decking, which doubles as the mezzanine floor’s roof deck.”

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THE SEVEN PILLARS

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WELL STANDARD INFORMATION The WELL Building Standard focuses on the health and well being of the building occupant by addressing how building products and interior conditions affect the body’s systems and senses.

DESIGN LAYOUT The design facilitates individual control over climate and lighting conditions, and it offers a variety of postures and working environments that effect the psychosocial and physical well-being of its workforce.

GROUP SPACES Group spaces throughout the showroom facilitate collaboration with Haworth’s Workware technology. Wireless Workware technology allows colleagues and guests to share ideas across laptops. Niches outfitted with this enterprise solution allow users to wirelessly share content on a large display in open and secure networks.

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Haworth Los Angeles Showroom, Los Angeles Building WELL into the Workplace: Perkins+Will’s design for Haworth’s showrooms have always been designed with the highest health and wellness standards in the industry. Designing to the WELL Building standard, however, has added significant subtext to an audience of interior designers and architects.

According to Joan Blumenfeld, Firmwide Interior Design Director and Principal in the N.Y. office of Perkins+Will, Haworth wished to pursue the standard as it would be a great way to show commitment to the principles for improving occupant health. For 10 years prior, Haworth embraced the LEED program and has several LEED Gold and LEED Platinum showrooms, but the principles behind

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WELL Building extend to encompass the creature comforts of the individual, as if putting employees at-ease in the work environment equates to one less distraction. Blumenfeld concurs, “Physical comfort and mental comfort are highly linked, reports Blumenfeld. “Provisions in the space to minimize noise, glare from lighting or daylighting, proper temperature and humidity monitoring, and the provision of appropriate lighting

levels all contribute to occupant comfort.”

Getting WELL Extending its reach to embrace WELL Building was an accessible design goal for Perkins+Will at the Haworth showroom; beyond planning and construction, meeting WELL requirements relies on faithful follow-through by the tenant or building owner. Although many Haworth showrooms are designed to LEED Gold and Platinum

standards, the brand went a step further to commit to WELL Building post-occupancy practices, including healthy food choices, monitoring of indoor air quality, water quality, noise levels and properly administering to a non-toxic cleaning and maintenance program, says Blumenfeld.

Results Oriented Haworth found that offering individuals control over climate, lighting conditions, and providing a variety of

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working environments affect the psycho-social and physical well-being of its workforce. Haworth’s findings validate the merits of good design beyond sound space planning and aesthetics, reports Blumenfeld. “Haworth also found that going through the certification process proves that focusing on wellbeing is a function of good design.” The new space maintains high engagement levels and employees

reported fewer physical stress symptoms in the post-occupancy survey. This holistic design approach leads to spaces where the human spirit is nourished. Although there’s some leg-work involved, the WELL certification process is not mysterious, advises Blumenfeld; in fact, post-occupancy tests and standards within the WELL certification process may be accessed through a standard matrix of metrics to collect data.

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The Seven Pillars: Light There was attention to maximizing daylight and views throughout the space combined with shading to prevent glare, and a minimum color rendering index (CRI) of 80 was specified for all light sources. The multilayered lighting design includes task and ambient lighting.

“Our clients have been talking about human health and wellness and looking at design more through the individual lens. WELL Building has also gotten people thinking about performance rather than design-to standards.”

A duo of Wanders Tulip chairs provides a small enclave for private conversation or quiet contemplation.

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OFFICE COFFEE HOUSE The café area is a multiuse space with the look and feel of a coffeehouse; varied height seating enables social gatherings and a comfortable escape from focused work.

The Seven Pillars: Nourishment and Fitness The site was selected for its high walk score, a variety of workspaces and the introduction of sitstand desks provides a variety of postures and promotes movement throughout the day; additionally, ergonomic seating and monitor arms easily adjust to individual requirements. A space dedicated to exercise props supports a culture of fitness, and Haworth’s café provides healthy food choices.

The Seven Pillars: Comfort and Mind

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The design meets noise limit requirements on HVAC equipment and appliances. Materials selected for the space minimize noise and adjustable shades allow control of glare and light levels. Educational programs promote sleep, fitness and nutrition awareness, and encourage volunteerism. Desirable aesthetics connect occupants to the neighborhood and the city around them.

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Driving Relocation In support of the resurgence of downtown Los Angeles, the Haworth LA showroom relocation puts the showroom on the 48th floor of the Citigroup Center Building. The design aesthetic took its inspiration from the local architecture of ’50s and ’60s homes. The showroom reflects the region’s midcentury past, with a modern flair of graffiti that suggests street art and vitality of the neighborhood.

ALONG THE WINDOWS Haworth Collection pieces create huddle spaces for impromptu meetings and interaction.

Employees reported improvements in individual performance, such as the amount of work they are able to accomplish, level of creativity they are able to achieve, and an increased ability to maintain focus.

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AUTHENTIC ACT A traditional conference room with a mid-century vibe, a post-modern color scheme and a bit of urban grit in the form of graffiti connects occupants to the neighborhood and the city’s history.

The Seven Pillars: Air and Water

HIP AESTHETIC The signature aesthetic announces itself in the elevator bank. The showroom design reflects the region’s mid-century past, but with a modern flourish of stylized graffiti that immerses the space in a hip aesthetic immersing occupants in the unique art and vitality of the neighborhood.

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IAQ was addressed through careful planning throughout demolition and construction. Ducts were sealed off during construction phase and flushed prior to occupancy. The design uses non-toxic and non-off gassing materials, adequate ventilation and system balancing. Materials selected for the space minimize noise and textiles do not absorb dirt, bacteria and mold, and are easily cleanable. IAQ is monitored on a daily basis as well as the water quality, which in LA was determined to be at WELL standards without additional filtering; however, should results fall below acceptable levels, the system is equipped to accept a carbon filter retrofit. Water for drinking and handwashing was made available at several locations, and sinks and fittings were chosen to minimize bacterial contamination.

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Hand Rails

INTEGRATED LEDS LEDS highlight and shade the angles of the metallic exterior panels.

Project: Applied Science Center at Ventura College Location: Ventura, Calif. Architect: Gensler

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Science Center Goes for Industrial Look The $15 million Applied Science Center at Ventura College in Ventura, Calif., brings needed technology-centered learning to the community. The center was looking to create the desired industrial feel with its exterior wall panels.

CHALLENGE: Trying to mimic the tech theme of the Applied Science Center, exterior wall panels created the desired industrial feel look while adding excitement to the campus.

TECH LOOK The dimension of the panels—along with the color selection—speak to the high-tech work going on inside.

INFLUENCE: Metal panels are the ideal choice when technology is the driving force of a building’s purpose and design. For the community college, the dimension of the panels—along with the color selection—speak to the high-tech work going on inside. SOLUTION: The 18,600-sq.-ft. building features 4800 sq. ft. of 0.08-in. painted aluminum Dri-Design Tapered Series and Perforated Panels. Tapered panels are on both the inside and outside of the building; the panels flow seamlessly to connect the spaces and invite students inside to explore and learn. The panels have charcoal, classic copper and silver color finishes. LED lighting, used to create shadows and visual interest, highlights the angles of the exterior installation.

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freedom to design each specific panel gives an unlimited capacity to create a dynamic, one-of-akind surface on nearly any façade, without the need to modify the substrate or weather barrier. The Perforated Panel Series can be used for applications where airflow and/or shade are necessary, as well as to add design style. Virtually any shape or pattern can be perforated into the panels. In this case, the name of the building is prominently displayed in the perforated panels.

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Doors

Bronze Makes Park Avenue Shine A new luxury, boutique condo building in New York’s Upper East Side features opulent residences with elegant architectural details, which include bronze doors that make a Park Avenue statement. CHALLENGE: There is something special when you visit 1110 Park Ave.—a new luxury, boutique condo building in New York City’s Upper East Side. The 16-story building’s façade is Indiana limestone, a recognizable calling card for distinctive properties throughout New York City and elsewhere, including the World Trade Center Towers along with Oculus and Transportation Hub, Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Columbia University, J. Paul Getty Center in Los Angeles, George W. Bush Presidential Library in Dallas and the Art Institute of Chicago, to name a few.

Inside are nine spacious, opulent residences with elegant architectural details, the finest materials, and impeccable finishes appropriate for a Park Avenue home. The condominiums, which command sevenand eight-digit figures, also offer grand views of Park Avenue itself. The building, capped by a 7000-sq.-ft. penthouse, occupies the top three floors.

WELCOME HOME When residents enter the building, they pass through custom balanced doors.

INFLUENCE: “Every detail of the homes at 1110 Park Avenue has been carefully considered to provide the most comfortable and luxurious lifestyle possible,” said David Von Spreckelsen, Division President of Toll Brothers City Living, the urban development division of Toll Brothers.

ELEGANT FRONT The architectural details, made with the finest materials and finishes, are appropriate for a Park Avenue home.

New York City-based Barry Rice, principal, Barry Rice Architects, talked about his goal for the building’s exterior, “Create a building that on one hand sits comfortably with its neighbors, but also provides a distinctive presence on the block.” CRITERIA: When residents or visitors first enter the building, they pass through the custom balanced doors, made with the high quality materials and craftsmanship. SOLUTION: 1110 Park Avenue’s main entrance features a pair of Ellison Bronze 3-in. thick monumental single light muntz bronze balanced doors, which includes 0.75-in. thick decorative bronze grille work with a scroll design.

The grille work is inset flush with the exterior face of the door making it appear part of the door. This grille work unique is the use of vertically mounted concealed continuous bronze hinges allowing them to be operable for glass cleaning. They also have custom-designed internal latching hardware that keeps the grilles securely in place while the doors are in use.

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PRODUCT SPECS: Product: 3-in. thick monumental single light muntz bronze balanced doors

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From Past to Present Once a metaphor for economic and political turmoil in the area, the venerable “Unfinished Theatre” in Lublin, Poland, needed to bring itself into the 21st century. Two rooms especially benefited from a seating upgrade that leaves visitors in step with modern aesthetics and comfort. CHALLENGE: The “Unfinished Theatre” is the name that the inhabitants of Lublin nicknamed the old building that has occupied the city center for more than 40 years. With construction starting in 1960, it was set to be Europe’s largest opera palace. Funding problems at the start, together with the economic crisis of the 1980s and political changes at the end, left the unfinished building as a metaphor for a society that went down in history.

The center’s program is composed of artistic events and the building has been adapted to its new uses. To be highlighted is the great central avenue—the Avenue of Culture—that runs through the building and that takes in various public institutions, art galleries, charity areas, cafés, multimedia rooms, and that acts as an internal communication channel between the areas. The other functions of the building are an auditorium, conference room, multi-purpose room, cinema screen, seminar rooms, media room, library, galleries for local artists, the Club Room, musical theater and administrative zone.

SOLUTION: There are two rooms in the Centrum Spotkania Kultur that needed a unique, high range product for two specific functions. First, the center has a multi-purpose room in which events are performed for small audiences. The center required a seat that could serve as a hard wearing yet comfortable chair, and that would offer a unique attractive look to the room. For this reason, they opted for the Bonamusa seat, a Figueras classic designed by Antoni Bonamusa, which in addition to its robustness and design can also be stacked to clear the room and leave it unobstructed. Upholstered in purple leather, the room has ended up being named after the color: The Purple Room.

For the room dedicated to showing films, the center chose the original Rhombus Excellence, basically for its exclusivity. Having space and guided in the search for a distinctive seat, the directors of the center decided to furnish this room with the Rhombus Excellence seat, which has a wooden and leather effect finish. Thanks to the diamond shaped upholstery in the back, the seat is comfortable.

DIAMOND COMFORT The film-viewing room is furnished with Figueras’ Rhombus Excellence seat, which has a wooden and leather effect finish and a diamond shaped upholstery for added comfort.

INFLUENCE: After an intervention from the Stelmach Partnerzy architectural studio, the new Centrum Spotkania Kultur—Center for the Meeting of Cultures—was created to convey a single idea: Lublin is part of the Europe of 21st century.

THE PURPLE ROOM The center’s multi-purpose room features Figueras’ Bonamusa seat, which in addition to its robustness, can be stacked to clear the room so it can be unobstructed.

Project: Centrum Spotkania Kultur Location: Lublin, Poland Architect: Stelmach Partnerzy

PRODUCT SPECS: Product: Bonamusa, Rhombus Excellence Seats

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Dining Center Mimics Northern Lights The Wood Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks expanded its dining facility, creating a campus destination through visually interesting elements, which included a glazing system that mimicked the Aurora Borealis.

Project: University of Alaska Fairbanks Wood Center Location: Fairbanks, Alaska Architect: Perkins+Will

PRODUCT SPECS: Product: Guardian SunGuard SuperNeutral 68 Triple Glazed Glass

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CHALLENGE: The Univ. of Alaska Fairbanks planned a 34,000-sq.-ft. addition to, and renovation of, the Wood Center to expand the dining facility and create a campus destination. Architect Perkins+Will wanted to create a building that was visually interesting and inviting to passersby while so comfortable, occupants were happy to stay put, regardless of the season.

The original building did little of either. Mentioning its few small, punched windows, Devin Kleiner, project architect, associate at Perkins+Will explains: “They were sitting nooks. It was one of the first things we talked about. The students wouldn’t sit near the windows, even if it were warm enough. It was a psychological thing.” The Perkins+Will team was determined to change that perception, while taking into consideration the complexity of the climate, with its lows of -10°F and highs that have reached 90°F.

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INFLUENCE: In addition to focusing on daylighting, Perkins+Will focused on another kind of light: The amazing northern lights show, the Aurora Borealis. “The concept for the colors came very early in the design concept,” says Carsten Stinn, senior project designer, senior associate at Perkins+Will. “At that latitude, the sky is quite beautiful in winter. We wanted the building to resonate; to hint at aurora borealis.”

Because of the extreme low angle of the incoming sunlight, vividly colored shadows move through the depths of the building.

CRITERIA: “Our glazing solution needed maximum solar exposure and to move daylight into the building,” says Stinn. “We needed to find a glazing solution that was high performance, well insulated and offered as much daylight harvesting as possible. The first goal was to satisfy energy and performance of the glass; second was the aesthetics.”

“We agreed on triple glazed from the beginning due to the extreme climate,” Kleiner says.

SOLUTION: The Perkins+Will vision resulted in a new, colorful dining hall. The two-story building overlooks southern views. The curtainwall honors the aurora borealis and gives the building a colorful, inviting exterior appearance, while occupants become part of an “otherworldly” light show.

The high-performance curtainwall is anchored by Guardian SunGuard SuperNeutral 68 glass on No. 2 and No. 5 surfaces in triple glazed units, providing a visible light transmission (VLT) of 52% and a solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) of 0.32.

Adds Stinn, “Not all of the glass is colored; only about 30%. The rest is clear. In those areas, we wanted to offset the color with real views of the exterior—the true landscape, which is what SunGuard SuperNeutral 68 provided—not a glass that was tinted grey, or provided an alternate image. We wanted the best of all worlds.” The result is a campus destination that invites students in and keeps them there by offering a comfortable space with beautiful views year-round.

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4 SLIP RESISTANT The Expona Flow collection from Ecore provides contemporary designs in a variety of soothing colors. The replication of wood planks, textiles, woven surfaces, pearlescence and concrete make up the varying range of Expona Flow. Featuring a specially formulated 2-mm thick polyurethane surface, Expona Flow is slip resistant and perfect for healthcare applications. It is completely recyclable and ideal for heavy traffic areas because it is durable and easy to maintain.

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Keep Architecture on Course Toward a Sustainable Future ZGF recently appointed Toby Hasselgren a partner, and now he’s helping to steer the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. A Scandinavian upbringing and moving cross-country in the U.S. has given him valuable design and cultural insights. To that end, he hopes to keep U.S. architecture on course toward a sustainable future.

part of my childhood. Humble buildings in context with the natural subtlety of landscapes and water shaped a lot of my thinking and how I view the world as a designer and a thinker.”

office recently sent out a statement in support of any of its employees affected by the travel ban. “Diversity and social justice make us great and strong,” he says.

Hasselgren moved from Guttenberg to the U.S. and studied architecture in Cincinnati, and at the invitation of a friend from ZGF Portland decided to try it out “for a year.” As it turns out, the friend was astute. “One year turned into 22,” says Hasselgren, as he expressed gratitude for his time in Portland and the lifelong relationships made in the Pacific Northwest.

Mindful of shifting policies, Hasselgren takes a conservative outlook on the firm’s work with the government. “At the moment we’re moving ahead cautiously, because we don’t know what’s around the corner, and certainly some of our clients feel the same way.”

Only a month in at ZGF in D.C., Hasselgren’s barely had time to reflect on this region’s character and the “slight recalibration” from the left coast. “When you move you almost feel more like where you came from,”

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In addition to its conservative spirit of tradition, the D.C. region is bombarded with politics. “In D.C. it’s hard not to be aware of politics whether you intend to or not,” says Hasselgren, though politics is a hot topic nationwide. ZGF’s LA

Despite uncertainty, they will not proceed conservatively when it comes to maintaining sustainability standards amid toppling environmental protections. “I’m fearful, but I know ZGF is going to fight like hell and all of us in the industry are smart and passionate enough about our planet that we’ll [continue to] combat carbon and waste,”

says Hasselgren. The deliberate nature of the building cycle may prevent backsliding in an industry committed to improving quality of life, he speculates. “Our industry cycles are so long, I hope that in four years the politics will look differently and the damage won’t be irreversible.” Faced with the prospect of unrestricted energy in cheap coal and natural gas, Hasselgren says that one of ZGF’s strengths is its ability to leverage cost pressures involved in every project to prove that re-use, net-zero, and living buildings don’t cost that much more. For instance, the award-winning Stanford Central Energy Plant, part of the campus’ Energy System Innovation Initiative commitment to reducing carbon emissions and energy use, will save the university $425 million over the next 35 years. Combining a building systems view with long-term perspective, passive and clean energy systems precipitate concrete

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he says. “Right now, I feel like a Portlander.”

ROI and obvious environmental benefits. When asked about legacy, he says, “I just got here, and I’m trying to build something.” Clearly, he’s not thinking about retirement, then he immediately mentions the charismatic leadership style of late ZGF founder, Greg Baldwin. “He had an uncanny ability to create this drive in young architects, he wanted to go there and you wanted to go with him,” says Hasselgren, who is inspired to create that drive in the next generation of ZGF architects and clients. Hasselgren’s drive plays out literally in his passion for speed on motorcycles. It’s a fitting metaphor for a ZGF white board, where all ideas are mapped out, and the articulate design team steers the best route.

Project: Stanford Central Energy Plant Location: Stanford, Calif.

The Central Energy Facility is the heart of Stanford University’s transformational campus-wide energy system, projected to reduce GHG emissions by 68% and forecasts $425 million in energy savings over 35 years.

Faced with the prospect of unrestricted energy in cheap coal or natural gas, Hasselgren reminds us that one of ZGF’s strengths is its ability to leverage cost pressures to prove reuse, net-zero, and living buildings don’t cost that much more.

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Toby Hasselgren, a motorcycle enthusiast, hopes to “drive” ZGF’s D.C. office to greater sustainability heights.

Located in the District of Columbia, Hasselgren says it’s hard not to be aware of politics. But despite a changing political climate, the firm plans to keep fighting to combat carbon and waste in its projects.

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Dura Coat’s PVDF field-applied coating revitalizes older metal roofs. Change colors for a whole new look.

DURA COAT PRODUCTS, INC. RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA (951) 341-6500 HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA (256) 350-4300 www.duracoatproducts.com

DURA COAT PRODUCTS CAN GIVE THAT TIRED-LOOKING METAL ROOF A LIKENEW APPEARANCE. With our new Hydropon™ line that is field-applied with an HVLP sprayer and dries within two hours, you can change that unsightly old roof into something so appealing, you’ll think it’s new. Hydropon™ is Dura Coat’s new PVDF coating that can be applied to metal roofing and siding, plastic, wood, concrete, textiles and previously painted surfaces. Hydropon™ uses Cool Pigments to repel heat, and like all Dura Coat coatings, has excellent adhesion, dirt, stain and mildew resistance, and excellent weatherability. After two years of field experience, this coating is available for sale. A New Mexico school roof had felt the effects of time. Dura Coat’s Certified Field Applicators did a thorough power washing and brush scrubbing followed by a careful rinse. When completely dry, Hydropon™ was applied with airless sprayers. Two hours later, the roof looked new again. To get more information about restoring your metal roof, contact Dura Coat Products at 951-341-6500, 256-350-4300 or email info@duracoatproducts.com.

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WoodWorks® Custom Ceilings

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PALATE WoodWorks® custom ceilings let you create the sizes, shapes, curves, and perforations you need to bring your ideas to life. Choose from a rich variety of veneers, from mahogany and teak to black walnut and sapele, to perfectly complement your aesthetic. Learn more about the versatility of wood at armstrongceilings.com/woodworks

TO BRING YOUR ONE-OF-A-KIND IDEAS TO LIFE, CALL 1-800-988-2585

WOODWORKS ® ACCESS ™ CUSTOM GULF CANADA SQUARE FOOD COURT, CALGARY, AB, CANADA STANTEC, CALGARY, AB, CANADA

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Architectural Products - March 2017  

The product publication of the U.S. architectural market.

Architectural Products - March 2017  

The product publication of the U.S. architectural market.