Page 1

ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS

M A R C H -A P R I L 2 0 2 1 // V O L 1 9 N O 2

A RCH-PROD U C T S .COM

INTERNATIONALLY INSPIRED: Projects, Products and Trends from Around the World

...American manufactured. Domestically available products that might lend an exotic flavor to your next project. 

World of Possibilities

Peek inside as we take a look at the Best of the Best from the 1500 global entrants into the annual Architecture MasterPrize competition.

42

Tadao Ando's He Art Museum in the Guangdong Province of China is a wonder of geometry, and concrete, including a double-helix staircase— the world's first and only.

March-April 2021 2103 AP CVR V5.indd 200

4/6/21 10:18 AM


DEFINE SPACE WITH A WARM LINEAR RHYTHM Linear design, interpreted here with WoodWorks® ceiling panels, brings a sense of order along with warmth to this space. And as part of the CleanAssure™ portfolio, these panels also meet the latest CDC cleaning criteria. Look to Armstrong for the broadest range of standard and custom design choices, as well as our new 24/7 Defend™ portfolio, including ceilings that help to contain and clean the air. Explore all the possibilities at armstrongceilings.com/healthyspaces and armstrongceilings.com/woodworks

AP Ad-spread-template.indd 222

4/1/21 9:39 AM


CUSTOM WOODWORKS ® CEILING & WALLS / COX BUSINESS CONVENTION CENTER, TULSA, OK / MATRIX ARCHITECTURE & ENGINEERING, TULSA, OK

Circle 24

AP Ad-spread-template.indd 1

4/1/21 9:39 AM


Distinctive R O M A N

M A X I M U S

Dynamic

B Y

S I O U X

C I T Y

B R I C K

Forging the mystery and grandeur of ancient times with sophisticated contemporary demands, there is only one Roman Maximus Brick. Longer than any brick made in North America. glengery.com/romanmaximus

Circle 25

• YYMMAP Ads Template.indd 2

3/30/21 9:03 AM


It’s All in How You Frame It.

DesignRail® with award-winning Wood Grain Top Rail in Weathered Gray and Stainless Steel Mesh panel infill

With unlimited design potential, Feeney®’s beautiful and customizable pieces effortlessly mesh with an extraordinary view. Elevating the overall look and feel of virtually any space, Feeney brings your vision to life, while keeping it all perfectly within frame.

RAILING SOLUTIONS FeeneyMakesItEasy.com | 800.888.2418

Circle 26

• YYMMAP Ads Template.indd 3

3/30/21 9:03 AM


GRIDLOC™ GRID, WEIGHTS & ELEVATOR® TOP PLATE

ENDLESS DESIGN POSSIBILITIES

RETROFIT WOOD DECKS Engineered for strength, Hanover’s GRIDLOC™ System opens up a world of possibilities for architects and designers. GRIDLOC™ is a lightweight structural support underlayment that creates a continuous fully supported, monolithic floor surface. www.hanoverpavers.com • 800.426.4242 Circle 27

• YYMMAP Ads Template.indd 4

4/2/21 3:28 PM


BUILD ACOUSTICS INTO YOUR HEALTHCARE DESIGNS When it comes to designing healthcare spaces, acoustics can have a big impact. Designing walls with high STC ratings reduces noise transmission between patient, consultation and treatment rooms— important for patient privacy and healing. Minimize sound transfer between spaces with QuietRock®, the Original Sound Reducing Drywall that architects trust, and installers swear by.

QuietRock® Features • • • •

by

QuietRock.com/healthcare

Works with headwall systems and mounted fixtures Achieves higher STC ratings at a lower installed cost UL/ULC fire-rated walls and tested STC performance in one design Available options for high-impact, mold-resistance, and RF shielding Certified low VOC per CDPH Standard

1-800-797-8159 Circle 28

• YYMMAP Ads Template.indd 5

3/30/21 9:03 AM


Aesthetics + Economy

“The Precision Series aluminum panels created a very affordable skin, a surface that would weather well and gave us that architectural ‘tech’ look we were trying to achieve.” -Derrick Mozingo, AIA, Senior Partner, Design Principal, Mozingo + Wallace

Myrtle Beach Middle School, SC Mozingo + Wallace

Installing Contractor: Spann Roofing & Sheet Metal

Owner: Horry County School District

Architects: SfL+a,

Photo: hortonphotoinc.com

Precision Series HWP Metal Wall System Silver, Charcoal

CASE STUDY @ PAC-CL AD.COM/MYRTLE-BE ACH

IL: 800 PAC CLAD

MD: 800 344 1400

TX: 800 441 8661 GA: 800 272 4482

MN: 877 571 2025

AZ: 833 750 1935

PAC-CLAD.COM | INFO@PAC-CLAD.COM

Circle 29

2020 PAC Myrtle Beach ARCH PROD.indd 1 • YYMMAP Ads Template.indd 6

3/9/2021 2:12:16 PM 3/30/21 9:03 AM


table of contents

50

The Product Publication of the U.S. Architectural Market

47

66

FEATURES:

33 68 76

Trend Lines // by Barbara Horwitz-Bennett First Impressions Innovative and dynamic façade designs embrace architectural history while adding high-performance.

Form // by Mindi Zissman A former grocery store, the Virtua Samson Cancer Center transforms into an intimate medical center providing high-tech oncology services.

Function // by John Mesenbrink The County of San Diego’s East County Office & Archives is the first netzero records facility, employing both active and passive strategies.

ON THE COVER:

FEATURE

AMP Architectural Design of the Year The design of the He Art Museum by Tadao Ando Architect & Assocs., the top winner of the 2020 international Architecture MasterPrize competition, pursues the philosophy of spatial integration, involving geometrical design elements—square and circle— to create a sense of contrast.

Internationally Inspired

Page 42

42

American manufactured and domestically available products can lend a hand in adding exotic international flavor to your next project. by Jim Crockett, editorial director

Photography: AMP

DEPARTMENTS:

Perspective

8

Resources, Events & Letters

New and Improved

56

The Latest Product, Material and System Advances by Architectural Products staff

Public Restrooms Need Support by Jim Crockett, editorial director

10

Educational Advertising Section

82

 Building Envelopes With Efficient Performance

On Spec

12

 Adaptive Reuse Architectural Products Magazine, Volume 19, Number 02

by Dan Duerrwaechter, CG Schmidt

Architectural Products (ISSN 1557-4830) is published six times a year: Jan/Feb, March/

 Indoor Air Quality

April, May/June, July/Aug and Nov/Dec by Construction Business Media, , 579 N. First Bank Dr., Suite 220, Palatine, IL 60067-8126. Periodicals postage paid at Palatine, IL and

by Glenn Esser, Ruskin

additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Architectural Products Magazine, c/o OMEDA 125 Schelter Rd. #350, Lincolnshire, IL 60069-3666.

Codes

16

 Suspended Ceiling Technologies

Specifiers’ Solutions

 Restroom Hygiene

 O’Hare Airport Expands Service at New Hangar

All other annual domestic subscriptions will be charged $59 for standard delivery

 New Campus Spaces

inquiries or address changes: call 847-504-8180 or email arp@omeda.com.

 Ceramic Cladding

publication may be copied or reproduced without prior written permission of the publisher. All material is compiled from sources believed to be reliable, but published without responsibility for errors or omissions. Architectural Products assumes no responsibility for unsolicited manuscripts or photos. Printed in USA.

03 . 2021

2103APTOC.indd 7

Product Developments

or $94 for air mail delivery. All subscriptions outside the U.S. are $94. For subscriptions,

Copyright © 2021 Architectural Products Magazine. All rights reserved. Nothing in

100

 Dallas Tower Executed with Exactitude of Rolex Watch

SUBSCRIPTION INQUIRIES: There is no charge for subscriptions to qualified requestors in the United States.

and Sustainable Design (1.0 AIA LU/HSW)  Explore How Continuous Insulation, IMPs and Metal Wall Systems Define the Design and Performance of a Project (1.0 AIA LU/HSW) by Jeanette Fitzgerald Pitts

20

 Doors Offer Enhancements to Yankee Stadium by John Mesenbrink

 Urban Planning

Last Detail

by Architectural Products staff

Pascale Sablan: The 2021 Whitney M. Young Jr. Award recipient fights social injustice on several fronts. by Barbara Horwitz-Bennett, contributing writer

112

ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS

7

4/5/21 8:46 AM


perspective

No Place to Go? Diminishing Public Restrooms Need Private Support Anytime I read a story set in London, I have to zoom to Google Maps to track where the story is taking place. On one of these expeditions, I came across a historic, georeferenced map site run by the National Library of Scotland. In this case, I happened to be in the middle of a Ken Follett novel set in Victorian London, and was Googling for a neighborhood noted in the action. Needless to say, when I came across this completely detailed citywide map, I was sucked in for hours. One delineation, however, had me chuckling sophomorically, as “urinal” kept popping up near any of the major traffic roundabouts. Weeks later, listening to an NPR podcast on access to public restrooms, I discovered those Victorians were not going for a cheap laugh, but rather had identified a very real problem the 21st century has neglected— public places for people to do their business.

Cost, however, is the bottom line, and there’s no question the installation of facilities can be very expensive. But there are alternatives ... “[When it comes to good urban planning] we keep hearing these buzzwords: walkability; age friendly; safe; supports local shops… But there is a cost—you can’t have any of these things without public restrooms,” said Lezlie Lowe, author of “No Place to Go,” and a guest on the program. The People for Fairness Coalition conducted a study of available restrooms in the nation’s capital, and the number of public facilities is simply going down. According to the organization’s Marcy Bernbaum, cities have become dependent on private business to provide public access for such services. COVID-19, however, has pretty much slammed that door shut for many, especially the homeless. This is a major problem beyond the latter. “This really affects women in general, but also seniors, diabetics—anyone who drives for a living, the trans community, and especially the blind,” said Bernbaum, who added it’s also a commercial factor in attracting people to one’s city. Quoting the San Antonio Tribune, whose metropolis is struggling justifying the cost to implement public restrooms, “the cost would be a lot less if people perceived downtown to be a safe, welcoming, and clean place to visit.” Cost, however, is the bottom line, and there’s no question the installation of facilities can be very expensive. But there are alternatives, such as the “Portland Loo”—a mostly ventilated, and much nicer take on the porta-potty, including the fact that it

8

ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS

2103APPRV.indd 8

Gary Redmond

Managing Partner Director Publishing Operations gredmond@cbmedia.us.com

Tim Shea

Managing Partner Director Business Development tshea@cbmedia.us.com

EDITORIAL

Jim Crockett

Editorial Director jcrockett@cbmedia.us.com

John Mesenbrink

Copy Editor jmesenbrink@cbmedia.us.com

Contributing Editors Vilma Barr John Mesenbrink Mindi Zissman

Barbara Horwitz-Bennett Alan Weis

Kip Tarela

Editorial Intern

Portland Loo ART + DESIGN

is a plumbed solution. Beyond the fact that it is a nice-looking kiosk, it addresses concerns when it comes to public facilities—its design, accommodating just one, with open grills above and at ground level, discourage people from using the pods for sex acts, drug use or sleeping—cities such as San Francisco faced in creating its “pit stop” system. “Location matters,” said Bernbaum. “They must be highly visible and in an area with much pedestrian traffic, and community buy-in to keep ‘eyes’ on them.” Maintenance and surveillance—monitoring the facility, not spying—are major factors for success, and many such facilities also involve an attendant on site, so there is also a job creation benefit. In New York, in Bryant Park, a Taj Mahal-like solution, which includes music and art in the facilities, has had tremendous success. In this case, said Lowe, it shows the importance of good design. “Something that’s beautiful, people tend to respect it more.” Bernbaum’s group has managed to push the D.C. City Council into action. They, however, will try a European idea vs. any standalone module, the Community Toilet Scheme. Rather than construct facilities, through tax and other incentives, private business agree to participate. Special signage indicates locales, and what’s available. In London, businesses are paid $600 pounds per toilet. For comparison, the Portland Loo costs roughly $95,000, not including sewer hook-up or maintenance, and the automated units such as in Manhattan, cost $250,000, separate from other costs. Perhaps for next time, as universal design takes greater hold, is standardization of restrooms—as far as where components are located. Details matter.

Dave Pape

Vice President, Director, Art + Production dpape@cbmedia.us.com

Lauren Lenkowski

Associate Art Director llenkowski@cbmedia.us.com

CIRCULATION MANAGEMENT

Jim Wessel

847-504-8180 arp@omeda.com

ADVERTISING SALES

Gary Redmond Tim Shea 847-359-6493 847-359-6493 gredmond@cbmedia.us.com tshea@cbmedia.us.com Bob Fox 917-273-8062 bfox@cbmedia.us.com

Jim Führer 503-679-5409 jfuhrer@cbmedia.us.com

David G. Haggett 847-917-0287 dhaggett@cbmedia.us.com

Jim Morrissey 847-274-6482 jmorrissey@cbmedia.us.com

Jim Oestmann 847-924-5497 joestmann@cbmedia.us.com

EDITORIAL SUBMISSIONS

Email: editorial@cbmedia.us.com or call: 847-359-6493; Architectural Products c/o Construction Business Media , 579 N. First Bank Drive, Suite 220, Palatine, IL 60067 (Copyright © 2021 Construction Business Media )

Member:

Jim Crockett, editorial director

SM

03 . 2021

4/5/21 1:45 PM


NEXT GENERATION FOLDING GLASS WALL NW Aluminum 840

Heights up to 11’ 6” — unlimited width openings possible

NW Aluminum 840 brands a new level of aesthetics featuring a streamlined

Most thermally efficient aluminum framed bifold door

appearance with minimal exposed hardware.

Four sill options with high heel resistant feature

nanawall.com/products/nw-aluminum-840

Explore our opening glass wall product families: Folding

Sliding

Frameless

Minimal Sliding

Inswing or outswing configurations, open corner designs

Showrooms Nationwide Visit NanaWall.com 800 873 5673 inquiries@nanawall.com Circle 30

• YYMMAP Ads Template.indd 9

3/30/21 9:03 AM


resources, events & letters

resources SURVEYS AND STUDIES

COVID Fatigue: Compared to early on in the pandemic when hygiene was at an all-time high, Bradley’s latest Healthy Handwashing Survey reveals a drop in handwashing efforts. Attributed to COVID fatigue, just 57% of Americans were washing their hands six or more times a day in January 2021, as compared 78% in April 2020. Similarly, 53% currently wash their hands when returning home whereas 67% were engaging in this practice last spring.

Further, just 38% are reminding family members to wash their hands as compared to 54% last year. www.bradleycorp.com

minimize touchpoints and promote effective handwashing and drying to maximize hygiene. It examines spaceplanning strategies to optimize traffic flow and promote social distancing while maintaining accessibility. It also covers strategies to enable proactive sanitation and maintenance for reliable operation. www.bobrick.com

“Reimagining Restrooms for Human Health & Wellness, Version 1.0” reviews hygiene challenges for public and commercial restrooms in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the science of virus and bacteria transmission, CDC guidance for cleaning, disinfecting and using public spaces. It evaluates product strategies that

The Heights Foundation Early Learning Center, Fort Myers FL | architect: RG Architects | photographer: Amber Frederiksen

events

Not only does it look good, it makes you feel good.

2103APRES02.indd 10

3 3 3 10

4

5

4

5

6

7

6

7

6

7

14 15 16

21 21 22 18 15 16

17 18

ArchLIGHT Summit

Sept. 21-22 Dallas Market Center Dallas, Texas www.archlightsummit.com

20 21

29

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES

“Transportation Alternatives for Sustainable Cities,” sponsored by ThyssenKrupp, covers elevators as a critical part of urban density. However, as buildings increase in height, the elevator core grows to accommodate the number of elevators required, reducing floor area ratio in a building. Recent innovations in vertical transportation revolve around how many elevators can be in a shaft and how we can dispatch those elevators intelligently. Dual-car systems optimize the elevator core area, while offering the flexibility of independently moving cars. Multidirectional elevators take this paradigm even further, as multiple carriages can be consolidated into fewer shafts, reducing the elevator’s footprint by up to 50%. Credits: 1 LU, 1 HSW www.thecontinuingarchitect.edu

“Advanced Waterproofing Solutions with a PUMA System,” sponsored by Henry, describes overcoming waterproofing challenges by utilizing a liquidapplied PUMA system. PUMA is a cold fluid-applied waterproofing system with quick-curing technology providing longterm stability, permanent UV exposure resistance to impact, scratches, punctures and slip resistance. The technical advances allow for waterproofing certainty where sheet-applied membranes are difficult to install due to complex design and construction requirements. Through this step-bystep presentation, you will understand how PUMA may solve common installation obstacles and how to properly specificity/install a system to suit project specific needs. Credits: 1 HSW, 1 LU www.thecontinuingarchitect.edu

“Achieving Green Building Standards With Sustainable Metal Coating Systems,” sponsored by Sherwin-Williams Coil Coating, explores options for achieving LEED and LBC credit using sustainable coil and extrusion coating systems for metal building products.

Since 1994, Bison Innovative Products has led the industry in designing and manufacturing versatile pedestals, pavers, and site furnishings that offer the design exibility to create unique and beautiful rooftop environments. Our independently tested, modular deck system allows rooftop decks to be installed quickly and easily. Circle 31

SEPTEMBER 2021

Credits: 1 HSW, 1 LU www.thecontinuingarchitect.edu

bisonip.com | 800.333.4234

03 . 2021

4/5/21 1:48 PM


Circle 32

• 2103 AP Ads Template.indd 11

4/7/21 1:16 PM


on spec by Dan Duerrwaechter Project Manager, CG Schmidt

Best Practices in Adaptive Reuse ››

Reimagining Industrial Buildings Part 1

Adaptive Reuse Aimed at Combatting Student Housing Insecurity This is the first in a series of articles detailing the unique design and construction aspects of an adaptive reuse project that is taking old, industrial buildings and reimagining them. Ensuring affordable student housing is challenging, particularly so for the Milwaukee Area Technical College () located in downtown Milwaukee, Wisc. The demographics of the  student population skew older than typical college students and accordingly include a higher number of single parents with non-traditional housing needs. Now an adaptive reuse project, currently under construction by Milwaukee, Wisc.-based General Contractor CG Schmidt, seeks to tackle this issue head-on. Reimagining a 1962, 115,000 sq.-ft. building that was previously occupied by the long-standing Milwaukee Journal Sentinel newspaper, are developer J. Jeffers & Co. and Eppstein Uhen Architects (EUA). Their vision for the $27.7 million project is to help provide a truer campus experience for some of the more than 30,000 students who attend , and includes 27 studio apartments set aside for students earning less than 60% of the area’s median income. The building will also include two-bedroom and four-bedroom units, totaling 217 beds across all the units, to be completed in time for the 2021-2022 school year. More than 160 parking spaces totaling approximately 90,000 sq. ft. will be provided in the lower levels of this and an adjoining 1924 building that is also undergoing adaptive reuse construction by the same team.

Funding Making this project a reality for the  students means reliance on historic preservation tax credits, private financing and $1 million reprogrammed from an existing tax incremental financing () agreement. The  money will be used for the building’s façade restoration and creation of the residential units. In exchange for the use of  funds, the project will guarantee that 40% of the total construction work hours will be performed by unemployed or underemployed city residents and at least 25% of the project’s contract value will go to certified disadvantaged businesses. Based on success from numerous previous projects and contracts already awarded, CG Schmidt anticipates exceeding these requirements. Because of its use of historic tax credits, the development must also adhere to requirements from the National Park Service that the nature and general aesthetic of the historic icon be preserved. While a significant development, design and

12

ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS

2103APONS.indd 12

Project: Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) Architect: Eppstein Uhen Architects Developer: J. Jeffers & Co General Contractor: CG Schmidt Structural Engineer: Spire Engineering

GUTTED AND REBUILT

The 1962-built Journal Square press room is being gutted to create retail space because of the large plate glass windows that face the street front.

construction challenge, this unique project will not only provide invaluable affordable housing options for  students, it will also revitalize a long-idle landmark in the heart of downtown Milwaukee.

created downtown, there is a growing need for apartments those workers can afford. The other is supply. Downtown Milwaukee continues to see more higherend apartments being developed.

Redevelopment to Iconic Newspaper Building

Funding Components

Milwaukee-based developer J. Jeffers & Co. is undertaking the 256,000-sq.-ft. Journal Communications building. Working with  and General Contractor CG Schmidt, this nearly century-old Art-Deco-style, six-story building—the second phase in a two-phase project—is being redeveloped into market-rate and affordable-rate housing.

Federal affordable housing tax credits are being used to pay for some of the $27.7 million project. Developers who receive them must provide at least 85% of a building’s apartments at below-market rents to people earning no higher than 60% of the local median income. The developer also received two loans from the city that were approved by the Milwaukee Redevelopment Authority. The money is being provided through the authority’s revolving loan fund for environmental cleanups tied to commercial developments, which will pay for removing asbestos and lead paint, pollutants in the soil and groundwater, and any other environmental cleanup work. Designated a historic complex by the Historic Preservation Commission, the building qualifies for historic tax credits.

Historic Building Reimagined for the Future Once home to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel daily newspaper, this 1924 building is currently being remodeled into 103 apartments. The first floor will house the main lobby and amenity areas. The original multistory press room will be converted into an 8,800-sq.-ft. restaurant and brewpub, and underground parking will be in the lower half of the former press room. The unit mix will consist of studio, one bedroom, two bedrooms and three-bedroom apartments as well as street-accessed walk-ups. The developer decided to focus on affordable housing for two reasons. One is demand. As more hotel, restaurant and other service industry jobs are

The Result Utilizing an integrated design and construction process, this historic 1924 building—that was primarily vacant—is being repurposed to bring affordable housing to downtown Milwaukee.

03 10.2014 . 2021

3/31/21 11:50 AM


SLENDERWALL DELIVERS, AGAIN Hamilton Cove, Weehawken, NJ Owner: Hartz Mountain Industries Architect: Marchetto Higgins Stieve General Contractor: Katerra

BETTER THERMAL PERFORMANCE I QUALITY I VERSATILITY I RESILIENCE I RETURN ON INVESTMENT

LEARN MORE AT SLENDERWALL.COM - LICENSED FOR MANUFACTURE BY EASI-SET WORLDWIDE, A SMITH-MIDLAND COMPANY. SMID IS PUBLICLY TRADED. Circle 33 SlenderWall AP full page ad 2021-A.indd 1 • YYMMAP Ads Template.indd 13

1/25/2021 2:24:42 PM 3/30/21 9:04 AM


ELEVATED PERFORMANCE. Experience. Partnership. Your tallest challenges solved with your AGC Glass Consultant. www.agcglass.com/MyConsultant

Circle 34

AGC20-18 Ad_ArchProd.indd • YYMMAP Print Ads Template.indd 14 2

9/2/20 4/2/21 2:32 9:46 PM AM


on spec by Glenn Esser, Application Engineer, Air Measurement, Ruskin

Best Practices in HVAC ››

Indoor Air Quality

Slowing the Spread of COVID-19 Infections with Healthy Ventilation Rates As the novel COVID-19 virus continues to spread throughout the United States, ensuring healthy indoor air quality (IAQ) is an important part of helping lower the rate of infections. Studies have demonstrated that higher ventilation rates have a direct impact on reducing the spread of microbials in workplaces and other occupied spaces. The benefit of higher levels of outside air (OA) intake is that more OA will help slow the rate of microbial growth (including viruses such as COVID-19) by diluting the concentration of any contaminants that might be present in the air, such as smoke or any VOC (odor).

AIR MEASUREMENT

Ruskin’ AIRFLOW-IQ is a turnkey solution that combines the features of TDP05K air flow and temperature measuring probe(s) with a CD50 control damper and VAFB24-BAC RAMS Air Measurement BACnet actuator. Ruskin has a full line of air measurement products that can be used to directly measure and control the outside air intake.

How Do I Fill This Gap?

Ventilation and the introduction of outside air helps dilute and displace any air pollution in the space. Required Ventilation As the colder winter months approached, more people were forced indoors. It was important to ensure that outside air intake, along with ventilation rates for each space, are set to nothing less than the required minimum ventilation rates. ASHRAE Standard 62.1, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality, specifies minimum outside air intake rates. More ventilation air changes per hour in a space, along with increased outside air intake when combined with other measures, most important of which is wearing a mask at all times, washing hands frequently and maintaining social distance of 6 ft. or greater will help to minimize adverse health effects. Reducing the amount of virus-containing particles in a space is best accomplished by wearing a mask. Ventilation and the introduction of outside air helps dilute and displace any air pollution in the space.

IAQ Tips Review your building’s air movement from supply to return and turn off ceiling fans that simply move the air around. The air handler’s operating sequence should be reviewed in the interest of safeguarding occupant health and safety. Demand control ventilation (DCV), which reduces outside ventilation air based on CO2 parts per million (PPM) measurements should be overridden for conference rooms or set to “occupied” to bring in more ventilation air at all times, not just when levels reach some maximum setpoint level. Lower target CO2 PPM operating setpoints will bring in more air. For example, if the building’s sequence has a max or target CO2 setpoint

03 . 2021

2103APONS.indd 15

of 1000 PPM, this is roughly 15 CFM per person. By lowering the target CO2 setpoint to 800 PPM, reducing the CO2 PPM target will introduce about 30 CFM per person. When set to 100% OA the setpoint will be 400 PPM. More outside air can be more expensive to heat or cool depending on the temperature differential between indoors and outside. More outside air can increase utility costs. The trade-off between increased outside air ventilation (and subsequent higher utility costs) and occupant’s health must be taken into consideration. Will increasing the level of outside air ensure occupants will not get sick? No, it will not. Is introducing more than the required minimum outside air better? Yes; however, bring in no more than the maximum OA possible—remaining within the ability of the heating and cooling system to maintain comfortable temperatures and healthy indoor humidity levels between 40% to 60%. Check outside air intakes, air measurement stations and outside air dampers to confirm all are working correctly. Consider upgrading air filters from MERV 8 to MERV 13 or MERV 14, increasing the filtering of recirculated air. Moisture eliminators on outside air intakes should be clean and free of obstructions. It may be helpful to bring in a test and balance contractor to confirm outside airflow is at the very least meeting minimum airflows as required by building codes.

Problem Solved! Installs in 5 Minutes or Less!

MULLION MATE

®

Partition Gap Closures Simple Innovative Labor Savings

800.747.8954 | GORDON-INC.COM

Circle 35

4/5/21 1:54 PM


codes + standards by Christopher E. White, Partner, Rick T. Johnson, Director of Consulting and Strategic Advisory, Brian P. Biros, Senior Analyst, Thompson Research Group

Best Practices in Limiting COVID-19 Transmission ››

Suspended Ceiling Technologies

A Healthy Return to the Office Requires a Focus on Air Quality Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in the United States, it is estimated that more than one-third of the workforce has shifted to a “work from home” environment. However, as questions arise about productivity, employers are anticipating a return to the traditional office space. A critical part of re-entering is assurance that employees are provided a safe, healthy environment. To that end, employers should take precautions to comply with guidelines to minimize exposure to COVID-19. To ensure employees are protected, air quality should be a primary focus.

Office Environment Concerns According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), COVID-19 is primarily spread between humans in close contact through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Wearing masks, social distancing and cleaning surfaces are strongly encouraged by the CDC. On October 5, 2020, the  updated its guidance stating infections can also be spread by airborne transmission from smaller droplets that may remain airborne for three hours or longer, carry beyond six feet and remain contagious. While additional studies are needed, it is believed initial exposure levels of COVID-19 coincide with the severity of sickness. If so, steps should be taken such as reducing aerosol contaminants that may linger in closed, inadequately ventilated spaces.

Today’s Office Environment With a better understanding of today’s workplace, the challenges facing a return to the office are clear. Research from the World Health Organization (WHO) suggests environments heavily populated with poor or insufficient air flow raise infection rates. The WHO encourages good ventilation in all closed settings. Similarly, in May 2020, the  updated its “Guidance for Businesses and Employers Responding to Coronavirus Disease 2019” suggesting employers seeking to resume normal business operations improve the building’s ventilation system.

ASHRAE Recommendations on HVAC In providing guidance on implementing healthy workplace procedures, the  cites  airflow recommendations from the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). In its “Position Document on Infectious Aerosols” published in April 2020, ASHRAE states while ventilation systems cannot address all aspects of infectious control, “changes to building operations, including the operation of heating, ventilating and air-conditioning systems,

16

ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS

2103APCOD2.indd 16

PREVENTING THE SPREAD

Utilizing suspended ceiling technologies combined with improved filtration is an effective strategy to improve ventilation through dilution, airflow patterns and pressurization. Specially engineered suspended ceilings are a proven technology in patient rooms, clean rooms and labs to help prevent the spread of contaminants.

can reduce airborne exposures.” The document lists several recommendations employers should consider to reduce occupant exposure to infectious aerosols. Among them are strategies to improve ventilation through dilution, airflow patterns, filtration and pressurization.

Leakage Control An additional effective strategy is utilizing suspended ceiling technologies in combination with improved filtration. For example, specially engineered suspended ceilings are a proven technology in patient rooms, clean rooms and labs to help prevent the spread of contaminants. A gasket is often placed between the ceiling tile and grid to form a tight seal and prevent the spread of pathogens into the plenum and other areas of the building. The tighter seal also helps reduce air leaks and increases the efficiency of  filtration. An efficient system allows more contaminants to be exhausted out of the room and into filters capturing and cleaning the air of pathogens. An added challenge today is the trend of higher ceilings that expose duct and pipe work. A metric used to measure the amount of air entering and exiting a room is air changes per hour (ACH). The incorporation of a suspended ceiling reduces ceiling height and thus the volume of air needing to be exhausted. Installation of a suspended

ceiling increases  and lowers the time it takes to clear a space of airborne contaminates.

Armstrong Ceiling Solutions To help ensure a healthier environment in the post world, Armstrong Ceiling & Wall Solutions offers a range of suspended ceiling technologies that include CleanAssure and AirAssure family of products, both which easily retrofit into existing grids. CleanAssure ceilings can be cleaned based on  recommendations by wiping, spraying or fogging to eliminate pathogens. AirAssure ceilings incorporate a gasket and have been proven to increase the effectiveness of in-ceiling air filtration by up to 40%. In addition, Armstrong has partnered with Medical Illumination International (MI) and combined MI’s VidaShield UV24 air purification system with AirAssure panels to produce a system that uses ultraviolet light to deactivate pathogens. Test results show it neutralizes 97% of infectious pathogens in aerosols during the first pass of air through the system.

For More Information This white paper summary prepared by the Thompson Research Group illustrates how air quality and suspended ceiling technologies can play an important role in reducing the spread of infectious aerosols. Visit www.armstrongceilings.com/healthyspaces.

03 10.2014 . 2021

4/5/21 2:03 PM


Acousti-Seal® Encore®

Accordion Doors

Innovative solutions for the flexible needs of any space • Accordion Doors Quick sight and sound division with a simple pull-and-latch operation

• Acousti-Clear® Elegant transparency and industry-leading 51 STC sound separation

• Acousti-Seal® Encore® The ultimate in versatility and flexibility with acoustical control of 56 STC

• ComfortDrive®

UL®-Certified and fully automatic operation at the push of a button

Learn more about our new Online and Lunch & Learn AIA Continuing Education Courses and the various Modernfold space division products by calling 800-869-9685 or visiting www.modernfold.com Acousti-Clear®

• YYMMAP Ads Template.indd 17

Circle 36

ComfortDrive®

3/30/21 9:04 AM


codes + standards by Alan Gettelman, VP External Affairs, Bobrick

Best Practices in Health & Wellness ››

Restroom Hygiene

Reimagining Restrooms for Human Health and Wellness The COVID-19 pandemic has changed design expectations for commercial and public restrooms. As buildings reopen and design professionals ideate new projects, a restroom’s ability to support hygiene, health and wellness has emerged as a primary consideration. New health and safety standards and accreditations have emerged, including WELL Certified and GBAC (Global Biorisk Advisory Council) STAR. Meanwhile, design and ease of maintenance remain important considerations—compliance with ADA and ICC A117.1 accessibility standards remains a non-negotiable. Restrooms pose several unique design challenges. They are often enclosed spaces where sixfoot distancing can be difficult. Users can potentially encounter 10 physical touchpoints in a single restroom visit. For today’s restrooms, reducing touchpoints while supporting Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) guidance for handwashing, occupancy and disinfection are overriding objectives.

The Transition to Touchless Prioritizing touchless products is one of the most impactful design strategies for post-COVID-19 restrooms. Doorless entries and exits, as well as new technologies, such as anti-viral touch keys, are emerging as popular solutions. Specifiers should prioritize touchless plumbing fixtures, such as faucets, toilets and urinals, over manually operated products; many accessories such as soap dispensers, paper towel dispensers and waste receptacles are also available equipped with sensor technology to help reduce touchpoints, reduce daily maintenance and instill patron peace of mind.

Smart Product Selection and Placement Thoughtful product placement is also critical. Faucets, counter-mounted soap dispensers, paper towel and/or waste units should be placed as close as possible to one another to eliminate unsanitary water trails. Touchless or foot-operated floor-standing waste receptacles can be placed between lavatory stations to increase waste capacity. Personal device holders can be installed at the lavatory and even inside toilet compartments to keep personal items off wet countertops and floors. Inside toilet compartments, at urinals and near entries and exits, additional hygiene amenities can be provided, including paper towel dispensers for patrons who prefer not to touch any fixtures, as well as extra waste disposals and hand sanitizers. Specify door latches that operate without grasping with fingers. Instead, choose latches that can be operated

18

ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS

2103APCOD2.indd 18

ADDED SECURITY

In designing for a postCOVID-19 world, restrooms should be evaluated from all perspectives, from users to building owners. When all perspectives are considered, the result is a clean, healthy restroom where everyone can feel safe.

using an elbow, forearm or the side of a fist. To support physical distancing, occupancy signaling solutions are available to inform patrons when compartments are occupied. To provide a larger barrier between patrons, increased-height toilet compartments and urinal screens (at least 84-in. tall with 3-in. or less of floor clearance) can be utilized. At the lavatory, screens up to 84-in. tall can be specified at the countertop to provide barriers between handwashing stations. For the countertop material and throughout the restroom, non-porous, grout-less surfaces should be specified for easy cleaning and disinfecting by maintenance staff. To assist with air circulation,  systems can be programmed to flush air two hours before and after occupancies per  standards. Advance maintenance should be performed to maintain quality air filtration, and relative humidity of 40% to 60% should be maintained, per UL standards.

Space Planning Strategies Today’s design professionals are reevaluating restroom density and design assumptions to address health and wellness needs, from the locations of handwashing stations to traffic patterns and more. Signage encouraging proper handwashing and sixfoot distance floor markings are becoming standard, specifiable design elements. While facilities can take relatively simple steps to adjust space utilization and reduce restroom capacity—such as blocking off alternative lavatories, toilet compartments and urinals—designers working on

new projects must reevaluate restroom layouts on a holistic level. For example, shared, non-gendered handwashing stations are emerging as a spaceeffective solution that uses social pressure to incentivize handwashing in public view.

Proactive Sanitation for Reliable Cleaning and Optimal Hygiene Through thoughtful product selection, design professionals can help support effective cleaning and sanitation. Specifying non-porous, easily cleanable surfaces can help. In addition, products such as soap or paper towel dispensers should be easy to maintain and refill with readily available bulk consumables— this avoids potential stockouts and reduces the risk of “dispenser downtime” common with proprietary cartridge systems.

A 360-Degree Perspective In designing restrooms for a post-COVID-19 world, restrooms should be evaluated from the perspectives of all restroom stakeholders, from users to facility operators to building owners. An overall risk assessment should be conducted to address physical distancing, density, air quality and more. Thoughtful product selection should meet patrons’ hygiene needs while ensuring smooth, reliable operation. Space and layout should optimize physical distancing with traffic flow, queuing and accessibility. Products should be easy to clean and refill to help mitigate risks.

03 10.2014 . 2021

4/5/21 2:03 PM


Deep-drawn corners provide a superior finish and a modern accommodation for any restroom

One-piece, uniform-grain stainless steel body eliminates seams, sharp edges and weld lines

Handles don’t require tight grasping, pinching or twisting of the wrist or force greater than 5 pounds to open

Enhanced integral frame provides exceptional bed stability

KOALA KARE’S NEW KB310/KB311 BABY CHANGING STATION

A whole new platform for change.

Introducing Koala Kare’s new horizontal KB310 and vertical KB311 baby changing stations, featuring craftsmanship only Koala can provide. One-piece, deep-drawn, uniform-grain stainless steel components eliminate seams, sharp edges and weld lines, and thoughtful patron amenities like an external stainless steel bag hook and Microban® antimicrobial product protection ensure that Koala Koala’s newest platform provides hygienic, contemporary accommodation for any restroom.

We’ve reinvented the baby changing station—again. koalabear.com/change

A Division of Bobrick

Circle 37

• YYMMAP ArchitecturalProduct-KKP_KB310-311_10.375x12.5_fc.indd Ads Template.indd 19 1

3/30/21 3/5/21 9:04 7:30 AM


product developments

material advances + product breakthroughs

The Near Future is Hybrid and Modular It’s rare, but sometimes life just comes together. Luckily, I’m at the confluence of such a convergence right now. What gave me clarity was a news story updating the state of reconstruction at Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral. Conflict is simmering about the steeple. The powers that be are insisting it be restored exactly as was; at issue is that it is estimated it will take hundreds of nearly thousand-year-old trees to rebuild the structure—something not sitting well with environmentalists, who, I concur, are right in their

END OF THE WORLD REFUGE

Situated in Vardø, the only community in Norway to still sit within the arctic climate zone, the surrounding area is characterized by long, cold winters and short, cool summers. The structure has been stylishly designed in white to blend with the winter landscape experienced for half of the year, while the interiors are sustainably clad with Kebony wood.

“Often the right structural solution for a project is not a pure mass timber structure, but a hybrid one.” outrage. It begs the question as to why either alternative materials—engineered wood seems logical—or a more modern replacement steeple, be put in its place. Alas, ego and money are in the way. It puts me in mind of a book I recently consumed—The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure— where the main character, who is helping hide Jews from NAZIs in occupied France, actually, is not such a great humanitarian, as I assumed; he had a huge ego, and an insistence that “Modern” Bauhaus style be the only way to go. He also seemed mostly motivated by commission checks. In both cases, not-so-rigid thinking might prove a wiser route. To my alternative wood products point, a recent study commissioned by Think Wood noted mass timber is making great strides. In fact, as of December 2020, WoodWorks reported 1,060 mass timber projects had been constructed, or were in design in all 50 states. More notable, however, was a pull quote that followed in the news release: “Mass timber plays well with other structural materials. Often the right structural solution for a project is not a pure mass timber structure, but a hybrid solution.” Amen. As to backing the Bauhaus, how’s this for a “modern” take: floating, modular “pods” present a opportunity for large, open-volume spaces, especially historic atria. You might recall, I was impressed by ZGF’s take in their design of Expensify, as seen in our PIA awards. Similarly, I saw a reuse of a historic Alpine barn incorporate such pods for bedrooms—how’s that for a blend of old and new? Flip through the section for some other terrific uses of materials.

20

ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS

2103APPRD04.indd 20

WOOD

Arctic Spectacle Located in the northeast corner of Norway overlooking the Barents Sea, the Domen Viewpoint allows tourists unparalleled views. Designed by Biotope Architects, the dome consists of three small buildings designed with a steel frame, clad with whitewashed pine panel and Norwegian-made Kebony wood on the inside. The structure has been stylishly designed in white to blend with the winter landscape experienced for half of the year, while the interiors are sustainably clad with Kebony wood. Highly resistant to wear and weathering, Kebony requires no maintenance beyond normal cleaning, and adopts a beautiful silver-gray patina over time. The Kebony process modifies sustainably sourced softwoods by heating the wood with furfuryl alcohol—an agricultural byproduct. By polymerizing the wood’s cell wall, the softwoods permanently take on the attributes of tropical hardwood. www.us.kebony.com CIRCLE 397

03 . 2021

4/5/21 3:25 PM


product developments

TRANSPORTATION

Urban Get Together “Vertical Vigo,” incorporating Thyssenkrupp Elevator’s moving sidewalk system, won Elevator World’s 2021 Project of the Year. The mechanical ramp system of Gran Via, in Vigo, Spain, connects neighborhoods, increases accessibility, and improves pedestrian mobility in the city’s hilly topography. More so, it allows the city’s urban planners to recover spaces, and make the city more compact by connecting areas in a new way. With the ambition of making the city an example, in terms of accessibility, environmental sensibility and economic growth, the solution consists of six ramps protected by a customized cover that emulates the colors of the rainbow. With a length of 9.6 m, up to 48 m, the corridors are capable of moving between 6,000 and 7,300 people per hour. Thyssenkrup Elevator

www.thyssenkrup-elevator.com CIRCLE 396

STYLISH AND RESILIENT

Terraçade tiles are made from natural clay material for durability, maximum strength and impact resistance. The façade system can easily withstand all forms of extreme weather, from intense UV and heat, to heavy storms and freezing temperatures. MATERIALS

Earth Bound Terraçade is Glen-Gery’s first-ever ceramic façade cladding system designed and created to appeal to both creative and practical applications. The system is offered in a range of colors and finishes, as well as a wide array of accessories and system components to make installation quick and easy. It also provides fire resistance, maximum strength and impact resistance. The system can easily withstand all forms of extreme weather, from intense UV and heat, to

03 . 2021

2103APPRD04.indd 21

heavy storms and freezing temperatures, and design versatility to meet diverse architectural and design styles. The tiles are engineered not to fade or change color; they are durable and energy efficient. In fact, the tiles have a completely maintenance-free finish that is low carbon and energy efficient. Its sustainable material naturally assists with airflow and energy reduction. www.glengery.com

CIRCLE 395

ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS

21

4/5/21 3:38 PM


product developments

Roofing Systems

URBAN PLANNING

OUTSIDE THE BOX

The starting point for the competition was a conventional box-like parking house structure. The architect’s vision was to create an attractive green façade and a concept that would encourage people to use the rooftop for a Park ‘n’ Play experience.

Park ‘n’ Play in Copenhagen

Copenhagen-based JAJA Architects won a completion to design a parking facility to house 485 cars and 75 motorcycles to serve their city‘s new development area of Nordhavn. Their winning rationale was that a parking house (aka in the U.S. as a parking garage) needn’t be monofunctional nor a nonentity on the urban scene, but rather an integral part of the municipality. Their challenge was to create a multi-level parking structure that respects the scale, history and future urban culture. Starting point for the competition was a conventional box-like parking house structure. The architect’s vision was to create an attractive green façade and a concept that would encourage people to use the rooftop for a Park ‘n’ Play experience. JAJA proposed a system of plant boxes placed in a rhythm relating to the grid, introducing a new scale while also distributing the greenery across the entire façade. The grid of plant boxes on the façade becomes a backdrop for two large public stairs forming a continuous railing that terminates as a delightful playground on the rooftop becoming swings, ball cages, jungle gyms and other equipment. The two flights of stairs on the northern and southern façades stand out as vertical passages through the greenery, and clearly mark the connection between street level and the 29,000-sq.-ft. activity roof. Metal poles each with a group of four spotlights are placed around the play center. On the underside of the red metal tube dividing elements that mark the activity groupings are a pair of flush-mounted luminaires. —Vilma Barr, contributing writer

22

ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS

2103APPRD04.indd 22

© Rasmus Hjoartshøj-Coast

Visionary, multi-level parking structure respects the scale, history and future urban culture of the Danish capital.

VEGETATED FAÇADES

IN RHYTHM

The architects proposed a system of plant boxes placed in a rhythm relating to the grid, introducing a new scale while also distributing the greenery across the entire façade. The grid of plant boxes on the façade becomes a backdrop for two large public stairs.

A Green Façade To provide scale for the building, the green façade is made up of tinted concrete and a plant shelving system that interacts with the columns behind. Boxes are placed in a staggered rhythm for every second column, in the full height of the building. The plant structure covers all four façades, providing coherence and identity to the whole building. The course of the staircase follows the building’s structural rhythm. At each landing are sights of the surrounding urban panorama and at the top, a sweeping view over the city to Copenhagen Harbor beyond.

On the red brick exterior walls that blend with the surrounding buildings of varying vintages and behind the staircases is a multilevel frieze created by Copenhagen visual designers RAMA Studio, depicting the area’s industrial history.

urban landscape that has become a social meeting ground and an active part of the local community.

The living green façade and the active roof combine for an elevated

03 . 2021

4/5/21 3:29 PM


B-635 Klutch Mobile Device Holder

SAFE DISTANCING FOR DEVICES Patented cradle “Klutches” devices, far away from wet or unsanitary surfaces

Versatile hook holds up to 300 lbs

Up to 75 percent of Americans use smart devices in the restroom. That’s why Bobrick developed the new, patented B-635 Klutch Mobile Device Holder. Winner of multiple innovation awards, the versatile Klutch offers a smart, snug resting place for personal items throughout the commercial

Product Innovation Grand Prize BUILDINGS Product Innovation Award Architectural Products Top 101 Products Building Design + Construction

restroom, from cubicles to common areas.

Specify Smarter Trust Klutch for a smarter spec. Find videos and a case study at bobrick.com/klutch Circle 38

• YYMMAP Ads Template.indd 23 ArchitecturalProducts_BOB-Klutch_10.375x12.5_fc.indd 1

3/30/21 9:04 AM 9/4/20 12:37 PM


Concrete

product developments

STARK STYLE

A combination of historic and modern materials characterizes the interior design, as its reduced color palette brings out the fine nuances of the materials’ aesthetics.

MAXIMIZING SPACE

Amid the exposed concrete walls, polished concrete floors and gray varnished spruce wood, the open spaces between these components make them usable in many different ways, and provide a big stage for light and all its effects.

CONCRETE

Wave of the Future? Incorporating elements that are not synonymous with a typical office, such as a tasting room and wine cellar, Austrian architectural firm destilat took home London’s renowned Dezeen Award 2020, in the Large Workspaces category, for its hybrid vision for the facilities of winemaker Weinmanufaktur Clemens Strobl, in Kirchberg am Wagram, Austria. “The palette and subdued tones create a monastic feeling to the space where the focus is all on the wine itself and

24

ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS

2103APPRD04.indd 24

its production,” noted the jury. The architects completely reorganized and redesigned the facility, blending new and old. Elements of industrial architecture underline that these premises are used for work; yet the characteristics of the wine as a natural product are translated in a puristic and simplified way, by incorporating varnished spruce wood, anthracite-colored Eternit, scaled steel, glass and gray-washed brickwork. Adding modernity

to the equation are building-block-like cubes that provide office and meeting spaces that also help bridge the buildings. A vaulted cellar, tasting room, kitchen and office form spatial components that are interwoven into the structural shell. The open spaces between these components make them usable in many different ways, and provide a big stage for daylight and all its effects.

03 . 2021

4/5/21 3:32 PM


UNIQUE. DISTINCT. FACADES.

Dri-Design Metal Wall Panels offer virtually limitless possibilities of design variation with the same fully tested, easy to install, dry joint system. The design team for the Orlando City Soccer Stadium utilized Dri-Design’s high level of customization as a solution for displaying the team logo at the entrance of the stadium. Employing a unique painting technique, Dri-Design can apply several different colors to a single panel in an exact pattern. This process is precise and can be used to manufacture a complete image on several different cassettes. Orlando City Soccer Stadium – Orlando, FL Architect: Populous

• No sealants, gaskets or butyl tape means no streaking and no maintenance for owners. • Not laminated or a composite material, so panels will never delaminate. • At Dri-Design, we have a strict policy of recycling and creating products that the world can live with. • Fully tested to exceed ASTM standards and the latest AAMA 508-07. • Available in a variety of materials and colors.

616.355.2970 | dri-design.com

• Non-combustible and NFPA-285 compliant.

Circle 39

42730 OC Soccer - Architectural25 Products.indd 1 • YYMMAP Ads Template.indd

4/30/19 3/30/21 2:00 9:04 PM AM


product developments

Human-Centric Design

Social Equity and Cultural Evolution A book review reflects Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects case for the designed environment and tackling today’s issues. Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects (LOHA)’s Architecture Is a Social Act addresses with expressive examples how the discipline can be used as a tool to engage in politics, economics, aesthetics, and smart growth by promoting social equity, human interaction and cultural evolution. The book features 28 projects in LOHA’s nearly three-decade history from offices in Los Angeles and Detroit. The selection underscores the direct connection between the development of consciously designed

buildings and wider efforts to tackle issues that are relevant in a rapidly changing world. From activating main streets, to designing housing of all shapes and sizes, to developing strategic plans for the future growth of cities, the projects combine scale, form, light and space to give people a true sense of place and belonging. In the foreword, O’Herlihy states architects have taken up Modernism’s mission to make the world a better place and solve larger social ills. This, he says, has inspired a

contemporary school of architects who are exploring a more humanistic approach to the built environment, and are engaging directly with the fate of the cities, at a time when more and more people are flooding into them. Some of the newcomers, he observes, really want to be there; some have been forced to migrate by the enormous socioeconomic upheavals. “This cosmic change is the fulcrum of our architectural practice.” Although the year 2020 has shown that digital technology can

be a lifeline in a “social distancing” reality, ultimately it will not keep us connected, O’Herlihy says, believing that the new challenge will be how we can renew our faith in our communal way of life. “Our approach has become more bottomup, more nuanced, more considerate of the cultures and ecologies already present, in order to avoid displacing people—as was done too often in the past—and instead make neighborhoods inclusive across age, race and socioeconomic strata.” —Vilma Barr

OFFICE SPACES

Lorcan O’Herlihy, founder and principal of LOHA, seeks opportunities to engage with the ever-changing complexities of the urban landscape, while embracing architecture as a catalyst of change.

BOOK RELEASE

Frame Press is releasing the 279-page book in February 2021. Cost is $45 in the U.S., and $59 in Canada. Distribution is through online and physical book sellers.

UCSD Living and Learning

Recent additions to programs being offered by academic institutions are interdisciplinary. At the University of California, San Diego, Spurlock Landscape Architects and LOHA designed an 11-acre site that was established for this Sixth College, near the Pacific Ocean. More than a dozen new buildings were organized from the outside in, around a series of courtyards. Around the perimeter are 14-story high rises, enclosing lower-rise six- and sevenstory dorms. The towers incorporate generous social spaces throughout, some indoors, others outside, some form voids, others are masses, carved into or extruded from the tower walls. For the façade, concrete, perforated metal panels and wood were combined.

Forest of Lights create an interior communal space. Offices along an outside wall open onto the space. The tree canopy extends into the hallway.

Brush Park, Detroit

Skid Row Housing Trust Management Offices, Los Angeles

Homelessness is a charged issue in the City of Los Angeles. The Skid Row Housing Trust has built over 2,000 housing units for the most vulnerable Angelenos. As part of LOHA’s ongoing collaboration with the trust, they were retained to renovate a former c. 1923 storage space into an office that could also act as a gathering space for community meetings, job-training programs, and a drop-in space for those in the field to connect with colleagues. With a budget of $75 per sq. ft., LOHA was asked to provide an uplifting environment. Such basic techniques as whitewashing the walls, adding yellow accents, steel studs, drywall paneling and polishing the concrete floors were employed. Rows of small offices were placed along exterior walls to gain sufficient open space for an interior plaza. The defining design element is the Forest of Light, the illuminated sculptural trees, fashioned from 0.75-in, electrical conduit, a metal cog wheel attached to structural columns, and tubes of light fashioned into trunks and branches. “The interior piazza has encouraged the staff to interact and is the site where Trust events are held,” confirmed O’Herlihy.

26

ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS

2103APPRD04.indd 26

Once populated by the elite in pre-automotive Victorian Detroit, the Brush Park neighborhood was the site of numerous red brick mansions. When multi-lane freeways intruded on the existing residential environments, owners moved out of the city, virtually cutting the population, once close to 1.8 million, in half. Now new investments are coming into the city; a major development by Bedrock is planned for four corner buildings in the Brush Park area. Planned as the hub of the 8.4-acre City Modern site, the four residential buildings will attract retail, restaurants, townhomes, supermarkets and access to local jobs. LOHA’s design reflects materials commonly found in other parts of the city: brick, metal and wood. Rooftop gardens on the new stepped structures connect to the nearby urban farms and community gardens.

03 . 2021

4/5/21 3:34 PM


INNOVATIVE THERMAL PRODUCTS THERMAL BRICK SUPPORT SYSTEM

2-SEAL™ THERMAL WINGNUT

Reduce thermal transfer with our groundbreaking brick veneer support system that reduces thermal bridging in shelf angles and allows for continuous insulation, to improve the energy efficiency of your building.

Our thermal wingnut presses the insulation firmly against the backup wall as it tightens, maximizing its R-Value. The innovative, single barrel penetration reduces thermal bridging by half.

STEEL REINFORCED WINGS with THERMAL COATING

www.h-b.com • YYMMAP Ads Template.indd 27

|

1-800-645-0616

Circle 40

3/30/21 9:04 AM


product developments

Universities

EDUCATION

New Types of Spaces on Campus When it comes to university design today, ask a simple question: “What is best accommodated in person, and what could be accommodated remotely or digitally?” After spending more than eight months studying the shifting space needs at colleges and universities, we see several trends shaping the next generation of academic buildings: 1. Virtual and Physical Space Integration Gone are the days of coming to campus not feeling well. Students will need to self-isolate when they are sick. In exchange for this good-for-all behavior, the students can’t miss a beat of the in-person experience. They will need to participate remotely at an equal experience level to being in the classroom. 2. More One-Button Learning Environments If a teacher is creating an online lecture, they don’t necessarily need to occupy an entire 1,000-sq.-ft. classroom. This can be done in a 150-sq.-ft. onebutton studio, where they enter the room, push a button, and it starts recording their lecture. Add to it the lightboard studio technology, where the professor faces the glass and looks into the camera while they write, and it might be said that these video lectures become a superior engagement strategy to the system they are replacing.

Designed within an existing garage on Northwestern’s campus, the Garage acknowledges the startup culture it nurtures. SERENDIPITY FOSTERED

The “Garage” by Gensler is an incubator for accelerating innovation on the Northwestern campus and integrating the university with the greater entrepreneurial community.

3. Fewer Lecture Halls “Flipped classrooms” were a trend in the 2010s from a unique pedagogical approach. Why pull students together into a 1,000-seat lecture hall to hear the same lecture every year, when you could record it and have those students listen instead to the lecture from their dorm room and use the alternating class periods during the week for smaller, focused cohort groups. While it anonymizes the lecture, (wasn’t it always when you sat in the last row?) it hyperpersonalizes hands-on learning in smaller cohorts. 4. More Collaboration Areas Despite advancements with online communication and whiteboarding programs like Miro and Teams, face-to-face collaboration sessions are still supreme. Academic buildings will transition into places of gathering, where groups can meet together and create. Looking even further ahead, we know tomorrow’s universities will be heavily influenced by today’s elementary school students. These learners are being educated via Zoom, with a typical school week that often includes two days in person and two days remote. While we are seeing these immediate trends shape academic buildings today, the academic building of tomorrow may be even more radically different as young learners come to expect more of their learning environments when they reach the university level. —David G. Broz, principal at Gensler

28

ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS

2103APPRD04.indd 28

03 . 2021

4/5/21 3:37 PM


MOISTURE MITIGATION SOLUTIONS FROM MAXXON

®

Moisture vapor emissions in concrete can contribute to costly flooring failures and significant delays in construction schedules. Maxxon offers moisture mitigation solutions for concrete including NEW Maxxon Commercial MVP One Primer, a single component, zero VOC, moisture blocking primer. • Up to 100% RH, 25 lbs.

• Less than 0.1 perm rating as

MVER, and pH of 14

required by ASTM F3010

• Ready-to-use product

• Quick Drying

800-356-7887

info@maxxon.com • Maxxon.com © 2021 Maxxon® Corporation, all rights reserved. Circle 41

• YYMMAP Ads Template.indd 29

3/30/21 9:04 AM


product developments

Color Trends

SURFACES

PAINT

Color Trends

Getting Healthier

As offices begin to reopen, physical environments can play a significant role in employees’ mood and mental well-being. Studies have also shown that specific colors can have an impact on performance. For example, when presented with the color red, vs. green or black, people feel threatened or stressed, resulting in lower productivity levels. Here’s a look at other color trends to note for 2021.

Physical Distancing Strategically integrating color, texture, pattern and format to offer subtle physical distancing reminders, feels intentional and appropriate today—as well as post-pandemic. According to the design-builder Cicero Construction Group, which specializes in renovation—some offices, hotels and restaurants have gone so far as to remove furniture in lobbies to discourage groups from gathering. This is not a viable long-term business model, however, notes the consultant. A better solution, it notes, might be to revamp lobbies with multiple, intimate gathering spaces where guests could socially distance with companions, instead of one large area. Rather than bulky plexiglass dividers, textural or color demarcation between areas can define zones and allow people to know where they need to be, which can make them feel safer.

xNam quiasperenis apid

The Living Well collection is a mix of colors and paints chosen to invite a sense of comfort, style, and well-being. Offering 11 curated palettes. The collection includes two products that expand the SuperPaint line: SuperPaint with Sanitizing Technology, which keeps walls sanitized by delivering ongoing antibacterial action that kills 99.9% of certain bacteria on painted surfaces and remains effective for up to four years; and SuperPaint with Air Purifying Technology, which contributes to better indoor air quality with technology that helps break down unwanted odors while reducing VOCs. Seen here is Perfect Greige, part of the “Breathe” line. Sherwin-Williams

www.sherwin-williams.com CIRCLE 394

Toned Down: Matte Finishes, Muted Hues According to the consortium Tile of Spain, the clean lines and smooth surface of simple matte finishes reinforce the value of simplicity. These honed looks provide a backdrop for the subtle and natural variation of raw materials allowing them to shine. Similarly, while previous chromatic palettes were all about infusing color, this year the association anticipates a shift toward more toned-down designs, with a strong rise in neutral blues and greens. This scheme will be accompanied by accent pieces in super-saturated deep blues and emerald greens to add a dose of color.

WELL BEING

A Soundproof Pod Workplace pioneer Framery is serious about creating happiness in the office, and recently launched Framery One. Available in eight timeless colors, including White, Gray, Black, Powder Blue, Winter Moss, Sand, Blush and Navy, these hues reflect color trends when designing for wellbeing and comfort—conditions it notes It is critical to promote optimism and safety—a welcome addition to interior spaces during times of uncertainty and unrest. Framery

www.frameryacoustics.com CIRCLE 393

TILE

On the Down Low (Left) Estudio Ceramico’s Frost and (right) Exagres’ Milan are examples of the focus the manufacturers of Tile of Spain are putting on creating collections that foster safe and sustainable environments. Tile of Spain, is the brand representing 120 ceramic tile manufacturers belonging to the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturer’s Assn. (ASCER). The manufacturers utilized production techniques that fuse the functional qualities of ceramic materials with the versatility of graphic design. Tile of Spain

www.tileofspainusa.com CIRCLE 392

30

ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS

2103APPRD05.indd 30

03 . 2021

4/6/21 4:40 PM


LOBBY? NO, IT’S YOUR WASHROOM. Whoever said the washroom (the most frequented room in any building) shouldn’t be as nice as the lobby? ASI just gave the washroom a makeover—you can too. Visit americanspecialties.com/thebod to explore the new standard for basis of design in washrooms. Featured in this ad are our exclusive Velare™ and Piatto™ collections of washroom accessories, ASI Alpaco™ partitions, and ASI lockers.

Circle 42

• YYMMAP Ads Template.indd 31

3/30/21 9:04 AM


Green Paving Solution

Circle 43

• YYMMAP Ads Template.indd 32

3/30/21 9:04 AM


F E AT U R E

E X T ER I O R PA N EL S + CL A D D I N G

TREND LINES

First Impressions Façade designs embrace architecturally-inspired historic context and high-performance. by Barbara Horwitz-Bennett, contributing writer

A pair of unique building projects in the U.K. share the common theme of referencing the historical context of their surrounding environment to inform the façade design. At the University of Winchester’s new West Downs Centre, the multi-purpose educational facility was split into three facilities so that the massing and

03 . 2021

2103APTRL03.indd 33

form would not overpower a neighboring historical building. The design features extensive Corten brise-soleil shading fins on two of the buildings and a triangulated curtainwall that integrated Corten vertical shading fins clad on the third facility. At Rolling Stock Yards, strong horizontal framework and vertical timber louvers appear

like railway tracks in reverence to Kings Cross’ London hub of the Great Northern Railway built in 1850. In addition, the perforated metal screens in front of the glazed façade are inspired by the sliding doors of engine sheds and freight wagons, which were once prevalent in the area.

ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS

33

4/6/21 2:52 PM


E X T ER I O R PA N EL S + CL A D D I N G

TREND LINES

© Design Engine Architects

F E AT U R E

Project: West Downs Centre, University of Winchester, Winchester, England | Design Team: Design Engine

WEST DOWNS CENTRE CAMPUS

BREEAM Excellent-rated and tracking a WELL Standard Gold rating, the new three-building West Downs Centre at the University of Winchester in England features Corten brisesoleil shading and curtainwall, creating a distinctive façade.

Creating a Distinctive Façade

Designed by the Winchester-based Design Engine, the main five-story rectangular building with teaching spaces, a food hall and café is clad with Corten brise-soleil that cantilevers sideways, up and down; a triangulated curtainwall two-story library with integrated Corten vertical shading fins; and circular drum, covered with

34

ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS

2103APTRL03.indd 34

brise-soleil shading fins, Corten steel rainscreen panels and steel with blockwork infill housing a 250-seat auditorium. “Each element [building] is designed to work together to create an asymmetrical composition, which collectively form a secret garden in the heart of the development,” says Richard Jobson, director at design, Engine Architects. Starting with the main building of the threebuilding campus tracking WELL Standard Gold certification, the brise-soleil was designed to “hover”

in front of the south elevation. However, this created a dual challenge: the inherent structural stability of the brisesoleil itself as it cantilevers and the offset connection to the main structure. To address this, Thornton Tomasetti, the façade consultant, worked closely with the architect and structural engineer Heyne Tillett Steel early in the design process to create a modular system for off-site fabrication of the Corten steel units as individual frames, so they would be stiff enough to be fixed only on the vertical edges at two points. The units

are hung individually in two rows and each fin support has a thermally broken bracket connection to the slab edge, which also integrates the curtainwall bracket. Jobson further explains the rationale between the brise-soleil shading design. As expected, the shading scheme was shaped by the impact of the sun path requirements on the glazing positions. “We were also very conscious from experience of working on other projects that depending on the sun angle and intensity the façade would be continually changing, which would continue

© Design Engine Architects

The BREEAM Excellentrated, multipurpose educational facility West Downs Centre at the University of Winchester in England features unique curtainwall and cladding designs on each of its three buildings.

DRUM BRISE-SOLEIL

Pictured here is the auditorium drum and the teaching block leading into the cafeteria colonnade.

03 . 2021

4/5/21 3:58 PM


F E AT U R E

E X T ER I O R PA N EL S + CL A D D I N G

as daylight faded and the internal lights come on.” Some of the larger openings were also strategically placed to frame views of the Winchester townscape and countryside, adds Leandro Heine, senior associate, Thornton Tomasetti, London.

TERRACE VIEWS

West Downs Centre’s enclosed garden as seen from the terrace above the main entrance. To the right is the western façade of the library, which is topped by a zinc roof.

However, there was an additional factor. Since West Downs Centre is located next to a historical building, the neighboring building’s façade was considered as well in order to create the appearance of random geometry. As an aside, the presence of this historical building also drove the decision to break up the new development into three buildings so that the overall massing and form would better blend in with the overall composition of the surrounding environment.

© Thornton Tomasetti

The main building façade also incorporates thermally broken bracket design developed by Thornton Tomasetti to minimize heat transfer and condensation risk, and help achieve the aggressive thermal performance targets established for the envelope.

TREND LINES

Library + Auditorium For the library facility, the architect decided on timber shading frames to match the warm timber finishes of the interior. “We assessed proprietary timber stick curtainwall systems with the architect and proposed a simple and cost effective externally capped system that would work with the large double glazing units required,” Heine explains. “These are lowE with a solar coating to achieve the high thermal and solar performance required.” “The curtainwall is dead loaded at the ground floor slab and simply restrained at mid span and top, to allow for the differential movement of the complex steel structure that supports the roof and canopy,” he continues. The curtainwall integrates the Corten vertical shading fins by strategically placing the brackets in the opaque panel joints.” The circular auditorium incorporates vertical format “box” windows with LED lighting. Because the structure expands and contracts and the facetted Corten panels had to allow for this movement, Thornton Tomasetti worked with the building team to develop the box windows and another thermally broken bracket, which penetrates the insulation and can be easily waterproofed.

GARDEN VIEWS

This view depicts the drum-shaped auditorium from behind the main brise-soleil façade—housing mostly classrooms—with the garden in the foreground.

03 . 2021

2103APTRL03.indd 35

ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS

35

4/5/21 3:59 PM


F E AT U R E

E X T ER I O R PA N EL S + CL A D D I N G

TREND LINES

HISTORIC INSPIRATION

© Jack Hobhouse

Rolling Stock Yards façade design showcases a transport, freight and industry theme inspired by the historic railroads, engine sheds and freight wagons of Kings Cross, London.

Project: Rolling Stockyard’s Railroad Motif, London Design Team: Thornton Tomasetti

Historically Inspired Referencing railway lines and shipping containers throughout its elegant nine-story façade, Rolling Stock Yards is a newer office development in Kings Cross, London, with a striking exterior. The building design is inspired by themes of transport, freight and industry, historically representing the area. “The façade appearance echoes the industrial heritage of the site with a strong horizontal framework and vertical timber louvers emulating railway tracks and sleepers while perforated metal screens in front of the glazed façade take their cue

36

ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS

2103APTRL03.indd 36

from the sliding doors of engine sheds and freight wagons, which were once prevalent in the area,” explains Michael Clarke,  , senior associate, Thornton Tomasetti, London, whose firm served as the façade consultant. A critical aspect of architect Square & Partners’ design intent was to incorporate a continuous steel beam at each slab edge to imitate the appearance of the steel-framed buildings historically occupying the site. As the design developed, it became clear thermal performance requirements would preclude the use of an exposed slab edge

to achieve this aesthetic, explains Clarke, so his team developed a series of options to incorporate this element into the façade envelope itself. Additionally, the architects discovered that it wasn’t possible to procure the beams as standard steel profiles and that bespoke fabricated steel elements would need to be used. However, this was not a feasible option within the client’s construction program. Thornton Tomasetti rose to the challenge and began exploring ways of creating the same aesthetic with more conventional aluminum elements.

“Using a commercially available, site-assembled curtain system offered a ‘kit of parts’ that could be combined in many different ways,” explains Clarke. “Vertical framing elements span from slab to slab into which the vision glazing and insulated metal spandrel panel are secured. An aluminium frame sits on the spandrel panel, fixed to the vertical glazing frames, and provides support for a folded aluminium sheet fixed to the outside.” By utilizing aluminium components throughout the façade, the envelope could be procured from a single

03 . 2021

4/5/21 4:00 PM


F E AT U R E

E X T ER I O R PA N EL S + CL A D D I N G

©Thornton Tomasetti/Leandro

Living on the Edge

PRIVACY AND VIEWS

The façade features floorto-ceiling windows, oak louvers and perforated sinusoidal screens that provide shading and privacy.

contractor, reducing design and construction coordination time and effort, and providing a single point of responsibility for façade performance. Another design challenge was dealing with the timber louvers that span between the feature beams. The architects were very focused on using solid oak components.

03 . 2021

2103APTRL03.indd 37

However, considering their weight, this required careful detailing to ensure they were adequately secured to the façade, relates Clarke. “A detailed assessment was carried out to ensure that the presence of decorative timber elements would not compromise the performance of the façade in the event of a fire.”

To proactively address a significant problem among architects failing to properly consider the frame and edge of the glass in fenestration specifications, Technoform launched its educational SpecTheEdge program. In the absence of a proper thermal performance spacer as part of the glass system design, this creates a situation where the as-built glass underperforms. “This disconnect results in incomplete or inconsistent architectural specifications and inaccurate building energy simulations, which can lead to the installation of poorer thermally performing fenestration than expected,” explains Helen Sanders, PhD, general manager, Technoform Glass Insulation, Twinsburg, Ohio. Unfortunately, energy modeling frequently focuses exclusively on the center of glass U-factors and ignores the impact of the frame and edge on these values. To help illustrate this issue, Technoform compared the thermal performance results of typical dual-pane air-filled insulating glass unit with a center of glass U-factor of 0.30 btu/of.hr.ft2 to an aluminum fenestration U-factor of 0.45 btu/ of.hr.ft2. They found that for a building with a 70% window-to-wall ratio on all elevations in Minnesota, the perimeter zone energy use intensity (EUI) and heating energy usage would be underestimated by 15% and 28% respectively. To rectify this issue, the specification of a high-performance warm-edge spacer ensures that the fenestration actually performs as expected. Technoform’s hybrid spacers are a combination of thin gauge stainless steel and engineered polypropylene in the same box profile as typical aluminum and stainless steel spacers. The thin gauge stainless steel that wraps around the spacer’s back and extends around to both sides offers the added benefit of gas and moisture vapor barrier and sealant adhesion. “In the absence of a specified spacer performance, the cheapest, lowest thermal performance spacer is usually provided by the contractor. In commercial applications, this is typically the aluminum box spacer,” explains Sanders, president for the Façade Tectonics Institute. “Aluminum is highly conductive and causes a thermal bridge at the edge, reducing thermal performance and increasing condensation risk.” “In contrast, a high-performance warm-edge spacer, like plastic hybrid stainless steel (PHSS) box spacer, can reduce the assembly U-factor by 0.02 to 0.03 btu/of.hr.ft2 in a captured system, and up to 0.05 btu/of.hr.ft2 in a structurally glazed curtainwall,” she states. Sanders adds that the choice of IGU spacer and sealant system can also have an influence on serviceability/durability of the fenestration and must be appropriate to the application.

TREND LINES

The addition of a polyamide pressure plate, warm-edge spacer and/or polyamide thermal break makes a notable difference in the thermal performance of windows and curtainwall. WarmEdge Spacer

Polyamide Pressure Plate

Polyamide Thermal Break

© Technoform

WARM-EDGE SPACER

With a slim, 8-mm profile, Technoform’s high-profile, plastic hybrid stainless steel warm-edge spacer boosts thermal performance for high-performance insulating glass units in energy-efficient window, door, curtainwall and façade systems. THERMAL ISOLATOR CLIP

Technoform’s thermal isolator clip supports continuous insulation and minimizes condensation in exterior wall cladding and façade systems.

Condensation Resistance Also related to specifications which ignore frame and edge of the glass is condensation. For example, with a “triple pane in a non-thermally broken frame, the assembly could have a reasonable U-factor because it is calculated as a weighted average of edge of glass, frame and center of glass U-factors. However, the condensation resistance would be low because of large thermal bridging at the frame,” relates Sanders. Technoform has identified a similar issue related to specifying the edge of the façade’s opaque elements. In response, Technoform developed a thermally broken cladding clip, called a thermal isolator clip, which solves this thermal bridging issue.

Technoform

To help educate architects about the impact that properly specifying the edge has on thermal performance and condensation resistance, as part of the resources available on their website, the company has created data to demonstrate the impact of the frame and edge thermal and condensation resistance performance compared to center of glass performance on assembly performance, and has developed performance-based language for thermal break and spacer specification. www.spectheedge.com

ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS

37

4/6/21 1:12 PM


F E AT U R E

E X T ER I O R PA N EL S + CL A D D I N G

TREND LINES

SIDEBAR

Curved Curtainwall Decorates Chicago High-Rise Inspired by aspen leaves, close to 12,000 sq. ft. of EFCO’s curved 5600 curtainwall creates an elegant 32-story high-rise for Chicago’s 465 North Park Apartments. Designed by Pappageorge Haymes Partners, the luxury apartment tower also incorporates EFCO’s 8750 unitized curtainwall for the above-ground parking garage; EFCO’s 450X windows and OG45 window wall, T450-I Terrastile doors on the tower balconies; and D300 storefront doors for entries. To help meet the project’s thermal performance, durability and sustainability requirements, EFCO relied on a combination of Technoform’s polyamide thermal barrier and plastic hybrid stainless steel warm-edge TGI-Spacer M. “Technoform’s durable, warm-edge spacers and thermal barrier strips allow our products to provide outstanding thermal performance without sacrificing structural integrity,” says Josh Wignall, EFCO’s director of marketing. “For example, our 450X windows use both Technoform’s thermal break and thermal spacer to offer industry-leading measured performance as high as 75 for condensation resistance factor and a U-Factor as low as 0.24.” EFCO Corp. © Pappageorge Haymes/EFCO

5600 curtainwall (curved) 450X windows OG45 window wall T450-I Terrastile balcony doors D300 storefront doors for entries

www.efcocorp.com CIRCLE 391

Technoform TGI-Spacer M

www.technoform.com CIRCLE 390

PERFORMANCE AND DURABILITY

EFCO’s curved curtainwall and other fenestration products deliver a beautiful aesthetic, thermal performance and durability for Chicago’s 48-story 465 North Park Apartments.

Zinc Roofing and Cladding Lends Resiliency to Oregon State University Marine Studies Facility

RHEINZINK

prePATINA Blue-Grey zinc www.rheinzink.us

38

ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS

2103APTRL03.indd 38

CIRCLE 389

Project: Gladys Valley Marine Studies Building, Oregon State University Design Team: Yost Grube Hall Architecture

© Josh Partee/RHEINZINK

To meet Oregon State University’s resiliency requirements for the Hatfield Marine Science Center’s new Gladys Valley Marine Studies Building next to Yaquina Bay, Newport, Ore., Yost Grube Hall Architecture specified Rheinzink’s prePATINA Blue-Grey zinc roofing, facia and wall cladding. The new three-story academic and research addition with a two-story community space wing, a 250-seat auditorium and an Innovation Lab has been designed to meet U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Silver criteria, withstand a 9+ earthquake, survive an XXL tsunami event and be repairable after a large tsunami. “Even in this severe marine environment, [the product] can hold up to these harsh conditions, deliver a potential lifespan of up to 100 years or more, and at the end of its useful life on the building’s exterior, it remains 100% recyclable,” reports Chip McGowan, president, RHEINZINK America. Zinc, in particular, offers the benefit of enhanced corrosion resistance as the material’s natural patination process continues to deliver strength to the material.

ENHANCED RESILIENCY

RHEINZINK’s prePATINA zinc roofing and wall cladding lends Oregon State University’s new Gladys Valley Marine Studies Building at the Hatfield Marine Science Center enhanced resiliency in its marine setting in Newport, Ore.

03 . 2021

4/5/21 4:02 PM


EXPERIENCE THE ATAS ADVANTAGE ATAS offers much more than high quality wall and roof systems. Our high performance fasteners incorporate stainless steel capped heads along with a high performance coating system designed to resist chalk, fade and chipping of the paint during installation. Experience the ATAS Advantage and make your next project one of a kind when you choose us.

Otto Brewerytown | Philadelphia, PA Architect: ISA, Philadelphia, PA Installer: All Seasons Home Improvement Company LLC, Huntingdon Valley, PA Distributor: ABC Supply Co. Inc., Malvern, PA

Above: Versa-Seam in Silversmith Custom Grand C in Patina Green, Silversmith, & Brilliant Green

ATAS International, Inc. Allentown, PA | Mesa, AZ 610.395.8445 | www.atas.com

Circle 44

• YYMMAP Ads Template.indd 39

3/30/21 9:04 AM


F E AT U R E

E X T ER I O R PA N EL S + CL A D D I N G

TREND LINES

SIDEBAR

SUSTAINABLE ENVELOPE

Vaisala’s North American headquarters features Tubelite curtainwall and window wall systems with enhanced performance thanks to Deceuninck thermal pressure plates.

Scandinavian Style and High Performance Supporting OZ Architecture’s Scandinavian-inspired style and net-zero-ready design for the Finnish company Vaisala’s new North American headquarters in Louisville, Colo., are Tubelite curtainwall and window wall systems. Thermally broken aluminum framing, low-E insulated glass and Tubelite’s PTB120 Thermal Pressure Plate supplied by Deceuninck further support the building envelope’s sustainability and energy-efficiency goals.

ON BRAND COLORS

Colorful stripes of porcelain tiles clad Irme Elektrik Co.’s refurbished showroom in Izmir, Turkey.

40

ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS

2103APTRL03.indd 40

area, and 900RW Thermal Window Wall provide views from the offices, training area and conference rooms. Combining Deceuninck’s fiber-reinforced polymer thermal pressure plate with warm-edge spacers, the curtainwall can achieve a system U-Factor of 0.32. The system’s expanded thermal break and thicker gasketing also improves condensation resistance and delivers industry-leading air, water, structural and acoustic performance.

Tubelite’s 400T thermal curtainwall enclose a double-height, daylit atrium and reception

Tubelite

Bold Stripes Clad Electric Appliance Showroom

“The unfolding generative model of the envelope carries the identity colors of the three firms and the building’s solid form is proposed as a generative model which works as a pattern in scales,” explains Arda Işık, founder, XL Architecture + Engineering.

Transforming an old warehouse into a colorful, eye-catching commercial showroom and office space, XL Architecture + Engineering designed a bold façade for Irme Elektrik Co. in Izmir, Turkey. For the local market retail leader representing General Electric, Osram and Panasonic, the architect selected the electrical appliance retailer’s brand colors of orange, powder blue, gray, tan and white, and arranged the porcelain tiles in blocks, stripes and slants.

400T Thermal Curtainwall 900RW Thermal Window Wall

www.tubeliteinc.com CIRCLE 388

Housing sensitive electrical equipment, the program called for a well-detailed vapor and water protection envelope. The architect’s designed included thermal insulation and water protection detail under the roof tiles and a thermal insulation coating the building.

03 . 2021

4/5/21 4:03 PM


YOUR MANUFACTURING

PARTNER FOR WOVEN WIRE MESH With high strength and durability, Banker Wire woven wire mesh is highly functional while bringing a unique, refined industrial characteristic to a space. Manufactured per the job, our wire mesh can be made to suit any project specification or aesthetic requirement.

+1 262-363-6120 SALES@BANKERWIRE.COM WWW.BANKERWIRE.COM

Circle 45

• YYMMAP Ads Template.indd 41

3/30/21 9:04 AM


F E AT U R E

I N T E R N AT I O N A L T R E N D S

A RCH I T EC T U R E M A S T ER PR IZE AWA R DS

Concrete, brick, wood, metal, glass, light. The building blocks of construction remain constant; what changes is the creative vision of architects bringing the beautiful and biophilic to inspire humans at work, life or play. 

International awards, such as the Architecture MasterPrize (AMP), give us glimpses into wonderful design. They do not, however, clue us in on products employed. Following are a few suggestions from the bullpen. by Jim Crockett, editorial director

42

ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS

2103APFEA8.indd 42

03 . 2021

4/6/21 12:43 PM


F E AT U R E

A RCH I T EC T U R E M A S T ER PR IZE AWA R DS

I N T E R N AT I O N A L T R E N D S

5TH ANNUAL ARCHITECTURE MASTERPRIZE AWARDS

2020 winners were selected from 1,500 entries from around the world. For the first time, the 58-member jury also awarded “Best Of Best” distinctions to projects shortlisted for the Design of the Year title. That award went to Tadao Ando Architect & Assocs., for the He Art Museum.

HE ART MUSEUM, SHUNDE, GUANGDONG, CHINA

The non-profit art museum, designed by Tadao Ando, pursues the philosophy of spatial integration, involving geometrical design elements—square and circle—to create a sense of contrast. Highlighted with the world’s first and only double-helix staircase, made with slick concrete and spacious innovative exhibition halls in a circular structure, it hopes to utilize the space to create multi-dimensional cultural and artistic experiences for art enthusiasts and the local community. (Corresponding product, next page.)

03 . 2021

2103APFEA8.indd 43

ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS

43

4/6/21 12:44 PM


F E AT U R E

A RCH I T EC T U R E M A S T ER PR IZE AWA R DS

I N T E R N AT I O N A L T R E N D S

He Art Museum, China The facility is made from a stack of staggered concrete disks that wrap around a pair of sweeping helical staircases at its center. Ando’s design evolved from the museum patron’s family’s name, He, which means harmony, balance and union. Ando notes his goal for the project is that it becomes a new cultural landmark in the Canton region, and an energetic central anchor point to all the artistic and regional customs. At the same time, he hopes it will be a meeting point for all. When you meet, you need a place to sit, so check out the furniture system at the lower right, created by British designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby for Vitra, which sure looks great—and in harmony—against a concrete background.

New Park an Elevated Urban Experience Longgang Footbridge No. 2, in Shenzhen, China, by FCHA, was a Best of the Best winner in the “Public” building category. The “floating archipelago” is a leisure place in an urban area and a natural place in the artificial world. Through a series of analysis on the flow of people, line of sight, scenery and function

demand the planning structure and layout of the bridge are clarified. The landscape is divided based on the shortest common path of predicted flow of people, so as to form an island space of different sizes and shapes, which is put into a variety of different crowd needs. Each “island” has its own theme.

A PLACE TO WORK OR HANG OUT Designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby have devised the modular Soft Work seating system, which unites the experience of home, the office and public sectors. Instead of creating a working environment centered around desks with peripheral sofas, the table workstations are focused around a seating landscape. Mobile tables and chairs can be pulled up as needed and put away; the addition of panels creates spaces for quiet work. Vitra

www.vitra.com CIRCLE 387

SOPHISTICATED TOUCH Custom concrete streetscapes have the ability to transform urban settings from blasé to beautiful. Wausau Tile helps designers create more walkable, livable and inviting spaces with custom precast concrete formations that frame, route and accent city streets. Available in block style or tapered profiles, radial or straight pieces, concrete streetscapes and curbing offer many possibilities for any roadway development. Wausau Tile

www.wausautile.com CIRCLE 386

44

ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS

2103APFEA8.indd 44

03 . 2021

4/6/21 12:45 PM


Now is the perfect time to earn those CEUs.

With over 150 different sources from building product manufacturers, ARCAT can help you earn those credits!

CONTINUING ED

Visit arcat.com/ces now to get started, or scan the QR code with your phone. It’s Free!

Circle 46

• YYMMAP Ads Template.indd CEU Ad.indd 1 45

1/28/2021 9:13:45 4/1/21 AM 9:43 AM


F E AT U R E

I N T E R N AT I O N A L T R E N D S

A RCH I T EC T U R E M A S T ER PR IZE AWA R DS

Biodiverse Environment Actually a non-AMP winner, the Suasana PJH Building did win the Malaysian Institute of Architects’ 2020 award for “Best Commercial Building.” Designed by Ken Yeang, the building incorporates an up-market façade and provides an active public realm to the city’s main governmental boulevard. Yeang utilized innovative design techniques to seamlessly integrate the building with the natural environment, including the fritted glass featuring the emblematic Malay Songket pattern, as well as a double-skin façade, which improves energy performance, and eliminates the need for conventional louver sun shading. Planter boxes on balconies create a natural stack effect to evacuate heat while improving the structure’s aesthetics. Its EUI is 136 kWhr/sq. m./annum.

Manufacturer ‘Opens’ Up A Best of Best “Industrial” winner, Jakob’s Saigon Rope Systems factory in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, by rollimarchini architects Switzerland | G8A architects, Vietnam, stays true to the Swiss company’s roots. The design is based on two principles: efficiency and aesthetics. The project aims to be a pioneer in Vietnam, with a 100% naturally ventilated factory. Based on passive climatic

strategies, adapted to tropical regions, the design has developed a porous façade. The smart green envelope has lush hanging geotextile planters that offer a new dimension to sustainable design. The unique design pays tribute to its context, as well as providing a work space for Jakob’s employees to enjoy. The building sets a landmark and is pioneering sustainable building techniques in the Southeast Asian region. The striking façade visibly promotes the company’s core competencies in stainless steel solutions for greening and safety nets. Employed here was its Webnet mesh.

PRECISELY APPLIED Ceramic frit silk screening allows for virtually any color, pattern or design to be applied to glass. It is waterproof, scratchproof and highly durable. Guardian makes ceramic frit glass for many emerging applications. Silk screening can also be used for furniture, partitions, outdoor lighting fixtures, and on façades (through a Guardian Select fabricator). Guardian Glass

www.guardianglass.com CIRCLE 288

Jakob

www.jakob-usa.com CIRCLE 385

46

ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS

2103APFEA8.indd 46

03 . 2021

4/6/21 12:47 PM


F E AT U R E

A RCH I T EC T U R E M A S T ER PR IZE AWA R DS

I N T E R N AT I O N A L T R E N D S

Ancient Material Teams with Ancient Lighting A Best of Best “Institutional” winner, the headquarters for Kohan Ceram Brick Manufacturing Co., in Tehran, Iran, by Hooba Design Group, the project includes a showroom, sales office and a guest unit. Situated alongside a highway, the project marks the boundary between the residential neighborhood and freeway in the urban fabric. The main criterion here, according to the architects, was to remain neutral in the urban scale while

creating a tangible entity at the local scale. The brick design— a modular system— not only forms the façade, but also interior surfaces. The circular openings are not only a means to break up a possibly monolithic elevation, but a great means to bring in daylight. Take a look at the translucent bricks to the right—perhaps a means to create a similar effect.

LET THE LIGHT IN Interstyle’s new glass bricks not only provide a natural light source, but are also decorative for architectural design. It’s available as crystal and jade with a hint of green derived from the natural iron content. Designers commonly use it as an accent in walls, skylights and sidewalk lights. Imagine out of the box using glass bricks for fireplaces, fire pits, barbecue grills, pools, ponds, hot tubs or even greenhouses. Interstyle

www.interstyleglass.com CIRCLE 384

03 . 2021

2103APFEA8.indd 47

ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS

47

4/6/21 3:48 PM


F E AT U R E

I N T E R N AT I O N A L T R E N D S

A RCH I T EC T U R E M A S T ER PR IZE AWA R DS

Organic Lines Evoke Aboriginal Heritage A Best of Best “Healthcare” winner, in Sydney, Australia, by Kaunitz Yeung Architecture, in the tradition of Critical Regionalism, the Puntukurnu AMS Newman Clinic provides a state-of-the-art facility which is deeply rooted in place and imbued with humanity that engenders community ownership. This is central to physically representing the ethos of Puntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Service and increasing presentation rates. In achieving this, the project has placed wellness at the center of community—something essential to close the gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians. This, of course, was only achieved by involving Aboriginal people, and respecting/ reflecting people, culture and country.

LIVELY LIGHT SOURCE Móz Designs teamed up with Flyte to create a welcoming exterior environment for their offices in El Segundo, Calif., using laser cut and perforated metal. Designed by Ware Malcomb and spanning a total of 5,000 sq. ft., the Móz Bubbles pattern—used to cover a walkway—creates a distinct dappled light effect on the tile below. It was installed in custom 5-ft. × 10-ft. sheets, laser-cut and perforated to the Bubbles pattern, and finished with a white powder coating. Móz Designs

www.mozdesigns.com CIRCLE 383

48

ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS

2103APFEA8.indd 48

03 . 2021

4/6/21 12:50 PM


F E AT U R E

A RCH I T EC T U R E M A S T ER PR IZE AWA R DS

I N T E R N AT I O N A L T R E N D S

New ‘Chapeaux’ Adds Just the Right Panache

The AMP Interior Design of the Year, the Nocenco Cafe, in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, is a truly creative renovation by VTN Architects. It includes a top-floor café and rooftop club in the city center of Vinh city. The challenge was to create a new visual impact for the building. It was done by adding a new structure, atop, in this case, using unique and local materials. In this case, bamboo

was easy to access in the tropical climate, which reduced both construction time and budget. But this “the essence” of using bamboo, according to the architects, was its “lightness,” as it can be lifted up by just a few workers and easily transported to the highest floor by a crane. Now, if you don’t reside in a tropical climate, take a look at the cool wood ceilings systems to the right, which allow designers to get creative with naturalfeeling products that don’t require a crane to install.

WOOD WONDER The WOODWORKS Grille ceiling system offers a warm, natural wood look, but with installation flexibility and a variety of design options. Beside a range of colors, 13 predesigned panels are available with new slat heights and width. Custom slat sizes and finishes can also be accommodated. An integrated lighting solution is another option. Armstrong Ceilings

www.armstrongceilings.com CIRCLE 229

LUMINOUS GLOW Lightblocks Standard Lit Boxes are offered in six sizes with and without a lighting option. Custom sizes can also be made. The boxes come with solvent bonded cleats for easy installation. Placement determined by project. Lighting panels come installed into the box when possible with final wiring done by onsite electricians. Boxes are lit with LED sheet light panels. Unit back side and bottom do not glow. It comes in 390 standard colors in a standard 0.5-ft. thickness. LIGHTBLOCKS

www.lightblocks.com CIRCLE 382

03 . 2021

2103APFEA8.indd 49

Architectural Libraries Re-Envisioned Best of the Best for Public Spaces, the Architecture Library Chulalongkorn Univ., by Department of ARCHITECTURE Co., is a rethink on what a library of today could be. To reactivate the space, it has been transformed into a “creative incubator” that includes an exhibition space, a pin-up space, and even a lecture space where the library becomes a place for the exchange of ideas. It’s also not only a place for physical books, but also digital media.

ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS

49

4/6/21 12:52 PM


F E AT U R E

A RCH I T EC T U R E M A S T ER PR IZE AWA R DS

I N T E R N AT I O N A L T R E N D S

Sleight of Hand Architecture? Best of the Best winner for Commercial Architecture, Singha D’Luck Cinematic Theatre in Bangkok, Thailand, by Architects 49 (A49), makes one think what if... Does the theater float in the air? Is it a shadow illusion? What if a shadow could express total differences? A49 provides a new kind of experience in which stage plays are viewed with projection mapping technology, resulting in “illusions” that become the basis for the design.

The designers asked further questions: What if seeing in one direction could be different from another? As a result, A49 considered material usage through kinetic façades, crafted in diamond shapes to illustrate traditional Thai decorative elements.

DYNAMIC DAY OR NIGHT EXTECH’s KINETICWALL is a dynamic moving building façade that creates an eye-catching aesthetic. Made of 6-in. flappers attached to stainless steel rods, the KINETICWALL responds to wind currents and undulates to create the look of rolling waves. The wall is customizable and can be designed to accommodate square or curved polycarbonate, glass, aluminum or steel flappers. Shown is the “Articulated Cloud” on the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh by Koning/Eizenber in collaboration with artist Ned Kahn. EXTECH

www.extechinc.com CIRCLE 381

50

ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS

2103APFEA8.indd 50

03 . 2021

4/6/21 12:52 PM


Circle 47

• YYMMAP Ads Template.indd 51

3/30/21 9:04 AM


S PONSORED

CASE STUDY |

Landscape Products

Ecologically Minded Landscape Design Pier 26 in Hudson River Park in New York City makes connections to the river deliberate and apparent. CATEGORY: » Landscape Products » Public & Cultural » Design Assist COMPANY:

Landscape Forms PROJECT:

Pier 26 in Hudson River Park LOCATION:

New York City DESIGN TEAM:

OLIN PRODUCT SPECS: » Custom » Modified Austin Bench Bar Stools » Modified Austin » Harpo Chair Lounge Chairs » Parc Centre Tables And Chairs

www.landscapeforms.com/studio431 PHOTO CREDIT:

Courtesy of Landscape Forms

Case Study template2.indd 52

CHALLENGE: The focus of Hudson River Park Trust’s redevelopment of New York City’s Pier 26 in Hudson River

Park was the ecology of the Hudson River estuary. The redesigned park, which opened in September 2020, is now connecting people to the diverse ecology of the river in a multitude of ways. INFLUENCE: International landscape architecture firm OLIN’s Philadelphia studio made it their mission to

make those connections to the river deliberate and apparent. “The Trust looked at Hudson River Park’s Pier 26 as a platform for education; our design points to ecological features throughout the park, but the most important feature is always the river,” OLIN project manager Demetrios Staurinos says. The 2.6-acre park walks people through five unique ecological zones from the bulkhead to the river, a “curated journey through the landscape,” describes OLIN CEO and partner in charge Lucinda Sanders. An 850-foot-long wall takes visitors from the bulkhead to the water’s edge. Along the river, the deck includes a 400-foot-long wall. SOLUTION: OLIN turned to Landscape Forms’ Studio 431 to engineer and construct the wall, which wraps

around and cantilevers from the pier. The height of the wall starts at 42 inches and rises to seven feet before descending back to handrail height. It also integrates furnishings, including a 35-foot-long bar, bar stools, and 95 linear feet of lounge benching. “We wanted to create a large piece of furniture, not something that simply sat atop the pier. The wrapped wall acts as a skin, a singular gesture, and a sculptural experience that is beautiful from all angles,” OLIN lead designer Trevor Lee says. Studio 431 considered how each piece of the wall would be assembled and installed, how the construction would lend itself to future repair and maintenance, and how to maintain the design integrity of OLIN’s concept. It comprises 3,500 individual boards, 438 of which were unique profiles, each requiring its own CNC program. The wall was secured to the pier with a series of stainless steel fins spaced several feet apart, anchored into the pier, and then concealed by the boards wrapping the pier; there are no exposed fasteners. “Each wall section was unique based on the fact that the wall rises and falls,” OLIN senior landscape architect Jamee Kominsky says. “And each section takes on its own personality, whether a vertical surface or a seat or bench or a window with illumination that contours into a bar with stools and integrated footrests. Studio 431 did an extraordinary job. The wall is seamless and feels like the deck itself is folding up and over the pier wall. It truly is a showcase piece.”

4/5/21 4:18 PM


Pier 26 in Hudson River Park Legacy of Craft & Unequaled Custom Approach Studio 431 is a design-focused business that works as a thought partner with world-class designers to create high-visibility, custom branded environments. Our custom products, which range in scale and extend across market segments, can be found in high-profile venues and landscapes. Project & Location: Pier 26 in Hudson River Park | New York, NY Studio 431 Elements: Custom Benches, Walls, Tables, Shade Structures Design Partner: OLIN Find us at landscapeforms.com or contact us toll free at 800.430.6205.

Circle 48

• YYMMAP Ads Template.indd 53

3/30/21 9:04 AM


S PONSORED

CASE STUDY |

HVAC

Restoration Innovation The Sinclair Hotel, art deco icon, undergoes an extraordinary restoration, integrating innovative technology while maintaining its legendary history.

CATEGORY: » HVAC » Hospitality COMPANY:

LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc. PROJECT:

The Sinclair Project LOCATION:

Fort Worth, Texas PRODUCT SPECS: » LG Multi V IV Heat Recovery Unit » LG Art Cool Mirror » LG Ceiling Cassettes » LG AC Smart Controller

www.lghvac.com

CHALLENGE: Built during the early 20th century Texas oil boom, the Sinclair

Building is one of the most recognizable icons of Fort Worth, Texas. The hotel’s owner and management sought state-of-theart technology to operate and sustain the property, while maintaining the building’s unique architectural details. Retaining the integrity of its original design and intricate accents was paramount, with the desire to pay homage to a storied past while keeping an eye to the future. With guest comfort of the utmost importance, the team looked for an HVAC system to address complex needs. First, an inefficient A/C system was taking up real estate on the lower level and needed to be replaced. Additionally, the floor-to-ceiling heights were low, and the team sought to maintain as much height as possible. Lastly, exterior space was at a premium, with limited room for condensing units, thereby emphasizing the need to size and place the HVAC system accordingly. INFLUENCE: “I work with some of the most innovative and forward-think-

ing partners around the globe when developing my properties and creating an unforgettable experience for my guests is of the utmost importance,” said Farukh Aslam, chief executive officer, Sinclair Holdings. To that end, it was paramount that the Sinclair renovation include the right mix of advanced technologies to deliver on this exceptional and connected guest experience. Additionally, the hotel required individual control of its HVAC system throughout 164 guestrooms (featuring 50 different room types) and sufficient heating and cooling for the lobby bar, reception area and large basement restaurant.

Case Study template2.indd 54

To achieve the gold standard of technological and energy efficiency desired, the hotel sought out a partner that was not only able to fulfill a myriad of HVAC needs, but also create a full building ecosystem with its range of innovative technologies across LG’s expansive portfolio. SOLUTION: For the HVAC system, the award-winning LG Multi V IV Heat

Recovery Unit was selected for its ability to provide individual room comfort for each space within the larger property. Offering a compact footprint without sacrificing power, the Multi V contributes to building energy efficiency, high performance and flexibility in design and installation options. Selections ultimately included wall-mounted units and LG Ceiling Cassettes that did not require bulky ductwork, and offered low-noise inverter operation to support the tranquil environment required of guest rooms. Additionally, LG’s AC Smart controller allowed for seamless control of the HVAC system for the building management team. Property managers could now easily manage, set and monitor the building’s heating and cooling performance. The hotel was also able to gain a significant amount of usable floor space for the large lower-level restaurant. On the exterior of the Sinclair, LG outdoor units with slim, minimal features were installed to further increase saved space. LG has designed industry leading VRF technology to minimize efficiency losses, provide energy savings and offer lower life cycle costs.

4/5/21 4:40 PM


No matter the time of year, LG is always in season.

Introducing the new Multi-position VAHU with LGRED° Technology. • • • • ©2021 LG Air Conditioning Technologies. All rights reserved.

Smartphone or tablet connectivity Operation down to -13° F, up to 4-ton capacity Rated heating capacity to 5°F outside ENERGY STAR® certification

Learn more at www.lghvac.com Circle 49

• YYMMAP Ads Template.indd 55

3/30/21 9:04 AM


new & improved

In Like a Lion… Calculating wind loads for hurricane resistance is much more than simply factoring wind speed. After being mellow for the first half of its life, winter manifested itself fiercely in its “old age” this year with some bitter cold and nasty winds. While the former has ebbed, spring promises no relief from the latter. Indeed, in riding out such a storm, the “mellow acoustic rock” playlist I had been listening to, wickedly, brought up Gordon Lightfoot’s “Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.” Tales of gales and hurricane-force winds on Lake Superior made me recall a white paper on specifying commercial roll-up doors in such inclement circumstances—something even more relevant given the wide-spreading trend of opening build-

Rolling and folding doors are an area of concern, as any opening is a natural pressure point that must be able to withstand great wind forces. ings for more indoor/outdoor amenity areas. While I wholeheartedly support this development, it is good to mind Lightfoot’s cautionary tale of underestimating Mother Nature, and build in resilience where it may be needed. A couple of points from the white paper stood out—first, wind load is more than just dealing with wind speed. It should involve these factors as well: mean roof height; roof slope; surrounding topography; exposure category; directionality factor; door (or opening) area; importance factor; temperature zone; and whether a building has positive or negative internal building pressure. Specifically on the subject of rolling doors, the paper noted doors that need to resist loads greater than 20 psf (normal) need not require a heavier gauge, but do require these additions, which must be specified:  Windlocks, a metal “lip” placed on each side of the curtain, these keep the curtain of the hurricane garage door in the guides;  Additional, heavier or stronger windlock fasteners;  Heavier or deeper guide angle assemblies with heavier, stronger and closer bolt spacing;  Full-height “windlock bars” inside each guide assembly that the windlock engages to retain the curtain in the guides. Given all the disaster that’s hit the country the past year, it seem wise to be extra cautionary in indoor/outdoor designs.

The systems have been tested to Florida Building Code Standards, as well as for High-Velocity Hurricane Zones, to offer Category 5 protection.

HURRICANE RESISTANT Enhancing its StormMax storefront system, Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope’s new hurricaneresistant system provides on-demand product evaluation documents for both Florida and Texas, to facilitate installation and approval. The FG-5700, FG-5750 and FG-5750T systems include additional infill options, 12-ft. frame heights and simplified anchoring. Combined with both inside and outside glazing options, as well as pre-glazing, the systems offer maximum flexibility, and have been tested to Florida Building Code standards, particularly for High Velocity Hurricane Zones, to offer Category 5 protection. The line replaces OBE’s FG-5000, FG-5100 and FG-5100T storefront systems. CIRCLE 380

Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope Jim Crockett Editorial Director

56

ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS

2103APNEW06.indd 56

StormMax www.obe.com

03 10.2014 . 2021

4/5/21 5:23 PM


new & improved

BIRD FRIENDLY Offering bird collision mitigation with a high level of transparency, ORNILUX glass from General Glass International has been tested and approved for an “Effective” rating from the American Bird Conservancy. The glass can be heat-strengthened or tempered, and may be used as a triple-laminated glass or as part of an insulated glass unit. For optimized visibility and effectiveness, it is best to minimize façade design elements which may limit the glass’ exposure to natural light. CIRCLE 379

General Glass Intl.

ORNILUX www.generalglass.com

The glass appears clear to humans, but birds see the above pattern due to a UV reflective coating.

03 . 2021

2103APNEW06.indd 57

ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS

57

4/5/21 5:23 PM


new & improved

MIMICKING METAL Emulating the appearance of natural and anodized metal with greater color consistency and less maintenance, SherwinWilliams offers the Fluropon Metal Trends Color Collection. Ideal for projects seeking a preweathered, pre-patina appearance without waiting for metal to naturally age, the coating system can be used for panels, façades, roofing, louvers, sun shades, curtainwall, skylights, and window and door framing members. In addition to color and gloss retention, it resists dirt, stains and chemicals, and protects against corrosion, rust and degradation. CIRCLE 378

Sherwin-Williams

Fluropon Metal Trends Color Collection www.sherwin-williams.com

CIVIL DEFENSE The StoreDefender Door is more rigid and robust compared to traditional security doors. A 6-in. heavy-duty bottom bar is resistant to lifting, and the slats are screwed into the barrel, thwarting attempts to lift the door by overwrapping it at the header. The curtain endlocks are reinforced, helping to keep the door in place even when faced with significant push or pull force. It can be retrofitted into almost any opening. CIRCLE 377

CornellCookson

StormDefender www.cornelliron.com

58

ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS

2103APNEW06.indd 58

WELCOME INSIDE Combining high-end design with slender vertical lines, the Blumcraft Entice Series Entrance System meets building code and energy conservation requirements. With its low-profile, “floating-on-air” appearance and all-glass aesthetic, the patented system is capable of supporting handle hardware on 1-in. insulating glass. The high-performance systems meets ASHRAE 90.1 Air Infiltration and Thermal Performance requirements as well.

WOOD V. STEEL Factory-built, highstrength wood can outperform similar prefabricated steel walls. Simpson Strong-Tie’s new StrongWall high-strength wood shearwall (WSWH) is a code-listed, prefabricated solution for lateral-force resistance in light-frame residential and commercial construction. WSWH is fabricated from a woodbased material that is field trimmable. It is ideal for providing additional structural strength and lateralforce resistance in areas with earthquakes and high winds, the WSWH is code listed to the 2018 IRC/IBC, conforms to ICCES Acceptance Criteria AC130 and AC436, and can be used in standard, garage portal and balloon framing applications. CIRCLE 375

Simpson Strong-Tie

WSWH www.strongtie.com

CIRCLE 376

C.R. Laurence

Blumcraft Entice Series Entrance System www.crl-arch.com

03 10.2014 . 2021

4/5/21 5:26 PM


®

tr a Spec NO CREATIVE BOUNDARIES Magnatag VisuGlass WhiteWalls create a dry-erase surface that is aesthetic and functional in a boardroom, office or creative spot. It combines Magnatag’s pre-existing lines of floor-to-ceiling dry-erase wall panels and glass white boards to create glass dry-erase wall panels. It is manufactured using optically clear, low-lead glass, frameless finished edges and a hidden frame and steel backer. Equipped with micro-adjustment standoff mounting brackets, installers can raise and lower each corner of the board easily for uneven or concave walls to match perfectly with the next panel to create a smooth, uninterrupted surface. Beyond white and black, 10 colors are available. In addition, panels can be custom ordered to accommodate any design in full color at a high-resolution print.

Sup

er g

rit ®

CIRCLE 374

Magnatag

Alumogrit

®

VisuGlass WhiteWalls www.magnatag.com

MUNCY CLASS A distinctive knurled handle coupled with a gracefully bent arm and a spout reminiscent of a microphone comprise the Muncy Collection from Newport Brass. Blending industrial fusion and artisan manufacturing, it is available in 28 finishes. CIRCLE 373

Newport Brass

Muncy Collection www.newportbrass.com

03 . 2021

2103APNEW06.indd 59

SUN SHADE BLADES Expanding its selection of sun shades, Tubelite has unveiled MaxBlock Single Blade Sun Shades with a single, horizontal, airfoil-shaped blade in 6-in. and 9-in. depths, and widths spanning up to 149 in. Compatible with Tubelite storefront and 400 Series curtainwall systems, the large horizontal airfoil blades’ aerodynamic design directs wind and water out and away from the building. Engineered for easy installation, the two-piece bracket fastens at the pressure plate area and can be detached in individual sections to accommodate future reglazing applications. CIRCLE 372

Tubelite

MaxBlock Single Blade Sun Shades www.tubeliteinc.com

Wooster Products safety treads such as Spectra® WP3C, Supergrit® 231BF, and Alumogrit®105 pictured above are durable and long lasting treads designed for heavy pedestrian traffic for both indoor and outdoor use.

Anti-slip safety stair and walkway products

Wooster Products Inc. “Make every step a safe one”

For more information contact us today!

woosterproducts.com | 800-321-4936 Circle 50

4/5/21 5:28 PM


R EFL ECT YO UR VI S I O N

MAJOR UPGRADE Despite being one of the most technologically advanced companies in the railroad industry, Norfolk Southern Railway Co.’s Juniata locomotive shop in Altoona, Pa., was in great need of renovation. As part of a multi-phased, planned energy rehabilitation program, EXTECH worked closely with Norfolk Southern’s energy and facilities services team to replace and upgrade the existing window systems in 10 buildings with fully fabricated, fixed LIGHTWALL 3440 interlocking wall systems and operable TECHVENT 5300 window systems. Their contribution played a key role in improving the appearance, performance, functionality, comfort and sustainability of the facility. CIRCLE 371

EXTECH

LIGHTWALL 3440 www.extechinc.com

United States Olympic & Paralympic Museum, Colorado Springs, CO Designed by Diller Renfro + Scofidio Architects Anodized Aluminum from Lorin Industries, Inc. Panel fabricator MG McGrath

www.lorin.com

|

ALL SUITED UP A contemporary collection of three classic, small-scale patterns updated with textural elements, High Concepts’ collection by Mohawk Group provides a modern appeal and twist to any office interiors. Inspired by vintage woven fabrics of the 1950s, these three patterns—Graphic Touch, Smart Details and Start Right— can interwork and color coordinate to fit any interior space from the lobby to the workspace to the conference room. Available in seven colors and 12-ft. widths, it features a textured patterned loop. CIRCLE 370

800.654.1159 Mohawk Group

High Concepts www.mohawkgroup.com

Circle 51

2103APNEW06.indd 60

LORIN

03 . 2021

4/5/21 5:28 PM


new & improved

EFCO

590X Steel Replica Window www.efcocorp.com

NEW HISTORIC WINDOW ON THE BLOCK Combining the best of two worlds with historically inspired profiles, narrow sightlines, enhanced energy-efficiency and performance, EFCO introduces the 590X Steel Replica Window. Imitating the look of a classic, industrial steel window in a choice of three standard profiles— bevel, cove and T-grid—or in made-to-order options, project teams can also customize muntins to easily and economically match existing sightlines. The operable window delivers a thermal U-factor as low as 0.42 with a standard low-E product and a condensation resistance factor as high as 71. The window meets AAMA 513 standards for accessibility, and the inclusion of thicker glass enhances acoustic performance for quieter interiors. CIRCLE 369

Allsteel’s partner Zilenzio develops high-quality sound absorption that is the result of extensive experience in sound design, analysis of offices, and tests according to international standards.

FOCUS ON THIS The Focus Pod, a freestanding nook ideal for quiet concentration in open areas, is the latest addition to Allsteel’s offerings. The design features a fabric screen, curved gently around the space to minimize disruption and outside noise. Easily cleaned and maintained, the pod comes complete with a workspace: a comfortable seat and small table. Ideal for offices and hospitality spaces. CIRCLE 368

Allsteel + Zilenzio

Focus Pod www.allsteeloffice.com

RETREAT FROM REALITY The Meiso Collection features Japanese-inspired carpets, suitable for corporate interiors or senior living spaces. Roam, a linear pattern meant to evoke the Japanese bamboo forest, brings a sense of peace and calm into a room without giving up on style. The carpets are available in 12 warm colors, in carpet tiles or broadloom. The collection is Cradle-to-Cradle certified and CRI Green Label Plus. CIRCLE 367

Bentley Mills

Meiso Collection www.bentleymills.com

03 . 2021

2103APNEW06.indd 61

Circle 52

4/5/21 5:30 PM


new & improved

HIT THE CEILING The Feltworks Open Cell Acoustical Panels offer a modular, geometric ceiling visual that also reduces noise in a large scale open environment. Made from up to 60% recycled PET fibers, the panels hang easily and can be removed to integrate lighting or access the plenum. Panels are available as individual clouds or can be interlinked to create a wall-towall installation. CIRCLE 366

Armstrong Ceilings

Feltworks Open Cell Acoustical Panels www.armstrongceilings.com

ENVELOPE A ROOM Porcelain floor and ceramic wall tile brings the luxury of understated elegance to everyday life. Evocative of natural stone, Stark by Florida Tile features a simple color scheme of white and gray offering two rectified size formats: 24-in. × 24-in. glazed porcelain floor and wall tile and a modern 14-in. × 39-in. ceramic wall tile that can work in tandem. Bullnose trims are available in both 3-in. × 24-in. and 3-in. × 14-in. sizes. Ideal for standard residential and commercial wall and backsplash applications. CIRCLE 365

Florida Tile

Stark www.floridatile.com

62

ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS

2103APNEW06.indd 62

03 10.2014 . 2021

4/5/21 5:32 PM


new & improved

ALL-IN-ONE CI AND WRB A single-source envelope solution, Hunter’s new NFPA 285-compliant Xci AEGIS Wall System delivers continuous insulation and attaches to a weather resistive barrier. The composite polyiso panels are compatible with fire retardant treated wood, steel stud, concrete or CMU walls, and streamlines the process of creating codecompliant, thermally efficient enclosures.

Hunter Panels

Xci AEGIS Wall System www.hunterpanels.com

CIRCLE 362

BACKLIT AND FABULOUS Introducing a series of new mirrors in an array of sizes, shapes and finishes, Hastings Tile & Bath’s updated URBAN vanity collection presents various options including trendy LED backlighting, removable magnifying elements and integrated defogging capabilities. Complementing the expanded line, Hastings offers a variety of storage options. CIRCLE 364

Hastings Tile & Bath

Urban Vanity Collection www.hastingstilebath.com

FILLING A NICHE Filling an industry gap for a front set, ultra-thermal 6-in. storefront system, Kawneer introduces Trifab VersaGlaze 601/601T/601UT Front Set Framing System. Offering a choice of front and center glass plane applications in non-thermal, thermal and ultra-thermal configurations, the system provides an economical alternative to a low-rise curtainwall. Made with screw spline, shear block and stick joinery construction, efficient fabrication and installation is enabled. CIRCLE 363

Kawneer

Trifab VersaGlaze 601/601T/601UT Front Set Framing System www.kawneer.com

LASER CUT METAL SOLUTIONS Architectural Metals for Columns, Walls, and Exterior Applications

03 . 2021

2103APNEW06.indd 63

mozdesigns.com | 510.632.0853 | Oakland, CA

Circle 53

4/5/21 5:35 PM


new & improved

A MEDITERRANEAN GETAWAY Riflessi, a collection of porcelain tiles characterized by bright colors and brushstrokes, brings to mind the Mediterranean Sea and its light and colors. The unusually large tiles feature a glossy finish. With a variety of colors and complementary decorative motifs, it enriches a space with a taste of the past and the glow of the future. CIRCLE 361

Ceramiche Refin

Riflessi www.refin-ceramic-tiles.com

Walls or floors can be playful and add color with elegance in these large tiles.

ON DISPLAY Mikodam’s PIRA new wall and ceiling panels offer flexible options for creating sophisticated interiors. Dynamic 3D patterns emerge through thoughtful placement of simple lines. A variety of combinations can be achieved through use of color and materials, from wood veneer to lacquer to fabric. Simple, safe assembly. CIRCLE 360

Mikodam

PIRA www.mikodam.com

HIGH-PERFORMANCE DRAINABLE LOUVER Airolite’s K6746HP is a 6-in. deep stationary drainable blade louver designed to provide high volume air flow and superior resistance to water penetration. Incorporating drain gutters in the head member and each horizontal blade, this channels water to the jambs where it is further channeled through vertical downspouts and out at the sloped sill, protecting air intake and exhaust openings. CIRCLE 359

Airolite

K6746HP www.airolite.com

64

ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS

2103APNEW06.indd 64

03 10.2014 . 2021

4/5/21 5:39 PM


Circle 54

photo by Marc Sourbron

Daylighting that delivers

Today’s LEDs may last up to 50,000 hours, but Kalwall will continue harvesting sunlight into museum-quality daylighting™ for a lot longer than that. The fact that it filters out most UV and IR wavelengths, while insulating more like a wall than a window, is just a nice bonus.

schedule a virtual consultation at KALWALL.COM

®

FACADES | SKYROOFS | SKYLIGHTS | CANOPIES

Circle 55

• 2103 AP Ads Template.indd 65

4/6/21 2:01 PM


new & improved

FLOATING BUBBLES Lodes, formerly known as Studio Italia Design, fuses contemporary design, innovative technology and high-quality materials. Their latest fixture series, Random Solo, designed by Chia-Ying Lee, is reminiscent of floating bubbles and calls people to gather together around a unique light source. Hermetically sealed and easy to clean and maintain, the fixture series is fully customizable. CIRCLE 358

Lodes

Random Solo www.lodes.com

BRIGHT BUZZ BuzziJet Standing’s lampshade is made using BuzziShape’s acoustical felt material. Its circular and wide shape manipulates soundwaves to bounce back and forth, reducing noise. The aerodynamic design features a curved step attached to a round, flat base to promote optimal space use and extra legroom by fitting underneath desks and tables. Ideal for offices and hospitality spaces. CIRCLE 230

Flo, Crush, Dune and Drift are four topographic options that create interesting wall textures with acoustic benefits.

ACOUSTIC WALL PANELS WITH SHAPE AuralScapes acoustic wall panels support rigid PET felt baffles, available in distinct topographies and various colors. Maximum sound absorption is achieved with parabolic ridges cast into the gypsum panels, designed to reflect sound into the absorbent baffles. Panels interlock for accurate alignment and require only caulking between joints.

BuzziSpace

BuzziJet www.buzzi.space

CIRCLE 357

ModularArts

AuralScapes www.modulararts.com

66

ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS

2103APNEW06.indd 66

03 10.2014 . 2021

4/5/21 5:42 PM


Louvers That Perform. Beautifully. Incredibly well engineered and aesthetically pleasing, Ruskin® louvers come in a wide variety of styles and finishes.

ruskin.com Circle 56

86729 JCI-Ruskin • Architectural Products • 10.375” x 6.17” • 2/18/21

Adair® Limestone

Natural limestone elevates designs Our quarried Adair® limestone lets you design with distinction. From large dimensional units to standard building stone to oversized, 6-foot thin panels, to custom options - our comprehensive Adair® product line is unparalleled.

Circle 57

• YYMMAP Ads Template.indd 67

4/1/21 9:44 AM


Form

Inspired Product + Material Choices

Lighting

Exterior Panels

Boca Flasher

3Form

Portfolio Light Columns are used to illuminate the wall subtly from the inside.

68

Resin panels on a single point support system are attached to a steel structure, backlit with LED.

ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS

2103APFRM03.indd 68

4/5/21 6:21 PM


Exterior Panels

Exterior Panels

Trespa

Universe Façade Materials

Phenolic Panels Meteon Universe 9000 Panel System brings compelling aesthetic and limitless design possibilities with various colors, rhythms and depths.

Fiber Cement Panels, Universe 7000 System, Equitone Panel Cladding are used.

Virtua Cancer Center, Moorestown, N.J. As big box retailers reduce their brick and mortar footprint, and property owners scramble to lease vacant spaces, health service providers are emerging as the winners—recipients of prime real estate, and a great deal. Take the 44,150-sq.-ft. Virtua Samson Cancer Center in Moorestown, N.J., as a case in point. A former Acme grocery store, with 22-ft. high ceilings and fluorescent lights, became an intimate medical center that provides residents with easy access to a full range of high-tech oncology services—from radiation to infusions to clinical trials—under one roof. The original 66,000-sq.-ft. property was built with a large footprint-to-perimeter ratio and high floor-to-ceiling heights. Interior designer, Jennifer Kenson, principal at Francis Cauffman Architects (FCA), set out to create a series of smaller spaces that required shrinking the ceiling and adding acoustic privacy to provide patients a more intimate experience within the original footprint. To achieve this goal, Kenson and the FCA team added a substructure to bring down the ceiling. They reserved the windows for infusion rooms to help patients take their minds off their treatment. Skylights were also introduced into the hallways to reinforce wayfinding and intuitive navigation. “Our goal was to create an up-to-date, soothing space where patients could feel safe and at home,” she said. “Because cancer isn’t a normal event, we created a white box at the entrance that isn’t normal either—it’s off-balance. At the same time, it’s also a welcoming beacon: bright, warm and uncluttered. It reminds the visitor that, though cancer is disruptive, it’s something they can pass through.”

ARCHITECT

Jennifer Kenson, , , , Principal, Interior Design, Francis Cauffman Architects, believes good design is a means to solving a complex problem and understanding both the project and clients’ goals.

PROJECT SPECS

Project: Virtua Samson Cancer Center Location: Moorestown, N.J. Opened: 2018 Owner: Virtua Health Architecture Firm: Francis Cauffman Architects (FCA) Interior Design: FCA Contractor: Aegis Property Group MEP Engineering: BR+A Structural Engineering: O’Donnell & Naccarato Construction: P. Agnes Photography: Jeffrey Totaro

ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS

2103APFRM03.indd 69

69

4/5/21 6:21 PM


CONCOURSE PRODUCTS

“People here aren’t coming for a happy occasion. They might be nervous or upset, and then have to walk down long hallways without any windows to get to their destination. We added skylights to diffuse natural light and create a warmer, more welcoming space.” —Jennifer Kenson, , , , Principal, FCA

Daylighting Skylights diffuse natural light and create a warmer space. They’re also a means to create wayfinding.

Kingspan Light+Air (Bristolite)

Skyquick Curb Mounted Skylight www.kingspan.com

Ceiling Systems Plastic laminate ceiling and soffits/fascia.

Laminart

www.laminart.com

Lighting Outlining the skylights in a series of “dots and dashes” is LED lighting.

Axis Lighting

Beam, Cove Perfekt www.axislighting.com

Columns Translucent and diffuse panels are backlit.

3Form

Chroma, Ghost www.3-form.com Light used to illuminate columns subtly from inside.

Boca Flasher

Portfolio Light Column www.bocaflasher.com

Flooring Terrazzo flooring harmonizes with wall and ceiling colors.

Roman Mosaic & Tile Co. www.romanmosaic.com

70

ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS

2103APFRM03.indd 70

03 . 2021

4/5/21 6:26 PM


VIDASHIELD UV24™ AIR PURIFICATION SYSTEM

CLEANER AIR FOR SAFER, HEALTHIER ENVIRONMENTS Look to the 24/7 Defend™ product portfolio for solutions that work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including the VidaShield UV24™ Air Purification System that integrates with Armstrong ceilings and helps neutralize harmful airborne pathogens in a room’s air, AirAssure™ Ceilings, which increase the effectiveness of in-ceiling air filtration and purification systems by up to 40%, and CleanAssure™ panels, suspension systems, and partitions that meet CDC recommendations for cleaning and disinfecting. 24/7 Defend™ products can also help with acoustics while addressing the most stringent industry sustainability standards. To learn more go to armstrongceilings.com/defend

VIDASHIELD UV24™ AIR PURIFICATION SYSTEM

VIDASHIELD UV24™ AIR PURIFICATION SYSTEM

VIDASHIELD UV24™ AIR PURIFICATION SYSTEM

Circle 58

• YYMMAP Ads Template.indd 71

3/30/21 9:04 AM


INFUSION BAY

“Each infusion bay has a window overlooking a garden that is full of birds and birdhouses. When you are in here four to six hours each day, getting an infusion, you need a distraction. But you need to be connected to the rest of the world.”

Wall Protection

Ceiling Systems

Lighting

Flooring

Acrovyn’s creative palette includes solid colors, and its Chameleon simulated patterns, as well as its Renaissance real woods and metals, offer a well-rounded selection for wall protection in any interior space.

Acoustics in the infusion bays were an important factor, especially in offsetting reverberation off hard surfaces.

Decorative pendant lighting helps humanize the space.

Gradients softly fade and the patterns of the constant sheet represent dynamic movement and restful pause.

CS Acrovyn

www.c-sgroup.com

Armstrong Ceilings

Cirrus Second Look www.armstrongceilings.com

Tech Lighting

Mini Echo www.techlighting.com

Cooper Lighting Solutions

Portfolio Square Downlights www.cooperlighting.com

Shaw Contract

Collective Time Collection www.shawcontract.com

—Jennifer Kenson

In the hallways and infusion bays artwork provides a point of interest and distraction for the patients. “We wanted something that was larger and more impactful to bring color to the space. To highlight the art, we kept the rest of the space more natural in color.”

“We made the treatment and exam rooms feel safer and more intimate by lowering ceiling heights and introducing something in the ceiling like a tree canopy, giving patients something to look at during their treatment.” —Jennifer Kenson

Ceiling Spotlight Patients can look at changing scenes on the ceiling during treatment: CVEN Changing Views Encounter is available in an array of configurations and is dimmable 0-10V, 10% or 1%.

Cooper Lighting Solutions

CVEN Changing Views Encounter www.cooperlighting.com

Wall Coverings More nature scenes are introduced on the wallpaper.

Level Digital Wallcovering www.findyourlevel.com

72

ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS

2103APFRM03.indd 72

03 . 2021

4/5/21 6:26 PM


Handcrafted in Waunakee

BY Graber Manufacturing,Inc.

As native Wisconsinites, we understand how harsh weather combined with human activity can quickly wear down site furnishings. And we know the pressure you are under to create an outdoor space that not only looks incredible but will withstand the test of time. That is why at Graber Manufacturing, Inc. we perform rigorous durability tests, review our products structurally and aesthetically, and do not put anything up for sale that can't survive Wisconsin winters. Circle 59

• YYMMAP Ads Template.indd 73

Bicycle Security Solutions | 800.448.7931 | madrax.com 4/2/21 3:31 PM


PRODUCT LIST

Daylighting

Kingspan Light+Air Skyquick Curb Mounted Skylight CIRCLE 356

Exterior Panels/Cladding Universe Façade Materials Universe 7000 System, Equitone Panel Cladding CIRCLE 355

Trespa Meteon Universe 9000 Panel System CIRCLE 354

Cabinets

Wilsonart Traceless CIRCLE 353

Ceiling Systems

Armstrong Ceilings Cirrus Second Look CIRCLE 352

Laminart CIRCLE 351

Lighting

Axis Lighting Beam, Cove Perfekt CIRCLE 350

Boca Flasher Portfolio Light Column CIRCLE 349

Mini Echo

BEYOND HEALTHCARE

CIRCLE 348

A boutique room: “The local Rizzieri Salon and Spa donate their staff’s time to provide spa services for patients. They support women in wig fittings, prosthetic fittings, they will do makeup, manicures and more daily.”

Ceiling Systems

Cabinet Surfaces

Wall Coverings

Flooring

A medium texture panel features a scored plank visual in the same direction as the flooring.

High pressure laminates add nature-inspired durability.

The custom digital wall coverings were developed specifically for the commercial contract market.

Luxury vinyl tile provides a wood look that is easy to maintain.

Armstrong Ceilings

Cirrus Second Look www.armstrongceilings.com

—Jennifer Kenson

Wilsonart

Traceless www.wilsonart.com

Level Digital Wallcovering

www.findyourlevel.com

Cooper Lighting Solutions Portfolio Square Downlights CIRCLE 347

Mannington Commercial

Nature’s Path manningtoncommercial.com

CVEN Changing Views Encounter CIRCLE 346

Wall Coverings American Olean Entourage CIRCLE 345

EXAM ROOM

CS Acrovyn CIRCLE 344

“This whole space is designed to be warm, friendly and distracting, with layers of interest and texture right in the room.” —Jennifer Kenson

Flooring Cork flooring adds a warm touch.

Capri

Mediterra Veneer www.capricollections.com

Tiles Glass tile back splashes.

American Olean

Entourage www.americanolean.com

74

ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS

2103APFRM03.indd 74

Level Digital Wallcovering CIRCLE 343

Flooring

Mannington Commercial Nature’s Path LVT CIRCLE 342

Roman Mosaic & Tile Co. CIRCLE 341

Capri Mediterra Veneer CIRCLE 340

Shaw Contract Collective Time Collection CIRCLE 339

03 . 2021

4/5/21 6:24 PM


DESIGNED TO AMAZE.

LOFT

FLOAT

LUCENT

The elegant design of Bradley’s exclusive new collection of Euro style partitions flawlessly combines beauty and performance raising the standard in commercial washrooms. These three new models utilize high-design features, increased privacy, and seamless construction to provide an elevated look and welcoming spaces. Commercial washrooms brought to life.

HANDWASHING & DRYING | ACCESSORIES | PARTITIONS | LOCKERS

BRADLEYCORP.COM/EURO-STYLE-PARTITIONS

Circle 60

• YYMMAP Ads Template.indd 75

3/30/21 9:04 AM


Function

Converging Architectural + Performance Goals

County of San Diego’s East County Office & Archives, Santee, Calif. Designing the first net-zero archive facility was a unique challenge, which required use of both passive and active strategies to produce a building that minimizes energy consumption, while producing enough energy onsite to sustain operations. by John Mesenbrink, contributing writer

76

The 25,000-sq.-ft. civic facility supports community services from the County of San Diego, and it includes the first archive for San Diego designed to store historic documents from 1850 to today.

the public and restricted the ability of the county archivist to maintain their collection. In the new facility, local San Diegans can request access to documents on-site and review them in a reading room.

Previously, county records were required to be stored off site, which limited access to

In order to properly store and preserve such delicate documents, archive facilities typically have

ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS

2103APFXN02.indd 76

large energy footprints to tightly control both temperature and humidity. In 2017, the County of San Diego instituted its Zero Net Energy Portfolio Plan to cut its energy footprint in half by 2030, which requires all new facilities to meet standards for annual net-zero energy use.

“Working very closely with the county, the design team created a concept for a new East County Office and Archives to serve as a model for others to follow. As the secondlargest project built under the county’s plan, the building sets a high benchmark early in the program, crucial for future facilities to

operate at a net-zero standard,” says Ben Dalton, ,  , Principal, The Miller Hull Partnership. Bold roof forms and horizontal expanses of glazing find harmony with the site and local topography. This high bay roof also slopes to the south providing an ideal armature for solar

panels, but also opening to the north sky, flooding the hall with natural light. “The sweeping butterfly roof over the central interior public space and south office bar, and use of glazed areas on the west façade, signify with clarity the main building entry to welcome visitors,” says Dalton.

03 . 2021

4/2/21 2:50 PM


Geography and Design Santee is located on the eastern edge of San Diego County in the Upland Central zone. The climate is semi-arid, or steppe, with precipitation levels below evapotranspiration, low humidity and temperature highs and lows more extreme than coastal climates to the west. This climate, combined with NZE goals and tight humidity and temperature controls required in the archive storage facility, resulted in a building design and orientation decisions that were both very important. A few critical decisions include:  Tilt-up concrete walls provided affordability, but also significant thermal mass for the archive storage rooms.  The archive is oriented north/south and shielded by the office space on the south and the west to minimize solar heat gain.  Open office spaces are oriented east/west to maximize views and openness to the north and south. Solar heat gain on the south was eliminated with exterior shading.  The high roof over the public hall is the building’s signature architectural feature, but in addition to marking the main entry and celebrating the public with a high volume, the orientation of this roof was also carefully considered. By kicking up to the north, daylight floods into the space through a high clearstory and offers northern views of the sky. At the same time, the roof slope is exposed to the south, maximizing the efficiency of the solar panels and shielding the roof from intense sunlight.

ARCHIVE PLACEMENT The archive is oriented north/south and shielded by the office space on the south and the west to minimize solar heat gain. OFFICE PLACEMENT Open offices are oriented east/west to maximize views and openness to the north and south. Solar heat gain on the south was eliminated with exterior shading. Thermal Mass Concrete Walls

Stormwater Retention Basin Wedding Arbor PV Canopy

Service Entry Public Entry Pedestrian Path

Optimum Solar Exposure Controlled Daylighting

PV PLACEMENT

The roof slope is exposed to the south, maximizing the efficiency of solar panels. They also shield the roof from the intense sun. Stormwater Retention Basin PV Shade Canopy

Stormwater Retention Basin

ONSITE POWER/ RENEWABLES

WATER MANAGEMENT/ EFFICIENCY

The facility features rooftop mounted PV on an optimally oriented and sloped roof plane, plus solar parking provides shelter over EV and accessible parking stalls.

Water management was of concern as modern fixtures meeting efficiency standards, coupled with on-site storm water infiltration and retention of stormwater, low-water-use plantings, drought tolerant and native plants, are located throughout the site. American Standard, Toto and Kohler products are used.

Sunterra Solar Ben Dalton, ,  , Principal, The Miller Hull Partnership, with experience in highly complex and sustainable projects, integrates programmatic needs, balanced by inspired conceptual solutions.

Walking Path

www.sunterrasolar.com CIRCLE 338

PROJECT SPECS

Project: County of San Diego’s East County Office & Archives, Santee, Calif. Proposal and Award: 2/20178/2017; Design: 2/201810/2018; Construction: 11/2018-1/2020 Architect: The Miller Hull Partnership Design Builder: C.W. Driver

ENVELOPE

High-performance air and vapor tightness, as well as thermal advantages from concrete mass—all in service of sensitive archive needs—provide occupant comfort. The building is surrounded by storefront ribbon windows and a floor-to-ceiling curtainwall that allows daylighting and views; the glazing is energy efficient and well shaded while allowing visible light and clear outside views. Hardie Reveal fiber cement, Carlisle TPO roof, Arcadia Storefront, and Vitro Glazing are used.

Structural Engineer: Coffman M&P: Interface Engineering Electrical and Lighting: Elen Landscape: Schmidt Design Group Civil: Latitude 33 Total Project Cost: $750/sq. ft. Awards & Certifications: Orchid for Architecture from the San Diego Architectural Foundation; Government/ Public Award of Merit from ENR California; LEED Gold certification NC v4; NZE Certification (pending first year of operation)

03 . 2021

2103APFXN02.indd 77

ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS

77

4/6/21 9:50 AM


DAYLIGHTING

LIGHTING

Traditional daylighting via high glazing with optimal orientation is coupled with glare-controlling sun shades. All spaces in the building other than restrooms and the archive storage area benefit from daylight. The resulting facility utilized building orientation and space planning to prioritize daylight and views to all occupants.

Functional fixtures in work spaces are paired with more elegant fixtures in public spaces. The facility features zoned, high-efficiency LED lighting with a full lighting control system and occupancy sensors.

Office spaces are primarily open office plans with desk to ceiling windows with a few glazed interior offices, borrowing the light and view from the perimeter open office area.

Juno

Lithonia Lighting

lithonia.acuitybrands.com CIRCLE 337

www.juno.acuitybrands.com CIRCLE 336

“To our knowledge this is the first archive facility in the country to achieve Net Zero Energy.” —Ben Dalton, ,  , Principal, The Miller Hull Partnership

Project Challenges Archives require an energy intensive storage space with tight thermal and humidity controls. This reality coupled with the goal of NZE was a challenge to overcome:  Multiple uses/user groups in the building made wayfinding and access challenging—it required a cohesive design with a strong organization plan.  Openness and transparency are important in civic buildings; however, the archive storage facility requires a high level of security and public servants need opportunities for privacy. Balancing and supporting these needs was important.  Cost and adversity (see next page).

78

ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS

2103APFXN02.indd 78

03 . 2021

4/2/21 2:51 PM


Circle 61

• YYMMAP Ads Template.indd 79 Dura Coat Arch Products 02.2021.indd 1

3/30/21 9:08 AM 3/24/2021 3:14:37 PM


Cost and Adversity in the Archives This is a civic project built on a budget and it required creativity in materials and construction to achieve the high-quality building within the budget provided. The use of tilt-up concrete for the primary building enclosure and structure is a good example of a success in this regard. Just after being awarded the project, some of the archive holdings were off-gassing due to “vinegar syndrome,” a term used to describe the chemical reaction that goes on during the deterioration of film. This alerted the team to a problem, but one that would take six months to really understand. The initial discovery was made by the county, but required a special consultant to evaluate their entire collection to determine the extent of the problem and how to modify the storage requirements to accommodate the impacted artifacts. “Sidelining large areas of program is challenging for any project during design, but this was the most sophisticated and energy intensive space in a netzero energy facility. Fortunately, we had an exceptional and dedicated group of builders and designers who were able to compartmentalize the design initially and then get back to full integration before construction started,” says Dalton.

HVAC

Both sustainability and health were a large focus of the owner and the design build team during the execution of this project. Optimal VRF systems designed to control temperature and humidity for the archives, deliver conditioned air to the occupants while meeting the net-zero energy goals.

Content Protection As a large part of its municipal responsibilities, the East County Office and Archives preserves a wide range of utilitarian and historic records and documents, including birth, marriage and death certificates, and parcel and hand-drawn maps. Valuable artifacts like these provide a glimpse into the local, regional and national history. Totaling over 6,000 sq. ft., the archive storage area requires highly protected spaces that accommodate high levels of temperature and humidity control, and focuses on security and potential risks of fire, or water. With the main goal of the archive facility being secure storage and protection, there is no equipment on the roof and no plumbing through the space or in the perimeter walls. In the event of a fire, the building is equipped with both a primary and back-up fire system to minimize damage. Automated lighting is integrated with mobile shelving units to illuminate only active pathways, reducing energy use. As a civic structure, priority was given to creating an inspiring public space. Inside, the main building entry gives way to a gracious volume filled with superb daylight from the northern clerestory windows, forming the “Public Street” where visitors will mix and wait for their service point to become available, says Dalton.

80

ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS

2103APFXN02.indd 80

Energy Labs

www.energylabs.com CIRCLE 335

LG

www.lghvac.com CIRCLE 334

STORAGE VAULT

Conceptualized as a vault, the storage area was constructed with high mass tilt-up concrete and oriented strategically on-site to avoid direct sunlight, passively moderating the impact of intense daylight and temperature swings in the East County of San Diego.

03 . 2021

4/2/21 2:51 PM


Circle 62

ArchProducts_CnvtPthsFullPg_BeldenBrick_Apr21.indd 1 • YYMMAP Ads Template.indd 81

3/2/2021 2:38:40 PMAM 3/30/21 9:09


C O N T I N U I N G E D U C AT I O N S E R I E S

Presented in cooperation with:

E N V E LO P E D E S I G N

DESIGNING BEAUTIFUL, HIGH-PERFORMANCE BUILDING ENVELOPES Explore how continuous insulation, IMPs and metal wall systems define the design and performance of a project. Sponsored by: Kingspan Insulated Panels, Kingspan Insulation, Morin | By Jeanette Fitzgerald Pitts

The Continuing Architect (TCA) is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training. ACCET is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. TCA is an American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Service Provider (AIA CES).

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This article will explore some of the latest product solutions in continuous insulation, insulated metal panels and metal wall systems. 1.0 AIA LU/HSW

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After reading this article, you should be able to: 1 Compare different types of continuous insulation in terms of the thermal performance they offer and the way they behave when exposed to water and fire. 2 Describe how insulated metal panels (IMPs) can be used on the envelope to improve building performance, create efficient and healthy interiors, and enhance design flexibility. 3 Explain how PET bottles can be upcycled into insulation creating a new product that contains recycled material and improves thermal performance of the building envelope.

© Marlon Blackwell

4 Describe the ways that architectural metal wall systems enable architects to push the creative boundaries of their designs.

TO RECEIVE AIA CREDIT:

• Go to www.thecontinuingarchitect.edu/HPBE-D and login or enroll to take the test.

• You can also visit The Continuing Architect website

(www.thecontinuingarchitect.edu) and click the ‘Read for Credit’ banner to access the course and test.

• AIA Course No. HPBE-D

T

he building envelope is perhaps the most complex, most visible and most multi-tasking element in the built environment. It is comprised of several layers designed to protect the conditioned, interior space from the harsh environmental elements— heat, cold, moisture, etc. It plays a role in keeping occupants safe in the event of a fire and provides the aesthetic appeal and character for the building. To accomplish all of these things, architects rely on several products and systems to design building envelopes that are both beautiful and high performance. As advancements are made in materials and technology, the new architectural-grade solutions for the building skin and the insulation behind it equip architects to design a building envelope that provides the next level of performance in beauty, efficiency, moisture management and fire performance. Several case studies will be shared to showcase how these different technologies are applied.

M E TA L S K I N S Y S T E M

BEAUTIFUL BUILDING ENVELOPES

Architects use the exterior cladding to give the project an identity, to create the look and feel that makes the first impression to the clients and will make the first impression on their future employees, customers and passersby. Single element metal wall and roof panel systems are undeniably versatile in both the forms that can be crafted and the colors they can be crafted in. C A S E S T U DY

THADEN SCHOOL

The Thaden School in Bentonville, Ark., is the home to a very unique campus specially designed to spark curiosity and inspire creativity for more than 500 students in grades 6-12. Recently, two new buildings— affectionately referred to as Reels and Wheels—have been added to the expansive 30-acre property named in honor of Iris Louise McPhetridge Thaden (19051979), one of the greatest aviators of her time. Reels is the 37,970-sq.-ft. building designed to bring narrative and visual communication alive through the production of film and video. Wheels is the 30,285-sq.-ft. building tasked with bringing physics and mechanics

The striking new Reels building at the Thaden School, designed by Marlon Blackwell Architects, features a complete metal skin system in a custom-matched coating.

to life through the construction and use of bicycles and other wheeled machines. Designed by Marlon Blackwell Architects, the Reels and Wheels buildings were inspired by local agriculture, aviation and a classic sports car. The metal rooflines “pitch and roll” to evoke the sense of flight, paying tribute to modern innovation, the area’s history of flight and the brilliant aviator for whom the school is named. “The envelope of the Reels building transforms the simple, vernacular form of a poultry house with subtle shifts in plan and section into a spacious, light-filled academic building,” explained Marlon Blackwell, FAIA, principal of Marlon Blackwell Architects. “Bifurcated to become a ‘Y’-shaped plan, the Reels building has a predominately east-west orientation to control solar gain. The split in plan also reduces overall length, while ensuring each of the academic spaces within have ample daylight. The faceted, folded form provides each space with its own sectional character with ever-changing light conditions, reaching out to the landscape and bringing in the sky. At the southern end, the roof springs

E D U C AT I O N A L A DV E R T I S I N G S E C T I O N

2103APCEU-King.indd 82

4/5/21 6:47 PM


Metal Roof & Wall Systems

Find us everywhere. #morincorp

North America

From Rendering to Reality...

NEW

MorinBIM.com CUSTOMIZED ON-DEMAND BIM OBJECTS FOR UNLIMITED CREATIVE DESIGN

With Morin Architectural Metal Wall & Roof Systems, creative building design knows no bounds. Morinnovative, Morintegrated, Morinspiring. Our systems feature over 25 integrated profiles, combined with a wide choice of colors, corners, perforation options, and natural metals. Offering unique design solutions, our systems enable you to create and specify your own custom look. Integrity, Matrix and Pulse Series feature a common interlocking joint detail allowing you to mix and match, creating an unparalleled range of aesthetic effects

Mix ‘n’ Match Wall Profiles

Multiple Roof Options

HQ / East Bristol, CT T: 1-800-640-9501 West Fontana, CA T: 1-800-700-6140 South DeLand, FL T: 1-800-640-9501 www.morincorp.com #morincorp Circle 63

Morin ArchProds Full Page Ad.indd • YYMMAP Ads Template.indd 83 1

23/03/2021 09:49 3/30/21 9:09 AM


C O N T I N U I N G E D U C AT I O N S E R I E S

upward, gesturing to the main road at the historic Thaden home nearby. The sudden change in height balances the Reels building’s otherwise long, low form.” The façade of the Reels building uses more than 37,000 sq. ft. of aluminum panels in a rainscreen wall panel system. “We had four different panel profiles that were randomized to create the dynamic pattern on the building’s roof and walls,” explained Blackwell. “The design impact of variable panels, shadows and angular cuts added dimensional depth to these panels in a way that plays well with the curiosity and creativity theme of the overall campus,” said Doug Matthews, regional sales manager for Morin Corp. The result was a stunning project with a complete metal skin system that was brought to life with a custom-matched coating. “Thaden School exists at an interesting intersection in Bentonville. It sits on the site of the former county fairgrounds and it is also tied to the historic downtown square. Within this urban, pastoral condition, the school buildings’ design reflects this sense of being both nature-made and culture-made,” said Blackwell. “Exploring these dualities, we considered color that reflected both the surrounding prairie grasses and the automobile influences of the 1950s and 1960s. In addition, the school’s namesake, Louise Thaden represents the golden age of aviation. We used this as a point of departure to further examine the colors and coatings of classic cars and planes, while creating a resonance with the Osage prairie that is planted around the building.” To identify the perfect color for Reels and Wheels, Blackwell’s team dove in. “We extensively researched the colors of the automotive industry from the 1950s and 1960s to find the ideal finish for the school.” Their search led them to the Carroll Shelby’s 1967 Mustang Shelby Cobra GT500 and its green-gold metallic flake coating popularized by custom car painter Dean Jeffries. The result is a building with a striking green-gold outer metal shell, composed with syncopated ribs, over a softer underbelly of clear-coated plywood, carefully placed openings and large entry porches. C O N T I N U O U S I N S U L AT I O N

THERMAL PERFORMANCE

Now, let’s pivot for a moment to discuss how a high-performance building envelope is designed in terms of function. Thermal performance describes the energy transfer between the building and its surroundings. The minimum allowable thermal perfor-

mance of a building envelope for commercial buildings is mandated by the energy codes, either the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) or the ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1 Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings (ASHRAE 90.1). These minimums are often expressed in terms of the amount of insulation that must be installed into the cavity of the wall and the continuous insulation that must be incorporated into the envelope in addition to what is installed in the cavity. Continuous insulation (c.i.) is defined in ASHRAE 90.1-2019 as, “insulation that is uncompressed and continuous across all structural members without thermal bridges other than fasteners and service openings. It is installed on the interior or exterior or is integral to any opaque surface on the building envelope.” The codes take the type of construction and the location of the project into consideration when determining the thermal performance minimums for the envelope. R-value prescriptive performance path minimums are communicated in terms of the R-value of the insulation that must be achieved in the exterior wall assembly through a combination of cavity and continuous insulation. For example, the 2021 IECC requires that a metal-framed, above-grade wall in Climate Zone 6 be equipped with insulation that achieves an R-13 in the cavity and continuous insulation that provides a thermal performance of R-12.5 on the envelope as well. The R-value rates the thermal resistance of a material, which describes how well a material resists the flow of heat into and out of the building. The higher a material’s R-value, the better it resists the movement of thermal energy and the better it insulates. Achieving a higher R-value in a building envelope translates into buildings that deliver a higher level of thermal performance. With lower heat losses or gains throughout the year, these buildings can be heated and cooled more efficiently. Every few years, the energy codes, IECC and ASHRAE 90.1 are revised and a predominant trend across the different iterations has been an increase in thermal performance minimums, specifically in the amount of continuous insulation that must be incorporated into the building envelope. “ASHRAE 90.1-2019 required continuous insulation in framed walls for Climate Zones 5 and higher. The IECC followed suit in the 2021 edition. This makes continuous insulation mandatory in all framed walls in Climate Zones 5 and above, when seeking code compliance through the prescriptive compliance paths in ASHRAE

90.1-2019 or IECC 2021,” explains Max Rietschier, Technical Services Manager at Kingspan Insulation. Not only is continuous insulation required in more scenarios, but more continuous insulation is being required in more building envelopes. Here’s an example: The 2021 IECC requires metal-framed buildings in Chicago, which resides in Climate Zone 5, to be designed with enough insulation to deliver a thermal performance of “R-13 + R-10ci.” In the 2018 IECC, the same Chicago building envelope was required to satisfy an “R-13 + R-7.5ci.” The latest iteration of the IECC increased the amount of continuous insulation necessary in the building envelope by an R-value of R-2.5. TYPES OF CONTINUOUS INSULATION

As architects search for continuous insulation product options, they can choose between several different kinds of rigid insulation boards and spray foam. Let’s take a quick look at the typical R-values of these different continuous insulation solutions. There are open-cell and closed-cell spray foams that deliver different levels of thermal performance. An open-cell spray foam has an R-value of R-3.8 per in., whereas a closed-cell spray foam can deliver better thermal resistance with an R-value of R-6.5 per in. In rigid insulation boards, mineral wool and expanded polystyrene (EPS) generally provide an R-value of R-4 per in. Closed-cell extruded polystyrene (XPS) foam insulation panels deliver an R-value of R-5 per in. Polyisocyanurate, often referred to as polyiso, PIR, or ISO, is a rigid thermoset insulation that offers an R-value of R-6.5 per in. Rigid thermoset phenolic insulation offers an R-value of up to R-16 per 2 in., making it the thinnest commonly used insulation product available. While the XPS and phenolic insulation foam cores have a closed-cell structure, which is a dense foam form reinforced with a gas that has a low thermal conductivity, rigid vacuum-insulation panels (also known as VIPS) feature a microporous core that has been sealed in a thin, gas-tight envelope. This innovative design delivers a thermal efficiency that is up to five times better than traditional insulation materials, offering an R-value of 28 per in. (edge effect), in a much slimmer profile. First used in refrigerators, freezers and cold storage applications, these vacuum insulation panels are now selected to improve the thermal performance in roofing, balconies, terraces and historic renovations. C A S E S T U DY

EXCEEDING THERMAL Thickness Needed To Reach R-16

4.2-in. Open Cell Spray Foam

4-in. EPS

4-in. Mineral Wool

3.2-in. XPS

2.5-in Polyiso

2-in. 2.5-in. Phenolic Close Cell Rigid Spray Board Foam

When comparing the thermal performance of various types of continuous insulation, phenolic rigid board can provide the greatest thermal resistance in the slimmest profile.

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS

For some projects, the design goal is not to simply meet the thermal performance minimums, but to exceed them. That was the case for The Green House, the boutique multifamily complex developed in West New York, N.J. Located along the Hudson River, just minutes from Manhattan, this 20-unit building was designed by CPA Architecture to minimize heating and cooling costs for tenants by creating a building envelope with excellent thermal performance. According to the 2021 IECC, a Group R building in Climate Zone 4, which is where The Green House is

© Kingspan Insulation

E D U C AT I O N A L A DV E R T I S I N G S E C T I O N

2103APCEU-King.indd 84

4/5/21 9:27 AM


C O N T I N U I N G E D U C AT I O N S E R I E S

located, would need to have, at a minimum, an R-rating of R-11.4ci in an above-grade mass wall. A metal building requires walls with insulation that satisfies an R-13 + R-13ci. Above-grade walls in a metal framed building would need R-13 + R-7.5ci and wood framed walls must be equipped with insulation that meets R-13 + R-3.8ci or R-20. In order to create the high-performance building envelope that would better control heating and cooling costs than a building built to code minimums, the design team looked for an insulation solution that would go above and beyond what was required. Architects used 22,000 sq.-ft. of a rigid thermoset phenolic insulation behind the rainscreen cladding. With its R-value of 16 on 2-in., designers and owners were extremely happy to see the entire wall assembly achieve an R-value of R-35. I N S U L AT E D M E TA L P A N E L S

©: Kingspan Insulated Panels

An insulated metal panel combines an exterior and interior metal skin with a high-performance foam core.

© Kingspan Insulation

THERMAL PERFORMANCE

Continuous insulation mentioned above is one method but there is another method within the code available to analyze a building’s thermal performance, the prescriptive method, also referenced frequently as U-factor. U-factor (i.e. thermal transmittance) is defined by ASHRAE as “heat transmission in unit time through unit area of a material or construction and the boundary air films, induced by unit temperature difference between the environments on each side.” U-factors measure heat conductance with the inverse of the U-factor being the more commonly referenced R-value. When determining the thermal performance of an exterior wall using U-factor, the whole assembly framing and any thermal bridges that can occur in construction are considered. Insulated metal panels (IMPs) are a way to insulate a building with the prescriptive method that is gaining momentum in the marketplace. With the IMPs being a single building component applied to the exterior of the structural framing, thermal bridging is minimized. An insulated metal panel combines an exterior and interior metal skin with a high-performance foam core to deliver all the disparate parts and pieces of a building envelope—the exterior aesthetics of the wall, air, vapor and moisture protection, and the

The exterior wall assembly at the Green House used phenolic rigid board to achieve a thermal performance of R-35.

insulation—in one singular product. The exterior metal skin creates a barrier from the environmental elements. The foam core provides the insulation that can meet target R-values for even some of the coldest climates. In fact, the foam core found in some insulated metal panels can achieve R-values as high as R-8 per in., making them the most thermally efficient closed-cell insulation product available in the market. The interior metal skin provides an effective air, water and vapor barrier with the pressure equalized panel joint. With all these components working together, insulated metal panels prevent moisture intrusion and deliver the heightened thermal performance demanded by green building systems and energy-conscious owners alike. Instead of a traditional multicomponent wall assembly where coordination between trades is critical to the performance, the construction team will simply install the insulated metal panels onto the structural frame of the building to enclose the building in a timely manner, creating a high performance building envelope. C A S E S T U DY

THE CATALYST BUILDING

The new South Landing Eco-District neighborhood in Spokane, Wash., is an innovative project that was designed around the idea of creating a real-world

model for sustainable, efficient and forward-looking development. In this neighborhood, the smart buildings are deeply integrated with the grid. Not only is renewable energy generated and stored onsite, but the buildings can talk to each other to better manage demand during peak loads. Anchoring the Eco-District is the Catalyst building. The five-story, 159,000-sq.-ft. structure is one of the largest zero energy buildings in North America and one of the first zero carbon buildings to be certified by the International Living Future Institute. As described in the Facility Executive article, “Zero Energy, Zero Carbon Building Opens in New Spokane Eco-District,“ Catalyst’s design, by Michael Green Architecture, uses roughly 4,000 cubic meters of locally sourced mass timber products produced by Katerra as both structural and design elements, enabling Catalyst to achieve near-passive house levels of thermal performance. Incorporating mass timber into Catalyst also reduced the need for steel and concrete, helping to collectively offset approximately 5,000 metric tons of carbon, equating to 1,100 cars off the road for a year.” Achieving the incredible level of thermal performance that this building realizes required special attention when it came to selecting the insulation. Designers first looked at mineral wool panels for the building envelope but discovered they would need to

E D U C AT I O N A L A DV E R T I S I N G S E C T I O N

2103APCEU-King.indd 85

4/5/21 9:35 AM


C O N T I N U I N G E D U C AT I O N S E R I E S

be excessively thick to achieve the necessary thermal efficiency desired for the project. Instead, the design team selected the high-performance, slimmer-profile insulated metal panels to work in tandem with the cross-laminated timber (CLT) to create a building with an ultra-low carbon footprint. The insulated metal panels reduce the amount of energy necessary to heat or cool the building, which will help reduce the strain on the Eco-District’s energy reserves for years to come. The panels are also produced with renewable energy and recycled material, reducing their embodied carbon levels. I N S U L AT I O N

NFPA 285

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 285 fire test is a large-scale fire test used to determine the potential for flame spread from one story of a building to another through the exterior wall. It simulates how an exterior wall assembly would perform if a window in a building were to blow out during a fire and the flames traveled through the window and onto the building exterior. The scope of NFPA 285, as defined by the NFPA, is, “This standard provides a test method for determining the fire propagation characteristics of exterior wall assemblies and panels used as components of curtain wall assemblies that are constructed using combustible materials or that incorporate combustible components. The fire propagation characteristics are determined for post-flashover fires of interior design.” In terms of “wall assemblies/panels of buildings that are required to be of non-combustible construction,” it should be noted that the International Building Code (IBC) directly mentions NFPA 285 in Section 1403.5 and Section 2603.5.5, and requires exterior wall assemblies in Type I, II, III and IV construction using foam plastic insulation to pass NFPA 285 testing requirements. The code specifically states, “The exterior wall assembly shall be tested in accordance with and comply with the acceptance criteria of NFPA 285.” Limited exceptions apply. Test results are “pass” or “fail” based on an evaluation of the vertical and horizontal flame spread that occurs during the test and conformance with

The NFPA 285 test evaluates the fire performance of the complete wall assembly to ensure that flames will not spread vertically or horizontally across the building envelope during a fire event.

temperature limits within the assembly. In order for an exterior wall assembly to pass NFPA 285, the following needs to occur during the test: For the exterior: • Flames shall not reach 10-ft. above the top of the window opening and shall not reach 5-ft. laterally from the window’s centerline. • Thermocouples inside the wall assembly shall not exceed 1000°F during the test. For the interior: • No flame propagation into the second-floor room. • No thermocouple within 1-in. of the interior wall surface at the second story test room can exceed 500°F. It is important to note that the NFPA 285 test evaluates the fire performance of the complete wall assembly—everything from the cladding to the drywall, which, of course, includes the insulation. The components are tested together to determine compliance, meaning that an individual component of an NFPA 285 compliant assembly cannot be labeled individually as “passing NFPA 285.” Also, the test is product specific, which means that just because one particular brand and product line of continuous insulation passed the test does not mean that other brands of the same type of insulation can be assumed to have passed the NFPA 285 test. When NFPA 285 is required, architects must specify wall assemblies that have passed NFPA 285 and can confirm testing results with the insulation manufacturer. ASTM E-84

Another important test that evaluates fire performance of foam plastic insulation products is the ASTM E-84 Standard Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials (E-84). According to ASTM International, this test, “is intended to provide comparative measurements of surface flame spread and smoke density measurements with that of select grade red oak and fiber-cement board surfaces under the specific fire exposure conditions described within the test.”

© Morin

FIRE PERFORMANCE

While the advancements in foam plastic insulation deliver increasingly impressive thermal performance, the energy efficiency of the solution is far from the only consideration when creating a high-performance building envelope. The way the insulation performs when exposed to fire is another key performance metric to evaluate because all of the foam plastic insulation materials commonly used today are combustible, as are other materials that are typically found in the exterior wall assembly including the air and water barriers, high-pressure laminates, metal composites and fiber-reinforced polymer panels. It is important to determine how all the materials in the assembly will perform together, if and when a fire event does occur. To that end, there are a few different industry tests that are used to evaluate the fire performance of exterior wall assemblies and materials. They are NFPA 285 and ASTM E84.

E-84 evaluates two key fire performance metrics— the Flame Spread Index (FSI) and the Smoke Developed Index (SDI). The FSI measures the speed at which flames progress across the interior surface of a building. SDI measures the amount of smoke a material emits as it burns. As a comparative test, there is no real “pass” or “fail” result. Instead, depending upon their FSI and SDI performance, materials can be designated as either a Class 1 (Class A), Class 2 (Class B), or Class 3 (Class C). In the article, “Façade requirements in the 2021 edition of the U.S. International Building Code,” by Marcelo M. Hirschler and published in the international journal Fire and Materials, it explains, “All foam plastic insulation materials contained in any exterior wall system (or exterior wall envelope) must be tested to the ASTM E84 test and achieve a class B classification (≤75 flame spread index and ≤450 smoke developed index) and, in many cases, a class A classification (≤25 flame spread index and ≤450 smoke developed index). Chapter 26 of the IBC also states that the exterior wall assembly for buildings of any height of type I, II, III and IV construction shall be tested to NFPA 285.”

Class 1 or Class A Class 2 or Class B Class 3 or Class C

Flame-Spread Index (FSI)

Smoke Development Index (SDI)

0-25 26-75 76-200

450 Maximum 450 Maximum 450 Maximum

For example, the rigid insulation board used as the continuous insulation in The Green House to exceed thermal performance also has excellent fire performance. It is NFPA 285 compliant for several different combustible and non-combustible cladding wall systems and has earned an ASTM E-84 Class A rating of 25/20 (flame-smoke). Insulated metal panels are also tested as part of a complete multi-component wall assembly test showing compliance with NFPA 285. The rainscreen assembly used on the Catalyst Building project, which incorporated insulated metal panels as the back-up

E D U C AT I O N A L A DV E R T I S I N G S E C T I O N

2103APCEU-King.indd 86

4/5/21 9:28 AM


C O N T I N U I N G E D U C AT I O N S E R I E S

wall, was evaluated to comply with the requirements of NFPA 285 and the insulated metal panels themselves earned a Class A rating from ASTM E-84 by achieving a flame spread index score of 25 or less and a smoke development index score of 450 or less. I N S U L AT I O N

I N S U L AT I O N P R O D U C T S

SUSTAINABILITY

Sustainability is another quality of the building enve-

An architectural-grade metal panel wall system enables architects to create beautiful and unique building façades.

lope that is both a hot topic and something that insulated metal panels can contribute toward. Of course, improving energy efficiency is a sustainable design tenet because it takes less energy to keep the building comfortable, but so, too, is considering the environmental impact of the various materials and solutions incorporated into a project. It is in this latter consideration that some insulated metal panels dramatically differentiate themselves from the rest of the market. As a general rule, the more recycled content a product contains, the more sustainable the product is considered to be. Some insulated metal panels use steel with a recycled content that ranges between 20 and 25% and they haven’t stopped there. Another approach to recycling, called upcycling, transforms the environment-clogging, single-use beverage bottles made from the common polyester material polyethylene terephthalate (PET) into more valuable products with a longer lifespan. A 2019 article in Science News explains this potentially game-changing recycling program. “Upcycling plastic bottles could give them a more useful second life. PET is strong but lightweight, resistant to water and shatterproof—properties that make it extremely popular among manufacturers. Although PET is recyclable, most of the 26 million tons produced every year ends up in landfills or elsewhere in the environment, where it takes hundreds of years to biodegrade. But even when it is recycled, the process is far from perfect. Reclaimed PET has a lower value than the original and can only be repurposed once or twice.” “Standard PET recycling today is essentially ‘downcycling,’” says senior author Gregg Beckham, a Senior Research Fellow at NREL. “The process we came up with is a way to ‘upcycle’ PET into long-lifetime materials. The idea is to develop technologies that would incentivize the economics of PET reclamation, which could help keep waste plastic out of the world’s oceans and out of landfills.”

© Morin

AIR AND MOISTURE INFILTRATION

Fire is not the only element that insulation must be designed to contend with. Air and water infiltration into the building envelope can compromise the thermal performance of the project because wet insulation conducts heat across it much more readily than dry insulation. Even the longevity of the envelope itself can be affected, if it becomes overrun with moisture-fueled problems, including mold, corrosion, decay and rot. There are a number of ways that the building envelope can be infiltrated by air and liquid and vapor moisture. Humid air from outside can penetrate openings in the building envelope, a particularly notable problem in hot and humid climates. Differences in water vapor pressure between the inside and outside of the building can cause water vapor to pass through the building envelope and condense inside the cavities of cold walls during winter months. Moisture intrusion is so common, in fact, that the product selected as the continuous insulation in the building envelope should be able to handle the occasional wetting without damage, decreased thermal performance, or a propensity to grow mold. Unfortunately, different types of insulation react to moisture differently. This being the case, understanding the way that a continuous insulation material performs when exposed to water is critical to the design of a building envelope that will function as intended. Mineral wool, for example, is a porous material that is moisture resistant, yet vapor permeable. When it becomes damp or wet, the thermal performance of the mineral wool insulation board will be reduced and the material, when heavy with water, has been known to sag in the cavity or the wall. Once the mineral wool thoroughly dried, its thermal performance will be restored. Closed-cell XPS foam can offer a high resistance to water penetration, allowing it to be used under slab, in below-grade foundation exteriors, inside basement walls, on exterior walls over sheathing, or in green roofs, traditional warm roofs and plaza decks as part of the protected membrane roofing. Polyiso and rigid thermoset phenolic insulation also resist air, water and vapor penetration, which makes them excellent candidates to be the continuous insulation in walls, floors, soffits, structural ceilings and concrete sandwich wall system applications. As previously mentioned, insulated metal panels are designed to serve as an effective air, water, vapor barrier and the joints in the assembly are engineered with a pressure equalized panel joint, allowing these all-in-one envelope solutions to prevent moisture intrusion as well.

Some companies are taking an active role in shaping the future of the built environment and combating climate change by pioneering better technologies and methods of building for a low carbon world. For example, Kingspan has partnered with Ecoalf Foundation, a non-profit organization promoting circular economy, and is taking steps to close the loop by upcycling PET recovered from the Spanish seas and adding them to the manufacturing chain for their insulation products and their insulated metal panels. In 2020, through household and commercial recycling channels, Kingspan recycled 573 million bottles into raw materials for their insulation products and are on track to make this one billion by 2025, increasing the current use of recycled plastic fourfold. This will drive further recycling and upcycling across the business, while reducing the impact of PET on the environment. According to Javier Goveneche, President of EcoAlf Foundation, “Ecoalf Foundation aims to give marine debris a second life and demonstrate the possibilities of a circular economy. Until now, plastic bottles were only being converted into textile products, however thanks to this collaboration with Kingspan, plastic is now being upcycled into building material. We trust that this will be the first of many partnerships to close the loop on plastic pollution.” About its corporate vision and altruism, Kingspan writes, “With the construction industry contributing 30% of all the global waste that goes into a landfill, we take our role in helping to establish a circular economy very seriously. Our recycling and ocean clean up commitments complement our broader goal to accelerate the world toward a more sustainable future.” I N S U L AT E D M E TA L P A N E L S

DESIGN FLEXIBILITY

Insulated metal panels provide design flexibility with varying depth, orientation, reveals and profiles. The

E D U C AT I O N A L A DV E R T I S I N G S E C T I O N

2103APCEU-King.indd 87

4/5/21 9:28 AM


© Kingspan Insulated Panels

Some manufacturers have developed BIM tools that enable architects to easily find and download BIM files that contain an incredible level of detail.

The stunning envelope of the Explore & More Children’s Museum pairs insulated metal panels underneath a combination façade of thin brick and single-skin wall panels.

product can be used as a universal barrier wall behind brick, metal cladding, or other rainscreen products, creating a complete high-performance building envelope with aesthetic and design appeal. C A S E S T U DY

EXPLORE & MORE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM

As an anchor of the new Canalside neighborhood in Buffalo, N.Y., the design of the Explore & More Children’s Museum had to deliver a high-performance building envelope that complemented the brick and wood aesthetic that had been selected for the historic canal harbor redevelopment. The four-story, 43,000-sq.-ft. building, designed by architectural firm Fontanese, Folts, Aubrecht, and Ernst, satisfied the design recommendations and met the superior thermal performance requirements of this Northeastern project by layering insulated metal panels underneath a combination façade of thin brick and single-skin wall panels. Instead of blending into the area with an entirely brick building, the architects used the single-skin panels to create a rainscreen with a distinct textured and industrial design. Construction time was also a consideration. As one of the snowiest cities in the United States, the construc-

tion season in Buffalo is short. Building envelopes must be sealed before those harsh winter conditions blow in from Lake Erie. Constructing the building envelope with an insulated metal panel, instead of several trades who installed subsequent layers of insulation, water and vapor barriers, and more, saved a tremendous amount of time and allowed for swift construction. B I M S O F T WA R E

THE NEW DESIGN TOOL

As products evolve to be higher-performing, more sustainable and more versatile, architects are able to use them to create buildings and building envelopes that are higher-performing, more sustainable and more groundbreaking. Of all the product advancements, perhaps none has done more to unleash an architect’s creativity than building information modeling (BIM). BIM is an intelligent, digital, model-based process of design, where a building is created using one system of computer models instead of separate sets of drawings. The resulting model is a comprehensive digital representation of the physical and functional characteristics of the building. Before BIM, architects were required to define the project in 2-D and communicate design intent across many separate drawings

© Morin

C O N T I N U I N G E D U C AT I O N S E R I E S

instead of consolidating the entire project into a single file driven from a 3-D model. The design process was rigid, sequential, fragmented and fraught with iteration, allowing for many opportunities for miscommunications, misinformation and errors to occur. For example, BIM helps detect collisions between installed systems and equipment and code-compliance issues well before ground is broken on the project. Building product manufacturers can create BIM content that represents their different product families, so that architects can incorporate their products and systems into the project’s 3-D model and, subsequently, secure a place in the construction documentation and in the constructed building. With BIM, one indisputable truth repeated by BIM-using architects around the world is that you get out of it, what you put into it. Which means, if poorly developed BIM files are used to build the 3-D model, the resulting 3-D model may have some issues. Although the process of creating accurate and detailed BIM product files can be a challenge for building product manufacturers, it is also a differentiator. Some manufacturers, for instance, have really leaned into the BIM movement in an effort to help architects and the entire design and construction team create and deliver beautiful buildings that accurately reflect the design intent. Beyond developing quality BIM files, these manufacturers have developed BIM tools, or configurators, that enable architects to easily find and download BIM files that contain incredible levels of detail that are accurate and available in the necessary file format, so that it can be shared with the full design team and any consultants, regardless of the type of software they use. Instead of searching through a vast library of files, with a BIM configurator tool architects can specify the architectural-grade, single-skin exterior wall and roof panel files they need, in the right profile, gauge, color and metal type, and download the exact product configuration that they want. A tool like this puts an impressive palette of panels—containing tens of thousands of options—at a designer’s BIM-savvy fingertips. Looking to the future of building envelopes, architects will be able to use these new tools and new product solutions to design increasingly creative forms that offer new levels of thermal performance.

TO RECEIVE AIA CREDIT: Go to www.thecontinuingarchitect.edu/HPBE-D and login or enroll to take the test.

E D U C AT I O N A L A DV E R T I S I N G S E C T I O N

2103APCEU-King.indd 88

4/5/21 6:33 PM


For Quality and Trust: The Continuing Architect is now .EDU

Continuing education courses when you want it on any device for free. Here are some courses from the Architecture, Design and Building Science Program. www.TheContinuingArchitect.edu

Achieving Green Building Standards With Sustainable Metal Coating Systems. C RE DITS: 1 H SW, 1 L U SP ONSORE D BY: SH E RWIN-WIL LIA MS C OIL C OATING

This course explores options for achieving LEED and LBC credit using sustainable coil and extrusion coating systems for metal building products.

Transportation Alternatives for Sustainable Cities CREDIT S : 1 L U, 1 HS W SP ONSORE D B Y: THYSSE N KRUPP

Recent innovations revolve around how many elevators can be in a shaft and how those are dispatched intelligently. Dual-car systems and multidirectional elevators take this paradigm even further.

Specifying Healthy + Carbon-Smart Materials C R ED I T S : 1 H S W, 1 L U S P O N S O R ED BY: I N T ER FAC E

Organizations like Architecture 2030, AIA and USGBC have focused on reducing operational carbon emissions, shifting some focus to address the challenge of embodied carbon requires wide-spread education on the emerging toolbox available to professionals.

Advanced Waterproofing Solutions with a PUMA System C RE DITS: 1 H SW, 1 L U SP ONSORE D BY: H E NRY

Overcoming waterproofing challenges by utilizing a PUMA system—cold fluid-applied waterproofing—with quick-curing tech provides longterm stability, UV protection, and resistance to impact and scratches.

Meeting Your High Standards: The Continuing Architect (TCA) is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training. ACCET is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.

Performance Fabrics in Sustainable Design CREDIT S : 1 HSW SP ONSORE D B Y: PHIF E R

This course aims to help educate what solar control fabrics are, the content of various fabrics, how they work, and the benefits to a sustainable design in meeting and maximizing goals of occupant health, safety, wellbeing, and sustainability.

TCA-Ad-Template.indd 89

Egress Path Lighting & Emergency Lights ISO 502

TCA is an American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Service Provider (AIA CES).

C R ED I T S : 0. 5 H S W, 0. 5 L U S P O N S O R ED BY: I S O L I T E

www.TheContinuingArchitect.edu

This course discusses emergency light selection and installation according to specific building codes standards. Once installed, these systems must be tested to ensure their efficacy in case of an emergency.

4/1/21 9:42 AM


C O N T I N U I N G E D U C AT I O N S E R I E S

Presented in cooperation with:

B U I L D I N G E N V E LO P E D E S I G N

PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES OF FORM AND FUNCTION Explore several solutions that deliver a distinct aesthetic, while improving the performance of the building envelope. Sponsored by: Azon, Citadel AP, Fabcon, TAMLYN | By Jeanette Fitzgerald Pitts

The Continuing Architect (TCA) is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training. ACCET is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. TCA is an American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Service Provider (AIA CES).

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course explores solutions that enable architects to create distinct building envelopes that don’t sacrifice on the efficient performance or sustainable design considerations. 1.0 AIA LU/HSW

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After reading this article, you should be able to: 1 Explain how incorporating thermal barriers into the aluminum framing in the fenestration of the Crosstown Concourse helped the project become the world’s largest LEED Platinum historic rehabilitation project, while maintaining the integrity of its historic aesthetic. 2 Specify a composite metal panel system that offers the resistance to fire, water, and impact best-suited to the needs of a particular project.

© Nick McGinn, McGinn Photography

3 List the aesthetic and sustainability-related benefits of specifying extruded aluminum trim on an exterior cladding. 4 Describe how the different finishes of structural precast concrete used in the façade of the Ale Asylum were reverse engineered to perfectly match the concept originally pitched and accepted by the city.

TO RECEIVE AIA CREDIT:

• Go to www.thecontinuingarchitect.edu/FandF-D and login or enroll to take the test.

• You can also visit The Continuing Architect website

(www.thecontinuingarchitect.edu) and click the ‘Read for Credit’ banner to access the course and test.

• AIA Course No. FandF-D

A

s architects and clients alike demand the creation of the next new and noteworthy, design teams rely on new product systems and solutions to help them push the boundaries of form and function in the building envelope. In terms of form, architects are designing buildings today in shapes that seemed impossible only a short while ago. For proof, look no further than the Steinway Tower in New York City, called “the most slender tower in the world” or any of Zaha Hadid’s curving masterpieces. In terms of function, the role that the built environment plays on a person’s wellbeing is becoming better understood and the demand to make buildings that support health and wellbeing is on the rise. There is a growing interest in developing zero energy buildings, which are buildings that only consume as much energy as can be produced onsite

through renewable resources. Of course, ways to design historic renovations that can meet modern day standards in terms of efficiency, while maintaining the historic aesthetic, are also hot topics in the design and construction community. This article explores a few solutions that enable architects to create distinct building envelopes that don’t sacrifice on efficient performance or sustainable design considerations. F E N E S T R AT I O N

IMPROVE THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY OF FENESTRATION IN HISTORIC BUILDINGS

Commercial fenestration—in both new and historic façades—is an integration of glazing and the aluminum framing that holds the glazing in place. As architects look to improve the thermal performance of the fenestration, the discussion often revolves around the insulated glazing unit (IGU) installed at the opening, but this overlooks the significant role that the aluminum framing plays in the transfer of heat at the window and how successfully it can be reduced. As a material, there are many reasons why aluminum is the go-to solution for commercial fenestration. It has a high strength-to-weight ratio, excellent structural performance, and narrow

The Crosstown Concourse is the world’s largest LEED Platinum historic rehabilitation project, offering a great example in how historical form can be modified to deliver modern performance. Designed by local firm Looney Ricks Kiss (LRK) in collaboration with the Vancouver office of DIALOG.

sightlines. It also supports many important sustainable design criteria. For example, bauxite, from which aluminum is made, is the third most abundant element in the earth’s crust, and aluminum is 100% recyclable. There is, however, one notable weakness: Aluminum is highly conductive, which means that heat and cold flow easily through it. This quality can undercut the thermal performance of a fenestration system, despite the use of well-insulated IGUs, because the thermal energy can transfer into and out of the building through the framing elements. Luckily, there is a solution. SOLUTION: THERMAL BARRIERS

A low-conductive material called a thermal barrier can be placed into the aluminum framing to interrupt the flow of energy across the assembly, dramatically improving the thermal performance of the fenestration. First incorporated into framing elements in 1970, advancements in the materials and design of thermal

E D U C AT I O N A L A DV E R T I S I N G S E C T I O N

2103APCEU-FABCON.indd 90

4/5/21 6:42 PM


PARTNERED:

PA - ADU Lee Calisti Architecture + Design

TAMLYN

®

Pittsburg, PA

FAMILY. VALUE. SERVICE.

TAMLYN ’s

quality aluminum products come in a wide range of color and design options, allowing builders and architects to imagine beyond the barriers of design for multi-family, single-family and commercial design.

TAMLYN ’s

XtremeTrim® and XtremeInteriorTM enhances modern designs in any enviroment. We are committed to our customers in the building industry, so they can stay committed to the community.

Profile:

XWF

WATER MANAGEMENT

Profile:

JMH / MJR

Profile:

XICLP

Profile:

XOCR / CXF

Profile:

Profile:

XZS

Profile:

RV

Profile:

XOCLP / CALP

FAMILY. VALUE. SERVICE.

| XTREMEINTERIORTM | XTREMETRIM® | XTREMECOLORTM FLASHING | SIDING ACCESSORIES | VENTILATION | METAL FLASHING | CONNECTORS Phone: (800) 334-1676

E-mail: info@tamlyn.com

www.tamlyn.com

• YYMMAP Ads Template.indd 91

RVT

Circle 64

4/2/21 3:34 PM


barriers have continued to improve the overall thermal performance that can be achieved using this technology. For example, the pour-and-debridge polyurethane polymer—often used as a thermal barrier in an aluminum window profile—has a thermal conductivity that is 1,320 times lower than aluminum. This solution works by replacing a conductive metal bridge in the aluminum profile with a true, non-metal, low-conductive, structural material. This replacement creates a genuine thermal break in the structure that improves the insulating abilities of the entire window assembly. Thermal barriers can also be manufactured from high-density polyurethane foam which has a thermal conductivity that is a fraction (approximately one-fourth) of the conductivity of the pour-and-debridge solution. Both types of thermal barrier can be used to satisfy thermal performance requirements of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and ASHRAE/ IES Standard 90.1 and have been rated for use in Miami, Minneapolis and all of Alaska.

The window assemblies incorporate thermal barriers into the framing to improve thermal performance and provide the narrow sightlines that are historically accurate.

© Nick McGinn, McGinn Photography

C O N T I N U I N G E D U C AT I O N S E R I E S

THE CHALLENGE IN HISTORICAL BUILDINGS

One type of project where it is notoriously difficult to improve the performance of the façade, and yet profoundly important, is in renovations of historic buildings. At the heart of the challenge is the demand to improve the thermal performance, without affecting the historically accurate aesthetic, and window replacement projects can be especially challenging. Single-pane historic windows provide minimal thermal resistance and allow for significant heat loss to occur through the building envelope. The metal framing typically has very narrow sightlines, which often need to be perfectly matched for many historic preservation projects. The story of the Crosstown Concourse in Memphis, Tenn. is an interesting example of how the façade of a 1920s building was revamped to achieve incredible efficiency targets, while maintaining the integrity of the original design. The secret was in the thermal barrier that had been incorporated into the aluminum framing in the fenestration.

This aluminum frame contains a high-density foam thermal barrier.

C A S E S T U DY

CROSSTOWN CONCOURSE

Over 90 years ago, in 1927, the Sears, Roebuck & Co. distribution center and retail store opened its doors to great fanfare less than two miles from downtown Memphis. Sadly, the 1.5 million-sq.-ft., 10-story, Art Deco building designed to support the booming Mid-South business of the catalog giant was abandoned in 1993, when the retailer left the 16-acre site. Over the next two decades the expansive structure deteriorated in plain sight without a purpose. Then, in 2010, art history professor Todd Richardson and video artist Christopher Miner began working to encourage the redevelopment of the dilapidated Sears building and simultaneously energize Memphis’ creative community. The idea emerged to transform the behemoth into a “vertical urban village,” which would house a mixture of residences, restaurants, health centers, retail stores, a large YMCA gym, a 500-seat performance theater and even its own high school. The project garnered tremendous community support and construction began on the Memphis Crosstown Concourse in 2015. When its doors officially opened in 2017, it was referred to as “the most interesting adapted-use project in the world.” Designed by local firm Looney Ricks Kiss (LRK) in collaboration with the Vancouver office of DIALOG, the project has also garnered a lot of press. In the article, “Former Memphis Distribution Center Gets Platinum Makeover,” published in Architectural Record, author Deane Madsen dug into the details behind some of the particulars of the design. “When LRK principals Tony Pellicciotti and Frank Ricks first visited the site, the building was in serious disrepair. Since the closure of the distribution center, no money had been spent on upkeep, but the 1920s building itself was in solid shape. Its all-concrete frame had been designed to support live loads of 250 to 300 pounds per square foot. Because of its significant mass, the center was too expensive to demolish. LRK dealt with the scale of the building in

part by creating atria throughout the volume, each with its own character, recycling 54 million pounds of concrete in the process.” The footprint of this project is more than just big. It’s big and green. The Crosstown Concourse also has the distinction of being the world’s largest LEED Platinum historic rehabilitation project. “LEED certification was not a project goal at the outset. Retaining the Sears building garnered significant credit toward certification and incorporating daylighting strategies and recycling concrete put the team well on its way toward achieving not just LEED but LEED Platinum status. Using established best practices and technologies made up the balance, as did the building’s size. Pellicciotti cites the significant thermal mass of the building as ‘an incredible asset in managing energy efficiency,’ contributing to a consumption that is 40% below the ASHRAE baseline.” One major obstacle was determining what to do with the approximately 3,200 windows in the façade. “They were all original steel, single-pane windows, which the National Park Service wants you to save, rehab and reuse because the building is on the National Register,” explained Brett Grinder, a vice president for Memphis general contractor Grinder, Taber & Grinder, Inc. “But we were trying to get LEED credits and get modern energy savings, so that was a big challenge.” As Grinder told Brian Libby at Retrofit Magazine, “The team ultimately found the windows were ‘so damaged that if we tried to remove and rehab them—including the asbestos in the glazing putties— they would have disintegrated.’ Once the decision was made to replace the windows, the project team produced five different mockups to ensure the profiles were exactly the same shape and depth.” The window assemblies selected for the Crosstown Concourse façade incorporated thermal barriers into the framing that also provided the narrow sightlines necessary to maintain the integrity of the

© Azon

E D U C AT I O N A L A DV E R T I S I N G S E C T I O N

2103APCEU-FABCON.indd 92

4/5/21 8:28 AM


Daylighting systems produced with Azon structural thermal barrier technologies—the MLP™ or Dual Cavity—for aluminum windows and high performance glazing components for insulating glass, will yield a fenestration system capable of upholding the highest efficiency and sustainability standards. • Polyurethane polymer with superior insulating properties for the best balance of energy efficiency and performance • NEW: MLP™(mechanical lock profile) and dual cavity designs for fenestration products used in the most demanding climates and conditions • High strength for larger spans—industry’s strongest thermal barrier for aluminum storefront, curtain wall and windows

• AZO/Tec® technical services with expertise in window design

Extreme cold temperatures of -100ºC (-148ºF) will not transfer through an aluminum frame with a modern pour and debridge thermal barrier (and neither will high temperatures in very hot environments)

1-800-788-5942 | www.azonintl.com

Learn about the role of Azon thermal barriers in energy conservation.

Circle 65

• YYMMAP Ads Template.indd 93

3/30/21 9:09 AM


C O N T I N U I N G E D U C AT I O N S E R I E S

historical aesthetic. “The thermal performance that was made possible across the aluminum fenestration, with the help of the pour-and-debridge thermal barrier, allowed us to reach levels we never thought attainable in historic aluminum windows,” adds Chris Dickneite, National Commercial Sales Manager for Quaker Windows. The impressive undertaking has not gone unnoticed in the industry. According to the project’s profile on the LRK website, “Crosstown Concourse is the winner of over 30 prestigious honors, including an AIA Institute Honor Award for Architecture, CNU Charter Award, a National Trust for Historic Preservation Richard H. Driehaus Foundation National Preservation Award, and Architecture Review’s “New into Old Awards Finalist.” M E TA L C O M P O S I T E M AT E R I A L P A N E L S Y S T E M

EXPLORE THE PERFORMANCE OF AN MCM

MCM panels consist of metal skins bonded to a plastic core.

It is also important to consider how the material functions in terms of flame spread and fire propagation. For these fire performance metrics, there are two tests that reveal how the MCM panels will respond in this scenario. They are the ASTM E-84 Standard Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials (E-84) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 285 fire test named the Standard Fire Test Method for Evaluation of Fire Propagation Characteristics of Exterior Wall Assemblies Containing Combustible Components (NFPA 285).

temperature limits within the assembly. Second, the NFPA 285 test evaluates the fire performance of the complete wall assembly—everything from the cladding to the drywall. The components are tested together to determine compliance, meaning that an individual component of an NFPA 285 compliant assembly cannot be labeled individually as “passing NFPA 285.” Third, the test is product specific, which means that when an assembly passes an NFPA 285 test, it only applies to the specific products that were in that assembly. It does not mean that different brands of similar types of products can be assumed to pass.

ASTM E-84

E-84 provides comparative measurements of two key fire performance metrics—the Flame Spread Index (FSI) and the Smoke Developed Index (SDI). The FSI measures the speed at which flames progress across the interior surface of a building. SDI measures the amount of smoke a material emits as it burns. As a comparative test, there is no real “pass” or “fail” result. Instead, depending upon their FSI and SDI performance, materials can be designated as either a Class 1 (Class A), Class 2 (Class B) or Class 3 (Class C).

Class 1 or Class A Class 2 or Class B Class 3 or Class C

Flame-Spread Index (FSI)

Smoke Development Index (SDI)

0-25 26-75 76-200

450 Maximum 450 Maximum 450 Maximum

RESISTANCE TO AIR AND WATER INFILTRATION

Water resistance is important because it’s ideal to keep water out of the deeper components of the building envelope, such as the insulation. Luckily, the combination of aluminum and plastic creates a panel material that is relatively unaffected by water, which makes it easier for the whole façade system to maintain its integrity when installed correctly.

NFPA 285

NFPA 285 is a large-scale wall test that is used to determine the potential for flame spread from one story of a building to another through the exterior wall. A few important items to note about the NFPA 285 test. First, test results are “pass” or “fail” based on an evaluation of the vertical and horizontal flame spread that occurs during the test and conformance with

Specify MCM panels with a high-density phenolic core to create a building envelope that offers superior fire performance and impact resistance.

© Citadel AP

FIRE PERFORMANCE

When discussing how an MCM panel solution responds in a fire, it may be interesting to note that there can be a significant difference from one panel to the next.

© Citadel AP

PANEL SYSTEM

One popular type of cladding used on building envelopes today is architectural metal panels, also referred to as a metal composite material (MCM). MCM products are defined by the International Building Code (IBC) Section 1402 as factory-manufactured panels consisting of metal skins bonded to a plastic core. This cladding solution does not contain insulation and is, instead, attached on top of the substrate, water-resistant membrane and insulation located in the envelope. MCM panel systems are available in field-assembled solutions that can easily accommodate in-thefield changes or fully fabricated systems that arrive complete and ready to be hung. With a field assembled system, all panels and moldings are shipped directly to the jobsite and cut-to-size in the field, which allows them to accommodate last-minute or unscripted changes that may occur during construction. For example, if a window position or wall height changes, field assembled MCM systems can be easily modified to meet the new dimensions of the façade. With fully fabricated MCM systems, the panels must be returned to the fabricator if the size needs to be tweaked. These panels offer a wide range of colors, even custom color options, allowing architects an unlimited palette with which to craft and paint their building envelope. Architectural metal panels are beautiful, durable, and high-performance façade materials that can offer a large degree of customization, but it’s important to know that not all MCM panels are created equal. Manufacturers can use different types of metal and plastic to create the panel. For example, some MCM panels are constructed from two sheets of aluminum encasing a high-density phenolic resin. Others use a lighter weight plastic core. The materials in the MCM can dramatically affect the panel’s performance when exposed to a fire and determine its moisture- and impact-resistance.

E D U C AT I O N A L A DV E R T I S I N G S E C T I O N

2103APCEU-FABCON.indd 94

4/5/21 6:45 PM


specify performance, deliver beauty.

• NFPA 285 / UBC 26-9: Fire Resistance No special FR composition required. Standard composition meets requirements. • ASTM D5420: Impact Resistance Durable phenolic core provides greater protection than plate or polyethylene core. • ASTM D1929: Fire Resistance Meets or exceeds ignition temperature of nearly all competitive MCMs. • ASTM E283, 330, 331: Air, Water, Structural Passed standards with shop-fabricated and budget / time friendly field-assembled systems. • LEED MR 4: Recycled Content Helps contribute towards the effort of sustainable building practices. • 30-Year PVDF / 20-Year Anodized Long-lasting Kynar 500® finishes with cool technology or actual integral anodized metal.

ENVELOPE 2000 Metal Composite Material (MCM)

®

(800) 446-8828 • www.citadelap.com @citadel_mcm

Consumer Direct Care Network Location: Missoula, MT Representative: Tri-Jack Design Products

Circle 66

• YYMMAP Ads Template.indd 95

3/30/21 9:09 AM


C O N T I N U I N G E D U C AT I O N S E R I E S

IMPACT RESISTANCE

Extruded aluminum trim adds design elements and distinction to exterior cladding in residential, multifamily and light commercial projects.

offered great flexibility, custom color options, and all of the different panel transition profiles we needed,” said Wilson. Despite the last-minute tweaks, the installation went according to plan, even during the winter months. EXTRUDED ALUMINUM TRIM

© Citadel AP

ADD DESIGN ELEMENTS TO EXTERIOR CLADDING

The building envelope of Consumer Direct Care Network headquarters is clad with MCM panels in several different colors.

C A S E S T U DY

CONSUMER DIRECT CARE HEADQUARTERS

Today, the four-story headquarters for the Consumer Direct Care Network located in Missoula, Mont. is an eye-catching building clad in Regal Blue, Sky Blue and Silver Gray metal panels. Beyond the tri-color scheme, the panels and the moldings are different colors, which creates a decorative grid pattern across the entire façade of the structure. “We were looking for a façade that was durable and maintenance-free,” said project architect Marie Wilson, AIA, LEED BD+C, of In2itive Architecture of Missoula. The MCM panel system offered a façade solution that met all of the design team’s objectives and attached easily over the insulation for a quick installation. It is interesting to note, that the recently completed building was originally designed to look different. “We made a change very late in the building process, after the windows were already installed,” explained Wilson. “We decided the façade needed more punch, so we changed the color scheme mid-stream.” The MCM system specified for the façade of the Consumer Direct Care Network was field-assembled, which gave installers the ability to make last-minute changes to the panels on the jobsite. “The MCM system

For architects looking to create a distinct and eye-pleasing building envelope, extruded aluminum can be used for trim and detail work on the exterior cladding of single-family, multifamily and light commercial projects. There are so many ways to use this versatile product. Trim can be used to highlight reveals or joints that exist in the façade to add depth and dimension to surfaces constructed entirely from one material, such as fiber cement panels or lap siding. It can also help to blend façades that incorporate multiple materials together, creating a more coordinated aesthetic at the transitions, or highlight certain aspects of the façade to create visual interest. It provides clean, modern lines and distinctive corners. Trim can create vertical or horizontal edges, banding elements, or even complex geometric shapes. In short, there is no short list of the ways that extruded aluminum trim can be used to deliver subtle ornamentation and finishing touches to a façade. “Using trim over panel joints becomes an architectural element and is a way of expressing the joints and defining their deliberate placement. It adds a level of architectural refinement,” says Russell A. Hruska, AIA, principal and co-founder of Intexure Architects in Houston, Texas.

© TAMLYN

Some façades need to be a little tougher than others. The building envelope of a high school, for example, should be able to withstand the occasional bump without being dinged or damaged. The test created by the ASTM to evaluate the impact strength of a plastic material is called the Gardner Impact ASTM D5420. The MCM panels constructed with the denser phenolic core typically perform better on this test than other MCM panels with a less hardy, lightweight plastic. Architects can compare the impact resistance of various MCM solutions in the technical data provided by the manufacturer.

commercial grade façade systems, and even different types of woods. In the past, designers interested in using extruded aluminum trim may have found themselves constrained to a few types of exterior cladding, but today, with the development of profiles that can accommodate materials of varying thicknesses, it is possible to aesthetically trim out almost any type of siding panel or plank product in extruded aluminum. In fact, it has become quite common to use extruded aluminum trim at the transition where there is a change in the type of exterior cladding being used. BENEFITS OF EXTRUDED ALUMINUM

Once an architect has determined that design elements should be incorporated into a building envelope with the use of a trim, they have a few different material options. Extruded aluminum trim offers several advantages when compared with traditional wood trim, galvanized steel and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) including an improved durability and more qualities that support sustainable design criteria. Aesthetically, aluminum trim is commonly made of 6063, which is considered an architectural alloy in the industry. It offers a surface that is much smoother than galvanized steel and it takes different finishes well. Where wood trims tend to be bulky, aluminum trim is sleek and aligns well with the modern aesthetic. In fact, the long list of benefits may explain the increasing popularity of extruded aluminum trim and why it has begun to replace traditional wood 1 × 2 and 1 × 4 trim on single-family homes and is increasingly preferred for multifamily and light commercial structures.

THE COMMON MISCONCEPTION

There is a common misconception that extruded aluminum trim only works with fiber cement panel siding and panel cement lap siding. In truth, extruded aluminum trim can add architectural distinction to a wide range of exterior cladding types including ACM composite panels, engineered wood products,

DURABILITY AND LONGEVITY

When compared with wood trim and galvanized steel trim, aluminum extrusions are more robust and don’t react with other materials. Aluminum also has a longer life than other materials commonly used to trim exterior claddings. Even when subject to optimal

E D U C AT I O N A L A DV E R T I S I N G S E C T I O N

2103APCEU-FABCON.indd 96

4/5/21 8:29 AM


PICKING HARDWARE IS HARD.

PICKING PRECAST IS EASY. Speed, thermal performance & versatility make structural precast the obvious choice. Why is it so easy to work with Fabcon Precast? Because we’ve been perfecting the process for 50 years. Our structural precast panels are designed, manufactured and installed by people who live, breathe and sleep precast. Over the last five decades, we’ve obsessed over every detail—from aggregate colors and formliners to R-values and sequential deliveries. Bottom line, building envelopes don’t get any easier than Fabcon Precast.

See us in action at THINKFABCON.COM

PRECAST WALL SYSTEMS – ENGINEERING – MANUFACTURING – INSTALLATION 800-727-4444 // fabconprecast.com ©2021 Fabcon Precast

Circle 67

• YYMMAP Ads Template.indd 97

3/30/21 9:09 AM


C O N T I N U I N G E D U C AT I O N S E R I E S

conditions, the life expectancy of a wood trim is approximately 20 to 30 years. PVC trims offer a slightly longer lifespan in the range of 30 to 40 years. Both wood and PVC can be undermined by exposure to common outdoor elements. Wood and water have never been a happy couple and PVC trims can fail or underperform when used in extremely hot and extremely cold environments. Aluminum trims are impervious to the elements. They are not negatively impacted by exposure to water, humidity, or extreme temperatures. The inherent strength of the metal enables the trim to prevent swelling and buckling. Aluminum is protected by its own naturally occurring oxide film, so the metal does not rust. In addition, aluminum as a material is fire-resistant and does not combust.

A NOTE ABOUT INSULATION

Most extruded aluminum trim products do not include an exterior insulation and finishing system (EIFS)—a type of building exterior wall cladding system that provides exterior walls with an insulated finished surface—nor are they designed or intended to be used in conjunction with an EIFS or similar system. However, there are a few extruded aluminum trim solutions that do include insulation or can be used with an EIFS. Designers should review each product description to determine whether or not the trim is insulated and to verify that the solution can be used with an EIFS, if that is the intent. C A S E S T U DY

3900 ADELINE MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT

The mixed-use development project called 3900 Adeline in Emeryville, Calif. was one of the many that was temporarily shelved during the housing crash. When it was resurrected in 2010, the financial climate looked quite different than it had before, resulting in a tighter budget for the building that would house 101 rental units on top of 1,000 sq.-ft. of retail space in a transitioning industrial neighborhood. The smaller budget sent the design team at Levy Design Partners back to the drawing board to find a few places to cut costs so that the project could move forward. The building exterior was one of the elements that was dramatically changed. Originally, Toby Levy, FAIA, principal at Levy Design Partners, had designed the building envelope to feature extensive use of metal siding which was replaced with the more budget-friendly cement fiberboard. “Once you make the decision to use mostly cement fiber as the exterior cladding, the question is, how do you make it look a little different and how do

Architect Toby Levy, FAIA, used extruded aluminum trim on this building exterior to develop a façade with clean, modern character, without busting the budget.

you do it to scale?” explained Levy. The answer Levy found was in extruded aluminum trim, which gave her the ability to still deliver the clean, modern lines she originally envisioned, without blowing the budget. Luckily, the trim was available in a wide variety of shapes and sizes that could accommodate the range of thicknesses found across the cement panels, without requiring any custom pieces. “This was not a project where we could have invented our own pieces of trim. It had to be off the shelf,” said Levy. Ultimately, the design used extruded aluminum trim to create distinctive horizontal breaks between the 2-ft.-wide gray cement fiber panels, adding an interesting texture to the exterior cladding. Most horizontal profiles on the market allow for a 1/2-in. reveal. For this project, the design team wanted something bolder and chose a horizontal profile that created a band that was almost 3- in. wide at every level. Corner V-trim pieces were also incorporated to give the edges a thoroughly modern square edge. Getting all the trim from the same manufacturer also helped to keep costs—and construction problems—low. “There’s nothing worse than getting one piece of trim from one place and another from somewhere else. You don’t know whether they’ll take the paint the same way, bend the same, or work the same,” Levy explained. In the end, extruded aluminum trim allowed the architect to add visual interest to the exterior cladding without breaking the bank. P R E C A S T C O N C R E T E PA N E L S

UNLIMITED PALETTE OF PRECAST CONCRETE PANELS

It is rare that a material simultaneously provides a modern, beautiful exterior finish and the structural integrity of the building envelope, but structural prestressed precast concrete can offer a solution that does just that. Prestressed precast concrete panels are produced by placing steel reinforcements in tension and then casting the concrete into a reusable form, where it

© TAMLYN

SUSTAINABILITY

Aluminum is considered a sustainable material for several reasons. Not only is it the most abundant mineral in the earth’s crust, but it can be recycled indefinitely without losing any of its superior characteristics. Made from 75-100% post-industrial and post-consumer scrap. Extruded aluminum trim can also contribute toward earning recycled content points in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating system.

cures in a controlled environment. This differs from site-cast concrete panels which are, as the name implies, cast on-site, subjecting the material to variable weather and restrictive pouring conditions. As a material, precast concrete is not new and has been used in North America since the early 1900s. Today, it is widely used in the construction of a building’s frame and as an architectural cladding, due to its versatility in shape, texture and color. THE COMMON MISCONCEPTION

Although there are countless buildings around the United States showcasing the aesthetic versatility of precast concrete panels, many in the design and construction community have a terrible misconception about this material and that misconception is that, aesthetically, it is only available in shades of gray. Like many misconceptions, this misunderstanding of precast concrete panels originated as a result of what precast concrete used to offer. Years ago, when the precast wall panel was initially launched in a large, commercial sense, it was only available as a gray smooth panel. AVAILABLE COLORS, TEXTURES AND PROFILES

Today, after years and years of architects who loved the strength, thermal performance and speed of construction of the precast concrete panel, but wanted a different color, precast concrete panels are now available in a variety of colors, textures and profiles. Aesthetically, these panels can now complement a wide variety of design intents. Exposed aggregate (local or specialty), different levels of sandblasting, rib and rake patterns, imprints and running bonds, and even cast-in brick are just some of the many patterns now available in neutrals—white, off-white, gray, buff—and wider spectrum reds, greens, blues and beyond. These panels are integrally colored, so that the color reaches deep inside each panel product and is not easily scratched or scraped away. A whole new array of patterns are now available that can deliver

E D U C AT I O N A L A DV E R T I S I N G S E C T I O N

2103APCEU-FABCON.indd 98

4/5/21 8:30 AM


© Fabcon

© Fabcon

The new Ale Asylum brewery features precast concrete panels in four custom finishes.

Structural precast concrete can be used to create a beautiful exterior finish in a variety of colors, textures and profiles.

surfaces that resemble a wood texture or any type of geometric pattern in a vast array of available colors. CREATING CUSTOM COLORS

Sometimes an architect wants something that just hasn’t been created yet. Luckily, with precast concrete panels, any color that an architect imagines can be created in the precast panel. The secret behind developing colors for precast concrete panels is that it can be accomplished by adjusting four basic components—cement, large aggregate, small aggregate and pigment. Tweaking these, artists can create surfaces with depth and nuance in any color—from black to mint green. TRENDS IN PRECAST CONCRETE PANELS

Ten years ago, the trend in precast concrete was in buff colors and earth tones and brimming with the texture of natural aggregates. Today, the trend in building façades is monochromatic black and gray precast panels that may or may not contain black aggregates or tints. Architects are using tints and aggregates to create vivid contrast; bright whites and stark blacks and grays have become increasingly popular. C A S E S T U DY

ALE ASYLUM

Madison craft brewer Ale Asylum has been a fan favorite since opening its doors in 2007. Eventually their reputation caught up with their production capacity and surpassed it. Their 7,500-barrel-a-year capacity paled when compared to public demand. Working with Transcend Architects and Engineers, co-owners Otto Dilba and Dean Coffey unfurled a bold

plan to build a 45,000 sq.-ft. brewery and tasting room capable of rolling out 45,000 barrels of craft beer a year. This new facility puts the brewer firmly in the space of the top three largest breweries in Wisconsin. The exterior façade of the new brewery was constructed from structural precast concrete panels. The load-bearing panels eliminated the need for perimeter columns and helped create more usable and uninterrupted spaces for their brewery equipment layout. In addition, the panels offer impressive thermal performance with R-values of R-24 that keep heating and cooling costs in check, and wide, potentially harmful temperature fluctuations avoided. While the larger space will allow more of Madison’s craft beer enthusiasts to pony up to a table, remaining true to the brand that had brought them so far was of critical importance to Dilba and Coffey. The Ale Asylum brand was built upon elements like distinctive graphics that often featured dark clothing, skulls and other imagery commonly found in the tattoos of rock stars. The nuance even extends to the edgy names they give their beers—Hopalicious, Ambergeddon, Happy Ending and Demento, to name a few. “They came in with a fresh look and an image that’s cool,” explained Jeff Hamilton, president of the Wisconsin Brewer’s Guild. Dilba and Coffey are particular when it comes to making their beer. They were no less particular when it came to the aesthetics of the new facility and supporting their brand. During the design and construction process, architectural renderings that presented the precast concrete building envelope in four different shades of gray and black were approved by the owners and the city. Unfortunately, those colors did not yet exist in the palette of the precast concrete manufacturer. “We essentially developed four custom finishes for this project,” explained Joe Dammann, sales engineer at Fabcon. The precast concrete manufacturer worked closely with the architect to develop the four custom finishes that would make the architectural rendering a reality. Custom blends of aggregates, sealers, tints and an unusual aggregate wash process were all used to

© Fabcon

CO N TC I NOUNI T NIGN U E IDNUGC A ED T IUOCNA T S IEORNI ESSE R I E S

achieve some very specific visual results. “The philosophy of this brewery has always been about the beer and nothing else,” Coffey said. “Whenever we made decisions in the construction of this place, we always asked ourselves which way is better for the beer? So, to see the end result, a building that is all about the beer, it really is a true joy.” CONCLUSION

IN SUMMARY

The possible forms and function of the building envelope are constantly expanding and improving as design methods change and as new products and solutions emerge that advance the level of performance that can be designed and constructed. Here are a few of the key takeaways from this course: • Incorporating a thermal barrier into the aluminum framing that holds the glazing in place can dramatically improve the energy efficiency of the commercial fenestration. This can be an especially powerful tool in a historic renovation because the thermal barrier can be included in aluminum framing that mimics the sightlines of historic window frames, thereby maintaining the integrity of the original aesthetic, while significantly improving the thermal performance of the building envelope. • As an exterior cladding, an MCM panel can provide an incredible amount of flexibility to a project in terms of form and color, while creating a building envelope that will effectively withstand environmental elements such as air, water and fire. • Extruded aluminum trim offers architects a way to add design elements to exterior cladding to further develop the character of the building envelope, in a way that is more durable and with a more environmentally friendly footprint. • Structural precast concrete was once thought to offer limited options in terms of the color and patterns that could be incorporated into the finished exterior. Today, this material is available in a variety of colors, textures and profiles and can be customized to match design intent.

TO RECEIVE AIA CREDIT: Go to www.thecontinuingarchitect.edu/FandF-D and login or enroll to take the test.

E D U C AT I O N A L A DV E R T I S I N G S E C T I O N

2103APCEU-FABCON.indd 99

4/5/21 6:45 PM


specifier’s solution

Insulated Metal Panels

O’Hare Airport Expands Service at New Hangar As American Airlines sought to improve operations and service its fleet efficiently, it embarked on the task of building a new double wide-body aircraft maintenance hangar at Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

CHALLENGE

Dubbed Hangar 2, the 194,000-sq.-ft. facility became the largest on the airfield at O’Hare, which is also the airline’s third-largest hub. The longest-span structure for a maintenance hangar, Hangar 2 features dual entries and allows for more overnight workload capacity and daylight harvesting to reduce overhead lighting throughout the day. It also provides ancillary support functions, including a general back shop, component staging area and storage areas. INFLUENCE

Designers had to deliver a hangar that met the Chicago Dept. of Aviation’s Sustainable Airport Guidelines. In addition, the hangar needed to minimize impact on landing aircraft since it was to be built near active taxi lanes. Since the hangar would be close to a future runway, architects had to ensure the building maintained a low profile while still providing a 70-ft. height clearance to accommodate aircraft being serviced. SOLUTION

Designers selected CENTRIA’s Versawall insulated metal panels to serve as the external cladding for the lower 80 ft. of the outer wall. Construction crews married the Versawall panels to translucent material for the upper 30 ft. to minimize disturbance to aircraft landing systems and reduce light reflection for aircraft coming in on nearby runways. In addition to diminishing landing impact, the translucent panels allow natural daylight to enter the hangar. “The CENTRIA panels’ durability and flexibility of length and thickness allowed us to create more than a big box and have visual details and an aesthetic exterior to make it a comfortable place for employees to come work,” said John Nimry, senior aviation architect with Ghafari Assocs. Versawall panels from CENTRIA are engineered with thermally broken joint-to-joint connections, delivering consistent R-value throughout the vertical surface of the building. This contributes to lowering energy usage and energy costs over the long haul. In addition, the panels are approved by local authorities for fire and wind protection, which was critical for the facility given its location on the airfield.

ADDED LIGHT

The building exceeds expectations by providing natural daylight from the translucent upper panels in a flexible, sustainable space, a critical piece in all new construction at O’Hare.

American Airlines Hangar 2 O’Hare Intl. Airport Location: Chicago Design Team: Ghafari Assocs. PRODUCT SPECS:

While Versawall panels serve as the main exterior façade, architects chose Formawall Dimension Series insulated metal panels to emphasize the hangar doors and compliment the horizontal movements of the doors. In addition, IW-10A soffit panels align with Versawall panels and wrap under the canopy areas to maximize water protection.

100

ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS

2103APSPS03.indd 100

Versawall Panels; Formawall Dimension Series Panels

CENTRIA

www.centria.com CIRCLE 333

PROJECT SPECS

03 10.2014 . 2021

4/5/21 12:47 PM


specifier’s solution

Glass

Clockwork Precision With not a single delivery delayed, the project, which consumed more than 50,000 sq. ft. of glass, was executed with an exactitude of a Rolex watch. CHALLENGE

Rolex Tower in Dallas twists skyward from a tiered garden of reflective pools, native plantings and a hand-chiseled quarry-stone wall. Abruptly staggered at each floor plate to maximize daylighting and views, the building also is designed to accommodate large terraces and garden sanctuaries at each of its eight levels. Achieving the tower’s unique corkscrew design presented numerous challenges. While every building floor was designed as a trapezoid, each took a slightly different shape. As a result, no two corners of the structure are the same. That made it difficult for curtainwall installer, Southern Glass and Mirror (SGM), to frame up the cast-in-place concrete and to design and install the glass curtainwall. To help manage the project’s complex logistics, SGM and Tristar, the glass fabricator, engaged the Vitro Concierge Program, a service created by Vitro Architectural Glass, to deliver success at every step in the glass supply chain for challenging projects.

While Rolex Tower achieves its rotating shape primarily with concrete and stone, Solarban 67 Optigray glass by Vitro Architectural Glass is integral to its fusion of nature and architecture. Gregory A. Oehlers, executive director of architectural sales for Tristar Glass, said the glass was selected for its ability to enhance views while harmonizing with the tower’s landscaping and foliage. “Solarban 67 Optigray glass possesses a very soft blue-gray exterior color, which is very pleasing to the eye,” he explained. “It also has low-exterior reflectivity, and it is extremely energy efficient.” Identifying the right glass for Rolex Tower was a complex process. “A plethora of products were reviewed early on,” Oehlers added. “Once the list had been narrowed to a select few, a full-sized mockup was used for the final selection process, SGM constructed the mock-up simulating a variety of site conditions, which helped ensure the final glass choice was the right one.”

© Tom Kessler

INFLUENCE

coefficient (SHGC) of 0.24 when paired with Optigray glass in a 1-in. IGU. Oehlers said Tristar reserved glass through the concierge program in advance to ensure availability at specific times throughout the project. “The coated glass was sourced from the Vitro Glass plant in Wichita Falls, Texas then fabricated at our location in Grand Prairie, Texas so we could service project needs on a local basis,” he explained.

SOLUTION

To facilitate timely glass delivery, SGM collaborated with Tristar and the concierge program manager to resolve engineering challenges well in advance of order entry. By placing its glass orders with Tristar in the sequence required, they ensured that specified glass products arrived on the job site just as they were ready to be installed.

Solarban 67 Optigray glass and the Vitro Concierge Program were both vital to the success of Rolex Tower. Formulated with a soft, almost undetectable neutral coating that endows buildings with a clean, clear appearance, Solaban 67 glass delivers visible light transmittance (VLT) of 38% and a solar heat gain

In the end, Oehlers said the project, which consumed more than 50,000 sq. ft. of glass, was executed with the exactitude of a Rolex watch. “As a result of all the pre-planning, there were no hiccups and not a single delivery was delayed,” he reported.

03 . 2021

2103APSPS03.indd 101

COMPLEX CHALLENGES

No two corners of the structure are the same. While every floor was designed as a trapezoid, each took a slightly different shape.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

Formulated with a soft neutral coating that endows buildings with a clean appearance, Solarban 67 delivers visible light transmittance of 38% and a solar heat gain coefficient of 0.24.

Rolex Tower, Dallas, Texas Glass Fabricator: TriStar Glass Glazing Contractor: Southern Glass and Mirror PRODUCT SPECS:

SOLARBAN 67 Glass on an OPTIGRAY Glass substrate

Vitro Architectural Glass www.vitroglazings.com CIRCLE 332

PROJECT SPECS

ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS

101

4/5/21 6:53 PM


specifier’s solution

Exterior Panels + Cladding

Pennsylvania College Merges Classic and Modern Schellhase Commons on the Ursinus College campus is home to bustling social activity for students, as well as a welcoming place for prospective students, a gathering space for alumni and a meeting spot for the local community.

CHALLENGE

SOLUTION

In the design phase, Schellhase Commons was envisioned as a 16,800-sq.-ft. addition to Keigwin Hall and would be the product of new construction and renovation. The charge was to maintain the historical nature of the hall and fuse it with the new space, which would house a bookstore, an entertainment area and an admissions suite with meeting rooms.

Metalwerks crafted a unique solution to meet this challenge using Econowall and Arcwall. The rainscreen panels were adapted to address varying miter conditions and incorporated the multiple colors desired in a classic manner. Both rainscreen wall systems are flexible in design. The panels are dry-set with interlocking longitudinal joints, serving as a continuous insulation and water and air barriers.

INFLUENCE

Architects needed a building envelope solution for Schellhase Commons that would be both classic and modern, tying the history of the current building to the new section. In addition, custom sizes of metal wall cladding were needed for the building, ones that would turn corners and wrap horizontally or vertically without adding significant cost to the project.

Schellhase Commons at Ursinus College Collegeville, Pa. Design Team: Bernardon

Metalwerks finishes products after fabrication, so small quantities of custom colors are able to be produced. Post-finished spray-applied fluoropolymer coatings provide finished edges to corners and metal seams that integrate effortlessly. For Schellhase Commons, the finishing process allowed the architect’s vision to come to life by applying custom colors to smaller sections of each product.

PRODUCT SPECS:

Econowall; Arcwall

Metalwerks

www.metalwerksusa.com CIRCLE 331

PROJECT SPECS

HISTORIC MEETS MODERN

At Schellhase Commons, the goal was to maintain the historical nature of the hall and fuse it with the new space, which included a bookstore, an entertainment area and an admission suite with meeting rooms.

102

ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS

2103APSPS03.indd 102

03 10.2014 . 2021

4/5/21 6:53 PM


specifier’s solution

Flooring

Unique Spaces at Science World Science World’s iconic, geodesic dome from Expo 1986 is a well-known Vancouver landmark. And with approximately 700,000 visitors a year, the science center is one of its most popular attractions. CHALLENGE

Science World offers experiential learning in a variety of galleries and circulation spaces with different themes that require a unique look and feel. Good design is key to creating a positive experience for visitors, and material choice is equally important in creating spaces that offer long term performance with enhanced flexibility. INFLUENCE

Jodie Braaten, senior exhibition designer for Science World, oversees and manages the design of exhibition and gallery spaces throughout the building. Galleries range from quieter, focused learning in the natural history and tinkering spaces to higher energy, interactive experience in the Eureka physics gallery. She says, “When I’m designing the galleries, it is important to me that they look and feel different. We don’t change flooring very often because it’s quite an undertaking. So, I’m always looking for versatility in the products I’m selecting to have a lot of design flexibility.”

CHILDREN=NOISE

Where there are a lot of children, there is a lot of noise. Because Science World encourage playful exploration and its largest visiting demographic is children, mitigating noise throughout the space is important.

Because of the museum’s complex structure, she first considers the flow of visitors as they travel throughout the space. She says, “Flooring is essential to me because I’m creating direction and highlighting specific areas of the galleries through pattern and color. It’s subliminal in a way, using design to lead them in a certain direction and draw sightlines to different areas.” SOLUTION

Braaten recalls the impact of changing the flooring in the second circulation space. It’s a large space, and she advocated for years to convince people it was worth the sizable investment of replacing it. The original installation was sheet goods, and the flooring could not be selectively replaced to hide more than a decade’s worth of wear and tear. ADDED BENEFITS

A longtime fan of nora rubber, Braaten chose nora’s modular flooring for this replacement so that individual tiles could be swapped out as needed. And the result? “To change the flooring is everything,” Braaten says. “People really ‘got it’ once they saw it installed. You can view the space from above, and people could see that the patterns and colors I chose— as well as how the tiles were installed—created movement and flow in the space.”

With an average number of 2,000 visitors per day, and a maximum capacity of 5,000, Science World puts its flooring to the test. Color and patterning are important, but the design team also specifies nora and Interface carpet tile because of its durability and ease of maintenance.

Science World Vancouver, B.C., Canada Design Team: Science World PRODUCT SPECS:

nora rubber Carpet Tile by Interface

nora rubber

www.nora.com CIRCLE 330

PROJECT SPECS

03 . 2021

2103APSPS03.indd 103

ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS

103

4/5/21 1:05 PM


specifier’s solution

Doors/Entry Systems

Doors Offer Enhancements to Yankee Stadium

YANKEE STADIUM

Schweiss Doors was called upon to supply five bifold liftstrap doors as part of the offseason enhancements project at Yankee Stadium before the 2017 season. Doors were installed at three different locations.

In 2006, construction started on a new $2.3 billion stadium adjacent to the historic Bronx ballpark, which closed in 2008, giving way to the new stadium at the start of the 2009 season, and ultimately renovations in 2017.

TOYOTA TERRACE

The Toyota Terrace features a full bar and food offerings, as well as USB outlets for charging phones and tablets. Both of these Schweiss Doors, measuring 21 ft., 10 in. × 9 ft., 2 in. are clad in hightech brushed aluminum.

CHALLENGE

Any of the Yankees’ legends, including Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Roger Maris or Mickey Mantle, would be thrilled to step into the batter’s box at the new park, which underwent numerous enhancements during the months leading up to the 2017 season. SOLUTION

Among the retrofit improvements are five bifold lift-strap designer doors from Schweiss Doors. The largest of the custom doors measures 27 ft., 5 in. wide × 11 ft., 4 in. tall. Two more doors are 23 ft., 4 in. × 9 ft., 2 in., and two more measure 21 ft., 10 in. × 9 ft., 2 in. All five doors are fitted with electric photo eye sensors, black liftstraps, manual latches and alike-keyed opening and closing switches. Four doors are clad in a high-tech brushed aluminum to blend in with the façade whether the doors are open or closed.

AT&T SPORTS LOUNGE

The AT&T door is clad in wood and tile, so when closed, it blends into the façade and closes off the bar and TV area inside.

One of the stadium doors performs at the AT&T Sports Lounge at the mezzanine level on the left field line. The AT&T door is clad in wood and tile on the outside and when it is closed, you can’t tell it is an operational door. Two additional concession/bar areas, with two doors each set at right angles, are located in the right-center field and left-center field areas on the Triple Zero level. Paul Wassenbergh, senior project manager and director of interiors preconstruction for Hunter Roberts Construction Group of New York, which was awarded the off-season enhancement project, was part of the Construction Management team that procured and managed the installation of the doors. The actual installation work was performed by AJ Garage Door & Service of Oakdale, N.Y. Exterior cladding was applied to the doors by Barrett of Danbury, Conn. “The Yankees were looking for a bifold door,” says Wassenbergh. “[Schweiss] bifold doors are heavy duty, very solid and functional. They will be a longlasting solid piece of equipment that I don’t ever see failing. I like how easy they are to use.”

104

ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS

2103APSPS03.indd 104

FRANK’S REDHOT TERRACE

Two bifold doors measuring 23 ft., 4 in. × 9 ft., 2 in. are set at right angles to each other at the new Frank’s RedHot Terrace. All of the doors have keyed-alike opening and closing switches and electric photo eye sensors. This open-air location offers a view of the game from the outfield, as well as a unique look at the action in the bullpens.

Yankee Stadium Bronx, New York City General Contractor: Hunter Roberts Construction Group PRODUCT SPECS:

Bifold Liftstrap Designer Doors

Schweiss Doors www.bifold.com CIRCLE 329

PROJECT SPECS

03 10.2014 . 2021

4/5/21 7:00 PM


specifier’s solution

Exterior Panels/Cladding

SMOOTH AESTHETIC

The eight-story structure is clad in Dri-Design 0.080in. aluminum wall panels. Perforated panels also were installed to enclose AC units.

Bronx Housing Project Gets Custom Clean Look Low-income families and people with special needs can take advantage of the specially constructed units in New York City.

CHALLENGE

The $27 million, 78,000-sq.-ft. building opened in May 2015. Designed to LEED Silver standards, the building has 84 rental units and 21 parking spaces. The Mother Arnetta Crawford Housing project in the Bronx, N.Y., would have an entirely different look if it followed the original plans for a brick and block structure. Research brought the construction team to a new material and appearance. INFLUENCE

Rella Fogliano and Joseph Breda, president and principal of Pelham, N.Y.-based Macquesten Development, respectively, thought this low-income housing building could be much more to the community.

The eight-story structure is clad in 0.080-in. aluminum wall panels in Dark Gray, Medium Gray, Light Gray, Cloud Gray and Cream. Dri-Design perforated panels also were installed to enclose air-conditioning units. “We liked the metal for its smooth, luminous aesthetic, as well as a way to avoid the many pitfalls of a brick rainscreen,” Fogliano said. Dri-Design wall panels create a true dry joint pressure equalized rainscreen system. They are not constructed with caulk, sealant or gaskets like competing products, so buildings do not have material stains and streaks. These manufacturing characteristics also add to the sustainability of Dri-Design products. Available in various metal materials, colors, profiles and sizes, Dri-Design capabilities are far-reaching.

SOLUTION

“Joseph and I researched Dri-Design products and applications. The design goal was clean modern lines and the use of custom colors. Dri-design offered both,” says Fogliano. Macquesten Development also served as the panel installer.

03 . 2021

2103APSPS03.indd 105

“We enjoy working with partners like Macquesten because they recognize the capabilities and qualities of metal,” says Brad Zeeff, president of Dri-Design. “Dri-Design goes beyond what other metal manufacturers can do, and we appreciate when someone calls on us to turn a basic idea into something that can change a community.”

NOT ACCORDING TO PLAN

The original plan for the 78,000-sq.-ft. building called for a brick and block structure and having an entirely different look.

The Mother Arnetta Crawford Housing Bronx, N.Y. Architect: Michael De Pasquale PRODUCT SPECS:

Dri-Design Wall Panel System

Dri-Design

www.dri-design.com CIRCLE 328

PROJECT SPECS

ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS

105

4/5/21 12:54 PM


specifier’s solution

Windows

DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH

Architect Todd Stone considered the building a diamond in the rough. Yet, he never abandoned his dream of restoring the property and reawakening its past.

East Side Fire Station and Branch Library Sioux Falls, S.D. Design Team: Stone Group Architects PRODUCT SPECS:

Custom Windows

Weather Shield Windows www.weathershield.com CIRCLE 327

PROJECT SPECS

Historic Windows Light Up Sioux Falls Fire Station and Library The Sioux Falls East Side Fire Station and Branch Library was constructed in 1916 and co-occupied by the city’s first motorized fire truck crew and its first satellite branch library. Despite opposing requirements for loud vs. quiet, the public servants shared the space until the 1960s. CHALLENGE

Architect Todd Stone,  and principal for Stone Group Architects, had always considered the building, located in Sioux Falls’ Heritage Park, to be a diamond in the rough. Over the years, as it slowly faded into disrepair, he never abandoned his dream of restoring and reawakening its past character. INFLUENCE

Stone’s vision became reality in 2017 when a decision by city officials allowed him to purchase the property just as his firm was beginning to outgrow its headquarters. His tenacity eventually placed the oneand-a-half-story building on the National Register of Historic Places and earned it the 2020 Sioux Falls Mayor’s Award or Historic Preservation. During the early days of the renovation, the architect began the lengthy process of applying for historic

106

ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS

2103APSPS03.indd 106

window approval, which can be one of the most critical and challenging aspects of the process. While restoration of the property forged ahead, window design negotiations were ongoing.

beautifully. The round-topped window located on the upper level of the front entrance presented the most obstacles for Stone, but he saw only potential in that grand feature.

SOLUTION

Stone noted, “One of the biggest challenges was getting an accurate radius measurement to meet National Historic Society expectations. Ultimately, with guidance from the Weather Shield team, the specifications were met, and their team got to work on the design.”

The role that natural light played in Stone’s overall design scheme—to bring the outside indoors—placed particular emphasis on the window design. The architect chose to source all 36 windows through Weather Shield, the only firm that could meet the stringent criteria for replication. For all 36 windows, they were able to use the American fir interior and black exterior frames— all custom-sized to fit each opening, which allowed the existing historical trim to remain in place. They installed special brick mold on the exterior that matched the building’s original wood brick mold

The hefty glass replacement components were shipped in five pieces, which were joined with wood spacing pieces and secured by a single piece continuous arch 20-ft. aluminum trim fit over the top. The end result was a sleek, elegant glass expanse that allowed the outdoor light to pour in.

03 10.2014 . 2021

4/5/21 12:55 PM


specifier’s solution

Conveyance

Passenger Experience Transformed in Barcelona’s Metro Stations The 128 escalators and 52 elevators installed in the 15 new stations complement the more than 600 escalators and elevators already installed on Line 9.

CHALLENGE

SOLUTION

Barcelona Metro is inaugurating 15 stations with the commissioning of Barcelona Metro Line 9 linking Zona Universitaria Station with Terminal 1 at El Prat Airport. Line 9 connects the airport with the eastern areas of the city, and also has stations close to various public services such as the university, hospitals, tourist attractions, Camp Nou Stadium and the Fira de Barcelona tradeshow facilities in l’Hospitalet.

ThyssenKrupp was selected by Infraestructures de la Generalitat de Catalunya to provide, install and service of the new units. All elevators and escalators feature an intelligent, machine learning control system enabling real-time information on any situation of the stations. This control system learns in accordance with rush hours, arrival of the trains and the number of passengers in order to optimize the movement of elevators. It therefore contributes to increased service quality and reduced energy consumption.

INFLUENCE

Infraestructures de la Generalitat de Catalunya provided and installed intelligent vertical and horizontal transportation equipment for the new metro stations, contributing to make the new line one of the most efficient in the world, addressing the mobility of passengers inside the stations with the same care as between stations. The new stations are prepared to take on large influxes of people, with close to 30 million passengers estimated to travel annually along this route. In addition, these innovative entrances have been adapted for people with reduced mobility.

ThyssenKrupp supports cities around the world with innovative solutions meeting the requirements of urbanization, making them the best ever places to live. “We want to jointly address the challenges of urbanization with our customers,” says Dr. Oliver Tietze, head of the elevator business in Europe and Africa. “It is essential to find new solutions for innercity transport which save time and reduce the consumption of energy and environmental resources.” “We are proud to have contributed to this important project,” says Jorge Estévez, CEO of thyssenkrupp Elevator in Spain, “by providing cutting-edge technology for the entrances to this line, which at some points circulates at a depth of 90 meters.”

GOING PLACES

Intelligent vertical and horizontal transportation equipment were provided for the new metro stations, making it one of the most efficient in the world.

Barcelona Metro Barcelona, Spain PRODUCT SPECS:

thyssenkrupp Vertical and Horizontal Transportation Equipment

thyssenkrupp

www.thyssenkrupp.com CIRCLE 326

PROJECT SPECS

03 . 2021

2103APSPS03.indd 107

ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS

107

4/5/21 1:14 PM


specifier’s solution

Windows

Past to Present Historic motorcycle factory converted into affordable housing features high-performance windows with insulating spacers.

CHALLENGE

Originally built in 1890, the building is famously known as the Indian Motorcycle’s former manufacturing mill facility. The company is credited with producing one of the first motorized bikes, and is considered to be the premier manufacturer of motorcycles in the racing industry. The vehicles also provided agile transportation to U.S. troops in World Wars I and II. They were distributed nationwide until the 1950s, and in 2011, the brand was reintroduced. The Mason Square Apartments II at Indian Motorcycle project, located in the McKnight National Historic District of Springfield, Mass., offers low-income residents affordable rental housing without compromising aesthetics, performance or comfort. Part of a local area redevelopment program, the adaptive reuse and renovation project converted the former factory into 45 apartments including one-, two- and three-bedroom units. The property is listed on the U.S. National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places. INFLUENCE

Mason Square Apartments II’s owner and developer, First Resource Development Co., recognized the need to preserve the building’s architectural legacy. In addition, it celebrated the property’s significance to the community by incorporating “at Indian Motorcycle” as part of the official name. “With every project we are mindful of neighborhood history; we are committed to building on the positives that each unique history conveys to a community,” said First Resource’s president Gordon Pulsifer. “We also look to the future, serving as a catalyst for improvement and change.” SOLUTION

Vacant for decades, the 55,000-sq.-ft., five-story, brick building’s tall, arched windows had been boarded up for years. Today, the 4-ft. × 8-ft. openings feature Diamond Windows & Doors’ high-performance, double-hung windows with Technoform’s warm-edge insulating glass spacers. Beyond contributing to the building’s energy efficiency and the residents’ comfort, the windows were designed to match the property’s historic architecture. To retain the building’s historic aesthetic and enhance its modern performance, First Resource worked closely with The Architectural Team and NEI General Contracting. Existing masonry was repaired, and the former factory’s massive interior timber beams were retained. The large window openings

108

ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS

2103APSPS03.indd 108

also were preserved, and approximately 1,300 new, high-performance, double-hung units from Bostonbased Diamond Windows & Doors were installed. “This was a historic project requiring the windows to pass muster with National Parks and Massachusetts State Historic Agencies,” explained Technoform’s Matt Fralick. “Diamond was chosen due to our expertise in replicating the historic look and feel of the building and specifically, the windows,” said Erik Tseng, Diamond’s project manager. “We were also able to engineer the opening/window interface to reduce labor costs and provide a significant enhancement to energy performance and building envelope performance.” Diamond Windows & Doors’ installed its 8000 Series Commercial double-hung windows. Technoform’s 0.25-in.-wide rigid bar, plastic hybrid stainless steel warm-edge spacers provided the important thermal break between the panes of glass in the insulating glass unit, to minimize unwanted heat loss. Along with increased energy performance, the warm-edge spacer also improves condensation resistance. Fralick added, “Minimizing condensation lowers the opportunity for mold and mildew, which supports good air quality, health and wellness.” Further contributing to the windows’ thermal performance, the IGUs are fabricated with a clear Solarban 60 solar control, low-E glass by Vitro Architectural Glass and argon gas fill. The high thermal performance of the new windows supports First Resource’s energy-efficiency goals.

BACK TO LIFE

The adaptive reuse and renovation project converted the former factory into 45 apartments, and is listed on the U.S. National Park Service’s National Registry of Historic Places.

The Mason Square Apartments II at Indian Motorcycle Project Springfield, Mass. Design Team: The Architectural Team, Inc. (TAT) PRODUCT SPECS:

Warm-Edge Insulating Glass Spacers

Technoform

www.technoform.com CIRCLE 325

PROJECT SPECS

03 10.2014 . 2021

4/5/21 12:58 PM


Explore

www.arch-products.com

Case Studies

Highlighting the products, materials, and systems behind the architecture. No other editorial source prioritizes the architectural solutions that are enabled by products. Beyond the metrics—R-value, U-value, kWh—product choices can transform architectural spaces, and real-world ‘proof-of-use’ case studies offer insight into ‘proof-of-performance’ realities.

Product Advances

Stay current with the product, material and system developments that are shaping design. These brief, relevant, editorially-written and curated items keep you on the forefront of architectural advancement.

Browsability

Sort by product category, building type, company name, or trends such as energy efficiency, design & health, resiliency, material transparency and net zero buildings.

Updated Daily

Fully Responsive

New articles are added daily by our editorial staff and offer objective perspectives on realworld solutions.

Take us on the go with you. The website is fully responsive and optimized for viewing on all of your devices.

Timely and relevant. Editorial that follows the trends shaping architectural advancement, from resiliency, material transparency and design assist, to high-efficiency and net zero buildings.

Follow

Be the first to know when the next digital issue goes live, get each issue’s editorial highlights, as well as links to exclusive content just by following us on Twitter: @arch-productsmag | Facebook: archproductsmag | Instagram: archproductsmag | Linkedin: archproductsmag | Pinterest: archproductsmag

• 2001 ArchProd Ads.indd 93

3/30/20 3:52 PM


CREATING ENVIRONMENTS WHERE PEOPLE CAN SHINE™

Resources for further product + material consideration

Azo-Core™ by Azon Ultra-low u-values*

• 0.25 U-value with double low-e insulating glass

• 0.14 U-value with high

performance triple glazing

*achieved through actual testing

high-density foam, the ultimate thermal barrier for aluminum framing

SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION

TRANSLUCENT PANEL SKYLIGHTS

CONTROL GLARE & HOT-SPOTS

product

literature Circle 70

Circle 73

616.355.2970 | dri-design.com

DEFINE SPACE WITH A WARM LINEAR RHYTHM Linear designs, interpreted here with WoodWorks® panels, bring a sense of order and warmth. Look to Armstrong for the broadest range of design choices, including our new 24/7 Defend™ portfolio. Explore all the possibilities at armstrongceilings.com/healthyspaces armstrongceilings.com/woodworks

Circle 68

Circle 71 ArchProducts_Cnvrtd1_9FreeLitDiest_BeldenBrick_Apr21fin.indd 1

Circle 74 3/2/2021 2:43:14 PM 42575 Architect 1/9th Page Lit Ad WA Ironworks May Issue.indd 1

YOUR LOCAL PRECAST PARTNER

Our patented Z Box allows for visual enhancement, especially for panels with varying depths, for a seamless and integrated detail for the entire wall system.

PRECAST WALL SYSTEMS – ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING – INSTALLATION 800-727-4444 // ThinkFabcon.com

Allentown, PA | Mesa, AZ 800.468.1441 | www.atas.com

Circle 69

©2021 Fabcon Precast

Circle 72 ArchProducts_Cnvrtd1_9FreeLitDiest_BeldenBrick_Apr21fin.indd 2

2101APPlit02.indd 110

3/25/19 9:50 AM

Circle 75 3/2/2021 2:43:36 PM

10.2014

4/2/21 10:20 AM


advertiser index

From Rendering to Reality...

Find us everywhere. #morincorp

Arcat www.arcat.com

NEW

45

Architectural Products www.arch-products.com

109

AGC Glass North America www.agcglass.com

14

Koala Kare Products www.koalabear.com

19

Landscape Forms www.landscapeforms.com

52, 53

LG Air Conditioning Technologies www.lghvac.com

54, 55

MorinBIM.com CUSTOMIZED ON-DEMAND BIM OBJECTS

With Morin Architectural Metal Wall & Roof Systems, creative building design knows no bounds. Morinnovative, Morintegrated, Morinspiring.

Armstrong Ceiling & Wall Solutions www.armstrongceilings.com

Over 25 integrated profiles, and a wide choice of colors, corners, perforation options, and natural metals. Create and specify your own custom look. Mix ‘n’ Match wall profiles - Integrity, Matrix and Pulse Series feature a common interlocking joint

HQ / East Bristol, CT West Fontana, CA South DeLand, FL www.morincorp.com

T: 1-800-640-9501 T: 1-800-700-6140 T: 1-800-640-9501 #morincorp

Circle 76

Box Rib 2 Wall panel systems in 12 variations for ultimate design flexibility

PAC-CLAD.COM | INFO@PAC-CLAD.COM Circle 77 PAC Box Rib_2_1_9_pg_AP.indd 1

3/9/2021 2:23:27 PM

Madrax www.madrax.com

73

ASI Group www.americanspecialties.com/bod

31

Major Industries www.majorskylights.com

110

ATAS International, Inc. www.atas.com

39, 110

Maxxon www.maxxon.com

29

Azon www.azonintl.com

93, 110

Modernfold www.modernfold.com

17

41

81, 110

Morin www.morincorp.com

83, 111

Móz www.mozdesigns.com

63

61

Bison Innovative Products www.bisonip.com

10

R.C. Musson Rubber Co. www.mussonrubber.com

Bobrick www.bobrick.com

23

NanaWall www.nanawall.com

9

Bradley www.bradleycorp.com

75

Petersen Aluminum www.pac-clad.com

6, 111

Citadel Architectural Products www.citadelap.com

95

QuietRock (PABCO Gypsum) www.quietrock.com

Dri-Design www.dri-design.com Dura Coat Products www.duracoatproducts.com Fabcon Precast www.fabconprecast.com

25, 110

79

97, 110

Ruskin www.ruskin.com

67

Schweiss Doors www.bifold.com

111

SlenderWall www.slenderwall.com

13

3

Siplast www.siplast.com

BC

Glen-Gery www.glengery.com

2

Tamlyn www.tamlyn.com

91

The Continuing Architect www.thecontinuingarchitect.com

89

Trex Commercial Products www.trexcommercial.com

IBC

Hanover Architectural Products www.hanoverpavers.com

11, 15

4

Hohmann & Barnard www.h-b.com

27

Trim-Tex www.trim-tex.com

65

Invisible Structures www.invisiblestructures.com

32

Wausau Tile www.wausautile.com

51

Kalwall www.kalwall.com

65

Wooster Products www.woosterproducts.com

59

ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS

2101APPlit02.indd 111

5

Feeney www.feeneyinc.com

Gordon Incorporated www.gordon-inc.com

Circle 78

60

67

Belden Brick Company www.beldenbrick.com

PAC PRECISION SERIES

Lorin www.lorin.com

Arriscraft www.arriscraft.com

Banker Wire www.bankerwire.com

NEW

IFC-1, 71, 110

111

4/5/21 7:05 PM


last detail: architectural leader

BRONX POINT

© S9 Architecture

While with S9 Architects, Sablan was involved in designing the 542-unit affordable housing Bronx Point with accessible community facilities, retail on a waterfront property and the site of the soon-tobe first ever brick and mortar Hip Hop museum.

Accolades for a Young Activist 2021 Whitney M. Young Jr. Award recipient is fighting social justice on several fronts. Pascale Sablan, , ,  , wears quite a few hats these days. Perhaps best known for our Beyond the Built Environment organization, promoting the work of architects of color and women, she is the acting historian for the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA), NOMA President-Elect for 2021 and board member of the American Institute of Architects, N.Y. (AIANY). The architect is now proudly wearing yet another hat: recipient of the AIA 2021 Whitney M. Young Jr. Award. “Whitney M. Young was such an inspiration to me because he came to the AIA in the 1968, gave the keynote,” and effectively challenged

112

ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS

2103APLSD.indd 112

the profession’s lack of involvement in the fight for civil rights and social justice. “Twelve individuals from that audience were inspired and became the founders of NOMA. I talk about Whitney M. Young as the power of the podium. He challenged the profession and a group of those people who were inspired changed the trajectory of my life completely.” Sablan, who recently moved over from S9 Architecture to IJ Associates, launched her innovative program as a series of “Say it Loud” exhibitions in various cities where minority designers were invited to submit for the opportunity to showcase themselves as architects. Each event was typically accompanied

by associated programming such as panel discussions, keynotes and networking events. After the live event, Sablan would transfer all the content to Beyond the Built website where it started becoming a resource for journalists, educators and students. When COVID-19 hit, the entire program moved online where it currently hosts the work of some 400 minority architects nationwide. “I had gathered all this content and wanted to amplify it even more. That is when I created the dismantling injustice action item, “Say it with Media,” where I’m asking media publications to do an audit of how much of their content is featuring

women and people of color and committing to increase their content 5% each year until 15% is reached,” she explains. Sablan points out just 2% of registered architects in the U.S. are black and 9% are non-black people of color. She suggests a few reasons for this lack of representation such as the cost and time it takes to become an architect, teachers discouraging students and the negative way architecture is viewed in these communities. “When they see scaffolding, when they see a new project going up, it really is a signal of the erasure of that culture, of that community and gentrification,” she says.

Pascale Sablan, , ,  , Beyond the Built Environment founder and recipient of the 2021 AIA Whitney M. Young Jr. Award, is leading the fight for social justice and diversity.

During her tenure at S9 Architects, she was involved in a few community-building projects. For the Cleveland Foundation Headquarters, the design for this HUD, predominantly black community created public access to a park and community spaces, thereby delivering a new amenity and community zone for the people of that district. Sablan also helped design the affordable housing Bronx Point. Soon to host the first brick and mortar Hip Hop museum, community facilities and retail on a waterfront property, she describes the project as “really leveraging the podium and the program to be for the people. With Hip Hop as the design concept for the building,

we’re embedding the culture of the Bronx into the built environment. I’m really proud of that.” In terms of the Black Lives Matter movement, Sablan notes that NOMA has been fighting for justice for the environment for many years, so this activism is not new to her. However, the attention and awareness that is happening industry wide is new and appreciated. “The weight of dismantling that injustice should be taken on by everyone,” she says, such as “assigning to others to head up inclusion committees, or creating an organization’s statement of injustice or making the office more equitable.” —Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

03 . 2021

3/31/21 4:14 PM


CUSTOM RAILING SOLUTIONS ARCHITECTURAL RAILING • ALUMINUM RAILING • ORNAMENTAL METALS trexcommercial.com © 2021 Trex Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Trex® is a federally registered trademark of Trex Company, Inc., Winchester, Virginia

• 2103 AP Ads Template.indd 300

Circle 79

4/6/21 9:59 AM


CLIE JOB 2021

TRIM LIVE BLEE COL

PUB CON Gary gred

Tim tshe

Laur llenk

RELE INSE

L O W ODOR R OOF ING. NO W T H AT ’S A BE A U T IF UL T HING. With a very low odor signature, liquid-applied Siplast Paraflex Roofing offers a high-performance solution for sensitive environments. It’s also low VOC and isocyanate-free, making it the perfect roof to pick.

SIPLAST.COM

Circle 80

• YYMMAP SIPL-21-001Ads Siplast_Low Template.indd Odor_ArchProducts_01mg.indd 301 1

4/2/21 3/8/21 10:22 5:24 PM AM

Profile for Construction Business Media

Architectural Products - March/April 2021  

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

Architectural Products - March/April 2021  

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

Recommendations could not be loaded

Recommendations could not be loaded

Recommendations could not be loaded

Recommendations could not be loaded