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  • The basics: The newly renovated departure area at Italy’s Palermo International Airport features glass-fronted counters and glass partitions in the rear workstations, providing transparency and creating an open environment for passengers. The players:Architect, Umberto Berti and Paolo Monesi, Italy; general contractor, Cutini Group S.r.l., Italy; counter designer, CdP Design Studio,...
  • Then Ray Adcox and his team of glaziers from John Ulrey’s Glass & Mirror in Seymour, Ind., won the bid for the 4,000-square-foot Irwin Union Bank project, they anticipated a lofty challenge.“In looking at the blue prints we realized this project had something we had not seen before: channel glass,” says Adcox, project manager for the contract glazier. “Of the other...
  • Architects for the Milwaukee Public Market in Wisconsin used about 8,150 square feet of exterior glass to illuminate the shopping areas with natural daylight.Maximizing transparency, however, made controlling solar heat gain and ultraviolet light critical in the food market setting, says project architect Paul Rushing, associate for Kubala Washatko Architects Inc. in Cedarburg, Wis.“We had...
  • The basics: The dark blue-clad 285,000-square-foot Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis features a range of custom glazing that maximizes daylight in gathering spaces and provides views of the Mississippi River and the city’s historic waterfront structures. The $125 million building opened in June. The players:Architect, Jean Nouvel, www.jeannouvel.com, Paris, Architectural Alliance,...
  • Davis School District in Kaysville, Utah, stepped boldly into the 21st century with its new 353,000-square-foot Davis High School completed in August 2004 at a cost of $32 million. The sleek, high-tech facility replaced one built in 1914 with 17 additions added over the decades. A key design goal of project architect Boyd McAlister of VCBO Architecture in Salt Lake City was to create a small...
  • A break-the-mold new school required a bold, innovative design, and that’s what Denver School of Science and Technology got. DSST is a charter school and the first of four demonstration schools intended to serve as a model for future Colorado public schools. Project architect Sam Miller of Klipp, Denver, designed the 65,000-square-foot building as a learning laboratory for students, filled...
  • Roger Ludlowe Middle School in Fairfield, Conn., represents an ideal integration between architecture and the surrounding topography. Completed in September 2003 at a cost of $38 million, the 200,000-square-foot building sits on an undulating, downward-sloping campus shared with Fairfield Ludlowe High School. Eran Chen, design principal of Perkins Eastman architects in New York, used the variable...
  • “A lot was done to make it inviting. It’s an institutional building with more of a campus look.”—John Myers, technical services executive, Harmon Inc.C.W. Bill Young Center for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases, Bethesda, Md.The basics: New construction of an 84,000-net-square-foot research facility with biosafety level 2 and 3 laboratories and animal care areas...
  • The new Ballard Library of the Seattle Public Library system pays homage to the neighborhood’s Scandinavian and maritime roots. The daringly sleek structure with soaring roof and 7,000-square-foot glass curtain wall also has won kudos for being on the vanguard of environmentally friendly construction. The 18,400-square-foot building, which opened in May 2005 and cost $10.9 million, was...
  • Manhattan’s Eastern skyline has a striking new resident, the Joan and Joel Smilow Research Center on the New York University School of Medicine campus. The 235,000-square-foot, 16-story biomedical laboratory facility, built to support research involving cancer, cardiovascular biology, neuroscience and infectious diseases, was completed in May 2006. The first major addition to the campus of...
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