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  • The basics: The Anne Arundel (Md.) Community College’s Truxal Library recently received a major renovation that included installation of a custom decorative glass façade. The façade on the LEED Gold-certified project was designed to regulate interior lighting and temperature, while offering an eye-catching design.The façade features a silk-screen design on the lower floor of the building with “...
  • The basics: Architects for the new Genesis Centre of Community Wellness in northeastern Calgary, Alberta, looked to a dichroic glass facade to achieve two important functions: provide an eye-catching exterior for the complex's central building, and regulate thermal transmission. The 225,000-square-foot, $120-million complex features multiple indoor and outdoor sports facilities, meeting areas, a...
  • The basics: The General Services Administration, the federal government’s largest real estate manager, renovated its Washington, D.C. headquarters as part of its Smart Building Initiative to incorporate new sustainable technologies in some of the government’s most energy intensive buildings. Part of the historic building's large open courtyard now features a seven-story addition, including a six-...
  • The basics: Architects of the Terminal 5 renovation at Chicago O’Hare International Airport looked to decorative glass for nearly 4,000 square feet of interior walls and partitions. The designers were looking for a durable, cost-effective solution to create panels that offered privacy and visual appeal."We were looking for durability ...without going over budget." said Tim Ozog,...
  • Photos by Anice HoachlanderThe basics: New York University’s Constance Milstein and Family Global Academic Center in Washington, D.C., is the school’s most recent addition to its global network of teaching and research centers. Hickok Cole Architects specified unitized curtain wall for the all-glass building façade, enhanced with an eye-catching vertical glass fin system. The vertical glass fin...
  • The basics: By considering its impact on the environment and human performance, architects of the new San Francisco Public Utilities Commission headquarters held sustainability and the federal employees who would occupy the building as key considerations during the entire design process. SFPUC, or 525 Golden Gate, features a sophisticated glass and concrete building envelope that is expected to...
  • The basics: The Kamakura Shirts store at 400 Madison Avenue in New York City sports an aluminum façade replicating a traditional raised-panel wood storefront with large, inviting windows. The facade offers a visual of the client's brand, with an appearance of quality and sophistication, as well as clear views of the inviting interior.The players: Architect, Kaneko Architects; general contractor,...
  • The basics: Sustainability was top of mind for architects of the new ambulatory care clinic at the University of Iowa Health Care facility in Coralville. The clinic addition matches the eco-friendly design of the overall medical campus, utilizing custom vertical sunshades and low-emissivity glass that offers light and comfort to occupants, without a dark exterior tint.The players: Architect,...
  • The basics: Salt Lake City’s 335,000-square-foot Public Safety Building features extensive glass that contributes to its status as the first public safety building designed as a net-zero energy building. The northwest-facing all-glass facade of the building features a serpentine glass curtain wall that slopes from one wing to the other. The glass complements the modern style of...
  • The basics: One of the most prominent features of the new three-story 70,000-square-foot Navitus Health Solutions office and call center building, located in Grand Chute, Wis., is its extensive use of glazing inside and out. The office building features an expansive glass façade as well as interior glass surrounding offices and conference rooms. The use of glazing and taller ceilings expresses...
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