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  •  “Libraries are always thought of as depositories of knowledge, but we wanted it to be more of a learning and interactive experience.”—Robert Miller, architect The basics: The 18,400-square-foot Ballard Library in Seattle, that opened in May 2005 and cost $10.9 million, received green recognition from the American Institute of Architects of Washington, D.C., in large...
  • Read part one, part two and part three of the e-glass Special Series on immigration.In the Nov. 28 edition of e-glass weekly, several company managers reported that their immigrant workforce has helped them get through the growing labor shortage in the glass industry. However, industry representatives warn companies need to take all appropriate steps to ensure they hire legal immigrant...
  • The basics: The 8,375-square-foot, $1.4 million expanded entry lobby enclosure to the 200 W. Madison office building in Chicago features all-glass walls and an all-glass roof. Completed in November 2005. The players: Architect, Powell/Kleinschmidt, Chicago; contract glazier, Harmon Inc., Eden Prairie, Minn.; glass supplier, Viracon, Owatonna, Minn.; system supplier, Novum Structures LLC,...
  • Read part one and part two of the e-glass Special Series on immigration.Q & A with Jim Wendorff Officials from Viracon of Owatonna, Minn., announced Nov. 14 that the company received a $284,000 grant to start the Special Incumbent Worker Training Program aimed at its immigrant workers. In partnership with Riverland Community College in Owatonna, Viracon developed a program addressing...
  • “We used a combination of clear and some frosted [glass], because we wanted both plenty of views and light emitting from the inside. The combination helps create the tones and textures we wanted with it.”—Gary Fowler, principal, Thompson, Ventulett, Stainback & Associates The basics: The $290 million, 500,000-square-foot Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta opened in November 2005...
  • 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...
  • Managing director and executive vice president of sales and marketing, Traco
     Education: 2001, executive master of business administration, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.; 1987-91, studied applied history and industrial management at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh.   Career: 2004-present, managing director and executive vice president of sales and marketing, Traco, Cranberry Township, Pa.; 2001-04, vice...
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