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  • Specified Systems Inc., www.specifiedsystems.com, was ranked No. 39 on the 2012 Top 50 Glaziers list, up from No. 44 in 2011. With annual sales of between $10 million and $15 million, the contract glazier saw sales increase 5.8 percent from 2010 to 2011. Headquartered in Canonsburg, Pa., the company has two U.S. locations and between 42 and 59 employees.  Photos by Phillip Sams...
  • The basics: The Lynn University Remembrance Plaza in Boca Raton, Fla., features a structure of six glass prisms built to memorialize four university students and two professors who lost their lives on Jan. 12, 2010, when a 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti. The students and faculty were part of a group that went to Haiti in as part of the Journey of Hope, one endeavor in the university's tradition of...
  • The basics: The Mercy Corps headquarters in Portland, Ore., has been designated a 2012 Top Ten Green Project by the AIA's Committee on the Environment in part thanks to its advanced, energy efficient curtain-wall system, and to the use of electrochromic glass, according to a release from Guardian Industries and officials from Sage Electrochromics. The global relief organization took over an...
  • The basics: The University of California-Berkeley's Li Ka Shing Center for Biomedical and Health Sciences facility, opened in January, is a sustainable facility designed for openness and collaboration. Clad in glass, metal and terra cotta, the five-story, 200,000-square-foot facility meets California' stringent performance requirements, including seismic ratings, as well as sustainable design...
  • The basics: The Utah County Convention Center in Provo, with 46,740 square feet of sellable meeting space, is a green complex, designed to achieve silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program. The project had a rigid time schedule for installation of the ample glass and panel systems.The players: Architect, MHTN; general...
  • The basics: The new 692,000-square-foot, 292-bed United Hospital Center in Bridgeport, W.V., was designed to maximize patient comfort, staff and operational efficiencies, and flexibility, according to architect representatives. The players: Architect, Gresham, Smith and Partners; general contractor, Balfour Beatty; glass fabricator, Viracon; glazing framing supplier, United Architectural Metals;...
  • The basics: The new Midland States Bank headquarters in Effingham, Ill., is a four-story, 77,100-square-foot building that houses the bank's administrative, operations and finance divisions. The building features an extensive glass exterior that provides daylighting throughout the bank, and a lobby atrium that gives an open feel to the common areas, according to The Redmond Company. The interior...
  • The basics: The recent major construction project at the San Antonio Military Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, added about 700,000 square feet of new hospital space, and included the renovation of 280,000 square of existing medical space, a new Central Energy Plant, and a new parking structure with a total of nearly 5,000 new parking spots, according to Clark/Hunt. Total project costs are...
  • Photos courtesy of Haley-GreerThe basics: Texas Children's Hospital Neurological Research Institute has reshaped the heart of the Houston Medical Center with its iconic aluminum and glass twisted tower, according to officials from Haley-Greer. The northwest corner of the building was designed and built to mimic the spiral of DNA. The twisted tower concept required significant time in engineering...
  • The basics: A translucent glass canopy fronts the new U.S. Embassy in Valletta, Malta. The site plan for the embassy compound is organized around Bronze Age and Roman archeological remains discovered during excavation, and the central courtyard features many of these found artifacts. The glass canopy presented an opportunity to introduce modern design elements to complement the traditional...
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