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  • The basics: With a focus on using local, sustainable and energy-efficient building products, architects transformed a Wausau, Wis., warehouse that once held an auto parts store into Red Eye Brewing Co. Expansive windows and doors, with low-emissivity glass, highlight the 6,000-square-foot brewery and restaurant.The players: Architect, River House Architects Ltd., Schofield, Wis.; general...
  • The basics: The new $104 million Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine is a 144,000-square-foot facility and laboratory for stem cell research built adjacent to the University of California at San Diego campus in Torrey Pines, Calif. The facility features innovative architectural elements and mechanical systems designed to drive collaboration and scientific productivity, and also improve...
  • The basics: Sarasota Memorial Hospital is undergoing a $250 million dollar, two-phase expansion project that will include energy-saving window systems, according to a Key Glass LLC release. The first phase of the expansion includes a three-story addition to the Critical Care Center and was completed in June 2011. The second phase is a nine-story Patient Bed Tower consisting of seven moderate-...
  • The basics: The 835,000-square-foot, $417 million Columbia St. Mary's in Milwaukee opened in October 2010 and marks the largest hospital construction project in Wisconsin, according to a Linetec release. The 312-bed hospital's exterior features an aluminum rainscreen system to provide protection against the harsh winter climate and high winds of Lake Michigan. The rainscreen system also assists...
  • The basics: The Wyoming Highway Patrol is using electronically tintable glass to manage solar glare and heat gain at its newly built Torrington Port of Entry station north of Cheyenne, according to a release from Sage Electrochromics. The Torrington Port of Entry serves as a weigh station for the Department of Transportation, and Port of Entry agents ensure highway safety by monitoring commercial...
  • "The clock tower is an excellent example of how renewable energy can contribute to a larger vision; how technology and design can enhance each other."—Mary Gallagher, altPOWER senior project manager.The basics: The new clock tower at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is a landmark entry art piece highlighted by a vertical row of custom green building integrated photovoltaic modules. The...
  • The basics: Located adjacent to the Los Angeles Staples Center and the Nokia Theater, the L.A. Live Tower and Residences is the first skyscraper to be built in downtown LA in almost two decades, according to officials from Enclos Corp. The mixed use building, with hotel, residential, conference and retail space, is enclosed in several notable glazing systems, including a unitized curtain wall...
  • The basics: The center of Bristol, England, is being reinvented with the largest mixed-use development to have been built in the city for 20 years. The centerpiece of the Finzels Reach development is Bridgewater House, an office development centered around a five-story, three-sided glass atrium. The atrium is designed to bring maximum light to each intermediate floor. Bridgewater House...
  • The basics: Toledo Public Schools' new Hawkins Elementary School is the area's first "green" school, designed to earn Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program. The school is part of the Toledo Public Schools' Building for Success program, which will rebuild or renovate more than 50 area schools during a 12-year period. Built...
  • Employees from JE Berkowitz fabricate glass for the Barnes Foundation Museum. The basics: A large engineered glass wall serves as a central design element for the Barnes Foundation Museum's new location in Philadelphia. The wall features large laminated insulating glass units that weigh more than 2,000 pounds. The two-story, 93,000-square-foot building includes 12,000-square feet of...
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