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  • 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...
  • The basics: The 1970s-era Henry M. Jackson Federal Building in Seattle underwent a major renovation in 2011 that included upgrading the building's monolithic glass to a more efficient and secure glazing system. The 35-story building features about 50,000 square feet of insulating glass units with low-emissivity glass and argon fill. Windows on the first 20 floors also feature blast-resistant...
  • The basics: Architects of the National Museum of American Jewish History, located on the famous Independence Mall in Philadelphia, created a building that has an aesthetically appealing, open design that also provides security, according to officials from APG International. The $150 million, 100,000-square-foot museum, with a $6.5 million enclosure contract, features a blast-resistant exterior...
  • The basics: The 40-year-old, 12-story 400 Market St. office building in Philadelphia received an energy makeover with the conversion of its existing single-pane windows to triple-glazed insulating glass units. Windows on the 200,000-square-foot building were upgraded with the Renovate by Berkowitz window retrofitting system. The RbB system was installed in 50 working days at 400 Market St., two...
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