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  • The basics: Hospitals spend more than $6 billion a year on energy, and their reliance on energy-intensive equipment and high demand for air recovery and circulation consume about twice as much energy per-square-foot as a typical office building, according to a PPG press release. Selecting the right glazing was critical, not just for energy performance, but to achieve the clear glass aesthetic the...
  • The basics: San Francisco’s City College Chinatown/North Beach campus has operated from more than 30 different locations during the past 30 years, but its newest location stands out. Architects originally wanted to place a sculpture in front of the 14-story building, located on Washington and Kearny streets. Space constraints and city zoning laws prevented them from doing so, prompting designers...
  • The basics: The $500 million, 55-story Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Toronto tower greets guests and residents with an impressive glass curtain-wall façade, providing magnificent city views from every room. Glass selection was a crucial part of the project, as it was important to architects that the Four Seasons fit the Yorkville neighborhood, an area without many tall buildings, and...
  • The basics: The new Juniper Networks corporate campus in Sunnyvale, Calif., includes two 8-story, 318,000-square-foot office buildings—2A and 2B—that will house research and development, and laboratory spaces for the quickly growing Silicon Valley Internet company. The building façades combine an expansive curtain wall, punched windows within tile on thinshell precast, and strip windows. The...
  • The basics: The Hazelden Center for Youth and Families helps individuals and families struggling with addiction and substance abuse transform their lives. The Center in Plymouth, Minn., recently added a new building and renovated an existing building. The architects for this addition and renovation project chose glass from several companies to achieve advanced daylighting, energy efficiency and...
  • The basics: Architects for the two-story, 18,000-square-foot SunNFun recreational facility in Sarasota, Fla., wanted to create a pool space that stayed cool but also offered direct access to the beautiful Florida weather. To accomplish this, architects designed three 20-foot sections of the eastern facade with impact-resistant folding glass walls that allow residents to enjoy the weather while...
  • The basics: Erected in the recently opened North Carolina Veterans Park in Fayetteville, the all-glass veterans’ memorial is a striking testament to the remembrance of U.S. soldiers. Rising 10 feet in the air and almost 5 feet wide, the piece of art is etched with a quote from former governor of North Carolina, Thomas W. Bickett. While the monument itself pays homage to fallen soldiers, the use...
  • The basics: Minnesota's 24,000-square-foot, two-level Lakewood Cemetery Garden Mausoleum has a simple, yet elegant, exterior clad in rough-textured gray granite, white mosaic marble and glass. The interior is flooded with light that filters through skylights and lantern windows, creating a calming and meditative atmosphere. To connect mausoleum visitors to the outdoors, designers used...
  • The basics: Penn State’s recently opened Millennium Science Complex features cutting-edge design and high-performance materials that meet its multi-use demands and environmental standards. The $215 million, 275,600-square-foot MSC houses the University's premier research organizations. Completed in 2011, the building was initially planned as two separate buildings, but architect Rafael Viñoly...
  • The basics: The $7 million, multi-purpose Mustang Stadium at Stevenson University in Owings Mills, Md., features about 2,700 square feet of solar-control glass that provides clear hilltop views of the surrounding community while reducing the stadium’s energy use. When designing Mustang Stadium, lead architect Andrew Kulp faced the challenge of bathing the interior of the building in light while...
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