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  • The basics: The $27 million redevelopment of the historic Castle Rock Apartments in Normandy, Mo., included installation of more than 1,100 energy-efficient replacement windows. The 200,000-square-foot, four-story, castle-like structure was originally built in the 1890s as a hospital, and was converted to apartments in 1982. The project's financing included federal and state historic preservation...
  • The basics: Okanagan College's Jim Pattison Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Technologies and Renewable Energy Conservation in Penticton, British Columbia, is a net-zero building designed to meet the needs of trades people, site managers and construction workers who are skilled in the practices of sustainable building. It includes classrooms, workshops, administrative offices,...
  • The basics: Just five months after a category F4 tornado hit this Henryville, Ind., school, students returned to a newly reconstructed facility with replacement entrance and window systems. The original elementary and secondary school buildings featured entrances and windows from Kawneer and Traco. "Of all of the window and door units throughout the buildings, only one window unit was lost in the...
  • The basics: Commissioned by the Alaska State Council on the Arts, Osman Akan’s permanent glass sculpture, “Fragmenta,” opened for viewing in June 2012 at the new Alaska State Crime Detection Laboratory in Anchorage, according to a Studio Osman Akan release. Fragmenta is 20 feet tall, 25 feet deep and 100 feet long, and consists of stainless steel dichroic glass tiles. The sculpture was designed...
  • The basics: Glass artist and Seattle native Dale Chihuly joined with the Seattle Center to create a glass installation located at the base of the Space Needle in Seattle. It includes the existing arcade building, which is now the exhibition hall, a sculpture garden and a glass house as the centerpiece of the project. Chihuly populated the space with a combination of artworks from early in his...
  • The basics: The Moderne, a luxury high-rise and mixed-use development in downtown Milwaukee, Wis., is scheduled to be completed in September and will be the city’s tallest structure west of the Milwaukee River, according to a Kawneer Co. release. The 30-story high-rise incorporates a variety of window-wall and curtain-wall products in the tower’s façade, which features continuous horizontal and...
  • The basics: The West Hall dormitory at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock was designed for efficiency and sustainability. The project, which received Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program, features highly energy-efficient, insulating windows, and an HVAC and lighting system designed to maximize energy performance,...
  • The basics: Colorado State University presented a challenge to architectural firm Studiotrope: create a sleek, modern glass cube that served as a new student study space for its Morgan Library expansion and also achieved a minimum of LEED Silver accreditation. Architects for the Morgan Library Study Cube used dynamic glass on the West-facing wall of the glass cube to manage heat gain and glare...
  • The basics: The 149,350-square-foot, five-story Department of Environment and Natural Resources office building is one of three sustainable structures to make up the new Green Square Complex in Raleigh, N.C. The sustainable development project also includes the Nature Research Center and the Museum of Natural Sciences. According to officials from Juba Aluminum Products, materials in the DENR...
  • The basics: In April, officials from The James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Pa., dedicated The Edgar N. Putman Event Pavilion, an all-glass structure extending into the north side of the Museum's Patricia D. Pfundt Sculpture Garden. The museum occupies the site of the former Bucks County Prison, built in 1884. Although much of the prison was torn down in 1986, remnants of the old stone...
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