Snapshots: Great Glazing

  • The basics:  Opened in March 2016, Ace Hotel New Orleans transformed the 1928 Art Deco, nine-story Barnett’s Furniture building into a 234-room boutique hotel with a vintage-inspired interior. The 184,000-square-foot, mixed-use hotel and retail center combines two historic buildings with a new, four-story structure. The project called for multiple window solutions including hurricane...
  • The basics: The new chapel at St. Luke's Meridian Medical Center in Meridian, Idaho, offers a place for comfort, quiet reflection and spiritual care for patients, families and staff. All St. Luke's locations have chapels to address the spiritual needs of patients, families and staff, but in 2010 Meridian's chapel space was reallocated for patient care due to lack of space. In 2012 a group of...
  • The basics:  Completed in August 2016, the Palacio de Congresos y Exposiciones de Segovia, Spain, is the city’s new convention center, housing an 800-seat auditorium. Once a royal hunting palace during the 17th and 18th centuries, the convention center now features an architectural glass façade combined with the original materials of stone and slate. The new façade incorporates more than 500...
  • The basics:  Owned by the government of Korea, the new 12,100-square-foot Land Development Exhibit Building in Seoul exemplifies the forward-thinking building performance encouraged by the country. Design goals for the government, which will interact with developing countries doing business in Korea, included showing sustainable practices and incorporating energy-efficient products into...
  • The basics: The Westfield Terminal 2 project at Los Angeles Airport is a $300 million renovation featuring a new design that "reflects the energy of LA's on-the-go culture," according to designers. A major challenge was completing renovations on schedule with the terminal open and operational during construction. Airport security also complicated the project, and locations for work constantly...
  • The basics:  The 101,500-square-foot Bill and Melinda Gates Hall, home to Cornell University’s Computing Science and Information Science departments, was primarily shaped by a constricted lot as well as the desire to add drama and character to this area of the campus. While the high-performance façade is a focal point of Gates Hall with its unitized glass curtain wall system and perforated...
  • The basics: Ludlow House, a Soho House & Co. members’ club in a former gold leaf factory located in New York’s Lower East Side, features textured glass partitions as part of the entrance and reception design. Reflecting the playful energy of the Lower East Side, Ludlow House was designed by Soho House & Co.’s in-house team. Soho House was founded in London in 1995 as a private...
  • The basics: The Sherman and Joyce Bowie Scott Hall is a 110,000-square-foot, $75 million research building on the campus of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. A new home to nano fabrication, the Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation and the Biomedical Engineering Dept., the facility houses labs, office space, a cafe and a 10,000-square-foot cleanroom.The architects chose high-...
  • The basics: The 66,000-square-foot, two-story Porsche dealership in Davie, Florida, is one of the largest of its kind. When building a dealership, Porsche provides criteria for how the overall space should function, specific design elements and approved products. FSMY Architects worked with the owner, Penske Automotive Group, to meet these criteria.“The new Porsche look incorporates a curved...
  • The basics: In May 2014, Mall of America embarked on a $325 million expansion project, the most significant construction project for the Mall since its opening more than 20 years ago. A new grand atrium and entrance, which includes a smart glass skylight, creates an impressive focal point for the expansion and makes space for larger events. The expansion also features a 342-room JW Marriott hotel...
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