Curtainwall & Glazing

Long Beach Airport in California features energy-efficient, low-E glass.

Destination: Long Beach Airport

Described as a destination, as opposed to a transportation hub, the modernized 46,000-sq.-ft. Long Beach Airport project features energy-efficient, low-E glass from Oldcastle Building Envelope. Thanks to HOK’s linear design, and photocells integrated into the lighting system, electrical lighting is automatically adjusted in response to daylighting, thereby reducing HVAC demand and creating an appealing, daylit environment.


The View Is Great from Up Here

Scheduled to open in March 2017, the 43-story Museum Tower is expected to earn LEED Silver certification. The residential high-rise houses 394 one- and two-bedroom apartments, 10 penthouses, a rooftop plaza and the Mint Museum. Rule Joy Trammel + Rubio (RJTR) designed the high-rise to complement the contemporary architecture of the existing Mint Museum, and help transform the city into an iconic centerpiece of the Queen City.


Dining Center Mimics Northern Lights

The Univ. of Alaska Fairbanks planned a 34,000-sq.-ft. addition to, and renovation of, the Wood Center to expand the dining facility and create a campus destination. Architect Perkins+Will wanted to create a building that was visually interesting and inviting to passersby while so comfortable, occupants were happy to stay put, regardless of the season. The original building did little of either. Mentioning its few small, punched windows, Devin Kleiner, project architect, associate at Perkins+Will explains: “They were sitting nooks. It was one of the first things we talked about. The students wouldn’t sit near the windows, even if it were warm enough. It was a psychological thing.” The Perkin


Modern Touch Gives Duke a New Crown Jewel

Add a more modern, yet respectful addition to the campus’ Gothic Revival architecture with the design of the Penn Pavilion at Duke University in Durham, N.C. Duke regularly ranks among the top 20 best universities worldwide. The spacious campus consists of over 250 buildings. Some are organized along urban principles, some are scenically embedded in the picturesque parks and gardens of the university. Students call it a “Gothic Wonderland.”

The building was inspired by the company’s shoe factory. The owner wanted a building shaped like a mill.”

Shoe Company’s Headquarters Put in Motion

During the planning stages of the company’s new office headquarters, Jim and Anne Davis, owners of New Balance Athletic Shoe, wanted a building that reflected what their company was all about: speed, motion and high performance. “It was a fun project, a great project,” says Mark Sardegna, AIA, LEED AP, vice president of Elkus Manfredi Architects in Boston. “We were approached by Jim and Anne Davis to help design their fourth headquarters building since the ’70s, all in this neighborhood. They are very committed to the Brighton Landing neighborhood and have transformed their company into a huge success. They’re not Nike, they’re not Reebok, but they’re one of the best and they have the only A


Neighborhood Diversity

A big compliment to architects is hearing that one of their building designs has become a recognizable landmark. That is the case for architects at the Los Angeles office of Arquitectonica Intl. Corp., who designed the 12-story, 138,512-sq.-ft. Olume multifamily residential building in San Francisco’s Mission District with a unique multi-layered cube-like metal façade. Arquitectonica was brought in to redesign the façade of the building after the project’s entitlement process had been completed. “We were asked to re-think the exterior,” said architect Ilon Keilson, who shared project management duties with architect Leon Cheng, AIA, of Arquitectonica. “This building is located on a prominent

The panels are arranged in groups of three, with two of each group moving on rails behind the fixed element in a telescopic manner.

House of Cards

The Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) is widely acknowledged as one of the finest universities founded anywhere in the world. This reputation attracts top students from across the globe to Lausanne, Switzerland, with the campus situated to the west of the city center. In the required new buildings and refurbishments, the institution places a consistent emphasis on iconic constructions in order to also develop the architectural charisma it needs to prevail in the globally competitive university sector. The extension of the existing Institute for Mechanical Engineering (ME), designed by Dominique Perrault, which was merged with the Centre for Neuroprosthetics (CNP) and founded in


Curtainwall Crowns Construction Equipment’s Display

When renovating its Tampa branch to upgrade the facility and corporate office, Flagler Construction Equipment wanted a creative way to display its products. Large in scale, Flagler’s products include giant excavators, backhoe loaders, pipe layers and compactors. An effective outdoor display area required a well-defined space large enough to showcase heavy-duty machines and trucks while complementing the renovated building. Flagler wanted its renovated building and product display area to help articulate its new business approach, which includes adding better systems, better technologies and better management tools to provide an exceptional customer experience. Because the original building w