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Apr 8, 2011
Chairman of the Board Marjorie K. Simmons assumes CEO position, making SHW Group the only firm in the AIA Large Firm Roundtable to appoint a woman to this leadership position
Apr 5, 2011
Architect Zaha Hadid  is in high demand these days, designing projects in Hong Kong, Milan, and Seoul, not to mention the London Aquatics Center, the swimming arena for the 2012 Olympics. But one of the firm’s smaller clients,...
Apr 5, 2011
Global design firm Populous announced that its master plan for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, has taken first place in a competition to design the development. Over 198 hectares will be built into the existing city,...
Apr 5, 2011
Ron Rael, assistant professor of architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, is not a fan of the 700-mile series of separation barriers that have been erected between the United States and Mexico. So he re-envisioned the wall...
Apr 5, 2011
Mortar Net Weep Vents guard weep-holes against blockage by many types of insects or debris, and new Mortar Net With Insect Barrier adds another layer of defense inside the wall-cavity.
Mar 30, 2011
In 2005, the Chinese government announced its target to reduce energy consumption per GDP unit by 20% by the year 2010. After a multi-billion investment, that target has been reached. The Chinese Climate Protection Program’s goal to...
Apr 5, 2011
Zero and net-zero energy buildings are seen by their advocates as crucial to the effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and America’s reliance on carbon-based fuels. But what are the technical, social, political, and economic...
Mar 29, 2011
Chicago’s iconic Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) is set to become a massive solar electric plant with the installation of a pilot solar electric glass project.