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Feb 23, 2011
The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) and Kawneer Company, Inc. announced the winners of the “Schools of Tomorrow” student design competition. The Kawneer-sponsored competition, now in its fifth year,...
Feb 23, 2011
Mattel is introducing Architect Barbie this fall, following a campaign that started in 2002 to give the iconic blond a design job. The doll comes in a signature pink outfit, but if she's truly hoping to pass an an architect, shouldn...
Feb 21, 2011
Electric-red decorative metal columns from Móz Designs were used in the Art Deco-inspired lobby bar and reception center at the 3.2-million-sf Planet Hollywood Towers resort on the Las Vegas Strip.
Feb 18, 2011
When Kansas City Power & Light planned renovations for its new office space, the company targeted LEED certification, and actually achieved LEED Gold. A Tate access floor system helped them meet this goal.
Feb 18, 2011
The C.T. Terrell Prison near Houston was retrofitted with a 238T roofing system by Architectural Building Components. The new roof consists of 181-foot panels of 24-gauge Galvalume Plus Steel installed by Supreme Systems Inc., Dallas.
Feb 18, 2011
A modular elevator was added to the Jesuit High School in Carmichael, Calif., as part of the private college preparatory school’s modernization project.
Feb 17, 2011
Nearly 650 gallons of StoGuard was applied to the SOF Aviation Battalion Education Center at Lewis-McChord Air Force Base, in Washington state.
Feb 17, 2011
The new Cherokee Casino in West Siloam, Okla., features a design with lots of floating clouds between soffits and radius columns with light coves. To achieve the design’s many radius applications, Green Country Interiors, Tulsa, Okla...
Feb 17, 2011
Located in Canada’s “Valley of Aluminum,” the University of Quebec à Chicoutimi’s new arena features a distinctive metal roof, which curves over one of the facility’s structural walls. The school, known for...
Feb 15, 2011
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey hopes to squeeze a hotel with about 150 rooms in the space between the old TWA terminal and the new JetBlue building. The old TWA terminal would serve as an entry to the hotel and hotel lobby,...
Feb 15, 2011
The LA Unified School District, under the leadership of a new facilities director, reversed course regarding prototypes for its new schools and engaged architects to create compelling kit-of-parts schemes that are largely prefabricated.
Feb 15, 2011
A $35 million makeover turned a crumbling, four-story parking garage in downtown Tacoma, Wash., into a new six-story mixed-use building with 68,000 sf of class A office space, 32,000 sf of storefront office and retail space, and a 28,000-...
Feb 15, 2011
After Hurricane Katrina wreaked havoc on the Superdome’s exterior walls, the home of the 2010 Superbowl-winning New Orleans Saints needed to be repaired, waterproofed, and upgraded aesthetically.
Feb 14, 2011
FieldTurf was selected by John F. Kennedy International Airport to equip areas around its approach runways and taxiways with 300,000 sf of Air FieldTurf synthetic turf.