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Mar 15, 2011
The 14th Annual Building Team Awards recognizes newly built projects that exhibit architectural and construction excellence—and best exemplify the collaboration of the Building Team, including the owner, architect, engineer, and...
Feb 23, 2011
The Society for College and University Planning asked its members to voice their thoughts on the possible death of academic libraries. And many did. The good news? It's not all bad news. A summary of their members' comments appears...
Feb 23, 2011
While green data centers will continue to be a trend within the industry, technology is also driving infrastructure upgrades that have never been seen before, according to the 2011 Data Center Technical Market Report from Environmental...
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-...