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on May 03,2013

As experienced designers, contractors, and owners know, most paint and coating problems are correctable, but some are especially stubborn to address. Here is a partial compendium of typical failure modes and methods for addressing the problem.

on October 15,2012

Following completion of construction in spring 2012, the center is now fully staffed and operational.

HOK was honored for their work with Cedars‐Sinai on a "transformational" project
on July 11,2012

42nd annual awards from the Los Angeles Business Council honor design excellence.

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Installation of a facade panel system that uses a rainscreen approach to control
on December 28,2014 in Feature

Building envelope expert Bradley Carmichael of Hoffmann Architects explains how rainscreen wall systems work and evaluates the effectiveness of...

To true the wall surface, the installer should level the insulation board, rathe
on March 20,2014 in Feature

Poor workmanship, impact damage, building movement, and incompatible or unsound substrate are among the major culprits of EIFS problems. 

Image courtesy Hoffmann Architects
on March 04,2014 in Feature

Design experts from Hoffmann Architects offer a brief history of exterior insulation and finish systems in the U.S.