November 2012: On the Drawing Board
Foster + Partners wins competition to design 650,000-sf office tower on Manhattan’s Park Avenue; $180 million facelift under way at San Marcos High School; critical access hospital in Oregon cuts down on unnecessary space.
Diocese of Orlando to incorporate green features for new church
Designed by SchenkelShultz Architecture and being constructed by Verde Construction Managers, the new $2.4 million, 14,000-sf Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Orlando, Fla., will incorporate green features such as a high-reflective roof membrane, high-efficiency mechanical systems, low-flow water fixtures, and increased building insulation. With a seating capacity of 900 and the flexibility to expand to 1,200, the church will complement an existing 50-year-old church, located at 5900 Oleander Drive, which will also undergo renovations. The new church is scheduled for completion in the spring.