Design Innovation Report
Wanderwall is one of the largest public art pieces in North Carolina. Designed by Marc Fornes/Theverymany, it reimagines an exterior wall of the Stonewell Station parking garage along Interstate 277 in Charlotte (more below). Photo: NAARO
9 projects that push the limits of architectural design, space planning, and material innovation....
Does bringing nature inside really help improve the well-being of occupants? Will Katerra’s busin...read more
The design of the 17,000-sf R.W. Kern Center—whose function on the campus of Hampshire College includes admissions and greeting guests—strives to integrate the building into its surroundings through the use of locally sourced materials, full-glass walls, and positioning the building for maximum exposure to the outdoors. Planters that rim the indoor periphery of one wing of the building are irrigated by its grey water. Robert Benson Photography.
Bringing nature inside to improve the well-being of occupants has become a design imperative....
The three-building Athletes Village at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis is designed to reinforce the incoming student-athlete’s perception of the school’s sports as well as his or her place in that program. The facility’s Land O’ Lakes Center For Excellence and Gameday Experience room broadcasts digital content of the Gophers’ team highlights from a dozen customizable projectors with a total of more than 23 million pixels. The 340,000-sf facility’s “experiences” were created by Advent, the experiential design firm.
These sports and recreation facilities go beyond glitzy buildings to tell a school’s story and re...read more
San Antonio-based design firm Lake|Flato finally found a design-build partner in Katerra to refine and execute its Porch House concept, a system of modules with floor-to-ceiling windows and connecting porches that link the single-family structure to the outdoors. Over the years, Lake|Flato has tried various delivery methods for these houses, which typically range from 1,500 sf to 2,500 sf, including factory assembly components and site-built construction. Courtesy Lake|Flato
Katerra strives to become a leading design-build firm with an integrated approach to production,...read more