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November 2011: New Projects Portfolio

November 2011: New Projects Portfolio

Casino helps revive Florida racetrack; Walter Reed Medical Center LEED Gold; new labor union HQ in Tinley Park, Ill.; Philly’s first LEED Gold office building.


By Leslie Streicher, Associate Editor | November 10, 2011
This article first appeared in the November 2011 issue of BD+C.

WarchCampus center at Lawrence University unites nature with architecture
KSS Architects designed the $34 million, four-story, 107,000-sf center, which strives to unite natural and built environments of the university while engaging academic and recreational activities. 

 

Casino to help revive historic racetrack in Florida
The 180,000-sf, two-story addition includes a 1,250-slot gaming floor, a poker mezzanine with 36 tables, a 90-seat casino lounge, and a 180-seat dining village. 

 

YotelManhattan hotel evokes Japanese-inspired capsule design
Inspired by business class airline cabins and Japanese capsule hotels, the Yotel in New York City uses light-hued and finished materials to achieve a modern and sleek design. 

 

ChiconyMixed-use complex features Chicony department store in Chengdu, China
The first phase of a 37-story, mixed-use complex in Chengdu, China, is complete, adding a new 111,500-sf Chicony Plaza department store to the retail community. 

 

TVDFreemason HQ brings centuries-old fraternity to Chicago suburb
Embodying the symbolic origins of traditional Masonic culture, the structure uses stone and brick and is set in a wooded, 16.25-acre site. 

 

WRMMCNew Walter Reed medical center garners LEED Gold
The 560,000-sf, six-story America Building is the largest outpatient medical facility in the military health system.

 

HeatInsulators’ union to open new HQ in Tinley Park, Ill.
The union has more than 1,200 active members and trains an average of 80 apprentice insulators a year. The new headquarters will allow the union to host more disciplines under one roof. 

 

Puget$21 million science center opens at the University of Puget Sound
The newly opened William T. and Gail Weyerhaeuser Center for Health and Sciences provides students and faculty with state-of-the-art technology and facilities to encourage collaboration across the sciences.

 

PennPhiladelphia office building earns city’s first LEED Gold
Originally built by Skidmore Owings Merrell in 1981, the building underwent renovations in 2006, adding 721,408 gsf to the structure. 

 

KaiserPeabody Opera House in St. Louis gets a jolt from electrical renovations
St. Louis’s historic Peabody Opera House is still clad in its original 76-year-old Art Deco façade, but electrical wiring and lighting controls throughout hallways, banquet rooms and stages are brand new.

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