In Memoriam: Richard (Dick) Eustis (1932−2016)

Richard (Dick) A. Eustis, PE, FCSI, CCCA, CSC, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, January 27, at a healthcare facility in Old Town, Maine, at the age of 83. Born on October 24, 1932, the CSI Distinguished Member, Fellow, and past-president made significant contributions at the Maine, Northeast Region, and Institute levels since joining in 1970.

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A reader comments on fiber cement feature

In our September 2015 issue, we published the article, “Fiber Cement Panels as Rainscreens,” by Carolina Albano. One reader, Richard Keleher (RJKeleher Architect), wrote to offer his thoughts about the piece and the subject matter in general. We shared with the author, who thanked him for his comments, and present it here:

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Channel high design: Part three

Small-missile impact-resistant channel glass serves as a beacon for the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Museum of Art while providing critical impact protection.

Channel glass’ distinctive, self-supporting, U-shape makes it possible for design professionals to use glazing in new ways. The final part in this three-article series examines applications related to durability in the face of high winds, along with energy efficiency and colorfastness.

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Channel high design: Part two

A channel glass system wraps around the lobby and mezzanine of San Diego’s federal courthouse. Its curving form helps create an elliptical-shaped entry, which Richard Meier & Partners designed to be highly visible from all approaches to the building. Photos courtesy TGP

Channel glass’ distinctive, self-supporting, U-shape makes it possible for design professionals to use glazing in new ways. Part two of this three-article series explores aesthetic applications moving beyond simple curves.

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Channel high design

Single-glazed, staggered channel glass segments screen views while allowing for natural air ventilation.

As design professionals have grown more familiar with channel glass, many now recognize its benefits extend beyond harnessing daylight. The linear channel glass segments provide a depth and profile not found in conventional glazing, and can therefore be used as much to contribute to the art of building design as to diffuse daylight. The first in this three-part series explores the material.

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Innovative glazing technologies are changing the future of buildings

The Mathilda Project

It is no secret architects have an affinity for glass. The sheer number of full-glass buildings emerging all over the United States speaks to the material’s panoptic appeal and its ability to create openness and connectivity to the outdoors. Most of our time—approximately 90 percent—is spent inside, meaning an exposure to natural light and a visual connection with the outdoors is more important than ever.

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