The future of spec writing

We live in an age of increasing complexity. It is frequently noted today’s cell phones are significantly more powerful than the computers employed to put the first man on the moon.
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The Mark: Where design innovation preserves history

In the design of the Mark, a new 48-story commercial office and hotel tower in downtown Seattle, the owner and developer held the rights to demolish a historically significant church on the site, allowing for the development of a half-block footprint. However, the emotional, cultural, and also historic significance...
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Glass structures in historic milieux

For architects and building teams working in historic contexts, structural glass systems can offer compelling design solutions that can improve functionality while simultaneously highlighting and contrasting with the spaces’ original fabric and character.
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Lessons in adaptive reuse

Adaptive reuse has been a long-term success story in North American cities and former industrial and institutional areas. This process involves maximizing the use of existing buildings and materials and restoring the urban and architectural fabric to revitalize cities and places.
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