Infusing desert geology in Arizona campus design

When planning the Biomedical Sciences Partnership Building (BSPB) at the University of Arizona’s Phoenix Biomedical Campus, designers from CO Architects and Ayers Saint Gross strived for the same regionally-inspired desert and canyon look they created with the adjacent Health Sciences Education Building (HSEB), which opened in 2012.
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Maximizing Chicago views with strategic railing systems

Downtown Chicago’s Wolf Point West Tower employs aluminum and glass railing systems, which provide occupants with both security and scenic views. The 48-story building, which is the first residential tower built at the confluence of the North, South, and Main branches of the Chicago River, has achieved Leadership in...
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Historic Ohio barn gets replica slate roof

Back in 1883, a timber-framed, standard Pennsylvania-style barn was constructed with a real slate roof on the homestead of the Hartong family in Green, Ohio. After more than a century of service, the worn out slate roof—and the rotting wood structural support system beneath it—have finally received a facelift.
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IMPs cut construction costs of a Harlem retail building

New York City’s Harlem neighborhood is going through a revitalization. At the center of this neighborhood renaissance is 100 West 125th Street, a 61,570-m2 (202,000-sf) commercial project. The project’s architect initially wanted to employ aluminum composite metal (ACM) panels, but found costs were higher than anticipated. Therefore, the design...
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