Cladding defines aesthetics on Iowa campus

Completed in fall 2016, the University of Iowa’s (UI’s) Visual Arts Building houses a variety of the school’s art departments, including ceramics, sculpture, print making, and photography. The 11,706-m2 (126,000-sf) loft-like space, designed by Steven Holl Architects, encourages interconnection between the arts, creating a collaborative and immersive student experience.
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Louisiana hotel features vintage windows with modern twist

When it was time to transform New Orleans’ historic Barnett’s Furniture store into an Ace Hotel, designers wanted to maintain the 90-year-old building’s original Art Deco façade, but also upgrade the structure’s features. Building professionals selected aluminum-framed windows, designed to replicate the look of steel-framed installations popular in the...
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Cooling down a California brewery with HVLS fan

A recent installation of a massive ceiling fan at Ritual Brewing in Redlands, California, has greatly improved the overall mood at the establishment. Located in an industrial building with an interior roof height of 7.3 to 8.5 m (24 to 28 ft), the 2202-m2 (23,700-sf) space was difficult to...
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Rolling out a jumbo-sized installation

When a larger-than-standard rolling steel door had to be installed at the Atlantic City Convention Center in New Jersey, the installation team was up to the challenge. While traditional rolling steel doors measure in at 3 x 3 m (10 x 10 ft), this installation was 16.5 x 6.2...
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