New California courthouse a real Butte

Chico, California’s picturesque buttes served as inspiration for the city’s new courthouse, complete with a cupola that pays tribute to the nearby rock formations. Creating a comfortable space in the entry, though, required overcoming several challenges in the design of the building’s steel curtain wall system.
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Holding back the waters

Retention, detention, and groundwater recharge are at the heart of a stormwater management system installed at a new medical office building that is part of an assisted living facility in Newtown, Connecticut.
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An exercise in juxtaposition

Irregularly sized zinc-colored metal panels provide an interesting visual feature on the new Cedar Rapids Public Library. Comprising aluminum composite material (ACM) panels with a zinc patina finish, the panels juxtapose with smooth-surface materials to bring a complexity and depth to the Iowa building’s façade.
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A lesson in mechanical requirements

Staff and students working in the new Biological Sciences Building at Georgia Southern University now have a space that meet both their mechanical and educational needs. ‘The Building in the Trees’ is a three-story, 14,679-m2 (158,000-sf) structure that includes five active-learning classrooms, 10 teaching labs, and 15 research labs.
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A sound performance at The Boston Conservatory

Located in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood, The Boston Conservatory’s new performance and rehearsal building is celebrating its first anniversary since opening its doors. The specifications required the installation of acoustical equipment in 17 individual practice spaces, two dance studios, multipurpose rooms, and teaching studios
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