The Pasadena Convention Center is a premier meeting and events venue nestled in the heart of Pasadena, California. Built in 1931, the nearly 50-year-old conference center building was in need of some upgrades—including the restrooms. The solution was a full suite of touch-free products, such as sinks, faucets, soap dispensers, hand dryers, and sensor flushometers for water closets and urinals.
MAD Architects, led by Ma Yansong, has completed ‘Gardenhouse’ in California’s Beverly Hills, the firm’s first project in the United States. Gardenhouse is a mixed-use scheme consisting of 18 residential units above a ground floor dedicated to commercial use. Evoking the lush landscape of Beverly Hills, the scheme becomes a ‘hillside village’ with residential units ‘growing’ from the building’s living wall.
Global architecture and preservation firm Page & Turnbull has completed its reimagining of Hotel Tioga, a landmark structure in Merced, California, now converted to market-rate lifestyle housing. The adaptive reuse of the 1928 transitional Renaissance-style structure opened recently as The Tioga, an apartment building with retail space on ground level, a fitness center, and room for a future brew pub and café.
HDR and Herzog & de Meuron have been selected by the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) to design the new hospital of the UCSF Helen Diller Medical Center at Parnassus Heights, San Francisco, California. The hospital is part of UCSF’s academic medical center, which also includes a research enterprise and graduate schools in the health sciences.