Two new buildings are now part of Columbia Business School’s campus in Manhattanville neighborhood, N.Y., both designed in a layer cake format, with a system of varied glass exterior walls to align with different programming needs, let in natural light, and views of the city, and foster creativity, innovation, and communication.
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.
In the United States, 82.5 percent of the population is urban—a number translating to more than 268 million people in 2016. (This number was obtained from the United Nations [UN] Populations Division’s World Population Prospects: The 2015 Revision.)
Specification writers must now consider more performance criteria than ever before. As the list of new products continues to grow, design professionals must determine how to reach more stringent targets for indoor environmental quality and energy consumption.
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