The UBS Arena at Belmont Park, Elmont, New York, is set to be a premier entertainment and sports venue and future home of the New York Islanders when it opens for the 2021-22 National Hockey League (NHL) season. The arena is part of the Belmont Redevelopment Project that will turn 17 ha (43 acre) of underutilized parking lots into a hospitality destination.
Inspired by classical pavilion architecture, using Doric Order and monumental half-round column design, Capitol Towers in Charlotte, North Carolina, is an iconic office building combining old-world Roman influence with high-performance glazing and modern energy efficiency. The ornate façade, designed by LS3P in Charlotte, showcases concrete pillars and a prominent exterior glazed with neutral-reflective, low‑emissivity (low-e) glass, which helped it achieve the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification.
The University of Washington’s Madrona Hall, Seattle, is a 220-bed, seven-story Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) building which includes an enclosed, floor-to-ceiling stall, co-gender restroom design built specifically to accommodate the needs of the dormitory’s male, female, and transgender students. Full-height partitions were utilized in the hall’s design to achieve its restroom and shower privacy needs.
Southern Methodist University’s (SMU’s) Robson & Lindley Aquatics Center and Barr-McMillion Natatorium, Dallas, Texas, has earned the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). To realize the project’s aesthetic, performance, and sustainability goals, high-performance curtain wall, storefront, and wide stile entrance systems was used.
Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, aims to inspire students and faculty to work toward a greener tomorrow with the addition of its three-story, 2710-m2 (29,167-sf) Roux Center for the Environment. The center’s silicone-glazed, fire-rated steel curtain wall is one example where stunning transparent lites of glass also support daylighting and views of the tree-strewn town.