LMN Architects recently celebrated the completion of the Summit building at the Seattle Convention Center, a $2 billion addition to the city’s downtown area. The 139,354-m2 (1.5-million-sf) building, along with the venue’s original Arch building, creates a campus designed to usher in the future of meetings and conventions.
Loyola Marymount University’s Westchester campus’ new School of Film and Television facility, and an outdoor performance stage are both designed with rich materials supporting a minimalist aesthetic and prioritizing functionality to promote the broader learning purpose and connections.
As greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions continue to trap heat and make homes and businesses more difficult to cool, cities are struggling to keep up with the demand on local energy grids. Higher cooling demands are also making it more costly to own a home, run a business, or staff an office building. It is incumbent upon designers, architects, and specifiers to factor in the costs of rising temperatures, and incorporate temperature-lowering cool roofs into their recommendations.
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