The Myrtle Beach Middle School in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, offers a vision of the future, in both its eye-catching design and award-winning performance. The school, like four others opened by the Horry County School District (HCSD), is engineered to be net-energy positive, meaning they generate more energy than they use over the course of the year.
The Park at Owa in Foley, Alabama, featuring an amusement park with two themed shopping and entertainment districts, has become a favorite with locals and tourists in just a of couple years. Drawing on classic Southern coastal architectural themes, designers with Florida-based STOA Architects opted for metal roofing panels throughout the new park.
Rooftop amenity spaces have become common selling points of luxurious multifamily, office, and hotel buildings in competitive real estate markets. These inviting spaces are frequently included in new construction, but are also gaining popularity during retrofits of existing roof spaces.
A major renovation campaign for the historic Chicago Union Station has culminated with the restoration of the Great Hall. This $22-million project, which took more than three years to complete, is the latest in a series of major redesign and restoration projects that started in 2010.