With the New Year comes the urge for many to make a fresh start and a spring clean provides a great opportunity to revamp your home. With gloomy economic times outside, think tank The Future Laboratory predict that this will be the year of staying in. Many people are taking advantage of the sales to bring a bit more life into their living room, and turn over a new leaf in their décor and bring in some new trends for 2009. [Read more…]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Santa Monica, CA – Pugh + Scarpa Architects is pleased to announce that as of September 1, 2010, firm principal Gwynne Pugh FAIA ASCE LEEDap has launched Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio. Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio is an architectural and urban design firm that specializes in the design of structures, urban design, planning, sustainability, and consultation to companies and public entities. Further information will be forthcoming shortly.
Pugh + Scarpa will continue to operate under its current name, business structure and leadership under the direction of Lawrence Scarpa and Angela Brooks. In 2011 Pugh + Scarpa will change it¹s name to Brooks + Scarpa. An announcement regarding the new firm¹s direction and staff will be released at that time.
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Washington, DC The American Institute of Architects has given a 2010 Institute Honor Award for Architecture to Step Up on 5th, an affordable housing project by Pugh + Scarpa Architects. The award will be presented at the AIA National Convention and Design Expo in Miami, June 10-12, 2010. This is Pugh + Scarpa¹s 16th National AIA Award.
The new 46-unit mixed-use building provides a home and support services for the mentally disabled homeless population.
The main façade, made from custom water-jet anodized aluminum panels, creates a screen that sparkles in the sun and glows at night, while also acting as sun protection and privacy screens. The material reappears as a strategic arrangement of screens lending a subtle rhythm to the exterior circulation. South-facing walls filter direct sunlight, creating a sense of security for the emotionally sensitive occupants.
As baby boomers enter the active adult market, many market-savvy buyers are choosing low pricing coupled with maintenance-free living instead of oversized, over priced homes. Matzel Development’s 55+ community, Covington Village has seen a steady increase in these buyers.
The Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, selected the joint venture team of Balfour Beatty Construction and Walton Construction to provide preconstruction services for the replacement hospital at Fort Riley, Kansas, with an option for construction services anticipated to be awarded in September 2009. The $334 million new facility will replace the existing 50-year-old Irwin Army Community Hospital and help provide state-of-the-art healthcare for the Army base.
The project includes a 263,000-square-foot hospital, a 289,000-square-foot clinic, a central energy plant, an ambulance garage, and supporting facilities. This fast-track project is scheduled to begin construction in Fall 2009 and complete by Spring 2012. Designed by architects Leo A Daly and RLF, the project will be designed and built to LEED Silver specifications and will utilize Building Information Modeling (BIM). The project will follow the Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) delivery method, which, like the Construction Manager At-Risk method in the private sector, requires close collaboration between the construction contractor, the design team, and the owner.
Structure Studios releases VizTerra Professional 3D landscape design software to the landscaping industry. VizTerra’s unique “Instant 3D” design system allows professionals to present fully interactive 3D presentations to customers. The program allows an entire design to be created in real time 3D complete with hundreds of fully rendered 3D plant and tree species. [Read more…]
Streeter Place, Golub & Company’s newest building, redefines city living with thoughtful design and environmentally friendly architecture. Streeter Place completes a pair of buildings in Chicago’s Streeterville’s neighborhood that together stand in contrast to the more typical urban fabric, yet manage to fit beautifully into the architecture of the area.
Chicago (PRWEB) — Streeter Place, Golub & Company’s new luxury apartment building located at 355 E. Ohio St., is nearly finished, marking the completion of a pair of buildings that convey an inspired vision for urban living to the Streeterville neighborhood.
Slated to open in August 2009, Streeter Place and its sister structure, The Streeter (345 E. Ohio St.), represent Golub & Co.’s overall objective to redefine city living with the creation of two buildings that exude luxury and convenience, while also being environmentally conscious and thoughtfully designed to enhance the neighborhood. Golub & Co.’s executive vice president Lee Golub and John Lahey, chairman at architectural firm Solomon Cordwell Buenz, charged themselves with designing a unique building that added to the landscape of the area.
Steven Thorburn, PE explains why structures need AIR (Acoustically Integrated aRchitecture), and why all buildings are now theaters
Under the terms of a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Talla Villa Apartments, a Florida Limited Partnership in Tallahassee, must pay a civil penalty of $7,700 for alleged violations of the residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act. Additionally, Talla Villa Apartments will perform a Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP) valued at more than $69,300. The SEP includes encapsulating existing lead-based painted components and replacing interior doors and door jambs identified within the Talla Villa Apartment complex. This SEP is the first of what EPA hopes will be many abatement projects in the southeast aimed at reducing lead hazards to children and families. [Read more…]
American University Health Care has been selected as the lead organizational and strategic planning consultant. Led by General David Young, M.D., the AUHC team is guiding the planning and development of the new healthcare delivery organization.
(PRWEB) April 29, 2009 — Bridgegate Medical Center is projected to be a 366 bed acute care hospital. The hospital will be part of a health village which will include medical office buildings, a hotel, teaching and research facilities. Bridgegate is planned as a sustainable self supporting community which will provide its own electricity, water and sewer systems plus housing support. The new healthcare village will operate without dependence on energy or utility support from the local government. [Read more…]