Subtle Prompt

A great exit sign solution for outdoor or indoor applications where wall or ceiling mounted options are not possible or desired, the Portal Exit bollard is made from extruded aluminum with a wall thickness of just 0.187 inches. Available with green or red lettering, the sign is ideal for courtyards, atria, arboretums, roof-top gardens and outdoor swimming pool decks. Refined styling details include a beveled machined aluminum top, minimized visible hardware and flangeless mounting.

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Hotel Windows 'Quiet' Airport Noise

Fairfield Inn & Suites at Harrisburg International Airport (HIA) is a 123-room, Marriott-branded property located directly adjacent to Pennsylvania’s third largest airport. With gate areas only a short walk away, the hotel is a welcome addition to the airport, which serves more than 1.2 million travelers each year. With the hotel being built in close proximity to the runway, noise infiltration was one of the biggest concerns. “We had to be absolutely certain the rooms would be quiet enough for guests to get a good night’s sleep,” said Bill Hoy, vice president of design and construction at owner/operator Shaner Hotels. As an architect, Hoy was already fam

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Austin Hall, Sam Houston University, Huntsville, Texas.
Austin Hall, Sam Houston University, Huntsville, Texas.

Metal Makeover

The stainless-steel roof topping historic Austin Hall on the campus of Sam Houston University in Huntsville, Texas, was only 10 years old when it began to fail, due to a seaming plan not appropriate to its low-slope design. So, though it was less than a decade old, it was recently replaced with a more appropriately engineered standing seam copper roof. The 238T and 138T symmetrical standing seam panels enable watertight performance because there is now interruption of sealant in the seam at clip locations.

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French Race Track Redesign

Redesign challenges at France’s scenic Paris Longchamp Racecourse included adjusting the facility to better match the size of crowds at different times of the year. It can be a balancing act to make something cost effective, practical, yet appealing and comfortable. This was one of the challenges in the redesign of Paris’ Longchamp Racecourse, a scenic horse-racing venue in France. However, hosting Europe’s most important horse race, the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, means accommodating 60,000 fans—a number that hardly resembles the track’s typical attendance. A smaller, more comfortable, complex was preferred by the owners, one that could take advantage

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Rapid Prototyping: No Drop in the Bucket

A winner of a Beazley Design of the Year award, Rapid Liquid Printing (RLP), invented by members of the MIT Self-Assembly Lab and Steelcase, was recognized for its ability to manufacture 3D parts within a gel suspension. RLP physically draws in a 3D space within a gel suspension, and enables the creation of large scale, customized products made of real-world materials.It can produce structures in a matter of minutes and is designed for large-scale products, such as the ability to print an entire piece of furniture using real-world, industrial-grade materials. The annual prize and exhibition curated and hosted by the Design Museum in London has included previous winners such as IKEA and UNHCR

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Senior Living Community Helps Residents Feel Closer to Home

The Mooring on Foreside trades the bland, institutional décor of traditional senior living facilities for a calming New England cape aesthetic. The Mooring on Foreside prides itself in providing responsive, specialized care for individuals living with progressive memory loss. In order to offer residents suffering from these conditions effective care in a familiar environment, The Mooring’s owner enlisted Gawron Turgeon Architects of Scarborough, Maine to design the ideal facility.“The overall challenge for The Mooring project was to create a functional, residential scale, small house community with a New England cottage style aesthetic. We also had to offer the safety and durabil

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