SolarZone
SolarZone

Shaded Charging Station

Imagine a comfortable, shaded oasis where you can relax while charging your mobile devices and laptops. A standalone solar shade and charging structure, each SolarZone includes four wireless chargers and four outlets for mobile device and laptop charging. With its LSX Modules, one has unlimited charging ability when the sun is shining. When the sun goes down, the SolarZone has enough battery storage for eight hours of laptop charging, four hours of wireless mobile device charging and can keep the lights on for more than eight hours. The integrated LED lighting makes it a great place to hang out into the evening and the lights can be programmed to turn on and off automatically based on whatev

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University of Minnesota Pioneer Hall, Minneapolis, Minn.
University of Minnesota Pioneer Hall, Minneapolis, Minn.
University of Minnesota Pioneer Hall, Minneapolis, Minn.

Merging Community and Privacy at the University of Minnesota

Located on the east bank of the Mississippi River, the second oldest residence hall at the University of Minnesota recently became its second largest. The 90-year-old Pioneer Hall opened its doors to the 2019 freshman and sophomore class after completing $104.5 million in renovations. Now more than 40% larger than its original size, Pioneer Hall boasts a historically sensitive, but modern design within a 252,391-sq.-ft. facility supplying 756 beds to students across five floors. This includes preserving the building’s historic Georgian Revival-style exterior, while gutting an interior that previously consisted of adjoining townhomes that were exceedingly difficult to navigate and faile

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Ainslie, Brooklyn, New York
Ainslie, Brooklyn, New York

Banking on the Indoor/Outdoors Trend

A full blown-trend for the past few years, COVID has only increased the spotlight on the need for well-ventilated spaces, notably for eating and drinking establishments. Proprietors of Ainslie, Brooklyn, New York’s newest Italian restaurant, hustled to create accommodations where they could.  The restaurant uses operable doors from Schweiss Bifold to get the job done. Specifically, it has a 30-ft., 6-in. x 13-ft., 4-in, Schweiss Doors bifold designer door that opens to a bar and landscaped yard at the back of the restaurant.The COVID crisis has firmly established the importance of healthy ventilation and plenty of outside air in spaces—an idea often poo-pooed due to its ener

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Burke Museum of Natural History & Culture, Seattle, Wa.
Burke Museum of Natural History & Culture, Seattle, Wa.
Burke Museum of Natural History & Culture, Seattle, Wa.

Focused on Transparency and Accessibility to All

Construction of the 105,000-sq.-ft. Burke Museum of Natural History & Culture completed a few months ago on the University of Washington campus. The Burke is the oldest public museum in Washington State, with a collection of more than 16-million artifacts and specimens, ranging from totem poles and gemstones to dinosaur fossils. The mission of the museum is to care for and share natural and cultural collections so all people can learn, be inspired, generate knowledge, feel joy and heal. Designed by principal Tom Kundig and built by Skanska, the recently built facility features brand new exhibits, research facilities and a new approach to discovery and learning about history and heri

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EME5625MDE Wind Driven Rain Louver

Wind and Rain

Ruskin introduces its EME5625MDE Wind Driven Rain Louver (Miami Dade Certified with Enhanced Protection). This newly designed, high-performance louver with improved air and water performance is a 5-in. deep, vertically bladed louver certified for AMCA 540 and AMCA 550 performance, rated for Miami Dade jurisdictions, and mechanically fastened for manufacturing speed and improved performance.

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Hybrid 750 XT Veneer Wall System, YCW 750 XT Curtainwall and Thermal Entrance Doors
Hybrid 750 XT Veneer Wall System, YCW 750 XT Curtainwall and Thermal Entrance Doors
Hybrid 750 XT Veneer Wall System, YCW 750 XT Curtainwall and Thermal Entrance Doors

Magnificent Wood Detail

The new JST Production and Engineering Center in Swatara Township, Pa. is the Japanese electrical connector company’s newest facility. The 52,000-sq.-ft. design, development and production center houses offices, connecting decks, a lunchroom and manufacturing space with a machine center, shipping and receiving. It also earned the Project Application Award for its incredible commercial fenestration, manufactured by YKK AP America.The geometry of this expansive single-level timber and glass building is striking, with more than 70 corners inside and out. The building represents a deep connection to nature, taking inspiration from tree roots. As the building flows back, it become

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