M&T Bank Stadium

Etched on a Raven's Wing

With metal mesh panels etched with a signature raven’s wing, Baltimore’s M&T Bank Stadium went for the gold—LEED Gold that is. The mesh, manufactured by Cambridge Architectural, helped M&T Bank Stadium become the first outdoor professional sports facility in the U.S. to earn the sought-after certification. The 32 stainless mesh panels provide airflow, comfort from the elements and views of downtown for guests accessing the stadium’s upper levels via pedestrian ramps and stadium escalators. The etching process darkened the polished stainless steel with a matte finish—in the shape of a raven’s wing, of course. 

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Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Creating a Visual Voyage

Aptly named Florida’s “powerhouse port,” Port Everglades represents one of the most diverse seaports in the United States. The design vision included a more visually dynamic façade. Update the façade of Celebrity Cruises Port Everglades terminal. The port is one of the top three cruise ports in the world and among the most active containerized cargo ports in the U.S. In 2018, Celebrity Cruises unveiled a renovated Terminal 25 (T25), its first brand-designed cruise terminal located within the port. A combined 2300 sq. ft. of GKD Media-mesh and 800 sq. ft. of Tigris metal fabric were specified to fulfill this vision. When being introduced to the project, GKD was selected

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Hands-Free Clean

No one likes to clean out the office sink trap after lunch, but Blanco professional faucets make the task a bit easier. SOLENTA Senso features sensor technology for a hands-free faucet. It features a quick release magnetic hand spray and a flexible steel closed coil spout for easy usage and cleanability. The faucet comes in a stainless or polished chrome finish and sensor or non-sensor models.

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Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System Medical Center, New Orleans

Built to Serve Those Who Served

The Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System Medical Center in New Orleans (SLVHCS) features nine buildings uniquely specified to aid the more than 70,000 vets who visit each year. Veteran-specific design includes straight, long stairways, without switchbacks to increase visibility; blind corners were also minimized. Bathrooms are prominently located, as many vets travel from rural areas. Accessibility was championed, with ample and easy wheelchair storage at the entrance.“To design for this specialized patient population and its healthcare needs, we recruited over 100 veterans and 180 VA hospital staff from Louisiana—many of whom are vets themselves—f

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Terrazzo in Me

Terassa Porcelain by Architectural Systems Inc.  comes in 13 colors and a range of sizes and finishes reminiscent of the art deco and modern styling terrazzo from the 1920s to the 1940s. The collection is GREENGUARD Gold Certified. It is comprised of aggregate chips embedded in a matrix. A proprietary antimicrobial and anti-pollution coating is available with a 5,000-sq.-ft. minimum. The flooring is nonporous and able to clean with industrial grade products.

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Colorful Solution

Designers with Missoula, Mont.-based In2itive Architecture decided late in the building process to punch up the color of the façade for a new medical facility in their hometown. The four-story headquarters for Consumer Direct Care Network now features more than 18,000 sq. ft. of Envelope 2000 composite panels in Regal Blue, Sky Blue and Silver Grey. 

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