Parvis du parc Frederic-Back, Montreal, Town Hall

Permeable Without Compromise

Offering one of the largest selections of permeable pavers in the market, designers can choose from assorted sizes, colors, finishes and textures from Unilock. Pictured here at the Parvis du parc Frederic-Back, Montreal, Town Hall, pavers are modeled after historic clay street pavers with a unique color blending.

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Concentration at the Push of a Button

So, for all the talk of color tuning, does it exist? It does, but sometimes you have to go far afield, say Denmark, and the Herstedlund Primary School. There, after the bell rings, fourth-year students take their seats for the first lesson—not so different than schools around the world. However, when teachers in these classrooms flick the switch, a very different experience follows. Light, more like daylight, floods the classroom, creating a more pleasant atmosphere. Thanks to Zumtobel’s Active Lighting system, teachers have a choice of four pre-programmed lighting “moods,” in line with the precepts of human-centric lighting. In this case, dimmable, and color-tunable

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Sealed at the Base

Durable baseboards for commercial buildings provide a modern alternative for healthcare, commercial kitchens and bathrooms, airports and more. Now including a brushed stainless-steel option, with higher heights of 4.375-in. and 6.375-in., the baseboards can cover previous baseboard marks, making replacement projects faster, easier and more attractive. DESIGNBASE-SL is designed to be installed after the floor and is suitable for use over any type of flooring surface.

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Eleanor Roosevelt High School, Eastvale, Calif.
Eleanor Roosevelt High School, Eastvale, Calif.
Eleanor Roosevelt High School, Eastvale, Calif.

Wall Panels Vibrantly Cover New STEM Academy

A new 107,000-sq.-ft. academy was built as part of the Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Eastvale, Calif. Due to the increasing demand of jobs in STEM fields, Corona Norco Unified School District in Eastvale, Calif., decided it was time to start producing more STEM graduates from its district.  The new two-building school has 18 classrooms and 13 labs for robotics, 3D printing, manufacturing, health science, medical technology and other areas. It also includes a student resource center, a research lounge, a covered outdoor lunch area and a 600-seat amphitheater. The eSTEM Academy gives approximately 1,000 students the opportunity to specialize in two career paths, including Medical

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Solar PV Options

Pvilion’s single-pole, 16-ft. × 16-ft. Solar Sail is a lightweight, but durable PVC-coated polyester fabric structure that delivers 800W. The 13-ft. × 15-ft. double-pole option delivers 500W, but provides greater shading.

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Room & Board, Denver, Co
Room & Board, Denver, Co
Room & Board, Denver, Co

Flagship Store a Smooth Operator

For the flagship store in Denver, the architects wanted an ultra-smooth finish to keep reveals and breaks to a minimum, yet that would not neglect energy performance and resiliency. Room & Board desired a façade with a smooth finish—a challenge in this case, in that walls were planned as single monoliths, meaning no cracks or breaks could be visible in this minimalist vision. The owners, along with Roth & Sheppard Architects, Hyder Construction, and Monarch Stucco got together to plan. To ensure they could achieve the desired smoothness, the team created a mock-up and refinished it several times to get the quality and finish desired. Extra time was spent to QA/QC the substrate

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