Public & Cultural

Eco-Promenade pavers with Umbriano Finish in French Grey, Grenada White, and Winter Marvel & Unigranite pavers

Vibrant Streetscape Plaza Serves as Community Destination

Evanston’s Fountain Square employs a pedestrian-oriented, curbless plaza design, while delivering an effective stormwater management solution with permeable pavers. Evanston, Ill.’s Fountain Square Plaza dates back to the late 1800s and has a long-lasting history as a cultural center and an integral piece of the city’s urban fabric. However, the pre-existing fountain and surrounding plaza areas were in poor condition and in need of repair. Meanwhile, the city continued to grow and it lacked a place that could safely support downtown festivals and events. When funds were allocated to tackle the infrastructure improvements and a plaza redesign, the city turned to the communit

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Sevier County Utility District

Utility Facility Features Gas-Flame Blue Roof

The Sevier County Utility District uses a metal roof as its calling card, using more than 13,500 sq. ft. of metal panels finished in gas-flame blue. Based in the county seat of Sevierville, the Sevier County Utility District (SCUD) serves more than 14,000 customers in Sevier and adjacent Blount counties. When the utility, which is also an agency of the county’s government, determined it needed a new employee training facility, it decided the new structure should offer amenities to the broader community as well.Located on a larger campus of other utility buildings, the 9,500-sq.-ft. center provides a commercial-quality kitchen and a multifunction area that are available to area organiza

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Area lighting KicK from Architectural Area Lighting features a reliable, uniform, low glare illumination with Type II, III and IV distributions, 3000K, 4000K, 5000K CCT, and integral surge and thermal protection.

Bike Park Open Day and Night

The Rockstar Energy Bike Park is the latest feature project at the North Houston Sports Complex and is one of the largest and most unique BMX parks in the United States. Rockstar bike park is open and operational day and night, so lighting is a key component to the ambiance and functionality of the facility and the safety of the guests. Superior lighting products were required to perform as advertised and provide precise IES patterns with unparalleled uniformity and low glare optics, ensuring harsh glare would not disrupt the riders’ line of sight and cause accidents. In the special bowls and street feature areas of the park, the lighting design called for a luminaire that would comple

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A unique art glass installation designed by Martin Donlin on the façade of the Lowell Justice Center, Lowell, Mass.

Art Installation

A unique art glass installation designed by Martin Donlin on the façade of the Lowell Justice Center, Lowell, Mass. is also visible inside the two-story entrance lobby. Designed with symbols of justice interspersed with imagery of Lowell’s textile and mill history, the art features quotes in languages including Khmer, Spanish, Portuguese and English, representing local cultures of the people of Lowell and equal justice.Viracon's DigitalDistinctions combines the durability of ceramic enamel with the versatility of digital printing, providing the ability to print multiple colors, graphics and simulate building materials on a single surface

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Pier at St. Petersburg, Fla.

St. Petersburg Attraction

Earning the distinction of the second Best New Attraction of 2020 in USA Today’s Readers’ Choice awards, a new 3,065-ft.-long pier on 26 acres in St. Petersburg, Fla., features educational facilities, restaurants, a pavilion and picnic area, boat docks, tram stops, an event center, swimming beach, a splash pad, art sculptures and children’s playgrounds.Bringing Rogers Partners and ASD|SKY’s design to life, design, engineering and metal plate fabricator MG McGrath installed CENTRIA Econolap aluminum perforated panels on the roof of the pier head, pavilion and education center areas of St. Pete pier. Ideal for the saltwater environment, the lightweight system was also w

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Stanley A. Milner Library

Ceilings Elevate Iconic Community Focal Point

The Edmonton Public Library celebrated the grand opening of its renewed Stanley A. Milner Library and has become a focal point for the community and culture in downtown Edmonton. The updated library not only reinvented its former box-shaped structure into a flowing, angular, modern icon, but also reimagined its interior as a brighter, quieter, more inviting and innovative public space. Anchoring an emerging cultural district around Sir Winston Churchill Square, the Milner Library helps create a thriving and vibrant downtown Edmonton. Meeting the growing and changing needs of the Milner Library’s 1.2 million annual visitors, Teeple Architects reshaped the interior to bett

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U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum, Colorado Springs, Colo.

“A Museum of Hopes and Dreams” Celebrates Team USA

Inspired by an athlete springing into motion, the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum  exterior appears as four petal-like pieces spinning out from a central atrium.  Tasked with constructing the museum’s exterior, MG McGrath, sought to create a skin that matched architecture firm Diller, Scofidio + Renfro’s vision of a building structure and overall exterior visual effect that encapsulated the passion, dedication and endurance of an Olympic athlete in perpetual motion.

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Franklin & Marshall College Winter Visual Arts Center, Lancaster, Pa.

A Visceral Glow

Supporting Steven Holl Architects’ unique “box-kite-shaped” design for the three-story Franklin & Marshall College Winter Visual Arts Center in Lancaster, Pa., Bendheim was challenged to create a unique, parallel, single-glazed, tip-to-tip framing configuration for the curved glass walls. 

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