Retrofit

Past to Present

Historic motorcycle factory converted into affordable housing features high-performance windows with insulating spacers. Originally built in 1890, the building is famously known as the Indian Motorcycle’s former manufacturing mill facility. The company is credited with producing one of the first motorized bikes, and is considered to be the premier manufacturer of motorcycles in the racing industry. The vehicles also provided agile transportation to U.S. troops in World Wars I and II. They were distributed nationwide until the 1950s, and in 2011, the brand was reintroduced.The Mason Square Apartments II at Indian Motorcycle project, located in the McKnight National Historic District of

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Former American Graphophone Co. now houses the Great Oaks Charter School and a residential space in Bridgeport, Conn.

Historic Steel Replica Windows Fill Adaptive Reuse Needs

After the Connecticut State Historic Preservation Office rejected a window manufacturer looking to replace the windows from an early 20th century machine shop, Crosskey Architects turned to Graham Windows. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the adaptive reuse of the former American Graphophone Co. now houses the Great Oaks Charter School and an adjacent residential space in Bridgeport, Conn.To replace the rather large existing windows, Graham provided 680 SR6700 Steel Replica windows in fixed and fixed/projected configurations to simulate the authentic look of the original steel factory windows. The windows met the structural performance needs and historic requirements

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Historic Windows Light Up Sioux Falls Fire Station and Library

The Sioux Falls East Side Fire Station and Branch Library was constructed in 1916 and co-occupied by the city’s first motorized fire truck crew and its first satellite branch library. Despite opposing requirements for loud vs. quiet, the public servants shared the space until the 1960s. Architect Todd Stone, ceo and principal for Stone Group Architects, had always considered the building, located in Sioux Falls’ Heritage Park, to be a diamond in the rough. Over the years, as it slowly faded into disrepair, he never abandoned his dream of restoring and reawakening its past character. Stone’s vision became reality in 2017 when a decision by city officials allowed him to purch

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Athens High School, Athens, Texas

Metal Adds Modern Look

Façade retrofit is an effective option to consider as buildings are upgraded or converted to continue their service. Such was the case at Athens High School in Athens, Texas, which required a mix of renovation and new construction to bridge old and new buildings. To create a modern design, metal was chosen. Installed on the school were 10,800 sq. ft. of 24-gauge 12-in. PAC-CLAD Flush Panels in White and Silver finish, 17,500 sq. ft. of 24-gauge 12-in. Flush Soffit panels in White finish, and 5,500 sq. ft. of PAC-3000CS Composite Panel finished in a custom maroon school color. Cost was an issue, but ultimately the school felt the investment was made for the metal’s ability to create a d

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Defenses Up

Serving as a protective shield between customers and employees in retail and food service settings, Impact Security’s DefenseLite not only offers the hygienic protection sought in a new COVID-19 environment, but physical protection as well. 250 times stronger than glass, DefenseLite is a protective glazing that installs over existing windows and doors, and incorporates high-optic UV coated polycarbonate shields, multi-layer thin films and tough structural adhesives and anchors.

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Lighting Reformation

The Cathedral of Siena is one of Italy’s most important Gothic buildings. Inside, visitors are amazed by the unique mosaic floor consisting of more than 50 ornately decorated marble surfaces. In this new century, the church wished to highlight these treasures with more modern technology, specifically discreet, but powerful lighting fixtures that could throw light from distances more than 80 ft.—and be controlled in a more user-friendly fashion. Lighting designer Marco Nereo Rotelli was awarded the task and specified high-precision ERCO lighting tools for the purpose. The latter, in turn, employed Bluetooth Casambi technology to enable the lights to be simply controlled wirelessly

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1000 Sansome, San Francisco, Calif.

California Office Gets Facelift

Located in a revitalized shipping district of San Francisco, a four-story warehouse-turned-office space underwent a massive update. At more than 60,000 sq. ft., the 1000 Sansome building was in stark contrast amid the historic personality of San Francisco homes and offices. Lundberg Design & MacCracken Architects were tasked with updating the outdated space with a modern design and increased daylighting. Prior to the renovation, the structure was a dimly lit, low-ceiling building with a second-floor entrance.

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Schluter-FINEC

Delicate and Discreet

A finishing and edge-protection profile for the external edges of tile coverings or mosaics, Schluter-FINEC is ideally suited for delicate tiles. Protecting the external edges of mitered tile, the profile’s thin, discreet reveal blends in with any décor.

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Façade Revamps Old San Jose Office Building

Designers customized a glass façade for San Jose’s 111 Market Square to attract new tenants. Modulus Architects customized a second-skin glass façade for 111 Market Square; the back-lit decorative glass cladding is a key element in the upgrade of two 1960’s Class B office towers into Class A commercial real estate assets.

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