Rock the Block: Masonry Goes Heavy Metal

Landscape designer Rocio Gertler, principal of LdG, and the team, found a creative way to re-imagined a former utilities building and parking lot in San Diego into a stylish campus amenity for office tenant employees using McNichols' ECO-ROCK.The gabion-style wire containers created a partition and divider system that is custom-filled with angled rocks harvested from a local quarry. This Wire Mesh and frame grid system can be integrated into seating, partitions, and decorative features. Assembled in container-style arrangements along the slope outside the fitness center, the system became the basis of LdG’s plan for amphitheater-style seating that also became an outdoor e


Much Needed ‘Bounce’ in Design

Trampoline park gets much needed ‘bounce’ in design with guard rails. Kids, trampolines and safety make a fun combination, especially when the trampolines are located in an indoor recreational setting like Sky Zone Trampoline Parks. Sky Zone facilities attract customers of all ages, including toddlers and kids who like it for special event parties, adults looking for fun fitness recreation, and serious gymnasts. When it comes to the welfare of its customers, however, park operators consider more than the jumping area when incorporating safety precautions. The Sky Zone Trampoline Park in Newark, Del., which opened in 2014, the building and interior design are based on criteria from the corpor


Curtainwall Crowns Construction Equipment’s Display

When renovating its Tampa branch to upgrade the facility and corporate office, Flagler Construction Equipment wanted a creative way to display its products. Large in scale, Flagler’s products include giant excavators, backhoe loaders, pipe layers and compactors. An effective outdoor display area required a well-defined space large enough to showcase heavy-duty machines and trucks while complementing the renovated building. Flagler wanted its renovated building and product display area to help articulate its new business approach, which includes adding better systems, better technologies and better management tools to provide an exceptional customer experience. Because the original building w