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Mixed-Use, Transit-Oriented Development Earns Gold

The city of Portland, Oregon’s new 10-story, mixed use, transit-oriented development known as Slate earned LEED Gold. Formerly Block 75, the high-efficiency building features window, entrance and unitized curtainwall systems. A cornerstone in the city’s efforts to revitalize the Burnside Bridgehead area, Slate rises on a previously vacant lot. Opened in Sept. 2016, the project spans 147,000 sq. ft. and offers 75 market-rate apartment units on the upper six floors; 35,000 sq. ft. of creative co-working office workspace on the second and fourth floors; and 7800 sq. ft. of retail space at street level.Designed by Works Progress Architecture for co-developers Urban Development Partne


Bring out the National Guard

Supporting two units of the 834th Aviation Support Battalion, the LEED Silver certified Minnesota National Guard Arden Hills Army Training Site features Wausau blast hazard-mitigating curtainwall and window systems and Tubelite thermal entrance systems. Architect Burns & McDonnell specified 4250i-BHM INvent blast hazard-mitigating windows, tested for compliance with the General Services Administration and Dept. of Defense and 9000 sq. ft. of Wausau’s 7250 Series SuperWall.


Into the New

Nation’s oldest anthropology library, Harvard University’s Tozzer Anthropology Library, gets a LEED Gold facelift. Harvard University’s Tozzer Anthropology Library—the nation’s oldest anthropology library—was founded in 1866 as part of the Peabody Museum. In 1971, a new building was constructed to house the growing collection of ethnology, archaeology and related anthropological items. As the building aged, its condition deteriorated to the point that the three-story structure was considered uninhabitable. That condition, along with Harvard leadership’s strong desire to consolidate the school’s programs under one roof led the way for the newly renovated and expanded Tozzer Anthropology Build