Door for all Seasons

The AA 3200M Thermal Sliding Door, complete with its IsoPour Thermal Break Technology, merges the pour and debridge thermal break with polymer isolator technologies. Features include interior and exterior dual finish capabilities, low and standard threshold options, stainless-steel casters, tracks and fasteners, and an insect screen.

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Tulane Commons
Tulane Commons
Tulane Commons

The Heart of Campus

When students attending Tulane University walk into the heart of campus, they will be greeted by the recent completion of Tulane Commons, a 77,000-sq.-ft., three-story eatery, study area and event space. Open space and a floor-to-ceiling curtainwall is featured throughout the building to provide views of New Orleans, as well as the regal oak trees that line the lush quad on Tulane’s campus. The end result is a stunning addition to Tulane University that will attract the best and brightest students and faculty members from around the world. The vision behind the iconic building was to design a forward-thinking, multi-functional space that would reflect the three prominent university int

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Colorful Transformation

Formerly a well-worn plastics manufacturing facility, the new Technology Campus expansion for South Texas College in McCallen, Texas, features a standout façade clad in Alucobond aluminum composite material panels that highlight the school’s signature colors. The custom green, violet and silver-metallic hues specified by designers at Hidalgo, Texas-based EGV Architects offer a hard-to-miss counterpoint to neutral brick and split-face block. The panels’ durable finish promises to stand up to years of exposure to the Texas sun.

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Winter-Proof Walls

Winters in Traverse City can be brutal, so when planning its proposed four-story, 47,000-sq.-ft. Trailside45 apartment building in the northern Michigan town, owner, developer, contractor and operator, Westwind Construction, knew it needed a durable, energy-efficient exterior wall system that would also be attractive and easy to maintain. At first, the company tried life-sized samples of a stenciled brick design for the exterior wall. That didn’t achieve the look the design team wanted, so it explored other options.“We envisioned a modern, contemporary design and wanted a versatile exterior appearance, using as many textures as possible to provide exterior character,” said

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+VENOVO from Poggenpohl
+VENOVO from Poggenpohl

Free Your Space

+VENOVO from Poggenpohl is derived from an open layout concept. With cabinets no longer tethered to walls and floors, it sets the stage for people to break free from the conventions of defined workstations and spaces. Islands, lowboards and highboards can be combined and moved from one office to another.

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Vida, 45 Bartlett St., San Francisco

Viva Vida

With its undulating façade and pops of color, the DLR Group/Kwan Henmi-designed Vida 8-story mixed-use building in San Francisco blends style and sustainable design. To support the design’s large openings with deep wall cavities, the architects specified Winco Windows’ 1450 Series 4-in. unitized window wall. In addition, 3.25-in. zero sightline vents provide natural ventilation and clean sightlines. Taken together, the façade reflects the color and texture of the neighborhood’s Latin-influenced murals, craft and culture, and is scaled with respect to the adjacent buildings’ varied heights and setbacks.

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