July/August 2015

Custom Doors Help Airport Take Off

Sandpoint Airpark is a development shooting for a somewhat unique appeal: it is an upscale residential community that caters to people who love to fl y. The northern Idaho fly-in airpark community, set between Schweitzer Ski Mountains and Lake Pend Oreille, offers a rare opportunity in aviation real estate. It serves as an exclusive prototype home for aviators and their families. The development is comprised of 44 spacious lots and 10,000 sq. ft. of community common area with a recreation center, complete with pool and barbecue area. Part of the appeal of the development is its proximity to an airfield for propeller aircraft. Owners have the option to build a hangar or a residential hangar.

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Custom Metal Work Sets the Tone for 9/11 Museum

Create an appropriate atmosphere for the 9/11 Memorial Museum that reflects peace, honor and compassion for the spirits of those who perished during the terrorist attacks on America on Sept. 11, 2001. The architectural design objectives by Davis Brody Bond were intended to foster an environment that would achieve a balance; to honor not only the reality of the loss of life and physical destruction, but also to provide a memorial to the healing process that continues today. The 110,000 sq. ft. project was also working for certification as a LEED Gold project.

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New Era Kicks Off for Camp Hill High

Built in 1940, Christian L. Siebert Park, the home stadium of Camp Hill High School in southern Pennsylvania, was more noted for its cracked stands, sagging bleachers and sub-par on-field conditions than for providing a home-field advantage. In fact, most home teams, such as track & field, competed on the road or off-site; the Lions football team held halftime meetings on the pool deck rather than in the aging field house.

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Energy Performance Optimized at Self-Storage Facility

Group One Partners, a prominent northeast architectural firm, was commissioned by Conroy Development to design a modern 100,000-sq.-ft. self-storage facility in Boston’s Seaport District. Led by Antonino Donato AIA, LEED AP, the design team created Boston Seaport Self Storage, a four-story facility with nearly 1000 self-storage units equipped with state-of-the-art technology, secure access and a climate controlled environment. Designers specified insulated metal panels for Boston Seaport Self Storage for two primary reasons. To withstand the often-frigid Boston weather, the energy performance of the selected cladding had to be excellent. Design flexibility was also of prime importance to mak

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LED Lighting Transforms Public Schools

As part of a system-wide effort to improve energy efficiency and campus experience, Toledo Public Schools (TPS) in Toledo, Ohio selected LED lighting to illuminate the exterior of 42 of its school district campuses. LEDs delivered superior light quality and energy optimization while lowering the cost of ownership compared to outdated metal halide and high-pressure sodium alternatives they replaced.

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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

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Farm-Fresh, Modern Design

SHED, a market, café and community gathering space in Healdsburg, Calif., has celebrated the land, farming, food, art and culture of Northern Sonoma County since it opened in April 2013. Designed by Jensen Architects of San Francisco, the SHED architectural style incorporates prototypical farm building forms to support the vision of SHED co-owners Cindy Daniel and Doug Lipton: to create “a stronger connection to the land and the food we eat.” For the guardrail, Jensen initially considering a trellis-like arrangement; as the design developed, they realized they were really looking for transparency and openness at the guardrail. The building opens fully to the street, inviting people in and le

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Atlanta Luxury

When the time came to develop the 355-unit, five-story Berkshire Terminus upscale apartment building in Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood, the design team had one goal: complement the neighboring institutional and corporate office spaces while still offering something distinctive. “We wanted to be a good neighbor,” says Ben Hudgins, project manager and architect of Lord Aeck Sargent in Atlanta. “We wanted to conform to the design standard set by the existing campus while creating something unique.” As is the case with most urban infill projects, one of the biggest challenges was keeping roads and walkways open and accessible. In addition, the team needed to be sensitive to the neighboring busi

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