July/August 2018

Office at Tech Startup Working Smart

Creative use of furniture helps tech startup smartly design a workplace solution to create maximum workspaces. After quickly outgrowing its first office, designed in collaboration with Poppin, Honey, an LA-based shopping app/tech startup, needed to open a second location that felt beautiful and on-brand, creating a seamless experience for employees between offices.

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YETI's HQ Stays True to Progressive Mission

Located in Austin, Texas, YETI stays true to the company’s mission, using a variety of sustainable building materials in its construction. Fast-growing outdoor brand YETI Coolers recently opened the doors of its brand-new global headquarters in Austin, a showcase of sustainable building materials and finishes. The 175,000-sq.-ft. complex comprises two 87,500-sq.-ft. buildings, designed by Gensler and landscape architects TBG Partners, includes amenities in line with the company’s outdoor lifestyle brand such as cornhole sets, hammocks and barbecue pits. Inspired by YETI’s mission, the design team crafted a workplace as earthy and authentic as the brand itself. The campus fe

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Metal Roof Helps Preserve Historic School

Multiple problems, including an aging structure and a failing asphalt roof, led Bibb County, Ga. Schools to recover the roof of historic Alexander II Magnet School with a symmetrical standing seam metal roof. The original building that housed the Alexander II Magnet School in Macon, Ga., was completed in 1902. Several significant additions through the years have brought the entire facility up to 41,650 sq. ft. In June 2000, Alexander II was named to the list of 11 Most Endangered Historic places by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.“During an assessment, we discovered that the asphalt shingles were installed with no ventilation and heavy insulation,” says Jody Usry of

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Safety and Better Views at a Sports Arena

Detroit’s Little Caesar Arena features glass and aluminum rails to provide spectator safety, and give them optimum views from higher seating arrangements.  Giving new meaning to the term “upper level,” Detroit’s Little Caesars Arena features a unique gondola-style seating area that is suspended high above the playing area. This exceptional arrangement would not be possible, nor useful, without several hundred feet of strong, secure glass Track Rail provided by Trex Commercial Products.Home to the NHL’s Red Wings and NBA’s Pistons, Little Caesars Arena is located in The District Detroit and is designed to be one of the most intimate venues in both hock

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