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Pier at St. Petersburg, Fla.

St. Petersburg Attraction

Earning the distinction of the second Best New Attraction of 2020 in USA Today’s Readers’ Choice awards, a new 3,065-ft.-long pier on 26 acres in St. Petersburg, Fla., features educational facilities, restaurants, a pavilion and picnic area, boat docks, tram stops, an event center, swimming beach, a splash pad, art sculptures and children’s playgrounds.Bringing Rogers Partners and ASD|SKY’s design to life, design, engineering and metal plate fabricator MG McGrath installed CENTRIA Econolap aluminum perforated panels on the roof of the pier head, pavilion and education center areas of St. Pete pier. Ideal for the saltwater environment, the lightweight system was also w

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Durasein Rooted Collection

Seamless Surfaces

Rooted Collection is Durasein’s latest texture of solid surface materials featuring a merger of nature and technology. Created to mimic the warmth and visual texture of wood, the collection is made up of three colors, the first being Hickory. The 100% acrylic solid surface material is resistant to scratches, impact and heat.

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Axiom Indirect Field Light Coves from Armstrong Ceiling & Wall Solutions

See the Light

The new Axiom Indirect Field Light Coves from Armstrong Ceiling & Wall Solutions provide control over finished aesthetics by offering a variety of options and sizes with both ceiling-to-wall and ceiling-to-ceiling coves. They offer predictable lighting performance and perfect integration with select Armstrong MetalWorks and WoodWorks ceilings and suspension systems. The pre-fabricated corners can be modified if unexpected field conditions arise.

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ecoustic Ceiling Edit acoustic ceiling tiles by Unika Vaev are

Lighting the Way

The ecoustic Ceiling Edit acoustic ceiling tiles by Unika Vaev are both decorative and highly functional. They fit into any existing T-grid or drop-in suspended ceiling system, are available in five designs (Angle, Code, Data, Dot or Ray) and can be integrated with LED lights. Two sound-absorbing thicknesses are available; the 0.47-in. tiles are available in 15 colors and the 0.94-in. tiles are available in five neutral colors. They are produced with 100% PET (up to 80% recycled content).

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New Horizons Collection from Kirei

Tune Out the Noise

Designed to limit waste and scaled for spaces large and small, the New Horizons Collection from Kirei features five EchoLine acoustic products defined by clean lines and simple, minimalist textures. The new collection—EchoEdge, EchoLine 45, EchoLine Subway, the Embossed Panel Series, and EchoTile Ascent—facilitates healthier interior environments that are visually compelling and easy for designers and architects to specify. The EchoLine offers designers 31 colors and endless customization options and is 100% PET.

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Designer Laminates Collection

Timeless Design

The Designer Laminates Collection Antibacterial from ASI | Architectural Systems  incorporates cutting edge technology with the newest finishes and textures. The collection consists of 13 wood grains, solid colors and textured patterns that are treated with a proprietary additive that inhibits the growth and spread of bacterial colonies and fungus. Homogenous, non-porous, easy to maintain, scratch and impact resistant, these HPL laminates are GREENGUARD Gold Certified, contributingto sustainability.

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Moz Designs' Blendz Patina Collection

Mosey on Over

Oakland-based metal experts' Moz Designs has introduced new earth-toned colorways as an extension of the Blendz Patina Collection. The new colors bring the look of naturally timeworn textures to commercial spaces using lightweight metal materials. Available in rusted copper hues, deep forest greens, and moody grays, the colors appear antique while maintaining a smooth, easy-to-clean finish. Crafted with 100% recyclable aluminum.

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Iso Work Lounge

Space Shaper

Combining the comfort of a lounge chair with partitions for privacy, Arcadia's Iso Work Lounge Collection provides a welcome and quiet space to sit, work and focus. Armless lounge and love seat models, as well as panels, perform beautifully alone or as an ensemble to create stand-alone modules, clusters, or expand into a multitude of well-proportioned arrangements for various meeting requirements.

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4747 Bethesda, Bethesda, Md.

The Grand Staircase

Enhancing the lobby experience at 4747 Bethesda in Bethesda, Md., Banker Wire SZ-4 mesh flanks the ceremonial three-story staircase, lending transparency behind multiple glass panes. Stainless steel melded with bronze-aged copper wire mesh creates a unique weave that changes with the viewer’s angle. “Contrasting the bronze-embossed glass that clads the building, the lobby is articulated as a jewel box,” says Ruben Quesada, designer, ZGF Architects, the architect on the project. “The combination of the copper and stainless steel pairs well with the other timeless materials in the space—bronze, Italian marble and walnut wood—creating a cohesive design messag

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Thaden School, Bentonville, Ark.

Reels and Wheels

Designed to recreate the green-gold metallic finish of a 1967 Mustang Shelby Cobra GT500 sports car, Sherwin-Williams created a customized coating per Marlin Blackwell Architects’ specifications for Thaden School in Bentonville, Ark. Featuring the “Reels” film and production studio, and the “Wheels” physics and mechanics building, rainscreen metal panels from Morin are finished with the Fluropon SR—a 70% PVDF resin-based architectural coating with solar-reflective pigments. The specialty coating helps resist heat absorption and supports the buildings’ energy efficiency ENERGY STAR, LEED and Cool Roof Rating Council program criteria.The campus also to

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