Case Studies

First Federal Bank of Florida

Bank Helps Planned Development Build Community Ties

A new branch for First Federal Bank of Florida puts an industrial twist on basic gabled designs to create a quirky, inviting building that is highlighted with standing-seam metal panels used for both the roof and walls. Developers of the new 2,900-acre community of Wildlight in northeast Florida, about 20 miles north of Jacksonville, are emphasizing historic styles for buyers’ homes and townhomes. The new bank branch is sited within the community’s burgeoning village center, which also includes a supermarket along with a number of restaurants and retailers. Designers with the Jacksonville office of Dasher Hurst Architects were given a few guidelines from the community, which incl

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Neolith Calacatta Polished Iron Frost at the Marriott Budapest

Budapest Hotel ‘Pulls Out Stops’ with Interior Design

The Marriott Hotel in Budapest wanted to wow guests as soon as they enter the establishment. Budapest is a historic city with a unique culture, and some of the world’s most refined and exquisite architecture; it overflows with powerful visual statements, inspiring awe wherever one looks. In such an eclectic destination, globally renowned hotel group Marriott knew it would have to pull out all the stops to create a space which would wow guests and visitors as soon as they entered. Working with Twenty2Degrees, the operator was keen to incorporate materials into the design which could perform as well as they looked. Further, the group has a robust sustainability strategy, so any

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The Mother Arnetta Crawford Housing Bronx, N.Y.

Bronx Housing Project Gets Custom Clean Look

Low-income families and people with special needs can take advantage of the specially constructed units in New York City. The $27 million, 78,000-sq.-ft. building opened in May 2015. Designed to LEED Silver standards, the building has 84 rental units and 21 parking spaces. The Mother Arnetta Crawford Housing project in the Bronx, N.Y., would have an entirely different look if it followed the original plans for a brick and block structure. Research brought the construction team to a new material and appearance. Rella Fogliano and Joseph Breda, president and principal of Pelham, N.Y.-based Macquesten Development, respectively, thought this low-income housing building could be much more to the

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Stanley A. Milner Library

Ceilings Elevate Iconic Community Focal Point

The Edmonton Public Library celebrated the grand opening of its renewed Stanley A. Milner Library and has become a focal point for the community and culture in downtown Edmonton. The updated library not only reinvented its former box-shaped structure into a flowing, angular, modern icon, but also reimagined its interior as a brighter, quieter, more inviting and innovative public space. Anchoring an emerging cultural district around Sir Winston Churchill Square, the Milner Library helps create a thriving and vibrant downtown Edmonton. Meeting the growing and changing needs of the Milner Library’s 1.2 million annual visitors, Teeple Architects reshaped the interior to bett

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The Crestron installation is a cohesive lighting automation system that allows stadium management to easily upgrade lighting preferences and closely monitor and control energy expenditures for Lambeau Field.

Lambeau Leaps for Integrated Lighting Solution

Using disparate lighting control systems, Lambeau Field sought a solution from one single lighting platform. In operation since 1957, Lambeau Field is one of the most legendary and long-standing sporting venues in the United States. The stadium underwent a significant renovation in 2001 and has added several upgrades and expansions since then. As a result of these two decades of changes, there were over 12 disparate lighting control systems from different manufacturers that were not fully integrated. This sparked the search for a single technology provider that could unify and standardize solutions into one ecosystem.

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Roof Hatches Integral to Seattle Hotel Design

The $470 million, LEED Gold Hyatt Regency Seattle is the new crown jewel for the Emerald City. The Hyatt Regency Seattle soars more than 500 ft. and is the largest in the Pacific Northwest. One key component in the construction process—often overlooked in luxury hotels—was in the installation of roof hatches to provide rooftop access to mechanical equipment.

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Amicus Therapeutics

Curing Diseases in an Inspiring Space

Amicus Therapeutics is dedicated to “the fight to remain at the forefront of therapies for rare and orphan diseases.” It is a mission that is incredibly personal to Chairman and ceo, John F. Crowley. Two of his children were born with Pompe disease, a rare neuromuscular genetic disease that Amicus is working to cure in its new 46,000-sq.-ft. Global Research and Gene Therapy Center of Excellence in University City Square, Philadelphia, Pa.This state-of-the-art research facility is located in the top two floors of a 14-story tower, which was itself a design challenge, because the building was not inherently equipped to provide the security and hazard control required in biosafety l

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U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum, Colorado Springs, Colo.

“A Museum of Hopes and Dreams” Celebrates Team USA

Inspired by an athlete springing into motion, the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum  exterior appears as four petal-like pieces spinning out from a central atrium.  Tasked with constructing the museum’s exterior, MG McGrath, sought to create a skin that matched architecture firm Diller, Scofidio + Renfro’s vision of a building structure and overall exterior visual effect that encapsulated the passion, dedication and endurance of an Olympic athlete in perpetual motion.

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