Case Study

1010 Sherbrooke West Lobby

Three-Dimensional Design Creates Lobby Focal Point

Triangular-shaped ceiling panels arranged asymmetrically at various angles create the visual of a geodesic dome in the lobby of a landmark office building in downtown Montreal. The renovation of the elevator lobby inside the 1010 Sherbrooke West office building in downtown Montreal was long overdue. The dimly lit lobby had a cavernous feel and included outdated features such as the half-barrel shaped ceiling that dominated the 700-sq.-ft. space.“Our goal was to add pattern and shape to the ceiling with the necessary lighting for it to become a beautiful focal point,” says Andre Dimitrovas, senior interior designer at Groupe Marchande Architecture Design (GMAD) of Montreal. T

BENCHMARK Designwall 4000

Build It Like Beckham

The new DVR PNK Stadium—home to Miami’s professional soccer club, Inter Miami CF, needed a signature look with a modern feel, under tight time constraints. In 2014, David Beckham and a group of investors started plans for a new stadium in Miami, but getting the necessary approvals for the endeavor proved challenging. The project fell through multiple times, but, in 2019, the group finally received permission to build a massive sports complex site next to Miami’s international airport. Unfortunately, Miami’s first professional MLS team was set to debut in early 2020, leaving too little time to build a stadium on the proposed site. Instead, they decided to re-purpo

Serenity now The eight canopies provide visitors to the New York Botanical Garden a place to find some shade and charge their mobile devices.

Enjoying Super Shade

Solar-powered canopies provide New York Botanical Garden visitors a chance to rest and recharge. Visitors to the New York Botanical Garden needed a place where they could seek shade, enjoy a beverage, and charge their mobile devices. To solve the garden’s need for accessible, sheltered outdoor seating, the NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) and the Botanical Garden turned to Pvilion and their solar-powered shade canopies.

SONEX Valueline Panels

The Fabric-Wrapped Fiberglass Sky Is Falling… On Students

Officials at Toronto’s Islington Junior Middle School needed to replace old ceiling panels that were a danger to students and staff. Islington Junior Middle School in Toronto had a problem. The fabric-wrapped fiberglass panels installed on the ceilings and walls in many of the classrooms were detaching and dropping to the floor. They had to be replaced and quickly before they landed on an unsuspecting student or faculty member. The school needed ceiling panels that could be easily installed, even on its curved ceilings. The ideal panels would also be able to offer sound management that could help create quieter classrooms. Sound management is a common problem in schools. Typical classr

Horton Automatics Swing doors

Swing and Slide into the Future

Medical facilities have specialized access needs so choosing the right door system is critical in today’s ever-changing healthcare environment. The 120,000-sq.-ft. Medical Center Muncy in northern Pennsylvania, which opened in January, has a full-service emergency department, clinical decision unit, intensive care unit, operating suite, 20 inpatient beds and primary and specialty care areas.When construction began on the new $100 million medical center architects at NBBJ needed a door system that would meet the demanding requirements specific to the clinical sector.

MBCI panels at the Public Service Complex in San Marcos, Texas

Metal Proves its Mettle in Texas

A metal roof offered the optimal surface for a large field of solar panels helping the city of San Marcos meet their sustainability goals. Looking to consolidate public service departments and agencies scattered across the city into a modern, centralized location, the city of San Marcos, Texas, constructed nine buildings on a single site. The new Public Service Complex was designed to increase communication between departments and give the city an opportunity to grow in place over the next several years.“We wanted to create a flexible office space that provided natural daylighting to all the occupants within a very tight budget,” said Project Manager Edgar Zarate of Lawrence Grou

Strait Rx, Infinity Rx

A Prescription of Acoustic Flooring for Patients, Staff at Methodist Mansfield

Renovated medical center’s NICU experiences the unexpected quiet of vinyl Rx surfacing. The center in Mansfield, Texas, began the $8.7 million expansion of its existing Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in 2018. The hospital, which offers full-service maternity care, added eight private rooms, family amenities, a state-of-the-art infant security system, and dedicated respiratory and lactation support spaces. They needed a flooring fit for the job. Interior designer Whitney Hendrickson had unique insight into what the space demanded. Prior to becoming a certified interior designer, Hendrickson was a pediatric nurse.When it came time to select the flooring, Hendrickson recalled a 2017

The blue-tinted glass of Los Angeles’ 54-story JW Marriott/Ritz Carlton hybrid complex is visually appealing, but all those windows had the building’s HVAC system working overtime.

Gotta Wear Shades

Interior window film delivers big benefits to the JW Marriott/Ritz Carlton hybrid complex in Los Angeles. The abundant sunshine in Southern California makes it a beach lover’s hotspot, but those same solar rays sometimes force the HVAC systems of Los Angeles to sweat. One such building—the 54-story JW Marriott/Ritz Carlton hybrid complex—has an exterior that is sheathed in blue-tinted glass. The visual effect is stunning, but those many windows made it a challenge to cool.

Eco-Promenade pavers

From Parking Lot to Sustainable Park

Permeable pavers helped Hoboken Southwest Park integrate an urban public space with storm protection. As part of an extensive resiliency plan to mitigate flooding in a Hoboken, N.J., neighborhood, the team at Starr Whitehouse had to design a space that would transform a one-acre parking lot into a one-of-a-kind park. The selection of products and systems was influenced by the end goal of creating a vibrant and livable space, while meeting the city’s demand for sustainability. The design needed to integrate green infrastructure, capable of managing large quantities of water from intense rainstorms.


When the Lights Went Out in UGA’s Sanford Stadium

Some might say that the newly retrofitted lighting system at the University of Georgia football stadium gave the newly crowned NCAAF champion Bulldogs an added home field advantage. The executive team at Sanford Stadium needed to replace the existing 20-year-old antiquated lighting system that no longer met NCAA National Broadcast lighting standards. In addition to a much-needed upgrade, the facility management team at UGA wanted to incorporate sports lighting that delivered a great broadcast, and provided an entertaining, “Super Bowl” fan experience for students, athletes and spectators. According to Mike Bibow, Assistant AD Digital and Production, University of Georgia, &l