A Great Time to be a “Tween”

June 25, 2008
June 25, 2008
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A Great Time to be a “Tween”

A new Limited Too store in Winston Salem, NC, is sure to keep “tween” girls (ages 8 to 12) wide-eyed – and their parents’ wallets open. Chute Gerdeman Retail created the store with sophisticated, elegant, modern-style elements such as indirect lighting, windows with quick-change flexibility, and white walls and ceilings that let the colorful merchandise be the star.
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Finding France in Little Havana
Once a printing facility, the renovated Alliance Française Village, a new facility in the Little Havana district of Miami, now contains several audiovisual elements, including surround-sound audio for movie screenings and different sound and lighting options for events. A large plasma screen greets visitors in the reception area. The building also includes an energy recovery HVAC system, new and reinforced structural support systems, and new MEPS systems.
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Now That’s a Green Building!
Giving a new meaning to “green” building, a plant conservation building of the Chicago Botanic Garden will greatly expand opportunities for scientists and researchers to study native plants. . The facility will feature a 10,000-square-foot green roof and will provide a viewing gallery so guests can see scientists at work.
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A Not-So-Simple Site
Sokut Construction Inc. recently broke ground for a new high school in Riverside, CA, on a tricky site – to put it mildly. The $7.5 million project includes a 3,000-foot-long, 20-foot-high retaining wall to be carved out of an adjacent mountain. About 350,000 cubic yards of dirt will be removed to allow creation of a support system for the building façade.
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Briefly Noted

Santa Monica Building Garners Design Award
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Historic Farms Inspire YMCA Facility
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