Building Gets Green with Unique Lighting and Water Features

March 26, 2008
March 26, 2008
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Building Gets Green with Unique Lighting and Water Features
San Diego-based Architects | Delawie Wilkes Rodrigues Barker used such sustainable features as high-efficiency lighting; gas absorption chillers, boilers, and water heaters; “light transfer” skylights; photovoltaic shade canopies, and more at Qualcomm’s Building W Campus in San Diego. The building recently earned LEED Gold certification and surpasses California’s energy standards by more than 15 percent.
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Renovation Gives Hotel Back Its Modern Edge
Marble floors, art deco-inspired wall sconces, a gold-painted ceiling, and a dramatic chandelier are some of the unique design elements to be included in the $65 million remodeling of the New Yorker Hotel. The renovation will also include a new automatic revolving door, a new heating and air-conditioning system, and free Wi-Fi for guests.
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Facility Puts Architecture and Engineering on Display
The new 80,000-square-foot Engineering and Computer Science Classroom Building being built at Florida Atlantic University will use exposed building systems to create a living laboratory where students can learn from the building’s architecture. STH Architectural Group Inc. uses precast concrete and glass in the design to give the building a contemporary feel.
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Vibrant Design Re-energizes Chicago Hotel
Thompson, Ventulett, Stainback, and Associates recently received a design award for its renovation of the Hyatt O’Hare that included a new landscaping design as well as a monumental glass staircase. Stone flooring and backlit onyx walls grace the atrium space, which also features fixed seating areas for socialization and a custom-blown glass chandelier.
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Science Facility Simulation Rooms Take Shape
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Expansion Gives Cancer Center "Spa-Like Feel"
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