October 03, 2007

Oct. 3, 2007
October 03, 2007
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PHOTO: ©Tim Hursley, The Arkansas Office.

Museum Connects Campus, Community
The new Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art in Overland Park, KS, is more than a repository for art: It is an artistic journey. The limestone-clad and glass-enclosed modern structure, built on the Johnson County Community College campus, connects to the surrounding community through a welcoming design punctuated by a dramatic 22-foot cantilever. The feature is enhanced by a stunning LED installation by artist Leo Villareal.
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PHOTO: ©Robert CanfieldForce of Nature Ecology and ingenuity collide at the EPA Region 8 Headquarters in Denver. The building’s finely tuned form harvests daylight through a unique double-L structure, innovative light reflectors, and a layered interior lighting scheme that also maximizes occupant comfort. A bamboo-clad “grand staircase” flanked by a water wall evokes the sites and sounds of nature. Read the complete article …

School Takes Cue from Famed Lounge

The historic Ambassador Hotel is the backdrop for the Los Angeles Unified School District’s first K-12 school campus. Heritage School’s high school auditorium will be built where the hotel’s nightclub, the Coconut Grove, was and incorporate design elements from the famed lounge. Other campus buildings will include modern touches such as thermal-displacement ventilation.
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AIA/CES Technology Classroom

Providing ‘Green’ Solutions with Geothermal Applications
This course, approved for one AIA/CES Learning Unit (HSW), offers a detailed overview of geothermal heat pump systems and how they can contribute to an energy-efficient and environmentally friendly HVAC strategy.
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ARCHI-TECH & NSCA e-Lunch and Learn Webinar Series

Webinar: Avoiding the Glare – How to Specify Lighting for Conference Rooms

This seminar, which takes place Oct. 25 at noon Central time, will show attendees how to light conference spaces so they not only look good but also support an accurate, timely, and comfortable exchange of information. Issues discussed will include vision and perception; light sources; luminaires (fixtures); control systems; and case studies.

Cost is $125 or $199 for this and another webinar, “Planning for LEED®: How to Generate LEED Points by Specifying Products in Areas You Never Thought Of,” which takes place Nov. 7.

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Dramatic Dadaist Museum Opens in Germany

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Retail Chain Aims to Save Some Penneys
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ARCHI-TECH AV Awards e-Lunch and Learn Webinar Series

Register for the ARCHI-TECH AV Awards e-Lunch and Learn webinar series, produced in partnership with InfoComm International. Each webinar will feature the 2007 AV Award winners from the InfoComm International Trade Show. Learn firsthand how the AV design and technology challenges were met, from the people who met them in these “best-practice” case studies. Architects can earn one AIA credit by attending, and InfoComm International Members can earn one RU credit.

Each webinar is 60 minutes long and takes place at 12:00 p.m. Central time
(1 p.m. Eastern, 11 a.m. Mountain, and 10 a.m. Pacific).
Registration is FREE.
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September 26, 2007 Thom Talks
September 19, 2007 Libya Unveils Ecotourism Project
September 12, 2007 High-Tech Hospital Has Historic, Maritime Flavor
September 05, 2007 Green Newspaper Building Makes Cents
August 29, 2007 Taking Green to the Bank
August 22, 2007 Where Art Thou Romeo?
August 15, 2007 Museum Re-enacts History’s Heroism
August 08, 2007 Building a Zero-Energy Commercial Office

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