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April 11, 2013
After 23 months of construction, the Wayne Aspinall Federal Building and Courthouse in Grand Junction, Colo., has been rededicated, signaling the completion of the U.S. General Services Administration's transformation of the 95-year-old building into a LEED Platnum, net-zero-energy showpiece. The project [profiled in Ecostructure in the March/April 2012 issue, bit.ly/10vQnYR] aims to be the first net-zero building on the National Register of Historic Places.
A one-year performance period will begin this April, during which...
August 18, 2012
Renovated Allen Theatre at PlayhouseSquare embodies local excellence in architecture for the performing arts
They ought to slap a nice big "Made in Cleveland" sign on the renovated Allen Theatre at PlayhouseSquare in downtown Cleveland.
That's because four decades of historic preservation and renovation at the city's downtown theater complex have made Cleveland a national leader in architecture for the performing arts - not to mention a great place to see a show.
Renovated by the Cleveland architecture firm of Westlake Reed Leskosky, the Allen...
Author: Steven Litt, Plain Dealer
February 29, 2012
The Mob Museum opened to the public on February 14, 2012.
This $42 million project for the City of Las Vegas rehabilitates a historic former U.S. Post Office and federal courthouse into The Mob Museum, a contemporary cultural destination in the heart of downtown focusing on the history, significance, and influence of organized crime and law enforcement. The 41,000 square foot museum contains approximately 17,000 square feet of exhibit galleries on three floors,...
November 28, 2011
THE 92~YEAR-OLD (and still fully functioning)
Wayne N. Aspinall Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in Grand Junction, Colo., is slated to become the country's first net-zero energy usage historic building. "This project is part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), with a primary goal to help the country's economic recovery, as well as to create more energy-efficient buildings and try our new technologies' says MIike Owens, the U.S. General Services Administration's (GSA) Regional...
Author: Anne Dullaghan
October 14, 2011
Little more than a month after opening its doors, the Lone Tree Arts Center is in nearly overwhelming demand for meeting space, and one nearby restaurant hired extra staff to help accommodate the hungry arts patrons spilling through their doors.
The tremendous response has center director Lisa Rigsby Peterson and her staff feeling happily frazzled.
"We're a little tired, but we're really gratified," Peterson said.
The first public performance debuted at the center Sept....
August 30, 2011
The WRL DC Office has been awarded LEED for Commercial Interiors Gold by the USGBC. WRL developed a full interior fitout package using an integrated design process. Features include a high level of thermal comfort controllability, efficient daylight and occupant responsive electric lighting, operable windows, siting in a building located over two subway lines, use of environmentally preferred materials, and a full carbon offset for estimated electricity usage.
Author: Roger Chang