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Glass Plays Significant Role in New Sandy Hook School

Oct 12th, 2016

Safety, security, natural light and views to nature were at the center of the design of the newly constructed Sandy Hook School in Newtown, Conn. Glass and glazing were key in attaining this goal.

Philly Style

May 20th, 2016

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Convention is underway in Philadelphia. As usual, it’s a non-stop event for us, with so many companies to see. Most of my morning on Thursday, opening day, was spent working on video that would be part of our first newscast of the show. But in the afternoon I had […]

GPAD Keynote: Glazing’s Role in Energy Consumption and What Can Be Done

Mar 16th, 2016

Buildings account for most of the energy consumption in the United States, and innovations in glass can help curb that trend. Stephen Selkowitz, senior advisor of building technology and urban systems at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, discussed the topic Tuesday during his keynote speech at Glass Processing Automation Days (GPAD). The conference is being held […]

Is the Future So Bright?

Apr 3rd, 2013

If studies done over the past couple decades hold true, taking advantage of natural light in architecture is ideal for not only improving comfort levels and energy savings, but also improving occupant performance and productivity. Research on natural light in schools, for instance, suggests children learn faster and do better on standardized tests in classrooms […]

Allied Health Facility at San Diego Mesa College Awarded LEED Gold Certification

Sep 15th, 2010

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has awarded LEED gold certification to the new three-story, 50,000-square-foot Allied Health Education and Training Facility at San Diego Mesa College in the Clairemont area of San Diego. Architects | Delawie Wilkes Rodrigues Barker was the project architect and McCarthy Building Companies Inc. served as the construction manager on […]

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