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Steelscape Ultra-Matte Colors Revolutionize Metal Roofing and Siding

Kalama, WA –  Subtle, refined, and revolutionary, Steelscape launches Natural Matte, an innovative range of ultra-matte exterior finishes for metal roofing and siding. Inspired by the organic matte surfaces that are all around us, this range of six refined colors delivers a balanced, non-reflective light interaction for ultimate design flexibility. Natural Matte uses microscopic light-disruptive […]

Pennsylvania College New Design Delivers Stunning Curved Design

New York – Eight helically-curved, double-glazed, 16-foot channel glass walls by Bendheim are key to the design of the new Franklin & Marshall College Winter Visual Arts Center in Lancaster, Pa. They clad the building’s 2nd and Mezzanine levels and define its celebrated “box-kite” shape. Steven Holl Architects designed the $29 million project – a […]

Three Ways to Create Effective Landscapes for Impactful Futures

This blog was contributed by Paul Haden, Founder/CCO of C2 Collaborative. The idea of cost effective landscape crosses several lines of thought. All landscapes — and I’m speaking of built landscape — begin with intention and audience. The process of defining your audience and the design intent are clearly the keys to moving forward. Yes, […]

Cozy Accessory Dwelling Unit Scores for Style and Energy Efficiency

Boulder, CO – One of the hottest housing trends in the U.S. is the ADU or Accessory Dwelling Unit. Located on the same lot as a single-family home, the independent residential unit can be a guest house or a home for extended family. Tres Birds designed and built a cozy ADU in Boulder, Colorado. The […]

Cool Roof Options with New Lorin Anodized Aluminum Roofing

Muskegon, MI – Lorin Industries, Inc., is proud to announce the ClearMatt® Architectural Class I finish and its full line of anodized aluminum for use with roofing products. Lorin anodized aluminum is a high-design, environmentally responsible, easy-to-install, long-term solution, ideal for a broad range of commercial and residential architectural applications, including exterior paneling and cool […]

Forté Selected as a Top Luxury and Custom Home Builder in 2021 Best of Las Vegas

Las Vegas – Forté Specialty Contractors, a construction company known for its experiential design and luxury home builds, received two gold designations from the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s 2021 Best of Las Vegas Awards. Nominated in the “Luxury Home Builder” and “Custom Home Builder” categories, Forté was selected by readers through a popular vote. This year […]

Bendheim’s Space-Travel-Inspired Architectural Glass Creates Vibrant Visual Aesthetics

New York, NY – Bendheim has introduced three new colorways – Jupiter, Neptune and Saturn – to its line of Optichroic® dichroic glass. The fresh color-shifting hues expand architects’ and interior designers’ material palette, providing new ways to create dynamic light and color effects. Bendheim’s dichroic glass is innately interactive in nature. As the viewer’s […]

Get Your Building Winter Ready with Fall Inspections and Maintenance

This blog was contributed by Western Specialty Contractors. Winter is right around the corner. With the changing seasons comes freeze and thaw cycles, falling pine needles and leaves, organic growth and harsh weather conditions that can wreak havoc on a building or structure’s exterior if not maintained properly. Conducting an annual fall building inspection will […]

Sustainable Construction Materials Promote Healthy Residence Halls

This blog was contributed by KWK Architects. In 1984, the World Health Organization suggested that up to 30% of new and renovated buildings had excessive complaints related to indoor air quality, which was directly related to Sick Building Syndrome. According to the EPA, Sick Building Syndrome describes situations in which building occupants experience acute health […]