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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
July 08, 2011
WRL has been ranked as one of the Top 100 Green Design Firms by Engineering News-Record for the third year in a row. WRL Director of Sustainability, Roger Chang is quoted extensively in an accompanying article on the state of green design.
Author: Roger Chang
June 09, 2011
It all starts with a thing. it could be an object, such as a book or a piece of clothing. It could be a sound, such as a voice recording or a music track. Each has a story to tell. The depth at which that story is communicated to the masses differs depending on several factors, including the medium. Museums, theme parks, and even corporations struggle with storytelling, which can be imperative to their success. Link: http://www.proavmagazine.com/design/its-still-rock-and-roll-to-me.aspx
Author: Raymond kent
June 08, 2011
CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum's first redesign in its 15-year history is nearly complete and includes several vibrant new exhibit spaces, state-of-the-art interactive technology and lighting, improved way-finding and hundreds of new artifacts, including the most comprehensive collection of Beatles' items; a number of which are on display to the public for the first time.
"The Rock Hall's extensive redesign includes the most comprehensive,...