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The Towers at Young Harris College in Georgia by Lord Aeck Sargent

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Article source: Lord Aeck Sargent

At Young Harris College, when talking about the institution’s newest residence hall, you could recite the adage, “What’s old is new again,” and on the face of it, you’d be right.

YHC, which less than six years ago began its transition from a two-year to a four-year institution, hired architecture and planning firm Lord Aeck Sargent (LAS) to design the Towers– a 226-bed residence hall that opened in August 2013.

With double occupancy rooms arranged around communal bathrooms and a shared common area, the Towers sounds a lot like a mid-20th century dormitory building. But, there’s a twist.

The Towers at Young Harris College is a residence hall for freshmen only. It limits the space in the living units and maximizes common spaces in order to encourage socialization and community building among students just entering college,Image Courtesy © Jonathan Hillyer

The Towers at Young Harris College is a residence hall for freshmen only. It limits the space in the living units and maximizes common spaces in order to encourage socialization and community building among students just entering college,Image Courtesy © Jonathan Hillyer

  • Architects: Lord Aeck Sargent
  • Project: The Towers at Young Harris College
  • Location: Georgia, U.S.A
  • Photography: Jonathan Hillyer

The project team

  • Program manager: Brailsford & Dunlavey
  • Civil engineer and landscape architect: Eberly & Associates
  • Structural engineer: KSi Structural Engineers
  • MEP/FP engineer: Andrews, Hammock & Powell
  • Construction manager: DPR Hardin Construction

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Wavehouse (400 Grove) in Hayes Valley, San Francisco by Fougeron Architecture

Saturday, May 24th, 2014

Article source: Fougeron Architecture

400 Grove Street/Parcel H is a 33-unit market-rate development in the heart of Hayes Valley. This prominent site at the corner of Grove and Gough Streets is one of the parcels left vacant by the demolition of the Central Freeway, and is in a dynamic, urban San Francisco neighborhood.

Image Courtesy © Fougeron Architecture

Image Courtesy © Fougeron Architecture

  • Architects: Fougeron Architecture
  • Project: Wavehouse (400 Grove)
  • Location: Hayes Valley, San Francisco
  •  Software used:  Rhino and AutoCad.

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20th St. Offices in Santa Monica, CA by Belzberg Architects

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Article source: Belzberg Architects

Abstract

The 20th Street Offices serve as creative working studios for three design firms in Santa Monica, California.  Located on a 7,500 square foot lot in one of the United States top ‘green’ cities, they consist of approximately 6,800 sf of studio space at two stories with a mezzanine. Santa Monica earned this ranking with its extensive Green Building Program and public policies.  However, the prominence of sustainable initiatives in Santa Monica doesn’t end with policy; an extensive network of environmentally conscious citizens and business owners, of which the architects of the 20th Street Offices are a member, propels it forward.  It is the firm’s desire, along side of its latest trajectories in architectural design and theory, to responsibly lead its fellow citizens, colleagues, and clients in green building initiatives and made no exception when designing their own offices as they pursued a LEED-NC Gold rating.

Image Courtesy ©  Fotoworks/Benny Chan

Image Courtesy © Fotoworks/Benny Chan

  • Architects: Belzberg Architects
  • Project: 20th St. Offices
  • Location: Santa Monica, CA, U.S.A
  • Photography: Fotoworks/Benny Chan
  • Year: 2009
  • Status: Built
  • Project Type: Commercial
  • Construction: Type New
  • Size: 5,000 ft2
  • Client(s): Belzberg Architects
  • Principal: Hagy Belzberg
  • Project Manager: David Cheung, Carina Bien-Willner, Lauren Zuzack
  • Project Team: Aaron Leppanen, Andrew Atwood, Barry Gartin, Brock DeSmit, Chris Arntzen, Cory Taylor, Dan Rentsch, Eric Stimmel, Erik Sollom, Manish Desai, Justin Brechtel.
  • Structural Engineer: Andrew Chan
  • Mechanical Engineer: John Dorius & Associates
  • Electrical Consultant: A&F Consultants
  • Plumbing Consultant: Tom Nasrollahi
  • General Contractor: Belzberg Architects
  • Furniture: Ruben Bien-Willner
  • Special Fabrication: SC Sheetmetal
  • LEED Consulting: Eco-Consulting | LA

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Union Square Loft in New York by Paul Cha Architect

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Article source: Paul Cha Architect

Located in the bustling Union Square area, the 2500 SF trapezoid shaped loft is housed in a former department store, with original cast iron columns and tin ceilings. The client, an educational consultant, requested a tranquil residence for daily living as well as receiving frequent guests.

Image Courtesy © Paul Cha Architect

Image Courtesy © Paul Cha Architect

  • Architects: Paul Cha Architect (Ali Koluman)
  • Project: Union Square Loft
  • Location: New York, USA
  • Software used: Autocad.
  • Material: Cherry wood(cabinetry), granite slab in absolute black honed finish(kitchen counter) & milk glass

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PELOTON’S FLAGSHIP NYC SPINNING CENTER

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Article source: WSDG

In developing a NYC flagship site for live and on-demand, indoor spinning classes, the Peloton brain trust recognized the need for a cutting edge video broadcast studio for the streaming element of their visionary program.  Company co-founders, CEO, John Foley, COO, Tom Cortese and Marion Roaman, (an indoor cycling pioneer), engaged Walters-Storyk Design Group for the acoustic and isolation design of a broadcast-quality production facility with studio lighting and systems integration.  The resulting Production Control Room (PCR) and 60-bike TV Studio is a key component of the 8000 square foot complex. Located at 140 West 23rd Street in NYC, Peloton Chelsea also features spa-quality ambience, a refreshment lounge and, a sports fashion retail shop.

Image Courtesy ©  Eric Hwang

Image Courtesy © Eric Hwang

  • Acoustics: WSDG
  • Project: PELOTON’S FLAGSHIP NYC SPINNING CENTER
  • Location: NYC, U.S.A
  • Photography: Eric Hwang, WSDG

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Kelly Cullen Community in San Francisco, California by Gelfand Partners Architects + Knapp Architects

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Article source: Gelfand Partners Architects + Knapp Architects

San Francisco’s historic Central YMCA (1909), a nine-story Classical building located in the city’s Tenderloin neighborhood, has been transformed into supportive housing for the homeless and a health center for residents of supportive housing and the homeless. The adaptive use project created 174 micro-units of permanent housing and preserved the original sky-lit second-floor lobby, auditorium, full-size gymnasium, offices, and meeting rooms.

Image Courtesy © Mark Luthringer

Image Courtesy © Mark Luthringer

  • Architects: Gelfand Partners Architects + Knapp Architects
  • Project: Kelly Cullen Community
  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Photography: Mark Luthringer
  • Owner: Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation
  • Contractor: Cahill Contractors
  • Interiors: Multiplicity Design
Image Courtesy © Mark Luthringer

Image Courtesy © Mark Luthringer

The LEED Gold health center occupies 11,700 square feet of a former locker room and support space on the ground floor, and the original swimming pool in the basement has been converted to a multipurpose room. Renovations in the 1950s removed the grand entry staircase, which led directly from the street to the second-floor lobby. This lobby has now been restored as the heart of the building, including a new grand stair, a small street-level lobby, accessible elevator, and improved circulation throughout the upper floors. Residential wings and 24 new units constructed above the historic gym wrap the light well above the lobby.

Image Courtesy © Mark Luthringer

Image Courtesy © Mark Luthringer

The small residential units—the Y’s former hotel rooms, approximately 200 square feet each—preserve the original window bays and gain spaciousness from their generous proportions and high ceilings. All units provide ample storage, cooking facilities, and individual bathrooms. A new radiant heating system, energy efficient lighting and ventilation, and the use of healthy materials support sustainability and resident well-being. Terrazzo stairs, tile walls, wood ceilings, and translucent planters around the new grand stair were chosen for their compatibility with the historic wood, tile, and marble finishes, which were meticulously preserved. The building includes 1,450 square feet of corner retail space on the street level.

Image Courtesy © Mark Luthringer

Image Courtesy © Mark Luthringer

Image Courtesy © Mark Luthringer

Image Courtesy © Mark Luthringer

Broadway Housing in Santa Monica, CA by KEVIN DALY ARCHITECTS

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Article source: KEVIN DALY ARCHITECTS

The objective of this housing project is to provide low income families that work on the Westside of Los Angeles with affordable housing that is both environmentally and economically sustainable. The design clusters economical, repeatable housing blocks around the canopy of an existing shade tree.

Image Courtesy © Iwan Baan

Image Courtesy © Iwan Baan

  • Architects: KEVIN DALY ARCHITECTS
  • Project: Broadway Housing
  • Location: Santa Monica, CA, USA
  • Photography: Iwan Baan
  • Completion Date (Month and Year): November 2012
  • Gross square footage: 33,225 sf
  • Total construction cost: $10,900,000
  • Owner: Community Corporation of Santa Monica
  • Architectural Team: Kevin Daly, principal-in-charge, Tom Perkins, Project Manager, Kody Kellogg, Jason Pytko, Gretchen Stoecker, RA, Jared Ward, RA
  • Structural Engineer: John Labib & Associates
  • Mechanical Engineer & Plumbing: TK1SC
  • Electrical Engineer: FBA Engineering
  • Civil Engineer: Paller-Roberts Engineering
  • Landscape: Dry Design, Inc.
  • Acoustical: Davy + Associates
  • Owner’s Rep: SL Leonard & Associates
  • General contractor: Ruiz Brothers

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Jim Beam® American Stillhouse in Clermont, Kentucky by Barnette Bagely Architects

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Article source: Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation

Metal Sales™ metal roof and wall panels outfit the LEED® Gold certified Jim Beam American Stillhouse and Distillery in Clermont, KY. The Stillhouse showcases Jim Beam’s bourbon-making process by hosting tours in a sustainable and visually appealing facility.

The facility’s design unites Jim Beam’s family tradition, company history and commitment to sustainability with more than 31,000 square feet of Metal Sales products.

Image Courtesy © Barnette Bagely Architects

Image Courtesy © Barnette Bagely Architects

  • Architects: Barnette Bagely Architects
  • Project: Jim Beam® American Stillhouse
  • Location: Clermont, Kentucky
  • Manufacturer: Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation

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28th Street Apartments in Los Angeles, California by Koning Eizenberg Architecture, Inc.

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Article source: Koning Eizenberg Architecture, Inc. 

This project restored a 1926 YMCA building, designed by noted African American architect Paul R. Williams and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and added a new five-story building at the rear of the existing structure.

Image Courtesy © Eric Staudenmaier

Image Courtesy © Eric Staudenmaier

  • Architects: Koning Eizenberg Architecture, Inc.
  • Project: 28th Street Apartments
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Photography: Eric Staudenmaier
  • Architectural Conservator: Williams Art Conservation, Inc.
  • Construction Manager: AMJ Construction
  • Contractor: Alpha Construction Co., Inc.
  • Engineer – Structural: Parker Resnick Structural Engineers

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Kings Beach Housing Now in California by YHLA Architects

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Article source: YHLA Architects

This project provides affordable workforce housing for low-income workers and families who previously lived in dilapidated, substandard housing in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Consisting of nine buildings located on five scattered sites (named Chipmunk, Deer, Fox, Trout, and Brook), Kings Beach Housing Now provides 77 LEED Silver apartments that reduce negative impacts on the environment, reuse infill land, and preserve Tahoe’s beautiful open spaces.

Chipmunk

Image Courtesy © Tom Zikas Photography

  • Architects: YHLA Architects
  • Project: Kings Beach Housing Now
  • Location: California, U.S.A
  • Photography: Tom Zikas Photography
  • Acoustical Consultant: Bollard Acoustical Consultants
  • Consultant: Telesto Nevada, Inc.
  • Consultant: Harris & Sloan Consulting Group, Inc.
  • Contractor: Brown Construction, Inc.
  • Engineer Civil/Geotechnical: Marvin E. Davis & Associates, Inc.
  • Engineer Electrical: Sacramento Engineering Consultants
  • Engineer Mechanical/Plumbing: Sacramento Engineering Consultants
  • Engineer Structural: Wood Rodgers
  • Landscape Architect: Garth Ruffner Landscape Architect
  • Owner: Domus Development.

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