Architecture In The Education Market: Design, Building Materials, And Influence
In constructing educational facades, architects are inspired by the students and faculty that inhabit these spaces. Often focused on concepts concerning sustainability and natural daylighting, these façades have to provide both communicative and academic-focused designs.
Shop Talk: Architect Explores The Evolution Of Self-Storage Facilities
Jeff Dallenbach, AIA, managing partner with Archcon Architecture released an article on the Architectural Considerations in Self-Storage. Dallenbach describes, “Self-storage has evolved over the years from metal buildings built in a field on the outskirts of town to multi-story facilities built in urban environments.”
Apartment Complex In The Heart Of Alexandria Undergoes Massive Interior And Exterior Renovation
The Southern Towers apartment building in Alexandria, Virginia was originally built in 1963 and in desperate need of renovation. The building owner commissioned Hickok Cole Architects for a complete overhaul of the interior and exterior of the complex. The architect readapted the space to provide a more contemporary, welcoming design.
DC Residential High-Rise In NoMa Neighborhood Features Striking Brick And Metal Façade
D.C.’s NoMa neighborhood was named for its location on Massachusetts Avenue, “North of Massachusetts Avenue.” The emergent area is renowned for its adaption of unused industrial lots, and is the new home of Union Place. The 525-unit residential building stands 14-stories high and was designed by Virginia’s own Davis Carter Scott (DCS Design).
University Building Attracts Students With Stunning Multi-Metal Exterior Façade
The Kaplan Hall on the SUNY Orange Newburgh Campus is a 90,000 square-foot building designed by JMZ Architects & Planners. The building features classroom space, nursing school, library and a three-story café. The structure sits atop the campus’ 345,000 square-foot subterranean parking facility.