July 18, 2007

July 18, 2007
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Architectural Firms Super-size
With the recent acquisition of New Jersey’s Hillier Architecture by Scotland-based RMJM, followed by the July 6 acquisition of Baltimore-based RTKL Associates by Arcadis, super-firms are emerging as dominate players in the global buildings industry. But what has fueled this move among architectural firms, and why now? RMJM CEO Peter Morrison addresses the trend.
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White House Press Room Ready for Prime Time
The newest incarnation of the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room is a made-for-TV affair. Panels of LEDs on the ceiling bathe the room in sterilized white lighting, which highlights the blue backdrop of a new podium flanked by 45-inch flat screens. The White House unveiled the $8 million renovation project during a recent press conference.
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The Sweet “Smell” of Green
When Southeastern Environmental & Construction’s new field operations center is completed, it won’t have that “new building smell.” The “green” design center will include low-VOC materials in addition to many other sustainable features such as ENERGY STAR®-compliant HVAC equipment, water heater, windows, and lighting. A passive solar design will allow the building to use heat from the sun for warmth and hot water.
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Hospital Addition Singled-Minded
An eight-story addition to Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, IL, focuses on patient privacy and comfort, with new single rooms with bedside bathrooms, floor-to-ceiling windows, and pullout beds for family. Part of the hospital’s $250 million makeover, the addition will also house a 24-bed critical care unit, a labor and delivery floor, a postpartum section, and three floors for surgical patients.
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