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K-12 market trends 2018

Modern designs emphasize social and collaboration spaces outside the classroom.

Wilson School, designed by Leo A Daly and BIG, is under construction in Arlington, Va.

The cantilevered “fanning bars” will open up rooftop spaces adjacent to each classroom, providing students a wide range of indoor and outdoor learning environments. Personalized learning tailored to the needs of individual students, coupled with group projects, is taking hold in the nation's schools... more

 


A Wave of Net Zero Energy Schools

According to the New Buildings Institute, four of the five states with the most net zero energy schools underway in 2016 were in the South — even though high humidity, low power rates, and few green carrots and sticks would seem to make net zero a steep climb in the region. In South Carolina, there’s a county system planning five net zero facilities. A North Carolina district has committed to building only net zero from now on. And in Virginia, Arlington Public Schools is operating one of the nation’s largest net zero buildings of any kind. more Hechinger Living Building

 


Natural Light Benefits Students & Schools

It’s a well-known fact that classroom design affects student learning – but to what extent?  Most recently a study concentrated on how color, lighting, and other classroom design choices can have a huge impact on

student progress Consequently, it was found that classroom design could be attributed to a 25% impact, positive or negative... more Envision

Chinese Classrooms made of glass

New Product Showcase


 
 
Air Concepts
AirConcepts manufactures distinctive air distribution products, diffusers, louvers, nozzles...

Artistry in Architectural Grilles
The industry’s leading choice for the highest quality decorative metal panels, architectural screens...
Belden Brick
The Belden family has proudly stamped our name on billions of brick products throughout our hundred...

Bohlmann
Quality concrete products is designed and manufactured to operate efficiently and dependably.
Chandler Company
Designing and building custom fiberglass planters, pots, urns, and water-proof planter liners for the...

Citadel Architectural Products
We have accumulated over 40 years of industry experience in lamination technology.

CSI Architectural Metal
Offers roll-forming of architectural panels and custom sheet metal fabrication.

Easi-Serv
The Transporter is a proven, high performance and reliable food carrying conveyor system
Fakro
The Walkable Skylight DXW offers a completely new approach to be taken with flat roof design.

Garaventa Lifts
Manufactured the world’s most innovative lift solutions.

Glazzio Tiles                        
Offers a unique appearance unachievable with conventional tiles.

JM Lifestyles/Woodform Concrete
We offer custom design, fabrication, and installation, and our goals are inspired by your dreams.

John Lewis Glass
Producing the finest art and architectural cast glass since 1969.
LaCantina Doors
The leader in designing and manufacturing products that create large open spaces.

LiveWell Home Safety
Grabcessories and Bathcessories products.

Mason-Lite
Specializes in Masonry Fireplace Kits and Prefabricated Fireplace for your home.

McCoy Millwork
We are committed to providing quality millwork, expert advice & exceptional service.
Salice America
A complete product line of concealed hinges, drawer slides and sliding door systems.
   
ShutterSmart
Designing and fabricating custom-made shutters
 
Stone Barn Floors
Stone Barn® Floors are designed and engineered to capture the timeless look of wood planks...

 
Stuc-o-Flex
America’s first Breathable Elastomeric Acrylic Finish
   
SureCrete Designs
Manufactured and pioneered exclusive products for decorative and architectural concrete.
 
Tarkett Sports Indoor
Global leader in commercial, residential, and sports solutions.
 
Zehnder America
Provides high quality heating and ventilation solutions to promote comfortable, healthy, and energy-efficient...

Innovators - A Look Back

 

Constance Adams  
1965 - 2018
“This is a big historical effort of our time. How could the child of a historian resist?”

 

Constance Adams, a space architect who gave up designing skyscrapers to develop structures that would help travelers live with reasonable comfort on the International Space Station... more Space Architect

 

Ron Herman
1954- 2018
"A successful garden doesn't show itself all at once"

 

 

The Landscape Architect practiced in the Bay Area for over 35 years and created over 400 full-scale gardens during this time. Herman’s designs included some of the country’s largest and most intricate residential gardens, including... more SF Gate

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