Second Time’s a Charm
Designed by the late Michael Graves and considered the building that solidified the postmodern movement in architecture, the leaking 400,000-SF historic landmark – whimsical on the outside but dubbed the tallest basement in the world because of its dreary interiors – had persistent envelope failures that started five years after it opened in 1982. It also had antiquated building systems.
For Kathleen Brenes-Morua, the city’s design and construction procurement services manager, the HSW-DLR Group team won the job because of its collaboration skills – among the team members but especially with the owner – and its ability to think on its collective feet.
Now that the renovation is complete, the city is so pleased with the Portland Building makeover that it plans to use the collaborative delivery model again. “We are currently creating a playbook,” says the city’s Facilities Division Manager Kristin Wells.
In the Media
Campus Design for Engagement and Equity
In this week’s Design is Everywhere podcast episode, we learn how institutions are designing equity into their decision-making process with DLR Group Senior Associate Linsey Graff.
CWRU’s Excellent New Expansion of Maltz Performing Arts Center
Last month, CWRU announced it completed an expansion of the Maltz Performing Arts Center, which includes a raked-seat and black box theater.
Invenue: Design Firms – In This Together
VenuesNow says COVID-19 has done little to change a trend in sports and entertainment design: Fans want to break away from their seats and suites to mingle.
University Arts Building
Known as a vibrant arts campus, the School of the Arts is the artistic epicenter for the University of Nevada, Reno, encompassing the university’s art, music, theater, and dance departments.
Building Industry Leaders to World Governments: It's Time to Lead on Climate
MarketWatch details the AEC industry's commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement's carbon budget in the 1.5-degree C COP26 Communiqué.