Archinect - Press Release 2015-07-29T18:12:45-04:00 Exemplifying the Grandeur of Architecture, Konarka Temple truecadd 2015-07-29T06:25:28-04:00 >2015-07-29T06:25:28-04:00 <p>Architecture Design is based on several principles like balance, harmony, contrast, rhythm, variety, proportions and much more. Today we see several buildings that look very much similar to each other, and although they have the required design essentials and both form and function, what lacks is the unique quality and that touch of exquisite.</p><p><strong>I personally feel that modern architecture needs to take a cue from ancient <a href="" target="_blank">architecture design</a> where every structure was different from each other and every building had a character of its own.</strong></p><p>The relics of ancient India amaze me. Every building, predominantly the temples tell the saga of India&rsquo;s rich heritage and architectural marvels. One such temple that tops the charts when we talk about Indian architecture is the Konark Sun Temple, in Puri, Odisha. Listed by UNESCO as world heritage building, the construction of this temple took place in the 13 century, by king Narsimhadeva.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Architectural Significance:</strong></p><p>The entire structure of the temple is ...</p> Experience Designers Eight Inc. collaborates with Chinese UI Company Tang Consulting eightinc 2015-07-24T15:29:26-04:00 >2015-07-24T15:29:26-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="376" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Global experience design firm, Eight Inc. has entered a joint collaboration agreement with Chinese UI company, Tang Consulting, forming <em>T8</em>. With two locations already in China, Eight Inc. will now have a total of 11 studios across Asia, North America and Europe.</p><p>The collaboration for T+8 will position China business for design growth and continuing development in the market. By combining the strengths of both companies, clients will have an even greater design experience. Both companies have developed a strong working relationship and trust with the vision of long-term success.</p><p>&ldquo;I believe the Eight Inc. partnership with Tang Consulting changes the landscape of design in China.&rdquo; says Eight Inc. Founder and CEO, Tim Kobe. &ldquo;We continue to expand the relationship between virtual and physical space to define the best possible human experience and most meaningful outcomes.&rdquo;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>About <a href="http://EIGHTINC.COM" target="_blank">Eight Inc.</a></strong></p><p>We are&nbsp; 170+ strategic designers and business creatives connected across 11 studios, 6 time zones and ...</p> Ryan Conover & Rochelle Spahn of The Lighting Practice promoted to Project Manager Darcy Veneziale 2015-07-24T15:13:42-04:00 >2015-07-25T15:28:05-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" target="_blank"><strong>The Lighting Practice</strong></a> is proud to announce that <strong>Ryan Conover, Assoc. IALD</strong>, and <strong>Rochelle Spahn, Assoc. IALD</strong>, have been promoted to Project Manager.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Ryan Conover, Associate IALD</strong></a><br><em>Project Manager</em><br>Ryan joined TLP as a lighting designer in 2011. He graduated from Philadelphia University with a Bachelor of Architecture degree. Ryan decide to pursue a career in lighting design after some exposure in college followed by hands on experience working as an electrical contractor. Ryan has grown as a designer and leader since he joined TLP. His positive attitude, technical knowledge and attention to detail consistently impress our clients and team.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Rochelle Spahn, Associate IALD</strong></a><br><em>Project Manager</em><br>Rochelle initially joined TLP&rsquo;s team as a Drexel University architecture student. After graduation she gained additional experience working with two other Philadelphia area lighting design firms before rejoining TLP in 2013. Rochelle has been a mentor to our design team, coaching and enhancing our conceptual re...</p> MANIFOLD design in Tenancias article on 'Time Space Existence' for the Venice Architectural Biennale 2014 MANIFOLDdesign 2015-07-23T15:04:26-04:00 >2015-07-25T15:28:17-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="686" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>MANIFOLD design's 345 RGB in Tenancias's article on Global Art Affair's Exhibition for the Venice Architectural Biennale 2014.</p> KSR Architects Wins New London Award KSR Architects 2015-07-23T04:39:18-04:00 >2015-07-23T04:39:18-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="457" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>KSR Architects&rsquo; exciting regeneration project at 101 Camley Street, together with two linked developments, has picked up the New London Award for Best Unbuilt Mixed Use Development.</strong></p><p>The building forms part of Shaw Corporation&rsquo;s Camley Street Incubator and Gateway sites, in the rapidly developing King&rsquo;s Cross area.</p><p>The New London Awards recognise the very best in architecture, planning and development in the capital, across all sectors of the built environment. Camley Street was praised by the judges for its &ldquo;contribution to the public realm, [which] enhanced the canal frontage. It is a truly mixed-use development and the three architects collaborated to come up with a good solution.&rdquo;</p><p>&ldquo;Delivering significant sustainable economic and community benefits, the project includes: an Enterprise Incubator to create 300+ enterprises a year; a combined total of over 3,800 sq. m. of commercial floor space at 101 and 102 Camley Street for small- and medium-sized enterprises, including affordable &lsquo;m...</p> Sustainability - Where Design Meets Nature hiral.patel 2015-07-23T03:07:22-04:00 >2015-07-23T03:12:46-04:00 <p>Sustainability has taken the center stage, whether it is architecture design, furniture design, product design or machine design. Sustainable Designs have become the prime driver of innovation.</p><p>Sustainable Building Designs that includes Energy efficiency, carbon footprints, downsizing, design optimization etc are all the buzzwords that every client will ask about. <strong>Sustainability has become significant, so much that even hotels are being rated based on the energy efficiency quotient.</strong></p><p><strong><a href="" target="_blank">BIM and Sustainable Design</a></strong> are becoming popular as today people understand that, for the modern world, it is important to live closer and in sync with nature instead of harshly objectifying things. This is why several environment friendly designs have been introduced and absorbed by the architecture design, interior design and exterior design, fraternity.</p><p>However, architecture and design is all about innovation, and while the industry celebrates a new concept it is always open and makes scope for innovation...</p> Andrea King Joins Stevens & Wilkinson as Marketing Coordinator ECPR 2015-07-22T13:20:07-04:00 >2015-07-22T13:25:26-04:00 <img src="" width="300" height="400" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Andrea King has been hired by Stevens &amp; Wilkinson as Marketing Coordinator, where she will facilitate marketing programs, market research, business proposals, events, and social media.</p><p>Andrea has previously served for Hillsman, Inc. as a previous Marketing Coordinator/Administrative Assistant and My Budget Vet as a social media manager. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism at the University of Georgia, where she interned for the College of Veterinary Medicine in the public relations department.</p><p><strong>About Stevens &amp; Wilkinson:</strong>&nbsp;Founded in 1919, Stevens &amp; Wilkinson is a full-service architecture, engineering and interior design firm committed to providing clients with &ldquo;Smart Design Solutions.&rdquo; The firm&rsquo;s combined design capabilities equate to projects executed with creative, innovative and holistic design solutions. To learn more:&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"></a>.&nbsp;</p> A house in Switzerland: discreet design in combination with HI-MACS® 2015-07-22T04:48:46-04:00 >2015-07-22T04:48:46-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="294" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Simple lines, clear structures and plain shapes. Colour concept: White. This design characterises both the exterior and the interior of a detached house in Bronschhofen in Switzerland. So it seems only natural to find the modern HI-MACS&reg; acrylic stone here. In a unique way, it combines design with practicality.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>This west-facing massive residential construction located on a slight slope was designed by architects Egli &amp; Partner who are based in Wil / Switzerland. It discreetly blends into the surrounding properties, while standing out due to its wide recessed window fa&ccedil;ade. It opens the house to the west, generously letting in the evening sun. The two-storey residential family residence with bright open rooms is dominated by pure simplicity. The outline is defined by straight lines and a concrete-element staircase located in the centre.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Shade of white: HI-MACS&reg; Nordic White</strong></p><p>The kitchen is extremely plain; only recognisable by the appliances: the oven and microwave are integrated into ...</p> HI-MACS® for Augeo Art Space, the centre of wellbeing which embraces art 2015-07-22T04:36:34-04:00 >2015-07-22T04:36:34-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Developed from an idea of the architect and designer, Yasmine Mahmoudieh<em>,</em> and from the conversion of the historic rooms in Palazzo Spina in the heart of Rimini, 31 January 2015 saw the inauguration of <strong>Augeo Art Space</strong>, a unique concept which ambitiously and creatively blends the sophistication of contemporary art with the world of wellness, to welcome guests from all over the world for exclusive events.</p><p>The Latin term <em>augeo</em> means &ldquo;to increase&rdquo; and &ldquo;to grow&rdquo;, but also &ldquo;to strengthen&rdquo; and &ldquo;to fill with goods&rdquo;. Correspondingly, this unique space &ndash; the only of its kind in the world - is dedicated to personal enrichment, inner growth and meditation.</p><p>The Augeo project, commissioned by Sergio Antolini and his creative director, Matteo Sormani, will be reproduced in other major cities overseas. Divided into two areas, the art gallery and the spa area, it covers the ground floor and basement of the former Palazzo Brancaleoni, today known as Palazzo Spina.</p><p><br>The reason behind this choice is explain...</p> Clemson Undergrad Honored in 2015 Dencity Competition Peter Laurence 2015-07-21T11:50:24-04:00 >2015-07-22T20:18:39-04:00 <p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>Clemson University undergraduate August Lehnert was recognized in the international 2015 Dencity competition with an honorable mention for his project "Sol."&nbsp;</p><p>As noted on the competition website,&nbsp;</p><p>"The intent of this competition is twofold: to foster&nbsp;new ideas on how to better handle&nbsp;the growing density of unplanned cities and to&nbsp;spread awareness of this massive problem. Contestants should consider how design can empower communities and allow for a self sufficient future."</p><p>Lehnert's project and more information about the competition can be found at&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"></a></p><p>###&nbsp;</p> WAA's A' House is published in 'GA Houses' #142 WielAretsArchitects 2015-07-21T05:56:04-04:00 >2015-07-27T10:46:16-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>The most recent issue, #142, of the Japanese publication <em>GA Houses</em></strong>&ndash;with GA standing for 'Global Architecture'&ndash;i<strong>ncludes a 12 page feature article on the A' House, in Tokyo.</strong> A private residence tucked within a tranquil street in Nishi-Azabu; the main entry is an immense sliding, double-textured glass door, which opens directly onto the ground floor kitchen. When left open during dinner, the house carves an extension of itself from the adjacent street. Featuring six houses in Japan and six in Australia;<strong> the issue includes new photography of the A' House, taken specifically for the publication, by the acclaimed Japanese photographer Yoshio Futagawa.</strong><br><br><a href="" target="_blank">Purchase <em>GA Houses</em> #142</a><br><br><a href="" target="_blank">Read more about the A' House</a></p> HOORAY! LABTOP has a new website Labtop 2015-07-20T20:19:10-04:00 >2015-07-22T19:35:34-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="562" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>HOORAY! After 10 years we finally decided to make a NEW website!</p><p><a rel="nofollow" href="" target="_blank"></a></p><p>Is LABTOP the best rendering firm in the world?</p><p>Well, yes and no.</p><p>Check it out, if you know what's good for you.</p> list contemporary architecture of Iran caoi 2015-07-20T13:06:23-04:00 >2015-07-20T13:06:23-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="241" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p><p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p><p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p><p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p><p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p><p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p><p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p><p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p><p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p><p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p><p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p><p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p><p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p><p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p><p>&nbsp;...</p> Preserving the History of Duke Farms Darcy Veneziale 2015-07-20T09:12:10-04:00 >2015-07-22T20:00:02-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="374" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The recent restorations at <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Duke Farms</strong></a> in Hillsborough, received recognition for their adaptation of the historic estate from the <a href="" target="_blank">25th annual New Jersey Historic Preservation Awards</a> on May 14, 2015. The month of May celebrates the National Preservation Month. <strong>The Lighting Practice</strong> was excited to be part of the design team led by <strong>VITETTA</strong> that won the sought-after award and were there when the award was presented at a ceremony at <a href="" target="_blank">Monmouth Battlefield State Park Visitor Center</a>.&nbsp; Awards were presented to the top ten preservation projects from across New Jersey.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">Duke Farms</a> is the adaptation of a 2,700 acre estate into a center for demonstrations and educational activities related to sustainable environmental practices.&nbsp; <strong>The Lighting Practice</strong>, was proud to be part of the transformation of the two part project. The first phase was the adaptive re-reuse of the historic 23,000 SF Farm Barn into a Visitor Orientation Center. The scope included both interior and exterior lighting for the buildi...</p> Vertical Architecture Designs Set to Redefine Construction Industry hiral.patel 2015-07-17T02:06:46-04:00 >2015-07-17T02:07:18-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="279" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Development of high rises and sky scrapers means huge investments; it also means that there is a lot at stake and hence Architects, engineers and contractors need to amp up project management work so that such large scale building development may be handled well. This can be done by leveraging the use of technology. Technology such as BIM, energy modeling, Architectural 3D modeling and rendering for design communication and support of experts led structural design and detailing can help.</p><p><strong>Developing Architecture Vertically &ndash; Worldwide</strong></p><p>Currently, in major cities across the world, one problem is common and omnipresent &ndash; it is the space crunch. To create more space for residence, business and other such purposes, the trend of developing properties vertically - is on rise. Moreover, construction of skyscrapers and tall buildings has become a symbol of pride. High rises have now become a style statement for <a href="" target="_blank">architectural design and building development</a>.</p><p>In fact - cities like Dubai, New-York,...</p> Clay Stafford Joins Stevens & Wilkinson as Principal, Director of Planning ECPR 2015-07-16T13:09:03-04:00 >2015-07-22T13:21:40-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="591" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Stevens &amp; Wilkinson, a full-service commercial architecture, engineering and interior design firm based in Atlanta and Columbia, S.C., announced Clay Stafford has joined its staff as principal, director of planning. He joined Stevens &amp; Wilkinson following key positions with Health Education +&nbsp;Research Associates and other firms during more than a two-decade tenure of experience.</p><p>Stafford&rsquo;s scope of responsibility with Stevens &amp; Wilkinson includes serving as key facility strategist, programmer and planner; contributing to business development and marketing strategy development; and participating in firm and project management.</p><p>With nearly 25 years of experience in planning and developing more than 20 million square feet of facilities around the world, Stafford has led and executed a wide range of design, expansion, modernization, master planning, and building projects. His experience spans facilities research, planning and programming in the sectors of corporate, commercial, academic, ...</p> archimania breaks ground on new office archimania 2015-07-16T12:06:08-04:00 >2015-07-16T12:07:29-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="339" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- archimania broke ground Tuesday, July 14, on&nbsp;its new office, which will use solar panels to produce more energy than it consumes, joining the small handful of other Net-Zero Energy buildings in the US and making it the first privately-owned building of its kind not only in Memphis but also in Tennessee.</p><p>Tuesday morning's ceremony was the culmination of years of hard work to further our role as a leading force for progressive and sustainable design. The 5,000 square foot office building will also be the first building to be designed, owned, and occupied by an architecture and development firm in downtown Memphis.</p><p>With this project, we are&nbsp;living our commitment to sustainable design by making a physical and financial statement, as archimania ends its dependence on fossil fuels. We in turn bring that passion and dedication to our clients and their projects, providing the framework for a cleaner, healthier world.&nbsp;</p><p>"I&rsquo;m very proud of the fact that we&rsquo;ve got this initiative...</p> Infographic: A Vision for Tomorrow's Workplace nataliesdps 2015-07-15T18:54:31-04:00 >2015-07-15T18:55:07-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="575" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The future of office design has garnered a lot of attention, especially as more young people enter the workforce and clash with traditional working environments. So what's next in office design? This answer may surprise you.</p><p><strong><a href="" target="_blank">Infographic: A Vision for Tomorrow's Workplace</a></strong></p> Emad Hasan and Jonathan Hoyle of The Lighting Practice promoted to Associate Darcy Veneziale 2015-07-14T15:26:31-04:00 >2015-07-16T09:43:04-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="578" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" target="_blank"><strong>The Lighting Practice</strong></a> is thrilled to announce the recent promotion of Emad Hasan and Jonathan Hoyle to Associate. Both Emad and Jon have shown their commitment and dedication to lighting design, their clients and our team.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Emad Hasan, Associate IALD, LEED BD + C</strong></a><br><em>Associate</em><br>Emad began his career with The Lighting Practice as an entry-level lighting designer 8 years ago. Emad is a natural leader and is often found heading in-house charrettes and when the opportunity arises, impromptu learning sessions for younger designers. He is committed to expanding his own knowledge and that of the lighting design community at large through participation in the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD). In his new position Emad will continue to lead by example and support our clients on a variety of projects.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Jonathan T. Hoyle </strong></a><br><em>Associate</em><br>Jon has been with The Lighting Practice for 7 years. With a background in theater and geology and a MFA in lighting design, Jon quickly established himself ...</p> WAA's B' Tower and its interior are able to be viewed in 360-degrees WielAretsArchitects 2015-07-14T04:40:44-04:00 >2015-07-16T21:56:52-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>Offering glimpses of the North Sea</strong>&ndash;a mere 25 k to its west<strong>&ndash;from its penthouse apartments, the B' Tower is a short-stay hotel</strong> that's also a refuge to momentary visitors to the city of Rotterdam. The tower's mirrored bottom balconies&ndash;all of which cantilever&ndash;are immensely scaled; they are thus able to accommodate a dinner party of six, as the city's skyline glitters and dances, below and beyond. Completed in December 2013, <strong>its interiors&ndash;including one of its many balconies&ndash;are now able to be digitally experienced, by way of a series of 360-degree panorama scenes.</strong></p><p><a href=",4.477849,3a,75y,281h,90t/data=!3m8!1e1!3m6!1sscWClcBqHSYAAAGuxVfk8w!2e0!3e2!,4.477849!7i13312!8i6656!4m2!3m1!1s0x47c434a755c8e4b9:0x41b7739ceb3e3cf3!6m1!1e1" target="_blank"><strong>View interiors of the B' Tower</strong></a></p><p><a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Read more about the B' Tower</strong></a></p> Scotland's Rural College Stallan-Brand 2015-07-13T12:19:42-04:00 >2015-07-16T21:57:56-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="657" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Stallan-Brand have had been busy working with Scotland's Rural College SRUC on a range of campus planning initiatives across their country wide estate which strecthes from Dumfries to Aberdeen. Consulting with students, teaching staff, researchers and the SRUC Estates team has informed the process each step of the way.</p><p>It is an exciting time for SRUC. SRUC have a&nbsp;fascinating&nbsp;and unique offer within the education sector.&nbsp;Like many Higher Education sector clients SRUC have been reviewing their complex curriculum and research requirements and how their physical environment supports their needs.&nbsp;</p><p>Our studio has certainly learned an enormous amount about the importance of our sustainable land based industries, food science, animal welfare to name just a few topics. &nbsp;To keep things interesting the range and type of of accommodation that we have surveyed for SRUC has included specialist laboratories to vast milking sheds.&nbsp;</p><p>In summary<em> &ldquo;SRUC exists to deliver comprehensive skills, education and...</em></p> Our aim to end graduate frustration in finding a long-term career aciuknet 2015-07-13T05:31:23-04:00 >2015-07-13T05:31:23-04:00 <p>At aci, we've been very lucky to hit the ground running and to work with some fantastic clients. We've always had an ethos in our company that we like to give something back -- whether that's by helping a budding local business or by helping out people that are looking to get into a career in office design.</p><p>We've found that the career path of an office designer isn't clear cut and there isn't a wealth of information online about how to get into it.</p><p>That's why we've created our own infographic, entitled '<a href="" target="_blank">Start Your Career In Office Design</a>' which details the route into the industry.</p><p>Click here to take a look at our infographic: <a href="" target="_blank">Start Your Career In Office Design</a></p> Eight Inc. partners with Storelli to reimagine athletic protection eightinc 2015-07-13T01:39:20-04:00 >2015-07-16T21:58:12-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="782" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Brooklyn-based soccer protection company, <a href="" target="_blank">Storelli</a> approached <a href="" target="_blank">Eight Inc.</a> with a strong mission to create a one of a kind fixture that will stand out in a multi-brand retail environment. A fixture that embodies their brand values (fearless, unbreakable, free) while providing both merchandising and education for this new product category they&rsquo;ve coined as &ldquo;Next-Gen Soccer Protection.&rdquo;.</p><p>The Storelli team, made up of former soccer players that have dealt with the pains, cuts, and bruises from this increasingly competitive sport are very passionate about their product. The Storelli gear has been designed specifically to &ldquo;take the pain out of the picture&rdquo; and allow athletes to be in the zone through cutting edge technology maximizing head-to-toe protection, comfort and flexibility.</p><p>The concept for the fixture was conceived as a &ldquo;Superhero&rsquo;s Closet,&rdquo; designed to invite players to suit up, unleashing their potential on the field by allowing them to be fearless. The core of this inspiration ca...</p> Three TLP Projects Recognized Internationally & Locally by IESNA Darcy Veneziale 2015-07-10T15:20:05-04:00 >2015-07-10T15:21:16-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This year <a href="" target="_blank">The Lighting Practice</a> submitted three (3) projects to our local <a href="" target="_blank">IES Philadelphia Section</a>&rsquo;s awards program, <a href="!ia/c1bv8" target="_blank">The Philament Awards</a> and to the <a href="" target="_blank">Illuminating Engineering Society</a>&rsquo;s international awards program, <a href="" target="_blank">The Illumination Awards</a>.</p><p>Both The Philaments and the Illumination Awards recognize projects that exemplify strong lighting design, but also the professionalism, ingenuity and originally of the lighting. We are proud to report that all of our projects, <a href="" target="_blank"><em>Horseshoe Baltimore Casino</em></a>, <a href="" target="_blank"><em>The Franklin Institute: Nicholas and Athena Karabots Pavilion</em></a>, and <em>Atlantic Health System &ndash; Chambers Center for Well Being</em>, were recognized locally by the Philadelphia Section and by the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES NA).&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Horseshoe Baltimore Casino </strong>(Baltimore, MD) received the<strong> </strong>Philament Award which is the highest honor the IES Philadelphia Section bestows. This project was also recognized internationally and received an Award of Merit from the Illuminating Engineering Societ...</p> IES Philadelphia Recognizes TLP’s Jered Widmer with The Ralph Enghouser Award Darcy Veneziale 2015-07-10T15:00:01-04:00 >2015-07-10T15:04:03-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="361" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><a href="" target="_blank">The Lighting Practice</a></strong> is excited to share that <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Jered Widmer, MIES, IALD</strong></a>, Associate Principal, was recognized for his dedication to lighting design and furthering the mission of the <strong><a href="" target="_blank">IES Philadelphia Section</a></strong> during <em>The Philament Awards</em> on June 4, 2015. Jered has been an involved member of the IES for the past 10 years. During the awards ceremony he was presented with <a href="!memberawards/cbe6" target="_blank"><strong>The Ralph Enghouser Award</strong></a>. This award has been presented annually since 1982 and is the highest honor the <em>IES Philadelphia Section</em> in collaboration with the<em> Lamplighters of the Delaware Valley</em> bestow. This award recognizes an individual who is an expert in the field of illumination and who upholds the spirit of cooperation and service to the lighting industry originally exemplified by the award&rsquo;s namesake, Ralph R. Enghouser.</p><p>Congratulations Jered on a well-deserved recognition of your achievements!</p> Iconic House Design for Portland ADU Surprisingly Spacious Waechter 2015-07-10T14:22:37-04:00 >2015-07-10T22:36:30-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 10th, 2015</p><p>FOR MORE INFORMATION: Dawndae HK Hamilton, 503-894-9480, <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Iconic House Design for Portland ADU Surprisingly Spacious:</strong></p><p><em>Waechter Architecture Maximizes Allowable ADU Space by Dramatizing Classic Pitched-Roof House Typology for &ldquo;Garden House&rdquo;</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>For this house-in-a-backyard, otherwise known as an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU), the award-winning Portland architecture firm of Waechter Architecture took Portland&rsquo;s increased density movement and used it as an opportunity to explore housing iconography, sculptural forms, dual-purpose elements, and explore how to massage small space regulations in order to maximize useable space. They call it Garden House.</p><p>Garden House&rsquo;s exaggerated eaves cantilever 10 feet on both sides of the house creating protected outdoor spaces below and two generous ceiling height bedrooms (and a 2nd bathroom) upstairs &ndash; all while staying within Portland&rsquo;s maximum allowable height for ADU&rsquo;s. Emphasizing the sculp...</p> A Dense Neighborhood’s “Glass House”: Introducing the PAVILION HOUSE Waechter 2015-07-10T14:04:32-04:00 >2015-07-10T22:31:17-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="371" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: &nbsp;7 July 2015&nbsp;</p><p>FOR MORE INFORMATION:&nbsp;Dawndae HK Hamilton,&nbsp;503-894-9480,&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"></a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>A Dense Neighborhood&rsquo;s &ldquo;Glass House&rdquo;: &nbsp; </strong><strong>Introducing the PAVILION HOUSE</strong></p><p><em>Construction has completed on Pavilion House, a clever response to the need for both privacy and openness, by award-winning Waechter Architecture.</em></p><p>Construction has completed on Pavilion House. Award-winning Waechter Architecture was tasked with the challenge of designing a &ldquo;glass house&rdquo; with privacy.&nbsp; The solution was to use a pavilion like form where the 4 support &ldquo;legs&rdquo; of the building are strategically placed to block unwanted views and provide privacy.</p><p>These 4 rectangular legs support the second story and have dual functionality as they also contain the stairs, kitchen, half bath and storage on the ground level.&nbsp;Between these legs, the open floor plan expands to outdoor living through floor to ceiling glass and doors.&nbsp;The polished concrete floor is cast on grade, creating a seamless transition to ...</p> Dekker/Perich/Sabatini is "Hot" nataliesdps 2015-07-10T11:36:52-04:00 >2015-07-10T11:38:36-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="261" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Dekker/Perich/Sabatini (D/P/S) design firm is on the <a href="" target="_blank">2015 Hot Firms List</a> compiled by the <a href="" target="_blank">Zweig Group</a>, a national consulting organization. The Hot Firm List recognizes the 100 fastest growing architecture and engineering firms in the country. Rankings are based on revenue growth from 2011 to 2014.</p><p>&ldquo;Making the Hot Firm List is a major achievement and signifies our company&rsquo;s strong rebound from the challenges of the Great Recession,&rdquo; said <a href="" target="_blank">Steven J. Perich</a>, senior principal at D/P/S. &ldquo;We&rsquo;re very fortunate to work with wonderful and loyal clients.&rdquo;</p><p>Over its history, D/P/S has received numerous local, regional and national awards for exceptional design and client service. Most recently, the firm has won the <a href="" target="_blank">2014 NAIOP Interior Design/Build-Out of the Future</a>, the <a href="" target="_blank">2015 Center for Active Design: Excellence Award</a>, the &ldquo;<a href="" target="_blank">Architect of the Year</a>&rdquo; from the American Subcontractors Association of New Mexico for the past 14 years, and the <a href="" target="_blank">number one architecture firm in the southwest</a> according to Engine...</p> ENR Reveals Top 500 Design Firms nataliesdps 2015-07-10T11:35:04-04:00 >2015-07-10T11:35:04-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="261" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Dekker/Perich/Sabatini (D/P/S) has been ranked among the <strong><a href="" target="_blank">Top 500 Design Firms</a></strong> in the United States, climbing the list by 27 positions since last year to #432. The list was revealed in the May issue of Engineering News-Record (ENR) &ndash; a publication that reports on design and construction industry development. Rankings are based on revenue from the prior year and include firms in architecture, engineering, planning, landscape architecture and other design professions.</p><p>&ldquo;Our company has seen a steady increase in business volume across the three states in the southwest where we maintain offices,&rdquo; said <a href="" target="_blank">Steven J. Perich</a>, Senior Principal at D/P/S. &ldquo;We&rsquo;re pleased to report that the improvement in the business climate throughout our primary market area has translated to rising revenues.&rdquo;</p><p>Dekker/Perich/Sabatini is also ranked as the <strong><a href="" target="_blank">number one Architecture firm</a></strong> in ENR Southwest&rsquo;s market sector subcategory, which includes firms in Arizona, New Mexico and Nevada.</p><p>This is the eleventh year that D/P/...</p> Specialist Insight: Miriam Hicks, Dekekr/Perich/Sabatini nataliesdps 2015-07-10T11:00:43-04:00 >2015-07-10T22:32:14-04:00 <img src="" width="330" height="420" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Multi-Housing News asks Miriam Hicks, Specialist / Architect at Dekker/Perich/Sabatini, about active design strategies in affordable housing developments. Read the full article at <a href="" target="_blank"></a>.</p>