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Cowboys Stadium, Innovative Stadium by HKS in Dallas, United States

July 16, 2009 By: Category: Architecture

Cowboys Stadium, Innovative Stadium by HKS in Dallas, United States 1

Known as “America’s Team,” the Dallas Cowboys are a global brand, commanding unequaled media coverage and an international following. No brand remains more dynamic in nature with a single-minded focus to excel. The Dallas Cowboys are progressive and innovative in their approach to sports development, fan experience, marketing and communication through all media.

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In recognition of the time-honored traditions and dynamic nature of the Dallas Cowboys, the facility is comprised of a modern palette of simple forms and materials that creates a fittingly progressive architectural expression.
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Homeless Assistance Center by Overland Partners Architects in Dallas, United States

July 16, 2009 By: Category: Architecture

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A Homeless Assistance Center by Overland Partners Architects, located in downtown Dallas, has received two prestigious national awards for its design: the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) 2009 AIA National Housing Award and the AIA/Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Award. San Antonio-based Overland Partners Architects, in conjunction with Dallas-based CamargoCopeland Architects, provided architectural services for the center, named The Bridge.

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Given to only 17 projects nationwide in 2009, the AIA’s Housing Awards Program recognizes the nation’s best in housing design and promotes the importance of good housing as a necessity of life, a sanctuary for the human spirit and a valuable national resource. The AIA/HUD Secretary Award recognizes only a select few projects from across the country each year in three categories: community-informed design, creating community connection and excellence in affordable housing design. This year, The Bridge was the only project honoured in the community-informed design category, which is given to projects in which community members, public officials, residents and architects collaborate. Overall, only four projects were honoured in all categories.

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Fire and Emergency Services Training Institute, completed in January 2007 by Kleinfeldt Mychajlowycz Architects Inc

July 15, 2009 By: Category: Architecture

Fire and Emergency Services Training Institute completed in January 2007 by Kleinfeldt Mychajlowycz Architects Inc 1

Dwayne Macintosh, Deputy Fire Chief at FESTI. commented that; “With the ever changing world and greater consideration being given to the environment, the fact that FESTI is a LEED building helps tremendously with our marketing. In addition, the way in which it is presented is always something that makes an impression on people. The facility has an open, welcoming and modern feel to it which is not normally found in a fire training facility. Both of these aspects continue to wow people when they visit FESTI for the first time.”

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North Carolina Museum by Thomas Phifer and Partners in United States

July 15, 2009 By: Category: Architecture

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The new west building alone will add 127,000 sq ft accounting for the new gallery space in 65,000 sq ft of daylit rooms. With galleries on the one storey above ground, operations and mechanical equipment will find their place below in the basement. 230 overlapping and angled anodized panels are used on the exterior and glass curtain walls define each of the five sculpture courts.

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City College Library by Caldwell Architects in United States

July 15, 2009 By: Category: Architecture

City College Library by Caldwell Architects in United States 1

With the creation of a new Library / Learning Resource Center, the once exclusively vocational college now offers associate degrees, enabling the students to transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Strong formal elements; grand portal, bisecting spine, elegant stair and bridge, play against the structural grid, forming a lively entry courtyard and sculpting the relationship to context and the spatial experience of users.

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