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Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects Recieves Two COTE Top Ten Design Awards

Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects (LMSA) has received two AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE) Top Ten Design Awards, which celebrate integrating design excellence with environmental performance. The firm has now received a total of ten COTE Top Ten Awards. 

“Radically reducing the resource consumption and carbon emissions of our buildings and communities is one of the most critical challenges of our time,” principal William Leddy says. He believes it is an issue that architects “have a profound responsibility to address through integrated design thinking.”

Nancy and Stephen Grand Family House, Mission Bay, by Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects.

 

The two projects that received accolades were the Nancy and Stephen Grand Family House in Mission Bay, San Francisco, and the San Francisco Art Institute at Fort Mason. Family House provides free temporary housing to the parents of children receiving treatment at the University of California, San Francisco Children’s Hospital. The design team focused on providing healthy and healing living spaces, and the project was certified LEED Platinum with an energy performance 49% above the national baseline performance for a similar building type.

San Francisco Art Institute, Fort Mason Pier 2, by Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects.

 

For the new campus of the San Francisco Art Institute, LMSA renovated the U.S. Army warehouse Pier 2 at Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture. It uses attributes of the historic building such as the thermal mass of existing concrete walls to achieve 83% less energy use than benchmark buildings, making it a model for sustainable renovation.

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Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects Recieves Two COTE Top Ten Design Awards

Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects (LMSA) has received two AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE) Top Ten Design Awards, which celebrate integrating design excellence with environmental performance. The firm has now received a total of ten COTE Top Ten Awards. 

“Radically reducing the resource consumption and carbon emissions of our buildings and communities is one of the most critical challenges of our time,” principal William Leddy says. He believes it is an issue that architects “have a profound responsibility to address through integrated design thinking.”

Nancy and Stephen Grand Family House, Mission Bay, by Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects.

The two projects that received accolades were the Nancy and Stephen Grand Family House in Mission Bay, San Francisco, and the San Francisco Art Institute at Fort Mason. Family House provides free temporary housing to the parents of children receiving treatment at the University of California, San Francisco Children’s Hospital. The design team focused on providing healthy and healing living spaces, and the project was certified LEED Platinum with an energy performance 49% above the national baseline performance for a similar building type.

San Francisco Art Institute, Fort Mason Pier 2, by Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects.

For the new campus of the San Francisco Art Institute, LMSA renovated the U.S. Army warehouse Pier 2 at Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture. It uses attributes of the historic building such as the thermal mass of existing concrete walls to achieve 83% less energy use than benchmark buildings, making it a model for sustainable renovation.

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AIA: BILLINGS INCREASE FOR SIXTH CONSECUTIVE MONTH

The Hanley Wood Data Studio reports that the AIA’s monthly Architecture Billings Index (ABI) came in at a score of 51.0 in March, marking the sixth consecutive month of gains.

The ABI is a leading economic indicator of construction activity in the U.S., and reflects a nine- to 12-month lead time between architecture billings and construction spending nationally, regionally, and by project type. A score above 50, as seen this month, represents an increase in billings from the previous month, while a score below 50 represents a contraction.

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Demand for major remodels remains strong

As more long-term homeowners make the decision to stick with the home they have, they are undertaking larger-scale remodeling projects, such as complete room renovations or additions.

Due to the complexity of these changes, more homeowners are hiring professionals to assist with or do the entire project for them. While that’s great for business, it is pushing out wait times as project backlogs begin to pile up.

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DESIGNING SCHOOLS AS A DETERRENT FOR MASS SHOOTERS

It’s an unfortunate reality that those who design public spaces—particularly schools—have to take into consideration the possibility of a violent attack. The recent Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting which claimed the lives of 17 people on February 14, 2018, once again reminded the nation of the terrifying reality that mass murders on school grounds continue.

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Richard Meier Revisits the House That Launched His Career—50 Years Later

Five decades after completing the iconic Smith House in Connecticut, the starchitect talks with AD about designing buildings that last

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