Friday, August 23, 2013

Stone Canyon Elementary School - Owasso OK

Architectural Firm: The Stacy Group

Marlite System: 

Surface Systems MAP System 

Allison Curran was awarded an Outstanding Design Award from American Schools and Universities Magazine for this amazing design.

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Stone Canyon Elementary’s program was developed through a collaborative process that included school administrators, teachers, the community, architects and interior designers. The program called for a 650-student facility that would maintain a sense of community and scale, as well as take cues from the unique site.

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The Stacy Group develops the idea of a "School of Character" using nature as the backdrop. Each grade level has its own pod with a representative character trait and insect. This enables students to adopt this mascot and corresponding character trait throughout each year in the facility.
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Security was paramount when designing the facility. The design includes a secure vestibule that enables controlled access into the building. All of the exterior entrances can be seen from three camera locations. Each pod can be locked from the interior and eliminate access from the main corridors. This enables egress through the pod and away from intruders.

Energy efficiency and operating costs also were identified as high priorities for the building. The facility has daylighting in each area. The building also utilizes an energy-management control system. For additional energy savings, motion sensors control lighting in common spaces throughout the building, and sinks and toilets have infrared controls.

Each pod has an outdoor classroom that encourages teaching outside the box. Administrators wanted to develop an area where students could be more hands-on with class projects and interact with nature. The outdoor classrooms extend beyond the building and are specific for each age group.

The design of the interior spaces incorporates colors, shapes and textures to help students and visitors navigate the building more easily. By giving each pod its own entrance and identity, students develop a sense of community and ownership that teachers can use in the curriculum.

"Engaging, playful spaces for students. A well-thought-out, secure plan with good value."--2010 jury Read More

Friday, August 16, 2013

Via Christi Hospital Women’s Center - Pittsburg KS


Architectural Firm: HMN Architects

Marlite Certified Parner: Carroll Seating

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Marlite System: 

Surface Systems MAP System 

High Pressure Laminate: Wilsonart 7935 Shaker Cherry 

Marlite Metal: Alum Stainless

Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg is a regional leader in health care for southeast Kansas.
Our comprehensive Cancer Center was among the first in the region and is fully certified by the American College of Surgeons.
The Via Christi Heart Center features a state-of-the-art catheterization lab and is supported by our newly renovated $2.6 million Cardiac Stepdown Unit.
Our Emergency Room is recognized as a Level III Trauma Center by the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons.
Our specialty service line is extensive and includes Orthopedics, Diagnostics, Surgery, Physical Therapy and Occupational Health.
Every day we make a difference in the lives of those we serve. We're committed to our mission of serving as a healing presence with special concern for our neighbors who are most vulnerable.
Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg is accredited by The Joint Commission and holds memberships in the American Hospital Association, the Kansas Hospital Association and the Catholic Health Association. Read More

Via Christi Hospital Women’s Center

Before designing the Women’s Center, HMN’s team accompanied the client on a tour of several other facilities to “benchmark” the preferred configuration of the new unit. Mock-up rooms were then developed to determine the desired layouts for the LDR and Post-Partum rooms. The renovated center is three times the size of the previous unit. The new Women’s Center has five labor rooms and 13 all-private postpartum rooms. 
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Rooms are equipped with hotel-style amenities, including flat screen televisions, recliners and larger bathrooms with showers and hair dryers. The $6 million project includes two new triage rooms and a central fetal monitoring system, allowing nurses to monitor multiple babies. Read More

Friday, August 9, 2013

Armen Cadillac - Plymouth Meeting, PA

Architectural Firm: PJA Architecture

General Contractor: TN Ward Company

Marlite Certified Parner: Neshaminy Valley Millwork

Marlite System: 

Surface Systems MAP System Veneer: Bacon Rift Cut White Oak with Custom Stain

Take an interactive tour of Arman Cadillac's impressive showroom below keep an eye out for the Marlite Surface Systems Decorative walls in each glass office and behind the color choices.

Armen Cadillac Showroom Remodel Now Complete!

This is a very exciting time at Armen Cadillac, after 7 months of construction, we will be having
a Grand Re-Opening to our new state of the art dealership! 

Our new showroom offers a spacious customer waiting area with all the amenities including a self-service coffee bar and free Internet access - even a professional shoe shiner! It also has a Cadillac information area, business cubicles for privacy, and a new covered service drive for your convenience. Stop by and check out our facility!  Read More

TN Ward finishes a total renovation of Armen Cadillac in Plymouth Meeting.  The new building features the latest Cadillac Image program.  Work included a new fa├žade using a lightweight stone panel product and an interior renovation featuring glass offices and high end interior finishes.  T.N. Ward Company worked closely with Phillip Jordan Architects to implement the Cadillac Image program while working within the owner’s budget. Read More