• SoundBreak gypsum from National Gypsum

    Acoustically enhanced gypsum board used in the construction of high-rated STC wall assemblies

  • Serta International Headquarters

    A new headquarters and R&D facility outside Chicago designed by Epstein | Metter Studio uses daylight and creative planning to answer the client's needs.

  • A family walks through the community plaza in front of the new Hollenbeck Police Station, in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of East Los Angeles.

    Hollenbeck Police Station

    AC Martin's new police station in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of East Los Angeles strives to create a strong sense of community.

  • Pin-Fuse Joint

    Skidmore, Owings & Merrill designs a building frame that rolls with the impact of an earthquake and then returns to form when the aftershocks are finished.

  • Glass stringer beams rely on the support of load-bearing glass walls to hold the weight of the booth's glowing red staircase and the tourists lounging upon it. The glass pieces are connected with stainless steel brackets and pins, but there is no load-bearing metal in the structure.

    TKTS Booth

    Perkins Eastman's design for the new TKTS Booth in New York relies on a series of trusses and bearing walls made entirely from glass.

  • The design for the staircase is centered on folded stainless steel. Hung from a structural steel support on the top level of the townhouse, vertical folded pieces create a continuous screen that encloses the two above-grade flights of stairs. Tabs on the bent risers are fitted into slots on the vertical pieces, which created an easy setup for on-site construction and spot-welding.

    Dynamic Descent

    Dean/Wolf Architects designs a folded stainless steel staircase for a Manhattan townhouse.

  • When collapsed, the 3,800-square-foot screen's 888 LED panels form a near-continuous surface to show videos of the band.

    Expanding Video Screen

    An expanding video screen built for U2's world tour incorporates 500,000 LEDs.

  • Nanoscale: Visualizing an Invisible World

    Princeton geology professor Kenneth Deffeyes and his son, illustrator Stephen Deffeyes, combine their talents to reveal the atomic structure of elements.

  • The new Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University brings 223,000 square feet of space to the campus and includes classrooms, television studios, and multipurpose meeting spaces. Construction was helped greatly by the city of Phoenix, which fast-tracked permitting, issuing at one point in the process 28 permits in a single day.

    Walter Cronkite School of Journalism

    The new Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University's Phoenix campus adds 223,000 square feet of classrooms, studios, and meeting space to the campus.

  • Verastone from Trenwyth

    Integrally colored prefinished architectural concrete block



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