NBBJ merits recognition for their unyielding commitment to designing energy efficient buildings. As part of our architecture, engineering and design highlight series we are featuring the award-winning, internationally renowned architects at NBBJ. Interestingly, the firm was founded in 1943 and was originally known as Naramore, Bain, Brady and Johanson, later changing their name to their combined initials.
In the latest Mediamesh® project by GKD, the James Branch Cabell Library at Virginia Commonwealth University is transformed with stainless steel wire mesh interwoven with LED lights. The vitrine where the Mediamesh® sits faces out to the rose plaza; one of the most densely populated places on campus. Two panels of Mediamesh® are interconnected to create the visually stunning and interactive screen that is now a popular attraction for students and visitors.
In beautiful Contone, Switzerland, the Pfister Furniture Store boasts a bright red metal façade that is in line with the companies branding. Pfister Furniture Company started as a small furniture workshop in 1882 that grew into 20 branches all over Switzerland. It’s one of the largest specialty retailers of its type in the country.
Downtown Pittsburgh boasts some of the hottest shopping and office tenants on the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and Larimer in Bakery Square. The former Nabisco factory was completely refurbished and rebuilt in 2007 when Walnut Capital took over ownership. The owners partnered with Astorino, now Cannon Design, for planning, architecture, engineering, and landscape services, PJ Dick Construction Management to implement the design and GQ Contracting LLC for project management.