Honolulu, Hawaii – View Dynamic Glass at work at
the American Savings Bank Campus. Photo courtesy
of American Savings Bank.
Los Angeles, California – Wave hello to the beachy
vibes at Los Angeles International Airport’s Midfield
Lethbridge, Alberta – Bright and vibrant, the
University of Lethbridge is the perfect learning
1. American Savings
Bank Headquarters – Energy-Efficient Tinted Glass
you know that the average person spends close to 90% of their life indoors? Knowing
this, American Savings Bank (ASB) made it a priority to create a campus with a
comfortable interior environment, including access to views and natural light
without sacrificing energy efficiency. Windows are often one of the most
energy-inefficient components of a home or building, as heat can easily escape
An electrochromic, or color changing, tinting
glass removes the need for blinds, controls glare and heat, and doesn’t
interfere with office views. The glass can block more than 90% of solar
radiation, thus significantly reducing the heat and energy required for cooling.
believe our Campus will set a new standard for workplace design – one that
accommodates a variety of work styles, encourages collaboration, and creates a
fun atmosphere that benefits our teammates’ well-being,” said Beth Whitehead,
ASB executive vice president and chief administrative officer. “The Campus will
help us make banking easy for our customers and provide an exceptional
experience to customers and teammates alike, while continuing our tradition of
making people’s dreams possible.”
2. Los Angeles
International Airport– Wave-Like Ceiling
waves rolling off the California coast don’t stop at the shore line; they
continue inland to the Los Angeles International Airport’s Midfield Satellite
Concourse (MSC) interior ceiling, then on to the Tom Bradley International
replicate the wave-like movement on MSC’s exterior roof, the team embarked on a
mission to add a unique element to the concourse’s interior. Triangular-shaped,
perforated metal panels were assembled on the ceiling to closely mimic the
smooth up-and-down motion of the sea. Unlike typical ceiling tiles found in
most offices, these three-sided panels allowed for a remarkable configuration.
wave-like ceiling design is a response to Tom Bradley International Terminal’s
roof design. The roof represents waves rolling along the beach,” said Allen
Hill, superintendent. “The design team decided to expand on this wave theme and
design a ceiling that represents swells that precede waves.”
while traveling through the concourse, visitors can look up and feel like they’ve
arrived at the coast. The beach feel is apparent from every angle.
3. University of Lethbridge Destination Project – Solar-Generated
The University of Lethbridge’s new 400,000-square-foot
facility is the largest construction project to-date in the university’s
history. With the goal to become a destination for high-end research
and studies, the building includes several state-of-the-art features that set
it apart from other academic facilities.
The double wall curtain system is a forward-thinking,
energy-saving initiative that acts as a plenum, or enclosed space, and uses
solar heat to passively assist in air conditioning. The building’s outer windows,
venetian blinds, and full-height interior glazing adjacent to lab spaces create
an open and bright learning environment.
A vibrant space throughout the facility will allow for
educational observation by creating a “science on display” approach.