• GO Project: Reading Hospital

    Winter 2016 Three years ago, Reading Hospital in West Reading, Pa., embarked on a $354 million expansion project that would add 476,000 square feet to the 147-year-old hospital. The goal was to replace and relocate operating rooms spread across four buildings and provide 150 new private patient rooms. Today, Seventh Street Tower, as the new nine-story addition is called, welcomes patients and visitors to a facility that features privacy, flexibility

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    ONE Global Design: Global reach with a personal touch

    Winter 2016 By Sarah Bousquet ONE Global Design took shape in the mid-1990s as Norm Liedtke, CEO of Philadelphia-based Meyer, and Ron Carlson, CEO of Chicago-based Partners by Design, realized their clients’ growing need for servicing their clients in multiple locations with the same attention and expertise provided locally. The solution blossomed after the two collaborated on several projects and committed to creating a national alliance. The concept turned collaborative

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    13 & 9: The soul of design

    Fall 2016 By Sarah Bousquet Based in Graz, Austria, 13&9 was born in 2013 through an interdisciplinary partnership between architect Martin Lesjak and designer Anastasia Su after the pair won an international competition for their conversion and redevelopment of Cannon Hall at the Graz Armory, called Rolling Stones. Now — just three years later — the product design firm has received global acclaim for its eclectic product collections and original

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    The bold and the beautiful: Stacy Garcia designs with flair from floor to ceiling and everything in between

    Summer 2016 Stacy Garcia is more than a leading international designer; she is also the founder of multiple business enterprises. She has partnered with some of the world’s leading manufacturers to create products that span from floor to ceiling for resorts and homes all over the world. As such, her work has been featured in Interior Design, Boutique Design, New York Spaces, LUXE, Rue Daily and Architectural Digest. The business

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    GO Project: Healthy living meets learning

    Spring 2016 Mohawk carpet tile in Pittsburgh SEEDclassroom meets Living Building Challenge standards American schoolchildren attend classes in more than 350,000 portable classrooms. In the next two years, 100,000 to 150,000 additional portables are projected for the academic landscape. Standard portable classrooms provide a quick solution for expansion, but they are typically not the optimum healthy living environments for students. Sustainable Education Every Day (SEED) promotes this initiative of healthy

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