The L.A. Live Tower & Residences is featured on the cover of today's Los Angeles Times. The 54-story, 2 million square foot mixed use building serves as the backdrop to X Games 2012, the annuual sporting event which showcases the talents of the world's best action sport athletes. The event kicks off in Los Angeles today and runs through Monday, July 2.
Enclos provided comprehensive design/assist-design/build services for the building's facade program, which includes 34 different types of glass that range from opaque to transparent, with a range of colors used as a feature element. This kaleidoscope glass design is used as the backdrop for today's Los Angles Times photo feature.
UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay during construction
ENR California is running a feature on the UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay in their June 4, 2012 issue. Titled “Digging Deeper,” the article discusses the project’s Integrated Center for Design and Construction, which brought together 100 key team members from the project’s architect, general contractor, engineers, and more than a dozen key subcontractors — including Enclos. The result will be fewer change orders, claims and delays throughout the construction process, in addition to ensuring the architect’s intent and owner’s green agenda is upheld.
Enclos is providing preconstruction services for Phase 1. The Firm's in-house engineers deliver shop drawings and structural calculations required for OSHPD submissions, while in-house BIM technicians contribute 3-D models of the building complex to improve project quality, lower costs and maximize schedule efficiency. The Firm's project scope includes the Women’s & Children’s Hospital building (204,000 square feet of facade area), Outpatient building (123,000 square feet of facade area), and the Energy Center building (68,000 sqft of facade area). Custom wall system designs include seismic and acoustic treatments, sun shading, large special glass, glass fins, operable windows and shadowboxes. Enclos validated these custom wall systems during a series of mockup and testing procedures prior to construction.
Phase 2 includes the erection of 395,000 square feet of facade. The project aims at obtaining LEED gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
ArchDaily.com is showcasing a collection of John Jay College of Criminal Justice photographs and drawings, provided by architect Skidmore, Owing & Merrill (SOM). The 625,000 square foot expansion consolidates the academic institution into a unified urban campus.
Enclos provided design/build services for 240,000 square feet of facade, including curtainwall, skylight, louver and panel systems. The project incorporates painted aluminum vertical fins as a unique design feature.
The world’s largest charitable organization has transformed an urban Seattle parking lot into one of the greenest campuses in the nation. The new Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation headquarters is the current project highlighted by Eco-Structure, a magazine of the American Institute of Architects, with the campus’ progressive environmental strategies taking center stage.
The Foundation’s new headquarters is the world’s largest nonprofit LEED-NC Platinum certified building and second-largest LEED-NC Platinum building in the United States. Seattle-based architect NBBJ designed the project to position all employees within 30 feet of natural daylight, which is achieved through 10-foot tall curtainwall units. Enclos provided complete design/assist-design/build facade services for both boomerang shaped buildings, which include 300,000 square feet of custom unitized curtainwall and a vertical cable-supported structural glass facade. All systems were designed to high performance and security specifications, including blast requirements.
Additional sustainable features include green roofs, a rainwater collection system, and innovative cooling and ventilation systems throughout the campus.
The article and accompanying slideshow are available in their entirety here.
Image courtesy of Music City Center
Nashville's soon to be 1.2 million square foot cultural center is nearing completion, with less than one year until construction is scheduled to be finished.
Enclos is providing engineering and construction services for Music City Center's nine facade enclosure systems, which include unitized curtainwall, cable wall, AESS support, punched openings in precast panels, aluminum sunshades, louvers, metal panels and storefront systems. Enclos' scope of work also includes aluminum doors and glass handrails. The TVS designed convention space is seeking LEED Silver certification.