Architecture

3D Visualization Technology Helps Diverse Range of Businesses Innovate

Author: Artist Rendering Inc.
Dateline: Tue, 05 Dec 2006

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “DENVER, Colo. - Dec. 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Denver-based IDEAVIZ, a subsidiary of Artist Rendering, Inc., is making an impact for a diverse range of businesses by using innovative 3D visualization and animation technology to bring new ideas to fruition. Since 2002, Artist Rendering, Inc. has worked with real-estate developers and architects in visualizing their future projects through high-impact 3D renderings and animations.”



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New subsidiary of Artist Rendering, Inc. puts 3D technology to pioneering use for broad spectrum of industries, not just for engineers and architects anymore

DENVER, Colo. - Dec. 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Denver-based IDEAVIZ, a subsidiary of Artist Rendering, Inc., is making an impact for a diverse range of businesses by using innovative 3D visualization and animation technology to bring new ideas to fruition.

Since 2002, Artist Rendering, Inc. has worked with real-estate developers and architects in visualizing their future projects through high-impact 3D renderings and animations. In the course of his work there, founder and president Alex Tiller discovered that there was a need for his company's services across a broader spectrum. "Professionals from all sorts of industries kept coming to us and saying, 'We like what you're doing; can you apply it to our industry?'," says Tiller.

Tiller rose to the challenge by creating IDEAVIZ as a subsidiary of Artist Rendering, Inc-expanding the market for his company's technologies. A remarkable variety of local and national companies have taken advantage of the firm's creative services-including furniture manufactures, pet-product designers, and event producers. The common thread across all these industries is their need to quickly and inexpensively explore and test new concepts, innovations and business solutions. IDEAVIZ uses virtual reality to do just that.

Using 3D visualization technology, says Tiller, "is powerful because we're not limited by the bounds of physics. By building an object in virtual space, we can see how it will work inside and out before it's produced in the real world." This allows IDEAVIZ to "experiment with any idea without the expense and time required by actually building it." This experimentation gives businesses the flexibility to make changes and explore multiple possibilities for any product concept or business process prior to implementation.

IDEAVIZ uses 3D technology to help companies look at their businesses in a new way. When creating a new product or concept, businesses face the challenge of getting their idea across to clients quickly and clearly. "It's hard to tell what something's really going to look like and how it will work just by looking at technical drawings," says Tiller. "We can create a photo-real 3D visualization that lets people actually see their ideas brought to life before they even exist in the physical world." This not only removes doubt for investors, but also allows companies to mitigate the risk of innovation by testing ideas in focus groups before investing.

IDEAVIZ plans to continue finding new applications for the powerful technology and stellar creative talent it houses. The way Tiller sees it, "the capabilities of our blend of creative, technological and managerial talent could assist in a huge array of markets. We want to keep finding new ways to help businesses innovate through visualization."

For more information on IDEAVIZ's mission and work, the media and the public may contact Kim Vincent or Alex Tiller at 303-830-1640 or visit www.IDEAVIZ.com.



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Architecture

Altamont Homes Introduces Modular Mansions through Partnership with Award-Winning Architect

Author: Altamont Homes, Inc.
Dateline: Tue, 28 Nov 2006

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Altamont Homes, Inc., located in Martinez, Calif., is filling a void in the California construction market - custom modular homes - and is excited to announce that they will be teaming up with award-winning architect, Douglas Cutler, AIA.”



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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Altamont Homes, Inc., located in Martinez, Calif., is filling a void in the California construction market - custom modular homes - and is excited to announce that they will be teaming up with award-winning architect, Douglas Cutler, AIA.

The "Cutler Series" provides 25 exquisite modular-homes choices. Cutler is based in Wilton, Ct. and is excited to be able to team up with Altamont Homes and to introduce his award-winning designs to the west coast.

"Cutler is one of the finest and best-known architects in the field," Eric Peterson, president, said. "And, in the modular home industry he truly stands alone."

Cutler has often been recognized by the media for his outstanding work in this field. On six separate occasions, he has appeared in "Better Homes and Gardens" and has been lauded by several industry periodicals, most recently - the September issue of "Automated Builder." He is also in an upcoming edition of Business Week.

As California's custom modular home leader, Altamont Homes is prepared to build custom-designed dream homes at a lesser cost than an on-site constructed home; Cutler will ensure its attractive and savvy design.

True modular homes are built in accordance with the same building codes which traditional on-site built homes are constructed - the Uniform Building Code (UBC) or International Building Code (IBC).

These homes are not to be confused with manufactured homes, a more common type of factory-built home constructed to a different building code - the HUD code - which can be more limited in architecture and not as favorable to appraise or finance.

"We also understand that building any type of custom home in California is not easy these days," Peterson said. "There are a myriad of permits to be obtained and strict regulations to comply with through out the entire build process. If the process is not handled correctly, costly delays and cost over runs can easily occur. Professional Project Managers will supervise the entire project to make it efficient and seamless."

Altamont Homes, Inc. was formed in 2003 by a group of experienced construction industry professionals who saw the need for housing that was more affordable without sacrificing quality, appearance, or value.

For more information about Altamont Homes, visit: www.altamonthomes.com; or to learn about Douglas Cutler, AIA, visit: www.modulararchitecture.com.



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Architecture

SK&I Receives Builder’s Choice and AIA/DC Chapter Awards for Metro

Author: SK&I Architectural Design Group
Dateline: Mon, 16 Oct 2006

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “BETHESDA, Md. - Oct. 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- 2006: The Metro, designed by SK&I Architectural Design Group (www.skiarch.com), has been named the recipient of two awards this fall: the Builder's Choice Award of Merit and the AIA/DC Chapter Award of Merit.”



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BETHESDA, Md. - Oct. 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- 2006: The Metro, designed by SK&I Architectural Design Group (www.skiarch.com), has been named the recipient of two awards this fall: the Builder's Choice Award of Merit and the AIA/DC Chapter Award of Merit.

BUILDER magazine has awarded the Builder's Choice Award - its most prestigious - for 26 years, and Metro was one of nearly 400 entries in this year's competition. Metro won in the Attached & Multifamily Homes category and was judged on its innovation in architecture, floor plan efficiency, creative use of materials, and interior design.

The juried AIA/DC Chapter Award - sponsored by the Washington D.C. Chapter of the American Institute of Architects - recognizes excellence in architecture in the metropolitan region, and received over 100 submissions from local architects.

"We are thrilled that Metro continues to be recognized by our peers," said SK&I President Sami Kirkdil, AIA. "The Metro's modern yet contextual architecture is emblematic of how we respond to design challenges." The Metro also won an AIA-Washingtonian Award this year.

The Metro is located on Church Street in Washington, DC's revitalized 14th Street corridor, formerly the automotive show-room district. It is distinguished by a hybrid design consisting of three separate industrial brick façade sections facing the street and a contemporary, sawtooth-patterned facade of floor-to-ceiling glass and steel at the building's rear.

The BUILDER and AIA/DC juries praised The Metro for its ability to fit into its neighborhood context of early-20th century industrial structures and achieve its intention of appearing as separate structures built over a period of time, as well as its plan efficiency. The building contains 53 condominiums on a 1/5-acre lot.

About SK&I

Founded in 1999, SK&I has designed over 6 million sq. feet of buildings, establishing SK&I as one of the fastest growing architectural firms in the Washington DC metropolitan region. This award-winning firm is a recognized leader in complex residential and mixed-use design, with extensive experience in urban multifamily and mixed-use projects.

For more information please visit www.skiarch.com.

SK&I Projects...The Metro; The Desoto; Lofts 590; The Adele; View 14; Carlyle Block O; Washington Gateway; Western Avenue; Chase Point; The Ellsworth; Constitution Square; The Berkeley; Spinnaker Bay; The Paramount at Reston; Massachusetts Court; 1441 Rhode Island Avenue; The Edgemoor; The Montgomery at Wheaton Metro; The Flats and Warehouses at Union Row; Jenkins Row; The Habitat for Humanity Silverwood Project; Capitol Hill Tower; Park Potomac Building 1; The Halstead at Dunn Loring; The Fedora; The Village at Shirlington; Chase Point Condominiums; Carlyle Block L; Lot 31; Studio Plaza; The Reserve at Tyson's Corner; Park Potomac Building 2; King Street; Abingdon Row; 2251 Wisconsin Avenue; High Acres; Wisconsin Place; 1800 Wilson Boulevard; The Silverton.


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Architecture

Belanger and Foley, Inc. Begins Second Major Project in Lowell, MA

Author: Belanger & Foley, Inc.
Dateline: Mon, 06 Feb 2006

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “NORTH CHELMSFORD, MA - Feb. 6 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Belanger and Foley, Inc., a full service architectural, planning and design firm, announced today that the construction of the new Longmeadow Golf Club in Tewksbury MA, is on schedule and on budget. The project represents the second major project designed by Belanger & Foley in the last twelve months. The first project, the design and planning of the Bishop McNamara Center at Lowell Catholic High School, was initiated in March, 2005, and is ahead of schedule.”



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NORTH CHELMSFORD, MA (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Belanger and Foley, Inc., a full service architectural, planning and design firm, announced today that the construction of the new Longmeadow Golf Club in Tewksbury MA, is on schedule and on budget. The project represents the second major project designed by Belanger & Foley in the last twelve months. The first project, the design and planning of the Bishop McNamara Center at Lowell Catholic High School, was initiated in March, 2005, and is ahead of schedule.

The Longmeadow Golf Club project officially broke ground in November of 2005 and it is expected to be completed by July of 2006. The new clubhouse will be a two-story structure of approximately 13,000 sq. ft. Designed as a backdrop to the 9th hole of the golf course, the clubhouse will have locker rooms, offices, lounges and spas on the first floor, and a members lounge and hall that will accommodate 150 people on the second floor.

The Bishop McNamara Center, the cornerstone of the Lowell Catholic High School project, consists of both academic and athletic facilities to include: the Keith Gymnasium, science lab, lecture hall, technology center and classroom space. Construction work is currently in full swing with an anticipated completion target of spring 2006.

According to MaryEllen Demarco, Principal at Lowell Catholic High School, the project, which is vital to the future success of the school, has benefited greatly from Belanger & Foley's expertise:

"Belanger & Foley, Inc. has proven to be a key partner in the successful execution of Lowell Catholic High School's physical expansion plans. In delivering their architectural, engineering, and planning services, Belanger & Foley has demonstrated an unprecedented focus on quality, scheduling, and cost effectiveness. Their dedication and commitment to this project, their sensitivity to the daily needs of our school community, and their willingness to collaborate with our general contractor, Sasso Construction of Wilmington MA, in order to remain on schedule and on budget, will benefit Lowell Catholic students for generations to come".


About Belanger and Foley, Inc.

Headquartered in North Chelmsford, MA, Belanger and Foley, Inc. has provided design services for the past ten years for over 250 clients in Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire in the commercial, institutional, historical, housing, and public sectors. Headed by Philip Belanger and Gerald Foley, the company offers architectural, engineering, planning services. Over the years, Belanger and Foley, Inc. has been engaged in many significant institutional projects in the Merrimack Valley to include: the Oncology Wing and Surgical Center of Lowell General Hospital, The Tyngsborough Town Hall and Library, the historic restoration of the First United Baptist Church of Lowell, MA, and the new Dunstable Free Public Library, among others.


Belanger and Foley, Inc., 55 Middlesex Street, North Chelmsford, MA 01863, Tel: (978) 251-7500.




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Architecture

2005 A Banner Year For SK&I

Author: SK&I Architectural Design Group (SK&I)
Dateline: Wed, 01 Feb 2006

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “BETHESDA, MD - Feb. 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- SK&I Architectural Design Group (SK&I), a residential and mixed-use architectural design firm, announced 2005 as a record year for industry awards, project completions and new project announcements. ”



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BETHESDA, MD (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- SK&I Architectural Design Group (SK&I - www.skiarch.com), a residential and mixed-use architectural design firm, announced 2005 as a record year for industry awards, project completions and new project announcements.

According to President, Sami Kirkdil, AIA "These results, especially the award recognition, reflect the high standards we set, and our commitment to understanding our clients' design needs. We look forward to even more growth this year."

Recent acknowledgement of SK&I's innovative residential designs include:

The 2005 Merit Award by the Washington D.C. Chapter of the AIA for the firm's design work on The Lofts 590. Additionally, The Metro was one of two properties featured in AIA's Washington DC event "Modern Architecture and the Loft Dwelling".

SK&I received the Award for Excellence from Delta Associates for The Lofts 590 as the Most Innovative Mid-Atlantic Apartment Community. Delta Associates also recognized SK&I for Excellence with The Montgomery at Wheaton Metro.

SK&I was the recipient of several 2005 Finest for Family Living "Monument" Awards which recognize superior residential design and community planning.

Groundbreakings in 2005 included Union Row--Flats and Warehouses; Jenkins Row; and The Habitat for Humanity Silverwood Project. SK&I's 2005 project milestones also included several topping-out ceremonies: Capitol Hill Tower; Park Potomac Building 1; The Halstead at Dunn Loring; The Fedora; The Village at Shirlington; Chase Point Condominiums; and Carlyle Block L.

According to Meral Iskir, AIA, Executive Vice President and co-founder of SK&I, "The scale and the scope of new projects awarded to us last year were significant, and we are grateful to our clients for their continued acknowledgement of our design work".

Projects awarded to the firm in 2005 included Lot 31; The Adele; View 14; and Studio Plaza. Other projects currently on the board include, among others, The Reserve at Tyson's Corner; Park Potomac Building 2; Carlyle Block O; King Street; Abingdon Row; 2251 Wisconsin Avenue; High Acres and Wisconsin Place.

SK&I projects currently under construction include 1800 Wilson Boulevard and The Silverton. The firm's roster of completed projects include The Metro; The Desoto; Lofts 590; The Berkeley; Spinnaker Bay; The Paramount at Reston; Massachusetts Court; 1441 Rhode Island Avenue; The Edgemoor; and The Montgomery at Wheaton Metro.


About SK&I

Founded in 1999, SK&I has designed over 6 million sq. feet of buildings, establishing SK&I as one of the fastest growing architectural firms in the Washington DC metropolitan region. SK&I is a recognized leader in complex residential and mixed-use design, with extensive experience in urban multi-family and mixed-use projects.

For more information please visit www.skiarch.com





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Architecture

Arclinea Boston Named ‘Best of the New’ by Boston Globe Magazine

Author: Arclinea Boston
Dateline: Tue, 19 Apr 2005

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “BOSTON, MA -- (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- In a special issue of The Boston Globe Magazine, celebrating 'all that is great and new in our city and our suburbs,' Arclinea Boston (www.arclineaboston.com) has been named 'Best of the New.'”



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BOSTON, MA -- (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- In a special issue of The Boston Globe Magazine, celebrating "all that is great and new in our city and our suburbs," Arclinea Boston (www.arclineaboston.com) has been named "Best of the New."

In its March 13 issue, the magazine profiled the showroom: "Arclinea, which opened in Boston last February, is more a problem solver than a store. Staffed by architects and architects-in-training, this kitchen showroom features the most ingenious use of space since the skyscraper. Baseboards become drawers. Cabinet doors slide instead of pulling out. And every component is sleek and functional, custom-made in Italy. You control the final design and cost, choosing from thirteen pricing levels of materials. Now you're cooking."

As one of Boston Globe Magazine's selected "favorite new stores, ideas, spaces, faces, hot spots, and restaurants," Arclinea Boston was also awarded a commemorative plaque. The showroom, at 10 St. James Avenue in Boston's Design District, recently reopened after a dramatic redesign. Arclinea moved to its Boston location from Cambridge in February 2004.

"In the short time since the Arclinea Boston showroom opened, the response from designers, building professionals, and homeowners has been amazing," says Philip Guarino, owner of the Arclinea Boston showroom. "To be recognized by The Boston Globe Magazine in this way is a wonderful validation of Arclinea's very high design and production standards."


Arclinea Boston is the flagship showroom in the United States for Arclinea -- an industry leader in the manufacturing of luxury, contemporary kitchens, designed and coordinated by the acclaimed Italian architect Antonio Citterio. Arclinea kitchens are differentiated by their innovative design, creative technology and exquisite materials. The Boston showroom showcases examples of the entire Arclinea Collection, and offers consumers a full-service, turnkey solution to their kitchen design process.

More information: arclineaboston.com


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