ARC Honorable Mentions
December 01, 2005
Appeared in Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Every year for this competition, CSE gets submissions for a number of outstanding projects. Indeed, each binder often reveals a very neat system, technology or application that's worthy of being called out. Unfortunately, we can only pick one overall ARC winner per category for project of the year and the individual systems—even when the judging is close, as it was this year. That said, in the following pages we'd like to highlight a handful of projects that included a number of notable features and solutions worth your attention: the renovation of Cleveland's Howard M. Metzenbaum Courthouse; the renovation of the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture's South Building in Washington D.C.; the reconstruction of a former office building in suburban New York into a new U.S. headquarters for Nokia; and finally, the reconstruction of a former warehouse for a truly sustainable office for Opsis Architects in Portland, Ore. Next year, perhaps, we will have a separate winner in the reconstruction category. There's also a good chance you'll see more of these interesting projects in CSE soon, as they're stories that are simply too good to sit on.