Architects: Scott | Edwards Architecture
- Area : 4200 m²
- Year : 2018
Manufacturers : ETHNICRAFT, Miele, Antrim, Arteriors, Blue Star, +13
Cedar Island Residence / Scott | Edwards Architecture
Vista North Pearl Condominiums / Bora Architects
Architects: Bora Architects
- Area : 350000 ft²
- Year : 2018
Professionals : 2.ink Studio, Anderson Construction, Biella Lighting Design, Listen Acoustics, KPFF, +2
Flatiron Office Building / Works Partnership Architecture
Architects: Works Progress Architecture
- Area : 24177 ft²
- Year : 2018
Professionals : DCI Engineers, Abbott Construction, ESA
Putting Wood on a Pedestal: The Rise of Mid-Rise Podium Design
Podium construction – alternately known as platform or pedestal construction – is a building typology characterized by a horizontal division between a lower ‘podium’ and an upper tower. The podium, which is typically made of concrete or steel, is crowned by multiple light wood-frame stories. Often, the lighter upper structure contains four to five stories of residential units, while the podium houses retail, commercial, or office spaces and above- or below-grade parking. An alternative configuration sports six to seven residential stories (including the podium) and subterranean parking. Some visible examples of this podium construction style include the amenity-rich Stella residences designed by DesignArc; an attractive yet cost-effective student housing project for the University of Washington by Mahlum Architects; and the warm, modern University House Arena District also designed by Mahlum Architects in Eugene, Oregon.
Division Street Residence / Emerick Architects
Architects: Emerick Architects
- Area : 10 ft²
- Year : 2012
Manufacturers : Chicago Faucets, Subzero/Wolf, Marvin, Schoolhouse Electric, Ventahood
Mt. Hood Community College Early Childhood Center / Mahlum
The 8 Things Domestic Violence Shelters Can Teach Us About Secure School Design
In our last Editorial, "Post-Traumatic Design: How to Design Schools that Heal Past Wounds and Prevent Future Violence," we discussed how architects must conceptualize school design in the wake of the tragic shootings that have affected our nation. Rather than leaning towards overly secure, prison-like structures, the Editorial suggested a different model, one better suited to dealing with student needs (particularly for those who have experienced trauma): domestic violence shelters.
While the comparison may seem bizarre at first, shelter design is all about implementing un-invasive security measures that could easily make schools safer, healthier spaces for students. To further elaborate this unlikely connection, we spoke with an Associate at Mahlum Architecture, Corrie Rosen, who for the last 6 years has worked with the The Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence [WSCADV] on the Building Dignity project, which provides Domestic Violence Shelters advice to design shelters that empower and heal.
Find out Corrie Rosen's 8 strategies for designing schools that can improve security and student well-being, after the break...