D+D Online April 2011

In This Issue...


Historic ‘Round Barn’ Embarks on New Role after Major Renovation

by Jill Speegle

A 120-year-old round barn in Santa Rosa, Calif.—a building type all but gone from the California landscape—recently underwent a major renovation program aimed at restoring its unique architectural heritage while ensuring its survival—and utility—in the modern era.


We’re Only Human: Why Choosing a Color is So #%&@ Difficult

by Gillian Rose

How many times have you tried to satisfy your quest for “the perfectly colored room?” How many times have you been thoroughly disappointed and felt like a failure?


Good Medicine: High-Performance Wall and Window Systems

by Tammy Schroeder

Americans spend, on average, 90% of their time indoors, according to studies conducted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The buildings in which we work, live, play, shop, heal, and participate in our communities are all created to protect us from the elements of nature.


‘Green Schoolhouse’ Mission Takes Flight with Phoenix Projects

by Joe Maty

The Green Schoolhouse Series (Carlsbad, Calif.) expects to break ground later this year on the first two of many LEED-certified green schools the group plans to “gift” to low-income public schools across the U.S.


Wall Assembly on Trial: The Evidence Supports Case for Design Verification

by Gary Henry

Some version of the sad-but-true story that follows is a scenario that happens all the time. It’s happening somewhere, no doubt, right now.


   
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