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Local Artist Redesigns Muscatine Water Tower Representative Of The Iowa Town

The Iowa Finance Authority hosted an “It’s in the Water” contest in 2019 with the grand prize locality winner receiving a custom water tank. The City of Muscatine won the contest, announced at the Iowa State Fair, in late 2019. The Iowa Finance Authority commissioned local artist, Laura Palmer, for the tower’s design. The residents were able to vote on the tank’s included imagery, to which Palmer added her own unique style. Continue reading Read More

Repurposed Building Becomes Contemporary Medical Building In New York

Medical buildings historically have a sterile design, with clean, traditional lines and materials. More recently there has been a shift towards the use of modern cladding materials in addition to traditional masonry. Yet there is nothing traditional about the Park Sixty Medical Building in New York. The building, with its bold use of contemporary metal, breathes new life into medical building design. Continue reading Read More

Lumiflon Guest Blog: Reducing the Carbon Footprint of Buildings

Climate change is the result of increasing greenhouse gasses and carbon emissions. Buildings generate nearly 40% of those emissions. The measurement of these greenhouse gasses and carbon emissions determine a building’s carbon footprint. As architects and engineers, we have the ability to affect climate change by how we design and construct buildings. The best way to determine how well we are preventing climate change is by reducing the carbon footprint of our buildings. Continue reading Read More

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