Five years ago, PCMA Convene Magazine called on leading convention center architects to describe their predictions for the future of convention centers. tvsdesign’s Rob Svedberg was one of the architects. In “The Inside-Out Convention Center,” these same architects reflected on their predictions and the current state of convention center design. Svedberg’s thoughts on the move from iconic to unique architectural design in the convention center segment depict a positive change in the industry. Read more…
The ASID Georgia Design Excellence Awards are held annually to recognize design community trailblazers for achievements that improve our daily lives. This year, Patricia Richey, Paula Carr Wideman and Elizabeth Levine were nominated for Interior Design’s HiP Awards at NeoCon (Honoring Industry People).
The Urban Land Institute Nashville District Council awarded the Music City Center with Excellence in Development. ULI Nashville’s Excellence in Development Awards celebrate design, creativity and vision in land use, real estate development and commitment to the middle Tennessee community.
Music City Center was a collaboration among the architecture firms tvsdesign, Tuck Hinton Architects and Moody Nolan, the construction team of Bell/Clark/Harmony, and the Nashville mayor’s office. The result is a center that is more than just a place for meetings. It is a place that encompasses the spirit of Nashville and Tennessee.
“There was a lot of care taken to create a place that reflects the best features of the city and brings them down to the human scale,” said Kevin Gordon, principal with tvsdesign. “We’ve designed convention centers all over the world, including three of China’s largest convention centers and four of the five most popular U.S. convention centers. There really isn’t anything else like Music City Center in the world.”
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Each year, IIDA selects a keynote speaker that invokes, encourages and inspires in our profession, and that has had a significant impact on the architecture & design industry.
There are currently just 9 cities that have the honor of hosting Leaders Breakfasts throughout North America, and Atlanta is the only city in the Southeast bestowed with the honor.
During his speech, Steve gave some very insightful advice to designers of all ages:
– develop and respect relationships at every level of a project. The smallest
connections when treated with respect will come back to you in positive ways.
– share your design vision with contractors, subcontractors, their superintendents
and those people who really build your work. Inspire their work and be open to
learn something new from them everyday.
– never be afraid to THINK BIG – to see more in a project than a client can see
– don’t doubt yourself. If you have achieved design success before you can do it
again. Always eagerly anticipate and cherish that moment that the clean, white
piece of paper is put in front of you to do what you love.
The Marriott Marquis, Washington D.C., the city’s first convention center hotel opened it’s doors for business on last Thursday. The $520 million hotel, which has an underground connection to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, is the District’s largest hotel, with 1,175 rooms and 83 meeting spaces. Below are some images of the facility via The Washington Post.
tvsdesign Principal and Workplace expert, Marc Adelman, was presented with the President’s Award from the National Floor and Safety Institute (NFSI). The NFSI President’s Award is a yearly recognition, presented to an individual that epitomizes the spirit and mission of the NFSI to aid in the prevention of slips, trips and falls through education, research and standards development.
Marc, a NFSI Board member, strives to bring awareness to the organization’s standards of prevention by hosting training sessions across the country with tvsdesign, as well as National organizations, such as the International Facility Management Association (IFMA). Marc also works with his clients to incorporate test methods into specifications, as there is no current uniform test method for slip, trip and fall liabilities.
Congratulations, Marc Adelman!
Atlanta Hall Management, the not-for-profit operator of the College Football Hall of Fame, has opened its new offices inside the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. The offices are adjacent to the new Hall of Fame facility, which is currently under construction and slated to open its doors in August.
tvsdesign created the offices to be at once nostalgic and inspiring. Elements such as the beveled entry portal, light coves and millwork are informed by collegiate typography. Large-scale custom graphics and an entry mural comprising archival photos from the museum fill a high-ceilinged space, leaving a dramatic impression. So as not to emphasize a particular team, a black and white color palette was created with accents of rustic wood and turf green.
“Our desire was to create a space that spoke of people’s love and passion for the game, while not seeming to affiliate with any particular team. That was a fun design challenge,” said Steven W. Clem, principal at tvsdesign and a 2014 Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. “We also wanted to pay homage to football’s past while keeping the offices modern through updated finishes.”
tvsdesign also is the project architect for the College Football Hall of Fame, which was recently awarded Best Design from The Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Best in Atlanta Real Estate Awards as well as a Best of the Best Merit Award from the International Interior Design Association’s Georgia Chapter. When it opens this fall, the $66.5 million project will total 94,256 square feet and contain 30,000 square feet of exhibit space and a 45-yard indoor football field that will double as a revenue-generating event space. The Hall of Fame also will feature historic and contemporary football relics, children’s activities, interactive multimedia displays, special event and activity spaces, and an interactive Game Day Theater.
The College Football Hall of Fame and Atlanta Hall Management‘s offices are located within walking distance of the Georgia Dome, site of the Chick-fil-A College Kickoff Game, the SEC Championship Game and the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. It’s also in what’s fast becoming the tourism and museum district of Atlanta at Centennial Olympic Park. Patrons also can find other world-class attractions nearby, including the Georgia Aquarium (also designed by tvsdesign), the World of Coca-Cola, and the soon-to-open National Center for Civil and Human Rights. The College Football Hall of Fame is scheduled to open in August in time for the 2014 Chick-fil-A College Kickoff Game.
In this article from prevue.com, writer Johnalee Johnston discusses the evolution of hotel lobby design, as hoteliers look for new ways to find balance between work and play for their guests. Our project, Hilton McLean Tysons Corner is used as a prime example of incorporating a technology lounge into their public space. Click below to read more:
Nashville’s Music City Center has been awarded LEED NC v2.2 Gold certification for new construction by the U.S. Green Building Council. The rating system is a globally recognized symbol of excellence in sustainable buildings.
At 1.2 million square feet, Music City Center is one of the largest building to receive LEED Gold certification this year. Some of the features that led the certification include:
- The 178,000sf vegetative roof counteracts urban “heat island” effect and helps to slow rain water runoff into enormous water tanks, resulting in an 80% reduction of water use.
- Baffles in the ceiling capture the south sun for better natural light in the facility
- Efforts have been made to design the building for ease of recycling
- Deep overhangs and glazing manage sunlight and shade
“The project and design team did an incredible job making LEED certification a top priority, and I know the Music City Center staff has continued to focus on environmental stewardship in day-to-day operations,” Mayor Karl Dean said. “We set out with an original target of LEED Silver, and I am extremely proud of the team for surpassing that goal and achieving LEED Gold certification. Green buildings like this one are key to driving our city and our economy toward a more sustainable future and to helping us reach our goal of being the greenest city in the Southeast.”
Music City Center was a design collaboration with tvsdesign/Tuck-Hinton Architects/Moody Nolan, Inc. Since it opened in May 2013, the Music City Center has hosted more than 250 events with over 300,000 attendees.
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We would like to send a very special congratulations to Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, in Chicago, for obtaining LEED Gold certification!
Our continuing collaborative relationship with McCormick Place and Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA) lead to the completion of a $110 million, three-part project to expand and renovate the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place. The project includes a new guest room tower, as well as renovations to the existing guest rooms, health club, conference rooms, service areas and public spaces.
tvsdesign created interior and exterior designs for the new 460-room tower and led renovations of the existing 800-room tower, including new furniture and finishes. The firm has worked with the MPEA team over two decades to interpret the long-term vision for the campus, including the design and construction process on the current hotel expansion and the design of Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in 1998.