The following is a selection of media placements for Great Ink clients and a summary of each.
September 15, 2021
By Emell D. Adolphus and Jonathan Keller
Gunnar Hubbard, principal and sustainability practice leader at Thornton Tomasetti, is quoted in ENR as part of its Top 100 Green Design Firms and Contractors survey. Hubbard notes that focus on health and wellness has “…intensified significantly as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic…” and “…building owners, especially in the office sector, are faced with a historic reset in the way tenants use their space.”
September 15, 2021
By Cathy Cunningham
Hines has promoted Sarah Hawkins to CEO of its U.S. East Region, overseeing the developer’s activities in New York, Boston, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Commercial Observer sat down for a Q&A with Sarah, talking about her new role, COVID’s effects and the most exciting project in the firm’s pipeline.
September 14, 2021
Engineering News-Record New York features Thornton Tomasetti’s recent AECtech Symposium & Hackathon in its “On the Scene” column. The July event studied innovations from the UK design and construction industry. The virtual event was hosted by Thornton Tomasetti’s CORE studio, Simply Rhino, Grimshaw Architects and KPF Architects.
September 13, 2021
Global design firm Fast + Epp has installed smart window technology at its Vancouver office. Fast + Epp built its new headquarters with sustainability and employee health and wellness in mind. The four-story building’s design features a hybrid mass-timber and steel structural system with cross-laminated timber floor plates, stairwells and elevator cores. Fast + Epp included View Smart Windows to improve the building’s energy-efficiency, maximize usable floor space, and enhance the productivity and wellbeing of Fast + Epp employees.
September 10, 2021
By Steve Brown
Alta Strand, one of Dallas’s largest rental communities at 400 units, was acquired by Waterton. The five-story project includes a resident lounge, two swimming pools, a fitness center, three outdoor courtyards and a club space. With the Design District purchase, Waterton now has 2,900 apartments in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Waterton plans updates for some of the rental units, and the community is being renamed Abstract at Design District.
September 7, 2021
By Keith Loria
Marx Realty’s The Herald, which recently underwent a $41 million renovation, has a new tenant. CGCN Group, a Washington, D.C.-based government affairs firm, signed an 8,000-SF lease at 114,000-SF office building in D.C. that opens on Sept. 22. Marx acquired the historic property in April 2020 and immediately set out to create a hospitality-infused transformation.
September 6, 2021
By Paul Bubny
View Smart Windows have been installed at 410 Motor Pkwy,, Long Island’s first newly constructed speculative office in more than 12 years and the first to feature View Smart Windows. Developed by Aresco Management, the four-story, 35,000-square-foot mixed-use building is part of the new Long Island Innovation Park at Hauppauge, NY.
September 1, 2021
By Mark Robins
Jeremy Thorbahn, a project director at Thornton Tomasetti in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, contributes to an article in Metal Architecture which discusses the factors that should be taken into account to control sound waves when designing metal interiors and sound control/noise-proofing them.
Standard Real Estate Investments
September 1, 2021
By Ashley Fahey
Reporter Ashley Fahey conducts a Q&A with Standard Real Estate Investments co-founders Robert Jue and Jerome Nichols. The two have started the new firm to invest in what they call attainable housing. SREI formally launched this week with the closing of a majority equity investment in a 244-unit multifamily project in downtown Indianapolis. Standard Real Estate will develop the project in a joint venture with Indianapolis- based Arrow Street Development LLC.