Technology Helps Reimagine a Puerto Rican Hotel
Cactus, a design study that boasts the use of digital technology and architecture to create amazing spaces, recently helped renovate a hotel bar concept in Puerto Rico. The “cubic sky” sculpture at La Concha in San Juan, Puerto Rico, added a futuristic scene to the already iconic hotel.
Philadelphia Given Mediocre Sustainability Score
Green Philly, a sustainable lifestyle blog, recently ranked the city’s sustainability a ‘C’, citing several factors. Lack of parking for new construction, the city’s choice to build new rather than renovate, and Mayor Jim Kenney falling short on his promise to increase bike lanes from 5 to 30 miles.
Global Building Supplies Company Receives Gold Rating for Sustainability
PPG, a global building supplies company, has earned a Gold Rating for corporate social responsibility. Leading provider of business sustainability ratings, EcoVadis, provided the rating after PPG saw a double-digit improvement from last year.
Litigation Halted, Contingent Upon City’s Approval of Development Project
A twice-rejected development project is under reconsideration again. The 48-unit residential and commercial project in Huntington Beach, California was at the center of a lawsuit filed by a Los Angeles-based nonprofit. Litigation has been temporarily halted contingent on the approval of the project.
West View Design Board to Review Mixed-Use Development Project
A six-story apartment building project is under consideration by the review board. The proposed site in Queen Anne, an affluent housing community in Seattle, will offer mixed-use spaces including 42 apartment units and 1,400 square feet of retail space. Seattle-based development company, Shilshole Development, will manage the construction.