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Michael Burch Architects First Southern California Firm to Win Prestigious Palladio Award

first_img Top of the News Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe Design Michael Burch Architects First Southern California Firm to Win Prestigious Palladio Award From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 | 11:27 amcenter_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS HerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Kardashians Know How To Throw A Good Party!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty’First Daughters’: From Cute Little Kids To Beautiful Young WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyVictoria’s Secret Model’s Tips For Looking Ultra SexyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeauty Michael Burch Architects is honored to be the first Southern California recipient of the prestigious Palladio Award for its design of the Alta Canyada Residence in La Cañada Flintridge. The award was presented in Boston on July 17, 2014. Michael Burch Architects is internationally recognized for its expertise in the Spanish Colonial Revival style. Their work was featured in Diane Keaton’s book California Romantica, The California Casa and most recently, Dreaming Small, all by Rizzoli International Press. The romance and drama of the firm’s work, whether in new construction or renovations/additions, captures the imagination and was described by Aaron Betsky in Architecture Magazine as “breathtaking in its sophistication and beauty.” They are currently presenting their work at the 14th International Venice Architecture Biennale which runs from 7 June through 22 November 2014.The Alta Canyada project, was featured in the July issue of Traditional Building magazine, was a complete renovation and 2,000 square-foot expansion of a 1925 home designed by Golden Age Los Angeles architect Arthur Kelly. Best known for designing what is now the “Playboy Mansion,” Kelly lived in the Alta Canyada house in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. Kelly also designed the Harvard-Westlake school campus in Los Angeles. The school was one of a number of projects on which Kelly collaborated with contractor Walter Burch, the grandfather of firm principal Michael Burch. Kelly also designed the Burch family home in Hancock Park during the 1920s.The Alta Canyada project entailed doubling the size of Arthur Kelly’s original house and reconfiguring the site while meticulously respecting the style of the 1920’s design. It included extensive use of Tunisian tile and stenciling. The bedroom wing of the house was demolished, while a second story and basement were added. The project also included a newly designed pool and gardens. The project won an AIA Award in 2012. While Michael Burch Architects often collaborates with landscape architects, interior designers and other design professionals, the scope of work on this project encompassed all aspects of the interior and exterior design. This approach allowed for seamless integration of all aspects of the design into one cohesive composition while keeping true to the design’s original intent.As described by the Palladio Awards Program, the award “honors outstanding achievement in traditional design” and recognizes designers “whose work enhances the beauty and humane qualities of the built environment through creative interpretation or adaptation of design principles developed through 2,500 years of the Western architectural tradition.”The Palladio Awards are the first and only national award for projects that show excellence in traditional design. This is the first Palladio awarded to Michael Burch Architects. It’s only the second time a California architectural firm has won the prize.For more information on Michael Burch Architects, please visit their website at www.michaelburcharchitects.com. To learn more about the Palladio Awards visit http://www.palladioawards.com/. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Jenner & Block cuts footprint, takes 67K sf at Durst’s 1155 Sixth Avenue

first_img Tags Commercial Real EstateManhattan Office MarketThe Durst Organization Jonathan Durst, president of the Durst Organization, said law firms have been the Sixth Avenue building’s key tenants since its opening in 1984.ADVERTISEMENT“Nearly 40 years later, the building continues to be a magnet for legal tenants and boutique headquarters because of the floorplates with a high ratio of perimeter offices and its expansive views of and proximity to Bryant Park,” he said.The 790,000-square-foot tower has recently undergone a $130 million capital improvement program. Upgrades included a new lobby, windows and elevator cabs.The 47-story tower on Third Avenue that Jenner & Block is leaving also boasts an upgraded lobby and entrances, panoramic views and other amenities, according to SL Green’s website. It was completed in 1970.Jenner & Block, which has offices in Chicago, London, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., opened its New York office in 2005. That office, with nearly 80 lawyers, will join other tenants at the Durst building including Cornell University, Perkins Coie, Verizon and Genpact.CBRE’s leasing team led by Lewis Miller as well as a Jenner & Block partner Donald Resnick represented the tenant in the transaction. Durst’s in-house team led by Tom Bow represented the landlord.Contact Akiko Matsuda Share via Shortlink Durst Organization president Jonathan Durst and 1155 Sixth Avenue (Durst, Google Maps)A well-known law firm just inked a 15-year, 67,000-square-foot lease to move to the Durst Organization’s 1155 Sixth Avenue.Jenner & Block will occupy the 29th through 32nd floors of the 41-story tower between West 44th and West 45th streets, according to the landlord. The firm is downsizing from 90,000 square feet at SL Green’s 919 Third Avenue.Read moreThat empty feeling: Manhattan office availability at record-worst 15.5%Netflix inks short-term lease at Durst’s 1155 Sixth AveFeud with de Blasio pushes Durst to shelve Halletts Point Full Name* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Message* Email Address*last_img read more

Norway’s oil output for May up three percent

first_imgSleipner; Image: Statoil (For illustration)Norway’s oil production in May 2017 was 2.8 percent higher than oil production in the same month last year, according to a report by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD).The NPD’s production figures showed an average daily production of 1,980,000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate, which is a decrease of 128,000 barrels per day compared to April.Total gas sales were 9.3 billion Sm3 (GSm3), which is a decrease of 1.2 GSM3 from the previous month.NPD assistant director Kirsti Veggeland said: “The decline in gas sales is as expected, caused by natural fluctuations in the market.”Average daily liquids production in May was: 1,612,000 barrels of oil, 349,000 barrels of NGL, and 18,000 barrels of condensate.Oil production rose by 2.8 percent when compared to May last year and was about 1.9 percent above the NPD’s prognosis for May 2017. The oil production is about 1.9 percent above the prognosis so far this year.The total petroleum production for the first five months in 2017 is about 101.9 million Sm3 oil equivalents (MSm3 o.e.), broken down as follows: about 39.9 MSm3 o.e. of oil, about 9.7 MSm3 o.e. of NGL and condensate, and about 52.3 MSm3 o.e. of gas for sale. The total volume is 0.2 MSm3 o.e. higher than in 2016.Final production figures from April 2017 show an average daily production of about 1.704 million barrels of oil, 0.404 million barrels of NGL and condensate, and a total of 10.5 billion Sm3 saleable gas production.last_img read more

Park Jefferson opens season with Jimmy Cole Night

first_imgJEFFERSON, S.D. – Park Jefferson Speedway will open its 2017 racing season on Saturday, April 8 with Salute to Jimmy Cole Night.Popular racer Cole is fighting cancer and this night will see Park Jefferson donate $1 from every ticket to his recovery fund.This night will also be the kickoff to the 2017 IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing season and thanks to fan donations, the IMCA Modified winner will earn $1,255 along with a berth of the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot.Second place in the Modified feature pays $555. Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks will run for $355 to win and the Mach-1 Sport Compacts for $155 to win.Anyone interested in contributing to the opening night purse can contact promoter Rod Olson at 712 267-3278. Spectator admission will be $12 for adults, $5 for seniors 70 and over and $2 for students ages 6-16. Pit passes will be $30.The “fab five” will race the first 2 weeks before being joined by the Championship Sprint Cars on April 22.On Friday April 7, Park Jefferson will host a season opening test and tune for any drivers who wish to attend in any class of cars that will compete during the 2017 season. Cost is $10 per car and pit passes are $10. The grandstand will be open.Gates open both days at 5 p.m. For more information go to www.parkjeff.com, call 712 202-5540 or email [email protected]last_img read more