1 is the Nature of the Place

1 Hotel in NYC - front - bark house bark panels in elevators
If you rang in the New Year watching the ball drop on Times Square in New York City, I hope you stayed at 1 Hotel to balance the bustle of the crowd with respite in nature.  It’s a 15 minute stroll or 10 minute bus ride.  With everything at your fingertips, the two places still … Continued

gb&d Magazine Features Bark House® Poplar Bark Shingles

Project: Child’s Play at U of Chicago Childcare Center Architect: Larry Kearns, AIA, Principal, Wheeler Kearns Architects , Chicago, Illinois General Contractor: Leopardo Companies Magazine or Media Feature: gb&d Magazine Blog: gb&d Material World Location: University of Chicago, Childcare Center Style: Modern-Rustic / Urban-Nature Product Integration: Poplar Bark Shingles , Laminated Project Awards: 2015 – USGBC Emerald Award / Green Building Innovation, 2014 – National AIA/CAE Educational Facility Design … Continued

White Birch Storefront – Power in Balance

Lululemon's Storefront at Crossgates Mall
Project: Lululemon Retail Storefront Architect: BKA Architecture and Interiors – Brockton, MA Location: Albany NY Style: Modern Product Integration: The Bark House® at Highland Craftsmen Inc® White Birch Veneer Panels Photography: Dexter Davis Photography Comments:  Employees note that people do a double take to see if it’s real.  They appreciate a fresh, natural look for the mall.   Each store is rooted in the original mission to be a community hub where people could … Continued

World Market Expansion in S. Korea

Project:  Seednoir Coffee in Garden5 Multipurpose Complex Design Team:  Seungjin Park, Kyoonhyung Yoo – Sangmok Kim, AIA LEED AP BD+C, N.E.E.D., NY – Sungwoo Kim, KIRA SBA NL, Korea Location:  GARDEN 5 TECHNO B1070, Seoul, South Korea Product Integration:  The Bark House® at Highland Craftsmen Inc® (Interior) Poplar Panels / Second Franchise Installation The Seednoir Coffee house project … Continued