Fentress Architects Reveals Design for Royal Norwegian Chancery on the Embassy Row of Washington, DC
Design will integrate Norway
s rich culture, history, and people into the expansion and renovation of the 1977 Chancery building, which forms part of a campus that includes the Ambassador
s residence, consulate and landscaped grounds.
Adds to the significant projects underway in Fentress Architects ’ Washington, DC office, including the US Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, the 9/11 Pentagon Memorial Visitors Education Center, the multi-phased National Museum of the Marine Corps, and the yet-to-be-announced Federal US Courthouse in Nashville.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fentress recently received the required review and support from the Office of Foreign Mission Board of Zoning Adjustment to proceed with its design of the Royal Norwegian Chancery’s 30,000-square-foot expansion and renovation in northwest Washington, DC. The firm’s first embassy project, Fentress was selected in 2017 by Statsbygg—the Norwegian Directorate of Public Construction and Property—for its contextually-inventive design approach that will harmonize the entire Embassy of Norway campus and remain deferential to the surrounding environment. The new Chancery will act as the front door of Norway, offering a glimpse into Norwegian culture while providing a hospitable and professional environment for meetings, Consular services, and cultural exchange.
The Chancery, originally constructed in 1977, will pay homage to Norway’s rich history by focusing on architectural features that echo the country’s tradition of woodworking and shipbuilding; rich natural resources including copper, oil and gas, and fisheries; and warm hospitality. A Norwegian spruce mass timber structure with glazed walls for indoor-outdoor experience, Oppdal stone walls, a patinated copper mansard and entrance, and a restored garden linking the residence and Chancery are among the new design elements to complement the existing original fabric. Fentress’ is also upgrading the facility to be fully ADA accessible.
Quote from Steve White, Fentress Principal-in-Charge: “While providing significant functional, accessibility, and sustainability upgrades, our architecture will make Norway’s rich heritage visible on one of the most culturally significant streets in the United States and the world.”
A new plaza court will graciously welcome visitors to the Embassy and Consulate. An at-grade entry will make the reception and Consulate accessible from street level, providing an approachable and welcoming entrance to the Embassy. The façade will blend architectural features with the building’s existing elements to represent a holistic fusion of contemporary architecture with neo-classical design. A curvilinear copper mansard roof will complement the building’s existing one-story rusticated limestone garden, and a roof comprised of a dynamic glue laminated timber structure will be made of Norwegian Spruce. A portal opening on the western façade will create a dignified, open, and transparent greeting and gesture of hospitality towards visitors to the Embassy. A limestone bookend on the northern end of the Embassy will create a distinctive edge between the diplomatic buildings and residential neighborhood while an expansive curtainwall system on the southern and eastern sides of the façade will maximize daylight and views to the garden with vertical wooden fins that will accentuate the curtainwall.
About Fentress Architects
Fentress Architects is a global design firm that passionately pursues the creation of sustainable and iconic architecture. Together with its clients, Fentress creates inspired design to improve the human environment, specializing in large-scale civic buildings, such as airports, convention centers and courthouses, as well as workspaces, museums and public spaces. Since its founding by Curt Fentress in 1980, the firm has designed $42 billion of architectural projects worldwide, visited by more than 550 million people each year. Fentress is a dynamic learning organization comprised of 106 professional architects, designers and staff, driven to grow its ability to design and innovate across project scales and regions of the world. The firm has been honored with more than 550 distinctions for design excellence and innovation. Fentress has studios in Denver, Colorado; Los Angeles, California; San Francisco, California; Washington, D.C.; London, U.K.; and Shanghai, China. For more information visit www.fentressarchitects.com.
|Cassidy Humphrey||John Patrick|
|Fentress Architects||ABOVE THE FOLD|
|Office: 303.282.6192||Office: 313.458.7306|
|Cell: 949.606.3116||Cell: 646.709.5510|
Photos accompanying this announcement are available at
Om Nasdaq GlobeNewswire
One Liberty Plaza - 165 Broadway
NY 10006 New York
+1 212 401 8700http://www.nasdaqomx.com
NASDAQ (NASDAQ: NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, exchange technology, information and public company services across six continents.
Følg saker fra Nasdaq GlobeNewswire
Registrer deg med din epostadresse under for å få de nyeste sakene fra Nasdaq GlobeNewswire på epost fortløpende. Du kan melde deg av når som helst.
Siste saker fra Nasdaq GlobeNewswire
General Electric Company: Dividend Declaration10.12.2018 08:00 | Pressemelding
FAIRFIELD, Conn., Dec. 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GE Board of Directors Authorizes Regular Quarterly Dividend The Board of Directors of GE (NYSE: GE) today declared a $0.01 per share dividend on the outstanding common stock of the Company. The dividend is payable January 25, 2019 to shareowners of record at the close of business on December 20, 2018. The ex- dividend date is December 19, 2018. About GE GE (NYSE:GE) drives the world forward by tackling its biggest challenges. By combining world-class engineering with software and analytics, GE helps the world work more efficiently, reliably, and safely. For more than 125 years, GE has invented the future of industry, and today it leads new paradigms in additive manufacturing, materials science, and data analytics. GE people are global, diverse and dedicated, operating with the highest integrity and passion to fulfill GE's mission and deliver for our customers. www.ge.com GE's Investor Relations website at www.ge.com/investor and our c
Brookfield Completes Acquisition of Forest City Realty Trust7.12.2018 19:24 | Pressemelding
NEW YORK and CLEVELAND, Dec. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (“Brookfield”) (NYSE: BAM) (TSX: BAM.A) (Euronext: BAMA) and Forest City Realty Trust, Inc. (“Forest City”) (NYSE: FCEA) today announced the completion of the acquisition of Forest City by a Brookfield real estate investment fund. The transaction was approved at a special meeting of Forest City’s stockholders held on November 15, 2018. Forest City’s diversified real estate portfolio is comprised of a number of iconic assets across major gateway U.S. cities. The portfolio, which features many natural synergies with Brookfield’s existing real estate operating business, includes 6.3 million square feet of high-quality office space, 2.3 million square feet of premier life sciences assets, 2.2 million square feet of retail space and 18,500 multifamily units. In addition, the portfolio features five large-scale development projects in the New York Metro area, San Francisco and Washington, DC. In connec
Oxford Immunotec Announces Regulatory Acceptance of T-Cell Select™ in China7.12.2018 15:00 | Pressemelding
OXFORD, United Kingdom and MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Dec. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Oxford Immunotec Global PLC (Nasdaq:OXFD), a global, high-growth diagnostics company, today announced regulatory acceptance of the T-Cell Select kit by the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA). The T-Cell Select kit was designed as an immune cell separation reagent kit to simplify workflow, improve throughput, and reduce hands-on time and labor costs in performing the T-SPOT®.TB test. With the T-Cell Select kit, blood samples collected in a single standard blood tube can be stored for up to 54 hours at room temperature before use, further extending the company’s unrivaled simplicity and logistics advantages for customers. For additional information, please visit: http://www.oxfordimmunotec.com/international/products-services/t-cell-select/. About Oxford Immunotec Oxford Immunotec Global PLC is a global, high-growth diagnostics company focused on developing and commercializing proprietary assays for im
Colliers International Announces Leadership Change6.12.2018 22:05 | Pressemelding
Dylan Taylor tapped to lead Colliers Real Estate Services TORONTO, Dec. 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ and TSX: CIGI), a global leader in commercial real estate services and investment management, announced today that effective January 1, 2019, Dylan Taylor will become CEO of Colliers Real Estate Services focusing exclusively on the growth, operational effectiveness and client service opportunities in the Company’s rapidly growing real estate services segment. Jay Hennick, Global Chairman and CEO will continue to be responsible for overall strategy and execution across all the Company’s businesses including its recently established platform in investment management. “Dylan Taylor’s appointment to CEO of Colliers Real Estate Services recognizes his success in building our operations over the last nine years. He will continue to be the driving force behind our growth in real estate services globally and perhaps most importantly, delivering exceptio
H&R Block Selects eGain for AI-Powered Customer Engagement6.12.2018 19:30 | Pressemelding
Tax preparation giant will use eGain Virtual Assistant for on-demand help SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- eGain (NASDAQ: EGAN), the leading provider of cloud-based customer engagement solutions, today announced that tax preparation giant H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) has selected eGain Solve™ to automate service and sales interactions for taxpayers at scale. The solution will be used to power H&R Block’s new Ask a Tax Pro service, which was announced today. According to a 2018 Accenture global survey, 70 percent of taxpayers said they would use AI to improve the accuracy of tax filings. In the same survey, 40 percent of respondents reported making a filing error in the last 24 months. As the market leader in tax preparation services, H&R Block wanted to provide high-quality DIY and advisor-assisted experiences at scale using AI, Machine Learning and Virtual Assistance. H&R Block selected eGain based on the company’s connected and rich solution capabilities, domain expertis
Constellation Brands to Invest $100 Million in Women-Led Start-Ups by 20286.12.2018 15:00 | Pressemelding
Focus on Female Founders Program Provides Resources to Help Women Entrepreneurs Address Untapped Growth Opportunities in the Beverage Alcohol Space and Adjacent Categories VICTOR, N.Y., Dec. 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE: STZ and STZ.B), a leading beverage alcohol company, announced today that Constellation Brands Ventures (CBV), the company’s corporate venture capital group, intends to invest $100 million in female-founded or female-led businesses in the beverage alcohol space and adjacent categories by 2028 through a new program, Focus on Female Founders. The company has completed its first investments in two specialty beverage companies: Austin Cocktails and Vivify Beverages. “Our Focus on Female Founders program reinforces our commitment to supporting the advancement of women within our company, within our industry, and in our local communities,” said Mallika Monteiro, chief growth officer, Constellation Brands. “This program is designed to make mean
I vårt presserom finner du alle våre siste saker, kontaktpersoner, bilder, dokumenter og annen relevant informasjon om oss.Besøk vårt presserom