June 6, 2005 - Click
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Project Update: Sustainable Design
Lawrence University recently purchased 10 banners for the town of
Canton's Bicentennial celebration, in honor of the Class of 2006
– the year that the University will culminate celebrating
its Sesquicentennial, or 150th anniversary.
Director of the Richard F. Brush Art Gallery Catherine Tedford has been invited to
serve on a federal arts panel for the Art in Architecture Program of the U.S.
General Services Administration (GSA). The project is a new $2.6 million federal
border station in Massena, NY, designed by Smith-Miller and Hawkinson
Architects in Manhattan. For more
2005 brought nearly 1,000 alumni to campus for the weekend, with
events from Thursday, June 2 through Sunday, June 5. For special
web page with Reunion highlights, a photo album, and biographies
of the Alumni honorees, go here
The design team for the Sarah Johnson Redlich '82 Hall of Science
has an innovative collection of materials to support sustainable design.
We'll share some examples over the next few weeks.
The floors will be made of forbo marmoleum, a completely biodegradable
material made of linseed oil, pulverized limestone (for durability –
replaces asbestos found in older linoleum products), rosin (tapped harmlessly
from pine trees much like tapping sugar maple trees for sap), wood flour
(from managed sustainable forests in Europe – is used to bind color
pigments and provide smoothness to the surface), and finally color pigments
(mostly natural and selected to not contain heavy metals such as lead
or cadmium). These are mixed and compressed with incredible pressures
and bonded to a webbed backing made from jute yard. The adhesives to be
used on the project are 100% solvent free thus ensuring low VOC emissions.
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