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St. Bernard Parish Cultural Arts Center Opens for Public & School Use

Handsome Facility is a Katrina Comeback Story

Chalmette. LA: The St. Bernard Parish School District’s new Cultural Arts Center, serving both the community and the schools, had its grand opening  March 18, 2011. The project goal was to create a multi-purpose building and performing arts theatre with 400 seats, including a fly loft and orchestra pit. There is also a 120 seat technology auditorium, music, and dance practice spaces, meeting rooms and classrooms. A key component is a library downstairs; the school library directly above.

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University of Oregon Jaqua Center Receives Multiple Awards

The new state of the art University of Oregon John E. Jaqua Center for Student Athletes which opened in January 2010 has been recognized for excellence by Interior DesignEngineering News-Record (ENR) and Northwest Construction. Zimmer Gunsel Frasca Architects was recognized for Best in Education in 2010 for the University of Oregon John E. Jaqua Academic Center for Student Athletes. ENR named it the Best of the Best in Architectural Design in 2010 and Northwest Construction named the Jaqua Center Architectural winner for 2010.

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Sacramento International Airport Transformation

The Sacramento County Airport System determined the need to modernize and upgrade Sacramento International Airport in response to the growth and passenger demands of the Northern California region. The existing Terminal B, which opened in 1967, was outdated from a technology perspective and not appropriately sized to handle current and future passenger growth.

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