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PORTFOLIO ▲ T he exterior of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Atlanta, uses curved facades that represent interlocking arms that cradle the central space, symbolizing unity and harmony. Designed for LEED Gold, the building uses a high-performance exterior wall assembly. According to Marc Johnson, project architect at global architectural firm HOK, one of the key developments in the exterior design was switching from ceramic tiles to using Trespa Meteon panels, provided by Trespa North America Ltd., New York. "We needed a cost-effective, light material that could stand up to the weather and introduce something forward thinking to the exterior," stated Johnson. Owner: National Center for Civil and Human Rights Inc., Atlanta General Contractors: H.J. Russell & Co., Atlanta; C.D. Moody Construction Co., Lithonia, GA; and Holder Construction Co., Atlanta Design Architect: Phil Freelon, Freelon Group, Durham, NC Architect of Record: HOK, Atlanta 50 COMMERCI A L A RCHI T EC T URE JAN/FEB JAN/FEB2016 2016

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Commercial Architecture January/February 2016

The Architects
Healthcare Design: Back to Nature
Missoula Aquifer Cools Cancer Center
HVAC & Plumbing Products
Reclaiming The Industrial Past
Interiors Products
Exterior Provides Complete System
Exteriors Products
Plant Gears Up With Skylights
Windows & Doors Products
Jewel Of The Bay
Lighting & Electrical Products
The Whitney Is Wired For Sound, Video
Building Technology Products

Commercial Architecture January/February 2016