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News: Beacon of Hope shines at Huntsman Cancer Institute

It has been one year since the passing of Jon M. Huntsman Sr., the visionary philanthropist who started a movement that transformed the upper edge of the University of Utah into a state-of-the-art cancer campus.

In his memory, a pillar of light could be seen emanating from the west side of the original HCI research building last night. The feature was originally Huntsman’s idea. As construction of the building was near conclusion in 1999, Huntsman envisioned a light originating from the cancer center that would reflect HCI’s commitment to push forward cancer research and provide exceptional patient care. The light became known as the Beacon of Hope.

Due to limitations in technology available two decades ago, the feature was not continuously lit. Architectural Nexus designed a renovation for the beacon and construction began in January 2018. Over the past twelve months, further improvements were made to update the installation with energy-efficient lighting panels. The new Beacon of Hope has 61 individual lighting panels embedded with pixel LED lights, each with an operating life of 30 years.

Today, the Beacon of Hope serves as a reminder that his vision lives on and will not stop until cancer is eradicated.

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Thought Leadership: Kenner Kingston Presenting at SXSW 2019

South by Southwest, the annual conference and festival held in Austin, Texas, will host a session led by Arch Nexus President, Kenner Kingston and International Living Future Institute CEO, Amanda Sturgeon. The March 11th event is titled Nature Tech: Rewilding Human Habitat.

Regenerative Design suggests that we must restore each place we encounter to a condition of wholeness. Seeing nature as free technology is a key step in restoring our buildings, neighborhoods and communities to their full potential.

To leverage this technology, a critical shift in philosophy is taking place. The built environment is no longer simply a “machine for living”. Instead, a new notion of shared and intensely local habitat for people is coming into focus; one that is informed by the simple truth that WE ARE NATURE.

For more information on this and other 2019 SXSW events, click here.

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Publicity: Arch|Nexus SAC in gb&d Magazine

Green Building & Design Magazine recently featured the cover story: Defined Design Arch|Nexus SAC. Calling the LEED Double Platinum project – and California’s first Living Building, one of the most sustainable buildings out there. This article highlights the building history and walks readers through details of how Arch|Nexus SAC optimizes sustainability. Read the full story here.

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Thought Leadership: Arch Nexus Presents: Regenerative Design Through Adaptive Reuse

Are you in Chicago attending GreenBuild 2018? Don’t miss tomorrow mornings breakout session, presented by Arch Nexus’ Kenner Kingston and Patty Karapinar: Regenerative Design through Adaptive Reuse.

If architecture is the largest energy-consuming and emitting sector of the US economy, architecture is also the solution. Much of our green building industry is focused on new construction on greenfield sites, yet existing buildings within and around cities are ripe for regenerative design opportunities. Through thoughtful adaptive reuse, we are poised to transform our cities and the lives of the people within them. By reinvesting in the building stock we have, we take the most sustainable action of all in that we avoid further consumption of not only building materials, but also open space, clean air, and precious natural resources.

Click here for further details.

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Publicity: Design Week Tour: Arch|Nexus SLC

This week is Salt Lake City’s eighth annual Design Week, a five day festival showcasing the diversity of our city’s thriving design scene. To celebrate Design Week, Arch|Nexus SLC is hosting a studio tour on Wednesday, October 3rd, from 4PM to 6PM. Please join us at 2505 E Parleys Way, Salt Lake City and check out our double LEED Platinum office space. We look forward to meeting you!

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Publicity: Arch Nexus Salt Lake City Corporate Games 2018

Over the course of the past several weeks, employees from Arch Nexus in Salt Lake City proudly came together to take part in the Salt Lake County 2018 Summer Corporate Games. Dozens of companies participated through friendly competition, team building, volunteer service, and donating to worthy causes. At the Opening Ceremonies, Arch Nexus provided a petting zoo for families and friends to enjoy and participated in the annual wellness walk.

In the sporting events, Arch Nexus brought home the bronze in Trap Shooting, Horseshoes and Men’s Bowling. Nexus snagged silver medals in Ultimate Frisbee, Men’s Golf and the Mystery Event. Our lone gold medal came from Men’s Basketball.

The main winning came in the form of giving. Arch Nexus donated 649 pounds of food to the Utah Food Bank. Additionally, a blood drive was held at the Salt Lake City office where 19 pints of blood were donated to the American Red Cross.

Overall in the 2018 Corporate Games, Arch Nexus won their third consecutive second place Corporate Cup. Congratulations to everyone who participated! We are proud to be a part of Salt Lake County and we love participating in these types of events. None of this would have taken place without the special help of amazing coordinators; Steve Tanner, Jenny Patterson Casey Whitmill and the efforts many others. Go Arch Nexus!

 

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Thought Leadership: 2018 San Diego Green Building Conference and Expo

Arch Nexus’ Kenner Kingston and Jeffrey Davis will be presenting at the 2018 San Diego Green Building Conference and Expo. The conference will feature a day-long track dedicated to water, featuring local case studies and successful projects. Kenner will present during all four breakout sessions, Mission Impossible: San Diego Water Capture and Reuse, In the Face of Drought and the concluding session: Mission Possible (part A & B), also presented by experts Jeffrey Davis and others.

These sessions will help participants develop an understanding of the obstacles to achieving building water reuse in California and, more specifically, in San Diego. A California Water-reuse map will be presented, demonstrating the regulatory paths to success in this challenging area of practice. They will share how Arch Nexus found ways to eliminate the needs for water to be conveyed to or away from the site. In a collaborative effort with government and local experts, participants will find solutions to both climate and regulatory hurdles that stand in the way of innovative solutions.

There is still time to register! For more information visit: http://usgbc-sd.org/event-2977632

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Thought Leadership: Utah Net-Zero Energy Summit 2018

Arch Nexus is proud to support the first Utah Net-Zero Energy Summit to be held Tuesday, September 18th from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Salt Lake City Library. In this 1-day summit, guests will have a chance to converse with Special Guest Sam Rashkin (Chief Architect for the US Department of Energy) & other industry leaders about net-zero strategies & tools that offer a competitive advantage for all stakeholders in commercial & residential construction. During the summit, insights of Net-Zero design and construction will be shared to identify the best “bang for the buck” measures and to demonstrate the increasing practicality of Net-Zero Energy design for the built environment.

Construction in the 21st centuary: Gearing up for Disruption is organized by Utah’s Net Zero Consortium with The Great Basin Collaborative. Special attendees include: Director of the Governor’s Office of Energy Development, Mayor of Salt Lake City, Mayor of Park City, Chair of the Summit County Council, and Mayor of Moab.

To register for this event visit https://netzeroenergysummit2018.eventbrite.com

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News: USGBC San Francisco touring Arch|Nexus SAC

On Saturday, September 15, the USGBC San Francisco chapter will be touring the Arch|Nexus SAC office. If you’ve wanted tour Arch|Nexus SAC, but are unable to do so during the work week, there are still a few spots available for this rare, weekend event. To join us, contact Patty Karapinar at pkarapinar@archnexus.com.

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