The September 2011 “Resilient Design” issue from Contract magazine is now available to view online. The digital version, produced via Nxtbook, offers readers an interactive design resource that mirrors the magazine's print publication, which sends nine times per year.
This issue, which speaks to innovation in green design strategies, centers on the notion that resilience lies at the heart of sustainability. Editor in Chief John Czarnecki speaks to the importance of resilient, sustainable design in his editorial, as well as in his feature story that previews the National September 11 Memorial Museum in New York, designed by Aedas.
Other top projects include: Cuisinart Center for Culinary Excellence at Johnson & Wales University (on the cover) in Providence, Rhode Island, designed by Tsoi/Kobus & Associates; Corus Quay in Toronto designed by Quadrangle Architects Limited; Botanical Research Institute of Texas in Fort Worth, Texas, designed by H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture; Enermodal Engineering in Kitchener, Ontario, designed by Robertson Simmons Architects; and Frontier Project in Rancho Cucamonga, California, designed by HMC Architects.
Additionally, two sustainability experts with the GSA’s Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings outline key aspects of the resilient workplace,” which can be applied to any office, in the trends section, while Designers Janet Simpson and Erica Godun tell Contract readers about their favorite new conference room furnishings and accessories in this month’s "Designers Select" column.