Case Study: Mahana Condos

A Mission to Build the Brand Project: Mahana at KaanapaliLocation: Maui, HawaiiArchitect: Fred N. Sutter and Associates The Project On the western shores of Maui in the Aloha state of Hawaii, the resort known as Mahana at Kaanapali consists of two hospitality towers, 12 stories each. For short-term stays in this very popular destination, it…Read More»

Case Study: Mission BBQ

A Mission to Build the Brand In the restaurant market, branding is a critical asset. This is especially true for restaurant chains. Here, building construction is heavily connected to the brand identity, even as local variations are permitted. For MISSION BBQ (https://mission-bbq.com/, the brand is reflected in their buildings (such as the corrugated metal awnings),…Read More»

SecureLite Product Overview and Installation

In today’s security-minded world, we often find ourselves torn between the need to protect ourselves and the need to feel totally comfortable in our surroundings. These two needs often meet at the entrance or entry door. Here, there are obvious security measures and door styles which can act as defensive barricades. But we also want…Read More»

Case Study: Research Proves Special-Lite Doors Perform

As the Government of Canada’s premier research and technology organization, the National Research Council (NRC) is uniquely qualified to evaluate the merits of any product or technology, and the validity of any claims made about it. With over 50 specialized laboratory, testing, and office buildings to maintain in a sprawling campus in Ottawa, Ontario, they…Read More»

The Problem With Doors

Many of us have a love-hate relationship with doors. Overwhelmingly, it leans toward love. After all, they serve us by providing convenient ingress and egress. They protect us from such things as the weather or unwanted visitors. They lend us privacy. And many are majestic pieces of art. What’s not to love? And the true…Read More»