C.D. Barnes Associates, Inc.
3437 Eastern Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Architect: Design Pinnacle, Inc.
89 Ionia NW, #600, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Total Square Feet: 9,897
Construction Period: Jan 2001 to July 2001
Structural Engineer: Prein & Newhof - 3355 Evergreen Drive NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Electrical Engineer: Manco Electric - 106 Forest Hills, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Mechanical Engineer: Quality Air Heating & Cooling, Inc. - 3395 Kraft Avenue SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Landscape Architect: Fleis & Vandenbrink - 4771 50th Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Cost Estimator: C.D. Barnes Associates, Inc. - 3437 Eastern Avenue SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508
The client's requirements were simple. They wanted a place that customers would feel relaxed in and could enjoy their dining experience. A building that would stimulate the visual senses as much as the cuisine stimulates the palate.
The architect, Design Pinnacle, Inc. played with different forms and configurations until they settled on a group of cubes of differing proportions. The collection of blocks intersects with one another and plays with the shade and shadow and depth of color that are produced. Color was important to reflect the personalties of the owners and draws on their time spent living in the southwest United States.
Siting of the building was critical to lessen the impact of heat gain and cooling loads. The axis of the building was rotated. A number of small "punched" windows are used in the southwest facade and placing these windows up high allows for a filtering of light into the fine dining rooms. On the northwest face there are larger windows centered to work as a partial shade. Plantings are placed along this wall to act as screens.
"SIPS" (Structural Insulated Panel System) panels were used for all exterior walls along with 2-inch insulated backer with EIFS. This combination provides approximately 8-inch foam walls that act as a thermal barrier which reduces heat gains in the summer and heat losses in the winter months.
Traditional steel was married with a pre-engineered structure for the banquet area and the concrete floors are stained. The restaurant was completed in July 2001 and is fulfilling the needs of the owner and patrons with success.
DIV 04: Brick: Belden
DIV 07: Metal Studs: Dietrich Industries; EIFS: STO; Metal Building Facing: Lamtec WMP-10.
DIV 08: Aluminum Doors & Frames: Tubelite, Inc.; Metal Doors & Frames: Curries; Wood Doors: Marshfield DoorSystems; Hardware: National Guard, McKinney, Select Manufacturing, Rockwood Manufacturing, Sargent.
DIV 09: Acoustical Ceiling Grid: USG Donn; Acoustical Ceiling Tile: BPB Celotex.
DIV 13: Pre-Engineered Structure: CECO Building Systems.