Brown Industrial Building
12242 Business Park Drive, #18, Truckee, CA 96161
Total Square Feet:
Sep 2001 to Sep 2002
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Blakely Johnson & Ghusn Inc. Engineering and Architecture - 4773 Caughlin Parkway, #100, Reno, NV 89509
GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Robert Marr Construction - 10099 Jibboom Street, Truckee, CA 96161
ELECTRICAL ENGINEER: Jensen Engineering, Inc. - 9655 Gateway Drive, #A, Reno, NV 89521
MECHANICAL ENGINEER: Encon-Nevada - 290 Brinkby Avenue, #201, Reno, NV 89509
This project is located in an existing business park of concrete structures. The goal was to provide an aesthetically pleasing, economical, industrial building which blended well with the natural landscape of the Tahoe region yet could withstand the harsh climate. The project is at an elevation of 6,000 feet where high UV exposure is a huge concern along with heavy snow loads and cold winters.
Tilt-up concrete panels provided a viable solution to the challenges. The panels were textured with formliner and then acid stained Terra Cotta. The covered walkway utilized rusted corrugated
CorTen® roofing, a stained concrete path (similar to Terra Cotta), and heavy untreated timbers which support the overhang. Bronze windows were used to help complete the rustic appearance of the building. The building form allows for parking and snow storage.
The signage for the building is a reverse cutout type made of ¼-inch plate steel. The exposed hardware was left unfinished so it could rust over time. These elements combined with the texture and color of both the concrete and covered walkway allows for the building to blend into the landscape. From a distance (and up close for that matter), many people mistake this building for an all-wood structure.
DIV 08: Windows: Milgard.