Gray’s Crossing Cart Barn
Faulkner Architects a.p.c.
12242 Business Park Drive, #18, Truckee, CA 96161
Date Bid: Aug 2006
Construction Period: Sep 2006 to June 2007 Total Square Feet:
6,309 Site: 6.5 acres. Number of Buildings: One.
Building Size: First floor, 6,309; total, 6,309 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 14’; total, 14’.
Basic Construction Type: New/VNR/Tilt Up.
Foundation: Concrete. Exterior Walls: Tilt up. Roof:
Built up. Floors: Concrete. Interior Walls: Wood stud
Structural Engineer: Gabbart & Woods Structural Engineers - 877
Tahoe Boulevard, Incline Village, NV 89451
General Contractor & Cost Estimator: Robert Marr Construction,
Inc. - 10363 High Street, Truckee, CA 96161
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: MSA Engineering - 4599 Longely
Lane, Reno, NV 89502
A private golf course community in a northern Sierra Nevada mountain
environment selected Faulkner Architects for a new structure to house
their golf carts. The goal was to provide an aesthetically pleasing,
environmentally-friendly and economical golf cart storage facility which
blended well with the natural landscape of the Tahoe region, yet could
withstand the harsh climate. The project sits at an elevation of 6,000
feet where freezing temperatures, heavy snow loads and high UV exposure
are of great concern.
The roof structure incorporates a LEED®-approved EPDM roofing system in
an effort to avoid a “hot spot” created by buildings in forest
ecosystems. Hot-rolled steel columns and beams support pitched roofs,
the steel allowing for less bulky structural elements that withstand
heavy snow loads without dominating the landscape. Exterior concrete
tilt-up panels were acid-stained to match the color and shade of
surrounding white pine tree bark, while dark-bronze anodized windows
complement the natural stain and help complete the rustic unobtrusive
character of the building.
Numerous building materials were incorporated for their green
characteristics and renewable properties: concrete with fly ash,
soy-based insulation, steel and sheet rock with recycled content, LEED-approved
EPDM roofing system. Environmentally conscious materials combined with
the natural stain and texture of the concrete allow the building to not
only blend well with the Lake Tahoe environment, but to exist
harmoniously within it.