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  Gray’s Crossing Cart BarnGray’s Crossing Cart Barn

Architect

Faulkner Architects a.p.c.
12242 Business Park Drive, #18, Truckee, CA 96161
www.faulknerarchitects.com

General Description

SUSTAINABLE
Location:
Truckee, California
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 drywall.


Construction Team

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.

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