Responsibilities of Creativity
Necessity of Disclosure and Informed Consent
Arthur O'Leary, FAIA, MRIAI
Architects and engineers value creativity, originality, and innovation above all other virtues. We fervently strive to be at the cutting edge of design. We consider ourselves to be independent thinkers. We want to be leaders, not followers. Our creativity and ingenuity is rewarded by plaudits as well as envy from our peers and colleagues and sometimes, even praise from our clients.
For innovation to be truly of value, it must be responsible. It should be for the benefit of society and the community in the broad sense as well as advancement of the profession. However, the architect’s immediate and overriding duty is to the client. The client should be helped, certainly not harmed, and should be the primary beneficiary of the architect’s creativity and innovation.
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Petersen Panels Provide Striking Renovation of Pre-Engineered Building
The design for a major renovation and expansion of Calvary Church in Naperville, Ill. centered around utilization of Petersen Terne Coated Stainless Steel panels for dramatic effect. The project was initiated when the existing pre-engineered building could no longer meet the needs of the congregation. The architectural collaborative of Goss Pasma Blomquist Architects, Iron Mountain, Mich. was hired to direct the design. The firm specializes in churches and religious facilities.
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School Uses Metal “Tile Panels” to Harmonize with Local Community
During the planning stages for the Avalon Elementary School in Perris, California, the building team sought a design that would coordinate with surrounding residential development. While standing seam roofing was originally considered because of its durability and low maintenance, the team wanted a product with more of a residential look. A metal “tile panel” roofing system from Met-Tile, Inc. (Ontario, California) provided the lightweight and performance features of metal roofing, combined with a tile facsimile profile that provided the desired aesthetics.
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MeTecno-API Provides a Smooth Solution for Beach Front Home
Back in March of 2005 the order was placed with MeTecno-API for what from now on would be known as “The Panel House”, approximately 3600 square feet of Centurywall™ Vertical(CWP-V) insulated wall panels in both 3 and 6 inch thick modules. At6 inches thick, this panel will deliver an impressive insulating R-Value of49. The exterior and interior facings chosen were of 0.040 aluminum, with both sides painted Metallic Silver Kynar® supplied by PPG. Also ordered were custom factory folded vertical corner panels. David Hertz, AIA Architects chose smooth facings (as opposed to stucco embossed)for The Panel House in Venice Beach.
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METAL BUILDING SQ. FT. COST REVUE
The Metal Building Sq. Ft. Cost Revue by Design Cost Data™ Magazine is a sampling of actual metal building projects taken from our database, the
DCD Archives™ to assist our readers in estimating the cost of buildings using metal components.
DCD is based on the philosophy that actual buildings, when coupled with up-to-date cost indices, are the most reliable basis for future building costs. The projects shown below have been escalated to October 2006 and targeted to a historical location factor of 1 (see DCD Regional Modifiers on page 42 of this issue). Please note that the Division Costs are based on Total Building Costs.
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How to Hire a How to Hire a Project Management Firm
It seems that almost every firm is now offering project management; however, the interpretation of project management and the services it entails greatly varies. By selecting the proper project management firm, you can help manage risks and control costs at every stage of the project from pre-construction planning and complete construction oversight to post-construction services.
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|Case Studies Case Studies Archive|
• Madison Fire Station #11
• Guilford Animal Shelter
• Sacramento County Juvenile Courthouse
• NBRS Financial
• Abbeville High School
• Student Life Center, Lancaster Christian School
• Suny Oswego Poucher Hall Rehabilitation, State University of New York College
Oswego, New York
• Baylor Plano Regional Medical Center
• El Rio Dental Clinic
• Wellness Center at Meadows Regional
• The Aquatic Center, G. W. Henderson Recreational Complex
• Wildwood United Methodist Church
• Hillside Dormitory II
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