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Solace Apartments

Posted: April 7, 2021 | Projects

The architecture of Solace Apartments reflects the coastal nature of the site. Broad overhangs, large windows to enjoy the views, dormers reminiscent of historic beach cottages, and the casual colors of the project all combine to create a design that feels at home with the beach. Using planar architectural rules, each plane of the building receives a certain color and material combination. Using these rules, the building defines the façade on all sides, creating true 4-side architecture. Building materials were selected for their durability and economics. The base of the building utilizes a split-face CMU veneer, which grounds the building and provides the durability and protection needed to withstand the climate. Above this veneer, the planar design dictates the use of materials around the façade. Using mostly durable synthetic materials, the façade is designed to withstand days of bright sunlight while staying in place during a hurricane.

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Founders Classical Academy Charter School

Posted: March 31, 2021 | Projects

The new Founders Classical Academy (FCA), of Flower Mound, Texas, is operated by ResponsiveEd, one of the largest non-profit charter school operators in the nation. The 42,000-square-foot facility sits on 19 acres and houses kindergarten through twelfth grade. As part of a Charter School Program grant from the U.S. Department of Education — shared with 14 other charter management organizations — ResponsiveEd charter schools will benefit from the almost $15 million for their expansion efforts, to be utilized over the next five years. 

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Brushy Creek Family Hospital

Posted: March 23, 2021 | Projects

This 12,747-square-foot freestanding micro hospital features two orthopedic-sized surgical suites, four private patient rooms, a full laboratory, and a pharmacy.  The hospital provides emergency care for children and adults, including trauma and injury care. The facility is self-supporting, with operating rooms, MRI, CT scan, X-ray, ultrasound & EKG.

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Fiat of Lehigh Valley

Posted: March 17, 2021 | Projects

This Fiat dealership features a 6,100-square foot showroom with support offices, and a 5,800-square-foot service garage with six bays, a wash bay, and parts storage. The facility is intended to evoke modern Italian design through form, color, and finishes. The showroom interior features Italian floor tile manufactured by Fiandre and Alfalux. Pendant lights by Finelite are suspended from red painted metal decking by Canam. The curves found in the Fiat automobile itself can also be found in the building elements – like the design of the casework and the layout of the floor pattern. 

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Best Funeral Services Crematory and Celebration of Life Garden

Posted: March 10, 2021 | Projects

This 12,234-square-foot addition to the existing Best Funeral Services mortuary in Peoria, Arizona was done to meet the owner's desire for a space that would provide families the ability to grieve, remember, and celebrate those who have passed. The mortuary also required a highly-efficient cremation facility and a shielded delivery point for incoming clients, and the use of sustainable, low impact, building technologies. In order to to visually connect the exit doors from the existing chapel and the Garden of Memories columbarium across the parking lot, a "skin" was designed that would unify the newly created space with the existing structure, and fit seamlessly with the existing building. This "skin" - achieved by using perforated corrugated aluminum wall paneling over a steel frame - also provides privacy, light, texture, simplicity, and serenity.

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