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MeSun Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

Posted: July 6, 2021 | Projects

The design process for this 50,176-square-foot home health care and rehabilitation facility focused on the specific needs of the target community. In addition to adding an aesthetic appeal reflective of the Southeast Asian heritage, the architect approached the project with a concept that would ensure the cultural balance in both function and design. The Asian heritage was emphasized by using traditional materials such as brick, concrete, metal roof, and incorporating a grand porte cocherie with Asian-influenced lighting. 

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Fresh Thyme Farmers Market

Posted: June 24, 2021 | Projects

This 28,784-square-foot one-story farmers market building was built to support an aggressive Midwest rollout of Fresh Thyme's fresh and healthy marketplace.  It is a load-bearing masonry structure with steel columns and deck. The foundation is spread footings, perimeter grade beams, and a 5-inch slab on grade. Building concrete includes standard 5-inch concrete slabs, freezer slabs, bollards, equipment pads, and interior concrete curbing.

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Bothell Dental Office Shell & Parking Garage

Posted: June 16, 2021 | Projects

This 2,200-square foot dental office was constructed over the parking garage below. Two stairwells, one of which serves an entry lobby and the other a service stairwell, are located at each end of the “L”. The entry lobby, main stairwell, and elevator can be accessed either from the parking area or from the front entry facing the street. Exiting the second floor main stairwell leads to a light-filled waiting area with large windows on both sides. Beyond the reception area are six operatories, followed by a lab and other service areas. Having the garage under the building resulted in the need for a non-combustible two hour fire-rated floor under the offices and at supporting construction. To achieve this, concrete masonry unit (CMU) was chosen for the walls, and a pan deck with open web steel joists and rated acoustical tiles were chosen for the floor/ceiling assembly. 

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City of Pampa Animal Welfare Facility

Posted: June 9, 2021 | Projects

This 13,578-square-foot animal shelter provided the City of Pampa, Texas, with six times more space than their original 90-year-old facility, lower operating costs, and new technologies such as a pressure washing system and a UV air filtration and sanitation system. The building’s exterior reflects the vernacular of farm and agricultural buildings in the region, with earth-tone accents and metal roofing incorporated into the design. The scale and layout of the facility mimics a small cluster of agricultural buildings with more of a “homestead” feel than the typical clinical feel of an animal shelter. Inside the new shelter, there is plentiful natural light, with windows that provide views outside into the surrounding park. This daylight, in addition to the lighting control system, provides maximum energy savings to the shelter.

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Visual and Public Arts Building

Posted: May 25, 2021 | Projects

This LEED certified, 4,800-square-foot renovation of the Visual Public Arts Building of California State University, Monterey, provided upgraded classroom space and a modern gallery to display student works of art, and host events for the general public.

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