Posted: December 22, 2020 | Projects
This 8,351-square-foot church expansion included a secure children’s check-in station, nine classrooms, a main gathering room and an indoor playground. It also includes a new foyer with a café. With the original building having a significant roof structure, a creative design approach for the addition allowed for the addition to give the appearance of being a taller structure with a high ceiling in the new foyer and cafe. The focal point within the new foyer is a full height brick accent wall with a cross feature.
Posted: December 16, 2020 | Projects
This new 5,750-square-foot locker room and sports medicine treatment facility at Long Beach State University is the new home base for both the women’s softball and soccer teams. A modular building system was used for a rapid construction process that could take place with minimal interference to the university.
Posted: December 9, 2020 | Projects
Awarded the 2019 residential building of the year by the National Frame Building Association, this low-maintenance Net Zero post-frame home features a farmhouse style that perfectly fits in with the existing buildings in the neighborhood. The building sports a “no maintenance” exterior. The exterior siding selected was LP Smartside, with a 50-year substrate warranty and a 30-year paint warranty. The roof was McElroy’s Standing Seam, with a Kynar finish that carries a 40-year “no fade” warranty.
Posted: December 2, 2020 | Projects
Hinterhof (which means “backyard”) is a vegan German restaurant, bar, and beer garden located in the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. The 2,100-square-foot building includes a 75-seat interior dining hall and a bar evoking traditional German social halls. The 30-seat exterior beer garden poetically connects to the visual and spatial history of Berlin backyard spaces and gatherings, and serves as the focal point and entrance. The primary technical challenge, in addition to the City of Los Angeles’ standard zoning restrictions affecting restaurant/bar development, was the building’s high seismic requirements which required extensive geotechnical analysis and engineering solutions to ensure the building would survive the “big one” when it occurs.
Posted: November 25, 2020 | Projects
This one-story 6,363-square-foot animal hospital houses exam rooms, treatment and surgery rooms, offices, and a boarding facility. The 2.68 acre site also includes kennel runs and fenced-in yards at the back. A storm-water retention pond is located between the parking at the front of the building and the street to handle storm water runoff on the site, as it slopes toward the street.