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.
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.
Posted: March 2, 2021 | Projects
The complete rebuild of this Texas high school gymnasium was necessitated by the devastating damage caused by Hurricane Harvey in 2017. Major funding for this rebuild was provided by Lowe's Home Improvement Stores, following an appeal by celebrity TV host Ellen DeGeneres. The 17,192-square-foot structure was designed so that existing dressing and shower facilities in the adjacent gymnasium could be used until funds could be raised to complete a second phase expansion to the new gymnasium. The entire project was completed in less than a year.
Posted: February 24, 2021 | Projects
The Ernest E. Tschannen Science Complex, with its planetarium, observatory, glass-walled labs, and stunning views of the campus and beyond, is the new home to the Chemistry and Biology departments of Sacramento State University. Featuring sustainable design and award-winning LEED construction, the five-story Science Complex provides interesting subjects and innovative tools and equipment which encourage learning.
Posted: February 17, 2021 | Projects
This state-of-the-art net zero energy building is the first of its kind in the California State University system, and it has achived achieve a LEED Platinum rating. The 20-classroom, 38,000-square-foot building utilizes several energy saving and green building features. It also allows each classroom setting to be customized to suit a variety of academic needs. To reach net zero energy consumption, solar panels are installed on the CCPE building’s roof and canopy. The solar panels provide enough energy to offset all energy consumed by the building. A radiant heating and cooling system has also been included.