Posted: September 16, 2020 | Projects
This 12,735 square-foot Law Enforcement Center features a 48-bed jail, a dispatch and control center, staff offices, reception area, inmate housing and an indoor/outdoor exercise yard. It was built at an (adjusted) cost of $416.50 per square foot. The administrative area is set up along the east elevation, with large windows allowing natural light to enter the space. The neutral color scheme shows off the rich coffee-colored millwork, black countertops, and trim. The exterior is a mix of burnished block, precast panels, and galvanized corrugated steel panels, highlighted with a custom-designed sign at the entry that reflects the facility's function.
Posted: September 9, 2020 | Projects
This 2,352-square-foot Learning Center in Gainesville, Florida was dedicated to students and staff members of the Southern Scholarship Foundation (SSF). The SSF provides rent-free housing and cooperative living for students demonstrating excellent academic merit, but lacking financial resources. It features a small kitchen, staff office space, high-speed business-class wireless internet, two televisions, a chalkboard wall, a conference room, tables and chairs, and a study counter fitted with adjustable privacy dividers. There are also two private rooms available to students that can be reserved in advance for online-proctored exams or video interviews.
Posted: September 1, 2020 | Projects
The City of Galveston and the Texas General Land Office, with historic preservation architect Dohn H. LaBiche of The LaBiche Architectural Group, and partial funding under the Texas Disaster Recovery program, rehabilitated this century-old Pump Station as a 6,800-square-foot community center for the rapidly expanding surrounding neighborhoods. Elements of the original pump station equipment, signage, and hardware are on display to inform visitors about the building’s history. One of the original 1889 water tanks, east of the building, also remains.
Posted: August 26, 2020 | Projects
The new Central Fire Station for the City of New Philadelphia, Ohio, is a unique state-of-the-art facility that replaces the city’s outdated and undersized fire station. Built on a mostly vacant site within the city’s downtown district, the new two-story fire station blends in with the surrounding architectural fabric. The new building is not only attractive, it’s also utilitarian and addresses all the needs of first responders.
Posted: August 13, 2020 | Projects
Inspired by a book titled Pocket Neighborhoods: Creating Small-Scale Community in a Large-Scale World written by Ross Chaplin, AIA, Community Gardens was created - at a cost of $98.95 per square foot (adjusted to July 2020) - on an 11.4 acre brownfield site of a former hospital . Key components of this pocket neighborhood include the following: density, walkability, quality architectural design, traditional neighborhood structure, sustainability, connectivity to the rest of the city, and most important, shared space designed to increase social interaction of the residents.