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Maricopa Institute of Technology

Posted: August 1, 2019 | Projects

This 60,000 square foot facility was designed for maximum energy savings in a desert environment.  Built at an adjusted cost of $309.42 per square foot, it features an Energy Management System that provides the owner with computer-aided tools for controlling, monitoring, and optimizing the building performance.

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Royal Palm Place Apartments

Posted: July 19, 2019 | Projects

This 125-unit apartment complex includes four residential buildings with garden-style apartments that surround a central plaza with benches, shaded pathways and lush, tropical landscaping. On-site parking, a palm-tree-lined perimeter, and outdoor hallways that take advantage of Florida’s attractive weather are also incorporated. Construction was completed in 14 months at a cost of $20.1 million.

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Folsom Fire Station 39

Posted: July 16, 2019 | Projects

This $5.2 million fire station was designed in a Craftsman Style: gable roofs with broad overhangs and exposed bracing as part of the building composition. The site is adjacent to a future city park, and is in the middle of a growing residential neighborhood.  Horizontal metal siding, along with manufactured stone veneer, emulates the residential scale of the neighborhood, while providing low maintenance for the City.  Metal roofing supported by exposed framing recalls Craftsman details.

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Community Gardens - Affordable Senior Housing

Posted: June 7, 2019 | 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  $95.19 per square foot - 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.

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Timber View Apartments

Posted: June 7, 2019 | Projects

This project encompassed adding two new three-story buildings to an existing apartment community along the Lake Michigan shoreline, adding a total of sixty new contemporary apartment units.  The construction indluded one garage, two apartment buildings totaling 66,400 square feet.  The total adjusted cost per square foot is $77.95.

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