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.
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.
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.
Posted: May 19, 2021 | Projects
The $55 million Otter Student Union provides a new hub on campus of California State University, Monterey Bay. With three stories and 70,000 square feet of space, it offers a plethora of services, including a cross-cultural center, an expanded game room and lounge, an outdoor terrace, a ballroom, a Starbucks, a bookstore, and group conference and study nooks, in addition to a vast array of retail outlets and dining spots. In line with CSUMB’s commitment to sustainability, the building’s design meets the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) silver certification.
Posted: May 12, 2021 | Projects
This 9,100-square-foot church renovation featured extensive modifications and changes throughout. The exterior was given a completely new look by steepening the roof pitch and adding circular windows in the gable. The main entrance was reoriented to add transparency and daylighting to the lobby area so it would welcome people entering. A glass-blown chandelier was created by one of the members, and placed as a light-providing centerpiece in the lobby over the new grand wood stairway, which was constructed from white oak salvaged from the pews during renovation. The original pews were disassembled, sent to a millwork shop and made into lumber that was then repurposed as mirror frames, the fireplace mantel, baseboards, and wood trim throughout.