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Exterior Transformation of Ocean Beach McNamara Residence in California by Laurie C Fisher, Architect
July 20th, 2016 by Sanjay Gangal
Article source: Laurie C Fisher, Architect
San Diego-based Laurie C Fisher, Architect, has completed the exterior remodel of a 2,480-square-foot, two-story private residence in the Ocean Beach community of San Diego. The project also included the addition of a front porch and patio, as well as re-landscape of the 1,000-square-foot front yard.
Laurie C. Fisher, Architect, was contracted by the homeowners to update the home exterior to match the contemporary interior remodel they had done several years ago. They also wanted an outdoor entertainment area that would take advantage of the ocean views.
The client desired some type of wood detailing on the exterior, so Laurie C Fisher, Architect, proposed the use of Trespa composite panels, which simulate the richness of real wood but require far less maintenance, especially given the home’s proximity to the ocean and exposure to the sun and salty air. The box-shaped house had been devoid of any spatial articulation, and the Trespa panels added dimension and depth to the facade by creating box shapes with solid panels.
Glass, light and color were used to transform the existing upper patio, windows and post at the entry into individual elements to create a dynamic new facade. Nowadays, the upper patio serves as the residents’ favorite spot to entertain friends and neighbors, while watching glorious sunsets over the Pacific Ocean.
Laurie C Fisher, Architect, provided design, permit processing and construction administration for the project. JW Warren Construction, Inc., based in Jamul, Calif., served as the general contractor. Greg McAloney was the sales representative for Trespa, providing guidance on the selection and installation of the composite panel rain screens.
About Laurie C Fisher, Architect
Laurie C Fisher, Architect, provides full-service architectural design, from start to finish, for ground-up custom homes, existing home transformations, as well as assisted-living facilities, restaurants and bars, and other commercial projects. Laurie Fisher is a California-registered architect with 22 years of architectural design experience abroad in Paris and in San Diego. In 2009, she was the recipient of the Distinguished Service in Sustainability award from the American Institute of Architects, San Diego chapter. Laurie Fisher served as a founding officer and board of director for the U.S. Green Building Council, and has been a LEED Accredited Professional since 2003. She earned her LEED BD+C (Building, Design and Construction) specialty credential in 2011. Laurie C Fisher, Architect, is based in the San Diego community of South Park.
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