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8 Octavia in San Francisco, California by STANLEY SAITOWITZ │ NATOMA ARCHITECTS INC.

Friday, April 1st, 2016

Article source: STANLEY SAITOWITZ │ NATOMA ARCHITECTS INC. 

The site is where the elevated 101 Freeway connects to the surface streets at Market and becomes Octavia Boulevard – the entrance to north/west sector of San Francisco. The First Baptist Church with its classical façade and strong cornice is one pylon of this entrance.  Mirroring this mass, on the other side of Octavia Boulevard, 8 Octavia completes the gateway. This entry is seen as an opportunity to present our new city, one that folds tradition and innovation.

Image Courtesy © Bruce Damonte

Image Courtesy © Bruce Damonte

  • Architects: STANLEY SAITOWITZ │ NATOMA ARCHITECTS INC., Stanley Saitowitz, Neil Kaye, Ulysses Lim, Markus Bischoff, Mark Holmquist, James Eidse, Feifei Feng
  • Project: 8 Octavia
  • Location: San Francisco, California,US
  • Photography: Bruce Damonte
  • Photography(Aerial): Steve Proehl
  • General contractor: Dave nielsen
  • Structural: Ashley moraes
  • Mechanical: Robert wong
  • Completion: 2015

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Silicon Valley’s Newest Rooftop Park in Sunnyvale, California by DES Architects + Engineers

Friday, April 1st, 2016

Article source: v2com

Parking Deck to Greenspace

DES A+E designed the High Garden to transform what would ordinarily be an underutilized parking deck into a green oasis. Instead of 250 parking spots, it has two-acres of greenspace. The park is one of the central amenities to the Moffett Place campus, which was recently leased to Google in its entirety. The campus is the 2nd largest office project under construction in Silicon Valley.

Moffett Place High Garden,  Image Courtesy © Gregory Cortez

Moffett Place High Garden, Image Courtesy © Gregory Cortez

  • Architects: DES Architects + Engineers 
  • Project: Silicon Valley’s Newest Rooftop Park
  • Location: Sunnyvale, California, USA
  • Photography: Gregory Cortez

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CHS Field in Saint Paul, Minnesota by Snow Kreilich Architects and Ryan A+E

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Article source: Snow Kreilich Architects and Ryan A+E

CHS Field is conceived first as a park and a public space, and then as a sports venue.  Working with the City of Saint Paul and the St. Paul Saints, an independent league franchise committed to providing a unique fan experience, the design team slipped a 7,000 seat ballpark into a remnant site between an interstate highway, an elevated bridge, a light rail operations facility and the historic Lower town District on the edge of the City’s business district.

Image Courtesy © Paul Crosby

Image Courtesy © Paul Crosby

  • Architects: Snow Kreilich Architects and Ryan A+E
  • Project: CHS Field
  • Location: 360 North Broadway Street Saint Paul, MN 55101, US 
  • Photography: Paul Crosby
  • Design Architect: Snow Kreilich Architects
    • Design Principals: Julie Snow, FAIA & Matthew Kreilich, AIA, LEED AP
    • Project lead designers: Andrew Dull, Associate AIA, LEED AP
    • Project architect/Project manager: Tyson McElvain, AIA, LEED AP
    • Project team members: Cameron Bence, Associate AIA, Michael Heller, Associate AIA, Kai Salmela, Matt Rain
  • Architect of Record: Ryan A+E
    • Principal-in-charge: Mike Ryan, AIA, LEED AP
    • Project lead designer: Logan Gerken, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB Project manager: Logan Gerken, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB
    • Project architects: Eric Morin, AIA, NCARB
  • Project team:  Ayman Arafa, AIA and member of Egyptian Syndicate of Engineers, Sebastian Marquez & Tony Solberg, AIA, NCARB, Jim Larson, AIA
  • Sports Architect: AECOM
    • Director of AECOM Sports, Americas: Jon Niemuth, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
    • Project Manager: Dan Sullivan, AIA, LEED AP
    • Project Architect: Eric Johnston
    • Designer: Joshua Klooster, LEED AP
    • Designer: Jason Dalton
  • Principal Consultants & Contractors
    • Civil Engineer: Ryan A+E, Inc.
    • Mechanical Engineer: Schadegg Mechanical, Inc. and Henderson Engineers, Inc.
    • Electrical Engineer: Hunt Electric and Henderson Engineers, Inc.
    • Structural Engineer: EricksenRoed& Associates
    • Design-Builder: Ryan Companies US, Inc.
    • Design Landscape Architect: Bob Close Studios
    • Landscape Architect of Record: Ryan A+E, Inc.
    • Lighting Design: Henderson Engineers, Inc.
    • Architectural Metal & Wood: MG McGrath
    • Owners Representative: NTH
    • Stormwater Design/Engineering: Solution Blue
    • Energy Modeling: The Weidt Group
    • Interior design: Snow Kreilich Architects & Ryan A+E, Inc.
    • Furniture Supply: Innovative Office Solutions
    • Face brick: Custom Block Supplied by Amcon
    • Cabinetwork: Artifex Millwork Inc.
    • Window systems: Empirehouse
    • Architectural metal panels: MG McGrath
    • Wood Ceilings: MG McGrath Inc.
  • Size: 347,000 sf (total), 63,414 sf (enclosed space)
  • Completion Date: May 21, 2015

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Kebony Enhances Historic California Park in San Jose by Page & Turnbull

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Article source: Page & Turnbull

Martial Cottle Park in San Jose, California recently welcomed three new facilities expected to achieve LEED Silver certifications. These additions, built with Kebony’s modified softwoods, will complement the 287-acre landscape and include a 4,000 square foot Visitor Center that neighbors the park’s historic orchards, a 3,600 square foot Staff and Maintenance Building with storage and a 300 square foot entry kiosk.

Image Courtesy © Rob Hansen

Image Courtesy © Rob Hansen

  • Architects: Page & Turnbull
  • Project: Kebony Enhances Historic California Park
  • Location: San Jose, California, US
  • Photography: Rob Hansen

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New San Diego National Support Center For Petco in California by Smith Consulting Architects

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Article source: Smith Consulting Architects

Smith Consulting Architects, a San Diego-based full-service design firm, has completed the site planning, shell redesign and interior design for the new Petco San Diego National Support Center, located at 10850 Via Frontera in the Rancho Bernardo area of San Diego.

Image Courtesy © Smith Consulting Architects

Image Courtesy © Smith Consulting Architects

  • Architects: Smith Consulting Architects
  • Project: New San Diego National Support Center For Petco
  • Location: San Diego, California, US

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Sasle School in Jinotega, Nicaragua by Noel Sampson Dev Studio

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Article source: Noel Sampson Dev Studio

Sasle School, located in the mountains and buffer zone of the Miraflores Nature Reserve in Jinotega, Nicaragua, serves as the only education facility for this rural community of 1600 people. Since opening four years ago, the three classrooms connected by translucent vestibules have seen a steep increase in school enrollment. They currently host 190 primary school students each weekday and 80 secondary school students during the weekend.

Image Courtesy © Noel Sampson and Kimberly Pelkofsky

Image Courtesy © Noel Sampson and Kimberly Pelkofsky

  • Architects: Noel Sampson Dev Studio
  • Project: Sasle School
  • Location: Jinotega, Nicaragua, USA
  • Photography: Noel Sampson and Kimberly Pelkofsky
  • Client: Bridges to Community
  • Sponsor: Bridges to Community Canada
  • Collaborators: Jinotega Municipality
  • Built by: local students, community and groups of Bridges to Community Canada
  • Cost: 43.000 USD
  • Area: 160 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013

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Titus Vineyards in Saint Helena, CA by MH Architects

Sunday, March 27th, 2016

Article source: v2com

The Titus brothers reached out to MH Architects to explore the concept of a new winery facility located in Napa Valley in 2012. The client’s stated goal was to express the spirit of Titus Vineyards wine through the architectural components of the winery design. MH Architects responded with a series of design iterations before narrowing the focus toward a design that best matched the client’s needs. During the process, architect and client reviewed the basics of production flow, matched hospitality requirements with current trends in the wine tourism industry, and created a building aesthetic which captured brand identity. The design team worked closely to accommodate the complex layout of shiny fermentation tanks which catalyze anaerobic reactions under the same roof which hosts aesthetically-conscious guests with discerning palates.

The Southwest corner of Titus Winery is characterized by the covered hospitality area overlooking surrounding vineyards.  Exterior materials include cedar soffits, concrete board-form tilt-up walls, gunmetal blue panels above windows, and anodized aluminum window frames,  Image Courtesy © Technical Imagery Studios

The Southwest corner of Titus Winery is characterized by the covered hospitality area overlooking surrounding vineyards. Exterior materials include cedar soffits, concrete board-form tilt-up walls, gunmetal blue panels above windows, and anodized aluminum window frames, Image Courtesy © Technical Imagery Studios

  • Architects: MH Architects (Matt Hollis, Principal + Lead Designer)
  • Project: Titus Vineyards
  • Location: 2971 Silverado Trail N, St Helena, CA 94574, USA
  • Photography: Tim Maloney, Technical Imagery Studios
  • Client: Titus Vineyards
  • Project Manager: Helen Vasquez, MH Architects
  • Civil Engineer: Mike Muelrath, Applied Civil Engineering Inc.
  • Structural Engineer: Rich Burris, Structural Design Group (SDG)
  • Contractor: Steve Kilgannon, Facility Development Construction (FDC)
  • Year: Began in 2012, Construction 2014-2015

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House on Solitude Creek in St. Michaels, Maryland by Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect

Friday, March 25th, 2016

Article source: Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect

The design of this house in St. Michaels, Maryland was greatly influenced by environmental regulations, zoning requirements and restrictive building codes specific to this site. The existing Dutch Colonial Style house, built in 1989, was located within a One-Hundred Foot Buffer Zone on Solitude Creek, a small estuary in this Maryland Eastern Shore town. A recently adopted Floodplain Management Ordinance mandated that no new structures be built within the Buffer Zone, and that all renovated or altered existing structures be updated to meet new zoning, building and environmental code requirements.

Image Courtesy © Anice Hoachlander

Image Courtesy © Anice Hoachlander

  • Architects: Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect
  • Project: House on Solitude Creek
  • Location: St. Michaels, Maryland, US
  • Photography: Anice Hoachlander
  • Project Architect: Kara McHone
  • Owners (Withheld): Charlie Dale and Kay King
  • Contractor: Thinkmake build
  • Structural Engineer: D. Anthony Beale LLC
  • Civil Engineer: Land Surveys, Inc
  • Completion Date: October 2015

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Monsieur Benjamin in San Francisco, California by Aidlin Darling Design

Friday, March 18th, 2016

Article source: Aidlin Darling Design

Located just off the bustling Hayes Street corridor in San Francisco, this new contemporary French bistro aims to blur the distinctions between traditional and modern in its cuisine and design. Decidedly more casual than Chef Lee’s 3-star Michelin restaurant Benu, Monsieur Benjamin also obscures the relationship between comfort food and formal cuisine. This obfuscation is reflected in the design. Situated on the corner of Gough Street and the tree-lined Ivy alley, the new 98-seat restaurant aims to absorb the energy, urbanity and pedestrian scale of both streets, and will include outdoor seating on Ivy, all within view of Hayes Street.

Image Courtesy © Aidlin Darling Design

Image Courtesy © Aidlin Darling Design

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THE CHRIST HOSPITAL JOINT AND SPINE CENTER in Cincinnati, Ohio by SKIDMORE, OWINGS & MERRILL LLP

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Article source: SKIDMORE, OWINGS & MERRILL LLP

The Christ Hospital Joint and Spine Center, opened in September 2015, is a new model for integrated, patient-centered orthopedic care. Growing out of an SOM master plan for the hospital’s Cincinnati campus, the 381,000-square-foot, seven-story facility houses approximately 90 inpatient rooms and 12 surgical suites. The building is filled with natural light and flexible semi-public spaces offer a place of respite for caregivers and families. Patient rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows and are organized and furnished to provide a soothing environment to patients and their families. Decentralized nursing desks, located next to patient rooms, place caregivers closer to those they serve and keep the patient floor quiet by dispersing activity.

Image Courtesy © Tom Rossiter

Image Courtesy © Tom Rossiter

  • Architects: SKIDMORE, OWINGS & MERRILL LLP
  • Project: THE CHRIST HOSPITAL JOINT AND SPINE CENTER
  • Location: Cincinnati, Ohio, US
  • Photography: Tom Rossiter
  • Client: The Christ Hospital Health Network
  • Projectteam:
    • Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP(design architect, interior design, structural + civil engineering, environmental graphics, sustainability strategy)
    • Champlin Architecture (local architect)
    • Fosdick &Hilmer (local consulting engineer)
    • THP Limited Inc. (local structural engineer)
    • The KleingersGroup (local civil engineer)
    • The Office of James Burnett (landscape architect)
    • Messer Construction Co. (construction contractor)
  • Site Area: 1,500,000 sf
  • Project Area: 381,000 sf
  • Number of Stories: 10
  • Building Height: 160ft
  • Project Completion: September 2015

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