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Northwestern Mutual in Milwaukee by Eppstein Uhen Architects

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Article source: Eppstein Uhen Architects

Northwestern Mutual, a financial services company based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has expanded into a brand new, modern office space – in a building that is nearly a century old. The company completely renovated the interior of Milwaukee’s Van Buren building, built in 1926, and Banker Wire woven wire mesh now clads its central elevator banks.

Image Courtesy © Banker Wire

Image Courtesy © Eppstein Uhen Architects

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U.S. Land Port of Entry in Minnesota by Snow Kreilich Architects

Friday, April 25th, 2014

Article source: Snow Kreilich Architects

Project Overview

Located along the Minnesota-Canadian border the Warroad Land Port of Entry is a 40,108-square-foot facility that supports the mission-driven demands of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the federal agency responsible for securing the nation’s borders and promoting legal trade and travel. The facility is composed of three distinctly functioning buildings united by a continuous canopy that manages a complex set of operational issues including site circulation of commercial, private, and recreational vehicles and state-of-the-art vehicle inspections. The main building serves as the public interface, the officer work and training area and the secure holding cell area of the facility. The secondary building is used for enclosed vehicle inspections and houses the firing range. Finally, the commercial building allows for complete unloading and inspections of semi-trucks.

View from Hwy 313 Looking West , Image Courtesy © Paul Crosby

View from Hwy 313 Looking West , Image Courtesy © Paul Crosby

  • Architects: Snow Kreilich Architects
  • Project: U.S. Land Port of Entry
  • Location: Minnesota, U.S.A
  • Photography: Paul Crosby,  Snow Kreilich Architects, Frank Ooms
  • Project Completion Date: February, 2010
  • Design Principal: Julie V. Snow, FAIA
  • Project Designer: Matthew Kreilich, AIA, LEED AP
  • Project Manager (CA – Close Out) & Project: Tyson McElvain, AIA, LEED AP, CCCA
  • Project Manager (Programming – CD): Connie Lindor
  • Design Team Member: Ryan O’Malley, Assoc. AIA, Pauv Thouk, AIA, LEED AP, Tamara Wibowo, Daniel Winden, Assoc. AIA, Jennifer Charzewski, Assoc. AIA, Matthew Rain, Jim Larson
  • Civil Engineering Project Manager: Thomas O. Parker
  • Civil Engineer: Thomas McGannon, Karen Allen
  • M/E/P Project Manager: Chuck Wojack
  • Electrical Designer: Jackie Longendyke
  • Electrical Engineer: Brian Kelly
  • Mechanical Engineer: Dave Ryan
  • Mechanical Team: Mike Hozempa
  • Structural Engineering Principal in Charge: Daniel Murphy
  • Structural Engineer: Mike Retterath
  • Structural Team: Duane Thorpe
  • Landscape Architecture Principal in Charge: Shane Coen
  • Landscape Architecture Project Manager: Stephanie Grotta
  • Landscape Architect: Erica Christiansen, Zachary Block
  • Fire Protection Engineer: Phil Awker
  • Fire Protection Engineer: Chris Cahill
  • Geotechnical Engineer: D’Arcy Gravelle
  • Security Principal in Charge: Michael Goldsmith
  • Secuirty Project Manager: Dave Danitz
  • Senior Cost Estimator: John Pidgeon

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Gateway Center – SUNY-ESF College of Environmental Science & Forestry in New York by Architerra Inc

Friday, April 25th, 2014

Article source: Architerra Inc

Project Overview

The State University of New York (SUNY) College of Environmental Science & Forestry (ESF) Gateway Center transforms a barren parking lot into a striking symbol of environmental stewardship and climate action leadership. This three-story campus center totals 54,000 gross square feet, providing a conference facility, café, bookstore, and admissions and outreach offices unified by a sweeping concourse that supports students, faculty, and public gatherings.

Main Entrance , Image Courtesy © David Lamb Photography

Main Entrance , Image Courtesy © David Lamb Photography

  • Architects: Architerra Inc
  • Project: Gateway Center – SUNY-ESF College of Environmental Science & Forestry
  • Location: New York, U.S.A
  • Photography: David Lamb Photography, Architerra Inc
  • Project Completion Date: September, 2013
  • Client: Richard Beerle
  • Contractor: Michael Cowden
  • Construction Manager: Ron Krukowski
  • Structural Engineer: Ann Clark
  • M/E/P/FP Engineer: David Madigan
  • Landscape Architect: Jose Alminana
  • Food Service Consultant: Lenny Condenzio
  • Geotech/Environmental Engineer: Fred Dente
  • AV/Acoustic Consultant: Neil Moiseev
  • Civil Engineer: Steve Barbur
  • Energy Modeler: Nico Kienzl
  • Commissioning Agent: Steve Joern
  • Air Emissions Modeler: John Hinckley
  • Code Consultant: Kevin Hastings
  • Cost Estimator: James Vermeulen

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Marfa Contemporary Gallery in Marfa, Texas by Elliott + Associates Architects

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Article source: Elliott + Associates Architects

Reprogram and renovate the circa 1940’s Webb Brothers Gulf Service Station/Chrysler Dealership (located at the only stop light in Marfa) to house:

• Marfa Contemporary Gallery
• Timecar (car sharing rental)
• The Pizza Foundation
• An Artist in Residence Studio

North elevation showing the new building signage in the position of the historic signage.  The gallery entrance is under the Marfa Contemporary sign, Image Courtesy © Elliott + Associates Architects

North elevation showing the new building signage in the position of the historic signage. The gallery entrance is under the Marfa Contemporary sign, Image Courtesy © Elliott + Associates Architects

  • Architects: Elliott + Associates Architects (Michelle Jameson)
  • Project: Marfa Contemporary Gallery
  • Location: Marfa, Texas
  • Software used: AutoCAD Architecture 2013, Sketchup (our firm) and 3ds MAX (Skyline Ink, our animation consultant)

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Wayne N. Aspinall Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in Colorado by Westlake Reed Leskosky

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Article source: Westlake Reed Leskosky

Project Overview

The Aspinall U.S. Courthouse modernization/high-performing green building renovation preserves an anchor in Grand Junction, and converts the 1918 landmark into one of the most energy efficient, sustainable historic buildings in the country. Funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the $15 million project aims to be GSA’s first net-zero energy facility on the National Register. The project has achieved LEED® Platinum certification, and scores in the top 2% of LEED-NC v2009 projects on the U.S. Green Building Council’s Green Building Information Gateway (GBIG).

Wayne N. Aspinall Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse (South Elevation), Image Courtesy © Kevin G. Reeves, Photographer

Wayne N. Aspinall Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse (South Elevation), Image Courtesy © Kevin G. Reeves, Photographer

  • Architects: Westlake Reed Leskosky
  • Project: Wayne N. Aspinall Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse
  • Location: Colorado, U.S.A
  • Photography: Kevin G. Reeves, Photographer, Westlake Reed Leskosky
  • Architect of Record: The Beck Group
  • Project Completion Date: February, 2013
  • Rocky Mountain Regional Administrator: Susan Damour
  • Project Manager: Jason Sielcken, PMP, LEED AP BD+C
  • Contracting Officer: Kenya Freeman
  • Project Executive: Todd Berry, LEED AP, CHC
  • Principal-in-Charge: Michael Murray, AIA, LEED AP
  • Project Leader: Louis Sierra, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
  • Lead Structural Designer: Stephanie Banfield, PE
  • Interior Designer: Fonda Hosta, NCIDQ
  • Specification Writer: Ruth Albertelli, RA, CSI, CCS
  • Electrical Engineer: Carmen Mazzant, PE
  • Information Technology, Technology Designer: Raymond Heintel, PE, RCDD

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The David and Lucile Packard Foundation Headquarters in California by EHDD

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Article source: EHDD

Project Overview

The headquarters for The David and Lucile Packard Foundation in Los Altos, California brings staff, grantees and partners together to solve the world’s most intractable problems. Passive, bioclimatic design strategies support the core philanthropic mission while serving as the basis of the net zero energy (NZE) and LEED Platinum building performance.

View of entry lobby and Second Street landscape with rain gardens in the foreground, Image Courtesy © Jeremy Bittermann

View of entry lobby and Second Street landscape with rain gardens in the foreground, Image Courtesy © Jeremy Bittermann

  • Architects: EHDD
  • Project: The David and Lucile Packard Foundation Headquarters
  • Location: California, U.S.A
  • Photography: Jeremy Bittermann, EHDD
  • Project Completion Date: July, 2012
  • Principal in Charge: Scott Shell
  • Design Principal: Marc L’Italien
  • Project Manager: Brad Jacobson
  • Project Architect – Exterior: Terry McCormick
  • Project Architect – Interior: Lotte Kaefer
  • Owner’s Representative: Linda Rhodes
  • Commissioning Agent: Amir Yazdi
  • Structural Engineer: David Mar
  • Mechanical and Plumbing: Peter Rumsey
  • Electrical: David Kaneda
  • Civil Engineering: Bry Sarte
  • Landscape: Joni Janecki
  • Lighting: Janet Nolan
  • Acoustical: Charles Salter
  • Code Consultant: Jeff Maddox
  • Controls System (SCADA): Raymond Clarke
  • Fire Protection: Jennifer Doty
  • General Contractor: Mike Humphrey

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Edith Green Wendell Wyatt Federal Building Modernization in Portland, Oregon by SERA Architects Inc.

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Article source: SERA Architects Inc.

Project Overview

The Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt (EGWW) Federal Building Project modernized an existing 18-story, 512,474-square-foot office tower located in downtown Portland. Completed in 1974, the building’s MEP systems were worn out and out-dated. The project goals included upgrading building systems, updating work environments and improving accessibility, while also meeting the energy and water conservation requirements of the Energy Independence & Security Act (EISA), complying with federal standards for blast resistance, and providing new code compliant egress stairs, entries and rest rooms. The project has transformed the building into a modern, healthy workplace for 16 federal agencies, and was completed within 39 months.

Originally planned as an occupied remodel, the project was restarted in 2009 by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA). At that time, cost benefit analyses demonstrated that a strategy of vacating the building during construction provided the best value to the GSA.

EGWW is a model project for GSA nationwide, both as a premier federal office space and as an energy efficient renovation project. This LEED Platinum certified project is projected to exceed the performance requirements of the ARRA and is on track to become one of the highest performance federal buildings in the GSA’s portfolio.

EGWW is a model project for GSA nationwide, both as a premier federal office space and as an energy efficient renovation project. - Photo Credit: Nic Lehoux

EGWW is a model project for GSA nationwide, both as a premier federal office space and as an energy efficient renovation project, Photo Credit: Nic Lehoux

  • Architects: SERA Architects Inc. (Cutler Anderson Architects)
  • Project: Edith Green Wendell Wyatt Federal Building Modernization
  • Location: Portland, Oregon
  • Photography: Nic Lehoux and SERA
  • Project Completion Date: May, 2013
  • Project Category: Adaptive Reuse
  • Project Site: Previously Developed Land
  • Project Type: Office – 100,001 or greater
  • Project Site Context/Setting: Urban
  • Building or Project Gross Floor Area: 512,474 square feet
  • Hours of Operation: 8 am – 5 pm
  • Total project cost at time of completion, land excluded: $141,500,000.00

Project Team: 

  • Contracting Officer: Patrick Brunner
  • Principal in Charge: Don Eggleston
  • Design Excellence Architect: James Cutler
  • Project Manager: Paul Witherspoon, Stuart Colby, Jennifer Taylor and Pat Munter
  • Structural Engineer: Nathan Infraffea and Erik Kabusreiter
  • Project Architect: James Riley

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Holston River House by Sanders Pace Architecture

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Article source: Sanders Pace Architecture

A young couple approached our firm in late 2011 asking if we would help evaluate the feasibility of building their first home together on a rocky, heavily wooded East Tennessee site. The primary site constraints were clearly visible in the form of moss covered rock outcroppings scattered throughout the wooded hillside. Initial conceptual design efforts focused on options which limited the impact on the site while taking advantage of the unique opportunities presented by this rugged landscape. Early schemes were narrow and linear, weaving around the rock outcroppings and following the site’s contours in an effort to limit the elevation change from front to back.

Image Courtesy © Bruce Cole

Image Courtesy © Bruce Cole

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Sustainability Treehouse in West Virginia by Mithun

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Article source: Mithun

The Sustainability Treehouse, an interactive interpretive and gathering facility in the forest, was conceived and created as a unique icon of outdoor adventure, environmental stewardship and high performance building design. It provides dynamic educational and gathering spaces for exploring and understanding the site and ecosystem at the levels of ground, tree canopy, and sky. It captures the wonder of childhood adventure and places environmental education at the forefront of meaningful and immersive outdoor experiences for thousands of annual visitors.

Immersive exhibit volumes connected through dynamic circulation experiences.,Image Courtesy © Joe Fletcher

Immersive exhibit volumes connected through dynamic circulation experiences.,Image Courtesy © Joe Fletcher

  • Architects: Mithun
  • Project: Sustainability Treehouse
  • Location: West Virginia, U.S.A
  • Photography: Joe Fletcher
  • Software used: Revit
  • Executive Architect/Architect Of Record: BNIM
  • Project Completion Date: July, 2013
  • Landscape Architect: Nelson Byrd Woltz
  • Structural Engineering: Tipping Mar
  • Mep Engineer: Integral Group
  • Exhibit Design: Volume, Inc./ Studio Terpeluk
  • Lighting Design: Dave Nelson & Associates
  • Geotechnical: S&ME
  • Code Consultant: FP&C Consultants
  • Contractor: Swope Construction
  • Client: Boy Scouts of America / Trinity Works
  • Site Area: 10,000 acres

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Bushwick Inlet Park in Brooklyn, New York by Kiss + Cathcart, Architects

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Article source: Kiss + Cathcart, Architects

Project Overview

The Bushwick Inlet Park transforms the Brooklyn waterfront from a brownfield industrial strip into a public park. Located in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, the design is the first step of an ambitious waterfront redevelopment along the East River. The design team has integrated a program of athletic fields, community facility and a NYC Park maintenance and operation facility into a 6.2-acre park.

The Park wraps over the building on the west side, turning the building into a green hill so that 100% of the site is accessible to the public. A zigzag path provides ADA access to the top, where a large wood-framed canopy provides shade and views over the play fields to the Manhattan skyline. Direct building access for the public and the Parks staff is provided from the street edge below.

Program: The 13,300-square-foot ground floor is divided into the northern section which houses the maintenance facilities for the Department of Parks and Recreation, and the southern section which is a community center run by the non-profit Open Space Alliance. Each program area has its own separate entrance.

Phase 1 (the play field) opened summer 2010 and Phase 2 opened October 2013.

(top) Aerial view of park and building; (bottom) Active Design usage, snowboarding on roof 1/22/2014 - Photo Credit: (top) Malcolm Pinckney © 2013 New York City, NYC Parks ; (bottom) Jeremy Moseley

(top) Aerial view of park and building; (bottom) Active Design usage, snowboarding on roof 1/22/2014 – Photo Credit: (top) Malcolm Pinckney © 2013 New York City, NYC Parks ; (bottom) Jeremy Moseley

  • Architects: Kiss + Cathcart, Architects
  • Project: Bushwick Inlet Park
  • Location: Brooklyn, New York
  • Photography: Jeremy Moseley, Paul Warchol and Kiss + Cathcart, Architects
  • Software used: Vectorworks.
  • Project Completion Date: October, 2013
  • Project Category: New Construction
  • Project Site: Brownfield Site
  • Project Site Context/Setting: Urban
  • Building or Project Gross Floor Area: 15,527 square feet
  • Total project cost at time of completion, land excluded: $30,000,000.00

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