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Newark Visitor’s Center in Newark, New Jersey by Baer, Shifman-Nathan Architects

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Article source: Baer, Shifman-Nathan Architects

Designing the Newark Visitor’s Center meant bridging between opposing forces. On the one hand, there was a need to address the adjacency to the metropolitan center of NYC and its main transportation Hub – the Penn Station. This perspective implied the creation of a vibrant architectural event, which is capable of containing the centrality of Newark and of the reality of New Jersey as one of the most populated states in the US. On the other hand, there was a strong pull to blend with an image of a Garden State, or at least create a gateway to suburban America, which is perceived as a place of refuge, away from the metropolitan intensity.

Image Courtesy Baer, Shifman-Nathan Architects

  • Architects: Baer, Shifman-Nathan Architects
  • Project: Newark Visitor’s Center
  • Location: Newark, New Jersey
  • Area: 1,800 m2
  • Client: The City of Newark
  • Software used: Designed with AutoCAD, images were constructed with 3D max + rendering

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Chandler City Hall in Arizona by SmithGroupJJR

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Article source: SmithGroupJJR

Chandler City Hall is a low- to mid-rise government complex developed on two city blocks and located with Arizona Avenue along its eastern edge and Washington Street as its western edge in downtown Chandler.

Image Courtesy SmithGroupJJR

  • Architects: SmithGroupJJR
  • Project: Chandler City Hall
  • Location: 175 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler, Arizona  85225, USA
  • Project Completion Date: October, 2010
  • Project Site: Previously Developed Land
  • Project Type: Office – 10,001 to 100,000sf
  • Public Assembly:  Social/Meeting
  • Project Site Context/Setting: Suburban
  • Building Gross Floor Area: 187,000 square feet
  • Other Building Description: New
  • BOMA Floor area method used: No
  • Hours of Operation: 40 a weak
  • Total project cost at time of completion, land excluded: $47,000,000.00

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Greensburg Schools / Kiowa County Schools in Kansas by BNIM

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Article source: BNIM

Following the devastating tornado that destroyed its town and schools, Unified School District (USD) 422 chose a bold strategy to combine its schools into a single K–12 facility that would retain a distinct identity for each school function: elementary, middle and high school. The design utilizes a highly flexible, sustainable approach that constantly maintains a student-centered focus.The design reinforces this rural community’s sustainable comprehensive master plan by placing the school’s front door along Main Street.

Image Courtesy BNIM

  • Architects: BNIM
  • Project: Greensburg Schools/Kiowa County Schools
  • Location: Greensburg, Kansas, USA
  • Project Owner: Kiowa County USD 422
  • Project Completion Date: July, 2010
  • Project Site: Previously Developed Land
  • Project Type: Education – K-12 School
  • Project Site Context/Setting: Rural
  • Building Gross Floor Area: 132,000 square feet
  • Other Building Description: New
  • Total project cost at time of completion, land excluded: $45,200,000.00

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First Unitarian Society Meeting House in Madison, Wisconsin by TKWA

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Article source: The Kubala Washatko Architects (TKWA)

In Fall 2008, the First Unitarian Society of Madison completed a major new addition to its Frank Lloyd Wright-designed National Historic Landmark Meeting House. Completed in 1951, the original Meeting House has been hailed as one of the world’s most innovative examples of church architecture.In recent years, the First Unitarian Society of Madison has become one of the largest Unitarian congregations in the United States. This growth, along with ongoing architectural tours by visitors from around the world, has placed increasing demands on the original historic structure.

Image Courtesy TKWA

  • Architects: The Kubala Washatko Architects (TKWA)
  • Project: First Unitarian Society Meeting House
  • Location: 900 University Bay Drive, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
  • Project Completion Date: September, 2008
  • Project Site: Previously Developed Land
  • Project Type: Religious Worship
  • Project Site Context/Setting: Urban
  • Building Gross Floor Area: 24,300 square feet
  • Other Building Description: Both new and renovation
  • New: 91.0%
  • Renovation: 9.0%
  • BOMA Floor area method used: Yes
  • Total project cost at time of completion, land excluded: $8,000,000.00

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Cape Cod Modern House Addition in Wellfleet MA by Hammer Architects

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Article source: Hammer Architects

In 1948 the Architect Nathaniel Saltonstall, one of the founders of Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art, established The Colony Club of Wellfleet as a private club for art collectors. In 1952 he built several homes in the International Style for members on nearby Chequesett Neck. In 2008 the new owners of one of these, commissioned Hammer Architects to update and expand their house.

East Elevation before restoration, with view of Screen Porch: Image Courtesy © Mark Hammer

  • Architects: Hammer Architects
  • Project: Cape Cod Modern House Addition
  • Location:Wellfleet MA, (Cape Cod), USA
  • Photography: Mark Hammer, Peter Vanderwarker
  • Client: Family with two children
  • Square Footage Before: 2,514 Sq Ft
  • Square Footage After: 4,612 Sq Ft
  • Software used: ArchiCAD

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Yin Yang House in Venice, California by Brooks + Scarpa Architects

Sunday, May 5th, 2013

Article source: Brooks + Scarpa Architects

This nearly net-zero energy live/work home and office was designed to function not only as a home and commercial office for both parents, but also as a private home for a large and growing family with several children. We sought to create a calm, relaxed and organized environment that emphasizes public space and changes the stereotype of a live/work home for a large family with young kids. Part private home and part business, the house is meant to serve as a place to entertain and a welcoming space for clients and teenagers.

Image Courtesy © John Linden 

  • Architects: Brooks + Scarpa Architects
  • Project: Yin Yang House
  • Location: 1348 Appleton Way, Venice, California, 90291, USA
  • Photography: John Linden, Lawrence Scarpa
  • Project Owner: Confidential
  • Project Completion Date: April, 2011
  • Project Site: Previously Developed Land
  • Project Type: Mixed – Use
  • Building Gross Floor Area: 3,800 square feet
  • Total project cost at time of completion, land excluded: $1,700,000.00
  • Software used: AutoCAD

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Headquarters in San Francisco, California by KMD Architects

Sunday, May 5th, 2013

Article source: KMD Architects

The City and County of San Francisco embarked upon a rigorous building commission for a new administrative building for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) at 525 Golden Gate Avenue. Situated on the northwest corner of the Civic Center, the recently completed building acts as the defining northwest edge to the large “urban room” formed by the buildings of the Civic Center.

Image Courtesy © Bruce Damonte 

  • Architects: KMD Architects
  • Project: San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Headquarters (SFPUC)
  • Location: 525 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, California 94102, USA
  • Photography: Bruce Damonte
  • Project Owner: City and County of San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
  • Joint Venture or Associate Architect: KMD/Stevens Joint Venture
  • Project Completion Date: June, 2012
  • Project Site: Previously Developed Land
  • Project Type: Office – 100,001 or greater
  • Building Gross Floor Area: 27,500 square feet
  • Total project cost at time of completion, land excluded: $146,500,000.00

Pearl Brewery/Full Goods Warehouse in San Antonio, Texas by Lake Flato Architects

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Article source: Lake Flato Architects

The Pearl Brewery Redevelopment Master Plan and the adaptive reuse of the Full Goods Warehouse are serving as a model and catalyst for green urban revitalization in a long neglected portion of San Antonio’s inner city. After 15 years lying derelict, the creative reuse of this 26-acre brownfield site and its neglected structures are drawing in a rich mix of new residents, small businesses, retail, and non-profits while emphasizing community, conservation, and local economic development. This is a new community meeting ground where visionary private development and public space come together to create a vibrant urban destination.

Image courtesy Lake Flato Architects 

  • Architects: Lake Flato Architects
  • Project: Pearl Brewery/Full Goods Warehouse
  • Location: 200 E Grayson St, San Antonio, Texas 78215, USA
  • Project Owner: Rio Perla
  • Joint Venture or Associate Architect: Durand-Hollis, Rupe Architects
  • Project Completion Date: June, 2009
  • Project Site: Brownfield Site
  • Project Type: Mixed – Use
  • Building Gross Floor Area: 63,481 square feet
  • Total project cost at time of completion, land excluded: $9,000,000.00

Merritt Crossing Senior Apts in Oakland, California by Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Article source: Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects

Located at the edge of Oakland’s Chinatown, this new affordable senior housing transforms an abandoned site near a busy freeway into a community asset for disadvantaged or formerly homeless seniors while setting a high standard for sustainable and universal design.

Image Courtesy © Tim Griffith 

  • Architects: Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects
  • Project: Merritt Crossing Senior Apts
  • Location: Oakland, California, USA
  • Photography: Tim Griffith
  • Project Owner: Satellite Affordable Housing Associates
  • Project Completion Date: July, 2012
  • Project Site: Brownfield Site
  • Project Type: Residential – Multi-Family 5 or more units
  • Building Gross Floor Area: 50,000 square feet
  • Total project cost at time of completion, land excluded: $18,000,000.00

Marin Country Day School in Corte Madera, California by EHDD

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Article source: EHDD

Marin Country Day School’s Strategic Plan aspires to make ecological literacy an integral part of its curriculum, and to reinforce the students’ sense of connection with nature on their very special site. Throughout the design process we worked to develop synergies between the physical campus and the school’s educational program that would allow students to creatively tackle real, local issues using all the tools at their disposal. The students participated in the design process, researched options, documented the construction, monitored results, and taught their parents about the buildings once they were complete.

Image Courtesy © Michael David Rose 

  • Architects: EHDD
  • Project: Marin Country Day School Learning Resource Center and Courtyard
  • Location: Corte Madera, California, USA
  • Photography: Josh Partee, Cesar Rubio & Michael David Rose
  • Project Owner: Marin Country Day School
  • Project Completion Date: March, 2010
  • Project Site: Previously Developed Land
  • Project Type: Education – K-12 School
  • Building Gross Floor Area: 33,740 square feet
  • Total project cost at time of completion, land excluded: $12,520,279.00
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