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Minnesota Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Saint Paul by Leo A Daly

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Article source: Leo A Daly

A new memorial designed pro bono by international architecture/engineering firm LEO A DALY honors the sacrifice of firefighters killed in the line of duty while serving Minnesota communities. Completed in September 2012, the memorial is located on the State Capitol grounds in Saint Paul and houses the Minnesota Firefighters Memorial Statue, previously on display at the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport.

view of pavilion from plaza : Image Courtesy © Bill Baxley 

  • Architects: Leo A Daly
  • Project: Minnesota Fallen Firefighters Memorial
  • Location: Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
  • Photography: Bill Baxley
  • Project Team: The entire team worked with the Minnesota Fire Service Foundation on a pro bono basis
    LEO A DALY – Design, project management and cost estimation
    Westwood Professional Services – Survey and civil engineering
    General Contractor – Meisinger Construction
    EDR, Ltd., of Siren, Wis. – Fabricated the memorial’s pavilion
    Douglas O. Freeman, at Casting Creations of Minnesota – Refinished the original Minnesota Fire Service Memorial Statue sculpted by him in 1987

Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center in Montclair, New Jersey by ikon.5 architects

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Article source: ikon.5 architects

The Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center needed to upgrade and expand its exhibition and support space for the museum that uses the life lessons of Yogi Berra, the New York Yankees and baseball to teach and promote good sportsmanship, respect, integrity, social justice and the pursuit of excellence. The museum also wished to transform its unwelcoming and defensive appearance.

Image Courtesy © James D’Addio 

  • Architects: ikon.5 architects
  • Project: Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center
  • Location: Montclair, New Jersey, USA
  • Photography: James D’Addio
  • Completed: 2010
  • Software used: AutoCad 2008

The Gold Line Bridge in Arcadia, California by Andrew Leicester

Sunday, February 24th, 2013

Article source: Andrew Leicester 

As the largest, single public art/transit infrastructure project in California, we believe the Gold Line Bridge would be a very unique and special entry for coverage. The Gold Line Bridge has set many precedents. The Construction Authority wanted the art to lead the engineering, so an artist was hired before the architect and contractor. In 2010, the Construction Authority put out a national call and selected Andrew Leicester, an award-winning public artist from Minnesota.

Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority : Image Courtesy Andrew Leicester 

  • Artist: Andrew Leicester
  • Project: The Gold Line Bridge
  • Location: San Gabriel Valley, California
  • Date: Completed December 15, 2012
  • Dimensions: 584-linear feet (115 feet between the centerlines of the two signature baskets)
  • Materials: Concrete with steel reinforcement (the project required 6,500 cubic yards of concrete and 1.3 million pounds of steel)
  • Art Concept Advisor: Andrew Leicester
  • Architect/Designer: AECOM
  • Contractor: Skanska USA Civil West
  • Commissioner/Owner: The Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority
  • Software used: 
    • Microstation V8i 3D for architectural design
    • For structural calculations:
      • SAP2000
      • VBridge
      • VBent
      • XTRACT
      • LPile
    • For structural calculations:
      • WinBDS
      • BrgABUT
    • For Hydrology/Hydraulics
      • LA County TC_Calculator
      • Bentley Flowmaster
    • For Alignment Design
      • InRoads

Shadowboxx in Lopez Island, Washington by Olson Kundig Architects

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Article source: Olson Kundig Architects

Shadowboxx responds to a desire to facilitate an intimate understanding of its setting and explores the tradition of gathering around a fire. The site for this island retreat is a remote, windy point of land in the San Juan Islands in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Tucked between a thicket of trees and a rising bank, the house angles toward the bluff with its fifty-foot drop to the sea and view of the Olympic Mountains beyond.

Image Courtesy © Michael Burns 

  • Architects: Olson Kundig Architects
  • Project: Shadowboxx
  • Location: Lopez Island, Washington , USA
  • Photography: Michael Burns, Tim Bies, Kevin Scott, Benjamin Benschneider
  • Project Team: Tom Kundig, FAIA, design principal; Jon Gentry, LEED AP, project manager
  • Contractor: Krekow Jennings
  • Consultants: MCE Structural Consultants (structural engineering); VIEKMAN (interior design); Turner Exhibits (gizmo engineering); Bird Electric (electric engineering); CIP Plumbing & Heating (mechanical engineering)

Paolo’s Restaurant V.I.P. Room in Reston, Virginia by FORMA Design, Inc.

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Article source: FORMA Design, Inc.

When the client hired FORMA for the addition of a private V.I.P. dining room for Paolo’s Restaurant in Reston, the mandate was to the point – ”I want a sexy room”. The challenge was wrapping a catering kitchen, bar, access to the existing kitchen and seating a maximum number of guests around the new space and making it all work.

Image Courtesy © Goeffrey Hodgdon 

  • Architects: FORMA Design, Inc.
  • Project: Paolo’s Restaurant V.I.P. Room
  • Location: Reston, Virginia, USA
  • Photography: Goeffrey Hodgdon

Adamsville Regional Health Center in Atlanta, Georgia by Stanley Beaman & Sears

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Article source: Stanley Beaman & Sears

The new Adamsville Regional Health Center represented a rare investment of public resources in a sparsely developed, sometimes overlooked section of Atlanta. It would have to serve not only as a medical facility, but also as a catalyst for cohesion and future growth in the neighborhood.

Image Courtesy © Jonathan Hillyer 

  • Architects: Stanley Beaman & Sears
  • Project: Adamsville Regional Health Center
  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
  • Photography: Jonathan Hillyer
  • Software used: The Architectural design created using Bentley MicroStation. Consultants used various other Autodesk products as well.

303 Canyon in Boulder, Colorado by Arch11

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Article source: Arch11

In Boulder, Colo., three households recently moved into an Arch11-designed townhouse project built on a small lot in a funky light industrial area near Boulder’s downtown area. The project– a design/build collaboration between Arch11, a commercial and residential architecture firm with offices in Boulder and Denver, and Hammer well, a Boulder construction firm – was recently featured in The New York Times Home  section.

Image Courtesy © Raul Garcia 

  • Architects: Arch11
  • Project: 303 Canyon
  • Location: Boulder, Colorado, USA
  • Photography: Raul Garcia
  • Main construction materials: Steel panels with Galvalume finish., Cedar siding on a rain screen, Stucco
  • Any sustainable features of the design: Well- built/ well insulated, Xeric landscaping, Passive solar design orientation, FSC lumber, Minimixed land use
  • Any key products you specified for the project: Wolf sub-zero appliances, Spark-fire fireplaces, Flooring—polished concrete, Handmade Heath Tiles
  • Software used: Sketchup and Revit

Levin Residence in Arizona by Ibarra Rosano Design Architects

Saturday, February 16th, 2013

Article source: Ibarra Rosano Design Architects

Three simple volumes hover above the desert, responding to the challenges of a sloping site and to an ethic of building with minimal disruption to the natural environment. The available buildable area was bifurcated by a minor drainage-way, which inspired the architects to leave the cars behind and link the parking area to the main house by a bridge that allows rainwater and wildlife to flow beneath it.

Image Courtesy © bill timmerman 

  • Architects: Ibarra Rosano Design Architects 
  • Project: Levin Residence
  • Location: Marana, Arizona, USA
  • Photography: bill timmerman
  • Year Completed: Fall 2011 
  • Square Footage: 3520 sq ft 
  • Contractor: Process Design Build 
  • Structrural Engineer: Harris Engineering Services, LLC 
  • Mechanical / Electrical: Paul Formentini 
  • Cabinets: Stone River Studio 
  • Landscaping: The Garden Gate
  • Software used: PowerCADD, Sketchup

Stoneridge in Chapel Hill, North Carolina by In situ studio

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Article source: In situ studio 

Our clients approached us to substantially renovate and make an addition to an existing Deck House north of Chapel Hill. The original house was a 1986 replica of a sixties-era Deck House. When our clients approached us, they had not yet purchased the property. Our first effort was to help them imagine the potential of improving the house. After a successful feasibility study, they purchased the home in December 2010.

From Entry Drive : Image Courtesy © Richard Leo Johnson (RLJ) 

Chasen Residence in Raleigh, North Carolina by In Situ Studio

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Article source: In Situ Studio

The Chasen Residence is in a hip and growing, yet historic, neighborhood several blocks east of downtown Raleigh. Representing a new house type in Raleigh, this house is affordable, small, modern and urban. The efficient plan confines the entries, stairs, hallway, kitchen, and half bath to one side of the house, opening up the rest of the space for living.

Front and Side : Image Courtesy © Richard Leo Johnson (RLJ) 

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