When the Muskego-Norway School District realized the necessity for renovating and enlarging their high school, Eppstein Uhen Architects, Inc. was charged with developing a plan that would modernize the facility and provide additional space, while minimizing costs.
During its prime, Waterbury Connecticut was recognized as the “Brass Capitol of the World.” The “Arts” also had a strong presence, with several theatres located in the downtown area. Unfortunately, when the city experienced a slowdown in manufacturing, it also saw the closing of all the town’s theatres. Like many cities in similar situations, Waterbury has been struggling to draw people back to the downtown area.
In order to succeed in the quickly evolving and highly competitive steel industry, a company’s operations must be innovative, efficient and cost-effective. To provide the customer with the highest quality products and on-time delivery, down time and unexpected outages must be kept to a minimum.
School construction has dominated the commercial building industry for several years. Economic conditions have sometimes challenged school building committees with producing a high-quality educational facility using limited funds.
Hybrid masonry is a structural system that utilizes reinforced masonry infill walls with a framed structure.
The Lawrence Associates, Architects/ Planners, P.C., were given the challenge of designing a 58,000 sq.ft. elementary school that would be energy efficient, durable, inexpensive to maintain, aesthetically pleasing, fire safe, acoustically efficient, and most importantly, mold resistant. These requirements all had to be met within a very tight budget. Richard Lawrence, President and Project Architect for the Preston Veterans Memorial School, selected masonry construction for the project. He noted, “Masonry is the only material and type of construction that can provide all the building requirements requested by the owner.”
Built from over 94,545 square feet of granite, marble and quartzite, the new United Arab Emirates (UAE) Chancery in Washington, DC, stands out as one of our capital’s most extraordinary pieces of architecture. Built to house the offices of the UAE ambassador and diplomatic staff, the chancery exemplifies the use of contemporary design and technique while paying homage to Arab-Islamic heritage and culture.
Michigan’s new Hall of Justice is making a monumental architectural statement within Lansing’s State Capitol Complex, debuting after more than three decades of planning.
Hybrid masonry is a structural system that utilizes reinforced masonry walls with a framed structure. While the frame can be constructed of reinforced concrete or structural steel, the discussion here will include steel frames in combination with reinforced concrete masonry walls.
Lewis Towers is an 18-story high-rise built in 1926 and located on the prestigious north end of Chicago’s Michigan Avenue. The facade of the Neo-Gothic style building is primarily composed of dark reddish-brown coarsely textured face brick.