“Every building deserves the maximum amount of artistic exploration with a considered, deliberate approach. We seek to create spaces which impart feelings that you’re a participant in something exceptional, where function leads to calm, awe or inspiration. Our core values strive to convey that quality in every project we touch, from the modest to the extravagant.” ~Fredrick Franko, Director of Design
Develop a building structural design that is efficient and economic.
The selected bar joist roof framing system and Chevron braced frames for the lateral force resisting system created an economic structure. The building has a shallow foundation bearing on several feet of imported structural fill that was required to replace the uncontrolled fill removed from the site. Intended to fit into the existing fabric of the village, the building is intentionally reminiscent of the durable industrial structures still common to the area. Aluminum windows and exterior details are finished in dark colors suggestive of historical steel sash windows and heavy-duty commercial usage.