Concrete Masonry Units are the Right Choice for School Architectural Design
The new home for the new Mesa Community College Performing Arts Center (PAC) embodies not only the cultural fabric of music, musicians and performers, but also a building fabric where art and architecture become one.
You often see noise barriers or sound barriers (as referenced in other parts of the country) that line busy roadways constructed from precast concrete panels or tilt-up concrete walls. However, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) required something completely different for this stretch of Route 167 in the corridor between Tacoma and Seattle.
Ionia County in Michigan was looking to build a better bridge, with a simplified approach, at a lower cost and in less time than its recent bridge work, which tended to be complicated, expensive and lengthy construction projects.
The owners of this new home along lake Tapps, in Bonney Lake, WA, had a demanding program for Architect Mat Bergman. They wanted a home where they could really live inside and outside most of the year, despite the Seattle-area weather.
The North Cattlemen Road Extension in Sarasota County, FL, is a $20 million transportation improvement project that connects University Parkway at its north end with Fruitville Road to the south
Seeking a 50-year life expectancy, along with a requirement for low-maintenance building materials and structures on base, the Department of Defense relies on loadbearing masonry envelopes for the new buildings on the Marine Corps Base at Camp Pendleton, CA.
41 Area, one of the largest mixed-use sectors of the U.S. Marine Corps Base at Camp Pendleton, CA,
has just undergone $133 million of renovations and new construction as part of a major expansion of operations and training facilities for the Marine Units stationed there.