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Bringing Together Community Under One Roof

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Eliza Pierce Elementary School received an award from the Concrete Masonry Association of California and Nevada (CMACN) and the American Institute of Architects, California Council’s (AIACC) 2017 Concrete Masonry Design Awards.  Meeting Community Needs Inside and Out Located in the mining community of Battle Mountain, Nevada, a small rural town in …

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CMU Is Music to Their Ears

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[ The FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, St. Catherines, ON, is a recipient of an award from SMART Dynamics of Masonry’s recent awards program, “Designing Masonry for All It’s Worth.”  The Centre was recognized for Acoustic Design.    Beauty to the Eye and to the Ear FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre incorporates …

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Rising from the Ashes into Modernity with CMU

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  An Organic Design with Exposed Concrete Masonry The historic Oakland Hills firestorm in 1991 left behind grey ash and blackened foundations from thousands of homes in the fire’s path. Today, only a few of those torched lots remain vacant. AAA Architecture created a home for one of those sites …

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A Harmonious Connection Thrives with CMU

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  After six years of construction, El Do is finally complete. This house is a one-level structure with a garage loft, located at La Jolla Shores in San Diego, CA. Even though this house has been totally renovated, its design story has not changed, and the floor plan remains intact. But, …

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Natural Beauty Shines at the 2345 House

natural, beauty, concrete masonry, design

[ Influenced by mid-20th Century modern architecture characterized by clean lines, simplicity and a balance with nature, 2345 House in Reno, NV, has ample windows and an open floor plan. Adhering to the design philosophy of the great modernist architectural designers like Piet Mondrian and Eero Saarinen, interior spaces are …

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Concrete Masonry Shelters Animals in San Jacinto

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When creating an animal shelter, humble doesn’t mean simple “Despite its humble architectural expression, the planning was actually extremely complex and required extensive interface with the users,” said Harley Ellis Devereaux Senior Project Designer Gary Leivers, AIA, RIBA, LEED AP. “The requirement for a single level and a footprint of …

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Providing Peace at the Colorado River Indian RE-JUV Center

CMD, design, Colorado, Indian, Native

    Perimeter Security for Indian Youth The project physically extends itself for every possible advantage on a crowded, constrained site. Integral to the larger tribal judicial and governmental campus, the facility and site layout are derived completely from the dual requirement of optimizing observational sight lines and providing staff …

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