Architects are always challenged with providing strong and durable, yet economical buildings. This is especially true when the building being designed represents fire safety for the community. Designing the new East Providence Fire Station was no different. Architects from The Providence Partnership selected brick, stone and cement stucco masonry as the materials of choice for the exterior veneer because of their strength, durability, and reputation as the safest building materials in the industry.
GOOD LOOKS and preferred materials sometimes have to take a back seat when schedules and budgets are
tight, but Toledo’s Lucas County Arena proves that it is possible to have it all.
“SO MUCH MORE THAN A BUILDING,” is how Bryant University President Ronald K. Machtley describes the school’s new Interfaith Center now crowning the campus.
WHEN IS A BUILDING more than just a building? For residents of Maplewood, New Jersey, their new Maplewood Police & Court Building is both a literal and symbolic anchor for their community and its promising future, and one in which masonry played a starring role.
TO CELEBRATE more than a century in business, the Harley-Davidson Company wanted something really special for its new, 130,000-s.f. museum complex.
AT FIRST, the masonry contract for Eastern York High School’s new building and addition covered just the loadbearing cavity wall. But officials at Caretti, Inc. knew that, with the project’s tight deadline, there was a better way.
Westlake, Ohio is one of a number of Cleveland’s fast-growing western suburbs. Like many bedroom communities, however, it has grown up lacking a city center and a unique sense of place.
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.
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.
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.”