Civic/Community & Religious
|BODO KOMMUNE, NORWAY
This project involved the localization of cultural buildings in the city center. The primary functions of the buildings are that of a concert hall/theatre, slooping museum, and a library. The design solution incorporates a new Culture House, Library, Rhythmic Center and Slooping Museum into a campus surrounding the inner marina. In 2008, this project received a Citation of Merit Award for design from the Chicago Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
Aging well engenders a community that promotes living well. Our design approach to Senior Communities focuses on invigorating all facets of healthy living, providing design solutions that support active lifestyles within all dimensions of wellness including physical, intellectual, social, emotional, and vocational. Residential and social spaces are specifically designed around each area of wellness, addressing the needs of the residents while maintaining a high level of independence in a community setting.
|NORTHFIELD VILLAGE CENTER
As requested by the Village, this project analyzed the existing building context of downtown Northfield including the Village Hall, Police Station, and Library buildings, and developed a long term vision plan for the Village Center retail district. Guidelines were specifically created to provide potential for a traditional urban downtown district. The work involved close cooperation with the Village Center Task Force, Community Development Director, and the Village Manager.
The complex three stage Royal Theatre building majestically provides an architectural transition between water and land, while in the same breath provides a theatrical transition between audience and performer. The arrival procession begins by walking under the glass foyer that bridges the axis of Sankt Annæ Plads and then penetrating the arc that forms the ground level foyer. This space graciously functions as the main foyer for the small “Black Box” Theatre, which ‘floats’ on the water as an island of uninhibited experimentation.
|LATTER DAY SAINTS, KIRKSVILLE, MISSOURI
This expansion to an existing meetinghouse was designed to accommodate the needs of the growing parish. Formally, the addition and renovation helped unify the previous construction phases of this continually growing meetinghouse. The redesigned chapel, relief society, and bathrooms not only improves the efficiency of the existing facilities, but also makes the meetinghouse more accessible for its parishioners.
| LATTER DAY SAINTS, ANKENY, IOWA
This expansion to an existing meetinghouse included the addition of necessary classroom and office space for the church. In keeping with the aesthetics of the existing church, the addition blends seamlessly with the original facility. The existing bathrooms and font were also updated.
| ST. FRANCIS SCHOOL, WILMETTE, ILLINOIS
Improvements to the school included the design of the new entry way. The brick, ashlar stone, monumental stairs, and new courtyard provide an outdoor pulpit to facilitate gatherings ranging from impromptu presentations to graduation ceremonies. Additional work has included design studies for the expansion of the gymnasium to better accommodate spectators' bleachers.
| LATTER DAY SAINTS, PERRY, IOWA
This new construction project was designed in order to accommodate future expansions while still meeting the programmatic requirements of new parish. Folding partitions and flexible spaces were employed to allow for a wide variety of uses.
| ST. FRANCIS PARISH, WILMETTE, ILLINOIS
The project included an analysis of the existing facilities and operations followed by the development of a master plan for the renovation of the entire facility to meet the needs of the evolving parish. Key elements included the expansion of the pre-school educational facilities, parish administration and community rooms.