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Seattle Center Fisher Pavilion- Seattle, Washington

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Address: 305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109
Architect: Mill Hull
Landscape Architect: SiteWorkshop
Structural Engineer: AKB Engineering, Inc
Mechanical Engineer: Greenbusch Group
Acoustical Engineer: Greenbusch Group
General Contractor: Howard S. Wright Construction Company
Precast Concrete Contractor: Concrete Technologies
Completed: 2000
AE Interests: LEED Silver, sustainable design, roof paving system, energy efficiency, natural ventilation, pre-cast in place concrete
Awards:2003 National AIA Top Ten Green Award
2003 Sustainable Building B.E.S.T Award
2002 AIA Seattle Merit Award
2001 AIA Seattle Citation Award

Written by Pat Gorman

January 27, 2010 at 3:23 am

Posted in Built

Experience Music Project- Seattle, Washington

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Address: 325 5th Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109
Architect: Frank Gehry
Structural Engineer:
Mechanical Engineer:
General Contractor:
Construction Cost: $230,000,000
Completed: 2000
AE Interests: voluptuously undulating musical form, fabricated steel frame, function, color, dedicated to Jimi Hendirx, CATIA system- a program used in aerospace engineering to design

Written by Pat Gorman

January 27, 2010 at 3:20 am

Posted in Built

Bellevue Art Museum- Bellevue, Washington

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Address: 510 Bellevue Way Northeast
Bellevue, WA 98004
Architect: Steven Holl Architects
Associate Architect: Sclater Partners
Structural Engineer: Skilling Ward Magnusson Barkshire Guy Nordenson & Associates
Mechanical Engineer: McKinstry
Electrical Engineer: Nelson Electric
General Contractor: Sellen Construction Company
Exterior Concrete Color Additive: Custom added to clear OKON sealer
Completed-2000
AE Interests: space, light, circulation, color, geometry, hand stained aluminum panels, function

Written by Pat Gorman

January 27, 2010 at 3:17 am

Posted in Built

Agosta House- San Juan Island, Washington

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Architect: Patkau Architects
Structural Engineer: Fast & Epp Structural Engineers
Mechanical Engineer:
General Contractor: Ravenhill Construction
Completed: 2000
AE Interests: zactique metal cladding, spatial design, non-structural bulkheads, wildfire protection, slopped roof, integration into nature
Awards: American Institute of Architects National Honor Award 2005
Governor General’s Medal 2004
Lieutenant-Governor’s Medal 2003
American Institute of Architects Northwest and Pacific Region Honor Award 2003
North American Wood Design Honor Award 2002

Written by Pat Gorman

January 27, 2010 at 3:13 am

Posted in Built

First Nations Garden Interpretive Pavillion- Montreal, Quebec

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Address: 4101, rue Sherbrooke Est
Montréal, Quebec
Architect: Saucier and Perrote
Structural Engineer: Genivar
Mechanical Engineer: Genivar
Landscape Architect: Williams Asselin Ackaoui et Associates Inc.
Completed: 2001
AE Interests: Environmental sensitivity needed to maintain the spirit of the garden, function, form, undulating roof

Written by Pat Gorman

January 27, 2010 at 3:07 am

Posted in Built

Cite Multimedia Phase 8- Montreal, Quebec

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Address: 801 Rue Brennan
Montreal, Quebec
Architect: Dupuis Le Tourneaux and Menkes Shooner Dagenais
Structural Engineer: Nicolet Chartrand Knoll Ltee
Mechanical Engineer: Leroux, Beaudoin, Hurens et Associates Inc
Electrical Engineer: Enerpro Inc.
Acoustical Engineer: Octave Acoustique
General Contractor: Verrault/Marton
Glass Curtain wall: Thermalite Inc. /Gamma Industries Inc.
Metal Cladding: Vm Zinc/Vicwest Inc.
Completed: 2002
AE Interests: concrete-framed, iron-oxide impregnated brick, glass, use of AutoCAD 2000, a glass-screen facade seems almost to float above the highway

Written by Pat Gorman

January 27, 2010 at 3:03 am

Posted in Built

Weathering Steel House- Toronto, Ontario

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Architect: Shim-Sutcliffe Architects Inc.
Pool Architect: Dan Euser, Waterarchitecture Inc
Landscape Architect: Neil Turnbull
Steel Cladding: Tremonte Manufacturing Ltd.
Structural Engineer: Blackwell Engineering
Mechanical Engineer: Ted Kesik
General Contractor: Kamrus Construction
Completed: 2001
AE Interests: L-shaped massing, Cor-ten steel panels, exterior massing, space, folded façade, connection between architecture and landscape, roof rainwater collection, roof garden, integration into existing ecological systems
Awards: Governor General Medal for Architecture

Written by Pat Gorman

January 27, 2010 at 2:58 am

Posted in Built

University of Toronto Graduate Student Housing- Toronto, Ontario

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Address: 60 Harbord Street
Toronto, Ontario
Architect: Morphosis
Completed: 2000
AE Interests: unusual façade and concrete interior, function, massing, exterior articulation, glass and steel bridge, metal screens and cladding, interior courtyard

Written by Pat Gorman

January 27, 2010 at 2:54 am

Posted in Built

Rundles Restaurant and Tower House- Stratford, Ontario

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Architect- Shim: Sutcliffe Architects Inc.
Structural Engineer: Blackwell Engineering Ltd.
Mechanical Engineer: Toews System Design
General Contractor: Dan Paul Design Build
Completed: 2001
AE Interests: wood frame, steel + reinforced concrete elements, modulates between different sized neighbors, four story house connected to restaurant

Written by Pat Gorman

January 27, 2010 at 2:44 am

Posted in Built

Shaw House- Vancouver, British Colombia

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Architect: Patkau Architects
Structural Engineer: Fast & Epp Partners
Mechanical Engineer: Fast & Epp Partners
General Contractor: Glover Corporation
Completed: 2000
AE Interests: pool on second level- immense amounts of reinforced concrete, clerestory that brings both daylight and light reflected from the lap pool, resistance to lateral forces
Awards:
American Institute of Architects National Honor Award 2005
Governor General’s Medal 2004
Record House Selection 2002

Written by Pat Gorman

January 27, 2010 at 2:38 am

Posted in Built

Latino Cultural Center- Dallas, Texas

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Location: Dallas, Texas
Completion: 2003
Architect: Legorreta & Legorreta
Executive Architect: Halff Associates
Structural Engineer: Halff Engineers
Contractor: Thomas S. Byrne Ltd.
AE Interests: Function, Space, Color,modular terra-cotta veneer system of tiles

Written by Pat Gorman

September 1, 2009 at 1:07 pm

Posted in Built

Pershing Square- Los Angeles, California

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Location: Los Angeles, California
Completion: 1993
Architect: Legorreta & Legorreta
Executive Architect: Langdon Wilson Associates
Landscape Architect: Laurie Olin
AE Interest: Color scheme, two spacious plazas linked by walkway, water feature, wide range of geometry, sculptural forms, walkway resembling an earthquake faultline

Written by Pat Gorman

August 31, 2009 at 9:46 pm

Posted in Built

UCSF Community Center- San Francisco, California

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Location: San Francisco, California
Completion: 2005
Architect: Legorreta & Legorreta
Executive Architect: MBT Architecture
Contractor: Hensel-Phelps
AE Interest: Natural light, Color Scheme, Function- designed to be the cultural, educational, social and recreational hub of campus, space

Written by Pat Gorman

August 31, 2009 at 9:44 pm

Posted in Built

San Antonio Principal Library- San Antonio, Texas

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Location: San Antonio, Texas
Completion: 1995
Architect: Legorreta & Legorreta
Executive Architect: Johnson-Dempsey & Associates
Associate Architect: Davis Sprinkle & Robey Architecs
AE Interest: Building Geometry, Color Scheme, Space, Blending natural light, shadows and geometric figures throughout

Written by Pat Gorman

August 31, 2009 at 9:42 pm

Posted in Built

Maui House- Maui, Hawaii

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Location: Maui, Hawaii
Completion: 2002
Architect: Legorreta & Legorreta
Executive Architect: Shah Kawasaki Architects
Associate Architect: Marcela Cortina
Interior Design: The Wiseman Group
AE Interest: Integration of interior and exterior, Presence of water in design, seperation of public versus private spaces, relationship with house and sloping site, space, light

Written by Pat Gorman

August 31, 2009 at 9:39 pm

Posted in Built

Hotel Camino Real- Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico

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Location: Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
Completion: 2007
Architect: Legorreta & Legorreta
Awards: The High-Technology Award
AE Interest: Designed to take advantage of views and sunlight in city, Lighting, Color, Space

Written by Pat Gorman

August 31, 2009 at 9:35 pm

Posted in Built

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History- Fort Worth, Texas

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Location: 1600 Gendy St, Fort Worth, Texas
Completion: 2009
Architect: Legorreta & Legorreta
Structural Engineer: Datum Engineers
Exibit Design Firm: Bob Weis Design Island Associates
AE Interest: Relation with existing elements on site, sevearal parts of the building interacting with each other, Desing to appeal to children and students, outdoor spaces consisting of a partially flooded terrace and a shadowed garden, cluster of geometric forms including domes, pyramids, diamonds, and rectangles

Written by Pat Gorman

August 31, 2009 at 9:33 pm

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College of Santa Fe Visual Arts Center- Santa Fe, New Mexico

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Location: Sante Fe College, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Completion: 1999
Architect: Legorreta & Legorreta
Executive Architect: Lloyd & Tryck
AE Interest: Series of buildings inspired by a little pueblo, programmatic and philosophical needs of the College, nonoperable frameless windows, non-symmetrical roof lines

Written by Pat Gorman

August 31, 2009 at 9:30 pm

Posted in Built

Max Palevsky Residential Commons- Chicago, Illinois

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Location: University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Completion: 2001
Architect: Legorreta & Legorreta
Executive Architect: VOA Architects
Awards: 1999 AIA Gold Medal
AE Interest: Open spaces with different scales, relation to surrounding buildings, construction of walkways and corners to correlate with patios

Written by Pat Gorman

August 31, 2009 at 9:27 pm

Posted in Built

Tech Museum of Innovation- San Jose, California

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Tech Museum of Innovation
Location: 201 South Market Street, San Jose, California
Completion: 1994
Architect: Legorreta & Legorreta
Structural Engineer: Rinne & Peterson
Contractor: SJ Amoroso
AE Interest: massing, color scheme, function, exterior skin with no joints, and ability to withstand moderate to severe earthquakes

Written by Pat Gorman

August 31, 2009 at 9:20 pm

Posted in Built

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