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Feldman-Horn Center for the Arts, Harvard Westlake School, Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Building: Feldman-Horn Center for the Arts, Harvard Westlake School
Location: Los Angeles, California
Completed: 1998
Architect: Michael Maltzan Architecture
Project Architect: Marmal & Radziner Architecture
Structural Engineer: Decoma Industries

AE Interest: Built around an existing chapel, beautiful courtyard at entry, made of a collection of individual buildings – some meant to frame views and some to create views.
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Written by Troy Thompson

January 27, 2010 at 6:12 pm

Posted in Built

Peter B. Lewis Building, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.

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Building: Peter B. Lewis Building, Case Western Reserve University
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Completed: 2002
Architect: Gehry Partners
Construction Manager: Hunt Construction Group, Inc.
Structural Engineer: DeSimone Consulting Encineers, PLLC
Civil Engineer: Euthenics Inc.

AE Interest: Amaking roof structure, natural lighting produces an array of colors as it bouces down the white walls, and air-conditioning and heating enter the building throughthin slits rather than the average ducts.

Written by Troy Thompson

January 27, 2010 at 6:10 pm

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University of Minnesota Gateway Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.

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Building: University of Minnesota Gateway Center
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Completed: 2000
Architect: Antoine Predock
Architect of Record: LHB Engineers

AE Interest: Granite and copper façade, use of recycled laytex paint and multiple other recycled products, allows sun light to flood into large open gathering spaces.

Written by Troy Thompson

January 27, 2010 at 6:05 pm

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L.A. Design Center, Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Building: L.A. Design Center
Location: Los Angeles, California
Completed: 2003
Architect: John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects
General Contractor: Steve Forbes, Brunswick Builders
Structural Engineers: Mackintosh and Mackintosh
Landscape Architect: Michael Schneider, Orange Street Studio

AE Interests: Blends well with the surrounding neighborhood because of layers of textured materials, excellent use of parking area as a social center of the project.
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Written by Troy Thompson

January 27, 2010 at 5:59 pm

Posted in Built

Yorkin House, Malibu, California, U.S.

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Building: Yorkin House
Location: Malibu, California
Completed: 1999
Architect: Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners
Lighting Consultant: Neal Matsuno

AE Interests: Opens only to indirect light and huge light filled spaces to an exterior courtyard overlooking the beach. Entry to the building is through a courtyard of native grass.

Written by Troy Thompson

January 27, 2010 at 5:55 pm

Posted in Built

Bergamot Artists Lofts – Santa Monica, California, U.S.

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Building: Bergamot Artists Lofts
Location: Santa Monica, California
Completed: 1999
Architect: Pugh + Scarpa Architects
Engineer: Gwynne Pugh
General Contractor: Pegan Construction

AE Interests: Both facades are excellent displays of geometry, blends well with challenging surroundings, great use of corrugated metal, steel, and glass.

Written by Troy Thompson

January 27, 2010 at 5:52 pm

Posted in Built

Colorado Court, Santa Monica, California, U.S.

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Building: Colorado Court
Location: Santa Monica, California
Completed: 2002
Architect: Pugh + Scarpa Kodama
Energy Efficiency consultant: Helios International
General Contractor: Ruiz Brothers Construction Co.

AE Interests: First Building in the nation to be 100% energy neutral, and also the first in the nation to receive a LEED “Gold” rating. Passive Solar Design Strategy and natural gas powered heat recovery system.

Written by Troy Thompson

January 27, 2010 at 5:48 pm

Posted in Built

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