Maricopa County Downtown Court Tower

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The justice system is about the resolution of opposites: defense & prosecution, justice & injustice, power & weakness.  What is interesting is not a balance between the two, but each side’s reliance on the other to define itself.   The new … Continue reading

Rice University Martel College

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Residential colleges are central to students’ social and academic experiences at Rice University.  Martel was designed as a new addition to the college system, introducing 232 new rooms to a campus where students prefer to live on-campus and participate in … Continue reading

ASU Packard Street Garage

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Southwest Contractor Best Concrete Project of 2004 Arizona State University Packard Street Garage is a cast-in-place concrete structure encased in a galvanized steel frame and stainless steel mesh, located near ASU’s athletic facilities. Americans love their cars.  Movies such as Grease celebrate … Continue reading

Rice University Brown & Jones Colleges

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The expansion of Rice University’s two existing residential colleges, Brown and Jones,  was inspired by Ralph Adam Cram and Bertram Goodhue’s 1913 axially designed main campus and the extensive patterning of limestone and brickwork found throughout campus. The university required … Continue reading

City of Prescott Garage on Granite

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The City of Prescott Garage on Granite is a pre-cast concrete structure with masonry, brick and sandstone. The new garage is located behind historic Whiskey Row and Town Square.  Much like the City of Prescott, the project site had a … Continue reading

425 5TH AVE

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The 425 5th Avenue tower was a trendsetter in the heart of Manhattan’s Murray Hill. The first to break the skyline in this neighborhood, other towers quickly followed. The slender mixed-use commercial and residential tower finds inspiration in accentuating its … Continue reading

ERAU ROTC Classroom Building

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The Embry Riddle Aeronautical University ROTC Classroom Building is a single-story classroom and office building for the Air Force and Army ROTC programs. ROTC comprises approximately 20% of the ERAU student population – a significantly higher percentage than most universities. … Continue reading