MASONRY CASE STUDIES
Masonry to the Rescue: Laraway Elementary School
Laraway School (Joliet, Illinois) exemplifies the flexibility of masonry . . . especially considering that the facility was initially designed to be constructed of precast concrete. When the design team at Legat Architects learned that market demand for precast would slow down the construction schedule, it quickly developed an alternative solution using masonry.
Illinois First Net Zero Building
A net zero building refers to buildings with zero net energy consumption. The Coun-tryside Municipal Complex, using as much energy as it produces on-site, is the first of its kind within the State.
217-219 Green Street – Case Study in Brick
As you approach 217-219 N Green Street, the first thing you notice is the corners. The bricks — long, slender, and silver — pull and weave themselves together as they meet. The Green St. building finds tension a release, softness and strength, as the face turns the corner.
Bently-Hoffmeister House 1853 N. Burling, Chicago
Before Kathy Bentley and Mark Hoffmeister had a house, they had a brick. On a walk through Lincoln Park, Bentley spotted a brick wall and fell in love. When Bentley and Hoffmeister contracted architect Robert Sellars to build a new house, she gave him the address and sent him to look. How often does the brick supersede the house? Not often.
Wood Construction Becomes Unglued
Complications arise from building with wood. Who would have thought this could happen?
Masonry should be your preferred building material; it doesn’t require glue, it doesn’t burn, is a naturally green material, and lasts for generations! Read about what happened >
Masonry was utilized for the interior acoustic design as a single building material that could provide robust, full-frequency acoustic response. The interior of the Theater is primarily exposed, grout-filled masonry resulting in a rich, warm sound for band and choral performances.
Each of the patterns within the new masonry, exterior ornamentation, interior lighting, tile, and carpet were developed to reflect the diversity of the college’s character and as visual expressions of the influential music derived from MCC faculty and staff.
Designing a bright, colorful learning environment.
STR designed this gleaming white building to meet the 21st century needs of Tioga Elementary School students in Bensenville. The design offers an array of bright colors inside and out.
The Napleton Automotive Group completed an addition between two existing masonry buildings. The project included the remodel of an existing Show Room and Administrative Offices. The finished expansion blended in well with the existing masonry.
Why does a community attempt to renovate historic buildings?
One reason is because older community members want to preserve their history and let their legacy live on for future generations.
Hall High School in Spring Valley
Healy, Bender & Associates incorporate a variety of masonry materials in three buildings to build a new 21st Century Educational Environment. To pay tribute to the old school, several items were salvaged and used or displayed within the new high school.
The cutting-edge facility features 31 floors of living space, garden and rooftop terraces, long-term health care facilities, a multitude of restaurant-style dining, and a variety of cultural, social and recreational amenities — including a creative arts studio, salon and spa, theater, and comprehensive aquatic and fitness center.
Hezner Corporation’s Restoration of a Historic Building
“Working with older structures requires diligence and organized thinking, and breaking this project into a series of smaller projects helped us determine our approach”… Scott Hezner, Architect
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Ninety 7 Fifty On The Park
The Village of Orland Park and renowned Midwest multifamily developer Flaherty & Collins Properties are committed to excellence. Read and view drawings on the new construction done in the village while developing a new downtown area.