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, Spokane, Washington: 2010 Honor Award, American Institute of Architects (AIA) Spokane; 2009 Merit Award, City of Spokane Mayor's Urban Design Awards. This 10,000-square-foot addition to NAC|Architecture's Spokane office expands studio, administrative and support space to accommodate the firm's ongoing growth. The addition houses 35 work stations as well as a large multi-use room for office and other professional functions. It also allowed the firm's electrical and communications engineering division - NAC|Engineering, which had been temporarily located in nearby leased space as a result of the firm's growth - to be housed in the same building as NAC|Architecture again. Designed as a modern urban-infill structure, the addition plays a significant role in the continuing revitalization of downtown Spokane. While the design of the addition is a vivid departure from that of the existing building, subtle elements were employed to unite the two structures: horizontal lines, a similar pallet of colors, and complementary building materials. The colors of the addition's copper wall panels and sandstone were chosen for their similarity to the colors of the existing building's brick and cast stone. LEED Silver certified, the addition incorporates a number of sustainable design features, including daylight harvesting, solar-controlled blind systems, and a high-efficiency displacement ventilation HVAC system.
The Spokesman-Review Production Facility
, Spokane, Washington: 2004 Award of Honor, American Institute of Architects (AIA) Spokane, 2003 Robert Fraser Excellence in Masonry Design Award, Masonry Industry Promotion Group, Like its prominent client The Spokesman-Review, NAC|Architecture plays a key role in shaping Spokane and the Inland Northwest. The daily newspaper keeps communities abreast of current events while NAC|Architecture contributes to the area's architectural profile by creating memorable designs that define the region's character. The design for the renovation and expansion of the newspaper's production facility both accommodates the publication's escalating production requirements and celebrates Spokane’s rich architectural heritage. A 64,734-square-foot addition houses an increasing inventory of sophisticated print production equipment. This expansion brings the facility's total square footage to 238,052. NAC|Engineering's cabling infrastructure design ensures that the newspaper's ever-changing telecommunications and power needs are met. The facility's exterior reflects the activities taking place within – an aluminum cylinder that intersects glass planes on the building's facade symbolizes the steel cylinders used throughout the print production process. The addition's design is linked to the Spokesman-Review's landmark tower. Design detail extends to the color of the brick, which is compatible with that of the tower as well as the nearby historic Spokane Club.
The Coeur d’Alene Resort
, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho: The Coeur d'Alene Resort was designed with a residential character in order to make guests feel at home. Another goal was to capitalize on the magnificent view of Lake Coeur d'Alene. The overriding design objective was to create a classical, unique structure that harmonized with its alpine setting. Amenities of this 18-story, 340-guest-room resort include: two restaurants, two lounges, a quiet bar, two swimming pools, spas, an extensive recreation center, a 376-slip marina, 42,000 square feet of meeting and convention center space, and a 524-car parking garage.
Washington Trust Bank
, Spokane, Washington: This interior renovation revitalized 33,000 square feet of lobby, office, and branch bank space on the ground floor of the Washington Trust Bank Building. The design carefully balances a sophisticated use of traditional stone and hardwood paneling with contemporary glass and metal detailing and forms while maintaining the functional and organizational needs of the bank. The result is a richly engaging experience where visitors, patrons and employees alike are warmly welcomed by the spacious lobby, then gently directed to their respective destinations. The lobby also functions as the gateway to the office floors of the tower and as an impromptu business lounge, supported by two media walls boasting an assortment of ATMs, TV news monitors, stock tickertapes, and marketing displays. Domini's, one of Spokane's favorite sandwich shops, was integrated into the remodel with expanded seating and improved access. A raised floor system provides infinite electrical-capacity flexibility to accommodate changing computer and desk arrangements. Interior design by Design Source.
Red Lion Hotel on Fifth Avenue
, Seattle, Washington: A vacated 20-story office building in the core of the Seattle business and theater district was converted to the Red Lion Hotel on Fifth Avenue. The project encompassed 300 guest rooms in the converted office tower, including suites with views of Elliott Bay, the Olympic Mountains, and the Seattle metropolitan area. The main entry court features a cascading waterfall to the lower restaurant level, and a fifth-floor terrace adjoins the guest services lounge area. Convention facilities and adjacent retail development complete the complex.
Washington Trust Bank Operations Center
, Spokane, Washington: This 41,000-square-foot self-contained data center houses computer operations that support a range of functions, including banking transactions, credit card purchase processing, statement preparation, and training. The building's basic organization comprises two vertical cores – with an open floor plate between them – and a vertical cylinder that serves as a hinge between the cores' horizontal street facades. One of the cores contains conference rooms, an elevator and stairs; the other core houses tape vaults, restrooms, stairs and wiring shafts. Administration and training, all mechanical equipment, and a secure garage are located on the ground floor. The garage provides a secure entry for branch bank transaction deliveries. The second floor houses data entry stations while the third floor includes computer rooms and a staff lounge. A contemporary brick exterior – enhanced by cast-stone lintels, horizontal bands and accent shapes – complements the architecture of the surrounding neighborhood, which is dominated by older brick commercial and residential buildings. The brick facade also establishes a sense of security and privacy. Built primarily of glass block, the vertical cylinder houses the main stairway. The translucent quality of the glass makes the secure passageway bright and inviting, encouraging use of the stairway instead of the elevator. A raised floor system on the second and third floors facilitates infrastructure upgrades necessary to accommodate future technology.
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