Originally designed by Wilson B. Parker and dedicated in 1915, Shoals Public Library is about to get a 21st Century upgrade. This is my eighth Carnegie Library project. Always a challenge to preserve history and prepare for the future at the same time. Public libraries have never been more important, especially to rural communities. The community will seek Federal public facilities grant funding for this project. Consulting engineers include BCCLT, Wilkie Structural Engineering, and Elements Engineering.
Never be afraid to ask a question in a library. I asked library director Sylvia Albaugh and she produced a folder with original plans and all correspondence with the architect during design! More on that later . . . This is an architectural gem and a community treasure.
Ridgeline Veterinary Services
Business is booming in spite of the pandemic and Dr. Minnemeyer is expanding to a new clinic in Spencer on a lot between commercial and residential development. He wanted a professional building that would blend with the residential context. Book your appointments!
Ridgeline Veterinary Clinic floorplan section.
Ridgeline Veterinary Services will be fully-equiped with three exam rooms, a lab/pharmacy, treatment room, radiology, surgery and support services. The treatment area is daylit by a tall monitor. I like to work in 3D and then generate the 2D construction drawings from the model. This makes it easy for the client to visualize the design and speeds up the design development and construction documents phases. Consultants include Heinz Associates for mechanical, electrical and plumbing; and Larson Enginering for structural.
Zero energy farmhouse near Seymour.
This zero-energy farmhouse near Seymour is just about finished. The large country kitchen is daylit by a dormer. Solid wood cabinets by Green City Cabinets. Construction by Skaggs Construction. The beam dates back over a century to a barn that once stood on the family farm. A vertical-bore geothermal system and efficient building envelope will help this home save thousands of dollars per year. Watch for more images to follow.
Greencastle Zero Energy Modern
Front view of a concept rendering for a Greencastle contractor's own zero-energy modern home. Aiming for construction in Fall.