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Harding Partners is a 10 person architectural firm located in Burnham and Root's 1901 Santa Fe Building in Chicago. Our work has received over 35 design excellence awards. We have invested heavily in developing our expertise in Sustainable Design. Our clients include religious and not-for-profit organizations, government agencies, and private homeowners which are prime candidates for Sustainable Design. Our restoration of FLW's 1901 Davenport House will be the first LEED Certified Restoration of a Frank Lloyd Wright Building.
New Faith Baptist Church International is a new 2,400 seat sanctuary in Matteson, Illinois, a south suburb of Chicago. The project has a construction budget of $27 million. The sanctuary uses state of the audio video technology and is fully equipped for the client's television ministry. The east and northeast facing window wall of the lobby is protected from solar gain by an exterior sunshade that modulates in response to the solar orientation.
Exterior View from the Northeast
The next project is a LEED's Certified Project for the Salvation Army Officer Cadet College here in Chicago. It has two components, Renovation and Addition to the 1969 Mumford Hall, and a new Central Mechanical Plant for the Campus. On the second floor of Mumford Hall existing dormitory rooms were converted into apartments for the students, some of whom are married. The dining hall on the first floor was expanded and reconfigured. Sustainable materials and finishes are used throughout. For the second component we designed a central mechanical plant that will have an energy savings payback of 6.24 years. We also saved the client $1 million on the construction cost of the central plant over what a previous engineering firm recommended. Sustainable design is not only great for our small, precious planet. It also saves the client money.
View of Mumford Hall from the Campus Quadrangle
I would like to know how much they spend annually on charity...I bet it's a pittance.
If they don't spend at least as much on charitable efforts as they spend on themselves, then they should not be tax-exempt
And I am not anti-religious...my parents were missionaries in Africa as was I when I got out of college.
Nice designs Paul.
Learning. The best way to learn to use the 3D capabilities of Architectural Desktop is to take classes offered professional service providers, as opposed to academic institutions, or by book. The advantage of this approach is that there multiple ways to do most tasks. In a class they explore those multiple approaches along with their relative advantages and disadvantages. Each person has the tools to select the right approach based upon the challenge at hand and one's preference. Learning the full potential of Architectural Desktop is not possible by using a book. 3D Max can be learned using the tutorials in the program and through experience. Photoshop as applied to renderings can be best learned through a 4 to 8 hour professional course.
Time. The exterior view of New Faith Baptist Church was rendered in 1 1/2 weeks after 3D model was built. This was accomplished by superb architect with me working with him 30 minutes a day to get what we are looking for.
I suppose that a functional difference between this and a typical studio apartment or SRO unit (?) might be the lack of doors between "public" and "private" spaces ? Was this an innovation, or a client requirement ?
I like the plan, and its appearance in the rendering, a lot. Thanks for the peek.
Thank you. The second floor has typical small dormitory rooms. The second floor will be gutted completely. Two dorm rooms will be converted into a one one-bedroom apartment.SDR wrote:So, the apartment plan of the S A Officer Cadet College is a reworking of existing space, Paul ? I think that's a really pleasant space arrangement. SDR
It was my idea as a means to give a modest size one bedroom apartment a more spacious feel. in addition by not running the partition into the window mullion at the outside wall, the daylight could be shared more effectively. It also saved the client the cost of the door, frame, and hardware for a door that would be rarely if ever closed.SDR wrote:I suppose that a functional difference between this and a typical studio apartment or SRO unit (?) might be the lack of doors between "public" and "private" spaces ? Was this an innovation, or a client requirement ? SDR
Great ideas -- nice application of continuing rooms around the corner and borrowing light from ajoining spaces. This is much nider than a standard college apartment. Nice furniture choices in your renderings, as well. Any chance the clients will budget for, or follow, your suggestions?pharding wrote: It was my idea as a means to give a modest size one bedroom apartment a more spacious feel. in addition by not running the partition into the window mullion at the outside wall, the daylight could be shared more effectively. It also saved the client the cost of the door, frame, and hardware for a door that would be rarely if ever closed.