A retail project for a local business lost to fire. The proposed building fills a critical gap in the commercial streetscape of West Mount Vernon. A broad steel awning creates pedestrian shelter at a busy intersection. The inset niche creates a transition space, emphasized with wood siding. An outdoor sales area is enclosed with alternating wood and fabricated steel panels that open to the sidewalk.
A fun opportunity to revitalize a distinct modern home. Much of this house was updated to suit the lifestyle of the new owners. Alterations were made to improve connectivity between social areas. The kitchen and master suite were enlarged without adding to the footprint of the house. Finishes were updated throughout to sensitively enhance the "white on white" minimalism of the original.
This modest single story home was begging for a remodel. It was compartmentalized, drafty, and drab. One of the owners could nearly touch his head to the ceiling. They desired an open floor plan, extensive energy upgrades for the envelope and mechanical systems, and above all daylight and comfort.
This Craftsman home had previously been altered to create self-contained apartments on each floor. The upper story was redesigned to incorporate extensive energy conserving envelope and mechanical improvements. A new bathroom and office were introduced. A loft over the stair, considered cabinetry, vaulted ceilings and new finishes reclaimed the poorly configured circulation areas.
The McLean Road residence was designed for a small urban lot in a flood plain. The site was framed by mature trees and had never been developed. Room for a large garden and a metalworking studio at grade combined with the need to elevate the home above potential flood waters generated a very vertical building with a small footprint. The structure was designed largely around salvaged material. A robust structural steel frame at grade supports two stories of conventional wood framing. Large south-facing glazing floods this project with light and passive solar gain. A hydronic radiant heating system is integrated into the structural concrete pan deck. The canopies of the adjacent trees proved a privacy screen and a sense of enclosure for the elevated living areas.
3 Oms Yoga
Project Location: Bellingham, WA
Principal in charge: Adair Orr
An old second story office space was converted to a bright and inviting new home for this established yoga studio.
Armadillo DL designed bicycle parking pavilions for three public schools as part of the Safe Routes to Schools program. The projects are integral with street and sidewalk improvements as well as educational programs and are intended to encourage bicycle commuting. The project called for durable steel structures at three distinct sites that varied from open lawn to an existing concrete block parking plinth.
Project Location: Mount Vernon, WA
Principal in Charge: Adair Orr, [bundle]
This Tenant Improvement helped a local church relocate to a commercial storefront space. The project involved envelope improvements, exiting and fire code evaluation, and conditional use review. A two-story interior office buildout framed a new entry to an existing sanctuary.
Project Location: Mount Vernon, WA
Principal in Charge: Adair Orr
A pedestrian bridge across the Skagit River has been a pet project for some time. This design is a vehicle for promoting a pedestrian link between the West Side of Mount Vernon and its historic downtown.