This was a seven thousand square foot spec-building. Its construction was intended to provide office space for unspecified service providers for the medical offices around the 6000 block of N. La Cholla.
The programming ensured there would be a large office for the owner which was to be positioned close to a rear exit. An office for the facilitys manager was to be the second largest and placed by the owner. Seven standard offices for lower level employees, a conference room, copy, server & storage rooms, four bathrooms & a break room also needed to be included. The second floor has a large area for creative use outside of the employee break room.
The window size was reduced on the Southwest exposure to try to give daylighting but reduce thermal gain.
Since I enjoy the look of CMU construction I decided to use split faced CMU block for the exterior walls. To match the durability & longevity of CMU I wanted a standing seem metal roof as well. If this building were to be actually constructed I envision a charcoal colored block with copper colored roof and glazing for an attractive color contrast.
I have an Associates of Applied Science in Computer Aided Drafting, Construction Concentration, from Pima Community College.
I greatly enjoy 3d modeling & look forward to being involved in construction projects; regardless of type.
In the past I have created residential plans for a local general contractor that built custom homes. Although I like residential modeling I want to model more commercial construction projects because of the greater level of detail & complexity required.