Thursday, April 23, 2009

still working with the architect

wishing machine is still working with the architect to produce a set of final drawings to provide to the city for approval. Everything is close to being polished off besides a few minor details. We already have a tenant, which is a huge relief. We had to do a bit of switcheroo to the drawings to accomodate the proposed business. Hopefully construction will begin by mid may.

Friday, April 3, 2009

southeast elevation

Here is a preliminary elevation drawing. We have a few small changes to make, though this should be the general look of the building upon completion. We haven't really even decided what materials to use on the exterior but it will most likely be a mixture of stone, eifs, aluminum, and the existing brick on the north and west sides of the building.

demo done, architects begin

All of the demo work is as far as it can go until we get our plans approved by the city. Horn Architecture has taken field measurements and are currently working on getting some elevation drawings ready for our approval which we will turn into the city for their stamp of approval. All of the wood removed from the building ended up going to habitat for humanity and the metal was picked up by a local recycler. We found some old light fixtures that we are going to rework and reuse as pendant lighting.