Delta Dental / OPN Architects

© Wayne , Main Street Studio

Architect: OPN Architects
Location: Johnston, Iowa
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Wayne Johnson, Main Street Studio 

Delta Dental is a national non-profit dental insurance provider with 39 independent member companies devoted to preventative care for oral health and hygiene.  With the hopes of creating an economic branding and highly visible promotional device, Delta employed the architectural services of to develop their corporate headquarters along a major interstate.

Srygley Office Building / Marlon Blackwell Architect

© Tim Hursley

Situated on a 3/4-acre lot in a small office park and housing a small privately owned financial lending company, the structure is sited in opposition to the prevailing orientation of other offices with their front façade to the street. This is a building made of tough materials on its exterior, but gives way to a more refined and enriched interior. Stretching north to south the building’s concrete block base is inflected at the center of its east elevation to provide a ‘slipped entry’, an extended void, for people to slide between an angled sandblasted concrete block wall and a metal clad shell – an industrial exoskeleton – that acts as both wall and roof.

Architects: Marlon Blackwell Architect
Location: Johnson, , USA
Project Team: Marlon Blackwell, Gail Shepherd (project architect), Meryati Johari, Julie Chambers, Chris Baribeau, Matthew Griffith
Interiors: , Tom Chandler and Associates
Structural Engineer: Butch Green
Mechanical Engineer: Tim Geary and Associates
Contractors: EWI Constructors, Inc.
Owner: Bob Srygley
Project Area: 4,125 sqf
Photographs: Tim Hursley

Blessings Golf Clubhouse and Guardhouse / Marlon Blackwell Architect

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Located within the Ozark Mountains the Blessings Golf Clubhouse and Guardhouse is a stand-alone structure set at the base of the hill, with a footprint minimally contacting the land. Acting as a type of covered bridge from the north-facing mountain ridge into the Osage Indian archaeological preservation zone the building creates an entry portal that operates as a breezeway framing the eighteenth green. Conceived as an animate form, the building receives the visitor beneath its cool and shaded underbelly, not unlike the clefts and caves found in the nearby hills.

More photographs and drawings of the Blessing Gold Clubhouse and Guardhouse following the break.

Architects: Marlon Blackwell Architect
Location: , Arkansas, USA
Principal in Charge: Marlon Blackwell
Project Architect: Gail Shepherd
Project Team: Meryati Johari-Blackwell, Chris M. Baribeau, Scott A. Scales, Tony Patterson, Matthew Griffith, Chuck Rotolo, Herb Crumpton, Jose Ribera, Julie Chambers
Landscape Architect: Ed Blake, The Landscape Studio
Interiors: Meredith Boswell
Engineers Structural: Tatum-Smith Engineers
MEP: HSA Engineering Consulting Services, Inc.
Lighting Design: John Rogers
Civil: CEI
General Contractor: May Construction (David Swain, Johnny Brewer)
Project Area: 21,700 sqf (Clubhouse), 6,500 sqf (Cartbarn), 192 sqf (Guardhouse)
Project Year: 2005
Photographer: Tim Hursley