South Mountain Community Library / Richärd+Bauer

© Bill Timmerman

Architect: Richärd+Bauer
Location: , Arizona
Client: Maricopa County Community Colleges District, City of Phoenix
Size: 54,600 sf
Cost: 16.3M
Completion Date: August 2011
Photography: Bill Timmerman, Mark Boisclair Photography

Desert Broom Library / richärd+bauer

© Bill Timmerman

Borrowing from the symbiotic relationship of a young saguaro cacti and its nurse tree along the arroyos edge, the expansive roof of this branch library creates a shaded microclimate, providing filtered daylight, shelter and a nurturing environment for intellectual growth. This project’s strength is in the integration of the exterior with the interior of the building.

Architect: richärd+bauer
Location: Phoenix, ,
Project Team: James E. Richard (AIA Designer & Principal-in-Charge), Kelly Bauer (FIIDA Project Manager + Interior Design), Steve Kennedy (AIA, NCARB Project Architect & CA), Erik Koss (RA Project Architect), Stacey Kranz (IIDA, FF+E Speicifications + CA)
MEP Engineer: Energy Systems Design
Civil and Structural Engineer: KPFF, Inc.
Landscape Architect: E-Group
Contractor: Linthicum
Project Area: 15,378 sqf
Photographs: Bill Timmerman, Timmerman Photography, Inc.

Meinel Optical Sciences Building / richärd+bauer

© Bill Timmerman

This project houses state of the art optical research labs, faculty offices, auditoria, conferencing and interaction spaces for this preeminent university research institution whose mission is “The science and application of light”. Occupying a prominent site on the University mall, it is the first of a series of clusters that will replace the existing buildings over time.

Architect: richärd+bauer
Location: University of , Tucson, , USA
Project Team: James Richärd (AIA, architectural designer), Kelly Bauer (FIIDA project manager + interior design), Stephen Kennedy (AIA, NCARB, project architect + CA), Erik Koss (RA, project architect), Andrew Timberg (RA, LEED AP, staff architect + CA)
Lab Consultant: Earl Walls, Inc.
Engineer: ARUP
Civil Engineer: KPFF Consulting Engineers
Landscape Architect: Sage Landscape Architecture and Environmental
Contractor: Lloyd Construction Company, Inc.
Project Area: 47,000 sqf
Project Year: 2006
Photographs: Bill Timmerman, Timmerman Photography, Inc.

Arabian Library / richärd+bauer

© Bill Timmerman

The building is a remembrance of the desert slot canyons of northern and monument valley, capturing the powerful and unique experience between the compressive stone walls and the ultimate release to the sky above. Ever-patient threads of water, sculpting and polishing the massive walls, cut these natural sandstone canyons over millennia. Harder stone and slow water sharply defines vertical slivers while softer stone gives way to wider crevasse.

Architect: richärd+bauer
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
Project Team: James E. Richard (AIA Designer & Principal in Charge), Kelly Bauer (FIIDA Project Manager + Interior Design), Steve Kennedy (AIA, NCARB Project Architect & CA), Ben Perrone (Project Architect), Stacey Crumbaker (Interior Design)
Mechanical and Plumbing Engineer: Kunka Engineering
Electrical Engineer: OMB Electrical Engineers
Structural Engineer: Caruso Turley Scott, Inc.
Civil Engineer: PKLAND Engineering
Landscape Architect: EGroup
Artist: Norie Sato
Contractor: Redden Construction
Project Area: 20,875 sqf
Project Year: 2007
Photographs: Bill Timmerman, Timmerman Photography, Inc., Mark Boisclair, Mark Boisclair Photography, Inc.

Sunrise Mountain Library / richärd+bauer

© Bill Timmerman

The new Sunrise Mountain Library is a replacement for a joint use, public library in a high school that had been in existence for over ten years. The look and feel was institutional, public parking non-existent and the hours insufficient. The community had been very patient and because of this deserved the very best. The City of wanted a building that surpassed community needs, had a wow-factor in design and at the same time was practical and flexible. The Sunrise Mountain Library is a modern full-service regional library with a 100,000-piece collection. The facility utilizes RFID and self-service technology. Library includes adult, teen and youth reading spaces, common areas and multi-use facilities. This community gathering place is warm, inviting and practical. Inspired by the waves off the nearby Lake Pleasant, the nautical theme is reflected throughout the space with whimsical and functional elements. Materials were carefully chosen for its form, flexibility and functionality.

Architect: richärd+bauer
Location: Peoria, Arizona,
Project Team: James E. Richard (AIA Designer & Principal-in-Charge), Kelly Bauer (FIIDA Project Manager + Design), Stephen Kennedy (AIA, NCARB Project Architect & CA), Ben Perrone (AIA, LEED AP, Project Architect), Andrew Timberg (RA, LEED AP, Senior Staff Architect), Yukiko Corella (Interior Design)
Mechanical and Plumbing Engineer: Kunka Engineering
Electrical Engineer: OMB, Inc.
Structural Engineer: Schneider Structural Engineering
Civil Engineer: PK Kland Consulting Civil Engineers
Landscape Architect: C.F. Shuler
Contractor: Haydon Building Corp
Project Area: 22,000 sqf
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Bill Timmerman, Timmerman Photography, Inc.