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Chesapeake Building One / Elliott + Associates Architects

  • 01:00 - 8 April, 2014
Chesapeake Building One / Elliott + Associates Architects
Chesapeake Building One  / Elliott + Associates Architects, © Scott McDonald - Hedrich Blessing
© Scott McDonald - Hedrich Blessing

© Scott McDonald - Hedrich Blessing © Scott McDonald - Hedrich Blessing © Scott McDonald - Hedrich Blessing © Scott McDonald - Hedrich Blessing + 25

  • General Contractor

    Smith & Pickel Construction, Inc.
  • Civil Engineer

    Johnson & Associates
  • Structural Engineer

    Mark Eudaley Engineers
  • MEP

    Determan Scheirman Engineering, Inc.
  • Landscape Designer

    Total Environment Nursery, Inc.
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© Scott McDonald - Hedrich Blessing
© Scott McDonald - Hedrich Blessing

Campus Context:

Section
Section

  As the Chesapeake Campus has developed, we created the concept of jewels.  These are unique works of architecture that complement the red brick buildings and add energy to the campus plan.

© Scott McDonald - Hedrich Blessing
© Scott McDonald - Hedrich Blessing

All the buildings find inspiration from beautiful scale and proportion.   

© Scott McDonald - Hedrich Blessing
© Scott McDonald - Hedrich Blessing

They fit together and the spaces between buildings are as important as the structures themselves.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

The bay windows that act as lanterns of energy.

Architectural Concept for Chesapeake Building One:

© Scott McDonald - Hedrich Blessing
© Scott McDonald - Hedrich Blessing

  1. A 21st century solution…
  2. Beautiful scale and proportion.
  3. The lantern is a rooftop edge.
  4. The open perimeter atrium also allows light into the lower level.
  5. The question is “How can you make natural gas visible?”
  6. My goal is to create a sense that you are surrounded by CH4 in an almost vaporous condition…
  7. Imagine living with the molecule…
  8. MCF (million cubic feet) as in a measure of natural gas volume.
  9. The building form emerges from the earth below the surface.  This detail represents the idea of exploration.
  10. The exposed stone wall in atrium reinforces the connection to geology.


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