The Brendan Iribe Center, on the campus of the University of Maryland, is a 215,600 square-foot, six-story instructional and research facility with complex, specialized labs that support augmented reality and artificial intelligence, robotics, programming and is also the home of the 300-person Antonov Auditorium.
The building encompasses an image of technological advancement while preserving it’s neo-Georgian heritage on campus with its unique use of brick and bonds patterns.
On the interior wall of the Computer Science and Engineer Center, the brick is conducted in such a divine way that it appears as if it’s moving. The pattern signifies movement and information flow, leading it to achieve forward-thinking and technological innovation.
The material selection of two popular Glen-Gery molded brick colors, Georgian and 53-DD, worked perfectly for the Computer Science and Engineering building to blend in a while standing out on campus. The Brendan Iribe Centers is an excellent exhibit of preserving tradition and history while finding creative ways to be innovative and popular to spectators.
Ten at Clarendon is a five-story, 143-unit luxury apartment community offering one, two, three, and four-bedroom units in the highly-coveted Arlington County neighborhood. The design of the project aimed to create a seamless transition, both in scale and use, between the small-scale residential neighborhood to the south and the dense, high-rise neighborhood to the north.
Stretching longer than a football field, the main façade of Ten at Clarendon incorporates vertical glass bays and metal fins to break down the apparent length of the overall building on this unique site. Glen-Gery brick was selected to wrap the building’s lower two floors. Smoky Quartz Ironspot, a cream brick with dark ironspots, provides the scale and durable clay-based material as the building ‘grows from the earth.’ The brick colors of Benson (deep brown) and Black Pearl (black) used as banding, wrap the base of the building, while four-story sections of a blend of Rome Grey and Golden Dawn (both cream tone brick) bays the façade composition and relates directly to the brick of the adjacent urban context.
Glen-Gery brick is a sustainable, durable, and low-maintenance material, making it perfect for inclusion in this LEED for Homes Platinum-rated building. The base condition is consistently durable by bringing Glen-Gery brick down to the grade around the entire structure: a stray snow shovel or car door won’t cause damage. At the commercial level specifications, the thin brick veneer wall allowed them to easily meet the building code mandated with insulating the wall cavities without complicating the weather sealing of the exterior wall system.
Clark Builders Group
Capital Brick & Tile
The 881 Lexington Avenue building is located in Stuyvesant Heights, Brooklyn. The building was designed with a modern facade featuring Glen-Gery’s Roman Maximus size brick in the color “Columbia”, expansive windows and a metal enclosure panel system.
A stand out feature of the 881 Lexington Ave building is the Roman Maximus size brick and the Sicilian bond pattern (also known as Random Bond) as it was laid. Roman Maximus brick was chosen for its horizontality proportions and varied length (4”, 6”, 8”, 16”, 18” and 20”) that break up a typical brick pattern. The vertical pattern adds to the modern feel.
This multi-use building consists of commercial spaces on the first floor and residential spaces from floors two through six. The building has a height of 70 feet above grade and was designed with a concrete frame. The building includes many amenities including several exercise facilities, gated access, a rooftop terrace and high end appliances in each unit.
Issac & Stern Architects
Glenwood Mason Supply
Pro H Designs
Flint Hills Residence makes a bold statement on the Avenue in Chicago, Illinois. The home was designed to add a sleek, modern mid-century style design among a traditional Chicago-neighborhood. Glen-Gery’s Roman Maximus size brick was the perfect fit to achieve this objective.
This two-story home features a single large off-set window on the second floor which adds to the minimalistic design and clean lines. The innovative-look of the structure of the home adds an intriguing curbside appeal to the neighborhood and will blend well with future homes within the community. The homeowners stated, “there was no other sustainable, natural material that could protect our family and create this beautiful look.”
This home sure stands out on the block and has already begun influencing future neighbors to select a similar home-style and long-linear brick like the Roman Maximus size offers. The brown to beige/cream color scheme of Flint Hills is timeless, and suits the neighboring properties and environment perfectly.
Illinois Brick Company, a brand of Brickworks
Elmhurst Memorial Hospital’s massive 866,000-square-foot medical building sits on a 50-acre campus, located in Illinois. The medical facility has been recognized as one of the most beautiful hospitals in the United States for five consecutive years and has won numerous awards. The buildings on campus date back to 1920’s, using traditional red molded brick. When the time came for expansion over the years, the task of matching new brick to the original building was no challenge for the Illinois Brick Company team, now a part of Brickworks. Brick manufacturer, Glen-Gery, is known for its renowned molded brick manufacturing which provides a vintage appearance and hand craftsmanship and was a perfect style to match the historic building.
The collaboration between the architect, distributor and mason throughout all phases of the design and build of this project were seamless. As a result, Elmhurst Memorial Hospital has transformed its campus into a state-of-the-art facility while preserving historical integrity and charm with beautiful red brick, a Glen-Gery Shenandoah molded. More than one and a half million brick were used on this campus to create an inviting, home-like appeal to incoming patients. The atmosphere of the entire campus cultivates healing of the mind, body and spirit.
There are several key unique features of this building, including the unmistakable red molded brick mixed with precast concrete and the beautiful, full-length windows, both of which showcase the building beyond the typical medical facility design.
Albert Kahn Associates, Inc.
Pratt Design Studio
J&E Duff, Inc.
A-One Group, Ltd.
Cachey Masonry, Inc.
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