Qualified Remodeler Magazine

OCT 2018

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QualifiedRemodeler.com QR October 2018 41 the design phase, we looked at several types of stairs in which a landing was considered. In the end, a curved helical stairway was designed. e stairway curve was the critical element during construction, as the alignment of the stair to windows and lighting needed to be correct. e upper handrail in the initial concept phase was to include glass panels. Once we got going, the glass seemed too sterile for the space, so we decided to use metal panels with random holes cut in them. Care had to be taken so that no openings would allow a 4-inch sphere to •t through to meet local code. e curved railing winding down the circular stairs was custom bent and welded onsite. To further accentuate the circular stairway, a dramatic Bocci light was installed in the center, which suspended 26 glass spheres cascading 15 feet. A special ceiling ped- estal was designed so the €at canopy could be installed seamlessly to the vaulted ceiling. Upward lighting was installed on the ledge above the bathroom to highlight art displayed on the ledge. Dimmable recessed lights pro- vide dramatic overall lighting for the space. Additional lighting includes stairway nightlights, lighted closet rod and wall-mount monorail art lights. Another challenge was HVAC in the new vaulted space. We designed a linier di‡user vent—often seen in JANETTE HRUBAN, AIA, received her Bachelor of Architecture from Kansas State University. After graduation, Hruban üŅĬĬŅƵåÚĘåųĘƚŸÆ±ĺÚ±ųŅƚĺÚƋĘåƵŅųĬÚÚƚųĜĺčĘĜŸƗŏƼå±ųŸĜĺ the U.S. Army. She was fortunate to pursue her architecture career in Germany, Japan and many U.S. states. Hruban has been with Hanson Carlen Architecture and Construction in ŞŅĩ±ĺåرŸĘĜĺčƋŅĺØüŅųăƼå±ųŸţ RYAN RUFFCORN, AIA, has been part of the Hanson Carlen Ƌå±ĵüŅųŏljěŞĬƚŸƼå±ųŸØŞųŅƴĜÚĜĺčÏųå±ƋĜƴåÚåŸĜčĺŸŅĬƚƋĜŅĺŸƋŅ many of the company's most challenging and notable projects. ƚüüÏŅųĺĜŸ±ųåčĜŸƋåųåÚ±ųÏĘĜƋåÏƋ±ĺÚʱŸŅƴåųƗljƼå±ųŸŅü experience in the programming, design and construction of residential projects. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects and received his Bachelor of Architecture from Washington State University. commercial applications—and built it into a wall so‰t. is achieved clean lines reaching up the hall wall. Once design was complete, the logistics of building the new roof structure onto an existing •nished home in which the owners were living was another challenge. Much of the new roof structure was built while leaving the existing ranch house trusses in place to keep the home dry. e project was very labor-intensive but gratifying for both the architectural and craftsmen of our company. | Customized business insurance for more peace of mind As a small business owner, you know fi rsthand that each day can bring its challenges. With over 30 coverage options for customized insurance, we can build a policy that's tailored for your business—from a full line of Commercial Auto insurance to General Liability, Workers' Compensation, Business Owners policies, and more. Because when your unique business needs are covered, you can focus on what matters most—running your business. Progressive Casualty Ins. Co. & affi liates. Business and Workers' Compensation coverage provided and serviced by affi liated and third-party insurers. ProgressiveCommercial.com P R O T E C T E D I N T H E F A C E O F T H E U N E X P E C T E D For more info circle 66

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