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architecture at Yale, 1993

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sketch of the Yale campus from inside the Art and Architecture building cafe by Mark Gerwing

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Bryant Webster Elementary School, Denver

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On the heels of a post about the amazing masonry of the Mullen Building, designed by Temple Hoyne Buell in 1933, I discovered an even more spectacular brick building that takes masonry construction and design to places I have never quite seen before.  The Bryant Webster Elementary School in Denver’s North Highlands neighborhood was designed […]

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architect’s pet peeves no. 17 – fake quoins

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“Quoins” are the exposed stone pieces that you sometimes see stacking up only on the corner of a building. They sometimes look like a zipper applied to the corner edges of a structure.  And their use today is odd and usually fake and is trying to allude to traditional masonry construction and presumably the sense […]

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Mullen building

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One of Denver’s sort of hidden architectural gems is the Mullen Building, part of the Saint Joseph hospital complex. Built in 1933, the Mullen Building was designed as a nursing school and dormitory by Denver architect Temple Hoyne Buell.  Buell was from Chicago and like so many Coloradans, came out West for the treatment of […]

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Westminster University building

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On the east side of US36 that runs between Boulder and Denver, is a large, hulking building that you can just see above the suburban sprawl of car lots and muffler shops.  This massive stone building is currently a Christian school but in its early life it was home to a Presbyterian college called Westminster […]

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South Boulder renovation and addition

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Construction is well under way on a complete renovation and second story addition to a simple South Boulder ranch house. The original house is a simple, 1,200 sf, single-story rectangular box with a simple, single gabled roof.   This is fairly typical for not only South Boulder, but a vast majority of developer-driven builder homes […]

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