Monthly Archives: October 2014

Modern Design Takes Shape in an Unexpected Place: The New Nantucket

Exterior View of the Cosgrove ResidencePerspectus principal Alan Ambuske, AIA was one of the invited participants featured in a special exhibition in July 2014 called The New Nantucket hosted at Audrey Sterk Design in Nantucket, Massachusetts.

Alan’s featured project, the Cosgrove Residence, is a private residence on the island designed by his former firm, HFP/Ambuske Architects, Inc., as Architect of Record, together with Bill Blunden, FAIA, as Design Architect and London-based Constanze Von Unruh as Interior Designer. Other featured participants represented architectural firms based in Massachusetts, New York and Washington, D.C.

Bill Blunden, Alan Ambuske and Constanze Von Unruh  enjoy the exhibition's opening event.

Bill Blunden, Alan Ambuske and Constanze Von Unruh enjoy the exhibition’s opening event.

Leading architecture critic Paul Goldberger, Contributing Editor of Vanity Fair, delivered introductory remarks followed by a panel discussion.

Alan Ambuske and Dr. Toby Cosgrove listen to Paul Goldberger's remarks.

Alan Ambuske and Dr. Delos “Toby” Cosgrove listen to Paul Goldberger’s remarks.

This comprehensive exhibition, curated by Andrew Kotchen and Matthew Berman of workshop/apd, celebrated modern design and the island’s culture as an unexpected setting for modernist form. Sponsored by N Magazine and Waterworks, the exhibition served as a springboard for meaningful dialog and discussion about innovative design on the island.New_Nantucket (195 of 118)

OSU breaks ground for Veterinary Medical Center Enhancement and Expansion

Vet Med groundbreaking 9-5-14On September 5, Perspectus took part in the official groundbreaking ceremony for the expansion of The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center. The firm was represented by Managing Principal Larry Fischer, AIA, ACHA and Scott Sturm, Associate AIA, LEED AP. Mike Lipowski, AIA, LEED AP serves as Project Manager.

The formal program included remarks from officials including The Ohio State University President Michael V. Drake and Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine Dean Lonnie King.

Perspectus is Architect of Record for the Enhancement and Expansion of the Veterinary Medical Center, working in partnership with Smith-Miller + Hawkinson Architects as Design Architect.
DSC_1704Construction began in August 2014 for Phase One which includes a newly-renovated Intensive Care Unit for the Hospital for Companion Animals and a free-standing addition to the existing hospital building that will incorporate faculty and staff offices, as well as conference spaces for meetings and teaching.

Dr. Rustin Moore, the Bud and Marilyn Jenne Chair of equine medicine, associate executive dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, and executive director of the VMC, said, “We look forward to having a facility that reflects the excellence of our clinical and academic programs, and the expert compassionate care that we provide to our patients and clients.”

The project calls for construction and renovation of a total of 45,000 square feet of space at the hospital and will include new state-of-the-art clinical, surgery and teaching spaces; improvements to patient rooms, animal holding and admission and discharge areas.

CD-C1-Final-LQSupporting long-term goals identified in the framework plan, this project involves the adaptive reuse of a 1960s building. By adding a new entrance, the improvements will refigure and strengthen the connection to the campus directly around the building and as a whole. This will go far to the overall development of the College of Veterinary Medicine’s campus by setting up new relationships to the adjacent quad spaces and new interior public spaces.

The Medical Center continues to raise money for future phases of the project, which are vitally important to patient care, teaching and clinical discovery missions.

Amie Rini, AIA and Erin Vollmer, IIDA, NCIDQ enhance Perspectus’ interior architecture studio

Perspectus Architecture has appointed Amie B. Rini, AIA as Senior Project Director and Erin E. Vollmer, IIDA, NCIDQ as Interior Designer.

“We’re thrilled that Amie and Erin have brought their talents to Perspectus,” said managing principal Larry Fischer, AIA, ACHA. “This team has successfully worked together on a wide range of prior projects, bringing a high quality of work and client service, and they enhance and expand our firm’s architectural and interior design services.”

Erin Vollmer and Amie Rini

Erin Vollmer and Amie Rini

Amie Rini, AIA is a seasoned architect with a successful track record in a multitude of market sectors including higher education, healthcare, retail, corporate and government. In addition to her architectural design expertise, Amie’s team leadership, client service reputation and excellent communication skills are invaluable to her clients and earn the respect of her team members. A Registered Architect since 1994, Amie brings a wealth of knowledge and an energizing vision to the Perspectus team. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree and a Bachelor of Architecture degree at Kent State University.

Erin Vollmer, IIDA, NCIDQ is a senior level interior designer with the proven ability to translate the client’s vision into the built environment by designing solutions that respond to the unique needs of each project. Erin’s ability to lead the development of design solutions, combined with experience in programming and managing large scale furniture packages for private and public clients have earned her multiple AIA design awards. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a Minor in Studio Art at Kent State University.

Amie and Erin work closely with Jennifer Gibson, IIDA, NCIDQ LEED AP ID+C to further strengthen the interior architecture studio at Perspectus. “Perspectus has made a commitment to integrating interior design and architectural studios as one to further enhance our designs and offer comprehensive solutions to our clients,” added Gibson. “Having Amie and Erin on board supports our mission, and we are excited to be working with such talented and well-respected professionals in the industry.”

Brookdale Senior Living’s Westlake Village Renovation

brookdale_westlake3Perspectus was selected to create a new 32-bed Memory Care Facility for Westlake Village. Located on a tight site with views in all directions, this facility is the prototype for the owner/operator.

The concept features resident rooms surrounding a core of large open activity, dining and living rooms and wide corridors that define clear circulation paths and good sight lines.

brookdale_westlake4At the heart of the building is a Country Kitchen that serves as an informal gathering area for residents and staff.

Natural light is brought into the interior through an outdoor courtyard and clerestory windows.

The resident rooms are designed to allow maximum visibility for staff to see residents by shifting the resident toilet rooms to the rear of the unit.