The District had built a functional, economical, RGA-designed two-story tilt-up concrete elementary school in five locations, and subsequently asked RGA to study alternatives for an exterior with added drama / interest / grandeur, as needed, to complement the "local vernacular" and give more individuality to each school. Mediterranean and contemporary forms were of interest. Gabriel designed and (with RGA) presented to the District several exterior options for this project; three are shown here.
Medical Office Building II was designed to serve 119 providers and include radiology, nuclear medicine, clinical laboratory, occupational medicine, pharmacy, pediatrics, adult hematology and oncology, gastroenterology, ob/gyn, neurology, cardiology, outpatient procedures and other services.
Gabriel served as Project Manager / Project Architect / Project Designer to respond to unique ed-spec philosophy and requirements, to deliver creative solutions to classroom and specialty building needs, and to develop a well-organized, inspiring design integrated across eighteen buildings and three different construction systems. His responsibilites included managing the in-house design team and coordinating the work of outside design and engineering consultants. Project delayed due to the economy.
The large-scale informs
with cutting-edge management,
building techniques and systems.
The small-scale informs
with the importance
of moment-by-moment experience.
Awareness of both can yield
an exceptional result
- even magic -
whether your project is modest
With unique wheelchair access and excellent sight-lines, this teaching theater became a model for later Rainforth-Grau school theaters.
Gabriel served as Project Designer of this 96-student educational facility planned to simulate activities essential to a colony on Mars, and capable of supporting life in an extremely hostile environment.
As Project Manager for the CD phase, Gabriel coordinated the work of Core & Shell and TI teams, including revisions to better integrate facility planning with mechanical and structural systems, and meet Kaiser's stringent square footage and design requirements.
Gabriel served as Project Manager for the CD phase, including submittal to OSHPD.
Gabriel served as