Construction Notes from John:
The commission for this client was to design a one-story, frame building that would be in harmony with the small town's historical, Western theme.
The site is a corner lot as you enter the town, and it is a prime showcase for something special.
There was no clock in town, so I thought integrating one into the building would be unique. Also, clocks are often a feature of small towns throughout the West and Middle West, so the historical context was clear.
Hence - the clock tower, which the whole town loves, and a building that blends into the style and materials of the existing architecture.
A medical practice snapped up the lease before building was completed, and when the lease ran out, the tenant bought the building.
Parking at the rear makes patients' access to the building convenient.
This building is energy efficient and A.D.A. compliant.
||8,000 sq. ft. lot
Vinyl window and door trim
Patterned roof shingles
2 x 6 framing
R-19 and R-30 insulation
||3,200 sq. ft.
||Well maintained clock tower