I especially liked working with …
Katie: Architect, Kris Feliciano of Studio Meng Strazzara because of her unwavering positive attitude and creative approach.
How does this project impact the city or its community?
Katie: Not only does this additional space give The Little School room to expand, it also provides a draw for potential donors and new students. Even during construction, Little School leadership was excited to share, bringing potential donors into the space to see the progress. (The custom trusses were a highlight on these tours and a topic of conversation for everyone involved on the project.)
What is it like to see the finished product? What does it feel like to see this project complete?
Katie: Going on site visits for the Little School was always exciting and never a burden. The mass timber elements turned out beautifully and really tie into the heavily wooded surroundings of the campus. It always puts a smile on my face seeing the beautiful trusses, knowing these custom elements give the space an interesting element that visitors will be able to admire and enjoy.
And a few, fun quick-fires:
One word to describe this project: Detailed.
Project team member who needs a free lunch: Kris Feliciano (the architect) challenged us to get very creative with our detailing, but in the end designed a beautiful, standout space!
When visiting, the first thing I check out is: Always the trusses.
Next up, I can’t wait to design: More exposed mass timber connections.