MOBILE MAP STOPS 67 – 72
67 – St. Bartholomew Catholic Church
The “perfect” shapes and regulating lines of the golden section and square are used throughout the building. Primary building materials are golden buff Kasota limestone with three finish textures (rough cut, honed, and polished) and diamond shaped copper shingles.
The site is landscaped on the north with large natural stones tiered to allow natural light into the basement level.
The stained glass is by artist Elizabeth Devereaux of Chico, California.
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68 – Parkside School
The school is raised on a two-foot podium of earth, with recessed courtyards and play areas, to raise it above the surrounding terrain.
The brick classroom wings feature deep laminated wood beams that project beyond the exterior wall to provide shading to the large windows and clerestory windows below them.
Immediately north of the school, Freedom Field was specially designed to be entirely handicapped accessible, allowing the interaction of physically challenged and able-bodied children and parents.
69 – Columbus Learning Center
The public front entry is defined with brick walls that reach out like open arms forming an outdoor room to welcome students and the community.
The “silo” near the main entrance houses a one-of-a-kind Chihuly artwork, Sun Garden and Panels, that is open to public viewing, see the next listing. There also are art exhibits throughout the building, the public is welcome to explore the building to view it.
70 – Sun Garden Panels
Each of the 32 panels was created, painted, and signed by Chihuly. Unlike his glass work, Chihuly painted the panels himself, using twist-top plastic bottles, peppering the panels with polymer-based acrylic colors.
In the artwork, Chihuly interprets several of the forms he developed in blown-glass forms, including his Baskets, Reeds, Ikebana, and Floats.
This installation was commissioned and donated by the Richard Johnson family.
71 – Transformation
While here for the dedication, Meehan said, “The benchmark is so high in this little community. I talk to a lot of architects, friends of mind, and they are very envious of me doing a project in this community because it’s such an outstanding place for art and architecture. So I’m very proud to have a piece here, very very proud.”
72 – Adv. Manufacturing Ctr.
The facility is designed for a science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curriculum. With two central outdoor courtyards, the interior is filled with natural light with large perimeter and courtyard windows. The glass is fritted to control heat gain and glare.
The building’s simple steel structure is expressed with the perimeter columns and the roof framing exposed at the overhangs. The silver metal panel exterior and interior walls are not load bearing to allow for flexibility for future needs or technology changes.