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RANDALL STOUT ARCHITECTS e x p r e s s i o n o f i n t e r e s t a n d s tat e m e n t o f q u a l i f i c at i o n s , 02.21.2006


expression of interest and statement of qualifications 02.21.2006

Randall Stout Architects, Inc.

12964 washington blvd. • los angeles, ca 90066 • 310.827.6876 telephone • 310.827.6879 facsimile• w w contact:

Randall Stout




Found light and patterning below Santa Monica Pier


Co M Congregation


Randall Stout, FAIA, NCARB, CID, LEED, President

Principal-in-Charge - RSA

John Murphey, AIA, Senior Associate


Temple Staff Rabbi Kenneth Chasen Rabbi Lea Lewis Cantor Wally Schachet-Briskin


Leo Baeck Board

Senior Technical Architect - RSA

Niel Prunier, LEED

Project Director

Project Architect - RSA

Peg Fitzsimons, LEED Project Designer - RSA

President Project Engineer

Randall Stout Architects, Inc. Specialty

Civil Engineer

final specialty chosen as nec Baeck Temple

Regionally based firm - tbd

John A. “Trailer” Martin, Jr.

Basic Service Consultants

Structural Engineer John A. Martin & Associates, Inc.


Kurt Clandening

Project Engineer

1212 S. Flower Street, 4th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Kirk Anglin

MEP Project Manager

Eric Soladay

Mechanical Engineer

Mechanical & Plumbing Engineer Gotama Building Engineers, Inc.

13160 Mindanao Way, Suite 220, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

Paul Immerman Electrical Engineer

Electrical Engineer Gotama Building Engineers, Inc.

13160 Mindanao Way, Suite 220, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

Nicholas Butcher


Rick Lloyd

Associate Principal


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Cost Estimating Davis Langdon

301 Arizona Avenue, Suite 301, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Team Organization

onstruction Manager

Project Principal/Director Project Manager Cost Estimators Jobsite Superintendants

Owner’s Consultants

Geotechnical Site Survey Traffic Engineering

RANDALL STOUT ARCHITECTS, INC. 12964 Washington Blvd Los Angeles, California 90066 Telephone: 310-827-6876 Type of Firm: Corporation


consultants to be cessary per Leo e standards

Jim Webb

Food Service Webb Design


Mike Browne

130 S. Prospect Ave, Tustin, CA

Project Manager

This proposal is submitted by Randall Stout Architects, Inc., as a single firm, fully responsible as Architect of Record and Primary Design Architect. The office team as well as consultants have proven themselves successful on a wide range of projects. Team Members are shown below and on the organization chart. Randall Stout, FAIA, LEED AP, NCARB: Principal-in-Charge, Responsible for all design and client interface through all phases

Acoustics & AV Veneklasen & Associates

Jerry Christoff President

Jack Shimizu

1711 Sixteenth Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404

Landscape Architect Regionally based firm - tbd

SR. Associate

Principal Project Engineer

John Murphey, AIA: Senior Technical Architect, Responsible for technical issues and Construction Documents through all phases

Neil Prunier: Job Captain, Responsible for internal team coordination and Construction Administration phase

Peg Fitzsimmons: Project Designer, Assistant to Randall Stout on Design

Other Required architects, staff and administrative personnel: Responsible for model and drawing production and administrative activities ENGINEERING AND CONSULTANT TEAM Structural Engineering: John A. Martin & Associates Mechanical & Plumbing Engineer: Gotama Building Engineers

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Dynamic interplay of light with interior elements in a rural Tennessee barn.






Existing Site Assessment

Initial Planning Diagrams + Massing Model Options

Existing Facility Assessment Operations Cost Assessment

Quantity/PlanBased Project Budget - construction - ff&e - owner direct expenses

Client Approval Workshops - Rabbi Kenneth Chasen Rabbi Leah Lewis Cantor Wally Schachet-Briskin - Board of Directors - students - community

Area Requirements + Adjancencies

Client Approval

Refined Plans + Model

Refined Project Budget - construction - ff&e - owner direct expenses

Scope-Based Project Budget

Client Approval

- construction - ff&e - owner direct expenses


Test cost model project budget Collaborate with Leo Baeck Temple stakeholders for increased staffing needs and operations expenses


Client commissioned business plan - projected budget operations


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Architectural Presentation Materials

Design Method and Approach Project Budget Bid/contract Impact on budget Total Hunter Museum 16.15 mil 16.15 mil 300,000 16.45 mil Westgate Media Park 1.5 mil 1.48 mil 0 1.48 mil Minden Power Plant 2.2 mil 1.9 mil 150,000 2.05 mil

% variation +1.0% -1.3% -2.6%

Melittabad Swimhall 8.5 mil Buckeburg Office 5.0 mil Rehme Water Station 2.4 mil Cognito Films 535,000 Blair Graphics 450,000 Steinhude 1.05mil Bunde Fire Station 10.0 mil

+2.4% -3.0% -3.1% +6.2% +7.2% -7.6% +1.8%

7.9 mil 4.8 mil 2.35 mil 535,000 450,000 950,000* 9.97 mil

850,000 60,000 0 33,000 35,000 20,000 210,000

8.7 mil 4.86 mil 2.35 mil 568,000 485,000 970,000 10.18 mil

* Excluding $75,000 Federal Grant for Solar Components

DESIGN EXPERIENCE Established in 1993, Randall Stout Architects, Inc. (RSA) is a Los Angeles-based architectural, interiors, planning, and urban design firm, with national and international projects. RSA has designed numerous buildings that are recognized as prominent architectural icons within and beyond their respective communities. Not only do they aesthetically embody the ethics and values of the public institutions they accommodate but also engage the public with uplifting forms and spaces that incite curiosity and respect: the designs generate a presence greater than their size alone. RSA takes great care in creating buildings that are inviting and artistic without being static. Light, shadow, form, and material all contribute to shaping a dynamic architecture that heightens one’s awareness of space and sense of discovery: the sequences of rooms and views emphasizes the experience of the building rather than the display of form. The public is not a passive audience to a stage set but actors in their own unfolding space. Although our work is unquestionably contemporary in nature, we do not have a singular style. We prefer to express the uniqueness of each site, its regional context, and client objective in the design. These expressions tend toward abstraction, allowing individual interpretation and meaning. Collectively our buildings contain a narrative that expresses optimism about our culture, technology, and arts, evidencing their place in the 21st Century. Recognizing the interdependence of design innovation and functionality, RSA fields a highly talented team that methodically pursues creative design solutions with an expertise grounded in the experience of how to execute and complete complex and specialized projects. Our team also understands the importance of architecture’s role in the global environment. As an active member of the California Council Sustainability Task Force and AIA’s Committee on the Environment, RSA provides a team of LEED accredited architects, emphasizing sustainability and environmental responsibility. Collectively, our projects to date provide an annual carbon dioxide reduction of 35,800 cubic tons in comparison to conventional construction. Recognized for both our design and environmental excellence, RSA has received numerous national awards in the United States

and Germany, and has been highlighted by the U.S. Department of Energy and many environmental organizations. The materials used to pursue these goals are often not exotic. We prefer to work in a “matter-of-fact” manner, using familiar building materials with excellent life-cycle value, crafting them in ways that make the ordinary extraordinary. When completed, the building is our integral response to our clients’ needs. Their design aesthetic preferences, site, program, budget, and schedule are the generative forces. We delight in elevating all these aspirations and requirements to their highest and best potential. RSA has an impressive record for establishing long-term regional, national, and international collaborations with specialists and architects, which promotes a high level of project innovation, efficiency and productivity. We maintain licenses in California, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, North Carolina, Rhode Island as well as the Canadian province of Alberta. PROJECT APPROACH AND METHODOLOGY

Identifying multi-use spaces and operational flexibility is critical to optimizing and balancing the project prior to beginning schematic design. At RSA, our team diligently confers with client administrators and end users to balance program ambitions, project size, quality and budget. Having completed Programming and Program Verification Services for numerous projects, such as the University of California, Riverside, Art Museum of Western Virginia, Hunter Museum for American Art, North Carolina Museum of Art, we take pride in skillful consensus building among stakeholders with diverse interests. From the initiation of the Schematic Design Phase, we collaborate with the client, using physical models of the site and program components. These models provide a 3-D and real-time interface with the client to visualize multiple approaches to site planning, parking options, program distribution by floor level, and expression of the building volume. In this way we achieve client buy-in for fundamental planning concepts before moving ahead with “architectural image” concepts. We believe that creating a highly functional plan, including the allocation of MEP systems, is imperative before the exterior design is initiated. After these steps are completed, the exterior and interior designs are conceived, reviewed, refined, costed and valueengineered. randall stout architects, inc. 2.2


Variations of light, negative space, and fluid forms found in Antelope Canyon, northern Arizona.


Alumni and Visitor Center, University of California

University of Toledo, Center for the Visual Arts, Metal Crafts Building

ACADEMIC AND HOUSING FACILITIES • Alumni and Visitors Center, University of California, Riverside, California 2000 Space planning, site planning, facilities evaluation: 38,297 sf

• University of Toledo, Center for the Visual Arts, Metal Crafts Building, Toledo, Ohio, 1993 IE1 Programming and full service architecture: 80,000 sf

• The Art Museum of Western Virginia, Roanoke, Virginia, 2007

• Wellbrocker Weg Housing, Hereford, Germany, 1993

• Programming, full service architecture & exhibit design for 80,000 sf Art Museum & Theatre

Programming and full service architecture for 69 housing units in 61,680 sf

• The Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 2005

• Rhode Island School of Design, Museum, Providence, Rhode Island, 1999

Programming and full service architecture for 26,000 sf addition & 40,000 sf renovation

Space planning, site planning and facilities evaluation: 118,172 sf

• Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park Visitors Center, Agua Dulce, California 2006

• Simeonsplatz Housing, Minden, Germany, 1996

Program verification, full service architecture and exhibit design: 2,700 sf

Programming and full service architecture for 140 housing units in 135,630 sf

• Dockweiler State Beach Youth Center, Playa Del Rey, California 2005

• Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland 2001

Program verification and full service architecture: 8,629 sf

with joint programming for Johns Hopkins University, Space planning, site planning, facilities evaluation: 229,930 sf

• Montclair Police Station, Montclair, California 2002 • Police facility plus off site Senior and Youth Center: 36,000 sf

• The Art Museum of Western Virginia, Roanoke, Virginia, 2007 with joint programming including the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Programming and full service architecture: 80,000 sf

• Soka University, Dean’s Classroom Building, Aliso Viejo, California, 2001, IE

• Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland 2001 • Space planning, site planning & facilities evaluation: 229,930 sf


• Alumni and Visitors Center, University of California, Riverside, California 2000

Master planning and full service architecture: 95,000 sf

Program verification: 38,297 sf 1

• Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington, 1999

Programming and full service architecture for 162-unit public housing block

• Space planning, site planning & facilities evaluation: 497,762 sf

• Case Western Reserve University, Peter B. Lewis Building, Cleveland, Ohio, 1999-2001, IE Programming and full service architecture: 150,000 sf

• Genzyme World Headquarters, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2000-2001, IE

• San Jose State University, Engineering Building, San Jose, California, 1986, IE2 randall stout architects, inc.


• Rhode Island School of Design, Museum, Providence, Rhode Island, 1999 • Space planning, site planning & facilities evaluation: 118,172 sf


Base building and interior fit out: 300,000 sf


PROGRAMMING AND PROGRAM VERIFICATION RSA has provided guidance to museums, art institutions, and city planning throughout the United States. Working within Institutional campus settings and in large urban planning zones has provided RSA with a breadth and depth of knowledge at a variety of scales and has earned RSA the reputation as an invaluable member of strategic planning teams. • Programming, full service architecture for 80,000 sf Art Museum

Programming and full service architecture: 150,000 sf

IE1: Independent Experience of Randall Stout IE2: Independent Experience of RSA Associates

Art Gallery of Alberta

• Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, 2009

• University of Cincinnati, Center for Molecular Studies, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1999 IE1

• Goldstein Housing, Frankfurt, Germany, 1991-1992, IE

Hunter Museum of American Art

• Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia, 1998 • Space planning, site planning & facilities evaluation: 569,000 sf • Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas, 1997 • Space planning, site planning & facilities evaluation: 132,903 sf

Project Experience and Qualifications

Daylit atrium hall with radiant thermal walls Bückeburg Gas and Water Company

Top Ten Green Award 2003, Steinhüde Sea Recreation Facility

LEED AND SUSTAINABILITY Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Randall Stout Architects understands the impact of design and construction on the global environment.  Staffed with a talented team of LEED accredited professionals, we are firmly committed to environmental conservation through sustainable designs that utilize renewable resources and energy efficient systems. Our spaces and forms respond to the particular environmental design criteria of each site and program, resulting in a unique and symbiotic relationship between architecture, microclimate and site characteristics. At RSA, environmental design entails much more than the addition of solar and resource-conserving components to conventional architecture.  It is an integral aspect of our holistic design process. RSA is highly regarded for producing some of the world’s most distinguished sustainable architecture. We have won the top national awards for sustainability in Germany and in the United States. Last year, one of our projects was selected by the Department of Energy and the AIA Committee on the Environment as being one of the 10 best “green” buildings by American architects. To date, our projects include an annual carbon dioxide reduction of 38,500 cubic tons in comparison to conventional construction.  Client benefits from our designs include lower energy costs, extended life cycle of mechanical and electrical systems, better employee morale, improved work place productivity, lower absenteeism rates ,public endorsement regarding environmental concerns, and a healthier living environment. Randall Stout actively serves on the AIA California Council Sustainability Task Force and the AIA Committee on the Environment.  He has spoken at numerous environmental lectures, such as: “Benchmarking Public Policy Mandates for Environmentally Responsible Development” at USC School of Policy, Planning and Development; “Key to the Global Thermostat: The Architect’s Role in Global Warming”, at the Los Angeles Symposium, “Solar Symposium” at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power; and “Emerging Architecture” at the American Solar Energy Society National Conference.  Among the various publications that feature sustainable RSA projects, Mr. Stout has also contributed his own works, including Building Envelopes, published by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, and Environmental Alchemy: Randall Stout Architects, published by Edizioni Press.

Photovoltaic panels integrated into roof deck shading Melittabad Natatorium

Skylights and glass facades provide pools to be illuminated by natural daylight, Melittabad Natatorium

RSA is a member of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) and four RSA architects including Randall Stout are LEED accredited. As such RSA design’s utilize LEED principles where advantageous to the client. RSA would strongly encourage the pursuit of some form of LEED certification as it can have a positive impact on the use, operations and ongoing maintenance costs. Some potential technologies and strategies RSA would review, design and analyze when developing the project would be: • Reduced Site Disturbance Protect and Restore Open Space Development Footprint • Stormwater Management Rate and Quantity Treatment • Heat Island Effect (Non-roof and Roof) • Light Pollution Reduction • Water Efficient Landscaping • Innovative Wastewater Technologies • Water Use Reduction by 20% • Fundamental Building Systems Commissioning • Minimum Energy Performance • CFC Reduction in HVAC&R Equipment • Optimize Energy Performance • Renewable Energy • Additional Commissioning • Ozone Protection Minimum IAQ Performance • Measurement and Verification Environmental Tobacco Smoke Control • Storage of Recyclables Carbon Dioxide Monitoring • Recycled Content = 5% Ventilation Effectiveness • Regional Materials = 20% Low-Emitting Materials • Indoor Environmental Quality Indoor Chemical & Pollutant Source Control Thermal Comfort randall stout architects, inc. 3.2



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Project Experience and Qualifications . Built Work

Located on a prominent corner of Roanoke’s downtown, the new Art Museum building creates a gateway to the city for visitors arriving from US Highway 581. As Roanoke’s most contemporary structure, it also is intended as a metaphorical gateway to the future as the city evolves from an industrial and manufacturing economy to a technology-driven economy. The building’s forms and materials evoke the drama of the surrounding mountainous landscape of the Shenandoah Valley, framed by the Blue Ridge and Appalachian Mountains. The variations of the forms and textures emphasize the striations, clefts and eroded rock surfaces found in the region’s famous caverns, cliffs and river gorges. The 75,445 square foot building occupies three levels with a central atrium rising to a height of 77 feet. All functions are organized off this atrium space, a multi-use home for ticketing and information, temporary installation of large-scale sculpture, public meeting, special events and performances. Public spaces, including the lobby, theater lobby, café, museum store, auditorium, and education areas are located on the ground level, along with support areas associated with the loading dock and art receiving. The glass atrium will allow the lobby to be filled with natural light during the day. At night, the illuminated glass roof surfaces will allow the volume to glow like a beacon and draw the community to the Art Museum’s activities. Permanent collection galleries, special exhibition galleries and art storage are located on the

second level. The third and uppermost floor holds the boardroom, director’s suite, and all staff offices. The third floor administration level will receive a significant amount of natural light as the undulating roof forms allow multiple opportunities to provide clerestory windows.

Project Team: Randall Stout, Principal in Charge; John Murphey, Project Architect; Sandra Hutchings, Project Designer; Cynthia Bush, Interior Designer; Jerry Chao Consultants: Rodriguez Ripley Maddux Motly, Associate Architect; Desimone Consulting Engineers, Inc., Structural Eng; IBE Consulting Engineers, Inc., Mechanical Eng; Kocher & Schirra Consulting Engineers, Electrical Eng; Mattern & Craig, Civil Eng; Froehling & Robertson, Inc., Geotechnical Eng. Budget: $32,500,000 Square Footage: 75,000 Reference: Georganne Bingham, Director, (540) 342 5761

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BÜCKEBURG GAS AND WATER COMPANY, BÜCKEBURG, GERMANY (1998) randall stout architects, inc.

Project Experience and Qualifications . Experience with Prior Firms

Bückeburg Gas & Water Company, a city public works division responsible for water and natural gas distribution, is located in a 17th century castle town in Northern Germany. The moated castle itself is the central hub of a radial street pattern, which leads to civic buildings and sites, including a train station. The street crossing in front of the station, aptly named Am Bahnhof—or literally, “by the station”—terminates at the project site. Located in a site where an abundant number of historical architecture still remains, the client sought an administrative headquarters whose exterior quietly complements the neighborhood, while its interior conveys 21st Century functionality. Based on the company’s work with water and natural gas, the architects designed a company image that related to “flow”. The idea of “flow” related not only to water and gas, but also to the movement of staff and visitors as a human resource flowing through the building’s primary circulation spaces. The architects successfully created the visual metaphor of flow while avoiding the symbology of gas and water. In deference to its historic district location, the building’s exterior was designed to be subtle and reserved, while the interior is dynamic and energetic. The water-sculpted canyon narrows of the Colorado Plateau, specifically in the Northern Arizona Navajo Nation lands where flash flood erosion of Navajo sandstone creates the slot canyons, influenced the resulting design. The naturally formed architecture of this canyon is fluid, infinitely varying under the constantly changing natural light. Photographic compositions of the canyon inspired form studies with computer simulations and three-dimensional models. Inspired by the canyon concept, the client commissioned a threestory fresco painting installation on a lobby wall. The project responds to its urban context by providing a prominent front entry facing Am Bahnhof and the train station. A secondary building entrance allows access from other company service buildings and the staff parking area. Between these two entries, a 2 1/2-story glass atrium serves as the project’s circulation spine and the most prominent social space, improving impromptu staff communication. The atrium unifies the new and existing small office blocks that complement the scale of the adjacent residential neighborhood. The project materials reflect the some of the region’s most prevalent materials: limestone and plaster. The building integrates energy-efficient components throughout, including photovoltaic panels that provide

a substantial amount of electricity for lighting. In addition, solar hot water collectors supply heat to a heat exchanger, controlled by a building energy management system. From the heat exchanger, warm air is pumped into tubes buried in the concrete walls of the atrium stair, allowing it to serve as a radiator for the atrium space. Atrium air warmed by the radiant heat is re-circulated in ducts at the atrium roof. The entire system can be reversed in summer months so that the thermal mass of the concrete stair walls is a heat sink that removes heat from the atrium and out of the building through the use of the heat exchanger. Solar collectors are also used to help provide domestic hot water for the building. A gray water system recycles rainwater for toilet use. Collectively, the sustainable principles applied in the design result in healthy, light-filled spaced, which have improved office morale, increased employee productivity and reduced absenteeism. Especially satisfied with the architecture’s representation of their company, the client commissioned an exhibit for the building, including Randall Stout’s “inspiration photography”, which was purchased as a permanent installation for the building’s main conference room.

Project Team: Randall Stout Architects, Inc. Project Cost: $4,860,000 Square Footage: 18,138 sf Reference: Mr. Feldkoetter, Director, Stadtwerke Bückeburg GmbH, An der Gasanstalt 6, 31 675 Bückeburg, Germany

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HUNTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, CHATTANOOGA ,TN (2005) randall stout architects, inc. 3.7

Project Experience and Qualifications . Built Work

Dramatically situated atop an 80 foot limestone bluff overlooking the Tennessee River and Downtown Chattanooga, the newly renovated Hunter Museum of American Art and its West Addition will be one of the most prominent buildings in the city. The new building rises over 45 feet above the bluff, with an easily recognizable profile and clear sight lines from the city’s historic center and across the river. Drawing from the natural setting of the site, the architects developed a building design that embodies a contemporary interpretation of the rock outcroppings and strata within the cliff below, while the undulating forms of the roof reflect the dynamic movements of the neighboring river. Contributing to this dynamic exterior is a materials palette consisting of glass and aluminum curtain wall, oxidized zinc cladding and a stainless steel roof with angel hair finish. While floating above the glass atrium lobby, the fluid-like roof separates the new addition from the body of the existing building. Conceived as primarily a West Addition to the historic 1905 mansion that had been expanded to the north and east in the 1970’s, the project re-establishes the primacy of the mansion at the center of the complex and brings balance to the overall facility and site composition. Inspired by the surrounding natural environment, the museum design reallocated surface parking to create “a museum in a garden”. The new building design seeks to reach out to the larger community with its intriguing, welcoming forms, extensive public areas, sociable terraces, and numerous city watching plazas and balconies. Within the museum, the design solves long-standing staff and art circulation problems by creating state-ofthe-art receiving, storage and work areas, as well as including oversized art freight elevators. Improving museum functionality for visitors, the design consolidates the permanent collection onto a single floor, which is conveniently accessible from new public areas, including the lobby, auditorium, education studios, café, and gift shop. A new temporary exhibitions gallery will be located above the auditorium, with views into the lobby atrium and toward the river. This design allows the lower level to be dedicated to administrative and museum support areas. A new below-grade loading dock minimizes delivery traffic presence on the site and supports a new suite of spaces for registrar receiving, exhibit preparation, security, and art storage.

Linking the museum to Downtown Chattanooga, the museum’s program for civic engagement is extended via a new pedestrian bridge. The bridge connects a new public plaza at Walnut Street and First Street to the museum, allowing visitors to walk above the traffic from the city to the museum. This revitalized urban project reverses the site’s previous isolation, created in the 1970’s when Riverfront Drive was excavated. The contemporary language of the 2005 addition will be a dramatic contrast to the museum’s turn of the century mansion home. It transfers the museum’s public image from that of a private, reserved manor to a lively, open civic forum for all the arts. The new building will also act as a notable tourist attraction for the city’s newly revitalized downtown and riverfront. Project Team: Randall Stout, Principal-in-charge; Sandra Hutchings, Project Designer; John Murphey, Project Architect; Rashmi Vasavada, Job Captain; Cynthia Bush, Interior Designer; Hailun Chang, Jerry Chao Consultants: Derthick, Henley, & Wilkerson Architects, Associate Architect; Hefferlin & Kronenberg Architects PLLC, Collaborating Architect, Programming Phase & Urban Design; John A. Martin & Associates, Inc, Structural Eng; March Adams Associates with IBE Consulting Engineers, Inc. Mechanical Eng; March Adams Associates, Electrical and Civil Eng; Ross/Fowler, Landscape Architect Budget: $ 16,150,000 Final Construction Cost: $ 16,550,000 Square Footage: 29,200 + 38,000 Renovation Reference: Robert Kret, Director, (423) 267 8918

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BLAIR GRAPHICS, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (1998) randall stout architects, inc. 3.9

Project Experience and Qualifications . Experience with Prior Firms

Blair Graphics is a prominent Los Angeles reprographics company that needed to renovate and expand its facility to incorporate new developments in reproduction technology. Along with this mission, the client also wanted to find a building design that communicates the scope and caliber of its services, change the company’s physical image from a low-tech to a high-tech firm and improve the company’s productivity and efficiency. In order to ensure the company’s future competitiveness, the design integrated a broad variety of cutting-edge machinery and technology into the existing property. A new electronic digital color photo lab replaced an outdated black and white camera/film based photo lab. Eliminating conventional blueprinting, digital scanning and printing equipment replaced all ammonia-based diazo type printers. As a result of this transformation, Blair Graphics became the first completely digital, full service reprographics company in Los Angeles. An expanded lobby and improved front façade greatly enhance the company’s public image. The new lobby includes a new customer waiting area, work area, and customer computer stations for order placement and monitoring. The vaulted ceiling structure and new finishes give the lobby an open, modern feel. An improved staff and customer circulation zone encircles display walls that feature the company’s products and services. In addition to the lobby’s welcoming environment, the new, dynamic façade contributes to the company’s improved image. Simplifying the existing multicolored exterior façade, the architects added red brick walls that harmonize with the aesthetic of the original brick warehouse. This neutral façade acts as a contrasting backdrop for the striking metal entry canopy and glass lobby. An abstract representation of origami paper, the peaked and folded forms of the illuminated entry canopy create a unique and welcoming presence, as well as a robust iconic presence. The new building materials also convey the technological nature of the company. Galvanized metal is used on the entry canopy, within the digital customer lounge, and throughout the public corridor, along with cast-aluminum signage. Frameless glass on the front façade further emphasizes the company’s high-tech image. In addition to the external improvements, the firm’s workspace environment was also improved. The

designers refurbished the staff break and lunch rooms with new cabinetry, appliances, and finishes, and designed workstations for the computer department. Code upgrades included ADA compliance and a new fire suppression system. Building systems upgrades included new equipment and controls for mechanical and electrical components. As a result of this design, the company’s marketing success increased considerably. Following the project’s completion, Blair Graphics’ net profit margin had increased from 9.5% to 19.6%, an increase of 106% compared to the same period in the previous year. Because of the productivity increases, sales per employee increased by 20%, reducing workforce by 6%. In addition to an increase in profits and productivity, the company gained a reputation of being a pleasant and successful place to work, which improved employee recruitment and greatly enhanced the company’s public image to the community and to its prospective clientele Project Team: Randall Stout Architects, Inc. Project Cost: $ 485,000 Square Footage: 18,131 Renovation + 170 New Construction Reference: Robert Blair, President, (310) 829 4621

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Project Team: Randall Stout, Principal-in-charge; Timothy Williams, Wes Adachi, Richard Claridge, Sebastian Kaempf, Stephanie Kaindl, Yukio Okeda Consultants: Archimedes GmbH, Executive Architect; IHV Objektbau Dipl., Structural; IHV Objektbau Mechanical, Civil; Jürgen Kötter, Energy Advisor Budget: $ 1,010,000 Final Construction Cost: $ 1,010,000 Square Footage: 3,057 Relevance: Public building, Innovation, Energy leadership Reference: Hartwig Kremeike, City of Wunstorf, 001 50 31 101 221

STEINHÜDE SEA RECREATION FACILITY, STEINHUDE, GERMANY (2000) randall stout architects, inc. 3.11

Project Experience and Qualifications . Built Work

Predicting an increase in visitor traffic during the EXPO 2000 in Hanover, the client commissioned this project to update its nearby recreational facilities. In keeping with the EXPO theme, “Man, Nature, Environment”, the client requested the design to be sustainable and ecologically sensitive. Exceeding the design goals, this innovative sustainable design received the Soltec award for “Innovation in Technology”, was awarded a federal grant for its photovoltaic energy systems and was selected by the EXPO committee as a tour stop for its “Energy + Architecture Boulevard”. Since then, the project has been recognized with an AIA Top Ten Green Award, numerous other awards and publications in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia. Located off the south shore of the Steinhüde Sea in north-central Germany, Badeinsel, a 11.4-acre (46,000 square meter) island, is connected to the mainland by bridge. Marinas and residential structures line the mainland shore, while the island is a nature preserve, accessible for public recreation. The new facility accommodates public services and amenities with minimal ecological impact. Divided into four use zones, the area features the beach, a playing field, a green area for music performances and a nature walk with a children’s play area. The recreation building houses the cafeteria, lifeguard facilities, boathouse, storage, public toilets and shower facilities, an exhibition area and an observation deck. Adjacent to the building and included in this new project is a dock for solar-powered recreation boats, an informal kiosk and landscape revisions. The project aesthetically synthesizes various components of the island’s recreation and vacation culture. An abstract representation of a sunbathing figure, the building’s roof faces south to bask in the sun. Major construction materials consist of wood, translucent wall panels and windows, and metal stairs. Room locations are determined by their function, with café and lifeguard areas positioned for views of the beach and marina areas. The observation deck is 29.5 feet (9 meters) above the ground plane, allowing unobstructed views. Panoramic graphic panels identify shoreline landmarks and crosssea views to the historically significant Wilhelmstein Island. The landscaping emphasizes the rugged natural character of the existing native vegetation. At the southern edge of the building, the curving roof line is held low so that it appears to emerge from the landscape, connecting built and natural forms. While highlighting the building form, dramatic night

lighting is created by a glowing, ambient light, emanating from the building like a lantern. Constructed primarily of recyclable polycarbonate panels over wood studs and joists, the building has a wood shear wall on the three-story face, composed of wood framing with anchored tongue-andgroove planks. Wood structural frame spacing matches the photovoltaic panel size, allowing for integral connection and support. Through the active use of renewable resource technology, the project efficiently achieves self-sufficiency. Photovoltaic panels provide power for electric boats and the building lighting on a seasonal basis. A rapeseed oil turbine generator provides additional power for peak loads associated with the café. The project is connected to the city power grid to distribute its electrical surplus. A gray water system supplies the public and staff toilet facilities. In addition, high standards of energy conservation, including natural ventilation and building automation, reduce power consumption. Located on an ecologically sensitive island, the project is inaccessible to heavy construction equipment, requiring building parts to be prefabricated off-site in manageable panel sizes. The off-site adjacent panels were test-fitted for assembly alignment, brought by truck to the Steinhüde Sea, loaded onto barges and then floated to the island’s edge. Because of the building’s close proximity to the shoreline, construction crews were able to use a barge-mounted crane to place the panels on the foundation. The project was completed on schedule and on budget for the beginning of EXPO in early Summer 2000.

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A visionary whose evocative design aesthetic consistently challenges architectural conventions, Randall Stout creates environments that capture the unique composition of their natural surroundings, while transforming light, shadow, form and material into dynamic architecture.  Directing numerous design projects in the U.S. and Germany, Stout’s design experience encompasses museum, housing, civic, public safety, educational, commercial, institutional, industrial, recreational and residential facilities. Across this broad spectrum of project types, his buildings are known for dynamic forms, state of the art technology and environmental sustainability. Most recently, the Tennessee AIA Award of Excellence and the Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture Awards were presented to the firm for the newly completed Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Stout is an active leader in the profession, holding many roles such as educator, mentor, and environmentalist.  Frequently serving as a lecturer, adjunct professor, or studio critic at architecture schools, Stout has significantly contributed to the academy by teaching innovative design and guiding young aspiring architects.  A passionate advocate for environmental responsibility, among many positions, he has served on the AIA Committee on the Environment since 1997 and the AIA California Council Sustainability Task force since 2001.  Stout is also a LEED accredited architect.  In addition, he has lectured at numerous conferences and summits, and serves on the Federal Government’s GSA Design Excellence Peer Program. Stout’s projects have been widely featured in numerous international publications, and is featured in the monograph, Environmental Alchemy: Randall Stout Architects. Stout has also authored Building Envelopes, a design monograph for NCARB’s Professional Development Program.

RANDALL STOUT, faia, aaa, leed, ncarb, ccidc PRESIDENT, PRINCIPAL IN CHARGE Professional Affiliations



American Institute of Architects (FAIA) #131334 College of Fellows 2003 Canadian Architecture Certification Board (CACB) #2005-134-05 Alberta Association of Architects (AAA) #RA3033 Architect: States of California (C20852), North Carolina (7728), Ohio (11885), Rhode Island (2584), Texas (10124), Tennessee (16,443) and Virginia (011091) National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) #29679 California Council of Interior Design Certification (CCIDC) #2415 Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Education

Master of Architecture, Rice University - Pittman Fellow 1988 Bachelor of Architecture, University of Tennessee - Summa cum laude 1981 Positions

President - Randall Stout Architects, Inc. 1996-present Senior Associate - Frank O. Gehry & Associates, Inc. 1989-1996 Project Designer & Project Architect - Skidmore Owings & Merrill 1984-1987 Project Designer - FKP, Inc. Houston 1982-1983 Intern Architect - Tennessee Valley Authority, Architectural Design Branch 1979-1982 4.1

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Selected Awards



Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture Award 2004: Hunter Museum of American Art Wood Design Honor Award 2004: Cognito Films AIA Top Ten Green Award 2003: Steinhüde Sea Recreational Facility AIA/LA Design Citation Award: 2003: Steinhüde Sea Recreational Facility California Council AIA Merit Award 2003: Cognito Films California Council AIA Merit Award 2002: Blair Graphics AIA/LA Merit Award 2001: Cognito Films AIA/LA Honor Award 2000: Blair Graphics AIA/LA Design Citation Award 2000: Rehme Water Station Architecture Magazine sponsored participant “First Annual Conference on Applied Brilliance,” 6/00 Expo 2000 Tour: Four projects sanctioned by Expo for “Energy + Environment Boulevard” AIA/LA Next LA Honor Award 1998: Steinhüde Sea Recreational Facility AIA/LA Merit Award 1998: North Minden Power Plant SOLTEC 98 Award “Innovation in Technology”: Germany AIA Honor Award 1995: Toledo Museum of Art - FOG/A Progressive Architecture Award 1993: Disney Concert Hall - FOG/A CCAIA Honor Award 1992: Toledo Museum of Art - FOG/A Texas Society of Architects: Graphic Design Award, 1988

Key Personnel Selected Projects With Renovation Components

Hunter Museum of American Art

Programming and full service architecture for 26,000 s.f. addition and 40,000 s.f. renovation to an earlier addition of the museum Chattanooga, Tennessee / Completed: May 2005

Telios & Archimedes Offices

Renovation of a circa 1920 power plant to house offices for a telecommunications company Kirchlengern, Germany (unbuilt)

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Selected Museum Projects

The Art Gallery of Alberta Programming and full service architecture for 80,000 s.f. Art Museum Edmonton, Alberta / Expected completion: Fall 2009

The Art Museum of Western Virginia Programming and full service architecture for 75,000 s.f. Art Museum and Theatre Roanoke, Virginia / Expected completion: Fall 2007

Hunter Museum of American Art

Warehouse renovation for professional offices Los Angeles, California / Completed: January 2000

Programming and full service architecture for 26,000 sf addition, plus 40,000 sf renovation to an earlier addition of the museum Chattanooga, Tennessee / Completed: April 2005

Blair Graphics


civic and educational projects

Warehouse renovation and expansion for reprographics company Santa Monica, California / Completed: November 1999

City of Montclair

Mynatt Barn Renovation

University of California, Riverside

Structural, framing, cladding and foundation repair Knoxville, Tennessee / Completed: October 1998

Stadtwerke Bückeburg

New office and conference facilities and renovation of former warehouse for reception and cafe Bückeburg, Germany / Completed: June 1998

Cognito Films

Warehouse renovation for film production studios, 11,312 sf Culver City, California / Completed: May 2001

Seattle Art Museum

Space planning, site planning and facilities evaluation in collaboration with M. Goodwin Associates including Evaluation of renovation and re-use of the Plaza Building and the Heliparker Building (Architectural and Cost Estimate) Seattle, Washington / April 1999 - October 1999

Rhode Island School of Design, Museum

Space planning, site planning and facilities evaluation in collaboration with M. Goodwin Associates, including evaluation of conversion and renovation for re-use of Metcalf Building (Architectural and Cost Estimate) Providence, Rhode Island / February, 1999 - May 1999

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Space planning, site planning and facilities evaluation for new construction and renovation in collaboration with M. Goodwin Associates Richmond, Virginia / January 1998 - December 1998

Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum

Evaluation of unoccupied facility for re-use of former Art Institute of San Antonio (Architectural, Mechanical, Electrical, and Cost Estimate) San Antonio, Texas / January 1997 - December 1997

North Carolina Museum of Art

Space planning and facilities evaluation for new construction and renovation in collaboration with M. Goodwin Associates Raleigh, North Carolina / September 1996 - May 1997

Police Headquarters Montclair, California / Programming and Conceptual design: Spring 2002 Alumni and Visitors Center; 38,000 s.f. Riverside, California / Programming and Schematic Design: February 2002 Selected Entertainment


Learning Projects

Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Interpretive Center Visitor Center with exhibit hall, 2,736 s.f. Aqua Dolce, California / Expected Completion: Fall 2006

Dockweiler State Beach Youth Center Youth Lifeguard Training Center, 8,629 s.f. Los Angeles, California / Expected Completion: April 2006

Steinhüde Sea Recreational Facility Recreation island facilities with cafe, lifeguard area, observation deck, ecological exhibit, showers, toilets, and boat dock Steinhude, Germany / Completed: June 2000

Melittabad Minden Community swimhall and recreation facility Minden, Germany / Completed: June 1998

Simeonskaserne Minden First phase building design for eight-plex theater, three restaurants, entertainment center, and garage Minden, Germany (competition) Selected Office Projects

Los Angeles County of Public Works Digital photography lab renovation of photo studios and laboratory; conversion of all photo processing to 100% digital in Hall of Administration building Downtown Los Angeles, California / Completed: January 2002

Westgate Media Park Renovation of 127,000 s.f. for creative office space Los Angeles, California / Expected completion: December 2002

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Professional Affiliations



Registered Architect, State of California

John Murphey brings significant leadership as the Senior Technical Director, with a background at prestigious architecture firms such as Gehry Partners, Richard Meier and Partners, and Skidmore Owings & Merrill. He has held the lead responsibility as Senior Technical Architect on projects of national importance, including the UCLA Hammer Museum in California, Museum of Tolerance in Jerusalem, Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western University in Ohio, Bard College Performing Arts Center in New York, the Getty Center Museum in California, and the Soka University of America in California. Mr. Murphey’s vast experience with construction documents and construction administration contributes greatly to the RSA team design talent. Mr. Murphey also serves as Project Manager on selected projects. Professional Experience


Yale University, Bachelor of Arts, 1984 Project Experience


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Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta Art Museum of Western Virginia, Roanoke, VA Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN 55th Way Park, Long Beach, CA Selected Experience


Prior Firms

Museum of Tolerance, Jerusalem, Israel Project Architect. Gehry Partners, LLP

Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio

Job Captain / Project Architect for Interiors. Gehry Partners, LLP

Soka University of America, Aliso Viejo, California

Project Architect and Senior Technical Architect. Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates, LLP

Bard College Performing Arts Center, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York

Senior Detailer. Gehry Partners, LLP

J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA

Richard Meier and Partners, Los Angeles, California


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John Murphey received his architectural training at Yale University, and started his professional career in New England before relocating to Southern California in 1985. Mr. Murphey has contributed to the successful completion of more than thirty projects in the United States, in locations ranging from Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York to North Carolina, Tennessee and Ohio, as well as in locations throughout California.  He has also participated in projects in Japan and Israel.  Mr. Murphey has worked on a broad spectrum of project sizes and types throughout design and construction phases, and specializes in the production of construction documents and in construction administration.  While working on all phases of residential, small commercial and educational projects, Mr. Murphey quickly acquired a broad exposure to architectural practice. After moving to Los Angeles, Mr. Murphey began to focus on the production of construction documents for large-scale projects including a number of public detention, commercial and institutional projects. During tenures at the Los Angeles office of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill and Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer LLP, Mr. Murphey served as Project Architect on multiple institutional and commercial projects. For six years while in the office of Richard Meier & Partners, he helped create the construction documents and performed construction administration for the Getty Center in Los Angeles. Subsequently, as an Associate at Frank O. Gehry & Associates, Mr. Murphey contributed to all phases of a diverse group of projects. Mr. Murphey joined Randall Stout Architects, Inc. as a Senior Associate and Senior Technical Architect. He contributes considerable technical knowledge and expertise derived from his many years of experience on a variety of large and medium-sized projects. He is responsible for consultant coordination, production of construction documents, and contract administration and serves as Project Manager on selected projects. In addition to his management roles, Mr. Murphey lends his graphics expertise to coordinating 3D computer modeling, physical models and 2D documentation.

Key Personnel


JOB CAPTAIN / PROJECT MANAGER Professional Affiliations



LEED Accredited, United States Green Building Council Education

PEG FITZSIMONS, iida, associ. aia, eed ap PROJECT DESIGNER

Professional Affiliations



LEED Accredited, United States Green Building Council NCIDQ Certified

Rice University, Bachelor of Architecture, 1997


Project Experience

University of Southern California, Los Angeles- MARCH and Certificate in Historic Preservation, 2005 University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia- BFA Interior Design, FIDER accredited,1985


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Art Museum of Western Virginia, Roanoke, VA Dockweiler Youth Center, Los Angeles, CA Selected Experience


Prior Firms

Palms Casino Pool Expansion, Las Vegas, NV Morongo Casino Resort and Spa, Cabazon, CA St. Paul’s School Athletic and Fitness Center, Concord, NH Susan M. Frank Center for the Arts and Humanities, Dallas, TX Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Mr. Prunier will serve as job captain during all project phases, from design through construction contract administration. Mr. Prunier is a proven leader in this role, possessing excellent communication skills and rapport with contractors and clients. Professional Experience

A graduate of Rice University’s School of Architecture, Niel Prunier started his architectural career as an intern at Cesar Pelli & Associates, gaining valuable experience working on the Petronas Towers project in Kuala Lumpur. He has worked at a variety of scales throughout his career, from the detail oriented work of high end custom residential to large scale master planning, entertainment, and retail projects. A native of Boston, Mr. Prunier returned there after college to serve as job captain at Architectural Resources Cambridge, where he gained extensive experience in the design of performing arts and atheletic facilities. At RSA, Mr. Prunier brings a broad range of design and technical knowledge to his role as Job Captain.

Project Experience


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Art Museum of Western Virginia, Roanoke, VA Selected Experience


Prior Firms

U.S. Capitol Visitors Center, Washington, D.C.; Sr. Project Interior Designer, RTKL Associates, Inc. U.S. State Department renovation, Washington, D.C.; Sr. Project Interior Designer, RTKL Associates, Inc The National Museum for Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.; Sr. Project Interior Designer, Greenwell Goetz Architects The American University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt; Sr. Space Planner, in collaboration with Architecture and Urban Planning Professional Experience

Ms. FitzSimons brings 18 years of professional design and management experience which bridges architecture, interiors and urban planning. Beginning her professional career in Washington D.C., Ms. FitzSimons has been involved in the tenant planning, design and management of numerous government agencies, associations and corporate headquarters. She last held a leadership position at a large, international A&E firm in Washington, D.C., where she was involved in collaborative planning between Architecture, Interiors and Urban Planning. Here, Ms. FitzSimons became LEED accredited and was heavily engaged in the research of sustainable materials and issues in Architecture, participating in the design of sustainable and LEED certified projects. Ms. FitzSimons relocated to Los Angeles to continue research in sustainability while earning her Master of Architecture and certificate in Historic Preservation from the University of Southern California. Ms. FitzSimons also holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from the University of Georgia. Ms. FitzSimons has been responsible for programming, space planning, project design, documentation, construction administration and project management on projects ranging from 5,000 sf to 1 million sf. randall stout architects, inc. 4.4

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