Dependable Heating and Air sought a new facility that would meet their expanding space requirements and accommodate their projections for future growth. Unfamiliar with Tilt-Up, they selected the method for the construction of their 49,500-square-foot facility because its reputation for durability, lower maintenance requirements and cost effectiveness.
The main comment from judges on their selection of this project was the use of the Tilt-Up itself as the primary architectural element.
Recognizing the importance of educating the Dependable Heating and Air customers, the interior of the facility features a mock residence with a backyard built into the space to show customers how the air conditioning system will look in their home and yard area. An artist was commissioned to paint a sky scene and trees to enhance the backyard feel of the space.
The red and white color scheme on the building’s exterior draws upon the company’s corporate identity and logo. Further, the architectural treatment is a gentle curve that sweeps along the front elevation of the building. Decorative “V” panels at the center of the façade and protruding wing wall extensions at the concrete panels break down the scale of the building in an energetic and playful manner.
This project clearly embraces the natural beauty of Tilt-Up.
Dixon, CA 95620
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