David A. Gross AIA
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If the personality of the building can be expressed through its materiality . . .

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Then, choose materials which reflect the local cultural and natural environments.

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Communicate the essence of the building through material language; ex. rustic vs. refined.

Clarify and celebrate connections between parts of the building.

Expose structural materials to serve as both structure and finish, and to illustrate how the structural components work.

Emphasize the properties of materials by placing them next to materials of contrasting texture or color.

Use fire-resistant exterior materials such as stone, cementious siding, and steel roofing.

Specify exterior cladding materials which resist UV degradation; such as stucco, stone, cementious siding and engineered trim, masonry, steel, aluminum clad windows, fiberglass doors, and composite-material decking.

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1.4 Climate Responsive Design

1.6 Sheltering Roof

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David A. Gross / 970-901-988 / 1631 Emerson Street 309, Denver CO 80218

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