FRANK M. BOOTH COMPANY
SHEET METAL FABRICATION - PLANT EXPANSION
An expansion to the existing company fabrication shop, this structure was built in an historic district characterized by industrial and commercials building from the late 1880s. The design met the owner’s goals for a project that blended with the surround historic buildings, reflected the nature of his business as a sheet metal fabricator and contractor, was constructed within a modest budget and provided a building that could be converted to other future uses, such as offices. The building uses a form typical of vernacular industrial buildings, with a brick exterior, arched window openings and a metal roof. The west elevation is divided into a double gable that reduces the height of the building and maintains its scale in relation to adjacent neighbors. Clearstory windows allow maximum natural light without allowing direct views from the street. To reduce construction cost, the building employed a pre-engineered metal building frame and clad with recycled brick that was stockpiled by the owner from previous demolitions in the area. The project received a Jury Recognition Award from the American Institute of Architects.
SHEET METAL FABRICATION - PRODUCT STORAGE WAREHOUSE
As a later addition to the company’s complex of buildings, this 12,000 square foot structure reflects a more contemporary approach to the typical metal or tilt-up concrete warehouse. Set on a patterned split-faced concrete masonry base, the exterior façade of this steel framed building employs a vertical metal panel with a tight curve pattern at exterior wall. Sporting a classical clearstory, the standing seam roof and the steel frames of all exterior opening are colored in contrast to the more muted colors of the concrete masonry base and the metal wall siding.
Lou Viani, Jr., Principal-in-Charge, The Spink Corporation; Stantec