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Renovation of a former convent into classroom space.
This pedestrian bridge was designed as a reconstruction of the Olmsted-designed bridge formerly found in the “Minnow Pools,” a historic water feature designed by the Olmsted firm in 1898. This fabulous water feature was removed in the mid-20th century, and has now been restored and re-interpreted in 2014 as a rain garden by the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy. Anthony designed this bridge based on other examples of Olmsted-designed bridges elsewhere, as no drawings or photographs survived of the bridge here in Riverside Park.
AOJA transformed a dreary flat-roofed 1950s masonry park shelter house, with a 1990s cinder block addition, through the artful addition of a hipped roof covered in individual artificial slates. The new paint scheme lightens and enlivens the building through a multi-color design. The bathrooms inside were brought up to current accessibility standards, with new tile floors, vanities, toilet partitions and fixtures.
AOJ prepared the preliminary design and design development for this new 2000 seat church, and for the renovation of the attached school for spg3 Architects. In this case SPG3 was hired by the contractor, not the church, as part of the design-build team, and thus did not have control over many of aspects of the final product. The interior sanctuary space, with its sweeping roof and modern stained glass windows, is still a very inspiring space.
This project required great sensitivity to both the 1834 sanctuary and the English Arts & Crafts style 1904 parish house. The parish hall on the second floor was doubled in size without disturbing the decorative open roof framing in the original half of the parish hall, and complementing it with exposed modern wood heavy timber truss-work. AOJ was project architect for Torchio Architects of Centreville.
A significant addition was made to this large church complex consisting of the two wings, one for the music ministry and the other for classrooms. AOJ was project architect for Kruhly Architects.
This restoration and renovation project renewed the interior of the sanctuary by introducing modern mechanical systems, breaking through the east wall to move the altar further back, creating more space in the chancel for liturgical functions, and renewing all finishes. AOJ was project designer for Arthur Cotton Moore/Associates on this project and did much of the design and all the construction drawings.
AOJ was asked to be part of the design team with SPG3 for this renovation and addition to the Galleria Mall because of his design expertise in traditional detailing. All detailing and drawings of the exterior for the new main entrance to this upscale mall were done by Anthony James.
Exterior design and construction drawings and lobby design by AOJ while with spg3 Architects, Philadelphia, PA. AOJ was called to do this job since the client (National Amusements of Boston, MA) wanted a classical design for this theatre.