The design review has been submitted for this new 16,000 SF, 2-story medical office building located in Camas, WA. Our inspiration for the roof is taken from typical gable and sawtooth roof forms, marching them around the building, broken only at the main entrance. The saw-tooth elements provide opportunity for clerestory windows to allow more natural light to filter into the space while creating dramatic spaces within.
Bringing the building down to a more human scale, the façade is divided into equal bays on each side with the materiality alternating between vertical charred ship-lap siding and grey brick in a running bond pattern. The juxtaposition of these two materials is brought together through the mutual use of fire in their creation; fire and clay.