Posts Tagged new construction


Private Residence Dubuque County, IA

More details coming soon!

Southgate Mixed-Use Complex Lake Havasu City, AZ

This mixed-use project contains five four-story town homes, a fifteen-room boutique hotel, eleven shops and a 4,000 s.f. restaurant on two acres of land.  It has the unique distinction of being bounded on the north by the London Bridge, which was brought from England in 1969.

While the buildings in Lake Havasu are heavily influenced by English architecture (because of the bridge), this project takes it cue from the surrounding mountains and the water.  The staccato roof lines of the town homes are offset by the simple rectangular massing of the hotel and the curved forms of the shops and restaurant above.  The different uses are tied together by a continuous colonnade at the river level.

RBC Tech Center Elk Grove Village, IL

This 100,000 s.f. speculative office building was designed to attract high-tech business with a need for office and warehouse space.  Silver horizontal ribbed siding and patterns of flat metal panels and green glass are use to enhance the high-tech image of the building.  BHMS received this commission after winning a design competition sponsored by the developer.

Sunrise Service Bureau Lake Havasu City, AZ

The client for this project was interested in creating an inviting environment for both employees and visitors.  The open office plan is defined by the curving yellow wall that continues as the enclosure of the courtyard.  The owner’s office is a glass box inserted into the wall allowing her to interact with her employees as well as enjoy the view outside to the river and mountains.

LDB Corporate Offices Fort Mohave, AZ

This 6,000 square feet office building is located in one of the hottest areas of the United States.  The building has a curving blue wall down its center unifying the spaces within.  Every major space in the building has a view of the wall or is bounded by it.  The wall’s blue color was selected to temper the desert heat by providing a “visual coolness” for the occupants.

Private Residence Galena, IL

This 6,000 square foot house is built on a wooded site in rural Jo Daviess County.  The house’s wings spread out and engage the site so that most of the rooms have three walls of natural light.  The first floor steps down the site allowing the living spaces in the rear to connect directly with the forest floor. The exterior brick transitions to the interior at the entry tower with the goal of unifying the entire building.

Private Residence Galena, IL

This house is organized around a central gallery space that is naturally lit with a clerestory.  The gallery’s focal point is a two-story stone fireplace flanked by two window-walls looking into the forest beyond.  The two-car garage is attached to the house with stepped pergola structure.

Private Residence Galena, IL

The client program called for a 3-bedroom home with limestone and a “tree house”.  The house is organized around a 132 feet long by 13’ feet high limestone wall which begins outside one end of the house, runs directly through the middle of the house and exits the house on the other end. This allows the stone to be experienced by the occupant on the interior as well as the exterior of the house.  The wall acts as a physical and visual anchor for the home while also acting as a horizontal counterpoint to the verticality of the tower.