Frank P. Doyle Library

Frank P. Doyle Library

Santa Rosa, CA

Energy efficiency and durable design is at the forefront of today's new construction market and masonry has always been an integral part of sustainability. Extensive use of brick as an energy efficient cladding on the Frank P. Doyle Library is an effective part of this design strategy.

The exterior four-inch clay brick veneer is attached with a Hohmann Dur-O-Wal anchor system. Since brick are laid individually, the architect has freedom to articulate radius walls and corners in the form of quoin, rather than a pure 90 degree return.

Benefits of masonry include thermal mass keeping the interior cooler in summer and warmer in winter. A 4 inch nominal brick veneer typically provides a 2 hour fire rating. These benefits explain why brick is so predominant in the campus environment.

Frank P. Doyle Library
Frank P. Doyle Library
Frank P. Doyle Library
Frank P. Doyle Library
Frank P. Doyle Library
Frank P. Doyle Library
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Owner

Santa Rosa Junior College
Santa Rosa, CA

Architect

Shepley Bulfinch Richardson and Abbott Architects
Boston, MA

Structural Engineer

ZFA Structural Engineers
Santa Rosa, CA

General Contractor

Jeff Luchetti Construction, Inc.
Santa Rosa, CA

Mason Contractor

John Jackson Masonry
Sacramento, CA

Masonry Material Supplier

H.C. Muddox

Square Feet of Masonry

31,670

Cost of Masonry

$1,255,000

John Jackson Masonry 5691 Power Inn Road, Suite B Sacramento, CA 95824 P: 916-381-8021 F: 916-381-1202