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Rendering of the exterior facade of the a dark and angled building on a corner lot
The two facades, one on each corner, reflect the retail and civic characteristics of Downtown Glendale. (Courtesy P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S)
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Janoian Building in Glendale, a community health center by faculty members Huljich, Sharif and Lynch approved by City Council

Feb 5, 2020

Congratulations to faculty members Georgina Huljich of P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S, and Mohamed Sharif and Todd Lynch of Sharif, Lynch: Architecture, whose design for the Janoian Building, a local community center in Glendale, was recently approved by the City Council. When complete, the building will be the new home of All For Health, Health For All, which was founded in 1999 by Dr. Noonan Janoian, and will include rentable office space, ground-floor retail, and a small amenity space in the terrace. Construction will begin this summer and is expected to be completed by late next year.

"The five-story building’s shifting character on the corner of Broadway and Isabel Street is designed to visually connect the urban promenade of the stylistically-diverse Glendale Civic Center. “Responding to the brief of providing a commercial office building in a very formal context,” the architects explained, “the project aims to construct an authentic dichotomic image: one that can be confused for a strange civic building, too mute to be publicly engaged, but yet too eccentrically unusual to be privately used.

The building’s irregularly-striated brise-soleil system and exterior voids along Isabel Street contrast the smooth, unbroken glass facade to break up the structure’s otherwise imposing presence. A series of exterior soffits and cantilevers unify the building’s envelope while adding continuous open balconies accessible via the medical office spaces. The health center will be set back along Isabel Street to make room for a small pocket park, for which Armenian artist Zadik Zadikian was commissioned to create a public mural as a backdrop that reflects the community’s diverse citizenship."

This post is an excerpt. Read the full article on archpaper.com.

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