Facade Improvement in Phoenix, AZ

This building used to be a veterinary office and did not rely on its curb appeal to get customers. The new owner is turning it into a retail shell space for small businesses and this use does require an attractive building facade to lure customers in and to have plenty of room for large, visible signage. So we designed a parapet extension to increase the visibility of the building to cars speeding by.

Although a parapet extension sounds like a pretty simply proposition, it was challenging to structurally design it so it met code requirements and at the same time didn’t require too many roof penetrations because the foam roof was brand new on the building. The other challenge was to integrate the wood frame parapet extension with masonry building below. We used trim and paint to make it all work together.

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