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NXT GEN: Will Quam

We had the opportunity to sit down with brick and architecture enthusiast Will Quam for this month’s installment of our NXT GEN series. Will is a self-taught architecture and brick enthusiast who offers brick tours in the Chicago area.

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NXT GEN: Megan Rajner

In this month’s installment of our Next Generation series, we talked with Megan Rajner. You may recognize her name from articles written in our magazine, Megan recently received a Masters of Architecture and is currently working for GMT Home Designs.

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Material Selection: Hornblende

The 200-mile drive across northern Wisconsin was typical even as a first-time adventure. Route 29 east and the roads from Eau Claire were easy to follow to Peshtigo. Abandoning the office and the design environment to locate and research materials for special building applications is a well-developed firm practice.

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The transparency of the entry facade and lobby helps create a feeling of openness that is particularly needed in a courthouse.
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Justice Reborn on Main Street

For more than 85 years, the Franklin County Courthouse has been a cornerstone of the National Register–listed Main Street Historic District in Greenfield, Mass. Its classical revival style, with Corinthian columns, a pedimented Greek temple-like entrance and decorative brickwork, helped the courthouse stand out as a symbol of justice rooted in ancient democratic traditions.

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Project Spotlight: SunTrust Park

This was no ordinary brick laying. Forty-one years after Atlanta Braves slugger Hank Aaron hit his historic 715th home run — the one that surpassed Babe Ruth’s all-time record — he carefully slid a trowel with mortar across a red brick and placed it alongside another emblazoned with words commemorating the start of construction of the Braves’ new stadium, SunTrust Park.

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