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The Monsanto Center at The Missouri Botanical Gardens(Link)

September 1996 – March 1998

The Monsanto Center houses a world-class herbarium collection (containing 5 million plant specimens), library, offices, and laboratories. Christner took the lead on the multi-disciplinary design team in developing sustainable design criteria for the site development and landscaping, building envelope, operational systems, building materials, and interior finishes. Completed in 1998, the Monsanto Center predates the sustainable criteria established by the U.S. Green Building Council and serves as a seminal example of environmentally responsive design.

Given the dual needs for research and preservation of the collections, Christner designed the building in two distinct vertical zones, with separate thermal and environmental controls. Research and office areas are on the south. Large windows admit light that is then reflected off the angled ceiling to reduce electric light use. The collections area (heavily insulated and without windows) is on the north. Rigorous environmental demands require storage at 62 to 65 degrees and relative humidity at 45 percent. Vestibules buffer heat and moisture migration from adjoining office space.less

4 team members

Ziblich Residence

October 1998 – December 1998

A custom designed home on a difficult site in the Lakeview Neighborhood of New Orleans.

2 team members

Bellsouth Louisiana Colocation Program

July 1999 – June 2000

Bellsouth was a regional telephone company serving local phone service in the American Southeast. The Colocation program was a federally regulated program to increase competition in the local phone service market, allowing the “regional Bells” to compete with national long distance phone service companies. The Mathes Group coordinated the preparation of documents for collocating phone service companies seeking tenant space planning and budget proposals in existing BellSouth facilities. Mathes also produced and managed the construction process, should a collocator accept the terms. I coordinated and managed this process for Mathes, developing a process that reduced the time to produce the documents and improved the quality, winning commendations from the client.less

4 team members

Alkek IBT Institute Fourth Floor Buildout

October 2000 – March 2002

Camp Lowell Corporate Center

February 2003 – June 2003

Deer Valley Medical Center

January 2006 – January 2007

CVS Refresh Program

October 2007 – August 2008

4 team members

Joint Base San Antonio Facility Assessment

December 2008 – July 2009

Biltmore Quarter Retrofit

April 2012 – Present

Architecture is basically a container of something. I hope they will enjoy not so much the teacup, but the tea.
Yoshio Taniguchi

Through collaboration, we create community, revitalizing a resting neighborhood. We envision a new economic engine comprised of collaboration and community, in contrast to the silos and stodgy dependence on the next tourism and land development boom. We have the talent in this Valley to create an economy to compete with the Atlantas, Denvers, Houstons, Austins, and Dallases, we just need to work together to create it. The community we seek to create is based on the idea of the 4 Es: Equity, Economy, Environment & Aesthetics. We believe that innovation breeds intention, this requires education, entrepreneurship and creative workspaces.

3 team members

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