1967 - The County Bank Headquarters' Building - Santa Barbara, CA
The contemporary design of this building resolves all of the problems related to the site, satisfies the function of the bank, and is consistent with the architecture of the area. The building contains 8,144 square feet on two floors and provides parking for 17 cars. Some of the features are mission tile roof, quarry tile floors, sandblasted concrete structural frame and generous redwood detailing. The structure stands by itself on the property and is visible from all four directions. Therefore, each elevation was carefully treated as a major elevation. Two prominent design elements are the concrete vault and the transparency of the building.
1968 - Theater for U.S. Naval Battalion Center - Port Hueneme, CA
A two-story structure with 768 seats on the ground floor, 120 seats in the balcony and 112 seats in a future balcony extension provides the basic seating configuration. In order to provide the maximum use for this building, sight lines have been established to allow good visual access with minimum distortion at the platform level. This will allow multiple use of the facility for movies, lectures, concerts and other stage productions. Acoustics have been studied to provide reverberation times in keeping with these activities. In general, materials are incombustible and have been selected for low maintenance.
1969 - The John Wright and Sons Building - Santa Barbara, CA
Located within a stone’s throw of the beach and picturesque Cabrillo Boulevard, on a 21,600 square foot lot zoned CM (commercial manufacturing) the Wright building — 13,600 square feet — is designed as integrated headquarters for Wright’s plastics development and rigging firm founded in 1950 by Mr. and Mrs. John S. Wright and now operated by their two sons. The first floor (warehouse level) contains space for storage, light manufacturing and research, in addition to an office, customer area, building entrance vestibule, elevator, stairs and mechanical space. The second floor (office level) is devoted to clerical and management offices, served by an elevator and two stairways. The third floor (penthouse level) with its magnificent vistas of beach and mountains is self contained and designed for use of top management and important clients.
1970 - Westminster Presbyterian Church - Port Hueneme, CA
Among the primary reasons for designing the sanctuary as shown was the client’s challenge: “Our plan should seat the congregation around an easily accessible communion table.” The seating capacity of the sanctuary is approximately 365, including the choir which is located at the rear, above the narthex (main entrance). Contrary to the traditional approach, no seat on the main floor is further than 50 feet from the pulpit. Acoustics have been studied to allow each person to clearly hear music as well as the speaking voice. Materials were selected at the suggestion of the client to create a warm, natural building. Rough cut stone, laminated wood arches, resawn redwood trim and quarry tile floors provide an effective environment for worship. Future administration building to the right of the sanctuary will enclose the central court and repeat the materials of the main structure.
1974 - Clyde P. Fisher Science Hall California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo, CA
The three story, reinforced concrete structure encloses nearly 76,000 square feet of floor area. The construction cost of this project was nearly eighteen percent lower than the project budget. Contributing to the reduction in cost are the basic forms, the directness of the construction system and the centralized utility core. Floor and roof construction includes concrete planks, which are precast and prestressed. These span between interior corridor and exterior poured-in-place walls. For ease of maintenance, as well as economy, all heating and ventilating ductwork, and all electrical and plumbing piping, are exposed in the laboratory ceilings. The building is essentially a teaching facility, comprised of lecture classrooms, laboratories, faculty offices, a dean’s complex, a department head’s complex, a museum and other related support spaces. It is connected to the existing Science North building with a bridge at the second floor.
1982 - Raytheon Company Industrial Complex - Goleta, CA
For a period of fifteen years, Kruger Bensen Ziemer has been designing buildings for Raytheon Company, Electromagnetic Systems Division, at their site in Goleta. The total floor area of these buildings is in excess of 200,000 square feet. The two most recent structures are Buildings No. 4 and 5, located on the north portion of the complex. Both of these buildings utilize tilt-up concrete walls, glulam roof beams and a panelized roof structure. Building No. 4 is a light electronics manufacturing facility, providing space for 350 to 400 employees. Building No. 5, immediately to the east of Building No. 4, was constructed for storage, shipping and receiving of large shipboard countermeasures systems. It houses from 150 to 200 employees in 74,000 square feet.