GARY LAPERA, AIA RESUME Continued
of Staff Dependent Accommodations, Domestic Servants Quarters and Marine Security Guards Quarters and design-bid-build for the Chancery and the rest of the compound.
Canal Plaza Master Plan, Chandler, Arizona Principal-in-Charge and Lead Planner/Architect for the Canal Plaza Master Plan in downtown Chandler. The new plan used the canal located under Commonwealth Avenue as the major symbolic theme. The organization provided by the canal’s axis and its major cross street allowed the construction to be phased, while giving a sense of civic unity to the entire project. MGA proposed four quadrants surrounding the new public plaza to house the City Council Chambers, a police building, a public library and offices. Throughout the development, retail activities were located at the sidewalk level, with offices and residential above, continuing the pattern of use along the canal axis. In plan, pergolas throughout the site unified new and existing buildings, masked parking structures and provided shade from the intense southwestern sun.
Camden Waterfront Master Plan, Camden, New Jersey Principal-in-Charge and Lead Planner/Architect for the Camden Waterfront Master Plan. The L-shaped site overlooks the Delaware River and offers spectacular views toward Philadelphia. The site also flanks an existing parking garage at the center of the block; a future companion building would be developed on the opposite side of the garage. Two separate schemes were developed for the project. The first was a 256,000 S.F., 19-story structure that featured two copper-clad towers rising from a glazed-brick base. As a result of changes in programmed use and area, a second design was prepared, which was implemented. The final scheme, a 176,000 S.F., 11-story building, includes retail shops and a restaurant at the base, four floors of leased office space, and six floors of headquarters offices for the Delaware River Port Authority.
De Resident Redevelopment: Castalia (Headquarters of the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport), The Hague, The Netherlands Principal-in-Charge and Lead Designer for Castalia, the headquarters for the Netherlands’ Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport. It is one component of the redevelopment of de Resident, a planned mixed-use section of The Hague comprising office buildings and housing. Inspired by the local context, the project of 29,215 S.M. involved re-cladding an existing 19-story 1950s jack-slab building, and construction of two annexes along Zwarteweg.
AWARDS AIA New Jersey Design Award, NovaCare Complex & Eagles Training Facility Annual Fukuoka Urban Beautification Award, Nexus Momochi Residential Tower Friends of the Hague: Cit. for Visible Improvemt to the City, The Ministry of Health, Welfare, & Sport FIABCI - The International Real Estate Federation: Prix D’Excellence Awarded to Development, Special Project Category, De Resident, The Hague (“Castalia”)
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