From the very beginning, the Fr. Bach Haven building in downtown Spokane, Washington was built on years of dreams and limited funds.
When project architects from Spokane based Heylman Martin Architects set out to design a building that could both support those dreams and come within budget, they needed a material that could be durable, fireproof and inexpensive. “There was no better choice for the exterior material for the project than concrete masonry units”, architects wrote of their building which received an award in the Eastern Washington Masonry Design Awards Program. The jury commented:
“This is an unusual, creative use of CMU a new idea. The building was constructed with a high level of cooperation and coordination.”
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