Playhouse Built by McCarthy Building Companies and CHOC Children’s Features Innovative Glazing; Helps Raise Money for HomeAid Orange County Project - Architects' Guide to Glass & Metal - Architects' Guide to Glass & Metal

Playhouse Built by McCarthy Building Companies and CHOC Children’s Features Innovative Glazing; Helps Raise Money for HomeAid Orange County Project

November 2nd, 2010 | Category: Industry News

For the second year in a row McCarthy Building Companies Inc. and CHOC Children’s worked together to build a playhouse for HomeAid Orange County’s 19th Annual Project Playhouse® fundraiser. The playhouse was built with thousands of dollars worth of services and supplies donated by McCarthy Building Companies along with various subcontractors and vendors.

The 80-square-foot playhouse with an 8-foot high open ceiling was designed by project architect Ryan Ghere and is framed on two sides by the Nanawall® system. The glass accordion style doors fold to one side allowing the indoor and outdoor areas to become one and providing transparency for watchful parents.

This modern playhouse was inspired by CHOC’s new Patient Care Tower (Tower II) that McCarthy is currently building on the hospital’s main campus. The Tower II features design and safety principles as well as advanced technology. Similarly, the playhouse offers likeminded design features. For example, the CHOC Tower II will incorporate environmental health principles and sustainable building guidelines; the playhouse also incorporates green features, including abundant natural daylighting and ventilation from the transparent door/wall system and two other operable windows.

The HomeAid playhouse was completed in part by McCarthy Heart Hats, a volunteer community outreach group led by the employees of McCarthy Building Companies.

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