Family Life Center at Palm Desert Community Presbyterian Church
Palm Desert, CA
2005 MCAA International Excellence in Masonry Award Winner
CTI Concrete & Masonry, Inc.
Architect: MKA - Martinez/Kuch Architects
The alternating depths and finishes of concrete masonry units create a heavily rusticated and shadowed base. Intricate detailing, together with the blended use of color and texture, make this project standout. The buttressed foundation walls seem to anchor the building to the site, while the textured banding and integrated patterns of glass block help to soften what might otherwise be an overwhelmingly sterile wall.