gary's hangout:thunderbird's aerie ONE ON TOP OF TWO - and do not forget "Old MASONS Never die..They just lose their marbles and throw in the trowel."
Mary Gate Hall , UW , Seattle , Wash.
The northeast corner looking at the north face.
Mary Gate Hall , UW , Seattle , Wash. This is the north east corner.
IU Region 9 Best brick project for 2001 This is Mary Gates Hall at the University of Washington in Seattle, Wash. I worked on this project during the block phase and then later when the brick was being finished.
This is a solid masonry building. The interior shell is an 8" cmu with a 2" cavity that is grouted with the brick on the exterior shell.
The main brick blend had seven different colors. The large diamonds consist of five colors and the little diamonds had three colors.
In addition to the IU award this project also won several others awards in 2001. Henson's Masonry
MARY GATES HALL, UW, SEATTLE, WA.
Mary Gate Hall , UW , Seattle , Wash. The east side from the northeast corner.
Mary Gates Hall This building is definitley worth taking a look at if you are in the area. The details are quite impressive up close. Come take a look.
ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL
This view shows the diamond pattern.
The first three pictures show the detailed entrance of the east side entryway. Showing again the diamond pattern and the precast stone. The final picture on the right shows the gargoyles that are in the band course that runs across the windows.
These final pictures are from the north endand show some more of the detailed brickwork and precast stone.
I worked on this structural brick job in North Bend for Lund Masonry. This is the Outlet Mall. For those of you who do not know what a structural brick is, it is either 6" or 8" wide and then poured with grout to build a complete masonry building unlike the brick veneer building below.
The wind was so bad when we working that it actually lifted the scaffold stocked out with the structural brick off the pads for the towers. Theses towers had scaffolding both on the outside and inside.
This was a nice little brick job that I worked on at First Ave. in Seattle. It had a nice diamond pattern to go with the columns, the offsets and the red brick.
The company was called Puget Sound Masonry and Restoration.
THESE NEXT PICTURES ARE TWO POLICE STATIONS THAT I WORKED ON FOR HENSON'S MASONRY. THE BOTHELL POLICE STATION I STARTED IN MAY AND WORKED UNTIL AUGUST. THE ISSAQUAH POLICE STATION I WENT TO HELP FINISH IT UP WORKING ON THE BACKSIDE WITH ANOTHER BRICKLAYER AND THEN THE FOREMANAND I FINISHED THE COLUMNS THAT GO AROUND THE BUILDING.
ALL THE PRECAST THAT YOU SEE INSTALLED OVER THE WINDOWS WAS INSTALLED AFTER THE METAL TRIM FOR THE ROOF HAD BEEN INSTALLED . THIS TRIM PROTRUDED OUT 12" MAKING IT QUITE A CHALLENGE TO SET THESE PIECES AS THE PRECAST PIECES WERE ONLY 4 " THICK AND HAD TO GO UP AND UNDER THE TRIM AND BE RECESSED TO THE BRICK.
THIS IS THE ISSAQUAH POLICE STATION. A VERY NICE RED BRICK AND THE COLUMNS LOOK GOOD WITH POINTED PRECAST CAPS.
This was a real nice brick job that I worked on in Austin, TX. in 1986 for the Veasey Corp.
The foreman was one of the best guys I have ever worked for. He was an old Texan who learned how to snow ski in Colorado after he was older than 60. Very nice brick with limestone caps and coping.
The back side of this building sat right on the property line which was the delivery road for a grocery store. When we worked on that side of the building the hod carriers would build the scaffold and stock it out in the morning and in the afternoon we would lay up all the brick. After the bricklayers left the hod carriers then would tear the scaffold down for the day.