Grand Coulee Dam, Columbia Basin Project, Visitor Arrival Center

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1976 - 1978

Project Type

Grand Coulee, WA USA


A. C. and S., Inc.
Ace Concrete Co.
Aerial Mapping Co.
Air Equipment, Inc.
Alco Controls Division
Alfco Products, Inc.
Amerex Corp.
American Abrasive Metals Co.
American Insulated Wire Corp.
American Seating Co.
Amfac Electric
Architectural Woodwork Institute
Artistic Iron Works Inc.
B., J.
B., John

B., M.
B., R.
Baartol Co., Inc.
Badger Fire Protection
Berry, J.
Bilco Co.
Brasch Manufacturing Co., Inc.
Breuer, Marcel
Brion, Maud
Burgh, Frank
Butler, Neil
Cambridge Filter Corp.
Camp, Len
Carrier Air Conditioning Co.
Causon, C.
Chermayeff and Geismar Associates, Inc.
Climate Control Co.
Crozer, Dick
D., B.
D., R.
DeKay, Robert
Dent, George
Dupree Building Specialties, Inc.
E., C.
Elkay Manufacturing Co.
Emerson Electric Co.
Empire Glass Co.
Engineering and Research Center, Denver
Evco Sound and Electronics
Executone, Inc.
Exxon Chemicals
Farris, Mary
Fenestra Door Products
Fievez, Sam
Fintel, Nathan
Fuller, Dale
General Fire Extinguisher Corp.
Gotham Lighting Corp.
H., B.
H., J.
H., R.
H., T.
Hamen, Warrel
Hansen, Darrel
Hayes, Thomas
Henry Valve Co.
Herzog, Johannes
Holophane Co., Inc.
Honeywell, Inc.
Interior Steel Equipment Co.
J. G. Furniture Co., Inc.
Jansen and Rogan
Jay R. Smith Mfg. Co.
Jensen Manufacturing Division
Joseph R. Loring and Assoc., Inc.
K-Lath Corp.
Kawneer Architectural Products
Kentucky Metal Products Co.
Knowles Mushroom Ventilator Co., Inc.
Kohler Co. Inc.
Koppers Co., Inc.
Krueger Division
Krueger Sheet Metal Co.
L., H.
L., J.
L., S.
L., T.
Larsen's Manufacturing Co.
Leslie Co.
Little, Jerry
M., J.
M., N.
M., T.
Main, J.
Marcel Breuer Architecte
Marcel Breuer and Associates, 635 Madison Ave. New York
Markealli, John
Master Builders Co.
McCulloch, H.
McGraw, Robert
McHugh, Albert
Narragansett Wire Co.
National Steel Construction Co.
Northwest Steel Rolling Mills, Inc.
O., D.
Overhead Door Co., Inc.
P., R.
PPG Industries, Inc.
Pass and Seymour, Inc.
Pawling Rubber Corp.
Pittsburgh Paints
Pittsburgh Testing Laboratory
Pospischil, Ernest
Power City Electric, Inc.
Prefco Products, Inc.
Preferred Equipment Engineers, Inc.
R. D. Morse Co.
R. Redding Construction Co., Inc.
R., M.
R., R.
Ranger Farrell and Associates
Rauland-Borg Corp.
Regal Mfg.
S., D.
S., H.
Sanymetal Products Co., Inc.
Schray, Gerald
Schweikert, Don
Sheehan, Pat
Simplex Time Recorder Co.
Slater Electric, Inc.
Sloan Valve Co.
Smith, Hamilton
Smith, L.
Sonneborn Contech
Sorgel Electric Corp.
Spokane Hardware Supply, Inc.
Square D Co.
St. Charles Casework
St. Charles Manufacturing Co.
Stewart, Joe
Strand Century, Inc.
Superior Concrete Accessories
T., G.
Taylor, Steve
Thomas, J.
Trane Co.
Twin Cities Fan and Blower
Union Sash and Door Co.
United Power
United States Department of the Interior
United States Elevator Corp.
V., S.
W. H. Flinn and Associates
W., A.
W., K.
W., S.
Walton Laboratories
Warren, Little, and Lund, Inc.
Weidlinger Associates
Weidlinger, Paul
Yadon Construction Specialties, Inc.
Yadon, Cliff
Z., W.
Grand Coulee Dam, Columbia Basin Project, Visitor Arrival Center

Exterior Perspective (No. 7)

Drawings   189  browse all »

Construction Set: Architectural
Basement Floor, Ground Floor (No. E-2)
Proposed Quarry Tile Sill in Lieu of Granite Sill at Doors (No. SK-2)

Correspondence   34  browse all »

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Work on Breuer’s design for the Grand Coulee Third Power Plant and Forebay Dam was already underway when the Bureau of Reclamation asked Breuer to design a Visitor Arrival Center for the dam complex. Breuer and Hamilton Smith’s original designs for the visitor center consisted of an elevated structure that looked like two diamonds touching at one tip in plan. These diamonds were raised on massive triangular concrete slabs that carried projecting concrete staircases. Budget cutbacks forced Breuer to redesign the center. The built design is a circular structure reminiscent of a space ship made of modular concrete panels, each containing a deeply recessed window at its base.