Chasing Vision

The New Embassy of Australia in Washington D.C. was a unique and demanding project with an Australian voter-approved budget and a complicated facade that integrated highly topographical copper panels. As the facade contractor, Enclos participated in a collaborative and successful design assist phase which set up the project for success and delivered a beautiful facade that met the design intent and kept the project budget intact. This paper looks at the design assist process through three distinct lenses directly related to the New Embassy: facade typology and topography, infill materiality – specifically copper, and design decision planning and tracking.

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