Brazee Street Studios is yet another infill site in Cincinnati, Ohio that Bayer Becker has provided services for. The existing 16,000 square foot building was renovated into an art studio and its existing gravel lot was converted into parking and pedestrian facilities. The site is LEED-Silver registered and won the Grand Award of the Cincinnati AIA Committee on the Environment. Bayer Becker's design team assisted the LEED registration process by providing considerations for Sustainable Sites Credits 4.3, 4.4, and 5.2, as well submitting all the required documents for Sustainable Sites Prerequisite 1 and Credit 6.1. SSc6.1 was achieved through the implementation of a rain garden to handle parking lot and roof runoff.
Bayer Becker analyzed the existing and proposed drainage sheds, examined field tests for percolation rates of existing soil media, developed a cross section for the proposed rain garden, and ran the calculations per the City of Cincinnati Metropolitan Sewer District's standards for Outflow to Combined Sewers and the Ohio EPA's General Permit requirements. Bayer Becker also implemented a separate underground detention facility, which promotes infiltration to the existing subsurface, to handle all runoff beyond the capacity of the proposed rain garden. To ensure quality, Bayer Becker takes an interdisciplinary approach to the arrangement, appearance, and design where creativity meets functionality in all our mixed use development projects.