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Leonard Masonry served as the masonry contractor for the Dr. William D. Purser Center on the campus of Logan College of Chiropractic.
The building’s exterior combines more traditional masonry with modern design, conveying the theme of forward-thinking education based in sound principles. The building features a contrast of Mojave, copper and wheat-colored brick. Copper is the main color, with 140,000 bricks, accented by 47,000 Mojave and 33,000 wheat bricks. The most interesting and challenging aspect of the project were the manufactured stone piers that serve as the base for the curved front entryway. The piers lean out 10 degrees, which required custom pieces and careful planning for installation. Exterior improvements were made to include a network of walkways, upgraded roadways, student parking and a central fountain to link the building to a quadrangle formation. Leonard Masonry installed numerous columns, walls and benches around the site, including seating for an outdoor amphitheatre.