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Cooke Douglass Farr Lemons Architects & Engineers, PA
3100 North State Street, #200, Jackson, MS 39216
Location: Jackson, Mississippi
Date Bid: July 2007
Construction Period: Aug 2007 to Sept 2008
Total Square Feet: 121,170 Site: 1.59 acres.
Number of Buildings: One.
Building Size: Garage, 7,212; first floor, 11,978; second thru
fifth floor, 20,685; sixth floor, 19240; total, 121,170 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 14’; second thru fifth floor,
11’1”; floor to floor, 11’1”; penthouse, 17’; total, 86’7”.
Basic Construction Type: Renovation/Concrete frame.
Foundation: Pier & grade beam, reinforced concrete.
Exterior Walls: CMU, curtainwall, insulated metal wall panels,
porcelain tile. Roof: Built-up. Floors: Concrete.
Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall.
Structural Engineer: Spencer-Engineers, Inc. - P. O. Box 4328,
Jackson, MS 39296
General Contractor: Evan Johnson & Sons Construction - 1165 Weems
Street, Pearl, MS 39208
Electrical Engineer: Cooke Douglass Farr Lemons Architects &
Engineers, PA - 3100 North State Street, #200, Jackson, MS 39216
Mechanical Engineer: Atherton Consulting Engineers, Inc. - 1900
Lakeland Drive, Jackson, MS 39216
Cooke Douglass Farr Lemons Architects and Engineers, PA was awarded a
large renovation in late 2007 by the Mississippi Bureau of Building,
Grounds and Real Property Management that presented the firm with many
opportunities to employ environmentally sustainable techniques and
materials. The CDFL team was charged with maximizing the indoor
environmental quality of two buildings with failed exterior surfaces and
ineffective mechanical systems. The Mississippi Department of
Environmental Quality currently occupies both buildings.
The first structure that was renovated was a 6-story, 110,000
square-foot facility located at 515 East Amite Street which previously
housed the LDDS WorldCom headquarters. Exterior renovations included
removal of the ineffective Exterior Insulated Fenestration System (EIFS)
building envelope, or "skin," that was replaced with a 2-inch insulated
metal panel system with integrated windows providing a water-tight
facade. All of the windows were replaced with insulated "Low-E" glass to
keep out harmful ultra-violet light rays and solar heat gain further
enhancing the new HVAC system and occupant comfort. The primary
sub-contractor, F. L. Crane and Sons, recycled all existing aluminum
window frames removed during the renovation.
Interior upgrades involved removing 8,500 yards of old carpet that was
recycled through Mohawk Group's Recover Program. This was the largest
quantity of carpet ever recycled not only in Mississippi but also in the
surrounding states. CDFL's Interior Architecture department chose one of
Mohawk's newest modular carpets for the renovation. Mohawk's products
are created from recycled materials, such as plastic soda and water
bottles, and specifically designed to meet the United States Green
Building Council's (USGBC) stringent low-chemical emissivity standards
to improve indoor air quality. Furthermore, all interior walls received
low-VOC paints to minimize odor and the harmful Volatile Organic
Compounds found in most paints. Evan Johnson & Sons Construction served
as the general contractor for the project that was budgeted at
The second phase of the project will focus on the 5-story,
62,670-square-foot building at 700 State Street where similar interior
and mechanical renovations are necessary.
DIV. 7: Insulated Metal Panels: Formawall(R) Dimension
Series by Centria; Built-Up Roof: Johns Manville.
DIV. 8: Curtainwall, Entrances & Storefronts: Kawneer.
DIV. 9: Carpet: Mohawk, Invision, Shaw; Tile:
American Olean, Crossville.
DIV. 26: Light Fixtures: Visa, Omega, Daybrite, Kirlin..