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Replacement Facility for Tippah County Hospital - Ripley, Mississippi

Posted: May 31, 2023 | Projects

This one-story, 63,620-square-foot Critical Access Hospital replaced an aging facility at the same location. The new structure consists of 25 ADA-compliant med-surg patient rooms, a full service nine-room Emergency Department, Imaging Suite with mobile MRI, Outpatient Surgery Suite, Specialty/Outpatient Clinic, Inpatient Rehab Suite, Intensive Outpatient Program Suite, Respiratory Suite, Pharmacy, Lab, Cafeteria/Dietary Service, and requisite ancillary spaces. The facility also provides a six-exam Rural Health Clinic that is connected to the Emergency Department Waiting Room.

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Mountain View Apartments — Accessible Interior Renovations - Slatington, Pennsylvania

Posted: May 25, 2023 | Projects

Mountain View Apartments in Slatington, Pennsylvania, provides affordable housing for low-income families and senior citizens.  It includes 44 one-bedroom, one-bathroom living units. Renovations reconfigured the entryway for two units to facilitate access in and out. In the bathroom, the design created appropriate clear-floor areas in front of the fixtures, enabling a wheelchair to navigate past the toilet to access the tub. The full-sized tubs were replaced with a walk-in shower with an adjustable shower head and bench. Grab bars and towel bars were added at appropriate heights to ensure the safety and comfort of the residents.    

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Creative Hands Studio - Bothell, Washington

Posted: May 17, 2023 | Projects

Set in an urban corridor peppered with small shops, food trucks, and 50-year-old strip malls, a 1950s wood-framed building was transformed into this awe-inspiring, 6,000-square-foot art studio. The design is a heavy timber super-structure around the existing building with open-web roof trusses set off with glass and dramatic angles. The glue-laminated beams and columns are showcased in a way that nods to the contemporary-industrial aesthetic in a uniquely Pacific Northwest way.

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Northeast Shop Rebuild, Schweiss Distributing - Hector, Minnesota

Posted: May 10, 2023 | Projects

This 8,400-square-foot manufacturing facility was designed and built for Schweiss Doors, the premier manufacturer of hydraulic and bifold liftstrap doors. The new manufacturing facility will also serve as a showcase for the company’s new freestanding header frames. A postframe building erected in 1960 was torn down to make room for the 90'×94' metal building with an inside clearance of 20 feet. The building features three hydraulic doors that illustrate the company’s freestanding header frames integrated into the hydraulic doors, allowing the doors to support themselves without relying on the building structure itself.  

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John S. McCain III Elementary School - Buckeye, Arizona

Posted: May 1, 2023 | Projects

Biophilic design is a methodology for designing buildings and landscapes that nurture the relationship between people and nature.The John S. McCain III Elementary School in Buckeye, Arizona exemplifies these design principles.  The 95,000-square-foot building featues ample natural light, expansive views, access to the outdoors, and a balance of prospect and refuge. The goal is to help foster occupant wellness while creating a solid foundation for higher order learning. The learner-centric communities feature multi-dimensional infrastructures that support brain-based learning modalities, and offer a high degree of flexibility, variety, and collaborative opportunities at multiple scales. 

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