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Clearwater Gas System Facility Redevelopment

Posted: May 3, 2021 | Projects

The primary design requirement for this three-story 41,645-square-foot administrative office facility was that it be capable of withstanding CAT 5 hurricane force winds. The design also included several natural gas features ranging from furniture to the gas-fired chillers that the mechanical system operates on. The third floor houses an event terrace that overlooks the site, with views back toward downtown Clearwater. The site also houses 11,177 square feet of ancillary support space, for a total square footage of 52,822. It is expected that this design will provide Clearwater Gas System with a facility that will serve them another 50 years.

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Mellow Mushroom Highlands

Posted: April 21, 2021 | Projects

Founded in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1974, Mellow Mushroom  has been perfecting the pizza craft ever since. Mellow Mushroom stores are unique to every location, and focus on the highest quality food and ingredients produced and served in a unique and unforgettable environment. The unique design solution for their Louisville, Kentucky locatioin fits effortlessly on a .25-acre lot between an existing row of eclectic older shops on Bardstown Road. It features a raised patio overlooking the strip and a contemporary façade consisting of metal panels and vintage wood. This location boasts two full service bars with 50 assorted beers on tap, a private dining/covered patio seating up to 50, an outdoor patio seating, and indoor seating for over 200 patrons.

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Solace Apartments

Posted: April 7, 2021 | Projects

The architecture of Solace Apartments reflects the coastal nature of the site. Broad overhangs, large windows to enjoy the views, dormers reminiscent of historic beach cottages, and the casual colors of the project all combine to create a design that feels at home with the beach. Using planar architectural rules, each plane of the building receives a certain color and material combination. Using these rules, the building defines the façade on all sides, creating true 4-side architecture. Building materials were selected for their durability and economics. The base of the building utilizes a split-face CMU veneer, which grounds the building and provides the durability and protection needed to withstand the climate. Above this veneer, the planar design dictates the use of materials around the façade. Using mostly durable synthetic materials, the façade is designed to withstand days of bright sunlight while staying in place during a hurricane.

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Founders Classical Academy Charter School

Posted: March 31, 2021 | Projects

The new Founders Classical Academy (FCA), of Flower Mound, Texas, is operated by ResponsiveEd, one of the largest non-profit charter school operators in the nation. The 42,000-square-foot facility sits on 19 acres and houses kindergarten through twelfth grade. As part of a Charter School Program grant from the U.S. Department of Education — shared with 14 other charter management organizations — ResponsiveEd charter schools will benefit from the almost $15 million for their expansion efforts, to be utilized over the next five years. 

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Brushy Creek Family Hospital

Posted: March 23, 2021 | Projects

This 12,747-square-foot freestanding micro hospital features two orthopedic-sized surgical suites, four private patient rooms, a full laboratory, and a pharmacy.  The hospital provides emergency care for children and adults, including trauma and injury care. The facility is self-supporting, with operating rooms, MRI, CT scan, X-ray, ultrasound & EKG.

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