Posted: December 1, 2021 | Projects
This 11,909-square-foot administration building for the Northeast Technology Center in Pryor, Oklahoma, features an exterior comprised mainly of natural local stone and manufactured masonry. Along the front facade, large expanses of glazing allow natural light to illuminate the interior. The entryway features an airy, open lobby with a 24-foot ceiling and a large curtain wall that welcomes both prospective students and employees alike. The interior was designed for optimal efficiency, in terms of both space planning and light distribution, with north clerestory windows along the main corridor and work area. Clerestory windows provide large amounts of natural light and reduce the amount of manufactured light required in the communal spaces. The administrative building also includes a safe area, with reinforced walls, footings and roof to allow for the safety of the occupants in case of the inclement weather that is common in Oklahoma.
Posted: November 22, 2021 | Projects
Hiawassee Park offers an array of independent housing options in a collection of 1- and 2-bedroom cottage-style homes. With an exceptional mountain view, engaging activities, and a caring staff, Hiawassee Park promises a vibrant and comfortable community for aging adults. The community also includes amenities such as a clubhouse, with an exterior terrace, community garden with native florals, peaceful meditation gardens, walking trails, and a waterfront gazebo. The architect approached the project with the concept to ensure the environmental sustainability due to the extreme topography in the site, while balancing affordability. Deep-soil pier foundations helped keep the natural terrain of the mountain slopes, maintaining a practical geological and structurally stable topography. Vehicular access, automobiles, and golf carts, follow the natural terrain to minimize cross-cutting of the mountain slopes.
Posted: November 17, 2021 | Projects
This project involved a complete renovation of the 92,738-square-foot Beverly Rogers Literature and Law Building (RLL) on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). Renovation work occurred primarily on the first and second floors, with mechanical and plumbing work on the third and fourth levels. In addition, the exterior envelope was expanded by 800 square feet on the first floor. The renovation of the first and second floors consists of new office spaces, classrooms, common areas, restrooms, and conference rooms that will be used by UNLV’s English departments, Honors Departments, and Black Mountain Institute. Unique to this project is a system called DIRTT walls, which allows the end-user to quickly change any wall to a different type of wall(e.g., A/V wall to glass or blank wall). It works as a perimeter framed wall with “panels” that are used to infill that wall with features such as wood, TVs, acoustical and electrical applications.
Posted: November 10, 2021 | Projects
This 9,157 square-foot medical office is a single-story steel post and beam structure. The construction of the facility was slab on grade with structural steel curtain walls and masonry veneer. The building was designed with energy conservation in mind and with state-of-the-art mechanical and electrical systems that keep annual utility costs at a minimum. The facility includes clinical offices, medical exam rooms, administrative offices, group treatment areas, recreation rooms, and a life skills education space. The facility also houses a short-term detention and stabilization center operated by the Evanston City Police. The detention center provides a reception desk, a monitoring area, a counseling office, and stabilization rooms for three individuals.
Posted: October 29, 2021 | Projects
This 32,000-square-foot two-story building was planned and designed to house all departments of the Ridgeland, Mississippi city government. Primary construction materials and systems utilized in the project include brick façade with architectural pre-cast and metal panel accents, structural steel, concrete slab on grade, and TPO roof. Glazing systems included curtain wall and storefront with thermal breaks and 1″ Low-E Insulated glass in all exterior locations. Interior materials include porcelain tile, LVT, specialty wood ceilings, solid core wood doors, and reeded and frosted glass doors at entrances to each department. Certain interior areas are protected with Level 7 bullet resistant sheetrock and glass assemblies for protection in the event of an active shooter situation.