Posted: May 25, 2022 | Projects
This 288-square-foot kitchen remodel was done for all the usual reasons: energy savings, resale value, the family’s changing needs, and a desire to modernize the busiest room in the house. The catalyst was a plan to add a "granny flat" to the 1940s-era house, and the project included the conversion of a powder room into a walk-in pantry. The project was done in the Shaker motif, which blended into the New England atmosphere, the colonial neighborhood, and the colonial touches within the house, such as wainscotting in the hallways of the adjacent mud room addition leading into the newly renovated kitchen.
Posted: May 18, 2022 | Projects
For the University of North Texas, the installation of six charging stations was funded through a $13,500 grant from ECOtality as well as $28,499.07 from UNT’s We Mean Green Fund – a $5 per long-semester student fee utilized to fund sustainability projects on campus. UNT’s EV stations can be found in three locations across the campus with two charging units at each location.
Posted: May 6, 2022 | Projects
This 3,600-square-foot church Fellowship Hall was constructed adjacent to, and connected to, the origial church annex build approximately 70 years ago. The design of the Fellowship Hall involved a complex solution in providing for a completely handicap accessible facility, with an interior connecting the “Gathering Room” with ADA-compliant ramp and stairs connected to the previous building. The Gathering Room is a transitional space between the old and new, with an earlier piece of stained glass used as a “window” accent feature mounted on the original exterior brick wall. Exterior materials for the new facility were chosen to be compatible with the existing brick structure, yet they still express a modern appearance.
Posted: May 2, 2022 | Projects
This 11,000-square-foot fire station in Willits, California, is constructed of two offset - but connected - pre-engineered metal building (PEMB) systems: one contains the offices and living quarters, while the other contains the apparatus bays and support area. The interior includes a large Public Lobby with access to a community room, district administrative offices, and living quarters for the fire crew and volunteers. Materials were selected for longevity and low maintenance – tile and carpet tile floors, painted walls, suspended and painted ceilings, casework, windows and doors.
Posted: April 25, 2022 | Projects
This 83,458-square foot International Baccalaureate®(IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) School serves 560 pre-K through fifth grade students. It completely replaced an elementary school built in 1929. The use of brick on the facade, and salvaged decorative wrought iron elements honor the original school. Interior and exterior materials incorporate tree and leaf motifs, emphasizing the Charter Oak theme. Within the commons, media center, and auditorium, leaf-shaped ceiling clouds provide acoustical sound absorption and visual interest. Outside of the media center, an exterior shading screen also incorporates a tree and branch-like forms. The project achieved U.S. Green Building Council LEED Gold Certification, and it also complies with the State of Connecticut High Performance Building Standards.