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Community Gardens - Affordable Senior Housing

Posted: June 7, 2019 | Projects

Inspired by a book titled Pocket Neighborhoods:  Creating Small-Scale Community in a Large-Scale World written by Ross Chaplin, AIA, Community Gardens was created - at a cost of  $95.19 per square foot - on an 11.4 acre brownfield site of a former hospital .  Key components of this pocket neighborhood include the following: density, walkability, quality architectural design, traditional neighborhood structure, sustainability, connectivity to the rest of the city, and most important, shared space designed to increase social interaction of the residents.

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Timber View Apartments

Posted: June 7, 2019 | Projects

This project encompassed adding two new three-story buildings to an existing apartment community along the Lake Michigan shoreline, adding a total of sixty new contemporary apartment units.  The construction indluded one garage, two apartment buildings totaling 66,400 square feet.  The total adjusted cost per square foot is $77.95.

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UF Health Florida Recovery Center, Legends Building

Posted: June 7, 2019 | Projects

This newly renovated space is a 9,696 square foot facility that was transformed - for an adjusted cost of $249 per square foot - from a hotel and night club into a new treatment facility for a wide range of addiction disorders – “a building that symbolizes that process of transformation and recovery is possible.” 

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University of Houston Fertitta Center Renovation

Posted: June 6, 2019 | Projects

The Fertitta Center (formerly Hofheinz Pavilion) at the University of Houston is a multipurpose facility that has served the University and the City of Houston for nearly 50 years with a rich history of sports and entertainment.  A $60 million renovation of this 191,722 square foot structure provided a dramatic new entry experience and complete reconstruction of the concourse level, including grand entry lobbies, expanded fan amenities and circulation. 

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Summit High School New Culinary Arts Classroom

Posted: June 6, 2019 | Projects

This 2,100 square foot renovation transformed an outdated consumer science lab into a state-of-the-art culinary arts classroom worthy of a Food Network stage set.  For an adjusted cost of  $449.51 per square foot, the room was redesigned and equipped with four “workstations”, each featuring its own gas range, double sink and dishwasher.  The center of the classroom is designed as an open, flexible area to accommodate movable, stainless steel bar-height tables and stools.  Epoxy floor and wall finishes are bright in color and provide a lively, hard-wearing surface.  Blue accent wall and ceiling trim colors reflect the blue colored appliances and provide an expressive and cohesive interior design. 

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