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Evanston Medical Office Building

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.

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Ridgeland City Hall

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.

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Austin Middle School

Posted: October 27, 2021 | Projects

This 156,538-square-foot middle school was designed to provide a complete educational facility for grades 6, 7, and 8, with a capacity for 1,000 students. Three separate-grade classroom wings house standard classrooms, science classrooms, computer labs, a library, a cafeteria with a stage, a practice and spectator gym, music education spaces, sports fields, and support spaces. In addition, there are specialty classrooms, including art rooms, a special education and resource classroom, an ESL classroom, parent workrooms, and a teacher lounge and workroom. The school utilizes native landscaping and regional exterior materials as part of sustainable design. The green design concepts include natural day- and high-efficiency lighting. A bus canopy provides shade from the hot Texas sun as part of the functional design.

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State of West Virginia Office Building

Posted: October 20, 2021 | Projects

Until recently, Adams Street in Fairmont, West Virginia, was home to numerous dilapidated and abandoned buildings.  It has since been converted into a 70,700 square-foot, five-story showcase office complex. Incorporating LEED design features such as interior and exterior LED lighting and thermal storage, it still manages to enhance the historic character of the city’s downtown district with historical forms of brick, precast stone, and glass fiber-reinforced concrete cornice. These were combined with more modern features such as glass curtain wall openings and insulated metal panels. The building’s east elevation with its simple geometric configuration provides a distinctive look which is easily identifiable when traveling to the city on its main connector from the interstate.

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Healthcare for the Homeless – Houston

Posted: October 12, 2021 | Projects

Healthcare for the Homeless serves a vulnerable and marginalized population of homeless men, women, and children in Houston, Texas. This renovation of an existing three-story building in downtown Houston, provided them with a dedicated, single-user facility that was completely gutted and renovated to fit their mission. The new facility provides 20,400 square feet of clinic and office support space, plus a 4,000-square-foot parking area. Renovations included an open stair between waiting areas, an exterior “lantern” over the new entry, a new elevator, and larger energy-efficient windows that provide daylighting deep inside the facility.

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