Posted: April 29, 2020 | Projects
St. Kateri Tekakwitha is a 12,400-square-foot, 450-seat Gothic-inspired church erected on the site of a 100-year-old brick Gothic-style church that was destroyed by a tornado in 2012. The 95-foot-high bell tower houses the original peal of bells that was in the previous church’s tower, and is capped by a 70-foot-high steeple. The resulting 165-foot steeple is visible for miles around, and is the tallest object in town – making the church a major landmark in southeastern Illinois.
Posted: April 22, 2020 | Projects
This project consisted of consolidating suites located on three different, non-contiguous floors down to two contiguous floors. The previous design standard consisted of 7½′ × 7½′ low-wall cubicles with an 8″ top glass panel yielding 58-inch-high cubicle walls. The new rollout incorporated a benching system offering a range of desk sizes all 6 feet wide, with 50-inch-high front fabric privacy panels. The benching system introduced a modular kit of parts with varying return sizes, and the inclusion of mobile tables that can flex to support various workstyles. The new standard also introduced more natural light, quieter rooms, a wider variety of technology-enabled collaborative spaces, and raised the dual monitors off the work surfaces on ergonomically-adjustable monitor arms.
The Los Angeles County Development Authority selected Contour Crafting Corporation, in collaboration with HDR and the supportive services provider Volunteers of America, to design and build 3D printed modular homes in the county.
Posted: April 15, 2020 | Projects
This freestanding "man cave" building was built about 250 feet from the main house on a 26-acre property, with a driveway connecting the two buildings. A few weeks into the project, the owner decided to add a large swimming pool — complete with patios, trees and landscaping. Subsequently, the owner made numerous additional upgrades, including a locker room with lockers, updated kitchenette and appliances, open wood staircase, site paving, added landscaping, and more. In the end, the project doubled in both size and dollars. Nevertheless, it was completed on schedule at an (adjusted) cost of $280.99 per square foot.
Posted: April 9, 2020 | Projects
A massive indoor/outdoor sports and entertainment complex under construction northwest of Austin, Texas has added six new tenants — and anticipates opening this summer.