Posted: August 16, 2023 | Projects
This 44,800-suare-foot adaptive/reuse project is the new home of the Ware Center, which provides behavioral health services for clients in the Rockford, Illinois area. Formerly a grocery store, the building was stripped of all fixtures and finishes down to bare structure and exterior walls. The entire front façade was removed to allow for 2,500 square feet of curtain wall — enabling a generous amount of natural light to enter the spacious waiting area, sized for 80 patrons. A grand canopy was added to the main entrance that continues within the reception space. It features suspended wood linear ceiling, suspended clouds of acoustical ceiling tile, generous amounts of natural and LED lighting, tile floors, tile feature walls, wood accents, and comfortable seating.
Posted: August 10, 2023 | Projects
This 153,000-square-foot K-4 elementary school was designed for an initial capacity of 900 students, with room for expansion for up to 1,200 students. Classrooms are located in two two-story buildings that are reserved for grades one through four and one single-story wing which is reserved for pre-K and kindergarten students. In addition to the classroom spaces, the campus has an outdoor “discovery zone”, two gymnasiums, a library, cafeteria, music rooms, and a performance stage.
Posted: August 2, 2023 | Projects
This 71,000-square-foot, three story classroom and administrative office building provides a centralized location for international students. It allows them more opportunities to integrate with the general student population, and enriches student and academic life. Certified as LEED® Platinum, it includes 24 classrooms, a 250-seat auditorium, reconfigurable multipurpose rooms, study lounges, and more.
Posted: July 26, 2023 | Projects
An old manufacturing facility for Eagle Claw Fish Hooks in Aurora, Colorado was transformed into this 64,000-square-foot charter school in less than two years. The extensive scope of this project started with demolishing an existing storage building in the future parking lot, and then taking the entire building structure back to its shell. Asbestos abatement had to be completed before the new mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems went in. A new fire suppression & alarm system was designed and installed. An elevator was retrofitted into an existing shaft.
Posted: July 19, 2023 | Projects
This 6,370-square-foot Ambulatory Surgery Center and Clinic serves patients in a warm and welcoming environment while providing state-of-the-art care. It brings healing from chronic pain, eases the burdens on families and caregivers, and helps solve the opioid epidemic. The architect implemented warm, natural materials such as wood and stone to create a sense of comfort and tranquility. The interior was designed with a neutral color palette that is both calming and inviting. The surgical suite is equipped with the latest technology, seamless flooring, modular storage, and provides flexibility for increased utilization. The ceiling system creates organized and predictable equipment configurations, reduces airborne pathogens, and helps provide infection control.