Palmetto Bluff Moreland Village

The Moreland Village Outfitters Center and Social Club are the next major addition as Palmetto Bluff continues to expand its offerings with this master-planned community. Building on the success of the original Wilson Village established in 2005, Moreland Village is the second master-planned community within Palmetto Bluff.

Developer Crescent Communities partners with Lake Flato Architects of San Antonio, TX and 4240 Architecture from Denver, CO, for an integrated and collaborative approach on these two components of Moreland Village.

The 7,600-SF Outfitters Center is designed by Lake Flato Architects and comprised of a retail store, canteen/deli, classroom, real estate sales office, and adjacent maintenance building. 4240 Architects designs the 19,600-SF Social Club which includes two pools, amenities building, smoke house, bike rental barn, pool bar, tree house, bowling alley, restaurant, fitness center and service building.

Architectural features include cypress siding, exposed timber frame, boardwalks with IPE decking material, and antique reclaimed barn wood floors.

Comcast Regional Headquarters – One Ballpark Center

Telecommunications leader Comcast relocates their regional headquarters to a space designed to further support the global largest broadcasting and cable company. Overlooking the Atlanta Braves’ SunTrust Park, the space houses over 1,000 Comcast employees in a dynamic office space that intertwines innovation, technology, and growth. As a technology development hub, the headquarters office provides a home for the company’s growing workforce of technologists, engineers, and software architects.

The 229,192-SF building comes to life with an interior upfit on all nine of its floors. Employees and visitors alike are welcomed into the grand lobby with sleek terrazzo floors, fry reglet forms, and surfaces finishes. NanoLumens screens are mounted to interior lobby walls, showcasing Comcast’s services.

Encouraging workplace comradery, a cafe on the second floor features a commercial kitchen and includes indoor and outdoor dining areas. The full-service corporate kitchen features a large pizza oven, and a walk-in refrigerator and freezer. Additionally on the second floor, a gym with extensive workout equipment, showers, plus yoga rooms allows employees to unwind during their downtime. A striking glass and terrazo staircase leads guests to the third floor outdoor gathering space.

An open-office floor plan promotes teamwork and runs throughout the third through eighth floors with huddle rooms, large conference rooms, breakrooms, plus private offices. The executive space takes up the ninth floor with spacious private offices, large training conference rooms, and a warming kitchen.

A popular spot in the building, the ninth floor, features an indoor bar plus an outdoor seating area. Employees can watch a Braves game from the ninth floor and enjoy a signature hotdog cooked on the various outdoor grills. Box suites with cushioned risers allow a comfortable space to watch a baseball game or finish work outdoors.

Heartis Senior Living

Recognizing the need for additional senior living communities in the region, Caddis Partners brings Heartis Fayetteville to Fayetteville, GA. The 160,000-SF facility provides residents a full continuum of care with an independent living, assisted living, and memory care wing.

Wood frame, metal stud framing, hollow core planks, and metal roof trusses create the facility’s structure. The exterior of each wing is adorned in brick and cementitious siding, shingle and metal roofing, as well as decorative canopies and porte cochere components.

Granite counter tops, luxury vinyl tile and ceramic tile flooring, plus a decorative lighting layout enhance the 158 resident units. First-class amenities include full kitchen and dining area, game and activity rooms, beauty and barber shop, café/bistro, and pool and fitness area. Beautifully landscaped courtyards and a lengthy perimeter walking path allow for vibrant outdoor activities.

Triangle Brick Manufacturing Plant

A new brick manufacturing complex including multiple pre-engineered metal buildings totaling 400,000 SF under roof. The project consists of the main plant and manufacturing line, clay storage, grinding and grinding storage, reclaimer, maintenance, sorting and wrap station, fuel tank area, loading dock and sales office.

The project was completed under a Design Build contract. The Owner came to Rogers-O’Brien with their civil engineering partner Freese and Nichols that provided programming and conceptual design and civil engineering services for the project. We were given their prototype engineering drawings and manufacturing line schematics and directed to work with our subcontractor partners to provide full service design, engineering and construction (design-assist). Brick manufacturing commenced January 2016.

CoreLogic – North Texas Operations Office

Part of the Cypress Waters development in Dallas, Texas, this 327,000 SF 4-story shell tilt-wall office and parking garage serves as a new regional headquarters for CoreLogic bringing 1,300 local employees from the existing Westlake and Richardson locations.   The embedded CoreLogic logo on the building was achieved through the use of a fritted glass technique whereby the color is integral of the glass and not a decal or applied sticker.  Rogers-O’Brien documented 49 weather-delay days during the construction of this project. The entire building site was matted to prevent sinking and sandbags used.  Even with significant weather delays the building was delivered on time.  Through buy-out savings Rogers-O’Brien was able to return $640,992 to the owner which they used for tenant-improvement upgrades.

The Commons at University of North Georgia

The Georgia Board of Regents (BOR) has signed a long-term lease agreement with Corvias to develop, maintain, and operate student housing on multiple campuses across the state over the next 65 years. University of North Georgia is one of seven campuses receiving student housing in phase one of this public-private-partnership.

With enrollment increasing exponentially, the need for student housing has risen at the University of North Georgia. Two student housing buildings totaling 118,268 SF join the compendium of residence life at the University of North Georgia adding 540 beds in 169 suite and semi-suite style dormitory units. The buildings are located on a 2.65 acres site surrounded by the campus on all sides. Common areas include gathering rooms, study lounges, laundry rooms, and a connect room featuring billards, foosball, and a projector screen. Finishes are typical of University of North Georgia’s current dormitory standards, utilizing a mix of carpet tile and luxury vinyl tile flooring in the dorm units.

Four existing duplexes are removed from the site and one existing staff apartment is demolished to make way for the dormitories. With over 60 feet of elevation change from one end to the other on the site, the buildings needed slab-on-grade at five different elevations to accommodate the topography.

Both buildings utilize a partial podium slab configuration for the first level with three and four stories of wood framing above. The exterior skin is comprised primarily of brick masonry with cast stone accents and cement panel siding at upper elevations. Exposed timber canopies accent the building entrances. The roof is an architectural asphalt shingle with IPE decking at the roof terrace for student lounging.

The mechanical system utilizes VTAC units in the dorms and a centralized boiler provides domestic hot water.

Dallas Arboretum Parking Garage at B-1 & UW

This 460,000 SF, 1,150-space parking garage provides much needed additional parking for the Dallas Arboretum. The project included demolition of the existing surface parking lot and landscaping and construction of a new 5-story parking garage. The new parking garage features two floors below-grade, three floors above-grade and a 156-foot long pedestrian tunnel underneath Garland Road providing safe access for visitors to this urban public garden. This project was recipient of a TEXO Distinguished Building Award and Topping Out Award.

Dallas ISD Dr. Zan Wesley Holmes Jr. Middle School

Zan Wesley Holmes Jr. Middle School is a 3-story, 205,000 SF environmentally sustainable facility for the Dallas ISD, built to accommodate 1,250 students. The building features 64 classrooms, multiple administration offices, a library, an auditorium, several gymnasiums, and adjacent athletic fields. Construction of the ground-up facility required complex site logistics with the relocation of utilities and geothermal heating and air conditioning systems. Named after the civil rights activist and spiritual leader Dr. Zan Wesley Holmes, Jr., the school’s mission statement ensures student success by creating a well-structured, student-centered environment where effective high quality instruction is in every classroom and rigorous student learning is the norm. This project is the recipient of a Regional Hispanic Contractors Association Pillar Award, AIA Dallas Honors Award and a Topping Out Award.

Capital Ridge Office Campus

Located immediately adjacent to the future Hotel Granduca, the Capital Ridge Office Complex is the cornerstone of this new development located just North of Bee Cave Road on Highway 360 in west Austin. The new 7-story 240,000 SF Class A office complex and 9-story parking garage is situated on the top of a hill accessed from Highway 360 utilizing a long winding road. The project also features a lobby access tunnel which will give employees and visitors access to the building lobby from the parking garage through a subterranean tunnel featuring natural line stone walls, air conditioning and wall art.

Young Harris College Rollins Campus Center

The Rollins Center connects four distinct areas in a single, state-of-the-art structure: a 60,000-SF multi-purpose student center, an expanded dining hall boasting a wide variety of food stations, 350-seat banquet facility, and a 40,000-SF modern library. The stunning Campus Center is designed to be the focal point of the growing campus.

The campus center provides dedicated office and meeting space for student media, Student Government Association, religious life, Greek organizations and other clubs. It also includes multiple lounge areas, informal meeting space, computer workstations, and convenience store. Additionally, the more than 500-seat dining hall replaces the College’s current 270-seat space. Food stations will feature nutritious, customized made-to-order meals, plus grab-and-go options.

Striving to achieve LEED certification, the building’s design focuses on sustainability. Sustainable features include the use of geothermal wells for the capture of onsite renewable energy, the sophisticated use of exterior glazing and light shelves to maximize daylight as well as views, reduced water usage both inside and out, the use of both recycled and regional materials as well as the recycling of construction waste.

The building is constructed of a structural steel and concrete frame, a masonry, glass, metal panel and wood exterior skin and both single ply and metal roof systems. Interior design will consist of Class A finishes with an emphasis on wood to create a very social and comfortable environment for the student body.

Constructed during one of the worst winters in local memory, the College Campus Center lost an incredible 192 days to weather. Despite this seemingly insurmountable challenge, Choate Construction delivered the project on time and even without using the officially allowed 90-day overage.