El Cerrito Recycling Center

Pankow Builders and Noll & Tam met the challenge of a new Recycling Center in El Cerrito with a hybrid of Design Build and Integrated Project Delivery. Using this format, the project was able to develop a two acre multi-million dollar recycling facility in under one year. The project boasts net zero water use, net zero energy use, and innovative re-use of building materials. The project team also partnered with Zeta Communities to provide a high quality modular structure that furthers the team’s material, energy, water and cost goals in a way that site built construction could not.

The design-build team with extensive community input met El Cerrito’s environmental goals, commitment, and leadership in the design and construction of the new Center. The Center not only serves as a recycling drop-off location, but also as a living model of sustainable practices. 2 acre site; 2,000 SF; LEED Platinum Certified.

This project is one of the first large hospital projects using Lean Construction Delivery with a Fully Integrated Project Delivery Team. Pankow is a Core Team member and the Structural Concrete Trade Partner on this project. The general Contractor is Herrero Boldt.

Bishop O’Dowd High School Center for Environmental Studies

This new “living lab” is located on the north hillside of the campus overlooking stunning views of the Bay. The Center features two large indoor laboratory classrooms and a single large covered outdoor classroom; ample space for study, experimentation, research and group gatherings; office, restroom and storage facilities; a mobile kitchen, pizza oven/barbecue and fire circle; and a greenhouse. Designed to maximize natural lighting and ventilation while being extremely energy efficient, the building offers the flexibility of an indoor/outdoor learning environment. North-facing walls will open out into the adjacent tree-covered hillside and the west facing wall onto the large open terrace; LEED Platinum Certified.

Elon University Numen Lumen Multi-Faith Center

The Numen Lumen Pavilion receives its name from this university’s historic motto, a Latin phrase for “spiritual light” and “intellectual light.” The multi-faith center is a place for prayer, meditation and reflection and is appropriately located in the heart of the campus. Affirming the university’s commitment to the development of mind, body and spirit and respect for differing religious and spiritual traditions, the center will encourage campus dialogue and promote interfaith collaboration.

Many of the center’s eco-friendly features were selected by the student body and faculty. The project has achieved 98% waste recovery by keeping construction and demolition debris to minimal levels and diverting tons of waste from the landfills.

The two-story building in Elon’s Academic Village features a circular sacred space adjoined by a multipurpose room, meditation room, classroom, meeting and study rooms, and offices of the Vera Richardson Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life and the Center for the Study of Religion, Culture and Society. An outdoor meditation garden is located between the Numen Lumen Pavilion and the adjacent Gray Pavilion.

Construction consists of structural steel framing, brick façade, extensive exterior trim details, shingled roof system over metal trusses, and a copper-roofed rotunda.

Skidaway Institute of Oceanography

This state-of-the-art Marine & Coastal Science Research & Instructional Center allows the Skidaway Institute to expand its research in several areas, such as the development of new technologies associated with ocean observation systems; discovering the diversity of species and their interactions in the marine environment, and the assessment of factors affecting the environmental health and integrity of Georgia’s coastal zone.
The facility includes private office space, work centers, two chemistry labs, three general labs, biology lab, flow cytometry lab, special lab, clean room, mechanical room, and multi-use space for instruction, collaboration, and informational seminars.
Targeting LEED Gold certification, the MSRIC’s environmentally friendly design includes mechanical systems to provide flexible environmental controls, such as temperature, humidity, air pressure, and quality lighting. Organic courtyard, sidewalk, and roof materials, abundant interior natural light, six-inch foam insulation, energy efficient windows, solar hot water heating system, and a 1,000 gallon cistern to capture rainwater for various uses are just a few of the “green” elements.
The building is clad in a combination of framed cement fiber board panels and durable lap siding that is resistant to hurricanes, hail, insects, decay and wildfires.

Mount Saint Vincent Home

After three years of planning and soliciting the aid of subcontractors and suppliers, three new wood framed buildings were added to this children’s home, school and day treatment center.

Each new building contains 12 sleeping rooms, a kitchen, parlor, a central living area with high clerestory windows, a restroom, office space and 2 quiet rooms.

The use of multi-colored finishes creates a warm atmosphere.  All drywall  partitions in the quiet rooms were constructed of impact resistant drywall, backed by 1/2” plywood.

A large number of firms joined the Saunders team in constructing the campus, i.e. 3 electrical contractors, 3 plumbing contractors, etc., which significantly increased our coordination role.  All told, over $800,000 of the $1.2 million project was donated in time and materials for this project.

Baxa Pharmaceuticals

The Baxa Corporation tenant finish project includes 96,000 s.f. of office and manufacturing space and an 8,000 s.f. class 10,000 clean room.

Baxa is a leading provider of devices and systems for the preparation, handling, packaging, and administration of liquid medications.  Baxa manufactures and markets a wide range of healthcare products in use in hospitals, critical care units, and alternate-site pharmacies.

This facility, which includes 34,000 s.f. of warehouse space and 33,000 s.f. of manufacturing space, accommodates Baxa’s anticipated future growth and consolidates their US operations.  This pre-existing facility now houses delivery and storage of raw goods, product testing and assembly, packaging and shipping.

Archstone-Smith Communities

This 60,000 s.f. multi-floor tenant finish is a stunning example of Class “A” executive office areas with stone floors, maple walls and imported maple woven wood paneling.  The existing built-out space was phased to accommodate Archstone’s requirements in their company’s headquarters, with careful attention to noise, dust, life safety and fire egress.

Project challenges included long-lead millwork with elaborate custom detailing, complex layout requirements, and the constraints of working in occupied space.  The project earned a 2003 IDA Award from the Colorado Chapter of the American Society of Interior Design (ASID).

Gambro (COBE) Labs 1201

Saunders work for Gambro-COBE first began in 1992.  Our partnership approach has been key to our long term relationship.

1201 Addition

Serving as the new central mechanical plant to support the cleanroom assembly areas, the 2-story addition required relocation of existing boilers and chillers and installation of new equipment.  It houses hot water and compressed air systems on the second floor and a chilled water system on the first floor.  The high-bay warehouse has a 50-feet clear height to accommodate a sophisticated automated storage and retrieval system.

Phases 1, 2 and 3 Remodels

A structural steel mezzanine was created inside the existing central building as well as additional office space.  A new mechanical system using chilled water, boilers, and HVAC units were installed.  A 10,000 s.f. kitchen and cafeteria were added to the facility.  The corporate offices, conference rooms and the light manufacturing and assembly areas were remodeled.  The manufacturing area was retrofitted with 20,000 s.f. of ESP flooring.  Work on all three phases was further broken down by section so that specific groups of personnel could be relocated upon completion.

Coors Amphitheatre (formerly Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre)

Coors Amphitheatre, formerly know as Fiddler’s Green hosts a variety of events including musical concerts, theatre events and conferences with 7,500 fixed seats.  The venue features colored concrete, architectural concrete walls, sound walls with steel structure and tectum board for sound attenuation and light and sound structures.  The stage building is a steel structure with insulated interior, sound wings and cedar sidings.

A separate hospitality building includes space for performers to dress, relax, as well as entertain.  Additional buildings include 2 concession stands, restrooms and over 15 outlying concession kiosks.

The Wine Shop

Redefining the term “bottle shop,” The Wine Shop is Charlotte’s premier gourmet restaurant and wine bar.  One can enjoy more than 1000 wines, 200 varieties of beer, or a cigar at one of the custom wood bars or dine on the gourmet cuisine from the state-of-the-art kitchen.

This upfit also includes bathrooms and a structural steel mezzanine. New HVAC system with spiral exposed ductwork painted, plumbing and electrical kitchen equipment hook-ups and custom light fixtures are added.