1400 Hi Line

1400 Hi Line is a 340,000 SF, 23-story residential tower with a concrete frame and a glass and stucco exterior façade. The building offers 314 multi-family rental units and approximately 27,000 SF of street-level retail.

The one-acre rooftop park includes an infinity edge pool, fire pits, cabanas and outdoor grills. Residents enjoy the adjacent indoor pool-side recreational lounge with floor-to-ceiling glass capturing dramatic views of the Dallas skyline, a full catering facility for private parties and a 3,000 SF state-of-the-art fitness center.

West 7th

Encompassing over five city blocks, this 900,000 SF mixed-use development reestablishes West 7th Street in the historic Fort Worth Museum District with retail, office, hotel, and residential space. The architecture is an eclectic blend of lifestyle storefronts and modern styling. Owner Cypress Equities charged Rogers-O’Brien with overall management of the project, which included demolition of the existing site, coordination of infrastructure and finish-out of the new buildings. The completed project features pedestrian walkways, tree-lined streets, plazas and outdoor seating.

University of Colorado Boulder JILA Addition

The 50,800-square-foot addition to the JILA complex (a joint institute of the University of Colorado Boulder and the National Institute of Science and Technology) is intended to further the capability and capacity of scientific research from Astrophysics to Biophysics to Nanoscience. The facility houses some of the world’s leading scientists including Nobel Prize Laureates. The project is a response to the present and future growth of JILA, and provides cutting-edge laboratory, technical, office and collaborative spaces.

Saunders worked hand-in-hand with the University’s facilities department and JILA scientists/researchers, located in the existing facility, to provide constant communication on noise and vibration levels of construction operations in order to limit construction influence on the highly sensitive research.

MSC Industrial

This New York-based distributor of metal working and industrial supplies co-locates its corporate headquarters in Davidson, North Carolina. The office building sits on a 14.7-acre site within Childress Klein Properties’ Harbour Place development.

The six-story building serves as the company’s Customer Service Center and is constructed of structural steel and precast exterior while traditional curtainwall wraps the building. Corporate offices occupy the fifth floor with open office space on the second, third and fourth floors, which accommodate technology, human resources, marketing, and product management employees. A full-service kitchen, dining area, and lounge are provided in addition to an amphitheater, for education and training, on the first floor.

The lobby greets visitors with high-end finishes such as extensive granite and rich millwork, materials also used throughout the sixth floor lobby. Green Globe design parameters are utilized to ensure thoughtful sustainability practices. Site work includes 12-acres of grading and storm sewer installation. This area includes surface parking spaces and an outdoor patio, fountain, and bocce court.

Choate Construction completes the project with a highly accelerated schedule, utilizing fast-track phasing was employed to allow the tenants to occupy the building within 12 months of the commencement of design.

Colorado State University Lory Student Center Revitalization

Over 20,000 people pass through the Lory Student Center (LSC) every day, making the more than 50-year-old building one of the busiest locations in northern Colorado. The student center is the hub of activity on campus for students, faculty and staff; it houses student services, dining facilities, stores, meeting rooms, ballrooms, art galleries and a theater.

To keep up with the needs of a growing student body, attract new students and address an aging HVAC system, CSU renovated the 160,000-square-foot structure and added nearly 70,000 square feet to the center. The university’s goal was to create a flexible-use space, improve energy performance and keep people connected to the outside vistas, which include a lagoon, outdoor amphitheater, sculpture garden and the Rocky Mountains.

Charlotte Premium Outlets

With 90 designer and name-brand stores, this retail factory outlet mall represents a unique joint venture between Tanger Outlets and Simon Outlets. Choate Construction delivered the 450,483 SF outlet mall which contains nine separate buildings, a food court with multiple restaurants, extensive hardscapes, and fountains. Located on 42 acres, each of the nine buildings are connected by a covered gallery steel roof structure to provide shelter in the open-air mall.

The building shell construction consists of precast panels and steel framing. The facades are a mix of stud framing, storefront, EIFS, and stone. The project also includes public road construction and substantial offsite improvements to adjacent roads, intersections, and highway ramps.

270 Brannon

The proposed project includes the demolition of an existing parking lot and two story concrete structures and the construction of a new concrete replacement building. The 202,103SF, 5-and-6-story, Class A office space will also include 1-story of below grade parking. The building will be arranged around a central courtyard, which splits the building into two masses connected by the core. The courtyard features a signature open glass rooftop canopy and outdoor seating with landscaping that will include a water feature and living greenery plant wall.


NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputer Center

The three-story, 170,982 sf NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC)  is a high-performance scientific computing in the atmospheric and related geosciences fields. The facility includes 16,000 sf of Administration space, 3,600 sf Network Operations Center, 2,300 sf of Mass Media Storage as well as a 100,00 sf Central Utility Plant.

Once full operation begins in the summer of 2012, the NWSC will continue to advance scientific discovery for the next several decades. The adaptive design and construction enables the facility to expand in accordance to the evolving nature of supercomputing technology.

The NWSC’s design takes full advantage of Cheyenne’s elevation and cool, dry climate by employing ambient air to cool the facility nearly year round. This will significantly reduce the facility’s energy use. The facility is estimated to be 90 percent more energy efficient than typical supercomputing centers and is on track to receive LEED Gold Certification. In addition, over 70 percent of the construction materials are reused onsite or recycled.

Valor Christian School

Reflective of a collegiate campus, the Valor Christian School provides middle and high school students with a well-rounded education stemming from Christian views.  The campus accommodates 450 middle school and 600 high school students, with a future phase for an additional 600 high school students.

The 40-acre site incorporates 250,000 s.f. of educational facilities in a campus-like setting. The Academic building houses administration areas, general classrooms, a library and common spaces.  The Art building includes an auditorium with seating for 600, music, art and media studio spaces.  The Athletic building provides students with two gymnasiums as well as fitness and dance facilities and the Aquatics facility includes a pool, bleacher area and support spaces.

In addition, site amenities include a football and track stadium with seating for 2,000, concessions, locker rooms and a press box.  Other amenities include baseball, softball and soccer fields in addition to four tennis courts.

Roswell Presbyterian Church

Founded in 1839, this historic renovation and addition included a preschool, 2 story Narthex, 999 seat sanctuary, and adult education classrooms. Harmonizing the 1840’s historic sanctuary with the new construction, all while enhancing functionality and space for the growing congregation, provided a unique construction experience to add to Choate’s historic renovation resume.

A particular challenge on this project arose by having to work in and around a fully operational day care, church staff, and various congregation activities for a full year. Through daily communication with the staff and weekly newsletters to the congregation explaining current construction activities and parties would be affected, this project was completed successfully.