Neiman Marcus, The Shops at Clearfork

Rogers-O’Brien completed a ground-up, two-story, 90,000-SF Neiman Marcus store in the new 270-acre Shops at Clearfork retail development in Fort Worth, Texas. Exterior consists of a one-of-a-kind precast design with multiple architectural elements on each elevation of the building. The interior consists of high-end vendor shops including Zegna, David Yurman, Canali, Chanel, Gucci, Prada as well as several others. The interior lighting package comprised over 4,000 fixtures the bulk of which were installed in Level 5 finished drywall ceilings. The interior finish-out process required numerous coordination meetings with the design team and representatives from the various vendor shops in order to create seamless transitions between the sales floor and vendor shop areas.

Halyard Healthcare

Following the spin-off from Kimberly-Clark Clark Corporation, Halyard Health relocates their headquarters office to Kimberly-Clark’s campus in Alpharetta, GA. Four floors within two office buildings are renovated in an extremely fast-paced four-month schedule. Halyard Health is a global healthcare company focused on preventing infection, eliminating pain, and speeding recovery.

Full height glass doors lined with Halyard’s distinct logo allow guests to enter through various other points of entry. Upon entering Halyard’s main lobby, guests are greeted by porcelain Italian tile floors and a fumed Aspen wood reception desk. Halyard’s logo is prominently displayed against custom millwork wall panels. Canted display walls with additional printed vinyl decals create an unmistakable sophistication in elevator lobbies. Elevator lobbies and conference areas are illuminated by 5-foot cylindrical mud-in lighting fixtures. A skyfold partition is installed in the large conference room.

In the six breakrooms throughout the corporate office, Italian porcelain tile backsplash plus custom millwork panels evoke the modern atmosphere felt throughout the entire office. The renovation encourages employee collaboration and engagement. Breakaway rooms made for small conferences include full monitors and backlit LED lighting lining the wall, facilitating mobile conferencing. Comfortable seating plus full internet capabilities allow for a shared work environment in the mobile lounge. Nearly 80% of the sheetrock in the office is covered with writable wall surfaces, enhancing employee teamwork. Scheduling monitors are installed outside all rooms with meeting capabilities to eliminate any scheduling complications. Wellness rooms provide a place for relaxation and healing for new and expectant mothers or employees feeling under the weather.

Central core areas feature custom designed booths complete with Halyard’s distinct colors, full bar-height island, fumed Aspen millwork, and elegant Cambria quartz side panels. Employees can enjoy a sophisticated coffee bar with a high-end espresso maker and monitors. BuzziSpace, a sound-absorbing felt, is installed in common core areas allowing for acoustic deafening. LED lighting throughout these areas have occupancy sensors to allow for energy efficiency. Custom display cabinets are installed outside of core areas, showcasing the company’s products.

One of the largest and most unique areas in this multi-faceted project is the laboratory space. A see-through custom ducted, stainless steel fume hood is installed, allowing employees to view experiments occurring in the lab. As employees enter the lab, all of the printed vinyl decals on the full height glass doors showcase the patent numbers of all of Halyard’s products. Welded chemical resistant vinyl floors and multi-faceted millwork clouds hang above all lab islands, creating the look of a sail. These millwork clouds aid in both lighting and acoustics, absorbing sound created in the laboratory. Each lab island is equipped with epoxy resin tops, medical gases, and completely deionized water systems. Mock-up rooms allow customers to see all of the company’s products in motion, offering true-to-life and fully operational surgery rooms with surgical lighting and medical equipment.

Halyard’s basement contains a machine shop prototype room, installed for new product development. An environmental chamber allows employees to modify the controlled environment, including humidity and temperature, to facilitate product reaction experimentation.

To allow for the sophisticated equipment installed throughout the building, a steel platform is built on the roof housing mechanical equipment and exhaust units. A screen is installed around the equipment, featuring 15-foot Alucobond metal panels and covering 40-by-90-feet, to obscure visibility from the road. A synthetic rubber 60-mil roof is added with a wire platform to support the mechanical equipment and exhaust units.

INSYS Therapeutics Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Facility

Insys Therapeutics is a specialty pharmaceutical company that develops and commercializes innovative products for supportive care of pain patients. The Insys Therapeutics Facility project entailed the interior demolition of a 60,000 SF warehouse and the interior build out of a new pharmaceutical manufacturing facility. Along with the renovation of the exterior façade, the project scope also includes the addition of an 8,000 SF Class 10,000 Clean Room and another 20,000 SF of process space to accommodate the manufacturing of a range of patented pharmaceutical products.

Fair Park Esplanade Parry Ave

Based on the Fair Park Comprehensive Development Plan, the Fair Park Esplanade and the Parry Avenue Gate was restored and enhanced by the addition of a water feature which occupies a portion of the historic 700-foot long reflecting basin. The fountain includes the tallest water jets in the state and is designed to be choreographed to music, a sound system and lights. In the spirit of the original 1936 show, this new water feature delights visitors day and night with changing programs. The restoration included a large pylon, landscaping and light features surrounding the fountain. With the addition of the DART Light Rail Station in 2009, a restored historic entrance gate greets visitors to Fair Park. The gate structures were restored and the wall reconstructed to match its original 1936 appearance.

Rankin County Replacement Facilies – Hospital Clinic & Wellness Center

Rogers-O’Brien delivered the Rankin County Hospital Replacement Facility utilizing the design-build delivery method, which yielded transparency of all costs, allowed for faster project completion and was under budget. The new Rankin County Hospital and Wellness Center includes a new 38,200 square foot critical access hospital with 15 inpatient beds along with lab, imaging, physical therapy, dietary, and emergency department services. The Clinic and Pharmacy are connected to the hospital. The 9,800 square foot Wellness Center features a large pool, exercise and gym multipurpose space, locker rooms, and physical therapy area. The 8-acre site also includes a FAA compliant lighted heliport and an RV parking area to facilitate out-of-town families of extended stay patients.

Utilizing an integrated team approach, Rogers-O’Brien and O’Connell Robertson worked together from conception through completion, actively engaging the client and hospital staff for comments and input during early work sessions. This approach allowed us to create a “one of a kind client specific custom designed facility” meeting their every need and providing efficient healthcare operational services and configurations for smooth flowing (less movement) work environments designed to fit their distinct style of procedures/routines in their facility.

St. Stephen’s Episcopal School-Buddy Temple ’60 Dining Hall/Booth Student Center

The project is centrally located in the heart of the pedestrian-only 60 year-old campus. The buildings are woven into the landscape within inches of large live oaks, settled between the residential end of campus and the main student thoroughfare and drop-off area. The schedule was compressed to meet the needs of the school to be complete by opening day of the 2013-14 academic year. The artistic design, value management process, pre-purchase, and construction phasing and delivery logistics, all helped make the Dining Hall and Student Center project the “crown jewel” of the St. Stephen’s campus. The project received the ABC Excellence in Construction Eagle Award and a 2014 Texas Society of Architects Design Award.

FedEx and Print Services Facility

Rogers-O’Brien has delivered the FedEx Office and Print Services Facility located in Plano, Texas. This four-story tilt wall facility will encompass 260,000 SF and will serve as a world-class facility for over 1,200 employees. This consolidated North Texas corporate headquarters for FedEx.

SCRA Applied Technologies Center

Located within the epicenter of Charleston, South Carolina’s fast-growing I-26 corridor, the South Carolina Research Authority’s (SCRA) Applied Technologies Center is a hallmark office structure within the vibrant, self-sustaining community of Nexton in Summerville.

The three-story structural steel structure, which rests atop a geopier foundation with shallow concrete, is clad in an array of Old Savannah brick, Trespa architectural panels, ACM, and curtainwall glass. It provides the applied research company and multiple tenants with over 78,000-SF of space. Custom interior decorative Trespa panels, ceramic tile flooring, and custom pendant lighting enhance the lobby and office/conference room corridors, which each boast an open ceiling structure. A monumental staircase accents the lobby, which is also adorned by a free-standing custom orchid sculpture. Multiple high-tech conference areas, each surrounded by glass walls, are named after branches of the U.S. military (Army Room, Marine Room, etc.) to pay homage to SCRA’s clients and personnel, many of whom dutifully served. The main conference room, which overlooks the lobby, features a state-of-the-art flat panel television system. The high-tech system is capable displaying nine separate programs (in a grid-like structure) or a single program as one display for the highest level of visual impact.

Design and construction of the Applied Technologies Center highlights the talent of the design-build team dedicated to providing a high standard for sustainability, an innovative construction management approach and highly-detailed schedule control. Choate Construction’s attention to the needs of the client while expertly balancing the jobsite activities and schedule yielded the delivery of the project on time, within budget, and with best-in-class quality.

2015 ENR Southeast, Merit Award for Office / Interiors / Mixed Use Category

Roquette America, Inc.

The new, 2-story, 35,000 square-foot science and technology campus will provide for customer collaboration, product development, nutrition and bio-chemical research. The Roquette group family enterprise is one of the top-ranked processors of starch (N° 2 in Europe and N° 4 in the world), as well as being the world leader in polyols, pyrogen free raw materials and dry sugars.

The facility will also serve as a U.S. sales and client center for this France based company and includes six test kitchens / laboratories as well as a demonstration kitchen for showcasing new products and an auditorium with 56 capacity seating. The environmentally friendly design includes bio-swales, native vegetation and preserved farmland. The adjacent road improvements include a turn lane, deceleration lane, traffic lights and improved bike path.

North Hills Wellness Center

Pankow provided design-build services for the County of Los Angeles North Hills Wellness Center. Scope of work included design and construction of a new 13,323 SF single-story facility comprised 9 exam rooms, 4 dental rooms, 4 laboratories, 4 clinician offices, 2 nurse’s stations as well as a special procedure room, psychiatrist’s office, pharmaceutical dispensary, 3 counseling offices, 2 optometry offices, retail store and two health education and training rooms.