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.

Network Appliance Campus

Choate Construction Company has completed numerous projects for Network Appliance, the network storage company based in California, for a total of 422,000 SF.

Network Appliance Building 1
This 165,000-SF cold shell building was converted to a warm shell, followed by the completion of 125,000 SF of interior space. Interior environments included approximately 40,000 SF of R&D laboratory, training facilities, an executive briefing center as well as open office/systems furniture plan for global support personnel.

Network Appliance RTP Building 2
The next phase of expansion involves the conversion of a cold shell office building to a warm shell state, fitting out approximately 150,000 SF to accommodate customer support, product development, software development and laboratory/data center business unit expansion needs.

Network Appliance Dedicated Lab – RTP Building 4
This dedicated lab facility contains over 2,100 racks of data equipment, with the lab environment designed at over 650 watts per square foot. Over 11,000 tons of cooling capacity is delivered by four (4) 2,800 ton centrifugal chillers served by 8 cooling towers. Chilled water runs through the coils of eighty (80) 45,000 CFM air handling units which deliver a collective 3.6 million CFM to the laboratory environment. The structural steel frame is clad in architectural metal panels with weather-proof relief air louvers surrounding almost the entire 3rd level, dedicated solely to the air handling equipment and half of the electrical distribution gear.

Toyota TRD Chassis Engineering Building

This LEED Certified facility serves as Toyota’s chassis facility to support several of it’s NASCAR Nextel Cup Teams, such as Waltrip Racing, Team Red Bull, and Bill Davis Racing. The facility is comprised of Engineering Offices, General Shop and Specialty Testing Systems including 7 Post & 12 Post Test Rigs.

Hendrick Motorsports 24 Race Shop

A new race shop and office building for Hendrick Motorsports and Jeff Gordon’s #24 DuPont and Jimmie Johnson’s #48 Lowe’s (NASCAR Winston Cup Racing Teams) includes extremely high end Lobby finishes are of anigre wood panels, epoxy terrazzo floor in a waving checkered flag pattern, and extensive aluminum and glass displays.  The 2nd floor contains Jeff Gordon’s private offices and the offices of all support staff.  The balance of the facility is for engineering offices as well as Cup car finish fabrication, painting, and setup. The Lobby contains memorabilia from Jeff Gordon’s and Jimmie Johnson’s careers including uniforms, trophies from each victory, and #24 and #48 display cars.  Jeff Gordon leads a video tour through the facility on several plasma screens throughout the space.

zMax Dragway at Concord

Joining the Lowe’s Motor Speedway’s legendary complex is the quarter-mile ZMax Dragway, the largest drag strip ever built.  Features include a five story 34,000 SF scoring tower with luxury suites, press boxes, grand stands, and a spectator’s amenity facilities for national NHRA qualifier and championship events.  Amazingly, the schedule for the entire complex was seven months.  In typical Choate fashion, it was completed in five months and $500,000 under budget.

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.

Biltmore Village

Biltmore Village is a pedestrian friendly district at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Asheville, North Carolina, located adjacent to the world-famous Biltmore Estate tourist attraction. This development features world-class shopping, offices, and a parking garage. The building structure is structural steel with concrete composite slabs with light gauge metal and stud walls. Pebbledash stucco, mansard roofing, and extensive tudor style exterior trim make up the building envelope. Special features include a continuous front elevation brick paver balcony accented by ornamental exterior railings and architectural louvers.

Choate Construction Company – Carolina’s Headquarters

Choate Construction’s new home in Charlotte is the first privately owned Commercial Interiors LEED Certified project in Mecklenburg County and emphasizes Choate’s allegiance to sustainable building. This Gold Certified office utilizes low-flow plumbing fixtures, Energy Star equipment and appliances, materials made with high amounts of recycled content and manufactured within the region, and materials that emit small if any amounts of chemicals. 2008 Charlotte Business Journal Green Awards, Green Commercial New Construction Project of the Year 2008 Mecklenburg County Construction and Demolition Waste Reduction/Recycling and Green Building Practices Award

Metropolitan at Midtown

A neglected neighborhood is given new life through the completion of the ambitious mixed-use project, Metropolitan at Midtown.  Choate Construction’s efforts turned an abandoned 14-acre site of Charlotte’s first enclosed mall into a thriving center creating a truly unique live-work-play atmosphere. This expansive project, located in the blighted neighborhood of Mecklenburg County, involves three phases and includes a 231,000 SF Class A office tower with an attached 1,500 space parking deck, a 16 story condominium tower, and a 70,000 SF retail center.

Choate is also proud to announce the US Green Building Council awarded LEED Silver Certification on Midtown Building B, exemplifying continued commitment to sustainable building practices.

2007 Associated Builders and Contractors Carolinas Excellence in Construction Award

Burnett Womack Clinical Sciences Laboratory Building

Burnett Womack Clinical Sciences Building was a long-awaited project for the UNC Medical School. This renovation of a 9-story building in Chapel Hill’s campus houses new research laboratories, a BSL3 laboratory, clinical space, radiation science, new office space, and a full mechanical floor.