Augusta University Student Housing

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. Augusta University is one of seven campuses receiving student housing in phase one of this public-private-partnership.

The student housing at Augusta University is split into two separate five-story buildings – one for graduate students and another for undergraduate students. The undergraduate building is comprised of 412 beds in 145 suite and semi-suite style units totaling over 97,665 SF, while the graduate building has 312 beds in 305 apartment style units totaling 171,330 SF.

Focusing on the complete student experience, the undergraduate building also includes a large, 2,775-SF multi-function “connect” space. Other amenities in both buildings include common kitchens, lounges, laundry, and study areas. Finishes are typical of an institutional dormitory building utilizing a mix of carpet tile and ceramic tile flooring in the dorm units.

Site construction includes the abatement and demolition of five existing dormitory buildings on the eight acre site. Storm water is funneled into three separate underground detention systems installed across the site. A 301-space asphalt surface parking lot is installed to the south of the dormitories.

Both buildings are Type III wood frame construction supported by conventional shallow/spread footings with a slab-on-grade. The exterior skin of both buildings is comprised primarily of brick masonry with cement panel accents and stucco at the upper floors. Both buildings utilize VTAC mechanical systems with a mix of local water heaters for the graduate apartments and a central hot water boiler system for the undergraduate units.

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.

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.

Live Oak Public Library Southwest Chatham Branch

Infused with natural light and vivid color schemes, this LEED Silver library is designed with many features that make it appealing for all demographics. A story room, activity room, auditorium, library store, children/youth/adult sections, computer areas, study areas, auditorium, catering kitchen, and the quiet outdoor gardens complete with water features make this addition to Chatham County’s library system stand out from the rest.

2010 Best Government/Public Building from ENR Southeast Construction

Catholic Diocese of Charleston Chancery

Situated on five acres of marsh front property along the beautiful Ashley River, the Catholic Diocese of Charleston’s 41,000-SF pastoral center consolidates five diocesan departments into one campus-style setting for the first time in its nearly 200-year history. Diocesan staff and parishioners from across the state share in the new center, which consists of three separate structures: a 30,000-SF chancery office building; 6,908-SF assembly hall; and a 4,074-SF chapel.

Structural steel framing provides support to each of the three structures, which are enhanced by masonry and precast facades. The buildings are topped by light gauge metal roof trusses fitted with a combination of TPO and metal roofing systems. Interior spaces are upfitted with highly ornate finishes and feature the newest technology in social media and video conferencing, all in an effort to decrease travel by the Bishop and diocesan staff.

While the new three-story chancery office predominantly contains smaller meeting rooms and office areas for administrative staff and the Bishop, the new assembly hall/conference center boasts an industrial catering kitchen and seating for 200 to serve large events. The assembly hall also connects directly to the ornate chapel, which features a large open area enhanced by exposed steel and unmatched finishes.

Choate Construction completed multi-phased, fast-tracked construction of the facilities beginning with an extensive sitework package incorporating underground drainage systems, earthquake drains, and a storm detention system. Environmentally friendly measures enacted during construction ensure the ground’s live oaks and adjacent wetlands are not impacted.

Colonel Nesmith Readiness Center

Situated on an 11 acre site, this LEED Gold design/build armory and community center serves the Oregon Military Department and the 162nd Engineering division of the Oregon National Guard. The building is divided into three wings each with a distinct programmatic, security and thermal zone. Key components include a large assembly hall, administrative spaces, commercial kitchen, military storage, arms vault, weapons training simulator and an outbuilding for vehicle maintenance.

The project was the recipient of the DBIA Design Excellence Award, DBIA National Design/Build Award, National Design-Build Award for Civic Buildings, and AIA Regional Design Award.

San Francisco Public Safety Building

A major component of the City and County of San Francisco’s Justice Facilities Improvement Program is a new Public Safety Building (PSB). The state of the art building will house the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) Police Command Center, the Southern District Police Station and a neighborhood San Francisco Fire Department (SFFD) Fire Station. The project includes a parking structure and adaptive reuse of a historic, red brick fire house. The building will be six stories with a partial basement, containing approximately 300,000 SF

Spring Mill Senior Living

100,000 SF 96 Unit senior housing project Alzheimer’s / Skilled nursing wing Commercial Kitchen and multiple dining facilities

Central Carolina Technical College, Health Sciences Building

This remarkable renovation project is a substantial addition to Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC). The project adapts a 40-year-old abandoned building into a vibrant, modern learning facility that serves four counties and three major hospitals.

The building sat vacant for more than 10 years and once served as a Western Auto and a grocery store. The 12-month project involves six acres of site work, the renovation of the building and the educational buildout for the college. The complete structural upgrade includes full roof diaphragm replacement. New MEPs, boilers, medical gas and HVAC controls meet hospital standards. The space includes classrooms and seminar rooms, as well as simulation labs and mock ORs with state-of-the-art robotics and patient-simulation equipment.

The building includes a 100-seat tiered seminar room; a multi-purpose room; large divided classroom; seven regular classrooms; two instructional computer labs; a student resource computer lab; student library and lounge. Faculty, adjunct, student and building support spaces are also included.

The Health Sciences program includes a patient-simulation lab (nine stations); Associate Degree nursing lab (10 beds); Licensed Practical nurse lab (five beds); and massage therapy lab (nine stations). The Allied Health Program complements the Medical Assistant office & practice labs; phlebotomy medical & blood draw labs; and a Surgical Technician suite with two mock operating rooms and sterile processing lab. Integrated medical gases, patient headwall, medical equipment, lighting and communications provide a health care setting for training the students.

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.