Gypsy Kitchen

While the Gypsy Kitchen restaurant is located in the chic Buckhead Atlanta development, once inside the patio doors and beyond the sweeping skyline view of Buckhead, guests are taken on a sensory trip to the exotic Iberian Peninsula. Spanish, Moroccan and Indian influences permeate everything from the smallest details in the cuisine to the mammoth metal bull prancing over the bar.

Trendy geometric patterns and mosaic tiles adorn the bright turquoise walls while Moorish lanterns and iron chandeliers lend an ambient, rustic glow. Copper tones and deep-red leather accent the wooden tables and hardwood floors. Stacks of vintage suitcases above the bar evoke the nomadic traveler theme, complemented by the riveting gaze of a mysterious woman overlooking the space.

Tapas-style plates are served out of a state-of-the-art kitchen, which is shared with neighboring restaurant Southern Gentleman, also completed by Choate.

The HVAC system for the space is comprised of water source heat pumps with an outdoor air unit. The kitchen exhaust systems features four hoods, exhaust and make up air equipment, welded black iron grease duct, and pollution control unit.

Superica – Krog Street Market

Superica, a “Mex-Tex” inspired restaurant with a casual and lively atmosphere influenced by the famous Chef Ford Fry’s Texan roots, is a 4,983 SF restaurant is taking a space at Krog Street Market. Formerly Tyler Perry’s studio in Inman Park, the transformation of the existing warehouse space turns into an upscale restaurant with wood-burning grills and an indoor/outdoor patio bar set up to host live music.

The project is located within a recently renovated building classified as an A-2 assembly occupancy.  The construction type is IIIB and is fully equipped with a NFPA 13 Dry System.

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.

King of Prussia Mall Expansion

Simon Property Group, Inc. selected IMC as the construction manager for the expansion of King of Prussia Mall, the nation’s second largest shopping mall. The ambitious expansion connects the existing independent court and plaza sections of the mall, which were previously divided by parking.

The King of Prussia Mall expansion offers over 70 new retailers in a 155,000-square-foot elevated link that allows shoppers to traverse the entire length of the mall without having to exit the facility. An upscale dining pavilion, customer lounge, and new parking deck are components of the project. The main corridor includes floor-to-ceiling windows, seating areas with device-charging stations, a concierge-level guest services counter, and other amenities. The new parking garage features space-location technology. Construction was undertaken in multiple phases with detailed protection/logistics plans to keep the mall open and operational during the two-year construction period.

The expansion was named the ACE Mentor Program Eastern Pennsylvania 2016 Suburban Project of the Year for its design and construction collaboration and teamwork and a Best Real Estate Deal of 2016 by the Philadelphia Business Journal.

King of Prussia Mall

The largest retail space in America is about to get bigger. IMC is currently the construction manager for the King of Prussia Mall expansion. The project includes a 250,000 SF elevated connector link between The Court and The Plaza, 60 – 70 new retailers, upscale dining pavilion, customer lounge, and a new parking deck. Multiple phases and detailed protection / logistics plans will allow the mall to remain open over the two year construction schedule.

IKEA Centennial

This project includes a 1,500-car parking garage, 415,000 sf retail showroom with 50 different room settings and three complete model home interiors, warehouse, a supervised children’s play area, and a 500-seat Swedish specialties restaurant.

IKEA Centennial is the first U.S. IKEA store to integrate a geothermal system. This technology involves drilling 130 holes – each 5.5 inches wide and 500 feet deep – into the earth for pipes holding heat-transferring liquid circulating through underground loops to either warm-up or cool-down the temperature inside the store. All of this equates to the one of the largest geothermal systems in the U.S.

In addition, the facility has a 60,000 sf solar array consisting of a 498-kW system, built with 2,212 photovoltaic panels, and will produce approximately 740,000 kWh of electricity annually for the store, the equivalent to reducing 586 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2).

The project was completed approximately 3.5 months early.