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.

Jess S. Jackson Sustainable Winery

The 8,500-square-foot Jess S. Jackson Sustainable Winery Building (JSWB) is a design-build project for the University of California at Davis. It houses technologies that will support the adjacent Brewery and Winery Facility (BWF), allowing it to be the world’s first self-sustaining, net-zero water/carbon/energy teaching and research facility. It is expected to be the first building at any university to be certified Net Zero Energy under the Living Building Challenge. The technology it will hold includes water harvesting and filtration, carbon sequestration, fuel cells and others. Through a collaborative delivery process, the project was delivered at a final cost of 11% less than the original budget, including significant enhancements not deemed possible in the original scope.

El Cerrito Recycling Center

Pankow Builders and Noll & Tam met the challenge of a new Recycling Center in El Cerrito with a hybrid of Design Build and Integrated Project Delivery. Using this format, the project was able to develop a two acre multi-million dollar recycling facility in under one year. The project boasts net zero water use, net zero energy use, and innovative re-use of building materials. The project team also partnered with Zeta Communities to provide a high quality modular structure that furthers the team’s material, energy, water and cost goals in a way that site built construction could not.

The design-build team with extensive community input met El Cerrito’s environmental goals, commitment, and leadership in the design and construction of the new Center. The Center not only serves as a recycling drop-off location, but also as a living model of sustainable practices. 2 acre site; 2,000 SF; LEED Platinum Certified.

This project is one of the first large hospital projects using Lean Construction Delivery with a Fully Integrated Project Delivery Team. Pankow is a Core Team member and the Structural Concrete Trade Partner on this project. The general Contractor is Herrero Boldt.

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.

Carter’s, Inc.

After acquiring the OshKosh B’Gosh line, Carter’s, Inc. relocates their headquarters to occupy 11 floors at Phipps Tower in Atlanta. Choate Construction performs an interior renovation of the contemporary office space.

Carter’s 275,000-SF space highlights the company’s heritage of quality, innovation, and value on each of its floors. As each brand under the Carter’s, Inc. umbrella is unique; the design scheme of each floor accounts for this with different materials and colors schemes. Each floor includes a library for informal gatherings equipped with a coffee bar and seating area. Features throughout the spaces include custom mobile product display cases, extensive use of glass wall systems, wood wall and ceiling systems, high-end lighting, and over 100,000 SF of walnut wood flooring. Two grand staircases allow easy transition from floor to floor, encouraging employee collaborating and connectivity.

Carter’s Atlanta Headquarters achieved LEED Gold certification for implementing practical and measurable strategies and solutions aimed at achieving high performance in sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality.

Atlanta Tech Village

Creating a high energy, collaborative space designed to attract the area’s finest and most talented creative startup companies, Choate Construction performs a full interior and exterior transformation of an existing six-story office building for Atlanta Tech Village in the heart of the Buckhead area of Atlanta.

The combination of open office, semi-private, and private offices are leased out on a “per person per month” membership basis as an alternative to the standard cost per square foot system. The interiors are enhanced with wood, cork, and polished concrete floors in the main focal areas. Providing ample workspaces, a Haworth demountable partition system dressed with sliding office doors is installed. A full-service coffee bar and monumental staircase with glass guardrails greet building tenants at the main entrance.

Upgrades to the exterior of the building include an added 4,200-SF roof terrace, which requires the extension of two stairwells and two elevators to the elevation three feet above the existing roof. Metallic composite panels reface a large portion of the façade, while a concrete patio adorns the street corner. Additionally, a “food truck drive” is constructed on the north face of the building, enabling the building owners to serve their tenants at the weekly “Start-Up Chow Down” held on Fridays.

Comcast Executive Briefing Center

High-end, state-of-the-art conference center for client presentations including smart glass technology, lighting control system for all lighting fixtures and smart glass controlled by iPad, continuous LED light ladder from room to room.

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.

Skidaway Institute of Oceanography

This state-of-the-art Marine & Coastal Science Research & Instructional Center allows the Skidaway Institute to expand its research in several areas, such as the development of new technologies associated with ocean observation systems; discovering the diversity of species and their interactions in the marine environment, and the assessment of factors affecting the environmental health and integrity of Georgia’s coastal zone.
The facility includes private office space, work centers, two chemistry labs, three general labs, biology lab, flow cytometry lab, special lab, clean room, mechanical room, and multi-use space for instruction, collaboration, and informational seminars.
Targeting LEED Gold certification, the MSRIC’s environmentally friendly design includes mechanical systems to provide flexible environmental controls, such as temperature, humidity, air pressure, and quality lighting. Organic courtyard, sidewalk, and roof materials, abundant interior natural light, six-inch foam insulation, energy efficient windows, solar hot water heating system, and a 1,000 gallon cistern to capture rainwater for various uses are just a few of the “green” elements.
The building is clad in a combination of framed cement fiber board panels and durable lap siding that is resistant to hurricanes, hail, insects, decay and wildfires.

Mount Saint Vincent Home

After three years of planning and soliciting the aid of subcontractors and suppliers, three new wood framed buildings were added to this children’s home, school and day treatment center.

Each new building contains 12 sleeping rooms, a kitchen, parlor, a central living area with high clerestory windows, a restroom, office space and 2 quiet rooms.

The use of multi-colored finishes creates a warm atmosphere.  All drywall  partitions in the quiet rooms were constructed of impact resistant drywall, backed by 1/2” plywood.

A large number of firms joined the Saunders team in constructing the campus, i.e. 3 electrical contractors, 3 plumbing contractors, etc., which significantly increased our coordination role.  All told, over $800,000 of the $1.2 million project was donated in time and materials for this project.