Young Harris College Rollins Campus Center

The Rollins Center connects four distinct areas in a single, state-of-the-art structure: a 60,000-SF multi-purpose student center, an expanded dining hall boasting a wide variety of food stations, 350-seat banquet facility, and a 40,000-SF modern library. The stunning Campus Center is designed to be the focal point of the growing campus.

The campus center provides dedicated office and meeting space for student media, Student Government Association, religious life, Greek organizations and other clubs. It also includes multiple lounge areas, informal meeting space, computer workstations, and convenience store. Additionally, the more than 500-seat dining hall replaces the College’s current 270-seat space. Food stations will feature nutritious, customized made-to-order meals, plus grab-and-go options.

Striving to achieve LEED certification, the building’s design focuses on sustainability. Sustainable features include the use of geothermal wells for the capture of onsite renewable energy, the sophisticated use of exterior glazing and light shelves to maximize daylight as well as views, reduced water usage both inside and out, the use of both recycled and regional materials as well as the recycling of construction waste.

The building is constructed of a structural steel and concrete frame, a masonry, glass, metal panel and wood exterior skin and both single ply and metal roof systems. Interior design will consist of Class A finishes with an emphasis on wood to create a very social and comfortable environment for the student body.

Constructed during one of the worst winters in local memory, the College Campus Center lost an incredible 192 days to weather. Despite this seemingly insurmountable challenge, Choate Construction delivered the project on time and even without using the officially allowed 90-day overage.

Paul G. Allen Athletics Center

Lewis recently completed a new 63,535 square foot athletics center on the occupied Lakeside Upper School campus. Upgrades include a competition gym with permanent seating for 800, four full-sized practice courts, a padded mat room, strength and conditioning and sports medicine facilities, three classrooms, locker rooms, staff offices, and lobby and event space. Sustainability features include photovoltaics on the roof.

Lakeside School, Multiple Projects

Lewis recently completed five years of projects at Seattle’s premier private school. The final phase was the new Paul G. Allen Athletics Center, a 63,535 square foot addition with a gym seating 800, sports medicine, a weight room, locker rooms, and rooftop photovoltaics. Prior to this project, Lewis completed the following work on campus: the renovation and expansion of Allen-Gates Hall (named after the Microsoft founders, who first met at Lakeside), including science classrooms; the historic renovation of Bliss Hall, with seismic, restoration, and MEP; and smaller renovations to Moore and Fix Halls.

Adolph Coors Foundation

Located in the heart of Cherry Creek, this project entailed demolition of the existing structure and building a new 27,500-square-foot mixed-use development.

The project features 11,000 square feet of prime retail space at street level, and 15,000 square feet of office space on the second and third floors. The third floor hosts the new offices of the Coors Foundation. Underground parking for 75 cars is also provided.

The project complies with the stringent Design Standards and Guidelines for Cherry Creek North. Additionally, the project is pursuing LEED Silver Certification.

Beth Or Synagogue & School

Located on a 16 acre site, IMC constructed a 65,000 square foot school and worship center. The building features 27 classrooms, library, social hall, multipurpose room, café and 2 kitchens.

Southern Methodist University Annette Caldwell Simmons Hall

Annette Caldwell Simmons Hall is a 56,000 SF facility on the campus of Southern Methodist University and is home to the School of Education and Human Development. The building includes the physiology of exercise and a biomechanical laboratory along with Dean’s offices and multiple classrooms. The structure is cast-in-place with a structural steel roof and slate tiles and masonry veneer. The project also recently received two awards by the American Subcontractors Association for “Outstanding Project Under $25M” and “Outstanding Project Team under $50M” — and is LEED Gold Certified.

St. Andrew United Methodist Church

This two-story worship facility sits on a 16 acre site in Highlands Ranch.  The first phase of the project consisted of a sanctuary, education area, and administration / office space.  The upper level houses the sanctuary / worship center, choir / music practice areas, classrooms, and administrative offices.  The lower level includes over 30 rooms including classrooms, youth meeting rooms, administration, restrooms, kitchen area, and daycare programming facilities.

Broomfield Courthouse and Police Buildings

With the formation of the City and County of Broomfield, the need for a new police and courts facility was immediate.

The 64,610 s.f. project was contracted based upon Schematic Design plans and was fast-tracked so that construction could commence while the architect completed the construction drawings.  In all, 5 bid packages were developed so that the project could be delivered in 12-months.

The $12.6 million facility houses 3 courtrooms and offices for judges and district attorneys, and is equipped with a state-of-the-art audio visual system to secure entryways, corridors and elevators during prisoner transfers.  The holding cells, interview rooms, evidence storage, crime lab, police offices and a sally port are located in the other half of the structure.


Archstone-Smith Communities

This 60,000 s.f. multi-floor tenant finish is a stunning example of Class “A” executive office areas with stone floors, maple walls and imported maple woven wood paneling.  The existing built-out space was phased to accommodate Archstone’s requirements in their company’s headquarters, with careful attention to noise, dust, life safety and fire egress.

Project challenges included long-lead millwork with elaborate custom detailing, complex layout requirements, and the constraints of working in occupied space.  The project earned a 2003 IDA Award from the Colorado Chapter of the American Society of Interior Design (ASID).

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