Cascades Hills Baptist Church Renovation

Renovation of the 1,000 seat Cascades Hills Baptist Church including production lighting and audio-visual systems.

Theatrical and Audio-Visual

Theatrical and audio-visual systems include provisions for National Television Broadcast, separate house and monitor mixing consoles, integrated touch-panel control system, provisions for future audio multitrack recording, and a four-way active loudspeaker system with the digital sound processing technology.

Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center

The Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center is an interpretive learning center focusing on the value of water and its conservation. The facility includes the Blue Planet Theatre, interactive exhibits for children, a laboratory, a gift shop, and office and support space. Sustainable features include a one acre green roof, graywater for toilet flushing, waterless urinals and low flow plumbing fixtures, daylight harvesting, a cooling shoals water feature that functions as part of the cooling system, and a fan assisted natural ventilation system.

Acoustics

Mechanical and electrical systems noise and vibration control.

Communications

Telephone and data systems for the interpretive learning center.

Lighting

Lighting of both changing and permanent exhibit areas, the interactive Blue Planet Theatre, the gift shop, and office space. Outside there are a series of trails linking outdoor interpretive experiences. This building is designed at less than one watt per square foot of lighting energy, with lighting control strategies including occupancy sensors feeding fluorescent fixtures with dimming ballasts.

Security

Access control and video surveillance systems.

Awards

This project is the recipient of the First Place award in the Environmental Category from the Georgia Chapter of the American Concrete Institute (ACI), 2006. It has also been named the Best Cultural Building in Southeast Construction magazine’s Best of 2007 awards program in Environmental Design + Construction magazine. It is the recipient of an American Institute of Architects, Huron Valley chapter, Honor Award in the Building category, and an Award of Excellence in Construction from the Associated Builders and Contractors, Georgia Chapter.

Mississippi Telecommunications Conference & Training Center

The three story Mississippi Telecommunications Conference & Training Center provides meeting space for the technology and telecommunications groups for the State of Mississippi. The facility houses conference and meeting rooms, large banquet space, multi-purpose rooms, a 380 seat theatre, and executive boardrooms.

Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History

A 2,800 square foot addition to and a 56,000 square foot renovation of the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History. Upgrades include a cafe, gift shop, a 240 seat auditorium, and archive space. The special library within the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System houses one of the most significant collections of African American collections in the United States.

Awards

Recipient of The Atlanta Urban Design Commission 2017 Award of Excellence in recognition for Interior Design of Public Spaces, Urban Design & Public Art.

Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor and Destination Center

The National Park Service’s Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor and Destination Center houses exhibits reflecting the heritage and development of the Parkway, as well as space for regional orientation and visitor information. A digital-immersive theatre showing high definition film of the Parkway is a feature attraction, and eight touch-screen computer kiosks allow visitors to learn more about regional attractions. The building evokes a tree-house-like atmosphere allowing visitors to experience the majestic vistas and surrounding woodlands for which the Parkway is known. Sustainable features include a “green” roof with plants that provide insulation and air filtration; trombe walls made of glass on the outside and cement inside, with dead air space in between to help hold in heat during the winter and cool air in the summer, radiant floor heating, daylighting, and cement walls made with fly ash, a recycled waste product.

Security

Intrusion detection and video surveillance systems for the destination center.

Awards

This project received Honorable Mention, Institutional (not including schools), Non-Profit, Healthcare Winner from Environmental Design+Construction magazine, 2008. It is the recipient of the 2009 Federal Energy and Water Management award in the Sustainable Design/High Performance Buildings – Organization category from the Department of the Interior and the Department of Energy. It also received the 2009 Committee on the Environment Award from the AIA North Carolina.

Chattanooga Convention Center

Room acoustics, sound isolation, and mechanical and electrical systems noise and vibration control for the renovation and expansion of the Chattanooga Convention Center. The facility includes exhibition space, banquet halls, and meeting rooms.

AmericasMart Atlanta Gift Mart Expansion

A four floor addition to the Gift Mart including exhibition space, three showroom floors, a main kitchen, and a loading dock.

Acoustics

Room acoustics, sound isolation, and mechanical system noise control for an addition to the Gift Mart.

Lighting

Lighting for exhibition space comprising multiple highly efficient PL fluorescent lamps in cylindrical fixtures providing efficient illumination with multilevel switching, emergency lighting within the basic fixtures and no issues with HID lamp re-strike times.
320,000 square feet.

Awards

This project was named one of the 2007 Top Projects in the Southeast from Southeast Construction magazine.

LaGrange College Frank and Laura Lewis Library

The Frank and Laura Lewis Library is a three story library standing in the heart of the campus, bridging academic and residential life. The building features seating for 300, enhanced technology, media rooms, reading areas, twelve group study areas, and shelving to accommodate collection growth for decades. Sustainable features include dual flush water closets, waterless urinals, daylighting and building time clock controls, water-cooled chillers, gas-fired boilers for hydronic heating, variable flow hot and chilled water pumping systems, and an energy recovery system.

Lighting

Lighting for stationary and movable stacks, research areas, group study rooms, reading areas, media areas, and the auditorium and special collections areas.

University of South Carolina Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library

A three story addition to the Thomas Cooper Library to house the Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library, combining rare books and South Carolina political collections. The facility provides stacks for 250,000 volumes of books, manuscripts, political papers, folios, map storage, and framed items. Sustainable features include variable air volume air handling units, variable flow chilled and hot water, occupancy sensors for lighting, dual flush water closets, and low flow urinals.

Acoustics

Mechanical systems noise and vibration control.

Communications

A structured cabling system and security infrastructure.

Savannah College of Art and Design Museum of Art

Renovation of a circa 1850s shed/warehouse structure, located in a former railroad complex, to house SCAD’s growing permanent art collection, as well as the Walter O. Evans Center for African American Studies. The facility houses existing and future collections of art, and provides academic environments for programs of study relevant to art and architecture. In addition to gallery space and classrooms, the building also houses a 275 seat theatre, archival and presentation space, museum storage, a cafe, faculty offices, event space, and outdoor community space. Classrooms offer space for art history, museum studies, graphic design, fashion, and production design education.