August 2012: New Projects Portfolio
ARRA-funded multifamily housing project in Georgia; LEED Gold West Hollywood library; Bridgestone’s new company headquarters in Akron, Ohio; UC Berkeley’s biomedical and health sciences center.
Building Team creates sustainable stimulus-funded public housing
Primarily funded by an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant, the Village Green public housing project for the Northwest Georgia Housing Authority is a 10-unit multifamily building located on a nearly 2.5-acre site in Rome, Ga., with space available to build additional apartments. The building includes eight 1,450-sf, two-story walk-up units and two 1,150-sf flats, as well as energy-efficient features such as solar thermal hot water heaters, roof monitors, and Energy Star-rated fixtures. Building Team members included the Atlanta office of Lord, Aeck & Sargent (architect); Alpharetta, Ga.-based Renaissance Builders (general contractor); and Atlanta-based Covalent Consulting (MEP engineering).