New L.A. Fire Station makes sparks along Hollywood Boulevard
The new Regional Fire Station No. 82 in Los Angeles was designed by RRM Design Group to complement the eclectic blend of architecture found along Hollywood Boulevard. The three-story, 32,000-sf station contains three heavy-apparatus bays, three paramedic bays, administrative offices, living quarters, and underground parking. A vegetated roofing system captures and treats on-site rainwater before it flows into the storm drainage system. The Building Team also includes Cornerstone Structural Engineering; Brummel, Myrick and Associates (mechanical); Thoma Electric (electrical); KOA Corp. (civil engineering); and Morillo Construction.
Senior memory care center opens its doors to Wisconsin communities
After eight months of construction, the new 29,500-sf Waterford (Wis.) Memory Care facility opened its doors to surrounding communities in July. Planned, designed, and built by PDC Midwest, the 31-bed center is situated adjacent to the existing Waterford Senior Living facility. An open dining room and activity spaces take advantage of natural daylight from large skylights. The center also features a large parlor with a stone fireplace, hair salon, and spa. A secured outdoor space allows residents to enjoy the natural beauty of the property.
Expansion adds 760,000-sf facility to children’s of Alabama hospital
The Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children is a 12-story, 760,000-sf, $400 million expansion at Children’s of Alabama, the state’s only freestanding pediatric hospital. Located one block north of the existing facility, the new hospital increases Children’s licensed beds from 275 to 332, with an additional 48 bassinets for neonatal intensive care. KLMK Group served as project manager. Other Building Team members included partnerships between HKS Inc. and Giattina Aycock Studio (architect) and Hoar Construction and KBR (construction manager).
New location in Lower Manhattan earns LEED Gold for Arup’s office
After relocating to a larger space in January 2012, the New York City office of engineering and consulting firm Arup received LEED Gold certification in October. The 100,000-sf space in Lower Manhattan consists of four floors connected by an internal stairway. Extensive use of LED lighting and daylighting cuts energy consumption, and low-flow toilets contribute to the office’s water efficiency. The project also received points for responsible materials procurement, such as a timber wall in the reception area that was repurposed from the Coney Island boardwalk.