September 2012: New Projects Portfolio
Visitor’s Center at Colorado dinosaur monument; mixed-use development at Salisbury University; Phoebe Sumter Medical Center, Americus, Ga.; luxury high-rise complex in Connecticut.
Dinosaur bones back on display at Colorado museum after five-year hiatus
Atkins provided construction management services for the new Quarry Visitor Center and the refurbished Quarry Exhibit Hall at Dinosaur National Monument in Dinosaur, Colo. The center and quarry wall were closed in 2006 after their clay bentonite soil bed shifted. During the closure, the new 8,000-sf visitor center was separated from the bone-studded quarry wall and relocated nearby, and the exhibit hall received new building foundations, curtain walls and window glazing systems, and rehabilitated viewing galleries. Other Building Team members on the LEED Gold project: the National Park Service (property owner); Advanced Solutions Group; Ambient Energy; Anderson Hallas Architects; Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture; Big-D Construction; DHM Design; E-Cube Inc.; JVA Inc.; and The RMH Group.
Student housing, retail complex link Salisbury University with town
Sea Gull Square, a new mixed-use development on the campus of Salisbury University in Salisbury, Va., is a $45 million student housing and restaurant/retail complex completed by the team of Rinnier Development Co. in partnership with R. Clayton Emory, WDG, Whiting-Turner Contracting Co., Global Engineering, Cagley & Associates, McCrone Inc., and Parker Rodriguez. The 230,000-sf complex features 185 apartments with 605 beds for upperclassmen and 23,000 sf of street-level retail, service, and dining venues. Conceived as a town-gown connector, the LEED Silver project welcomes students, faculty, staff, campus visitors, and residents with a traditional town square and Main Street approach that is somewhat unusual among typical student housing facilities.
Rebuilt medical center becomes first in Georgia to earn LEED silver
After an EF3 tornado swept through Americus, Ga., in 2007, demolishing the community’s medical facility, Phoebe Putney Health System commissioned its Building Team—Brasfield & Gorrie; Gresham, Smith and Partners; KLMK Group; and TLC Engineering for Architecture—to design and build the Phoebe Sumter Medical Center. The new, environmentally friendly medical campus, which opened last December, includes a 190,000-sf, 76-bed hospital and three outpatient facilities: a family and women’s health center, an oncology and surgery center, and a wellness and education center. Sustainable site features include stormwater management control measures and accommodations to support alternative transportation.
Connecticut high-rise appeals to multi-generational customers
The Soundview at Savin Rock, a recently renovated luxury high-rise residential complex, has reopened with a more modern feel. Its 107 units include one- and two-bedroom apartments ranging in size from 760 to 1,668 sf and priced from $1,400 to $1,985 a month. Common area amenities include a new Aqualine fitness, pool, and community area; secure and covered parking; new designer common-area finishes, including crown molding throughout; a fresh lobby with custom granite tile; and refurbished landscaping. The Building Team: developer Paredim Partners, KBA Architects, Milone & Macbroom, and R L Zimm Interior Design.