The Denver-based team of Fentress Bradburn Architects and PCL Construction Services was selected in a national design/build competition to deliver a 154,000-sf U.S. Courthouse in Cape Girardeau, Mo. The $49.3 million building will contain three courtrooms and house 97 employees. The project's 800-day construction schedule was initiated with a November groundbreaking ceremony.
The tallest structure to be built in Atlanta since 1992 will rise in the city's Midtown area. Pickard Chilton Architects of New Haven, Conn., is architect for the 647-ft. office tower, and Turner Construction Co. is the general contractor. King & Spalding, an international law firm, will occupy 17 of the building's 41 floors. Completion is scheduled for early 2006.
The U.S. General Services Administration has selected Parsippany, N.J.-based Skanska USA Building as the design/builder of a 1.4-million sf U.S. Census Bureau headquarters at Suitland (Md.) Federal Center. HKS Inc. of Dallas is the design consultant.
The influence of feng-shui — including low-VOC bamboo flooring and a holistic practice room for meditation — will be features of the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. The Orlando office of SchenkelShultz Architecture is architect for the 75,000-sf facility, and the general contractor is a joint venture of Gerrits Construction, Ft. Lauderdale, and Klewin Southeast, W. Palm Beach. The school's mission is to teach a holistic approach to healing through collaboration and interaction with patients, doctors and other nurses.