General Design Inc., Branson, Mo., is architect for the Roy Rogers-Dale Evans Museum and Happy Trails Theater in Branson. The facility will feature a 26,000-sq.-ft. museum and a 326-seat theater. Fall Creek Construction Co., also of Branson, is the general contractor for the project, which is scheduled for completion next spring.
Construction has begun on a 1 million-sq.-ft. replacement hospital for Sacred Heart Medical Center in Springfield, Ore. Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Partnership of Portland is architect for the $280 million project, and the Portland office of Turner Construction Co., New York, is the general contractor. The project, which is scheduled for completion in 2007, will include two acute-care hospital towers with more than 500 beds, more than 200,000 sq. ft. of medical office buildings and multiple parking structures.
Coltene Whaledent Inc., an international manufacturer of dental products, is building its 185,000-sq.-ft. U.S. headquarters in Akron, Ohio. Two Akron-based firms are spearheading the $8.8 million project: architect REM Architects Inc. and general contractor Welty Building Co. Ltd. Completion is scheduled for March 2003.
A former electrical generating plant along the Delaware River in Chester. Pa., will be adapted to serve as the new headquarters for Synygy, an employee benefits compensation programming company. Blackney Hayes Architects of Philadelphia is architect for core and shell renovations to the building, which was constructed in 1918. The Philadelphia office of architect The Hillier Group is the interior architect. New York City-based Syska Hennessy Group is the mechanical/electrical engineer. The developer is Preferred Realestate Investments, Conshohocken, Pa. Selection of a general contractor is expected to take place soon. Two towers formerly used for storing coal will be converted into office and private residence components. The project is scheduled for completion next summer.