Construction starts to support Shelby Farms Conservancy.Read More
Calvary and Grizz Prep share excitement in the use of this new facility!!
The complete renovation of two existing buildings on Calvary's downtown campus was a joint effort between Calvary Episcopal Church and Memphis Grizzlies Preparatory School in order to add 5th grade students to the Grizz Prep academic achievement program. (Please take time to learn about this wonderful program here: http://www.grizzliesprep.org/)
About the Renovation: Exposure to dynamic natural light in each space is a driving concept throughout the design. As existing buildings often do, this pair of buildings provided plenty to work with, including irregularly placed windows on its east elevation and a portion of a brick wall which was in so much disrepair it needed to be removed entirely. The irregular windows remain to provide great dynamic light and view, and the deteriorated brick was removed and replaced with steel and glass to become the new entrance. The multiple layers of glazed grids bring light and views deep into the new classroom building and reinforce a visual connection with adjacent architecture of the Calvary campus.
Construction nears completion!Read More
Caritas Village shares the cultural richness and diversity in the Binghampton community.Read More
Grizzlies Prep Expansion: Demolition nearly complete, new construction begins!Read More
In the Central Business District of downtown Memphis, we are transforming two adjacent buildings on Jefferson Avenue into a 4-classroom annex building for Memphis Grizzlies Preparatory Charter School. The repair and renovation of these buildings will allow Grizzlies Prep to add a fifth grade to their sixth-eighth grade program, and as the building is owned by Calvary Episcopal Church, this renovation also initiates the Calvary Campus Improvement Plan and places Calvary and Grizzlies Prep at the forefront in ongoing efforts by Calvary to eliminate blight on their block.
From 2013. Phase: New Grandstands was completed from the Master Plan for Outdoor Hard Court Amenity Additions at The Racquet Club of Memphis.
Simple forms were intentionally chosen for this new residence design in order for it to fit into a neighborhood-in-transition from late 1940's ranch style architecture to an architecture of large-mass two story volumes and complex roof profiles.
Important design considerations include: an abundance of natural light, an open plan, fenestration arranged to take advantage of light, views, and access within the building's site.
Here are a few things one finds when renovating a 1910 house. The mass of the heavy timber floor construction and the quality and character of basic lumber are impressive...
... so are the 8 full pages of full color comics in 1958's Commercial Appeal and Chicago Tribune!
An early part of the renovation includes returning the construction to its original building form.
Today was a great day to stop by the Hilton Bistro for a coffee! John Pruett Architects worked closely with Adrian Caradine Contract Design, Inc. to create an active bistro space that links the hotel's main lobby with the tower. The renovations to the building shell has transformed an essentially unused balcony into an outdoor dining terrace that can be enjoyed through all four seasons.
The hotel rebranding project in Ontario is set to begin construction this summer.
Many, many thanks to our website designer, Julia Dann, for her work and guidance to make this new website launch possible!!
1910 Cooper Young Shotgun House renovation begins!
New Bistro covered outdoor Dining Terrace construction in progress