Ground was broken Tuesday, December 14th on the new Greenbrier Fire & Rescue facility. The city approved the 9,000 sf 6 bed facility earlier this year and the schedule completion is in 8 months.
Ozarks Medical Center recently celebrated the ribbon cutting of their new 10,000 SF clinic in Thayer, MO. The clinic will serve the communities of Thayer and Mammoth Spring, AR. Cromwell provided architecture and engineering services for the project.
Our Energy Services team is providing retro-commissioning (RCx) of the Mechanical systems serving the 427,605 square foot, full service acute care facility in Hampton, Virginia. RCx will be provided in compliance with National Environmental Balancing Bureau (NEBB) procedural standards and the American Society of Hospital Engineers (ASHE) commissioning guide. The Cromwell team will use extensive site data to develop Energy Conservations Measures that will save the facility a significant amount of money over the next few years and will lessen the environmental impact that the facility has. A similar project for Sentara in Williamsburg, VA, resulted in over $1,000,000.00 in savings.
The Cromwell team had wonderful experience working with Chef Coby and others at AR Heart Hospital to create this wonderful new space for healthy eating.
President and Architect Greg Cockmon recently visited our North Carolina office to assist with a design charrette for the Gilmore Therapeutic Recreation Center in Fayetteville, NC. The center provides recreation and leisure programs to persons with disabilities.
On August 24th, the last beam was placed on the new state-of-the-art facility where the team at Arkansas Specialty Orthopaedics (ASO) will merge with OrthoArkansas (OA) to provide an increased level of orthopaedic care to the state and community beginning January 1, 2018. The topping-out ceremony included words from ASO president Dr. Jimmy Tucker, OA president Dr. Tad Pruitt and Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola. The 75,000 SF, three story building will accommodate 14 physicians of various specialties. There will be large areas for physical and occupational therapy a as well as an imaging suite with MRI, CT and radiology capabilities. The third floor will be left unfinished due to the anticipated growth of the clinic.
Cromwell is currently working on the design for four houses in Cave City as part of The Green House Project, an innovative healthcare organization that looks at care for the elderly in a very different light. The vision of The Green House Project is to “envision homes in every community where elders and others enjoy excellent quality of life and quality of care; where they, their families, and the staff engage in meaningful relationships built on equality, empowerment, and mutual respect.” The name “Green House” not only signifies their goal of sustainable design, but also the growth they want their residents to have in a nurturing and supportive environment.
The Green House Project was formed in 2001. In 2005 the organization received a $10 million dollar grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a private foundation dedicated to improving healthcare for Americans. This grant allowed them to spread their mission across the country. The main goal of The Green House Project is to transform the traditional concepts behind long term elderly care. Their program provides more personal and social care than typical nursing home environments.
Each resident has their own private bedroom and bath. Meals are prepared in a family-style kitchen and served around one family dining table. The great room, reminiscent of many family homes, is designed so that each resident can bring their favorite chair or recliner in. The ‘real home’ provides for 12 Elders, living together like family. It feels more like a real home and not an institution.
In 2011 the organization celebrated their 100th home built. Now the Green House Project has over 200 homes in 30 states. In Arkansas there are currently two Green House communities and another is in development. Upon completion of the four houses that are being designed by Cromwell, the Cave City project will be the fourth installment in our state. The architect on the project, Thomas Moore, has a history of experience in design for the elderly. He is working closely with The Green House Project team and the surrounding community to ensure that the houses fall in line with the mission and vision of the organization.
Cromwell Architects Engineers will host a Wallbreaking Ceremony initiating the renovation of the former Stebbins and Roberts building (Sterling Paint) into their new headquarters. The urban renewal / redevelopment project, which is in partnership with Moses Tucker Real Estate, will also house a restaurant, loft apartments, a rentable community room, and retail space. Construction is scheduled for completion in late Fall 2017.
Chris Moses, President and CEO of Moses Tucker, said, “Partnerships like this are so important to the growth and expansion of Little Rock. Revitalizing downtown Little Rock has always been our mission, and we are excited to see that same passion in Cromwell.”
The ceremony will be Friday, December 16, 2016 at 10:00 AM, and is open to the public. The building is located at the intersection of Sixth and Shall Streets in Little Rock. Cromwell’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee will be available for comments.
Cromwell and Moses Tucker intend for the mixed use property to serve as another catalyst spurring the revitalization of downtown east of I-30. Dan Fowler, COO of Cromwell, explained, “Forty years ago, when we built our building at Markham and Spring Streets, the area was in need of a major redevelopment effort. Our building, along with investments in the Camelot Hotel, Excelsior Hotel & Convention Center, Stephens Building, and Capital Hotel, created a vibrant district within the core of our city. We hope to do the same east of I-30. Redeveloping the former Stebbins and Roberts building into a mixed used community will continue to ignite growth in an emerging area that has been forgotten and disconnected from the rest of downtown for years.”
In addition to bringing several businesses to the properties, over 100 of Cromwell’s employees will join the area’s demographic to stimulate the local market.
In the December issue of Arkansas Life Magazine, COO Dan Fowler discusses the firm's new property at 6th and Shall in east downtown Little Rock. His vision includes using Cromwell's renovation of the historic, abandoned Sterling Paint warehouse to catalyze reinvestment in this last underutilized area of Little Rock.
Read the entire article over at Arkansas Life - http://bit.ly/1NDKB2f
We are proud to announce the groundbreaking of another Cromwell project, the Headquarters of Metropolitan Emergency Medical Services (MEMS) yesterday, May 19, 2015. Members of our team attended the ceremony yesterday and are excited to begin the construction! In addition to our work on the design of the HQ, the project included the development of a master plan for MEMS. The master plan evaluated existing conditions, determined goals and objectives for the campus, calculate land and space requirements, developed a physical plan for growth, and suggest implementation process for the use of the plan. The organization placed a high priority on utilizing the existing property in Downtown and the first part of the study was positioned to validate that. It included a detailed study of the existing structures and infrastructure with particular attention to the operations building.