Located on a small, topographical aggressive corner lot, this dealership needed to expand. We took this desire and developed a new state-of-the-art dealership. In conjunction with the Mercedes-Benz World Wide Image program we converted these potential liabilities into assets creating a custom designed facility blending the existing installation with a dramatic two-story new car showroom, a fully renovated pre-owned showroom, and an expanded parts and service area. All areas of the building are now fully accessible.
Highlighting the service department, the fully enclosed vehicle reception allows customers to drive indoors to disembark their vehicles in a temperature controlled environment. Adjacent to the reception area is the customer lounge and Mercedes-Benz retail boutique. Here guests to the dealership can watch their vehicle being repaired via closed circuit television, or browse the showrooms and boutique for their next purchase.
To conserve space and minimize our footprint on a rather narrow and deep lot, we developed a unidirectional drive through shop and centralized prep department. Similarly, we created a one-way traffic pattern about the facility which allows for all service and delivery vehicles to enter and exit the site in an orderly manner.
Having completed expansion of this client’s home (a circa 1900 “Sears and Roebuck” kit home), we were commissioned to expand their historically designated funeral home. Sensitive to the home’s character and prominence in local history, the client knew that the magnitude of the addition may jeopardize the scale of the structure and degrade it’s appearance. Further, the facility was to remain operational during a major renovation / restoration.
With these as parameters we utilized a variety of small “building blocks” to achieve the appearance of a structure added to over the years. This concept also allowed us to build a number of smaller additions which kept interruption of business activities to a minimum. Architectural queues were taken from the existing vocabulary of details and forms - multiple (gabled) roof pitches, windowed bay projections, ornate cornice and window trims, and an interior circulation path which extended the historic center hall organizational pattern.
The program required stabilization of the existing structure, the creation of additional viewing rooms, an expanded preparation area, a new sales and display suite, and a feature unique to the area - a liturgically designed multi-faith chapel.
This is a “ground-up” 8,000 gross square foot new veterinary facility for both equine and small animals. The Owner wanted a state-of-the art clinic which blended with the rural setting of Millbrook to visually minimize it’s impact on the surrounding farms. This was achieved through the use of an architectural vernacular which complimented both the site and the facilities function.
Inside, the building is equipped with a treatment area, x-ray suite, lab, 7 general care stalls, 1 foaling stall, an isolation stall and an induction/recovery stall adjacent to the surgical suite on the equine side of the practice. The small animal portion has two exam rooms, a lab, a treatment room with adjacent kennels, an isolation room, a surgical suite and an x-ray suite. All surgical suites have an adjacent viewing room.
Common to both practices are the reception area, the business office, doctor’s offices, a staff lounge and locker areas and support spaces.
Located in a local mall, this dentist office needed to expand. We took that desire and created a new state of the art dentist office.
The new office includes a spacious waiting and reception area complete with children’s area and public bathroom; additional treatment rooms, Doctors offices and private baths, brushing stations and spacious employee lunch and lounge area.