Retirement Systems of Alabama Dexter Avenue Office Building
MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA Cost: $185 M
Size: 525,000 SF
The Retirement Systems of Alabama Judicial Office building in Montgomery Alabama is the latest in the state capital's finest office facilities. This project celebrates the historic State of Alabama Judicial Building and boasts spectacular views of Montgomery's downtown, the Alabama riverfront and the state capitol building from its landscaped terraces and private executive balconies. It offers covered executive parking, 24/7 security, above standard electrical systems and state-of-the-art climate controls.
The interior combines the finest of woods, limestone, granite, marble, and stainless steel. Visitors will be awed by the dramatic four-story lobby/atrium, which features high limestone walls and a grand staircase. Against this backdrop, the elevators, covered in polished granite glass and stainless steel, shine.
The showcase of the project is the fully restored historic Alabama Judicial building which is embraced by the 50 foot high structural glazed grand vestibule. The restored portions of the project have been adapted for premium executive office space and a multi-purpose center which features the original Supreme Court chamber and lobby.
Alfa Corporation Executive Office Building
Cost: $15 M Size: 150,000 SF
Alterations and additions to Alfa Corporation Executive Office Building and Business Processing Center is a $45 million facility housing complete business protection and continuity functions of Alfa Insurance. The 135,000 SF facility is designed as a Tier III protected building with poured concrete walls, floors and roof structure. The building includes a complete computer data center, as well as classrooms, seminar rooms and administrative support areas. In addition, the existing food service cafeteria was completely renovated to better serve the growing workforce, and the new building was connected to the existing facility with a 600 ft. pedestrian bridge.
Anderson Towne Center
Known as the entertainment and retail heart of Cincinnati's Eastside, Anderson Towne Center features 650,000 SF of shopping, dining, and lifestyle options. The open-air design invites guests to walk around, enjoying the beautiful landscaping and boulevard townscape before stopping to eat, shop, or catch a movie.
In the middle of it all, the Clocktower is an identifying element of Anderson Towne Center. As a local landmark in the pre-existing section of the center, it was vital to the property owners that the clocktower play a prominent role in the new design. To achieve this, the tower was picked up and moved, rather than dismantled, during construction, presenting a difficult but not insurmountable challenge.
98 Palms Shopping Center
In the center of the seaside town of Destin, Florida, this 86,000 SF shopping and lifestyle mixed-use center caters to an influx of beach bound tourists as well as a steady stream of year-round locals.
The upscale architecture reflects the nearby "beach style" and includes palm inspired accents, cast stone, stucco, colonnaded walkways and lush tropical landscaping. Even after stepping off the beach, guests still soak up the sand, surf, and sunshine of beautiful Destin.
BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA
Rouses, a regional grocery chain located throughout Louisiana, Mississippi, and lower Alabama, recently opened the doors of its newest location in Baton Rouge, LA on Bluebonnet Blvd. This project entailed the complete renovation of the existing Matheson's grocery store. Whereas before the interior was outdated, dim, and yellowed by age, shoppers now enjoy a space that is vibrant, modern, and unlike any other grocery shopping experience in Baton Rouge.
Each department's unique design elements serve to visually rather than physically define the spaces. From the faux brick wall in Liquor and the super-sized wooden scales in Seafood to the extensive use of stainless steel, the overall effect is cohesive yet differentiated.
Emerald Grande at Harborwalk Village
DESTIN, FLORIDA Cost: $161 M
With so many things to do in Destin, Florida, Harbor Walk Village is at the center of it all. The crown jewels of this mixed-use complex are three 13-story towers which house 402 resort style condominiums and time shares. These units radiate luxury with their unmatched amenities including a full service European spa, fitness center, indoor and outdoor heated pools overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, a water playground, state-of-the-art business center, parking garage and 24-hour security. In addition, Harbor Walk is home to numerous restaurants, over 50,00 SF of retail space, and many fun nightlife spots.
Master planning of the site included design of pathways, landscape / hardscape to support waterfront shopping, water sports, boat, pontoon and ski rentals, world class fishing, aqua adventures, dolphin cruises, clubs and nightlife, weekly fireworks, seasonal festivals, live entertainment, and support to an array of restaurants to satisfy all tastes.
Central is an upscale casual restaurant and venue in the heart of downtown Montgomery. The locally-owned gem is equally loved for its unique approach to comfort classics and its remarkable atmosphere. Located in the historic Schloss and Kahn warehouse, built in the 1890s, this proud building has been restored to its original beauty and infused with new life.
Today, diners can enjoy one-of-a-kind design elements pulled from the warehouse throughout the space. Original heart of pine, harvested in the late 1800’s for the warehouse’s tongue and groove floor, make up the riddling rack wine wall. The original giant pine beams form the tabletops, while the warehouse’s brick is exposed throughout. The space also boasts 16-foot ceilings, spectacular overhead lighting, flickering gas lanterns and a bustling open kitchen.
Chappy's Deli-Peppertree Plaza
Chappy’s Deli, a much-loved Montgomery establishment, is well known for their delicious soups, salads, sandwiches, and breakfasts. After loving the final results from the Prattville locations redesign, JMR+H along with SEI Design was asked to step in and create an interior for the Peppertree Plaza location that matched the excellence of the food. Throughout construction, the restaurant remained open and it was imperative that the team strive to disturb normal operations as little as possible.
This design incorporates many of the same finishes from the Prattville location with its funky fixtures and old black-and-white deli photos wallpapering much of the restaurant. With this design though, darker wood paneling, curtain partitions, and combination tile/wood floors evoke a timeless and elegant motif and create a more intimate setting.