Oak veneer reclaimed from old beams became new artwork frames!

Kara Cable at Cat’s Meow framed and installed 25 units in the new cabins at Indian Springs State Park in Flovilla, GA. She said that "Lovely oak veneer reclaimed from old beams had the perfect character for this work". We really love how it turned out and it was pleasure to work with Cat's Meow and Georgia DNR. The frames will show case old black and white photos from the region.

New facility that brings Lawrenceville public works departments into one building in now opened!

The City of Lawrenceville had its ribbon-cutting for its new, $20 million Public Works Facility on February 12th at 435 West Pike St. The 122 employees from the city’s gas, electric, damage prevention, fleet maintenance, streets and sanitation departments will now all be working at this one location.

The 66,000 SF facility includes three buildings, a mezzanine space and additional capacity for future growth if needed.

New Union Park in Temple, GA

CROFT provided due-diligence, master planning, and full A/E design services for a new 160 acre passive park in the foothills of Northwest Georgia. The Phase I design of the park master plan included multi-use trails, open air pavilions, conditioned event spaces, and restrooms.

The park design integrates historic architectural and landscape precedents of Paulding County from the early 20th Century.  In addition to the passive park, a 12-acre portion on the edge of the park include multi-use fields and associated facilities. Phase I, which is currently under construction, includes 2 fully-conditioned 100-person event halls, 6 picnic pavilions, and 3 combination restroom/concession buildings.

Integral in the design were the highly sustainable, vernacular construction materials such as structural hard-wood truss systems, consistent with those locally sourced in West Georgia & North Alabama in the early 20th Century. Hardware was selected for its durability, vandal resistance, and security.


Construction Photos


Almost Done!
Site Visit from August 10, 2017

This park facility is scheduled to be opened in November of 2017

 

Newly Renovated and Enlarged Sanctuary in Clarkesville, GA

Before and after shots are always exciting to see. CROFT's project architect, Butch Birchfield worked with Bethlehem Baptist Church in Clarkesville, Georgia on updates of their sanctuary. The renovation included enlarging the seating capacity from 390 to 568 seats. Also included in this project are new seating, new audio and visual equipment, and new lighting as well as an enlarged overall facility and newly decorated choir rehearsal suite.  

Concrete Pour for the New Yanmar America Facility is Complete

Yanmar Construction Update:

The last two months were busy with construction and we are very happy to share that the new concrete has been poured for the Yanmar America Training Center in Cherokee County.

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Brand New McNeal Building

We are thrilled for our client, McNeal Professional Services who had their grand opening of their brand new building in Kennesaw, GA on Friday, October 21st. A big celebration took place which consisted of a ribbon cutting ceremony, guest speakers, special presentations and an office tour. All this included food, drinks and live music.

CROFT had the pleasure to design this 17,108 square foot facility which includes McNeal’s Executive Offices, IT, Human Resources, Engineering, In-Building, Site Development and Accounting departments. The building also has 11,000
square feet of additional office space and a 3,578 square foot warehouse.
We are very excited about the final result and wish the McNeal firm all the best in their new building. To find out more about our client and to read about their services, please visit their website by clicking here.

Behind the Scenes

Take a glimpse into the design process: this is a new headquarters building for a local client which includes space for a tenant, and a heated warehouse for storing their product on the far end. This design was created using Revit BIM software, the most current and up to date software for architects and engineers.

From Hand-Built Design Models to Virtual Reality

The way we bring designs to life has transformed drastically in the last few decades. From building foam and wood models by hand to now having the capability to virtually walk through them, technology has propelled our abilities forward. At Croft we already design our projects as 3D models in Revit, which would allow us to simply import our designs into this product. 

If you were a client, would you want to be able to virtually walk through your new home, church or office space before the plans were ever even finalized? Take a look at the video below to catch a glimpse into the future of design capabilities:

To get an idea of what it would look like inside the system, take a look at the next video:

3D Scan of Flight 242 Memorial Model

We had our clay model of the Flight 242 Memorial scanned by a 3D scanner in "Point Cloud Format". It plots millions of points in order to create an accurate 3D image. We then took that scan and imported it into Revit to construct the 3D shape. This will help us further this design in a much more efficient way.

3D Scan in Light Cloud Format

Scan Imported into Revit

Cobb Civic Center Almost Complete

We are excited to see the Civic Center near completion! Anthony took these shots while at a site visit last week:

View as Patrons Approach Plaza

The signage is installed! Hogan construction is putting the final touches on the bundling.

A unique view of the pre-function lobby. Notice the stained concrete pattern.

Clarkesville Retail Project

The Clarkesville Retail Project is a mixed use redevelopment project that involves the rehabilitation of 4 buildings damaged by fire that are integral to the historic fabric of downtown Clarkesville. Croft is partnered with Blake Rainwater & Associates on the Design-Build team and has proposed a program that repairs and re-purposes 3 of the 4 buildings. The 4th building, which sustained the most damage from the fire, will be completely removed and replaced with an infill park. This plaza allows for community gathering that ties into the proposed plans of future redevelopment of the block. 

Read more about the project HERE.