Veterans Memorial Park

Veterans Memorial Park

Dallas, Georgia

April - Oct 2013

Final: 
$3,650,644

CROFT provided full architectural, structural, MEP engineering, and construction administration support for the development of a 3,000 person outdoor amphitheater and public park venue in Dallas, GA. This outdoor concert and park facility creatively integrated unused space between the Paulding County government complex and US Highway 278 to provide a passive park facility with amenities to serve residents of all ages.

By converting unused acreage around a large existing facility, the CROFT / Lowe design team developed a park concept that not only minimized the cost of maintenance but allowed the existing parking infrastructure around the government complex to become a 7‐day a week asset to serve the citizens of Paulding County. The facility was designed to support two simultaneous large outdoor events and to take advantage of the extensive road network that supports the government complex to support traffic flow in/out of the park. Dedicated to area veterans, the park is outfitted with patriotic‐themed signage as well as architectural elements reminiscent of historic Paulding County.


SERVICES PROVIDED

 
  • Architecture
  • Master Planning
  • Hardscape Design
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Amphitheater Design
  • MEP
  • Audio Visual
  • Structural
  • Civil
  • Geotechnical
  • Subsurface Utilities
  • Wayfinding & Signage
  • Playground
  • Fitness Areas
  • Cost Estimating
  • Design Charrettes
  • Permitting
 


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Acworth Police Headquarters

Acworth Police Headquarters

Acworth, Georgia

2012 - 2014
Final: $4,000,000

To say that the headquarters of the Acworth Police Department (APD) was small and outdated would be grossly understating the challenges the old facility created for department personnel. Since 1995, the APD has served the Acworth community from a converted cabinet shop, whose 5,000 square feet were ill suited for a modern police headquarters. And so, “by the grace of God and the blessing of the taxpayers,” according to Police Chief Wayne Dennard, the department moved into a beautiful new facility, designed by CROFT, and optimized for the staff and the public safety services they provide.


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CROFT’s master plan provided a way for the department to meet their needs while staying within budget. The plan included small renovation strategy in lieu of demolition – such as the repurposing of an existing 3,000 square feet cable network building - that reduced the budget by more than $1 million, while still delivering all the features on the department’s wish list.
— Police Chief Wayne Dennard

SERVICES PROVIDED

 
  • Architecture
  • MEP
  • Structural
  • Civil
  • Fire Protection
  • Renovation
  • Programming
  • Site Selection
  • Subsurface Utilities
  • Cost Estimating
  • Value Engineering
  • Design Charrettes
  • Master Planning
 


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Cobb County Civic Center

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Cobb County Civic Center

Marietta, GA

May – Dec 2014

Final: $5,675,000

Constructed in 1972 from a county bond, the Cobb County Civic Center in Marietta predates nearby event venues such as the Cobb Galleria and the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center. After 43 years of high school sports tournaments, graduations, craft fairs, Special Olympics, art exhibits, and gun shows – to name just a few – the beloved performing arts center needed reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. CROFT led the architectural and engineering design for a $5 million expansion and renovation project that created a sleek, modern, multi-functional space that will continue to serve Cobb County for generations to come.


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CROFT has been selected for several design projects for Cobb County. Our experience shows that their architectural designs are attractive, with nice finishes and attention to detail, while keeping within our established construction budgets. Their cost estimates have been quite accurate, yielding no major surprises when the sealed bids come in.
— Tom Bills, Cobb PRCA

SERVICES PROVIDED

 
  • Architecture
  • Structural
  • MEP Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Fire Protection
  • AT/FP Measures
  • Sustainable Design
  • Design Charrette
  • Programming
  • Value Engineering
  • Renovation & New Design
  • Construction Phase Services
  • Master Planning
  • Subsurface Investigations
  • Cost Estimating
  • Energy Modeling
 


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National Park Service Solar Power System

National Park Service Solar Power System

Great Smoky Mountains

May 2012 - Aug 2016
Final: $300,000 (Per Terminal)

The design of a remote, off-the-grid 36kW Solar Power system linked to an existing battery bank and gas powered generator system at the Cades Cove recreation area in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
After a national search by the NPS in Denver, CROFT was selected to lead the technically complex process of integrating a fully off-the-grid solar photovoltaic system as the third power supply element in a legacy battery-bank and gas generator system. After a solar study and load analysis that identified a need for 30% larger system than originally projected, CROFT led the electrical, civil, and landscape architectural design to site the solar array while carefully screening it from historically significant site amenities at the Cable Mill Visitor’s Center.

Located at a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this lean-budget project includes interface with SHPO representatives to ensure the historic character of the site is maintained while accommodating the long-term operational demands of its growing life-support amenities. CROFT supported public involvement process by designing project communications boards for display at public meetings.


SERVICES PROVIDED

 
  • Solar PV Study
  • Off-the-Grid Solar Design
  • Electrical
  • Historic Landscape Design
  • SHPO Coordination
  • Civil
  • Subsurface utilities
  • Sustainable design
  • Back-up Power System
  • Cost Estimating
  • Permitting
  • Public Involvement
  • Interpretive Design
  • Quality Assurance
 

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US Navy Satellite Communications Facilities

US Navy Satellite Communications Facilities

May 2012 - Aug 2016
Final: $3,625,000 (Per Terminal)

CROFT provided the US Navy Research Laboratory and the ViaSat corporation full A/E design and construction management services for four (4) separate 13.0 meter Ka‐Band satellite communications terminals.

These systems included 1.8 meter S‐Band antenna with ring wall, air supported radiomen, computer room, equipment enclosures, and ancillary structures at the Andersen Air Force Base, Naval Computers & Telecommunications Site, Guam.

CROFT services included site investigation, cost estimating, geotechnical, survey, permitting, mechanical, electrical, structural, fire protection, intrusion detection system, communications, commissioning, back‐up power, and site civil.

In addition to A/E design and construction administration at the airfield‐based site, CROFT provided ViaSat construction manager as‐advisor (CMa) services, acting as the company’s quality assurance agent throughout construction.


SERVICES PROVIDED

 
  • Fiber Optic Cabling
  • Satellite
  • Communications
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical
  • Structural
  • Civil
  • Geotechnical
  • Auxiliary Power
  • Cost Estimating
  • Site Survey
  • Intrusion Detection
  • Fire Protection
  • Lightning
  • Protection
  • Permitting
  • CM as‐Advisor
  • Commissioning
 

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Hephzibah Innovation Center

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Hephzibah
Innovation Center

Hephzibah, GA

Aug 2014 - Aug 2016
Final: $9,571,200

CROFT provided full architectural, engineering, and master planning services for the full civil site development and facility construction of the 56,100 SF Hephzibah Innovation Center in East Georgia. This city-owned facility, aimed at developing local capacity in sustainable agriculture, foreign languages, and nuclear technology includes: 40 classrooms, cafeteria, admin offices, media center, and outdoor recreational fields. 

Currently being used as the site of the Georgia School for Innovation and the Classics, the HIC facility will integrate high-level training on key career and technical skills to develop local capacity to support the region’s key economic drivers: Plant Vogtle nuclear power plant, linguist jobs on adjoining Fort Gordon, and the rapidly growing sustainable agriculture industry. The ongoing expansion includes a classroom and gymnasium addition to the rear of the facility and outdoor sports amenities. Phase I completed in August 2015 includes 56,100 SF of facilities, athletic fields, 200 parking spaces, three access roads, and sustainable landscaping. Phase II which is currently under construciton includes a 13,540 SF classroom section and sports facility expansion. This facility was awarded the 2015 Green Apple Award by the US Green Building Council of Georgia for excellence in sustainable educational facility design.



SERVICES PROVIDED

 
  • Architecture
  • Master Planning
  • Public Involvement
  • MEP
  • Low Voltage
  • Audio Visual
  • Fire Protection
  • Structural
  • Geotechnical
  • Subsurface Utilities
  • Sustainable Design
  • Vernacular Materials
  • Cost Estimating
  • Design Charrettes
  • Construction Admin.
 

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Wheeler High School

Wheeler High School

Cobb County Schools
Marietta, GA 30060

Aug 2013 - Jan 2016
Final: $24,305,000

CROFT provided full A/E design for the addition of two new facilities at the densely developed Wheeler High School campus in East Cobb. The 35,000 SF West addition sited carefully to the rear of campus consists of a 750 seat performing arts center, pre-function space, and new classroom facilities. The 65,000 SF south addition includes a new 3,000 seat sports arena, classrooms, locker rooms, indoor running track, staff offices, viewing platforms, and pre-function area tied into existing core areas and staff parking area. The final portion included a new fieldhouse, stadium seating, outdoor lighting, concession stand, and track and tennis court resurfacing.

CROFT carefully developed a site master plan, A/E design, and multi-step construction phasing and laydown plan that allowed the integration of these two new facilities into an existing 2,300 student campus without disruption of classes or extracurricular functions. The new state-of-the-art venues integrate seamlessly into pre-established building elements and adjacencies on campus and are the new prototype for high school performing arts and athletic facilities throughout Cobb County.


ADDITIONS ON HIGHLY CONSTRAINED SITE

The $14 million West addition and $10 million south addition were master planned, designed, and built simultaneously with high community involvement in the master plan. CROFT’s master plan included a cost-benefit analysis to evaluate both material and constructibility options to maximize value and minimize the impact on the school during construction. While maintaining existing parking capacity, CROFT integrated new sports infrastructure into the project to reduce overall cost. As two story additions, both have been incorporated seamlessly into an existing split-level site plan and improve ADA access.


SERVICES PROVIDED

 
  • Architecture
  • MEP
  • Low Voltage
  • Audio Visual
  • Acoustics
  • Fire Protection
  • Structural
  • Civil
  • Geotechnical
  • Subsurface Utilities
  • Sustainable Design
  • Cost Estimating
  • Design Charrettes
  • Construction Admin.
 


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