PROJECT PROFILE AWARDS 2021 _ Jacqueline Bradley & Clarence Otis Family Branch Boys & Girls Club Location: Orlando, Florida Designer: SchenkelShultz Architecture Contractor: Brasfield & Gorrie The Jacqueline Bradley & Clarence Otis Family Branch Boys & Girls Club is the largest of the 35 facilities operated by Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida (BGCCF). The center will serve 250-plus children daily in a neighborhood with a rich African American history that has been underserved in recent decades. The Club’s name honors the couple’s leading $4 million gift toward the $9 million capital campaign to build the center. The state-of-the-art center features a dance/aerobic studio, commercial kitchen, music rooms, art studios, technology labs on both floors, and a full-size gymnasium with a stage for performances. For teenagers, there is a college and career center with STEM programming to promote access to elevated learning for underserved youth.
ZEA Rotisserie Bar } Location: Denham Springs, Louisiana Designer: Interplan LLC Contractor: Block Corporation While the design gets you interested, the execution of the ZEA Rotisserie Bar is what really seals the deal. The plan is simple: Rough stone meets sleek glass, with some added fire for warmth and atmosphere thrown into the mix. The overall construction turns the concept of those transitions of material and planes into the reality—a patio that blends the exterior with the interior to deliver a dining room that begs for relaxation. Splayed columns and accent elements— check out the signage tower and angled glass) pay homage to the tri-head owners and angles of “Z.”
_ Bearings Bike Works
Founded in 2008, Bearings Bike Works offers a popular after-school program that teaches students how to build a bike from start to finish by putting the right tools in their hands. Completed in two phases, the projects include the renovation of an old auto repair shop that is home to various workstations, storage space, and offices and a refurbishment warehouse that holds the organization’s new retail, service center, and co-working space to further develop their existing internship program. Located near the iconic Atlanta Beltline, the refreshed campus brings a new feeling of gratification to employees, volunteers and students by having a modern facility to work, mentor and thrive in.
COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION & RENOVATION — ISSUE 3, 2021
Photo credits: 1. Ben Tanner
Location: Atlanta, Georgia Designer: NELSON Worldwide Contractor: South Tree Enterprises