RENOVATIONS/RESTORATIONS RENOVATIONS/RESTORATIONS

64 NORTH ROYAL STREET

ARCHITECT:

HOLMES & HOMLES ARCHITECT

PROJECT LOCATION:

MOBILE, ALABAMA

CONSTRUCTION EXPERIENCE

After the flood in downtown Mobile from Hurricane Katrina in 2005, this historic downtown office building went through a significant restoration. Challenges from the flood included mold mitigation and complete interior wall restoration. The building itself has an interesting history. Built in the 1860s, the building housed Mobile’s telegraph office through the early 1900s. Today, the building houses 6,000 square feet of first-class office space for a growing company.

ADAMS IP

ARCHITECT:

KEARLEY ARCHITECTS

PROJECT LOCATION:

MOBILE, ALABAMA

CONSTRUCTION EXPERIENCE

Merchants National Bank was built in 1928. This 23-story skyscraper has Neoclassical elements along the street, and the upper stories of the building are stepped. This structure is capped with a pyramidal metal rood, and the light and dark bricks show the Deco influence. This historic building will be renovated into 80 market-rate apartments in Downtown Mobile. There will be a complete gut of interiors with rebuilding to include all new sprinklers, mechanical, plumbing, and electrical systems. Also, a new gym and amenity area will be added for the residents and connecting office buildings. Parking will be available in the connecting parking garage.

RSA VAN ANTWERP BUILDING

ARCHITECT:

GOODWYN, MILLS & CAWOOD, INC. 

PROJECT LOCATION:

MOBILE, ALABAMA

CONSTRUCTION EXPERIENCE

Originally constructed in 1908, the 11-story Van Antwerp building in downtown Mobile was the first skyscraper to be built in the Southeast, making it an instant landmark in the state of Alabama. As part of its efforts to revitalize downtown Mobile and boost the city’s economy, RSA set out to complete a $24 million overhaul of the Van Antwerp building after it had sat nearly vacant for several years. WSC provided general contracting services for the renovation/restoration of the building’s exterior – a $3.85 million component of the redevelopment project. Our work on this project includes the refurbishing of historic cast iron on the exterior entrance canopy, restoring the building’s original terracotta exterior, structural steel cornice framing and window restorations.

THE DELAMORE (CLAIBORNE)

ARCHITECT:

TERRELL-FABACHER ARCHITECTS 

PROJECT LOCATION:

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA

CONSTRUCTION EXPERIENCE

The Delamore is a newly constructed affordable rental development located just one mile from the French Quarter in New Orleans. Completed in September 2014, this $5.4 million complex features 26 1-bedroom/1-bath affordable housing units, including six units built for individuals with special needs. This project was originally intended to be a renovation of a historic building located on the site; however, before construction began the building was struck by lightning causing the entire front facade to fall to the ground and the building to be decertified as a historic structure. As a result, the building was demolished and an entirely new structure was built in its place using elements that were salvaged from the original building. The new building was designed to resemble the historic building that was once there.

USA CHILDREN’S & WOMEN’S HOSPITAL IMAGING RENOVATION

ARCHITECT:

CALDWELL ASSOCIATES ARCHITECTS, INC. 

PROJECT LOCATION:

MOBILE, ALABAMA

CONSTRUCTION EXPERIENCE

This project included extensive renovations of an imaging unit for one of the leading university hospital systems in the Southeast. The renovation included general hospital areas and specialty laboratories within a total of 4,000 square feet.