Construction is currently underway at The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing on a new 29,947 square foot addition connecting to its existing buildings on the Vanderbilt campus. Construction is expected to be complete in August 2018. The five floor structure will house technologically-advanced classrooms, conference and seminar rooms, student services offices, faculty offices and a state-of-the-art simulation teaching lab. When complete, the light-filled and airy atrium will serve as the school’s new main entrance and lobby. The fifth floor of the expansion will include a green roof terrace and a large rooftop conference room with a view of the city.
D.F. Chase was selected to renovate 19 existing restrooms, a gymnasium renovation, and complete locker renovation during school shutdown from June 2010 to July 2010. This project included all new ceramic floors, partitions, new electrical, new bleachers, new lockers, and new paint throughout. This building was complete and ready for the first day of school on August 5, 2010.
This 30,000 square foot dormitory project, originally constructed in 1931, included the complete renovation of the entire interior of the facility. The work could not commence until the students left for the summer and had to be completed before they returned in the fall....less than three months later.
This is a four-story, 44,000 square foot dormitory addition. The new building is concrete framed, with drywall interior partitions, and an exterior brick veneer. The facility includes 86 dormitory rooms that house 148 students. It also includes student lounge areas, computer/study centers, and laundry facilities. The addition encloses the two wings of the existing facility completing a separate internal courtyard. The existing dormitory stairwells are upgraded, as well as the fire sprinkle system, and all windows replaced.
Similar in scope to the Sewell Hall dormitory completed in 1997, Elam Hall was originally constructed in 1931. This ladies' dormitory was completely renovated in four months and was expedited by using female tradesmen prior to the students leaving for the summer.
The 220,000 square foot middle school includes a gymnasium and an auditorium. The gymnasium walls are constructed of tilt-up concrete panels; a value engineering suggestion by D.F. Chase, Inc. that was a substantial savings over a conventional concrete block wall design. The school is heated and cooled by a geothermal system that was selected after performing a life cycle cost analysis.
This project connected the existing high school to the middle school with a 22,000 square foot 700-plus seat cafeteria-dining area. The existing middle school was renovated into high school classes, theatre, band, and computer areas. The total renovations consisted of over 250,000 square feet. The renovations included electrical systems upgrades, new lighting systems, new sprinkler systems, ceilings and painting. The high school was kept operational during the entire project. Project savings and additional funding were used to roof and air condition the gymnasium.
The owner is a private university in Tennessee. This new project is an addition and renovation to the existing Snowden Hall building. This 28,000 square foot facility houses new teaching laboratories, research laboratories, classrooms, and faculty offices. This design achieved a LEED Gold Certification.
Ocoee Phase II consists of a complete renovation of the gymnasium and locker rooms with epoxy coated floors as well as adding new access points to additional lobby, restrooms and concession area. The new gymnasium addition has three uses. The first is a full basketball court with bleacher seating, the second is a 700-seat auditorium with a full stage, and third is two full basketball courts for multiple team practices as well as gym classes. The addition is a colored pre-cast concrete structure with long span bar joist. The connector includes four team locker rooms, large public restrooms with ceramic tile, polished concrete lobby floors with outdoor courtyard seating areas, as well as new street side entrance and drop-off canopy.
The Ocoee Middle School project consisted of a nearly 55,000 square foot addition to the existing campus. This facility is an all concrete and masonry structure with a metal roof system. It added 26 classrooms and a modern science lab for the Bradley County School System. It boasts a new cafeteria and kitchen that will seat over 400 students to allow the school to serve their 2,100 plus students in three lunch periods.