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Rendering credit: DIGSAU 

Yards Brewing Company maintains its commitment to Philadelphia.

Yards Brewing Company is “Philadelphia’s Brewery.” So when owners Tom Kehoe and Trevor Prichett decided it was time to expand, they chose a new location in Philadelphia’s growing Northern Liberties section, even though Yards received lucrative offers to move outside the city. In the spirit of its “Brew Unto Others” philosophy, an approach established with the firm in 1994, Yards also insisted the new brewery be neighborhood and eco-friendly and involve the Philadelphia community. Green energy resources, self-contained and closed cycle systems and repurposed materials – such as bar tops made from old bowling alley wooden lanes – all would be integrated into the design and operations.

Yards chose the former Destination Maternity building, just 10 blocks from its existing facility, as its new home - knowing it would require architectural genius to transform the stark brick veneered steel structure into the sleek industrial look Kehoe and Prichett envisioned. Philadelphia based architect DIGSAU was chosen for the task. Bohler Engineering, Chestnut Engineering and Conn Shaffer Consulting were added to the design team to provide site/civil engineering, mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering, and structural engineering, respectively.

Sprung Construction picSprung Construction’s latest project draws inspiration from historic buildings in Denver.
By Alan Dorich

When Sprung Construction takes on a project, it takes a unique collaborative approach to building it. “We like to get all parties involved together early on in the design process, and come up with solutions that work for design, construction and performance of the building,” Senior Project Manager Jordan Dame says. “We challenge the initial concept and attempt to come up with the best solutions possible.”

The company has brought this philosophy to The Ramble Hotel for Gravitas Development Group, which specializes in urban infill projects within Denver. “We have a great working relationship with Gravitas, and have built and maintain the majority of their projects,” he says, noting that the two firms office out of a mixed use project made from 29 stacked shipping containers directly across the street from the Hotel site. Gravitas Development owns the container project and Sprung Construction built it.

When finished, The Ramble Hotel will be a 50-room boutique hotel in Denver’s River North (RiNo) neighborhood. “It’s a very exciting location in Denver right now,” Dame says, noting that the area is seeing a substantial amount of development.

HemmingwayHemingway Development’s Link59 project fills several needs for Cleveland’s Health-Tech Corridor of Midtown.

By Tim O’Connor

For decades, Cleveland had two urban cores: downtown and University Circle, a neighborhood that’s home to several museums, hospitals, cultural institutions and university hospitals. In the 2000s, the city began to think hard about how to connect those cores to drive economic development, culminating with the Euclid Corridor project, which included the installation of a bus rapid transit line and $197 million worth of renovations.

Ridgemont pic copyRidgemont Commercial Construction holds architects, subcontractors, clients and itself to high standards.

By Tim O’Connor

The moment Ridgemont Commercial Construction sets foot on the project site it takes control of the entire process. The company collaborates with the architect and owner to design the building and develop the construction plan, but once the actual work begins  Ridgemont’s takes the lead. It’s how Ridgemont ensures that decisions are made quickly and project issues are taken care of immediately so that the entire process runs smoothly.

“Our brand promise for Ridgemont is complete client confidence,” Vice President Joey Johnson says. “In order to provide that, we need an appropriate level of interaction with the client and the design consultants. What we want at the end of every job is to feel like we’re their in-house contractor.”

LL 390 madison picDeveloper L&L Holding Co.’s two newest projects in Manhattan demonstrate its expertise with complex buildings.
By Jim Harris

Many developers and contractors would likely look at L&L Holding Co.’s portfolio and be intimidated by the scope and requirements of the projects that the company takes on.

“What makes us unique is our willingness to see the complexity in these projects and make sure they are executed in a meaningful way,” Vice President Jeffrey Davis says. “It takes guts and commitment to see these through. Fortunately, our organization knows how to perform custom complex projects, and we receive support from our chairman and president to take this work on.”

Hourigan pic copyHourigan|Clayco aims to deliver its latest project on time with the help of its partners and innovative technologies.
By Bianca Herron

After more than two decades in the industry, Hourigan Construction has earned a reputation for managing complex projects and delivering them to the highest standards. The key to the Richmond, Va.-based company’s success is its commitment to investing in its people, processes and the technology required to build smart – not only for today, but also the future.

Hourigan Construction’s latest project, 600 Canal Place, is no exception. The company has teamed up with Chicago based Clayco to provide design/build services for Dominion Energy’s new office tower in downtown Richmond.

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