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Rhodes College Catherine Burrow Refectory Expansion

Location: Memphis, Tennessee This project included a two-story, 18,000 SF addition and renovations to 38,000 SF of the existing building originally constructed between 1923 and 1986. The renovations included removal and replacement of a portion of existing roof to meet architectural requirements.  New openings were cut into existing concrete floor framing and walls as well as the infill of existing openings to accommodate new architectural and mechanical requirements. The addition was designed for SDC “D” and separated from the existing building.  The 1st story of the addition consists of a 9” flat plate second floor slab on concrete beams and columns with special reinforced concrete shear walls.  The roof consists of a steel deck on steel joists supported by steel...
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Rhodes College Pedestrian Bridge

Location:  Memphis, Tennessee The historic Rhodes College in midtown Memphis continues to enhance their campus for its growing student body.  An opportunity arose to purchase a renovated housing facility on North Parkway.  There was no access to the property from the main campus even though the properties shared a common boundary.  Lick Creek separated the two properties. Lick Creek is a concrete lined drainage channel within a 45 foot wide public drainage easement.  The solution for connectivity to the main campus was the design and construction of a pedestrian bridge over the creek. Burr & Cole was the Prime Designer for this 70’ long span by 10’ wide bridge.  Now that the bridge is installed and open, the students can...
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Yell County Jail

Location:  Danville, Arkansas Architect:  Spirit Architecture The building consists of two distinct areas, a Sheriff’s Department and a Jail that includes support areas.  The offices are housed in an administration area and the public area is separated from the Sheriff’s area by an electronically secure entry door.  The Jail incudes administration, support and inmate housing areas. There is a full service kitchen.  The intake area has a vehicle sallyport with an automatic chain link security fence and gate....
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