The Pontiac Mills Development is the adaptive reuse of more than 20 separate historic textile mill buildings into a mixed-use complex comprised of both office/retail and residential rental apartments. This historic textile mill complex was the original producer for Fruit of the Loom textile and garments.
Approximately 135 apartments and 50,000 SF of office/retail space will be developed within the existing mill complex along the banks of the Pawtuxet River in Warwick, Rhode Island.
Work on the development began in 2016 and will encompass the renovation of approximately 200,000 SF, with first occupancy in 2018 and all phases completed by 2019/2020. The estimated cost for the entire project is $35,000,000.00. The project has been approved as an historic structure/complex from both the State of Rhode Island and the National Park Service. Pontiac Mills, originally built in 1863, has been declared a Nationally Registered Historic District, and will utilize various state and federal tax credit programs.
This project was focused on the construction of a 3,000-square foot structure in the historic Fells Point area in Baltimore City. The first step in the construction was to carefully raze an existing townhouse that sat on this corner site. An extremely small construction area made this a challenging task, and the adjoining building was braced to avoid any negative effects from the demolition.
After demolition was completed, construction began on the ornate structure. Three stories were constructed, and great detail was needed to create Ukranian designs by using different color bricks. These elaborate designs are evident throughout the building, as the entrance is adorned with pre-cast pediment to accentuate the exterior detailing.
Upon entering the structure, one is drawn by the breathtaking marble floor with inlaid patterns and a seven-pointed star. The marble floor leads to an oak reception desk with metal trim applied at foot level. A fireplace provides an eye-pleasing focal point as well as auxiliary heat to the lobby area.
Various offices are located through the hall, past the lobby. On the second floor, there is a full service apartment with a kitchen and a balcony. The second floor also contains the credit union’s conference room. The conference room features valances adorning a cathedral ceiling, custom oak paneling, and bookcases.
CAM was selected to provide Construction Management at Risk services for this multi-phased renovation and addition project. Services included: assistance with development of a long-range master plan, completion of a constructability study and associated value engineering, and selection of the Architect/Engineer team to implement the plans for renovating and adding to this fully occupied facility.
Renovations included expansion of the Ballroom, construction of the new locker room, expanded Golf Shops, and new Cart and Club Storage areas. Entries were required to remain open and operational in order for the Club to continue serving its members.
Value engineering efforts by CAM provided significant savings of approximately $300,000 from the original budget for the project.
Bid packages were developed to avoid duplication of work by the trades, the project was bid by multiple qualified trade contractors, and the renovations and additions were completed under CAM’s supervision. All work was completed while the facility remained fully occupied by members and guests, and the club’s calendar was not adversely affected by the multiple phased construction efforts.
Due to its complex phasing within the occupied facility and the high level of finishes required by country club construction, the project was recognized with an ABC Baltimore award for construction excellence.
The project at Martins Eastwind involved a transformation of a hall into a gorgeous, French, contemporary mansion.
The job involved the complete makeover of the exterior façade of a building that was heavily used for catering functions. Great care had to be taken during the building process to provide for the ongoing daily functions at the facility.
Specifically, the job used dryvit on the exterior surface to begin the conversion. The look was enhanced with the addition of many ornate elements, including special column pilasters with scamazzi capitols. Balustrades adorn the roof, with urns adding to the visual appeal.
Windowing required special attention since many of the windows added have no access from the inside of the building. CAM devised an ingenious anchor system to allow for easy window removal in the event of a breakage. The windows were aluminum-clad wood with spandril glass, which enhances the mansion’s exterior.
Despite 60 holes being drilled into the roof to accommodate the transformation, and 3 months of rain inside, operations proceeded without disruption.
This project consisted a tenant fit-out of a 3,000-sq. foot space at the Green Briar Plaza.
This empty space was transformed into an exciting Italian eatery with strong red and green accents.
Upon entering Italian Sensations, your attention is drawn to the extensive use of architectural drywall bulkheads with interesting built-ins. Over the eating area is an interesting, stepped bulkhead in the shape of an octagon. The bulkhead over the counter features hand-brushed, stenciled paneling.
The counter is composed of a rich black Corian counter with a stainless steel display. The countertop also features a brilliant display of architectural overlapping copper plates. This counter encircles the full service commercial kitchen responsible for the fine Italian delicacies.
The centerpiece of the eating area is a series of circular, cone-shaped benches that were fabricated out of hardwood veneer in the field. These benches also feature wainscoting and ceramic tile border accents.
Throughout the facility is architectural and drop-down lighting over a patterned ceramic tile floor.
This project involved extensive additions and renovations to the existing Boyle Buick flagship site. The exterior façade and entryway were improved with exterior column accents. Renovations were also made to the offices, engine bays, and waiting rooms.
All business operations continued without interruption during construction. As the owner stated, “keeping operations going is critical to auto dealerships”. The owner enjoyed our open-book delivery method and hands-on construction management approach.
“They were sensitive to our needs and worked with us to minimize the impact to our ongoing operations. In my business that is very important.” Chris Boyle- Owner
Celie’s Waterfront Inn on Thames Street project consisted of the renovation of a row home in the historic district of Fells Point, which, at the start of construction, was in a total state of disrepair.
The plans called for the total gutting of the interior of the house. A new stair was constructed to provide access to the second and third floor suites and access to the new roof terrace. Entry to this stair is provided by a separate, gated entrance on the side of the building.
The second floor suite is 1,200 square feet, with two bedrooms, living room, kitchen, and bath. The third floor suite is 800 square feet, with one bedroom, living room, kitchen, and bath. Both of these suites are accented with exposed brick walls that required major re-pointing. The roof terrace was constructed using wood decking surrounded by a wrought iron railing.
The ground floor contains retail space with an exposed brick wall, and the exterior façade was restored to reveal a store front that differentiates it from other structures in the area. At the rear of the retail space is a terrace secured by the construction of a privacy wall and brick pavers to provide an inviting patio.
This unique project transformed a building with limited use to a modern retail and residential structure.