This 8,500 SF building was built between 1864-1868 in heart of the Lafayette Historic District. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was in dire need of both cosmetic and structural modifications when Morgan Constructors began the work to install over 100 structural ties, a new roof and completed repairs to the exterior brick. Careful coordination to comply with The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties and also with the City of Lafayette Historic Preservation Commission was required to maintain important design and materials unique to this historic building. Morgan also completed construction for two (2) tenant spaces and renovated the toilet rooms on the ground floor. Original brick walls are now exposed as part of the design. Re-purposed wood removed from upper floors in the building is used for flooring in both ground floor tenant spaces.
Architect: Arkor, Inc. | Customer: Morgan Building and Land
The Live-Work Units 1, 2, and 3 were the first mixed use commercial buildings constructed in the Serenbe Development. From the exterior, this project is intended to look like three separate buildings, commissioned by different owners at different times. This is however, one building with appropriate fire and security separations demanded by fire and life safety codes. The structure shares common exterior walls, all with unique exterior finishes consisting of repurposed brick, metal panels, and wood.
Architect: Randall Miller | Customer: Serenbe Development
Since our first project with Enterprise at Atlanta’s Consolidated Rent-A-Car Facility (CONRAC) in 2009, the Morgan team has completed a wide range of projects for Enterprise in six (6) states, including Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina and Tennessee. Because Morgan is familiar with Enterprise design and construction standards, long lead items are already identified and draft schedules put together within days of project award.
Architect: Various | Customer: Enterprise Holdings, Inc.
Since 2009, Morgan has completed over 20 separate projects for the Avis Budget Group in the following states; Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Because of Morgan’s ability to consistently deliver the Avis projects on time and in budget, Avis has awarded Morgan various project types including retail counters, office space, maintenance and car wash facilities, and special equipment packages throughout the Midwest, and Southeast regions.
Architect: Various | Customer: Avis Budget Group
This project consisted of over ten phases with six distinct areas of work within the 500,000 SF, 30 acre campus. Demolition, reconstruction, and new construction phases were all completed in and around a fully functioning facility. Roughly 30,000 SF of interior classrooms, contemporary meeting facilities, and toilet rooms were reconfigured or renovated. A new three story steel frame was constructed to tie into three different existing buildings. The largest space in the new addition was state of the art children’s performance theater.
Architect: Chapman Griffin Lanier Sussenbach Architects, Inc | Customer: Johnson Ferry Baptist Church
The Textile Lofts is a mixed use development designed to replicate an old world Georgia textile mill and is located in the Grange Hamlet of the Serenbe Development. Eighteen residential units, ground floor retail space, and outdoor entertainment areas make up this 50,000 SF project that consists of two buildings joined by an elevated walkway. The four (4) story wood structure sits on top of an underground parking garage. The Textile Lofts were constructed in only 12 months due in part to Morgan’s pre-construction efforts and collaborative work with Architect and Developers.
Architect: J. Ryan Duffy, Architects | Customer: Kim King Associates and Adam Ross
Morgan Constructors was selected to provide full construction management services on this 10,000 SF project. While the primary scope of work included extensive interior modifications and renovation, Morgan also managed the installation of the seven (7) barrel brewing system manufactured by Blichmann Engineering. Work on this fully automated brewery included setting tanks and associated equipment which are controlled by intricate mechanical and electrical systems. Other highlights include fabrication and installation of over 100 lineal feet of custom designed, live-edge sycamore, maple and walnut bar tops. Morgan also coordinated the delivery and installation of the owner supplied 350,000 BTUh, 6,000 pound gas-fired brick oven. Because of the custom nature of this project, design was frequently modified and Morgan was required to respond quickly.
Architect: KJG Architecture | Customer: Teays River Brewing, LLC
The joint venture team of Morgan Constructors and Davidson Jones Construction completed this 72,000 SF Courtyard brand hotel in Alpharetta ahead of schedule. This six (6) story structure included high end finishes in the public areas and 115 guest rooms. Early completion of mock up guest rooms played a key role in finalizing room design, confirming rough-in locations and expediting punchlist completion.
Architect: H C Architecture | Customer: Hotel Development Partners
This five (5) story, 64,000 SF, 97 key hotel located in the Atlanta suburb of John’s Creek has a structure composed of concrete, masonry, structural steel, and hollow core planks. The exterior facade is composed of architectural brick masonry, EIFS, and Nichiha fiber cement siding veneer. The hotel amenities include: a large breakfast and lounge area, fitness center, large meeting room, community business center, guest laundry rooms, an exterior pool and trellis area, breakfast and lounge area. Morgan is proud to have completed another successful project with Davidson Jones.
Architect: Richard Rauh and Associates | Customer: One Court, L.P.
Morgan joined forces with Davidson Jones Construction based in North Carolina to build this 65,000 SF Hampton Inn located on a challenging site in the Atlanta suburb of Kennesaw. The hotel’s close proximity to Interstate I-75 and significant elevation differences required a structural retaining wall on two (2) sides of the building. The structure of this 100 room Hilton brand hotel is block and plank. A long list of amenities including an indoor heated spa pool and “think tank” meeting room put this hotel in high demand and made the construction schedule unforgiving.
Architect: Richard Rauh and Associates | Customer: Busbee Hotels, LLC
The Bosch-Retail Building at the Serenbe Development was another ground up building totaling 5,000 SF in total, but built out specifically for two very different tenants. One half of the building would be occupied by Bosch U.S. for their high end kitchen equipment show room and demonstration school. Bosch U.S., owned by The Bosch Group, is known for designing home appliances that conserve energy, water, and re-purpose scrap materials in their manufacturing operations. Next to Bosch, the developer leased space to a boutique grocery store featuring locally grown and produced products.
Architect:Locus Design + Consulting, Inc. | Client: Serenbe Development
The main challenge for the Morgan team on this 4,450 SF building was the extremely aggressive construction schedule required to meet the start of the school year. Custom built to house the new Montessori School of Serenbe, Morgan was able to creatively consolidate the construction schedule so that the total elapsed days from ground breaking to project turnover did not exceed 150 total days. The developer and headmaster of the school were extremely pleased when they were able to open the doors to children and families of the Chattahoochee Hill Country on time.
Architect: Locus Design + Consulting, Inc. | Customer: Serenbe Development
Quick Turn Around (QTA) facilities provide on-site car wash, detailing, and light maintenance services for rental car companies located at Atlanta’s Hartfield Jackson International Airport. Morgan completed three of the six (6) total QTA facilities included in the overall airport master plan. Each structure of 15,000 SF contains office space for the car rental company, a commercial grade car wash, and four maintenance bays. In addition to the construction of the QTA buildings, during the implementation of the new Hartsfield Jackson International Terminal, Morgan also coordinated and managed the interiors of the CONRAC terminal and parking lot modifications.
Architect: Duckett and Associates | Customer : Holder Hunt Manhatten Moody
(HMMH- a joint venture. Construction Manager for Airport Master Plan)
An abandoned Circuit City retail building was converted into this 24,000 SF indoor competitive climbing and workout facility consisting of four climbing areas, a lounge, locker rooms/bathrooms, offices and storage. Careful attention to detail and selective demolition was completed before commencing with the complicated construction project. One of the most critical activities on the schedule was to raise the roof structure 60 feet to accommodate the largest of the custom made climbing walls, which were fabricated in eastern Europe. The main stair is enclosed in a re-purposed shipping container which leads to the mezzanine. Translucent exterior wall panels were added to maximize natural light in the space in the mezzanine full service workout area.
Architect: Rutledge and Alcock Architects | Client: Vertical Realty
The Historic Inn at Serenbe underwent an extensive renovation to add guest rooms and a ballroom. Working again with Locus Design and Serenbe Development, Morgan was retained early in the design process to assist with conceptual budgeting and the construction schedule. Even with the 12 foot ceilings in the guest rooms and 24 foot ceilings in the ballroom, energy efficiency remained a priority. Morgan’s team drilled 340 foot deep geothermal wells with over three (3) miles of piping and installed spray foam insulation in all wall cavities. This eight (8) month schedule was a challenge because of the requirement to keep the existing guest rooms and flagship restaurant open for large events during all construction phases.
Architect: Locus Design + Consulting, Inc. | Customer: Serenbe Development
The Blue-Eyed Daisy Bake Shop was the first commercial project developed in the Serenbe Community. This unique building consists of metal stud construction and utilizes hand selected recycled brick for exterior walls and re-purposed wood for the floors and ceiling. In keeping with Serenbe’s commitment to the highest environmental standards, the Bake Shop features a geothermal heating and cooling system with 11 tons of geothermal wells, and was awarded the U.S. Green Building Council LEED® Silver rating.
Architect: Randall Miller / Smith Hanes | Customer: Serenbe Development
The anchor tenant of this 15,000 SF mixed use building is the award winning “HIL” restaurant. The completed building includes not only an interior build out for the HIL restaurant, there are also commercial office spaces and retail units on the ground floor. A structural wood framing system with exterior walls clad in traditional brick, custom wood trim fenestration, and complicated elevation changes are seen in this centerpiece of the Grange Neighborhood in the Serenbe Development.
Architect: Schowalter Design Group | Customer: Serenbe Development
Morgan was introduced to Sixt during the Hartsfield Jackson International Terminal Project. German owned Sixt, SE is a European, multi national car rental company and one of the oldest rental car companies in the world. Morgan has completed five separate projects for Sixt at Atlanta’s International Airport.
Architect: Various | Customer: Sixt, SE
The Legends of Tuscaloosa is a 127, 000 SF luxury condominium complex one block from Bryant-Denny Stadium on the University of Alabama’s campus. This six (6) story development is a post-tensioned concrete structure and has on-grade parking under the building. There are 60 total high end condominium units with a mix of one, two, and three bedroom floor plans. The complex features a roof-top tailgating deck that provides football fans with an unprecedented “bird’s eye” view of Bryant-Denny stadium.
Architect: Ted Talmadge Architects | Customer: Legends of Tuscaloosa, LLC
Morgan was selected for a third project at the Ferrari – Maserati of Atlanta Dealership. The renovation and addition to the existing facility includes two aggressive phases of construction while never closing the dealership. This three acre, 30,000 SF complex includes an advanced service department, technology focused showroom, and high security parking lot. Interior partitions in the new showroom are built to accept the back painted, glass and metal display cases and have zero tolerance for dimensional errors. Morgan’s team coordinated all aspects of the design, construction, and shipping of these custom units fabricated in Italy.
Architect: Demattei Wong Architecture | Customer: Ferrari – Maserati of Atlanta
Leadership of Keystone Baptist Church in Acworth, Georgia selected Morgan to build phase one of a three phase, master plan for their new campus. Along with architects from CGLS, Morgan assisted Keystone with conceptual budgeting so the church could proceed with fundraising. Once funds were in place and design completed, Morgan began construction of the 8,500 SF worship and education building sitting on 23 acres of heavily wooded property at Keystone’s new location. The structure is steel and cold formed metal framing while the skin of the building is a mix of EIFS and brick masonry.
Architect: Chapman Griffin Lanier Sussenbach Architects, Inc | Customer: Keystone Baptist Church
In addition to the numerous airport retail projects, Enterprise selected the Morgan team to renovate an abandoned restaurant structure in the Atlanta suburbs, and convert it into a car sales and truck leasing facility. This 5,600 SF building required extensive structural, mechanical, and electrical modifications to meet local building codes and EHI standards. In addition to the base building work and interior build out for the sales team, Morgan constructed a separate structure on the property for a custom commercial truck wash. This project consisted of approximately two acres of site improvements including all new site utilities, underground storm water detention system and all new curb and asphalt paving.
Architect: Daniel M. Martin, Architect | Customer: Enterprise Holdings, Inc
As the general contractor on this 24,000 SF, three (3) story retail building, Morgan not only managed the construction of the base building, but at the same time managed the construction of seven (7) tenant spaces.
Base building construction includes a steel structure clad in Nichiha panels and stucco veneer on a Knight Wall System, an open air structural staircase and one of kind integral water feature. Intended to be an Earthcraft Certified project, a 2MM gallon geothermal pond was installed behind the building. Aquatherm piping recirculates pond water through a heat exchanger in the pond to provide heating and cooling for the building.
The tenant spaces include a hot yoga studio, full service Spa, holistic medical practices and a design intense, upscale restaurant. All tenant spaces required separate building permits, inspections and varied move in dates. Through tight jobsite coordination and daily communication with all the stakeholders, Morgan was able to deliver the base building and all tenant spaces in pristine condition.
Architect (Base Building): Locus Design + Consulting, Inc.
Customer: Serenbe Development