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
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
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
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 owner’s grand opening date dictated an aggressive schedule right from the start for this new restaurant and nightclub located in Historic Downtown Roswell. Start to finish, the schedule could not exceed 12 weeks. This time frame included demolition, new construction, equipment installation, testing and inspections. The compact interior space, as well as the conjested jobsite location required constant, hour by hour, on site coordination by the Morgan team for both deliveries and subcontractor activities. The Gaslight includes a new, full service commercial kitchen, full audio visual package for the nightly live performances, and an impressive custom built bar.
Architect: Pate Design Group | Customer: Pound Street, 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 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
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