To consolidate its employees in the Atlanta market and create synergy between its different business lines, JPMorgan Chase, a leading global financial services firm, decided to move to one main location. The move brought five different lines of business together and combined approximately 400 employees into one location, the Monarch Tower, a high-rise north of downtown. However, JPMorgan Chase was under pressure to vacate one of its previous facilities, causing an accelerated design of the complete renovation of the 84,000-square-foot building. Through a quick response strategy between our team of architects, interior designers, and engineers, RS&H was able to complete the office renovation in a condensed nine-week timeframe.
RS&H was honored with the Group Achievement Award from NASA for our work on the Mobile Launcher at Kennedy Space Center. As the most prestigious honor, this award is given to teams who have distinguished themselves by making outstanding contributions to NASA’s mission.
In a recent report from Cayman Compass, the Grand Cayman’s Owen Roberts International Airport is scheduled to break ground today and will begin construction next week. RS&H is the designer of the new terminal building, which is expected to more than double the size of the space. The entire expansion project will include repaving the tarmac and runway, and putting in an airplane taxiway parallel to the runway.
Eight species of bats within the U.S. are listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) as threatened or endangered, and several others are proposed for listing or listed as threatened and/or endangered by a state agency. Increasingly, projects must demonstrate lack of impact to bat migration, foraging zones, and nesting sites or have a bat biologist on project staff. But, there are steps you can take to help you achieve a bat-friendly project site.
The Jacksonville Business Journal recently featured RS&H CEO Brian Reed in an article on how architectural services are evolving. Reed discussed the need for finding experienced architects, a major challenge facing the industry today. He also pointed to the emerging trend of design-build, where contractors and architects team together to provide one single source of cost and responsibility.