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ATLANTA, GA – Batson-Cook is pleased to announce that Carl J. Frinzi, Sr., vice president of the company’s Multi-Family Wood Frame Division, was recently honored with a "2017 Distinguished Alumni Award" by Kennesaw State University.  The award, was presented at the 26th Annual Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner held as part of KSU’s 2017 Homecoming Week festivities.

Frinzi earned his bachelor of science in civil engineering technology in 1983 from Southern Technical College, which became Southern Polytechnic State University (SPSU) before its consolidation with Kennesaw State University (KSU). He joined the KSU Foundation as a trustee earlier this year after being part of the SPSU Foundation since 2008. He has a long history of giving to Southern Poly and now Kennesaw State, and has served on the SPSU/KSU Construction Advisory Board since 2011. He also arranges field trips to his projects for KSU students, serves as a guest lecturer in the classroom, and provides internships and job opportunities.

Perhaps Frinzi’s most notable contribution to KSU, however, is his establishment of the Carl Joseph Frinzi, Sr., Endowed Scholarship for construction management students.

“Many years after graduating, I realized that the university had a tremendous impact on my entire family,” Frinzi said. “The scholarship is a way that I can help hard-working students meet their goals, earn their degrees, and allow them to have the same career opportunities that I had.” 
“I am deeply honored to have received this prestigious award,” Frinzi said. “To be among the group of alumni that were nominated for this award is an honor.”

Frinzi joined Batson-Cook in 2016 to establish and expand the company’s Multi-Family Wood Frame Division. Over the course of his 35-year career in construction, he has focused on the multi-family housing sector nationwide. He led a $1.2-billion program to build 6,000 houses on military bases, and provided executive or construction management for the building of more than 26,000 multi-family units.

ABOUT BATSON-COOK
Batson-Cook Construction, founded in 1915, builds a wide range of commercial projects for healthcare, multi-family, office, education and private development clients throughout the Southeast.  We have the heart of a family-owned general contractor with the reach of a global construction firm.  We build with passion.  We operate with integrity.  For more information, visit batson-cook.com.

ATLANTA, GA (Oct. 26, 2017) - Batson-Cook Company was named Atlanta Public Schools “2017 Jackson Cluster Partner of the Year” yesterday for its significant contributions to Crim Open Campus High School’s construction trades program.  The award, presented at the APyeS! Awards Reception at Woodruff Arts Center, was accepted by Jimmy Kennedy, healthcare project executive for Batson-Cook and chair of its Crim partnership initiative.

Jimmy Kennedy (right), healthcare project executive with Batson-Cook, shares a moment with Richard Elder, construction trades instructor for Crim HSMore than a year ago, Batson-Cook adopted Crim High School as part of AGC of Georgia’s Workforce Development Program to introduce high school students to the construction trades. Kennedy volunteered to lead the effort and quickly identified Crim’s need for a new construction lab and classroom.  Within 10 months, he had formed an alliance with two-dozen trade partners to design, build out, and equip a construction lab and classroom in space that was once the school’s culinary lab. The grand opening was held in April.

“Each year, I have been humbled by the generosity of the Atlanta community,” Rachel Sprecher, executive director of the Office of Partnerships & Development for APS, told Kennedy. “There is no finer example of this than your partnership’s commitment to our schools,” she continued. “It goes without saying that you are an incredible example of what it means to be a valued partner.”

Said Randy Hall, CEO of Batson-Cook and past-president of AGC Georgia: “I am thrilled that the dedication of Jimmy Kennedy and the Workforce Development alliance to this project has been recognized in such a meaningful way. The students who were part of this project, however, are the true winners,” he noted, “because they were introduced to the rewards of a construction career, now have state-of-the-art equipment to learn the plumbing, electric, masonry and carpentry trades, and have become passionate about the opportunities that await them.”

Batson-Cook and Workforce Development trade partners will continue their partnership with Crim High School in a variety of ways, including providing one-on-one instruction to students. At present, Crim is the only high school in the Atlanta system offering a construction program.

Pictured: Jimmy Kennedy (right), with Batson-Cook, shares a moment with Richard Elder (left), construction trades instructor at Crim HS and manager of its Work-Based Learning Program

HUNTSVILLE, AL (August 31, 2017) – Batson-Cook Construction has been awarded the contract to build the new Marriott AC Hotel at downtown Huntsville’s premier City Centre development.  Construction of the hotel is set for completion in August, 2018.
The 6-story, select-service hotel will have 120 rooms and encompass a total of 86,648 square feet. The ground floor will feature the lobby and 5000 square feet of shell space for a restaurant to lease. The second floor – a designated meeting level – will include meeting rooms, an outdoor function terrace and a fitness center. Guest rooms will be situated on the third through sixth levels.
Owner of the property is City Centre I, LLC. Architect is HC Architecture of Atlanta.
The building will have an exterior of brick, glass, stucco and metal panels. The first two levels of the structure will be cast-in-place, post-tensioned concrete flat slabs; the top four guest room levels will be a cold-formed steel, load-bearing wall system. A combination of VRF and split DX mechanical systems will be installed.



TAMPA, FLORIDA (August 18, 2017) – Lindsay Ryle, a project engineer with Batson-Cook Construction, has been tapped for the 2018 NEXGEN Leadership Class by the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors.

The NEXGEN Leadership Training Program is an 8-month series of educational events designed to enhance the leadership skills and knowledge of high-potential construction professionals.  Through monthly educational sessions, peer-to-peer networking and community involvement activities, ABC’s NEXGEN program prepares the participants for leadership roles within their companies and ABC.

“My passion is to mentor young people, especially those interested in a career in construction,” Ryle said. “I want them to understand that they have resources available to them to help them achieve success, but they must be accountable for their choices – what they do, and what they don’t do.”

Ryle, who joined Batson-Cook in 2012, is currently assigned to The Pearl Apartments project, a $57-million mixed-use apartment community under way in the Tampa Heights area. Her personal portfolio totals $208 million in multi-family and mixed-use projects.

Ryle holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of South Florida in Tampa. She is an active member of ABC, a graduate of Leadership Pasco, and mentors Batson-Cook summer interns. Habitat for Humanity is the philanthropy she most enjoys supporting, having participated in three home building projects.

She and her husband have a young son, and she enjoys fishing, spending time in or on the water, running, and just about anything else done outdoors.

ABOUT BATSON-COOK
Batson-Cook, formed in 1915, builds a wide range of commercial projects for healthcare, multi-family, office, hospitality, and private development clients throughout the Southeast. We have the heart of a family-owned general contractor with the reach of a global construction firm.  We build with passion.  We operate with integrity.
 

LAGRANGE, GA – Two projects recently completed by Batson-Cook on the campus of LaGrange College will be bustling with activity when students return to campus this month.

The newly-constructed Ida Hudson Callaway Lab Sciences Building and the renovated Callaway Science Building represent a $21-million addition to the downtown campus of LaGrange College. The new 43,000-square-foot lab sciences facility, devoted entirely to laboratories, houses state-of-the-art spaces for instruction in biology, ecology, anatomy and physiology, chemistry and immunology.  Also included are faculty and staff offices, student collaboration spaces and classrooms.  The exterior of the three-story building, located on the corner of Vernon Street and Park Avenue, blends contextually with other buildings on the campus.

“All of us at Batson-Cook were honored to return to the LaGrange College campus for this significant project,” said Conn Crabtree, project executive for Batson-Cook.  “We completed a major campus development and renovation project for the college in 2001, and returned for the construction of Frank and Laura Lewis Library a few years later.  We have enjoyed bringing this new science building to reality.”


Renovation of the existing 26,000-square-foot Callaway Science Building included improvements and upgrades to classrooms, the physics lab, office spaces and the Math Department.

Earl Swensson Associates was the architectural firm for the project, and Chaseco LLC was the owner’s representative.  Both firms are located in Nashville, Tenn.

Batson-Cook Construction, founded in 1915, builds a wide range of commercial projects for healthcare, multi-family, office and private development clients throughout the Southeast.  We have the heart of a family-owned general contractor with the reach of a global construction firm.  We build with passion.  We operate with integrity.  For more information, visit www.batson-cook.com.
 

ATLANTA, GA – (August 1, 2017)  - Northside Hospital Cherokee – a $210-million replacement hospital, medical office building and parking deck project recently completed by Batson-Cook Construction – won an “Achievement Award” at Construction Management Association of America’s Annual Gala and Awards event at Summerour Studio in Atlanta’s Westside district.

The project won in the category for “Public Building - New Construction Greater than $100 Million.” Several members of Batson-Cook’s project team, along with Northside Hospital and CMAA representatives, were on hand to accept the award.









Northside Hospital Cherokee is a 525,000-square-foot replacement hospital which includes a medical office building (MOB) and parking deck.  The hospital, a 105-bed patient tower, includes 30 emergency exam rooms, six operating rooms, sterile processing, ICU, pharmacy, radiology, women’s center wing, dining hall and kitchen, a two-level central energy plant, four main mechanical rooms, parking lot, 14 elevators, and a loading dock.

Also included are 13 Labor/Delivery/Recovery rooms, a postpartum room, one MRI room, two CT rooms, two cath labs, three resus/trauma rooms, two fluoroscopy rooms, one general radiation room, one nuclear medicine room, GI Suite/Endoscopy room, two C-section rooms, and 24 ICUs.

The MOB is a 125,000-square-foot, structural steel facility with two linear accelerator vaults, a 13,950-square-foot cancer center build-out, a central energy plant and two tunnels connecting to the hospital.

The five-level parking deck has 889 spaces.

The exterior features architectural precast skin, curtain wall and metal panels, while the structure consists of concrete beams and joists and main girders with PT. MEP includes a central energy plant with a dedicated mechanical floor to accommodate future growth, plus 17 air handling units, three chillers, two boilers and three cooling towers. There is enough cooling capacity to air condition 1,500 homes.

Electrical systems include two generators supported by a 20,000-gallon underground fuel tank.  The low-voltage system includes voice/data, nurse call, overhead paging, CATV, security, fire alarm, code blue, distributed antennae system, sound masking and infant abduction.

The 47-acre site required mass clearing and grading (500,000 cut / 500,000 fill), which was completed in two phases.  There was major rock blasting with 60-foot-high modular retaining walls.

Since the project was built to allow for future vertical and horizontal expansion, it features negative pressure roofing, column stub-ups, vertical circulation (stairs and elevators) and continuation of riser shafts.

Architect for Northside Hospital Cherokee was Howell Rusk Dodson of Atlanta.
 




JACKSONVILLE, FL (June 21, 2017)
–  Batson-Cook Construction recently completed two projects for St. Vincent’s HealthCare of Jacksonville.

The first was St. Vincent’s Primary and Urgent Care Center, the healthcare provider’s flagship walk-in clinic located on San Jose Boulevard. This $3.2-million project called for the conversion of a 14,500-square-foot Walgreens store into a walk-in clinic providing both primary and urgent care services. Each service area has dedicated exam and procedure rooms.

The clinic also has an Imaging Department with MRI, CT scanner, ultrasound, radiology, and mammography capabilities, and includes a Consolidated Laboratory Services comprehensive laboratory.

Architect for the project was HKS Architects of Miami.

 


 

 

 

 

 



The second project was the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center at St. Vincent’s Medical Center Riverside. This collaborative effort between the two healthcare providers called for the conversion of a 12,817-square-foot space on the hospital’s fourth floor into a cancer treatment and infusion center.

The center features 14 private infusion rooms, six exam rooms, and support spaces. Although it is located on St. Vincent’s Riverside campus, it will be operated by Mayo Clinic.

Construction costs totaled $2.2 million. RS&H, Inc. of Jacksonville was the architect. 


ATLANTA, GA (June 23, 2017) – Two recently-completed Batson-Cook projects took top honors in the 2017 Associated General Contractors of Georgia Build Georgia Awards Program. The awards were presented at AGC Georgia’s annual meeting in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

Northside Hospital Forsyth Surgery and Patient Tower Vertical Expansion earned first place in its construction group, as did Atlantic House luxury high-rise residential tower in its group.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The NSH Forsyth Vertical Expansion project was a 65,433-square-foot, 64-bed patient addition to the existing hospital, located in Cumming, Georgia. Two patient levels and a mechanical level were added, bringing to 8 the total number of stories at the facility. Six elevators were extended upward three levels, and a seventh elevator was added. This is the fourth vertical addition Batson-Cook has delivered at Northside Hospital Forsyth.

Construction costs totaled $30.5 million. Architect for the project was Howell Rusk Dodson of Atlanta.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Atlantic House project, a 32-story, 407-unit luxury apartment building located in Midtown Atlanta, is one of 17 SkyHouse apartment towers built by Batson-Cook. The 491,000-square-foot tower features a rooftop amenities deck with a fitness center, pool, clubhouse and outdoor kitchen.

Also included are a 617-space, 9-level, 210,334-square-foot, integral parking deck with a tennis court, dog walk, outdoor kitchen and lounge areas on the top level. There is also 13,000 square feet of retail space.

Construction costs totaled $76 million for the overall project.

The architect for Atlantic House was Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart of Atlanta.

















ATLANTA, GEORGIA (June 6, 2017) — Batson-Cook Construction is pleased to announce the completion of the new Renaissance Gateway Hotel at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

The seven-story, 136,000-square-foot luxury hotel features 204 rooms and a conference center with a ballroom and meeting rooms. Other amenities include a full-service restaurant, bar, fitness center and outdoor lounge. A luxurious executive suite encompassing 1,100 square feet is located on the top floor, and original artwork by many Atlanta area artists can be found throughout the building.

The Renaissance connects to the airport via the ATL SkyTrain. An additional 187 parking spaces were added to an existing parking deck at the site.

The project, which cost $36 million to construct, took 18 months to build.

“We are delighted to have partnered with Grove Street Partners, developers of the hotel, on this beautiful project,” said Steve McTighe, project executive with Batson-Cook. “Having the opportunity to contribute to the airport’s current $6-billion renovation program has been very rewarding for us.”

Rule Joy Trammell and Rubio of Atlanta was the architect for the project, and Rottet Studio designed the interior spaces. Mechanical, electrical and plumbing services were provided by McKenney’s, Inc., Excel Electrical Technologies, and Stasco Mechanical, respectively.  At the peak of construction, more than 200 workers were on site.

About Batson-Cook Construction
Batson-Cook Construction, founded in 1915, builds a wide range of commercial projects for healthcare, multi-family, office, hospitality, manufacturing and private development clients throughout the Southeast.  We have the heart of a family-owned general contractor with the reach of a global construction firm.  We build with passion.  We operate with integrity.  For more information, visit www.batson-cook.com.
 






 

 

COLUMBUS, GA (May 19, 2017) – Batson-Cook Construction broke ground today for construction of Northside Medical Center’s first Emergency Department. The $4.6-million addition is set for completion in April 2018.

Northside Medical Center, one of two Columbus Regional Health campuses in Columbus, is located on Frist Court. The new 12,000-square-foot ED, which will connect to the existing medical center, will house 10 beds and emergency medical support services. Emergency vehicle access, a 40-space parking lot, and associated site work are also included in the project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

“We are excited to be part of a project to make emergency services available for the first time at this busy medical center,” said Paul Meadows, general manager of Batson-Cook’s West Point office. “We consider it an honor to partner once again with Columbus Regional in enhancing healthcare for our friends and neighbors in Columbus and its surrounding communities.” 

EYP/Stanley Beaman & Sears of Atlanta is the architect for the project.

About Batson-Cook
Batson-Cook, founded in 1915, builds a wide range of commercial projects for healthcare, multi-family, office, manufacturing and private development clients throughout the Southeast.  We have the heart of a family-owned general contractor with the reach of a global construction firm.  We build with passion.  We operate with integrity.  For more information, visit www.batson-cook.com.

JACKSONVILLE, FL (May 10, 2017) – Batson-Cook Construction this morning celebrated the ribbon-cutting for UF Health North’s new inpatient facility with hospital leaders, local dignitaries and members of the Batson-Cook/Danis joint venture project team.

“We are passionate about building facilities that will enhance healthcare services in our hometown,” said Evender Spradlin, senior vice-president and general manager of Batson-Cook Construction, majority partner of the joint venture. “We merged the strengths of Batson-Cook and Danis to bring this significant project to fruition and it has been a very rewarding experience.”

The five-story, 168,000-square-foot tower has 92 private rooms and is connected by walkways to the original medical office complex, which opened in 2015.  The upper four levels are dedicated to patient care – a 20-bed floor for labor and delivery and other women’s health services; a 24-bed floor for intensive care; and two 24-bed floors for general medical services. The ground floor houses administrative offices and a cafeteria, chapel, and courtyard.

A new 8,000-square-foot central energy plant and a 116-space parking lot were also part of the project.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The building, designed to meet LEED Silver standards, includes a 15,000-square-foot green roof, energy efficiency with LED lighting and photo sensors, and electric vehicle charging stations. Nearly 75 percent of construction waste was recycled or salvaged, and 40 percent of new materials used were sustainably sourced and had high recycled content.  LEED certification is pending.

Gresham Smith and Partners of Jacksonville was the architect. Engineering design services were provided by TLC Engineering for Architecture and McVeigh & Mangum Engineering, and mechanical, electrical and plumbing services were provided by W.W. Gay Mechanical Contractors and Miller Electric, all of Jacksonville.

TAVARES, FL (April 27, 2017) – A dozen children were overjoyed today to learn that construction-themed cookies would be served following their field trip to the Batson-Cook jobsite located next door to their pre-school center at Florida Hospital Waterman in Tavares, Florida.

Batson-Cook is in the process of building Fountain Inn Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on the hospital’s campus, and the children watch construction progress daily from their playground. The VPK class, made up of a dozen 4- and 5-year-olds, donned Batson-Cook hard hats and walked to the site to view the work up close and learn about jobsite safety from Gene Merson, Batson-Cook’s project safety manager.

“These children are fascinated by construction!” said Nancy Stott, manager of child care services at Florida Hospital Waterman. “Having their very own hard hat and a cookie decorated with a bulldozer or dump truck is very exciting for them, as you can tell!”

The children greeted the Batson-Cook project representatives with their rendition of “The Construction Song.” Hospital CEO David Ottati and COO Anita Young joined the class for their field trip.

Fountain Inn is a $20-million senior healthcare facility that will feature 120 private patient rooms. Completion is anticipated in the fall of this year. Batson-Cook recently broke ground for construction of the $23-million Celebration Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Celebration, Florida. It, too, will have 120 private beds and is scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2018.  Both facilities are owned by Adventist Care Centers of Orlando.

 

ATLANTA, GA (April 13, 2017) – Batson-Cook Company today announced that David Barksdale, chief operating officer, is retiring after 40 years with the 102-year-old general contracting and construction management firm, effective immediately. Kevin Appleton, currently senior vice president and manager of Atlanta healthcare, will succeed Barksdale as COO, and Denny Godwin, a healthcare project executive, will become vice president of Atlanta healthcare.  All three executives are headquartered in the company’s offices in Atlanta.

Barksdale, who joined Batson-Cook after graduating from Auburn University with a bachelor’s in building science, will serve as executive advisor to the company’s corporate management team during the transition.  He began his career as a field engineer in the Jacksonville, Florida, regional office, and held both field and project management positions before being named senior vice president and general manager of that office in 1999. Thirteen years later, after 35 years in Jacksonville, he relocated to Atlanta to head the company’s regional office there, and was appointed executive vice president and chief operating officer in 2014.

“David has been fiercely loyal to Batson-Cook for 40 years,” said Randy Hall, president and CEO. “It was imperative that his successor have not only an operations mindset, a track record of achievement and loyalty to the company, but also a passion to take the company to even higher levels of success,” he continued.  “I strongly believe that Kevin is that person.”

Appleton, as head of Atlanta healthcare, oversaw construction of all healthcare projects in Georgia. Like Barksdale, he joined Batson-Cook as a field engineer following graduation from Auburn University, where he earned a bachelor’s in civil engineering. He rose through the ranks to become a project superintendent, by which time he was working almost exclusively on hospital projects. He transitioned to healthcare project management in 2010, and was named senior vice president and general manager of Atlanta healthcare just four years later. His personal project portfolio tops $1 billion, of which $700 million represents healthcare work.

Godwin, a 24-year construction veteran, joined Batson-Cook in 2013. He holds a bachelor’s in construction from Georgia Southern University, and serves on its College of Civil Engineering & Construction Management Board. He is a Certified Healthcare Contractor, the highest level of certification attainable from the American Hospital Association, and his personal construction portfolio totals nearly $400 million across multiple market sectors.

ABOUT BATSON-COOK
Batson-Cook Construction, founded in 1915, builds a wide range of commercial projects for healthcare, multi-family residential, office, education, hospitality and private development clients throughout the Southeast.  We have the heart of a family-owned general contractor with the reach of a global construction firm.  We build with passion.  We operate with integrity.

ATLANTA, GA – Ask 17 construction trades students at Atlanta’s Alonzo A. Crim Open Campus High School about Jimmy Kennedy and Batson-Cook, and you’ll hear nothing but praise and accolades.  Their instructor, Richard Elder, will tell you that Batson-Cook, an alliance of trade partners, and Associated General Contractors of Georgia have made his dreams come true in 10 short months.

Wondering just how that happened?  Consider the convergence of the following:

  • Crim High School, an open campus alternative school offering career pathway training and credit-recovery core classes, had a small, poorly-equipped space for teaching construction trades to students interested in the field.  Funds for improving the situation were not available.
  • Randy Hall, Batson-Cook’s president and CEO, is currently president of Associated General Contractors of Georgia. One of his initiatives is to enhance AGC’s Workforce Development Program, the purpose of which is to challenge contractors to partner with local high schools that teach construction in order to educate students about the rewards of a career in construction and create a sustainable workforce for years to come. Hall himself has served in a variety of advisory roles to college construction programs, and is acutely aware of the current shortage of construction trades craftsmen.
  • Jimmy Kennedy, a project executive for Batson-Cook’s healthcare operations in Atlanta, was eager to tackle a different kind project that would benefit young people, the construction industry, and the local community.

These factors led Batson-Cook to adopt Crim as its Workforce Development partner. Jimmy took the lead and formed an alliance with two dozen Batson-Cook trade partners to build out and equip a construction lab and classroom at the high school. The group toured the facility last May, developed a plan and schedule over the summer, and began construction in October. The students worked alongside Kennedy and other alliance team members, thereby gaining valuable hands-on experience in carpentry, framing, painting, and electrical trades. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was held last week, and the students could not have been more excited.

"Seeing the passion and enthusiasm grow in these kids as they began to grasp the variety of opportunities available to them in construction was so rewarding,” Kennedy said. “They understand now that they have a lot of choices; they aren’t limited to being a laborer in the field.” 

Said Richard Elder, their instructor and the manager of Crim’s Work-Based Learning Program, “No one is leaving empty-handed anymore. Whether they want to go to college or start a career, we’re making it happen here at Crim. 

“This is the only construction program in the Atlanta school system right now,” he continued. “I’ve taught construction for 33 years and have been at Crim for 13.  I’ve hung in there, and I’m glad, because I finally have an avenue for the four major industry trades – plumbing, electric, masonry and carpentry – to come to class and work one-on-one with our students.”

Elder noted that student responses to the Workforce Development alliance were moving. One of two female students said, “I’ve always felt lost (in the education system), but I’ve found my calling now.” He added that a male student who has faced many challenges is “transforming before my eyes. He’s going to be president of something one day!”

“One of the goals of our alliance is to get to know the students so we can introduce them to an exciting career in construction,” Hall said. “When I saw one of the students walk up to Jimmy and say ‘Hey, I know you!’, I knew the effort was successful.

“I am very proud of our Workforce Development team and especially proud of Jimmy Kennedy,” Hall continued. “Many trade partners participated in the project, but in the end, the students did most of the work.”

Construction trades instructor Richard Elder, center, discusses new lab equipment

 

CELEBRATION, FL (March 30, 2017) – Gleaming shovels wielded scoops of earth this morning as ground was broken for Celebration Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, a $26-million senior healthcare center being built by Batson-Cook Construction for Adventist Care Centers of Orlando. The nursing and rehabilitation facility, located just outside the main entrance to Walt Disney World, will be Adventist’s first care center in Osceola County.

The architect’s rendering of the project was revealed publicly for the first time at the groundbreaking. Designed to reflect a home-style, hospitable atmosphere, the new two-story facility will have 120 private rooms, a therapy gym for physical and occupational therapy, and two dining areas on each floor. The project will encompass 85,000 square feet and is scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2018.

Celebration Center will be situated on an 8.6-acre site at 1290 Celebration Boulevard.  Its proximity to Walt Disney World will afford patients and staff a view of the entertainment resort’s nightly fireworks show.

Architect for the project is Lantz-Boggio Architects of Denver, Colorado.

Batson-Cook’s project team, led by Project Executive Chris Shepherd, includes Eric Clayton, project manager; Sandra Volz, assistant project manager; Eric Hnyla, superintendent; Cissy Gunter, construction coordinator; Scott Hudson and Jeff O’Dwyer, preconstruction.

ABOUT BATSON-COOK
Batson-Cook Construction, founded in 1915, builds a wide range of commercial projects for healthcare, multi-family, office and private development clients throughout the Southeast. We have the heart of a family-owned general contractor with the reach of a global construction firm. We build with passion. We operate with integrity. For more information, visit http://www.batson-cook.com