January / February 2017
December 5, 2016 — ADG completed programming and master planning services for a three-story fire station and administration facility. The new facility of approximately 30,000 SF includes a fully staffed 24/7 Fire Station No. 1 and central operations for Fire Administration and Fire Prevention. The station is a five-bay drive-through arrangement with full-size bays that allow for the operational capacity of the Station No.1 service area and storage of reserve apparatus. As a critical facility, the structure was designed and constructed to survive a Category 5 storm event, equipped with an emergency generator and on-site fuel storage located above flood elevation. The facility has LEED silver certification and incorporates several sustainable design strategies.
October 24, 2016 — In order to provide the Clermont Police Department with the much needed room to improve services and safety, and provide room for the increase in staff, Architects Design Group initially developed a spatial needs assessment, master plan and site analysis for Addition/Renovation of the existing Police Headquarters property. In that study strategic planning for an addition to the facility which included a new secure sally port, expanded temporary holding area, specialized property and evidence storage areas, and technologically advanced records retention was completed. Owing to numerous issues that included parking, cost to renovate existing building and community concerns the addition/renovation was determined to be unfeasible.
The building is a two-story structure that includes an evidence processing lab, evidence bulk storage, a training classroom, temporary holding cells area and a sally port, in addition to the regular administration areas needed in a facility of this nature. The total square footage of the building is 30,611 SF.
The building has been designed to satisfy the current and future needs of the Clermont Police Department to the year 2030.
Since the Police Department is an Essential Facility, the structure has been designed with higher standards of construction than a regular commercial or residential construction type. The building has been designed to withstand 145 mph windloads with enhanced missile protection for all the openings to a Level “D” (9 lb. 2″x4″ lumber propelled @ 34 mph). The construction type is concrete tilt-up panels for the walls and steel joists with metal deck for the roof.
May 20, 2016 — Kevin Ratigan and the other 2016 Fellows were honored at an investiture ceremony 2016 National AIA Convention held at the historic Irvine Auditorium of the University of Pennsylvania. The 2016 Jury of Fellows from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) elevated 149 AIA members to its prestigious College of Fellows. Out of a total AIA membership of over 88,000 there are over 3,200 members distinguished with this honor.
“The AIA College of Fellows seeks to stimulate a sharing of interests among Fellows, promote the purposes of the Institute, advance the profession of architecture, mentor young architects, and be of ever-increasing service to society. The College of Fellows, founded in 1952, is composed of members of the Institute who are elected to Fellowship by a jury of their peers. Fellowship is one of the highest honors the AIA can bestow upon a member. Elevation to Fellowship not only recognizes the achievements of the architect as an individual but also elevates before the public and the profession those architects who have made significant contributions to architecture and to society.
The Fellowship program was developed to elevate those architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture and society and who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession. Election to fellowship not only recognizes the achievements of architects as individuals, but also their significant contribution to architecture and society on a national level.
Latest News from Architects Design Group — February 2016 — Sarasota County 911 EOC has been awarded Project of the year by the Florida Chapter of the American Public Works Association. ADG, in association with FleischmanGarcia Architects, worked with county staff to integrate this project into the existing site development to create a master plan for redevelopment into a county campus serving county residents.
January 2016 — Sarasota County Transit Authority Bus Transfer Station was highlighted in the January 2016 edition of Modern STEEL CONSTRUCTION magazine. Architects Design Group (ADG) was the architect of this project.
April 11, 2015