Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania – Gardner/Fox recently completed the construction of a complicated 9 phase, 130,000 square foot, office renovation for the corporate headquarters of Philadelphia Insurance. The project was completed phase by phase, in a fully occupied building, with new space occupancy and relocations over a 20 month time frame. All schedule, cost and quality expectations were achieved. Axis Construction was a joint-venture team member on the project.

Early in the schematic design phase, the construction team, the building owner – Tishman Speyer, the tenant – Philadelphia Insurance, and the architect – McGillin Architecture worked together to establish a budget for the project. This budget became the Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) for the project, even at this very early stage of the design. The team continued to collaborate on schedule, budget and quality issues throughout the entire design phase to ensure that the project would be delivered as scheduled and within the budget established during the schematic phase.

Willow Grove, Pennsylvania – Don Rosen and Rich Frankel, along with Audi corporate executives, celebrated the grand opening of their newest facility at Audi of Willow Grove. Rosen acknowledged his ten-year relationship with contractor Gardner/Fox and praised their commitment to completing each project on time and within budget.

The two-phase project consisted of dividing an existing 35,000 square foot auto dealership into two separate buildings with individual MEP and sprinkler systems. Interior renovations in phase two included 17,000 square feet of new showroom, service, sales office and customer waiting areas. The exterior facade features a 16-foot glass wall that wraps around the front and side of the showroom area along with an Aluca Bond™ decorative aluminum paneled wall system.

The building separation will facilitate operations between the two auto manufacturers housed within a single dealership. All work was coordinated with Audi corporate representatives in Michigan and California.

Gardner/Fox constructed a new 6,500 square foot one-story restaurant in a suburban shopping complex. The restaurant features five indoor dining rooms and a patio area for outdoor dining.

The contemporary interiors include stone veneer walls, hewn timber headers and sills, and 24 x 24 inch tile floors.

The custom millwork includes a birch bar with granite countertops, a hostess stand, and built-in birch cabinetry. The exterior walls were prefabricated and erected on site. The exterior finish is EIFS, with custom crown and cornice details and custom aluminum windows and storefront.

Constructed by: Gardner/Fox Associates
Designed by: Kimmel Bogrette Architecture + Site

Bryn Mawr, PA – Gardner/Fox constructed a new 9,700 square-foot, 3-story building for The Birth Center of Bryn Mawr. The project was designed by Kimmel Bogrette Architecture + Site. Demolition of a neighboring building provided space for the construction of the new facility, enabling the original facility to remain fully operational while construction took place. Once construction was complete, the former Birth Center building was demolished, creating ample space for a new parking lot.

Gardner/Fox specializes in installing Laminar Flow equipment in operating rooms while meeting the challenge of maintaining a sterile surrounding environment for surgeries continuing in adjoining operating rooms. The Laminar Flow system’s HEPA filters direct purified air across the patient during surgery, keeping the surgical area sterile.

The operating rooms under construction are gutted while supports for the Laminar Flow System are placed in the ceiling. All structural and electrical work must be completed prior to installation of this specialized equipment. The construction crew adheres to strict guidelines in order to maintain a sterile environment, such as donning gowns and booties for the entire construction process. All personnel and objects leaving the room must be vacuumed with a HEPA vacuum system to force air away and out ductwork. All equipment must also be wiped down prior to leaving the construction area. The area is inspected by the Department of Health and  meets Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA) criteria.

Gardner/Fox has extensive experience in the construction of medical projects, and is experienced in installing this and other specialized medical equipment.

Limerick, PA – A 40,000 square-foot, two-story addition was constructed onto an existing hospital facility. An 18,000 square-foot surgical facility located on the second floor of the addition includes three surgical rooms, a pre-operative unit and a recovery area. The first floor of the addition houses a 9,000 square-foot dialysis unit.

The exterior of the addition maintains the integrity of the original brick building, and includes a porte cochere over a patient drop-off area. The project involved extensive site work with new water, electric and sewer systems, and an expanded 185-car parking lot.

This large, fast-track project was completed in a very short time frame. The shell of the building was constructed in five months, and the addition’s interior was completed in just three months.

Constructed by: Gardner/Fox Associates
Designed by: Mediplex Medical Building Corporation

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