John Knox, formerly John Knox Smith, a founding principal of Smith Sinnett Architecture, peacefully passed away last week on Thursday, August 24. We are all deeply saddened by this loss of our mentor and friend.
Busy day in Onslow yesterday!
A “Topping-Out Ceremony” was led yesterday by County Manager, David Cotton. He reminded us of the traditions behind the topping out ceremony and the importance of this milestone on such an important project for the County. County Commissioners, Courthouse Staff, Design and Construction Team members all signed the final beam before it was raised into place.
Earlier this week, in beautiful Wrightsville Beach, was the state conference for the NC Chapter of the Association for Learning Environments. The keynote address was given by Manuel Scott, one of the original Freedom Writers. Rhonda is this year’s Chapter President & Ed gave a talk on Dixon Middle School.
Check out the photos below:
As Dixon Middle School approaches completion, let’s look back at the groundbreaking ceremony from July 21, 2015. Check out Ed Gordon taking the podium at the 04:35 mark.
The Jacksonville-Onlsow Economic Development [JOED] held a groundbreaking ceremony on Monday for the Burton Park Industrial Building.
We’ve partnered with Pro Construction in a design/build effort to deliver this project. See the rendering and description below:
This 30,000 square foot, pre-engineered metal building, is located in a new industrial park and is designed to attract a large manufacturing tenant. The glass storefront, entry canopy, concrete block base, and alternating panel colors, provide scale and detail to an otherwise traditional and utilitarian shell. A strategy of readily available building materials, as well as minimal site and interior work, balances maximum occupant-flexibility with an accelerated schedule and low construction costs.