Case Studies Region: Southeast

Scott Gentry – Williamson Medical Center

He feels an attachment to Williamson Medical Center, Scott Gentry’s grandfather having been on its building committee when the original structure went up in 1957. Owned by Williams County but run independently as a nonprofit, the hospital in Franklin, Tennessee, has been through many changes, with Gentry adding to the legacy as director of facility […]

Scott Kleist – Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community

There’s a hub for the senior set taking shape in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Though development at the Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community has slowed since COVID-19’s onset, come August, four new townhomes are expected to be ready for occupancy. Constructed along the lines of a well-received townhouse quad completed in 2018, the units are already spoken for. […]

Shelton Anderson – Clark Atlanta University

In 1865, just five months after the end of the Civil War, one of the parent institutions of what is now Clark Atlanta University was founded by two former slaves, setting the foundation for a school that is the oldest Historically Black College or University (HBCU) in the South. The recently repaired bells inside the […]

Sandy Karp – IPIC Theaters LLC

A night at the movies is changing. In many ways, it can feel like a night at home, with cushioned recliners and blankets for snuggling. But not only is there the amazing big screen and a sound system that you can’t replicate in your living room; the popcorn is better and gourmet food and specialty […]

Steven Bietz – Mueller Water Products

When you’re seeking to usher in the next industrial revolution, a machine is never just a machine. Instead, says Steven Bietz, that device becomes a highly-sophisticated element in a broader, ongoing equation—one that must be intensely monitored: How often is it running? What problems keep coming up? What technology does it use? Is it updated […]

Samuel Sease – JRC Mechanical

A 27-story renovation of an office building into luxury apartments. A vertical expansion of an existing hospital. A historic hotel renovation with an on-site spa and a bourbon distillery. A college football stadium and dorm complex. A four-story college chemistry building with complex systems of lab hoods and inert gas lines. The mechanical, plumbing and […]

Signature Homes

The good news just keeps on coming, the aptly named Chris Carpenter muses from the Nashville satellite of Alabama-based Signature Homes. For while the capital of Tennessee still may go by the moniker of Music City, far more than records are being made in this thriving southern metropolis with a climate largely spared extremes and […]

Sameer Kapileshwari – Florida A&M University

A mechanical engineer with a master’s from the University of Texas and undergrad credentials from Pune University in his native India, Sameer Kapileshwari raised eyebrows among his colleagues when he left a plum private-sector position to direct and manage facilities in academia 17 years ago. “My friends would ask why I’d go to such a […]

Sara Nomellini – LPL Financial

As you are reading this, look around you. How do you feel about the space you’re in? No, give it some real thought—how does it make you feel? Whether you’re aware of it or not, you have an emotional connection with your home, leisure space and workplace. Sara Nomellini knows this. An architect with decades […]

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