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CEO, Kristen M. Hess Featured on News & Observer Coronavirus Diaries

Our CEO, Kristen Hess was featured on the News & Observer Coronavirus Dairies series!

Watch the video below to hear Kristen discuss how our firm is staying connected with staff and clients during the pandemic, as well as how COVID-19 will affect the future of the built environment.

“What I am thinking about now is my clients and our communities and what roles design is going to play in the future. We’re going to need to think about the importance of open space…digital infrastructure, especially families who don’t have great access to fast internet…and how schools and workplaces are designed.”

 

FTCC, Cumberland County Regional Fire and Rescue Training Center Groundbreaking

On Monday, October 21st, Fayetteville Community College and Cumberland County broke ground on the Regional Fire and Rescue Training Center. Over two dozen Fayetteville Technical Community College and Cumberland County leaders along with local firefighters and emergency services personnel celebrated the beginning of this pivotal project.

Cumberland County firemen and rescue teams currently travel out of the county and state to get the training they need. The center will provide Cumberland County firemen and rescue teams with the most up-to-date training and education. “It is our responsibility to make sure we have the best trained, most qualified firefighters,” said Commissioner Jimmy Keefe.

The center will allow FTCC to add new training courses for future and existing firefighters and will support Public Service courses. The facility will be built on 30 acres and will feature classrooms, administrative areas, and three bays to house firefighting equipment.

During the ceremony, Dr. Larry Keen, FTCC President stated, “This project is a demonstration of collaboration by everyone involved for the purposes of serving and protecting the people of Cumberland County.”

HH Architecture is proud to be the lead architect and designers for a project that is so meaningful for FTCC, Cumberland County, and our first responders.

Construction Progresses on the NCDA&CS Agricultural Sciences Center

Construction continues on the NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Agricultural Sciences Center. Check out this time-lapse video to view our progress: https://youtu.be/yN7vZo9CUQE

This new 220,000 square foot laboratory has been designed to co-locate five separate laboratories into one efficient, state of the art building. The laboratories and programs within the North Carolina Agricultural Sciences Center will continue to provide a wide range of services and diagnostic tests that play a critical role in protecting the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of North Carolina.

HH Architecture worked closely with client appointed user groups to design a space that will benefit all divisions to be housed within this building. Our team studied the individual needs of each group and where their needs overlapped to create appropriate adjacencies and an efficient floor plan. HH Architecture’s interior design department worked with department leadership to create office standards and create a variety of workspaces for office, administrative, and technical staff.

Construction is expected to be completed in the Fall of 2020.

Learn more about this landmark project here.

NCDA&CS Agricultural Sciences Center Topping Out Ceremony

HH Architecture celebrated the topping-out ceremony of the NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Agricultural Sciences Center yesterday.

The laboratories and programs to be located in the North Carolina Agricultural Sciences Center provide a wide range of services and diagnostic tests that play a critical role in protecting the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of North Carolina. The new state of the art facility has been designed to accommodate modern and future equipment, optimize workflow and prepare for future program growth and needs.

Located at 4600 Reedy Creek Road, Raleigh, NC 27607.
Built with funding from the Connect NC Bond approved in 2016.
Co-location of 5 NCDA&CS divisions into a single shared building spanning over 14 acres.

The 5 divisions to be housed within the Agricultural Sciences Center will include the Veterinary, Food and Drug Protection, Structural Pest Control and Pesticides, Motor Fuels, and Standards Divisions.
220,000 square foot building with approximately 100,000 square feet of laboratory space and 65,000 square feet of office space.

HH Architecture Sponsors the Day of Hope and Happiness at the N.C. State Fair

On Monday, October 15th, HH Architecture along with Spring Stoops McCullen Engineering, JE Dunn, and TA Loving’s joint venture “Dunn Loving” volunteered at and sponsored the Day of Hope and Happiness at the N.C. State Fair benefitting the children and families of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of North Carolina. Each year on the Day of Hope and Happiness, children and their families are able to visit the Fair to have a great time for free.

The families arrived from all over the State in buses and gathered in the Graham Building, where staff and volunteers decorated the space in accordance with this year’s theme, “Surf’s Up!”. These “cool down” spaces were available for the families throughout the day with snacks, drinks, and crafts.

The Day of Hope and Happiness began when a resident of a local Ronald McDonald House, Michael, wanted to attend the N.C. State Fair. Before the Fair could make this happen for Michael, he sadly passed away in 2014. The next year, the N.C. State Fair partnered with the Ronald McDonald House Charities of North Carolina and celebrated “Michael’s Day” for children and their families, like Michael, who loved the Fair. This tradition of Michael’s Day continues annually under a new name of The Day of Hope and Happiness.

Michael’s Day:

https://www.wral.com/-michael-s-day-to-be-held-saturday-at-n-c-state-fair/15005720/

N.C. State Fair:

http://www.ncstatefair.org/2018/Visitor/Deals.htm

NCDA&CS Agricultural Sciences Center Groundbreaking

On Monday, July 23rd, we celebrated the groundbreaking of the NCDA&CS Agricultural Sciences Center at the construction site on the corner of Reedy Creek and Edwards Mill roads. Attendees included Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler, Senator Brent Jackson, Representative Jimmy Dixon, and Consumer Protection Assistant Commissioner Joe Reardon. These are just a few individuals who made this project possible and advocated for its inclusion in the Connect NC Bond.

This new, landmark project will be 220,000 square feet and have 3 levels. The design of the building includes an administrative wing and a separate laboratory wing with isolation of air systems. Our design team has paid particular attention to functionality and efficiency of workflow for the 200 NCDA&CS employees who will occupy the building. These employees have been a critical part of the design process and our best resource for the design of this building. HH Architecture is proud to be the designers of the NCDA&CS Agricultural Sciences Center along with our team of consultants including Integrated Design, HERA Laboratory Planners, Stanford White, Stewart, and MBP. The construction will be completed by Dunn/Loving, a joint venture between JE Dunn and TA Loving.

More information about this project can be found here: https://hh-arch.com/portfolio/nc-agricultural-sciences-center/