2018 was an eventful year for BRP. It was our 40th year in business, we refreshed our logo and multiple projects were completed across the country. From hotels to airport renovations and locker room additions, read on to see what BRP accomplished in 2018.
The Embassy Suites Hotel & Convention Center in Denton, TX The BRP designed hotel and convention center, which was recently certified LEED Gold, has had an award-filled year. In December, the property took home Hotel of the Year by the Hotel Association of North Texas as well as winning a Golden Trowel Award by the United Masonry Contractors Association.
Home2 Suites in Springfield, MO The 99-suite hotel features rooms designed for extended stays and flexibility. Each suite includes living, cooking and sleeping areas. Other hotel amenities include a fitness center, laundry room, convenience store, complimentary breakfast, business center, indoor saline pool, fire pit and grill area. The pet-friendly hotel also offers a one-mile outdoor walking trail.
The Springfield Branson National Airport Restaurant Renovation & Expansion in Springfield, MO 2018 was a record-breaking year for the Springfield-Branson National Airport! 1,075,425 passengers used the airport in 2018, the first time in history the airport had hit that 1,000,000+ passenger mark. To assist with that predicted growth, the airport needed some upgrades. Last spring, BRP designed a renovation and expansion to the airport which included an expansion of the restaurant area, as well as adding custom designed charging tables throughout the concourse.
An addition to the Dade County Library in Greenfield, MO The Dade County Library was running out of room for their children’s area. BRP designed a new 1000 sq. ft. children’s wing addition, which now allows the library to have more space for programming, including guest readers, as well as room for summer programs. The old children’s section was transformed into a computer lab.
An installation and renovation of the elevator for Kentwood Hall on Missouri State University’s campus in Springfield, MO: The most recent renovation to Kentwood Hall included an elevator replacement and an addition of a stair tower. One of the challenges faced when doing an addition to a building is deciding how much should it blend with the existing building and how much should it stand on its own. BRP’s approach was a dual reading. “On the one hand if you wanted to see the stair tower as unique, you could because it has a glass reveal that says this is new and modern. On the other hand, we used the same materials as the existing building, allowing it to blend in,” says Tim Rosenbury, BRP Architect & Partner.
OzAir Hangar in Springfield, MO The second hangar is an expansion to the OzAir compound at the Springfield-Branson National Airport. The project is the culmination of a 50% growth in business for the client. The 17,541 sq. ft. hangar was designed to accommodate a variety of fleet and overnight craft of varying sizes.
A remodel of Corwin Ford in Springfield, MO BRP completed a brand update and remodel of the dealership back in 2015. In 2018, the brand needed to be updated once again when new ownership took over. BRP completed a rework of the sales lot and lighting system.
Home2 Suites in Queensbury, NY Nestled in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, the Home 2 Suites by Hilton in Queensbury, New York is a 92-suite, four-story hotel. Amenities include a large lobby with workstations, meeting space, a breakfast area, a fitness center and pool, as well as two patios with a fire pit and grills to barbeque.
Residence Inn in Chandler, AZ Custom designed in a “Santa Barbara” style, the 142-room hotel blends traditional elements with a contemporary flair. The exterior design features white stucco wall finishes, red concrete roof tiles, screen walls, heavy cornices and ceramic tile accents. Inside, the hotel features a light and open lobby with modern furnishings and décor that fit in well with the overall Ocotillo ambiance.
Greenwood Laboratory School Locker Room Addition in Springfield, MO The first phase in this two-phase project was completed last Fall. The locker rooms, which had not been updated since the school was built in 1966, were in need of an upgrade. Phase 1 consisted of a locker room addition to the main level of the school for improved accessibility. The new locker rooms are positioned so that they support the existing gym as well as the new multipurpose addition including a gym which is currently in design.
Tru Hotel in Camillus, NY The 92 room, four-story hotel features an outdoor patio connecting to the interior social “hive.” The hive is comprised of a lounge, casual and stadium cushion seating, board games, foosball tables and cozy sound-absorbing alcoves. One of the most unique features of the hotel is the indoor sports court, the only one in the Tru by Hilton chain.
With more than 50 projects currently in design or under construction, 2019 is shaping up to be even busier!
Also in the January Newsletter: Project Roll Call 2019 Denton Embassy Suites Achieves LEED Gold Certification