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Bike Mart Frisco Groundbreaking

Earlier this week, McCarthy Architecture joined Bike Mart in celebrating the groundbreaking for their new store in North Frisco.  Scheduled for completion next summer, the store will offer a wide range of bicycles and accessories, along with a full suite of repair services.  McCarthy Architecture has teamed with Bike Mart on multiple projects over the past several years and looks forward to their continued growth and success.

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Freelife Church Construction Progress

At Freelife Church's new home in Forney, the church's new facility is beginning to take shape.  Over the past several weeks, a pre-engineered metal building structure has been erected, with the concrete second floor deck being poured last week.  Additionally, mechanical rough-ins are taking place on the first floor, while metal paneling is being installed on the exterior.

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Cityscape Schools Construction Progress

At Cityscape Schools, construction is continuing to progress along with the first phase of construction, which consists of classrooms, new restrooms, and enrichment spaces for science, music, art, and theater.  Additionally, abatement and demolition work has begun for a second phase of construction, while will follow closely behind this first phase.

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Ennis Luxury RV Resort Construction Progress

At Ennis Luxury RV Resort and Storage, the project's scope has recently been substantially increased in size.  Based on overwhelming demand for RV resort space within the current market, the developer has decided to relocate the proposed RV storage facility to an adjacent property, opening up additional space for approximately 45 more RV pad sites.  Over the past several weeks, McCarthy Architecture has worked closely with the developer to maximize the number of available RV pad sites relative to the size of the site and required space for amenities and circulation.

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Meanwhile, extensive earthwork and grading are continuing to progress along at the site, along with the construction of a large retaining wall at a creek along the north property line.  Over the coming weeks, the installation of site utilities will begin, along with construction on the resort's office/clubhouse facility.

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Cityscape Construction Progress

At Cityscape Schools, construction is quickly progressing along on the school's Phase I renovation scope with the demolition of interior spaces within the existing church facility and construction of new walls for classrooms and support spaces.

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Arbor Hills Restrooms Construction Progress

At Arbor Hills Nature Preserve in Plano, construction is continuing to progress along on a new restroom facility for the park.  Across multiple site visits recently, observed work has primarily consisted on the installation of stone masonry and standing seam roof around the building's exterior, giving the building its final appearance which is designed to match the other existing structures throughout the nature preserve.

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Arbor Hills Restrooms Construction Progress

McCarthy Architecture is partnering with Pacheco Koch Consulting Engineers and the City of Plano on a new restroom facility at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve.  The new restrooms are designed to accommodate a visitor base which has significantly increased since the park's opening.  Recently, the facility's slab was poured, and over the next several days, masonry work will begin on the exterior CMU walls.  As a part of this process, the project area has been covered with a plastic tent which aids in maintaining a controlled temperature and allows the masonry work to proceed.

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Ennis Luxury RV Resort and Storage Construction Progress

Over the past couple of months, site clearing and grading have noticeably progressed along at Ennis Luxury RV Resort and Storage.  Provided below is some aerial footage of the sitework taking place.  Be on the lookout for additional updates over the coming months.

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Miller Equipment Exterior Renovation

Over the course of last week, McCarthy Architecture had the opportunity to assist our neighbors at Miller Equipment in an exterior facelift of their longtime facility.  As construction progressed, dilapidated wood siding and a dated mansard roof around the perimeter of the building gave way to metal paneling which evokes a modern industrial aesthetic.  In addition, all existing windows were replaced with modern storefront glass, while the existing front door was enlarged to become a more prominent storefront opening.  In the coming weeks, the addition of a metal canopy over the entry along with new signage will complete the project.

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Provided below are some photos which show the progression of construction over the course of the week:

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FreeLife Church Groundbreaking

This past Sunday, FreeLife Church in Forney celebrated the groundbreaking for their new church campus.  The church campus consists of a sanctuary for 450-500, an adjacent gathering area for interaction between services, a large children's wing with classrooms and an indoor playground, a coffee shop, production spaces, and expansion capability for future phases.  Be on the lookout for construction updates to come over the next several months.

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Royal Oaks Maintenance Facility Progress

At Royal Oaks Country Club, construction is continuing to progress along on the club's maintenance facility renovation.  Since our last update, spray foam insulation has been completed and all windows have been installed.  In addition, most mechanical, electrical, and lighting work is complete.  Key components of the project which remain are the installation of overhead doors at the vehicle bays, man doors, and the fire alarm and fire sprinkler system.

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SMU Fondren Lab E-46 Renovation Progress

At Southern Methodist University, construction is underway for a new lab facility at an existing building near campus.  The renovation work is centered around two large lab spaces, with an adjacent conference room, storage room, and restroom.  In addition, a new ramp and stairs have been provided at the exterior to create code-compliant access into the space.

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Royal Oaks Maintenance Facility Progress

McCarthy Architecture is currently working with Royal Oaks Country Club in Dallas on a renovation and expansion of their maintenance facility.  Over the past few weeks, the existing maintenance building has been reskinned to match the new portion of the facility, while doors and windows are set to be installed over the next week or so.

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FreeLife Church Forney

McCarthy Architecture is excited to be working with FreeLife Church on a multi-phase church campus plan in Forney.  The first phase consists of a sanctuary for 478, a gathering lobby, secured childrens and youth classrooms, indoor and outdoor playgrounds, and a cafe, along with green rooms, restrooms, and storage spaces.  Later phases of the church's master plan provide for an expanded sanctuary for 1,200, an outdoor entry plaza with baptismal fountain, a large indoor gathering area which can also serve as event space, classrooms, offices, and conversion of the first phase sanctuary for expanded childrens and youth use.

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OurCalling Women's Center Progress

At the OurCalling Women's Center, construction is rapidly approaching completion.  Within the women's center itself, all door/window frames, interior finishes, millwork, and lighting have been installed over the past month or so.  In addition, shower rooms and restrooms have been completed with the installation of tile and all plumbing fixtures.  At the adjacent second floor worship center and event space, carpet has been installed and all painting is complete.  McCarthy Architecture looks forward to seeing these spaces put to use in providing much needed services for the homeless population throughout the City of Dallas.

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OurCalling Women's Center Progress

At the OurCalling Women's Center, construction is quickly progressing along on finish-out for the space.  Since our last update, framing along with mechanical, electrical and plumbing rough-ins have been completed.  In addition, the installation of window frames, millwork and new lighting has taken place.  Over the coming weeks, construction will shift towards interior finishes and the installation of electrical devices and plumbing fixtures.

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Estates at Shaddock Park Fitness Center

At the Estates at Shaddock Park residential development in Frisco, construction is progressing along on a phase two fitness center expansion adjacent to an amenity center which McCarthy Architecture designed two years ago.  From the main fitness space, extensive windows have been provided on three sides to maximize views of an adjacent pool and greenspace.  Architectural forms and materials have also been coordinated to match those used at the amenity center facility.

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OurCalling Women's Center Progress

At OurCalling, construction is contnuing to progress along on the church's new women's center.  Over the past couple of weeks, framing for new walls has been completed and drywall is being installed.  In addition, ductwork, electrical and plumbing components are all being put into place.

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OurCalling Women's Center Progress

OurCalling is a church and homeless outreach ministry in Dallas which we have worked with on a number of projects in recent years.  At their existing facility which was designed in 2015, finish-out is underway for a new women's center in a second floor area originally designated for future expansion.  This new center will provide a dedicated, secure women's space and will house classrooms, counseling rooms, a laundry area, shower rooms, a catering area and a large multipurpose room.

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SMU Fondren Renovation Progress

At Southern Methodist University, construction is underway at an existing building near campus for the new home of the university's art program.  The renovation work is centered around several art studios, with a wash area, restrooms and storage spaces complimenting the program areas.

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