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McCarthy Architecture was founded on the principle that clear and concise communication is the most important factor in the success of our professional relationships. The design and construction process is a complex undertaking that requires a coordinated and focused effort from all participants. At all stages of a project’s evolution, from schematic design to construction administration, our customers, consultants, suppliers, and contractors require up-to-date and complete information. Project meeting minutes, cost estimates, field reports, drawings, and 3D renderings are a few of the tools that we use toward that end.

Richardson Bike Mart of McKinney

McCarthy Architecture is excited to be a part of the realization of a new retail space for Richardson Bike Mart in McKinney.  So far, construction efforts have focused around site preparation.  Currently, piers are being staked in preparation for drilling and pouring which will take place over the next couple of weeks.   In addition, a portion of the site has been excavated to allow for the relocation of an existing sanitary sewer line serving an adjacent LA Fitness.

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Lower Greenville Townhomes Progress

Construction is continuing to progress along at the Lower Greenville area townhomes.  At 1831 Bennett Avenue, exterior framing and sheathing is complete, and interior mechanical/plumbing/electrical rough-ins will begin soon.  In addition, the installation of doors, windows and exterior finish materials will be visible from the street.  At 5719 Lindell, second floor framing is complete, and the structure is beginning to take shape vertically.  At 5907 Lindell, steel and framing at the first floor is complete, and second floor framing should begin soon.  At 1821 Euclid, steel to support the cantilevered upper floors is complete, and framing will continue to progress along.

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Grayson-Collin Electric Cooperative Progress

Construction is continuing to progress along at Grayson-Collin Electric Cooperative's new headquarters in Van Alstyne.  At the exterior of the office building, brick and stone veneers are almost complete, and the exterior as a whole is beginning to take on its final aesthetic.  In the interior of the office building, finish-out work is continuing with the installation of door frames, ceilings, mechanical and electrical equipment, among other trades.  At both the warehouse and maintenance buildings, exterior work is essentially complete and interior-finish out work is quickly approaching completion, with only certain fixtures and finishes remaining.

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Advantage Academy Progress

At Advantage Academy's Dallas campus, construction is continuing to progress along on the charter school's campus expansion.  Interior demolition within an existing office building has been completed, and the existing mansard roof at this building is in the process of being removed.  In addition, the large retaining wall at the back of the site has been completed along with a new fence, and a new storm sewer line is being installed in the area.

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Lower Greenville Townhomes Progress

Construction is continuing to progress along at the Lower Greenville area townhomes.  At 1831 Bennett Avenue, framing has progressed to the fourth floor and should be complete in the coming weeks.  In addition, structural steel has been placed to support upper level patios.  At 5719 Lindell and 5907 Lindell, steel has been installed to support cantilivering of the upper floors over a drive lane, and the upper floors will begin framing soon.  At 1821 Euclid, first floor framing has begun to take shape.

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First Baptist Wylie Progress

Construction recently broke ground for a large expansion and renovation project at First Baptist Wylie.  This project consists of several components, including the repurposing of an existing gym for a new childrens' wing, renovations to adult education spaces and the development of atriums which improve circulation throughout the church campus.  The first phase of the project consisted of demolishing a 1960's era classroom building which was in disrepair and greatly hampered traffic flow.  This was an intricate process, as this existing building had to be taken down without disturbing any adjacent structures.  In addition to the demolition of this building, construction is also progressing in both the future childrens' and adult education spaces.

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Grayson-Collin Electric Cooperative Progress

Construction is rapidly moving forward at Grayson-Collin Electric Cooperative's new headquarters in Van Alstyne.  At the exterior of the office building, brick and stone veneers are progressing along with the standing seam metal roof, bringing the project much closer to its final appearance.  On the interior of the office building, partition walls and gypsum board are being installed, and the interior spaces are beginning to take shape.  At both the warehouse and maintenance buildings, interior finish-out is taking place and both buildings are approaching completion.

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Advantage Academy

Recently, construction at Advantage Academy's Dallas campus broke ground for a large renovation and expansion project.  So far, interior work has consisted of demolition within an existing office building adjacent to the current school campus.  In addition, construction on a retaining wall at the back of the site has commenced.

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Grayson-Collin Electric Cooperative Progress

Over the last several weeks, construction has rapidly moved along at Grayson-Collin Electric Cooperative's new headquarters in Van Alstyne.  At the office building, all exterior walls have been framed and both sheathing and stone/brick veneer are being installed.  In addition, the hardened area has been completed, and other interior walls are being framed throughout the facility.  At the warehouse building, exterior work is almost complete and interior finish-out is taking place.  Similarly, the maintenance building is rapidly approaching completion, with primarily interior work remaining.

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Lower Greenville Townhomes Progress

Construction has progressed along at the Lower Greenville area townhomes since our last visit.  At 1831 Bennett Avenue, structural steel to support patios on the third floor of each townhouse has been placed, and preparations are underway for the third floor framing.  At 5719 Lindell and 5907 Lindell, first floor framing is nearing completion, and we should be seeing more vertical activity in the coming weeks.  At 1821 Euclid, the foundation has been poured since the last visit and framing is set to begin soon.

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Lower Greenville Townhomes

McCarthy Architecture was selected to provide architectural services for four sets of four story, multi-unit townhomes in the Lower Greenville area.  Each unit features a garage and entry space on the first floor with indoor and outdoor living spaces on the floors above.  Construction on all four of these projects is moving along, with recent progress photos below.

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Grayson-Collin Electric Cooperative Progress

Over the past couple of weeks, construction has noticeably progressed at Grayson-Collin Electric Cooperative's new headquarters in Van Alstyne.  In the office building, the CMU walls for the hardened area have been completed, and concrete is being poured for the roof.  In addition, ductwork is continuing to be placed.  At the maintenance building, interior partitions are being installed with a plywood sheathing for the attachment of equipment.

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Grayson-Collin Electric Cooperative Progress

Construction is rapidly moving forward at Grayson-Collin Electric Cooperative's new headquarters in Van Alstyne.  With the completion of steel for the office building, exterior walls are being framed.  Walls for an interior hardened area are nearing completion, while ductwork is being placed.  Roof insulation at the office building roof is also being installed.  In addition, interior and exterior work at both the warehouse and maintenance building is progressing along.

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Grayson-Collin Electric Cooperative Progress

Construction is continuing along at Grayson-Collin Electric Cooperative's new headquarters in Van Alstyne.  The slab for the office building has been poured and grade beams are being formed for the maintenance building.  In addition, the structure for the covered vehicle storage along the south edge of the site is being erected.

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Grayson-Collin Electric Cooperative Progress

Site/foundation work at Grayson-Collin Electric Cooperative's new home in Van Alstyne is progressing along, and crews are preparing for slabs to be poured over the next several weeks.  Also, a mockup has recently been completed on site to allow the owner, contractor and architect to verify certain materials and methods for the project prior to construction.

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OurCalling Exterior Progress

Construction at OurCalling Church is quickly nearing completion, and we visited the site yesterday to check on some last minute progress items.  The exterior is designed to provide an inviting welcome while also representing an outward image of the church to the city.

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OurCalling Progress

Construction at OurCalling Church is quickly moving towards completion, and the church is looking forward to moving into their new home in the coming weeks.

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Saint Andrew Kim Catholic Church Progress

The new home of Saint Andrew Catholic Church in Las Colinas is quickly approaching completion, and the church is looking forward to their first masses in the coming weeks.  The sanctuary is a focal point of their campus, and we got the chance the see the impact which natural light plays in this space during a site visit earlier this week.

 

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OurCalling Progress

Construction is well underway for the new home of OurCalling Church in Dallas, and the church is looking forward to moving into their new facility over the coming weeks.

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Saint Andrew Kim Catholic Church Progress

The new Saint Andrew Kim Catholic Church in Las Collinas is quickly progressing along and will be nearing the completion of construction soon.  The church is looking forward to their first mass in their new church home, in early 2017.

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