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Deanan Gourmet Popcorn Grand Expansion Party

This past Saturday, Deanan Gourmet Popcorn celebrated the grand opening of their expanded production facility in Wylie.  Grand opening festivities included food and refreshments, a DJ, and a tour of the popcorn making process, along with other happenings.  With this expansion, Deanan Popcorn will be able to expand their distribution to new retail channels and introduce new customers to their products.  Be sure to keep an eye out for their popcorn as you shop over the coming months; you're in for a treat!

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Saint Anthony Catholic Church Renovation Progress

At Saint Anthony Catholic Church in Wylie, construction is quickly progressing along on the church's renovation project.  Throughout the nave, the installation of tile, new pews and acoustical panels have all been completed, giving the space its final appearance.  At the sanctuary platform, the majority of tile work has been completed, and a cast stone infill is being installed at the back of the platform as a background for the crucifix.  In addition, a new exterior canopy has been installed, which will be painted over the next couple of days.

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Saint Anthony Catholic Church Renovation Progress

Construction progress is rapidly moving along at Saint Anthony Catholic Church in Wylie.  Tile work has been completed in the chapel and is currently in progress across the nave.  Framing for the new platform is also being constructed.  Once tile work is completed in the next couple of weeks, new pews will be installed, giving the space its final appearance.

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AYA Medical Spa Grand Opening

Recently, AYA Medical Spa celebrated the grand opening of their new Snider Plaza location.  AYA Medical Spa offers a wide range of skincare products and cosmetic skincare treatments.  The new store location includes a welcoming reception/retail space, treatment rooms. and support spaces.

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Deanan Gourmet Popcorn Site Visit

Earlier this week, the office made a trip to Deanan Gourmet Popcorn in Wylie for a site visit and punch list as the project quickly approaches completion.  These visits are extremely useful both for monitoring the construction process and serving as a learning experience for the team.  Over the next few weeks, these spaces will begin to look much different as the manufacturing floor is filled with food preparation and packaging equipment.

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Deanan Gourmet Popcorn Expansion Progress

At Deanan Gourmet Popcorn in Wylie, expansion progress has moved along substantially since our last update.  At the exterior, all finish materials have been installed and openings have been prepared for the installation of storefront windows which will take place over the coming weeks.  In the interior, work is focused in office areas, with the installation of plumbing fixtures, lighting and ceiling grid all taking place.

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Deanan Gourmet Popcorn Expansion Progress

Since our last update, construction has progressed along substantially at Deanan Gourmet Popcorn in Wylie.  At the expansion's exterior, stone, stucco and Hardie siding are all being installed, giving the exterior its final appearance.  In the interior, framing along with mechanical and electrical rough-ins have been completed, and now drywall and other wall finishes are being installed throughout the facility.

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Saint Anthony Catholic Church Renovations

McCarthy Architecture is currently working with Saint Anthony Catholic Church in Wylie on a range of renovations across their church's campus.  The work scope of the current project centers around an expanded sanctuary platform to bring the movement of the liturgy closer to the congregation, along with new tile floors, new pews, improved lighting, a new cast stone background for the crucifix, and a new entry canopy to provide a sheltered entry point adjacent to the main parking lot.  In addition, plans are being made for an expansion of the church's administration building.  Below are some concept renderings of the church's renovated sanctuary.

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Northwest Bible Church Gym Renovation

McCarthy Architecture is currently working with Northwest Bible Church on a renovation of their campus' gymnasium.  The project's scope consists of a full gym floor replacement with a new premium playing surface to improve safety for players, along with a new reception area to facilitate security and provide a warm welcome for visitors.  The gym floor replacement is already complete, and work throughout the remainder of the project is expected to finish over the coming weeks.

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Deanan Gourmet Popcorn Expansion Progress

Over the last couple of weeks, construction has continued to take shape at Deanan Gourmet Popcorn's production facility in Wylie.  With exterior sheathing and roof insulation/standing seam panels in place, the magnitude of the space becomes much more dominant.  In addition, mechanical ductwork is currently being hung throughout the facility.

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Estates at Shaddock Park Amenity Center

Over the past several years, McCarthy Architecture has worked closely with Cody Johnson Studio on numerous residential amenity centers spread across the DFW area.  Recently, construction was completed on the first phase of a multi-phase amenity center at the Estates at Shaddock Park development in Frisco.  This first phase consisted of a multipurpose gathering space with a serving area and adjacent restrooms to serve the pool area.  A second phase of this amenity center will consist of an adjacent fitness facility along with multiple shaded gathering areas located throughout the community.

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Deanan Gourmet Popcorn Expansion Progress

Construction is contiuing to progress along at Deanan Gourmet Popcorn's production facility in Wylie.  Over the past several weeks, the building's steel frame has been erected and an elevator shaft has been constructed.  Presently, exterior wall framing is being installed and sheathing will be following closly behind.

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Life School Waxahachie Progress

McCarthy Architecture is currently working with Life High School Waxahachie on an expansion of their campus into an existing adjacent building.  The existing building previously served as a crossfit gym and was mostly an open shell, giving the school a blank slate for the project.  This new facility will include classrooms, science and computer labs along with a reception area.  Construction is progressing along quickly, with current work is centered around the installation of interior floor finishes, lay-in ceilings, and tile along corridor and restroom walls.  Ultimately, this project will be the first phase of a multi-phase expansion.

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Islamic Association of Collin County Progress

At the Islamic Association of Collin County's campus in Plano, construction is continuing to progress along both the north and south sides of the facility.  At the north side expansion, stucco is being applied along the exterior, while gyp board and lay-in ceilings are being installed at the new classrooms.  At the south side expansion, stucco work will be beginning soon, while the installation of ductwork and lay-in ceilings continues on the interior.  In additiion, construction of the new elevator shaft is complete, with preparations being made for the elevator to be installed later in the project.

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Lower Greenville Townhomes Progress

Since our last update on the Lower Greenville-area townhomes, all four projects have developed a substantially different look and feel as they near completion.  At 1831 Bennett, construction is actually complete and the townhouse units are now occupied.  At 5719 and 5907 Lindell, both sets of townhomes are rapidly approaching completion with just landscaping, paving work and interior finishes remaining.  At 1821 Euclid, the building's exterior is essentially complete and work is centered on interior finish out at this time.

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Deanan Gourmet Popcorn Expansion Progress

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McCarthy Architecture is excited to once again be working with Deanan Gourmet Popcorn to expand their current production facility in Wylie.  The expansion area consists of a large warehouse area for bagging and shipping, along with a two story office/break area overlooking the production floor.  Currently, preparations are being made for the pouring of the slab.  We will be sharing more updates as this project progresses along over the coming months.

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Islamic Association of Collin County Progress

At the Islamic Association of Collin County's campus in Plano, construction on new second floor classrooms is continuing to take shape along both the north and south sides of their facility.  At the north side expansion, the shell of the new second floor classrooms is almost complete and the existing first floor classrooms below this area are being prepared to reopen.  At the south side, demolition and construction are taking place concurrently with an existing steel roof structure having been removed to allow for the installation of a new floor deck.  Now with this floor deck in place, steel has been erected for the new second floor spaces above.  In addition, preparations are being made for a new elevator shaft in the southernmost corner of the facility which will be constructed over the next couple of weeks.

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Islamic Association of Collin County Progress

McCarthy Architecture is excited to be a part of a new expansion and renovation project at the Islamic Association of Collin County in Plano.  The project consits of adding new second story classrooms atop existing one story wings to the north and south of the Islamic center's main prayer hall, along with a new elevator and renovations to surrounding spaces.  Presently, construction is centered on the north side of the facility, where the existing roof has been removed and steel has been erected for the future classrooms in this area.  Ultimately, new walls will be constructed in this area atop existing first floor tilt-wall panels.  Over the coming weeks, similar work will be taking place on the south side of the facility.

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Advantage Academy Grand Reopening

Earlier today, Advantage Academy celebrated the grand reopening of their North Duncanville campus for 4th-8th grade with a luncheon.  Headlining the event was Dr. Allen Beck, founder of Eagle Advantage Charter School, who presented a speech and shared stories of the charter school's founding 20 years ago.  Today marks the 20th anniversary of the first day of school.

We are excited to see the school's new facility in use and the positive contributions which it will make to the overall learning environment.

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Advantage Academy Progress

At Advantage Academy's expanded Dallas campus, the focus of construction has shifted significantly since our last update.  Construction at new classroom and administration wings is now complete, with progress in the campus' new cafeteria following not far behind.  With the school on summer break, work has primarily shifted to an existing classroom wing, where extensive interior and exterior renovation is taking place to integrate the building with the rest of the campus.  In addition, site work and landscaping are beginning to take place, including the foundations for seven pillars which represent Advantage Academy's "7 Pillars of a Champion".

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