Author: Susan Higdon

26 Apr HOMELIKE DESIGN AT THE FEDEXFAMILYHOUSE

The design team’s commitment to the vision of housing families with children battling illness in a home-like setting while achieving LEED Gold certification for sustainable building process and features recognized. https://www.usgbc.org/articles/homelike-design-fedexfamilyhouse Photo credit: Lisa Buser  ...

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15 Mar SDG’S ROLE IN REBUILDING NASHVILLE’S SECOND AVENUE FOLLOWING CHRISTMAS DAY BOMBING

Like so many in Nashville, we were personally shocked and saddened by the Christmas Day bombing of Nashville’s historic Second Avenue. We’ve consulted on renovations to various buildings on the street throughout the years and watched as it evolved into the beautiful centerpiece of Nashville’s downtown district. We’re proud now to be part of the engineering team working to save it. SDG’s Tom Schaeffer has been onsite conducting observations and assessing the safety and stability...

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10 Mar SDG’S TOM SCHAEFFER OPTIMISTIC ABOUT PIPELINE OF WORK POST-COVID

SDG's Tom Schaeffer optimistic about pipeline of work post-Covid published in an Engineering Special Report in the March 9, 2021 issue of the Nashville Business Journal. Tom was one of a number of top local engineering firm officials quoted in the article. SDG is ranked at 16 on the list of engineering firms based on the firm's number of local licensed engineers. https://lnkd.in/eGtW-E3    ...

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04 Feb AVALON MIDTOWN TOWER CONSTRUCTION START EYED FOR SUMMER

The 645,000-square-foot, 25-story Avalon Midtown tower, located on Hayes Street in Nashville, will feature 308 apartment units, a top-floor amenities deck, and 58,000 square feet of office space in the two bottom levels. The high-rise's design has undergone significant changes since its proposal in 2020. The project was being designed as a 27-story, 775,000 sq ft. mixed-use project with parking, 2 office levels, and apartments. Original plans called for two towers, not one, with 90,000 square...

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28 Jan BGA ENTREPRENEURSHIP CENTER SCHEDULED TO OPEN IN MARCH

The 43,800-square-foot building contains both the innovative entrepreneurial center and a 550-seat auditorium not only for speeches, presentations and conferences, but also for theatrical performance, concerts and other artistic productions. The school expects the building to represent “one of the most influential changes” at BGA in the last decade. We're proud to be on the team with @ESa_Architects.   http://www.williamsonherald.com/news/bga-entrepreneurship-center-nears-opening-date/article_ae832bc4-5b54-11eb-ae1c-1f5fc6911081.html https://franklinhomepage.com/bgas-groundbreaking-on-center-for-arts-and-entrepreneurship-is-a-game-changer-for-school/ http://www.williamsonherald.com/features/education/bga-breaks-ground-on-entrepreneurship-center/article_08ee5f9a-e0c5-11e9-829d-c750864bdb32.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=email&utm_campaign=user-share...

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30 Dec UCF LAKE NONA MEDICAL CENTER RECEIVES LEED AWARD

The UCF Lake Nona Medical Center, a 64-bed new hospital that will be the teaching hospital at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine in partnership with HCA Healthcare, was awarded LEED for Healthcare Version 4. The new hospital was designed for future expansion and operational flexibility.    ...

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21 Dec MERRY CHRISTMAS 2020

While Christmas this year looks very different for everyone, we are especially grateful to our wonderful clients, employees, and friends and families that we are blessed to have. We are thankful that we were able to participate again this year in the Salvation Army Angel Tree program. SDG and our generous employees were able to provide needed gifts for 30 angels in Nashville this Holiday season. We are thankful that our "socially-distanced" employees chose to still spread...

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03 Sep THE CENTER FOR ADVANCED HEALTHCARE AT BROWNWOOD FEATURED IN NATIONAL DESIGN PUBLICATIONS

SDG is proud to have been part of the design team on The Center for Advanced Healthcare at Brownwood in The Villages, FL. A fascinating concept in the future of healthcare, the CAHB is the main feature in the August Healthcare Design magazine. https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/healthcaredesign/202008/index.php#/p/30 The facility is also the cover feature of the Fall 2020 Environments for Aging magazine and in an article on "Concierge Care." https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/efa/fall2020/index.php#/p/10 http://www.sdg-structure.com/portfolio_page/center-for-advanced-healthcare-at-brownwood/    ...

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25 Aug PHIL FRANCIS IS RETIRING

Phil Francis, one of the original founding shareholders at SDG, is retiring after 21 years with the firm. Phil has been involved in structural drafting and detailing in Nashville for 45 years. He has designed and modeled thousands of facilities across the United States. Phil has served as the CAD Systems Manager, IT Manager, Senior Project Coordinator, and Manager of SDG’s Structural Modelers since the firm was founded in 1999. He's been an essential contributor to...

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