Wright Medical’s new headquarters reflects great design, and Pickering’s architects, Tom McConnell and Tim Ogburn, along with interior designer, Valli Wiggins, created that design.
The project consisted of a renovation of two existing buildings on a 35 acre wooded campus in the heart of Memphis. The site is located near the Memphis Botanic Gardens and borders the Dixon Art Gallery property. The office building was formerly the headquarters for Holiday Inn and Promus Companies. Later, Harrah’s Entertainment was headquartered inside the buildings.
Building 1 was built in 1984 and consisted of a 3 floor renovation that is approximately 78,000 SF. Building 2 was built in 1994 and consisted of renovations of the lower level and the first floor, and is approximately 61,000 SF. Both buildings were renovated simultaneously and the renovation time frame was dramatically condensed into an approximately 3 month time frame.
Every effort was made to create a unique, modern design that encompasses their corporate color scheme and their desire of their corporate core values of “focused excellence.”
Read all about it in a recent Commercial Appeal article here, or if you have a subscription to the Commercial Appeal, click here.
On January 21, 2014, the City of Germantown, TN posted it had attained the highest ranking of platinum in the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) new Valley Sustainable Communities program. Congratulations from Pickering to the City of Germantown! What an honor to be recognized as a community making significant commitment to sustainability! You can read about Germantown’s ranking here. Pickering has proudly provided engineering services to the City of Germantown. You can read about it here.
On Thursday, January 9th, Electrolux held its Grand Opening in Memphis! Located in the Frank C. Pidgeon Industrial Park, the new Electrolux manufacturing plant makes Memphis home of a World Class manufacturing facility. As part of the Albert Kahn project team, Pickering provided civil engineering/site development. The 217-acre site, located behind the Mississippi River levee, required extensive soil remediation and borrow fill. Pickering also provided field surveys and roadway design for the widening of Paul Lowry Road, adjacent to the Electrolux facility. Read about the Grand Opening here, here and here.
Plans for Kroger’s anticipated new Union Avenue store received a final go-ahead! Pickering Firm, Inc. is very excited to be working with Kroger on the Midtown store. Read all about it here from the Memphis Business Journal.
Engineering firms aren’t seeing as many big projects that once played a major role in their revenue. Pickering’s CEO, Mike Pohlman, as well as other local engineering firms weigh in on the subject in Saturday’s Daily News article, “Hanging Around.” Read all about it here.