5 Things to Consider When Remodeling

Remodeling an existing building is rewarding but comes with a unique set of issues. If you are thinking about remodeling your building, the five considerations below are a good place to start.

Deciding to Renovate or Rebuild

What is now Columbia College’s 10th Street Center, housing flexible office and meeting spaces, was once a strip mall. SOA conducted a feasibility study and found that the pre-engineered metal building could easily be ‘adaptively reused’ from retail space to academic and administrative spaces. SOA’s design for 10th Street Center transformed the building’s image and

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Did you hear about the Building Acoustics Presentation?

Did you hear that SOA & Henderson Engineers hosted a Lunch and Learn on Building Acoustics? It was full of sound advice for acoustical challenges in new spaces and renovations alike. Participants toured three different spaces on the Columbia College’s campus, each with unique auditory requirements.

Don’t Send Me To An Early Grave!!

In today’s society it is easy to become accustomed to the ease in which we can buy new things, from phones that need to be replaced every couple of years, furniture that breaks down, or shoes whose soles wear out after six months.

The Circular Stair – A Viable Alternative to the Straight & Narrow

Some will probably disagree with me, but when I think of a successful solution to stairway, I like to think circular. There are several reasons why, and I will do my best to explain.

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