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CRM – Construction Management Now Serving Florida Areas

CRM – Construction Management Now Serving Florida AreasSouth Carolina-based general contracting firm CRM – Construction Management (CRM-CM) is excited to announce its services are now available in Brevard County, Florida in addition to South Carolina and North Carolina. This furthers the company’s mission to start with strong roots and deliver a plethora of residential and commercial services.

Crosby Design Group Chosen to Develop, Select Design Features for Phase II at Blacksmith Row

Blacksmith Row New Roswell Townhomes RenderingFull-service interior design firm Crosby Design Group is excited to announce it is currently developing the neighborhood options and special design features for the 13 townhomes coming soon to Phase II at Blacksmith Row. The firm, owned by Jennifer Crosby, is specifying interior design finishes in addition to meeting with homebuyers at its Roswell Design Center to add personalization options.

A part of Miller Lowry Development, Blacksmith Row – Phase II is a luxury townhome community under development between Green Street and Canton Street in Roswell. This development serves as a unique combination of historic charm, traditional feel and modern sophistication. As an extension of the original Blacksmith Row townhome community, Blacksmith Row – Phase II will add additional luxury townhomes to this highly sought-after destination near the vibrant downtown Roswell area.

“It can be tricky, but I love working in a historic area where you are trying to keep that feeling alive while putting a modern, updated twist to the design Blacksmith Row New Roswell Townhomes Site Mapand flow of the neighborhood,” Meredith Chitwood, lead designer with Crosby Design Group working on Blacksmith Row, said. “It’s become an urban core neighborhood with an eclectic style, which is always a great way to play-up memory features in a historical area.

“I have made sure to give the buyers options to keep the historic feeling alive. Tile patterns, fireplace designs, and interior colors are just a few of the options to choose from that will give you that flair of historical pops throughout the home,” Chitwood said. “Every builders’ needs are different in each of their neighborhoods. The location, style, demographics, etc., and that is something I truly enjoy about working with different builders. It makes me keep all styles alive.”

Upon completion, the new phase at Blacksmith Row will feature 13 new luxury townhomes, four of which are already under contract. Townhomes feature open-concept designs with chef-inspired kitchens opening to the living areas, outdoor living spaces with fireplaces and upgraded finishes, appliances and features. The Crosby Design Group team will meet individual homeowners at its Roswell Design Center to add personalization options to each townhome.Blacksmith Row New Roswell Townhomes Rendering

Blacksmith Row, located a short walk from popular restaurants, cafes, boutique shops and art galleries, will provide a new connection from Green Street to Canton Street. Also included in the development is a historical structure to be repurposed for commercial use.

Both the firm’s residential and commercial studios offer full turnkey award-winning design and FF&E merchandising for community model homes and commercial projects. The firm has been instrumental in partnering with development groups to streamline their design services and efficiencies.

For more information about Crosby Design Group including the firm’s available services and latest projects, visit www.CrosbyDesignGroup.com. Blacksmith Row is located at 1083 Canton Street in Roswell. To learn more, visit www.MillerLowry.com/blacksmith-row-phase-ii.

Crosby Design Group Completes Multi-Family Project at The Catherine of Roswell

Crosby Design Group Completes Multi-Family Project at The Catherine of RoswellFull-service interior design firm Crosby Design Group is excited to announce the completion of The Catherine of Roswell. The firm, owned by Jennifer Crosby, selected, procured and installed interior design finishes including Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment (FF&E) for amenities and model units.

Where character meets culture, this new Roswell apartment community boasts small-town charm and upscale culture of the surrounding area. At The Catherine, Crosby Design Group created the full Interior Design drawings (ID drawings) in Revit. Full ID drawings include all amenity space planning, Crosby Design Group Completes Multi-Family Project at The Catherine of Roswellall finish specifications, the Reflective Ceiling Plan (RCP), furniture plan, elevations, millwork details, finish plan and a full finish schedule for the common areas and all unit types. The team also designed, procured and installed all (FF&E).

Samantha Dillon served as Lead Designer for The Catherine, Reed Clements acted as Junior Designer and Tanya McCulloch was Lead Furniture Designer.

“The City of Roswell’s charm, character and history inspired the design of The Catherine,” Dillon said. Crosby Design Group Completes Multi-Family Project at The Catherine of Roswell“We enjoyed incorporating Roswell’s southern historical architecture and details into the modern design.”

The lobby’s custom-designed reception desk with a rustic metal screen and moss feature wall adds to the old southern charm of the space. Other notable appointments at The Catherine include gorgeous oak wood flooring throughout the lobby and clubroom, an open-concept kitchen and bar in The Club for groups to gather over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, an open-concept mailroom with oversized wood community table, exposed painted brick and arched openings, a cozy sunroom with double-sided marble fireplace and double doors opening to the luxurious pool, various pieces of artwork from local artists and an eclectic mix of furniture and textures to give off a cozy, relaxed feel.

Developed by RangeWater Real Estate, The Catherine is named for one of the first ladies of the City of Roswell. Ranging from one, two and three bedrooms, apartments at The Catherine boast open-concept designs with soaring 8-foot entry doors and 9-foot ceilings, state-of-the-art stainless steel Crosby Design Group Completes Multi-Family Project at The Catherine of Roswellappliances, timeless granite countertops and inviting balconies. Residents enjoy immaculate grounds and common areas including a bark park for four-legged companions, dog spa, resort-style pool with elegant fountains, grilling stations, a contemporary coffee bar, clubroom with luxurious bar for gathering, a fitness studio for active lifestyles and convenience to historic Roswell for further exploration.

Crosby Design Group, established by Jennifer Crosby in 2000, is a full-service interior design firm experienced not only in residential, but also commercial design including multi-family, 55+, student housing, hospitality, restaurants and corporate projects throughout the United States. Comprehensive services include, but are not limited to, providing each project with a unique esthetically pleasing yet functional design, full Revit/AutoCAD construction documents, programming and space planning, selection of interior and exterior finishes, equipment and fixtures, 3D renderings and furniture merchandising and procurement. Exterior streetscape design is also an expertise of Crosby Design Group.

Both the firm’s residential and commercial studios offer full turnkey award-winning design and FF&E merchandising for community model homes and commercial projects. Crosby Design Group has been instrumental in partnering with development groups to streamline their design services and efficiencies.

For more information about Crosby Design Group including the firm’s available services and latest projects, visit www.CrosbyDesignGroup.com. To explore the new Roswell apartments at The Catherine of Roswell, visit www.LiveRangeWater.com and www.TheCatherineRoswell.com.

Frank Wickstead Provides Hands-On Experience to Georgia Tech Students

Frank Wickstead Provides Hands-On Experience to Georgia Tech Students

Photo courtesy of Justin Chan Photography.

Jones Pierce Studios Project Delivery Director Frank Wickstead shares his 20 years of expertise as an architect and building performance consultant to his classroom in the Kendeda Building at Georgia Tech as a Serve-Learn-Sustain (SLS) adjunct professor. In this capacity, Wickstead works with a group of highly intelligent individuals who will become the next generation of home builders.

Classes taught in the Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design focus on real-world learning and offering students a chance to learn hands-on. Funded by The Kendeda Fund, the building is the most environmentally advanced education and research building ever constructed in the Southeast.

SLS offers programs that allow students to dig deeper into sustainable communities education and practices, and stay involved over multiple years. SLSL Signature Programs include Sustainable Cities Minor, Innovating for Social Impact, Internship Program, Events and Workshops, Linked Courses and RCE Greater Atlanta.

Each semester, Wickstead partners with a nonprofit on behalf of the SLS course, such as Habitat for Humanity, Invest Atlanta, Westside Future Fund and Star-C. Wickstead’s current SLS course focuses on Ethics Policy Trends in Real Estate Development. Specifically, the course addresses the pendulum swing between quality, safety and profitability and where builders land on that spectrum. Students meet with attorneys, tradespeople, and nonprofits that are doing it correctly and successfully, which allows them to see how far-reaching smart development can go, so they can learn about the potential problems with building inexpensively.

“We deal with real-world design and construction problems,” Wickstead said. “This keeps it fresh and current. I am as much a student as I am a teacher.”

Wickstead’s Georgia Tech class has multiple hands-on experiences packed into the semester, including working with Habitat for Humanity to frame a house in a day. This follows the in-class framing lecture.

“The students will have the opportunity to construct the least-expensive building framing package in Atlanta,” Wickstead said. “This shows them what is possible and gives them job-site experience.”

Partnering with the Westside Future Fund, Georgia Tech student teams are currently designing three homes to fit on the fund’s three most challenging home sites. This immersive project requires each team to design a home that fits the lot, meets zoning requirements, fits neighborhood architectural requirements and complies with EarthCraft House standards. Additionally, the homes must be priced to sell to potential Atlanta homebuyers with a 60% average median income.

The final class deliverable is a book with a worksheet and plans that each Georgia Tech student team presents to the Board of the Westside Future Fund as if they were applying for approval to build the home.

“Hopefully, a local builder will build these three homes, or a student team will be inspired to go for it,” Wickstead said.

When it pertains to building a sustainable home for clients, Wickstead believes sustainability is a balanced approach for the best structure and ROI, ultimately spending a budget where it can offer the least amount of maintenance and utility costs, exceptional indoor air quality and a comfortable overall environment.

To learn more about residential and commercial services offered by Jones Pierce Studios, including custom homes and sustainable remodels, visit www.JonesPierce.com. Visit www.serve-learn-sustain.gatech.edu for more information regarding SLS at Georgia Tech.

New Energy-Efficient Active-Adult Homes Now Selling at Del Webb Chateau Elan

New Energy-Efficient Active-Adult Homes Now Selling at Del Webb Chateau ElanLocated in the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains, Del Webb Chateau Elan in Hoschton features new energy-efficient active-adult homes from the $275,990s. Residents at this charming community enjoy a relaxing locale and added peace of mind as a part of the Right Choice™ home program from Jackson EMC.

Homebuyers have nine thoughtfully designed ranch-style floor plans to choose from at Del Webb Chateau Elan ranging from two-to-five bedrooms, two to four-and-a-half baths and two-car garages. Thanks to its maintenance-free setting, residents have plenty of time to explore the premier golf courses and full-production winery at Chateau Elan or the Braselton LifePath.

Community amenities within Del Webb Chateau Elan include a 19,000+ square-foot clubhouse featuring an outdoor pool and tennis, pickleball and bocce courts, as well as an indoor heated lap pool, library, fitness center, an arts and craft studio and ballroom/multi-purpose room. Pocket parks and open spaces throughout provide plenty of options for outdoor recreation in addition to a dog park, community event lawn, outdoor amphitheater and kids’ playground.

Homes at Del Webb Chateau Elan are also a part of the Right Choice home program, exclusive to Jackson EMC. Right Choice-certified homes feature the lowest residential rate from Jackson EMC, guaranteed savings and comfort and energy-efficient construction. Right Choice homes, on average, are 20 to 30% more energy-efficient than typical new homes.*

As an added bonus, Jackson EMC offers two warranties with the purchase of a Right Choice home: The Energy Usage Warranty and the Comfort Guarantee. The 3-year Energy Usage Warranty assures that cooling and heating usage will not go above a predicted amount while the 1-year Comfort Guarantee guarantees that rooms within each zone of the home remain within 3 degrees of the thermostat setting.

Visit the sales center, open daily, at 5575 Napa Ridge Road in Hoschton or call 678-582-8519 to learn more about the new energy-efficient active-adult homes now selling at Del Webb Chateau Elan. To learn more about the Right Choice home program from Jackson EMC, visit RightChoice.JacksonEMC.com.

*Ask your Jackson EMC representative for complete warranty terms and conditions.