Zaxby’s Restaurant

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Looking to capitalize on a highly visible location on busy US Highway 29 (Emmet Street) in the City of Charlottesville, we were hired to design a site plan for a new Zaxby's restaurant. Our familiarity with Charlottesville's requirements and the community-at-large were instrumental in overcoming two challenges related to the desired lot.   First, we helped the developer obtain a Special Use Permit for a drive-thru window by participating in community meetings, attending planning commission meetings, and working with City staff to address public concerns and comments.   Second, our firm developed a site plan for this narrow lot that not only met the City's setback requirements but also provided Zaxby's with their desired number of parking spaces and a drive-thru lane.   We also developed preliminary and final site plans that showed the phased removal of the existing restaurant, layout of pedestrian routes, code-compliant landscaping, dumpster enclosures, and new utility services.   Services: Site/Civil Engineering Surveying Utility Locating and Mapping[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

[vc_row content_aligment="center"][vc_column][vc_column_text] This redevelopment project included the demolition of the existing museum and visitor’s center facilities and construction of a new 77,000 SF, 2-story museum facility and associated site, parking, and utility improvements. Overlooking the York River, the museum site sits on an 18-acre parcel. We were tasked with the civil site development aspects of the project including, erosion and sediment control, site and utility layout, grading and drainage, stormwater management, and construction phase services.   Services: Construction Materials Testing Environmental Services Geotechnical Engineering Site/Civil Engineering Surveying [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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Virginia Treatment Center for Children

[vc_row content_aligment="center"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Draper Aden Associates provided site planning and engineering services for the new Virginia Treatment Center for Children (VTCC) facility located adjacent to the existing Children’s Hospital of Richmond on Brook Road on Sherwood Avenue in the City of Richmond. The facility consists of a 32-bed facility and supporting infrastructure expandable to 48 beds. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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Dewey Gottwald Center at the Science Museum of Virginia

[vc_row content_aligment="center"][vc_column][vc_column_text] The Science Museum of Virginia attracts hundreds of thousands of guests annually through exhibits, artifacts, and interactive technologies. Under the leadership of Rich Conti, the Science Museum embarked on an ambitious campaign to renovate the existing museum and expand with the addition of the Dewey Gottwald Center, a $12 million facility that offers dynamic spaces for events and meetings.   Draper Aden performed the site design for grading and drainage. Our site design included provisions for abnormal rain events, grading design for the site, and relief points to ensure that water moved around the structure, and not in it, during heavy rain events.   This project was honored by Engineering News-Record as the ENR Mid-Atlantic Best Project Winner in the Cultural/Worship category [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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surveying and site design services for William and Mary College

William and Mary Integrated Science Center

[vc_row content_aligment="center"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Draper Aden performed surveying and site design services, including layout, grading, drainage, and utilities for the new 113,000 SF Laboratory building that houses the Applied Science Department. The project includes an innovative stormwater approach that not only provides compliance with regulatory requirements, but provides an additional level of treatment that will assist the College in meeting overall stormwater goals for the campus. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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UVA Gibbons House

[vc_row content_aligment="center"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Draper Aden provided site planning and engineering services for the demolition of an existing building and the construction of a new 65,365 GSF student housing facility including topographic survey, Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE), site planning/civil engineering and LEED® evaluation services. Due to the existing slope of the site, stormwater planning and erosion and sediment control were especially challenging. Additionally, the new residence hall and amenities must be designed to tie into a large number of existing utilities and a concurrent construction project on an adjacent site. Draper Aden was also involved in the master planning efforts for buildings 6, 7, and 8. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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Radford University College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences

[vc_row content_aligment="center"][vc_column][vc_column_text] In 2016 Radford University opened a state-of-the-art, new space for the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences (CHBS). Draper Aden provided site and civil engineering (schematic design through construction phase services), topographic and right-of-way survey, and subsurface utility engineering for a new 143,600 SF academic facility consisting classrooms, offices, laboratories, and student/faculty collaborative space. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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Washington and Lee Campus Green

[vc_row content_aligment="center"][vc_column][vc_column_text] In order to create a visual connection and attractive walking flow between the core campus, the Washington Street corridor, the Lenfest Center for the Arts, and the City of Lexington, several structures were demolished and others renovated, creating a park setting and fresh, welcoming look to existing buildings. The newly created pedestrian walkway encourages foot traffic across Washington Street and through the Campus Green and Gaines Hall to the Lenfest Center. Amenities include benches, lawns for casual play, outdoor art, low-level lighting and a dog fountain for enjoyment of both campus and City residents. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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Collegiate School Academic Commons

[vc_row content_aligment="center"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Collegiate Academic Commons is a one-story, multi-use educational building, approximately 27,000 gross SF.  It is located to the east of the existing Hershey Auditorium and to the north of the existing Science Classroom building. The building is steel-framed, with tube-framed trusses, steel tube columns, beams and open web steel joists. It has an 8-sided tower element and sloped roof surfaces using over-framed light-gauge trusses.  Walls feature steel stud wall framing with masonry veneer, and aluminum framed storefront assemblies.  Interior functions include a Media Center, Café, Classrooms, Meeting Rooms and support spaces.   Design was developed as a Building Information Model (BIM) using Revit software. This is a LEED Silver Building. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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VMI Corps Physical Training Facility

VMI Corps Physical Training Facility

[vc_row content_aligment="center"][vc_column][vc_column_text] This 205,000-SF facility includes a state-of-the-art 200-meter hydraulic track, timed obstacle and high ropes courses, a 34-foot climbing wall, and an underground parking deck with 126 spaces. The site conditions involved critical stormwater planning to minimize the environmental impact. Phase I services from Draper Aden included floodplain modeling of existing and proposed conditions and design of grading, stormwater management, vehicular and pedestrian circulation and access, and utility connections, including coordination with electric, gas, and communication providers.   The building site also included a small stream, Town Branch, which carries stormwater away from the city of Lexington and into the Maury River. The new facility included the installation of several detention structures to reduce runoff from the project and will slowly release its waters into Town Branch.   Phase II involved the renovation of Cocke Hall and Cormack Hall. Cocke Hall has been equipped with a brand-new weight room and strength training facilities, along...

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