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JPA Announces Promotion

Please join us in congratulating Taylor Jarrell, AIA, NCARB on her promotion to #Associate. Design-focused and meticulous, Taylor has consistently demonstrated the skills and expertise required to provide leadership within the firm. With her diverse and valuable skills she has successfully taken on multiple project responsibilities from production to design through construction—excelling at building relationships and becoming a valuable asset for our clients.

 

Senior Associate, Ronna Emerling, becomes a CREW Charlotte member!

Congratulations to Senior Associate, Ronna Emerling, for becoming a CREW Charlotte member. We are honored to have her represent Jenkins Peer Architects as a part of such a great network.

Founded in 1990, CREW Charlotte has grown its membership to over 350 real estate professionals! We strive to build our membership to form a diverse organization consisting of commercial real estate professionals in the Greater Charlotte Region who are leaders in all real estate disciplines, including brokers, attorneys, engineers, lenders, developers, appraisers, accountants, property managers, and title professionals. CREW Charlotte is a Chapter of CREW Network, a global organization with over 12,000 members in over 75 major markets, focused on promoting business, providing educational opportunities, and sharing information among members at local, regional, and national levels.

Construction Begins on the Chancel & Welcome Center at First Presbyterian Church

 

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First Presbyterian Church, located in the heart of Uptown Charlotte, is deemed to be one of the oldest structures in the city. Originally built in 1857, the church was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.⁠⁠

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The renovation improvements of the project center around a new chancel and choir loft that is highlighted by a new pipe organ. The scope includes aesthetic, acoustic and functional updates to the Sanctuary and Chancel, Sacristy, Apse, Transept, Welcome Center, and Historic Lobby. It also includes the addition of a new ADA lift to the top choir platform, new sanctuary lighting, and restoration of the heart pine wood floors. While focusing on the new chancel and choir configuration, the redesign includes an improved existing pulpit, marble floors, white oak millwork, bronze railings, and a piano lift that can be utilized for the relocation of the chancel furnishings to create a venue for recitals, performances, and other events.

UNC Pembroke’s West Hall Transformation is Complete!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When given the chance, an old building can often surprise in its ability to take on a new use. This adaptive re-use project at UNC Pembroke is a great example of transformation. Originally designed as a residence hall in 1965, West Hall now houses the IT Innovation Center for students and faculty. The team was excited to work with UNC Pembroke to breath new life into the structure, and provide the campus a building they can use for many years to come.