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Shouting Congratulations to Amanda, our Head of Administration, for being 2KM’s Employee of the Month for October! Amanda has been an invaluable asset to our team since 2015, continuously proving that her dedication to excellence truly sets her apart. As the mastermind behind organizing both incoming and outgoing documents, Amanda ensures that our office continuously runs like a well-oiled machine. Her meticulous work is evident in the production of specification documents, some of which span hundreds of pages! Amanda’s impeccable commitment to detail and delivering high quality work is truly commendable. Let’s all take a moment to appreciate Amanda for her exceptional contributions to 2KM Architects!!!
🏆 Exciting News! 🏆 We're thrilled to announce that 2KM Architects has been honored with THREE preservation awards from Historic Augusta! 🎉👏 1️⃣ The Perkins-Cullum House on Greene Street. 🏡🛠️ 2️⃣ The Old Fire Station Building in Thomson.🚒✨ 3️⃣ Last but not least, the Storage Building on AU Summerville Campus, formerly the Augusta Arsenal. 🏰🌳 A heartfelt thanks to our amazing team and the incredible owners who share our passion for preserving history! 🌐💙 #PreservationExcellence #HistoricAugusta #2KMArchitects #PreservingHistory #ArchitectureAwards 🏛️🔧
Continued progress at the new F&M Bank Operations Center... Stay tuned ✌️ #newconstruction #dronephotography
Shouting Congratulations to Laura, our Employee of the Month for September!! Laura has been with 2KM since 2019, playing a critical role in our administration team. Her inspiring dedication shines through as she meticulously manages paperwork for our office, facilitating the completion of our project submissions with her thought provoking discussions. Laura’s unwavering positivity and commitment helps to ensure that our office is happy and functioning! Thank you, Laura, for your outstanding contributions to our team, you truly make a difference every day, to everyone !!!
Another Historic Renovation is in the works! The Benet House on Augusta University’s Summerville Campus is getting a bit of a facelift, including the replacement of its deteriorating stone columns located at the front of the house. The existing columns were thoroughly measured on site by 2KM and the contractor to ensure an incomparable replication would be created, maintains the beautiful, original character of this historic house. The measurements were then sent to a manufacturer in France, that has constructed the columns out of limestone! These beautiful new pieces of art will be shipped to the States here soon for installation!
We recently finished the design and construction for an administrative department relocation within a large medical facility. Space upgrades included new offices, work rooms, a break area, and a conference room. We were happy to hear that the Users loved their new layout and their ability to expand going forward! 📷 @brent_cline
Demolition is wrapping up at the new Bank Operations Center site. Three existing residential buildings had to be removed in advance of the sitework and building pad commencing. #newconstruction #demolition
Join us in celebrating Bailey, our Employee of the Month for August!! It’s been an incredible year since Bailey joined our team, bringing her remarkable talent and expertise in Interior Design from the University of Alabama. her unwavering dedication to assisting others in completing projects, coupled with her exceptional eye for aesthetics, has truly transformed our workspace. Congratulations Bailey, on this well-deserved recognition! #EmployeeOfTheMonth #InteriorDesignExpertise
Often times in new construction or addition projects, we request that a sample wall be made of the exterior envelope so that we can ensure it is built properly and the Client approves of the look. At the Childrens Hospital of GA, we had to remove existing concrete panels to be able to lift the new MRI machines into the space, because they wouldn’t fit in the elevator. Instead of going back with a new concrete panel, we are matching the look with an EIFS system that is lighter and more energy efficient. Here, the Contractor has done a great job of matching the existing look with a new material! #renovation #architecturalfacade
When we purchased the Phinizy House, there were layers of deterioration and neglect that we had to correct before we moved in. This picture shows an area in the back breezeway where windows were busted out, siding was rotting, and vines were growing up the building. We’ve since corrected all these issues and more by pressure washing the brick, replacing the siding, repairing the wood moldings, and constructing a new back porch out of ipe decking. The area was transformed from a trash pit to an outdoor break space. #historicrenovation #construction #architectureofaugusta #2kmarchitects
Cheers to Elizabet for being our #EmployeeOfTheMonth for July!!! The 2KM team is extremely fortunate to have had the pleasure of working alongside Elizabet for nearly two decades; enjoying her upbeat, positive attitude and superb party planning abilities for all 2KM’s social events! Professionally, Elizabet serves as the Head of Design, overseeing all project aesthetics to ensure we are producing the highest quality design work before they leave our office. Her unique creative style was cultivated during her time in her home country of Venezuela, where she studied and received her architectural license. Please join us in celebrating Elizabet for her passion and dedication to 2KM!!
Construction has wrapped at the Historic Storage Building at Augusta University! Renovations included repairing the deteriorated exterior façade, windows, and roof, and updating the existing electrical infrastructure. The building will now serve as a training room for the campus ROTC program. #historicrenovation #preservation
As the Wolfpack students are welcomed back to the halls of Greenbrier High School today, they will undoubtedly notice various enhancements to the building interior. Over the summer, we have been steadily working on several upgrades including new HVAC systems (to beat the heat), updated toilet rooms, and new ceilings throughout. One of the most striking transformations is in the cafeteria, where we created a multi-dimensional ceiling design comprising of several geometric clouds over a lofted central area using @armstrongcommercialceilings Axiom Vector product. We’re glad to see it turned out exactly like the rendering! Let us know what you think of the result! #Rendering #InteriorDesign
Honored to be working on such an important project that will bring greater access to care for children in the CSRA suffering from developmental and behavioral challenges. #kisnerfoundation
Anddddd Employee of the Month for June is……. Tom Rehder!! Tom has been with 2KM since 2002, celebrating his 20th year with our company just this past October! During his time with 2KM, Tom has served in a plethora of roles including Project Manager, Healthcare Equipment Coordinator, Specification Writer, AND our In-House I.T. Liaison. This past month (and the past 21 years) Tom has applied his expertise to provide quality control to several projects, allowing 2KM to deliver the best possible product to our clients. Tom’s willingness and ability to assist his coworkers when technology breaks down (usually by saying “turn it off”… “okay now back on”… “voila!”) is a key factor in keeping our company working in harmony, and for that we are extremely grateful! Cheers to Tom for steadying the ship!!!
We refer to this part of the Phinizy House as “the Bridge”. It connects the second floors of the original Main House and the former Horse Stable. It is supported by an industrial looking steel truss that spans the full length. Renovations involved stripping away the existing siding and replacing it with composite wood siding for durability. We also added (4) three-column wood and brick piers to reflect the craftsman details that were discovered within the house during renovations. Other additions to our Employee Entrance include a new stair, ADA ramp, and lattice pergola. #historicrenovation #construction #architectureofaugusta #2kmarchitects
We made it one more year around the ☀ and are feeling thankful for all the Clients that made it possible! 🥂Cheers🥂to 28 years in business! #workanniversary #thankful #2kmarchitects
Better late than never… Shout out to Jorge for being Employee of the Month for May! Jorge started with 2KM in October 2022 as a Draftsman/BIM Coordinator. Jorge studied drafting at Augusta Tech, and prior to him joining our team he used his skills and knowledge working for a prominent custom boating fabricator. Jorge’s problem-solving mindset, drive, and knowledge allow him to focus on ways for 2KM to become more efficient. He continuously demonstrates an exuberant willingness to aid in our production processes, whether it be spending hours scanning large-scale businesses or working on tedious building plans and revisions. Help us to congratulate Jorge! 👏👏
During the Phinizy House renovation, we transformed the second-floor bedrooms into shared offices. The scope of work included remediating peeled wallpaper, chipped paint, cracked plaster, soot-covered tile, and dirty hardwood flooring. In addition to the aesthetic improvements, we added historic wire raceways to be able to incorporate power and data without destroying the existing load-bearing masonry walls. #historicrenovation #PhinizyHouse #2KMarchitects
Shout out to the 2KM Moms on their special day! Creating life wasn’t difficult enough – ya’ll have to create beautiful spaces as well! #happymothersday
It’s official… Megan won #employeeofthemonth for April!! Megan, a Thomson native, started with the firm in the Spring of 2014. Although her background is in Interior Design, having earned her degree from the University of Georgia, she now serves as a Project Manager. Through her work, she has had an impact on several K-12 Schools, Historic Renovations, and Veterans Service Facilities throughout the state of Georgia. 2KM is lucky to have Megan because of her charismatic energy that she not only brings to her projects, but also to the office; as well as her dedication to our team as a leader, and fellow employee. Join us in congratulating Megan! 🥳🎉
Our team is growing! We are happy to welcome Jorge as our newest BIM Specialist. Jorge is a graduate of Augusta Tech’s Architectural and Engineering Drafting program, and has been working in the construction industry for the past six years. He brings with him a knowledge of BIM programs and an expertise in cabinet design and manufacturing. As our team continues to grow, we look forward to the opportunity to expand our client list. #NewHire #Welcome
Starting this month, we initiated an #Employee of the Month program to spotlight a member of the #2KM team that gave it their all in the fields of attitude, performance, punctuality, and team player. This month that person was Jenshe! Jenshe started with the firm in the Summer of 2019, having just completed her Architectural degree at Kennesaw State University. Now, 4 years later, she serves as a Project Manager. She is focused, efficient, and has a great attitude, whether she is leading or following. So, what are the perks of EoM @ 2KM you may ask? They include a shoutout on the socials, a little monthly bonus, and *most importantly* access to the prized covered parking spot for the entire month. Congrats again Jenshe and thanks for all that you do!
The Entry of the Phinizy House features an original Tiffany Chandelier, decorative fireplace mantle featuring lion heads, intricately detailed grand stair, and decorative columns that resemble engine pistons (to pay homage to the original Owner – Georgia Railroad Bank President Jacob Phinizy). To revive the space to its former glory, we restored the original plaster walls and parquet flooring. We are now proud to welcome Clients and Vendors through our grand Entry! #historicrestoration #2KMarchitects
Construction is set to begin soon on a Bank Operations Center. Follow along the next few months to see the progress! #dronephotography #newconstruction
We are adding 12 classrooms to Euchee Creek Elementary in order to get students out of portables and into the Main Building. The additions follow the character of what’s existing, with updated finishes and lighting. #educationarchitecture #addition #construction #dronephotography
It’s been 10 years since we moved from our cozy 3,000 SF office on Wrightsboro Rd into our 16,000 SF permanent home at 529 Greene Street. From purchase to move-in, we spent nearly three years designing and renovating the 150-year-old #historic structure to make it usable as a working architectural office. Renovations were two-fold. First, we had to correct years of water damage that arose from a lack of air conditioning and roof leaks. Second, we had to peel back the layers of renovations in order to reveal and highlight the original character defining features of the building. Over the next few months, we will showcase the #renovation #transformation 🛠️
Foundations are under way at an exciting new project - a high-residence on the river! Trust us, you are going to want to keep up with this one! #whataview #highendresidence #residentialarchitecture #2kmarchitects
Another project in the books! This time, we created a new dialysis center within an existing medical prison. This project had its challenges, including providing a space that delivers cutting edge treatment in a safe/ secure environment for caregivers and patients. We are proud to say that it has been well received by the Facility, and it will serve as a baseline for other similar centers in the state going forward! #renovation #healthcarearchitecture
Euchee Creek Elementary School is expanding to accommodate a growing student body. In total, we are adding 12 new classrooms and support spaces. We are at the point in construction where the steel roof structure and CMU walls are mostly installed. Next steps will be installing the roof sheathing and standing seam metal so the building can be “dried in”. #educationarchitecture #construction #2kmarchitects
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everybody!!! 🎄🌟
We are happy to support the Fort Gordon Christmas House and its mission to provide presents to the children of our local active-duty military! Also, shout-out to Jim Thorpe at the Ellefson Transportation Group for leading the charge with collecting donations!
We’ve been enjoying the Holidays and good company a little too much around here! Happy Holidays from all of us, to all of you! 🎄
Here is the original concept for the habitable roof upgrades at the Children's Hospital of Georgia. Staff know the importance that daylight and fresh air have on patient recovery so they are making efforts to allow greater access to both while maintaining patient comfort. #sunshade #healthcarearchitecture #2kmarchitects #rendering
We are working with the Children's Hospital of Georgia to put a canopy sunscreen on their 3rd floor roof deck so that it can be enjoyed by patients, even in the heat of summer. Over the weekend, the steel structure for the canopy was craned into place. Things are starting to take shape! #construction #healthcarearchitecture #2kmarchitects
This past week, high school students from around East Georgia met at the Georgia/ Carolina State Fairgrounds to compete in the Associated General Contractors of Georgia Skills Challenge. As the demand for skilled labor continues to increase with each passing year, we applaud what AGC is doing to train the tradesmen of tomorrow. Going forward, we encourage parents who have children that may be interested to get involved. The future of the building industry depends on it!
Ever wonder what it would be like to virtually fly through physical space? We do that every day with our 3D laser scanning technology! The scanner is able to capture field conditions completely, so we don’t have to make repeat trips to the job site. When we aren’t using it for our own benefit, we offer our services to other design professionals and contractors who realize the value of starting a renovation project with accurate plans.
🏆🏆 Grateful for being recognized by @historicaugusta for two Preservation Awards at their annual meeting! The residence at 1006 John's Rd. and the Lucey Craft Laney Museum both contribute to the historic fabric of our community. We have been lucky to work with their Owners to enhance the structures to meet the needs of today. #preservation #historicrehabilitation
Two years ago this month, 2KM started design on the 27,000 SF Classroom Building Addition at Grovetown High School. By combining an expedited design and construction schedule, the building was able to open earlier this year for the start of fall classes. The new building matches the original (2009) in materials and forms, yet the classrooms and lab spaces are updated to support the current curriculum. #newconstruction #design #2kmarchitects
We’d like to shout out one of our company’s seasoned veterans. This month marks Tom Rehder's 20th year with 2KM! In that time, he has served as our subject matter expert on Healthcare Interior design. Fun fact – Tom was the 1st Registered Healthcare Interior Designer in Georgia! We are lucky to have him as part of the team and proud of all he has accomplished in his T W O D E C A D E S of service. Congrats Tom!
We are looking for talent to join the team! At 2KM, we provide the opportunity for professional development through exposure to all aspects of design from conception to closeout. Looking for focused individuals who are eager to learn. For more details, DM or email [email protected] #wearehiring #architect #draftsman #designer #constructionadministration
Well this is pretty neat... One of our projects got the cover image for the top 10 commercial architects in Augusta! Shout out to Amy and Troy at Vance’s Bakery Bar for being awesome clients!
Progress continues on two buildings for the GA Dept. of Veterans Services. The first is a Production Kitchen and the second is a Rehabilitation Facility aimed at reacclimating veterans to civilian life after they've served. We aim to finish up these two buildings soon so they can start serving the men and women who sacrifice for us daily. #thankyouforyourservice #architecture #newconstruction
CMU walls are getting stacked at Grovetown Highschool #constructionprogress #dronephotography #GrovetownHighschool
Last weekend, Brad King and his fellow CKLDP Classmates graduated from their Architecture Leadership Development Program. Looking forward to seeing the strategies and initiatives that these Alumni implement in their practices and communities across Georgia!
Early this year we completed flooring and casework upgrades to several classrooms and corridors at C.T. Walker Magnet School. Our approach was to use bold colors and patterns to promote creative thinking! ✍️
Foundation walls poured ☑️ Masonry ties in place ☑️ Time to insulate and start stacking bricks! #construction #GrovetownHighschool
Project update 🚨 Construction continues at the Columbia County School District-Evans, Georgia Bus Maintenance Facility. This project involved renovating an existing warehouse building into a 15 bay repair shop 🚍 #renovation #wheelsonthebusgoroundandround
Groovy tunes and dancing, courtesy of the Emerald Empire Band!
Celebratory Speeches and a Special Dedication at our 25th Anniversary Party.