On Thursday, December 10, 101NQ was recognized as the Project of the Year by ABC Keystone at the organization’s annual Excellence in Construction awards ceremony. Project of the Year candidates are selected for a project’s subjective ‘WOW’ factor in the following areas (in no particular order):
- Community impact
- Client satisfaction
- Design features
- Positive notoriety or high-profile of the project
“It is a true testament to each team members’ ongoing commitment to our Clients For Life mission and our core values that we are able to celebrate another successful milestone in what continues to be a challenging year,” said Vice President Brett Calabretta. “It is an honor to see our team and our trade partners recognized by so many in our community for their continued dedication and hard work.”
This extensive, block-altering redevelopment breathes new life into a formerly vacant four-story, 198,000 square foot windowless structure in the heart of downtown Lancaster. The building was in desperate need of a makeover to complement the surrounding neighborhood’s vibrant climate.
With the transformation of the Bulova Building to 101NQ, this project has completely changed the face of downtown Lancaster. The revitalized space brings news jobs and businesses into the city, driving the economic growth of Lancaster. Luxury condos provide additional housing, attracting new residents to Lancaster city.
Additionally, Warfel received Excellence and Merit awards for several projects from both ABC Keystone and ABC Eastern PA.
The 188,000 sf Building M consists of class-A laboratory and office space above a ground-level parking garage. Spaces are designed to accommodate large biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical lab areas, with offices and conference rooms.
A large-scale, technically challenging, and ever-changing project, Lancaster Labs tested the Warfel team to scale for project success. With advanced lab spaces and complex mechanical systems, the building required extensive planning, detailed management, and committed teamwork. An in-house MEP coordinator was instrumental in ensuring that the building’s complex systems were installed correctly.
Located on the edge of Masonic Village at Elizabethtown’s campus, the Whisk Cafe is in a restored commercial unit which the Warfel team converted into a unique, farm-to-table restaurant. Serving the Masonic Village and greater Elizabethtown Community, the renovated space features more natural light, new MEP systems, and commercial kitchen equipment. Extensive planning was required to keep the project on a tight schedule, and special care was taken to ensure utilities were appropriately coordinated in conjunction with another contractor working on Masonic Village’s busy campus.
Several years ago, Menno Haven embarked on a master plan project to rejuvenate their campus, including a centrally-located resident life center. Residents had very little space on campus to socialize, and desired a location to meet with their friends, enjoy a variety of entertainment, and access special services.
The new, two-story Life Center provides amenities that residents previously lacked, including a salt room, movie theatre, beauty salon, massage rooms, outdoor putting green, and more. Specialty finishes installed throughout the building required extensive coordination and consultation with vendors to ensure that materials were installed correctly. Our team worked in close virtual partnership with the architect, based in Nebraska, to ensure that design standards were met.
A creative restoration of a quickly-deteriorating parking lot, the LA Fitness Parking Lot Restoration required extensive planning to ensure that the gym could remain open while significant portions of its parking lot were renovated. During a multi-phased process, team members carefully evaluated existing conditions, used new construction methods to maintain costs, extensive safety measures to protect workers and nearby pedestrians, and communicated effectively to ensure LA Fitness’ business continuity.
Originally planned as a new building on Chatham Financial’s Kennett Square campus, this project was reimagined to re-purpose an existing vacant office building nearby. Through creative planning and close communication with stakeholders, the team transformed an outdated, 80s-era office space into a fresh, modern home for the growing financial services company.
The extensive interior renovation includes slab cuts in a second floor, integration of a large, eye catching staircase with new skylights above, advanced telecommunications and access control systems, special focus and conference room, and multiple break rooms and cafeteria spaces.
A Chambersburg, PA-based Life Plan Community, SpiriTrust Lutheran’s Village at Luther Ridge community provides care for all stages of senior living. To serve a rapidly growing community, the Village at Luther Ridge project encompassed a large addition to serve two skilled care neighborhoods and a rehab facility.
Built adjacent to existing buildings, the Luther Ridge addition required multiple tie-ins to allow residents to travel throughout the community more easily. Extensive planning was required to minimize disturbance to the community members, including coordination with utility companies to relocate existing systems that ran through the footprint of the new building. Additionally, winter weather made schedule adherence particularly challenging, as cold temperatures required additional measures to maintain the aggressive timeline.
Encompassing a total of six buildings, the scope of each renovation varied over each of the past five summers. Work ranged from extensive interior demolition and renovations to inside-the-box refresh of dorm rooms, corridors, bathroom stacks, HVAC systems, etc. Scope also included large-scale exterior renovations, such as roofing and new additions inclusive of elevators and stair towers.
Extremely important to student satisfaction, a main focus each summer included complete bathroom redesigns from traditional ‘gang’ hall baths to gender neutral common sink areas with private bath and shower rooms. Additionally, room upgrades focused on more efficient use of space with removal of unsightly MEP elements such as pipes, heating elements etc.
Cokesbury Village features a large apartment building that immediately faces the entrance to the community. Built several decades ago, the apartment building previously presented a stark, concrete-heavy exterior.
Through an extensive façade restoration that encompassed updated plumbing and the installation of dividing walls, Warfel Construction worked with the community to make balconies safer for residents. The new balcony separation walls provide additional privacy and security for each resident, enhancing their quality of life and provided much-needed secure access to fresh air during our current environment.
Built to replace part of the campus that tragically burnt in 2017, the Preston Residence brings new life to the Barclay Friends community. This West Chester campus addition is designed to look like a group of townhouses, complimenting the residential neighborhoods in the surrounding area.
Encompassing significant site work, this campus addition included complicated building tie-ins, advanced MEP systems, and high-end finishes throughout the building, all while maintaining existing operations. Exterior gardens and seating areas provide residents with access to controlled outdoor spaces, while two new commercial kitchens offer a variety of healthy meals for residents and staff.