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There is a saying that you can’t go home again. Essentially, it means after leaving a small community for a metropolis, you’ll never be able settle back into a simpler lifestyle or recapture days of yore. Six business partners in Saxapahaw, N.C., would beg to differ.
So I’ve got a story for you. This is usually the phrase that causes friends to fill up their coffee cup or order another beer (and the occasional few to recall they need to be somewhere else) because this isn’t going to be brief.
- A new ‘heart and soul’ at Durham Academy Read more: The Herald-Sun - A new ‘heart and soul’ at Durham Academy
DURHAM – When Durham Academy’s Upper School campus was built in 1973, things were a little different. For one, there were about half the students as there are now. For another, students back in ’73 were still apt to bury their faces in books. Now, they’re more likely to have their eyes glued to computer screens.
Read more: The Herald-Sun - A new ‘heart and soul’ at Durham Academy
- Building careers find slot at Holton
That is because the Hillside High School junior, a beginning carpentry student at the Holton Career and Resource Center, is benefiting from a new partnership.
District officials and more than a dozen allies gathered in the Holton carpentry lab Thursday morning to hear the Durham Careers in Construction Committee announce that it is officially taking Holton under its wing.
- C.T. Wilson’s move to grow operation a sign of the time
The C.T. Wilson Construction Co. soon will move into a bigger home down the road in Durham, and Vice President Charlie Wilson says it will be a bittersweet occasion.
- Campus ’golden’ for LEED
Golden Belt has become the first historic campus in the Southeast to achieve the Gold certification for LEED, developer Scientific Properties announced Monday.
- City saving $1.2M on center repairs
DURHAM — Administrators say they’ll save more than $1.2 million on repairs to three city recreation centers by using traditional bidding to find contractors, instead of assigning the work to a single construction-management firm.
The savings on the W.D. Hill, Edison Johnson and Weaver Street centers will enable the city to go through with planned repairs to two other facilities that budget shortfalls formerly jeopardized.
- Contemporary Art Museum set to begin construction
The Contemporary Art Museum said Tuesday it plans to begin construction in the first quarter of 2010 on a 20,000-square-foot museum, including galleries and classrooms, in downtown Raleigh.
The museum, which has been in the works for years, will be located at a renovated warehouse at West Martin Street in a conclave of historic buildings called The Depot District. Architectural firms Clearscapes and Pugh + Scarpa have completed the designs, and C.T. Wilson has been chosen as the general contractor. The city of Raleigh has granted a building permit.
- COTE Award
C. T. Wilson and architect, Belk Architecture recently received the AIANC Committee on Environment (COTE) Award for their work restoring the Golden Belt Warehouses in Durham. This is a LEED registered project, and has applied for Gold Level certification. The restoration involved the preparation of the inside of five historic buildings for a large-scale renovation into a mixed use community of Artist Studios, Loft Apartments, Commercial, and Recreational spaces. Beginning the summer of 2007 the emphasis was on subdividing a long, well-lit 46,000 SF warehouse into apartments with a central hall and renovated industrial windows looking out onto an up and coming part of town. Immediately adjacent is a 16,000 SF warehouse which was up fitted into working artist studios. C.T. Wilson worked with the client on the budgeting and design phases to efficiently and effectively bring these buildings back to full glory. This is a 129,840 square foot renovation.
- Durham Academy Welcomes Back Charlie Wilson
C.T. Wilson Vice-President and Alumnus of Durham Academy, Charlie Wilson, is excited to be involved in the new Information Commons Project at Durham Academy.
- Golden Belt earns regional-first LEED Gold for entire arts campus
Getting a LEED Gold certification for the use of sustainable green-building techniques is a hard enough thing to achieve that, when you can do it for a historic renovation project, you’re in pretty exclusive company. Boston’s First Church of Christ, Scientist. A 1905 structure at President Lincoln’s Cottage in Washington, DC. The Council on Foreign Relations HQ in the capitol... to name a few prominent examples.
- New Contemporary Art Museum aims to stir Raleigh's artistic pulse
In past lives, the unassuming brick warehouse at the corner of West Martin and Harrington streets in downtown Raleigh moved produce, paint and chrome bumpers.
- Saturdays and her life in Saxapahaw
Heather LaGarde moved back to North Carolina eight years ago because she fell in love with a barn.
- Saxapahaw mill project
Durham-based C.T. Wilson Construction Co. has begun renovating the southern section of a historic mill in Alamance County that will house 16 of 29 planned condominiums.
- SEEDS breaks ground on expansion
The SEEDS program began in 1994 to encourage community building through gardening. In keeping with that mission, the organization held a groundbreaking ceremony for a facility expansion that traded the more traditional shovels in the dirt for a symbolic gesture.