EAPC is a full-service consulting firm offering architectural, engineering, wind energy consulting, and construction management services from offices in North Dakota, Minnesota and Vermont.
EAPC was first commissioned to provide limited schematic design services to the extent of preparing/reviewing functional and spatial programs, developing preliminary layouts and project budges for the facility. EAPC was subsequently awarded the project that developed from the initial study. The program included a 73,000 SF student wellness facility featuring a 3-court gymnasium with cross-court championship court, racquetball courts, climbing wall, elevated indoor walk/running track, cardio and weight areas, fitness floor, group exercise rooms, locker rooms, family locker room, expanded Division 1 varsity locker rooms and instruction facilities, conference rooms, and juice bar. EAPC services included master planning, programming, code analysis, site development and parking, architecture, interior design, structural/civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, cost estimating and rendering.
Choice Health & Fitness Center is a 160,000 SF facility residing on a 17 acre site with approximately 440 spaces. Recreation facilities within the building include a 44,665 SF Tennis facility with observation deck, a 14,400 SF gymnasium housing two full-size basketball courts, and a 12,145 SF aquatics area, which houses a zero-depth entry pool with play features, a lazy river, a 3-lane lap pool, and two 25 foot waterslides, all totaling 6,792 SF of water surface area. Additional recreation space includes Open Fitness areas totaling 14,830 SF and four group exercise rooms ranging from 1092 SF to 1921 SF. Seven laps on the indoor running track at the Wellness Center totals one mile. Auxiliary spaces in the building include both male and female locker rooms, each of approximately 3500 SF with 200 lockers, a 4500 SF lobby featuring a deli, retail store, and two party rooms, and 1745 of dividable meeting space with storage and a kitchen. Choice Health & Fitness also includes 850 SF of space for the USDA, and 11,800 SF of space for Altru Health System.
The Williston State College Northwest Area Career and Technology Center is a new facility for WSC. EAPC was retained to provide architecture and engineering services by WSC because of our similar project experience across the state of North Dakota. The $5 million, 34,750 SF building houses six programs including Welding, Building Trades, Transportation, Electronics, Multi-Media, and Sustainability and is located on the east edge of the campus. The facility consists of a 24,000 SF, high bay, pre-engineered steel building for Welding, Building Trades, and Transportation Labs. Attached to this preengineered structure is a 10,750 SF conventionally framed steel structure administration and education wing.
The project consists of a 52,000 SF long term care and transitional care component to Eventide’s Sheyenne Crossings West Fargo Campus for senior living communities. This is Eventide’s first venture for long term care in North Dakota. Eventide Senior Living Communities has been a cornerstone with senior living care in Moorhead, MN since 1951. In working with Eventide’s building committee, EAPC introduced a single story addition with a two-story connection of activity spaces and supporting elements linking three components of Independent Living, Assisted Living/Memory Care and Nursing Home. The new addition incorporates administration office suite, physical & occupational therapy, commercial & personal laundry, multi-purpose activity center, central bathing, beauty salon, concierge kitchen and transitional & nursing home wing. As a client, Eventide wanted to provide a new living concept for senior care. The concept of “neighborhood” or “pod community” was entrenched into the design team early in the design phase. The project added two wings with four neighborhoods of 16 living units that surround a central Activity & Dining area and support spaces. Each living unit was designed to include a featured wall in the living area, roll-in shower in the toilet room, multi-task wall lighting above the bed and individual heating & cooling. 26 of the 60 living units are equipped with an integrated ceiling lift system that provides an extra level of care without sacrificing dignity for the residents. This project is of significant size and complexity requiring EAPC’s full services: architectural, interior design, civil, structural, mechanical, and electrical engineering, and cost estimating.
This project includes remodeling of a single story office building, approximately 40,390 SF. The project encompass a multi-phase total renovation of the interior space. The goal of the project was to improve the efficiency and working dynamics of the multiple departments. Phase 1 involved two departments. One department required 15 private offices, 8 work stations, an open work area, board room and support spaces. The other department required 4 private offices, conference room, 6 work stations and enclosed work area. Other programmed spaces included in Phase 1, is the Cafeteria, Work Room, Mail Room and Storage. Phase 2 involved restructuring three different departments to allow 3 private offices to oversee their department personnel with a total of 26 work stations. We created a more distinct working area and isolate file storage areas. An intensive ceiling design divided each department while maintaining an open office feel. Phase 3 involves a large multi-purpose auditorium space capable of sub-dividing into 3 generous size meeting rooms. The entire mechanical system will be removed and replaced with ground-source geothermal HVAC system. New construction to consist of metal stud framing, drywall partitions, acoustical ceilings, carpet, vinyl flooring, folding partitions, wall covering, geothermal well field, HVAC systems, plumbing, electrical power, and lighting. New HVAC system contains a Heat Recovery Chiller, variable volume hot and chilled water systems, and variable volume Air Handling Units to minimize building operating costs. The building will be continually occupied during construction. EAPC services included architecture, interior design, structural engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and construction management.
The Slaaten Learning Center is a College of Business remodel on the third floor of Old Main at Minot State University. The project was funded by Doris Slaaten, a former professor at the college. It was formerly used for a computer lab and computer repair classes. The project objective was to turn the labs into flexible instructional space designed to simulate the corporate business environment. The new classrooms include a formal board room with full conferencing capabilities, group and individual study areas, and a student organization meeting room. EAPC services included architecture and construction management.
North Dakota State University's Wallman Wellness Center is a spacious 74,000 squre-foot facility that emphasizes added capacity with an architectural character that reflects the University's most valuable resource - its people. The newly expanded facility blends seamlessly with the existing wellness center and features an array of amenities, including a three-story climbing pinnacle with separate top-rope climbing and bouldering wall, expanded cardio areas, new circuit and free-weight space, as well as new group exercise rooms for aerobics, martial arts and spinning. A three-court gymnasium accommodates intramurals, basketball, volleyball, badminton, and a multi-activity court (MAC) houses indoor soccer, in-line hockey, basketball and tennis. Four racquetball courts, observation lounges, newly expanded and modernized locker rooms, and an elevated walk/run track located on the mezzanine level round out the facility's added features. There are also larger child care facilities, administration space, a logo shop, fitness testing, health education, and massage rooms.
This largely formed concrete structure houses the University's School of Business. It has two-story, teired, "smart" class rooms, enclosed connecting link walkway, 212 teired seat auditorium, student gathing space, coffee shop and takes advantage of one of the best views of Bismarck. This project was to create a bold architectural design to inspire students and reaffirm the University's progressive values, establish a design aesthetic complimentary to the adjacent chapel and monastery designed by iconic modernist architect Marcel Breuer, and to exploit the site's hilltop location by emphasizing the sweeping views of the Missouri River Valley.
The building has a variety of purposes, including classrooms, learning labs and administrative offices. The building id designed to meet the requirements of Silver-level LEED Certification. EAPC services included programming, code analysis, architecture, interior design, cost estimating and construction observation services.