This 18,000 sf pre-engineered metal building houses a school that provides mission-driven students with FAA-certified training in aircraft maintenance and flight. The building contains administrative and teaching faculty offices, classrooms, and hands-on workshops. A large hangar-type overhead door allows aircraft access to the hangar area for assembly/disassembly of the aircraft, its engine, and all associated parts. Welding stations, a metal shop, and ample storage areas are provided adjacent to the hangar area. Omega Architects chose a simple, clean design for the building's exterior. Omega Architects also provided all site design services. The rendering below was used for fundraising for this non-profit organization.
This project is an economical combination of two separate restaurant lease spaces. The structure is clean and simple, yet bold and easily identified from a distance. The building can accommodate two separate drive-up windows if necessary. The parking lot is combined with a parking lot from an adjacent gas station/C-store under the same ownership. The building’s value is enhanced by both tenants sharing an existing water well and sanitary sewer drain field with the C-store. Additional savings are realized by having a common entry that is dramatic and identifiable. The main entry vestibule also contains shared toilet rooms, freeing up more floor area for seating in each lease space.
This speculative design venture illustrates the type of care and design consideration Omega Architects often provides to our established clients in order to properly assist them in determining the development potential of a site and help them secure a commission. The site had an array of physical and zoning constraints that dictated design and driveway locations. Omega Architects provided different site designs for one dual occupant restaurant, a three party building, two separate buildings, and a new building with a shared access driveway and shared parking with an existing adjacent building. In this instance, Omega also produced a potential exterior design concept to further help sell the design.
This 4,000 sf office building was designed to house the owner's 2,500 sf dental office suite and allow for a 1,500 sf lease space that would serve as future expansion space for the dental office. The building is located on a quiet feeder street located between a busy thoroughfare and an up-scale residential neighborhood. The building's exterior design, consisting of steep sloping shingled roofs, brick veneer, and lushly landscaped grounds, allows the building to settle unassumingly into its neighborhood suburban environment.
This project site featured a relatively level building area bordered by a short, steep slope descending to a wetland area. Omega Architects provided schematic site plan design, positioning two 18-unit buildings and one 12-unit building on the site along with required parking, drive lanes and carports. The buildings were all designed to be built along the slope with a mid-level entry on the front side and a lower level walk-out and mid and upper level decks to the rear. All units feature two bedrooms, with all the upper floor units designed with a third, loft bedroom accessed by a steel spiral stair. After schematic site design the owner enlisted the services of a civil engineer to provide, final site construction documents including storm water detention, soil erosion control, wetlands issues and all required municipal approvals. All units were positioned for maximum visual enjoyment of the heavily wooded wetlands.
Omega Architects assisted the owner with converting a former freestanding bank building into a new Subway. Omega provided interior planning assistance and drawings to modify the site flow, including parking and a new drive-up window and traffic lane. Very few modifications were applied to the building exterior.
The owner purchased an existing Wendy's restaurant. Omega Architects added an exterior cooler/freezer accessed from inside the building and left the remainder of the site and drive-up window intact. The kitchen and dining room were completely remodeled to reflect the Dunkin Donuts corporate standards. Omega Architects redesigned the existing pylon sign to allow it to be seen from a much further distance in both directions.
This subway franchise was added to the end of an existing Mobil gas station. Omega Architects designed the addition to seamlessly blend with the existing exterior finish and architectural design. The finished product is virtually indistinguishable as an addition. Omega also used its extensive experience with Subway interior design to ensure a proper customer flow from the gas station c-store through the Subway.
The owner of this downtown deli wished to expand and renovate its space in the historic Flat Iron Building. Omega Architects, working hand-in-hand with their structural engineering consultant, helped the owner determine which existing bearing walls could most economically be removed and floors above re-supported and still accommodate the owner's need for more waiting and dining area, as well as improved customer and kitchen flow.
The owner was unsuccessful in a zoning appeal to add 150 s.f. across the front of the existing store. After the denial, Omega Architects crafted a design which allowed the owner to add 1,000 s.f. of additional seating, barrier free toilet rooms, and a new main entryway from a much needed expanded parking area. All improvements were allowed within current zoning ordinances with a simple zoning staff approval, no planning commission or zoning appeals board review required.
Omega Architects worked with the developer/general contractor on this single family residential community. These homes were designed using the concrete tunnel forms similar to many of the apartment complexes Omega has designed. Each of the seven houses has an attached garage and second floor. There are four and five bedroom homes all with spacious and open living areas, ample closet space and a laundry/utility room.
Omega Architects designed direct access condos for Burton's Landing Condominums. These 24 direct access units each come with their own garage and laundry room as well as patios and decks. There are two bedroom units and two bedrooms with a loft in these buildings. These two 12 unit buildings were deigned to blend in to the existing apartment complex while provided newer, more spacious condominums.
Highpointe Apartments has 250 units in it's complex. Some of these units have a separate entrance while others have a shared entrance. Each unit has a walk-in pantry and an open, modern floor plan. There are one and two bedroom units and one and two bedroom units with a loft.
Woodfield and Woodfield East Apartments is a large complex with a total of 875 units. There are one and two bedroom apartments, some with an additional loft that can be used as another bedroom or secondary living area. These buildings have a shared entrance and laundry rooms on the main floor. Most apartments have either a walk-out patio or a deck.
Wimbledon Apartments in Grandville has a total of 325 apartments. This apartment complex has both 12 and 24 unit buildings. Each building houses one and two bedroom apartments with an additional loft on the upper floors. The apartments have spacious living areas that include a large living room, dining room and kitchen along with decks and patios for most units.