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Manhattan Construction Company begins construction on Patterson Mansion in Washington, DC.

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Patterson Mansion

Washington, D.C.   Manhattan Construction Co. has begun renovation work and  new construction on the 67,000-square-foot Patterson Mansion project located in Washington D.C.’s Dupont Circle. Manhattan Construction is providing pre-construction and construction management services for the building owners and joint developers, DC-based SB-Urban, LLC and Rooney Properties, LLC. Demolition work, which was recently completed, began in August 2015. Hartman-Cox Architects is the architect.

“The Patterson Mansion is an exquisite historical structure with an ornate artisan-carved limestone exterior. It served as the home of President Calvin Coolidge and hosted famous guests like Charles Lindbergh,” said George Kreis, senior vice president of Manhattan Construction Co. “It is thrilling to renovate the walls that hold so much history and, as a builder, it is an honor to restore the intricate craftsmanship of the original constructors, who completed the home in 1903.” 

The Patterson Mansion, a historic Neoclassical-style mansion, will be converted into 93 fully-furnished, luxury studios.  The 25,000-square-foot existing five-story mansion structure and the new 42,000-square-foot, eight-story addition will include a workout facility, library, dining room with large shared kitchen, bar and party area, and an outdoor terrace for resident interaction.

The 112-year-old Patterson Mansion was previously owned by The Washington Club, one of the District’s oldest women’s social clubs since 1951. The house was originally designed for entertaining. President Calvin Coolidge and his wife lived there in 1927 while the White House was being renovated, and Charles Lindbergh was a visitor in June of that year. The house remained in the Patterson family until 1948, when long-time resident Eleanor (Cissy) Patterson died and left the property to the American Red Cross. The Red Cross sold the house to the Washington Club three years later. The Patterson House was listed in the DC Inventory of Historic Sites in 1964 and the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.

Image credit:  Hartman-Cox Architects.

About Manhattan Construction:

Founded in 1896, Manhattan Construction is consistently recognized nationally by Engineering News-Record as a top 20 general builder. Manhattan Construction operates from offices in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, Okla.; Dallas and Houston, Texas; Naples, Fort Myers, Sarasota, Kissimmee, Fla.; Washington, D.C.; and Atlanta, Ga. Manhattan Construction’s building portfolio includes corporate headquarters, institutional, healthcare, office, hospitality and leisure, sports and entertainment, aviation, retail, and judicial facilities throughout the United States, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. For more information visit: www.manhattanconstruction.com. www.manhattanconstruction.com.

 

Video: Oklahoma Capitol Restoration proposed master plan and long-range vision

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

 

A beacon of progress and development for the next century.

The Oklahoma Capitol building was designed and constructed a century ago. Our Manhattan Construction and Frankfurt-Short-Bruza team has been working on a collaborative effort with the State of Oklahoma to develop the Capitol’s first-ever master plan and long-range vision. The proposal addresses the State Capitol Repairs Expenditure Oversight Committee’s (SCREOC’s) goals and criteria, and provides solutions to the requirements requested by the Office of Management & Enterprise Services (OMES). The proposal addresses the highest priorities of repairing vital infrastructure and utilities, and establishes a master plan and long-range vision for continued improvements to what Dr. Bob Blackburn, deputy executive director of the Oklahoma Historical Society, refers to as “Artifact Number One.” Our team is excited to share the proposed vision in this video animation, which was presented to the Oklahoma legislature today.

Michael McIntyre joins Manhattan Construction as vice president

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

Michael McIntyre

Michael McIntyre has joined Manhattan Construction Co. as vice president specializing in healthcare sector construction. He brings three decades of healthcare construction experience to Manhattan, including $3 billion of healthcare program management, construction management and design-build project experience.

“Mike’s background includes providing construction management services for some of nation’s largest healthcare systems,” said Manhattan Construction President John Reyhan. “It is a pleasure to welcome him to our team, which is dedicated to promoting quality and innovation in planning, design and construction for our clients.”

McIntyre most recently worked as national account and healthcare operations manager for Jacobs Program Management Co. Examples of his project experience includes account management of Kaiser Permanente’s Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quality (IDIQ) Program in Oakland, California, pre-construction management for an integrated design-build project for Detroit Medical Center in Michigan, planning and pre-construction program leader of Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Diagnostic Treatment and Food Service Pavilion in Miami, Florida. McIntyre has worked with some of the country’s most innovative and leading edge healthcare and research institutions, including The University of Michigan and Emory University Hospital, providing planning, pre-construction, construction management, commissioning and project activation services.  

McIntyre graduated with a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) from the University of South Florida and a bachelor of science in environmental engineering from Central Michigan University. He is licensed as a certified general contractor in Florida and is a LEED Accredited Professional BD+C by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Manhattan’s Matt Martinez named 2015 “Under 40” honoree by Construction Equipment Magazine

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

Matt Martinez

We are excited to share that Manhattan Construction Company Safety Director Matt Martinez has been selected by Construction Equipment Magazine as a 2015 Under 40 award winner. The Under 40 in Construction Equipment Awards honors those under 40 years of age who will lead the equipment industry into the future. Martinez will appear in the November issue of Construction Equipment Magazine.

“Matt has developed a reputation of service and dedication that is looked up to by his peers and appreciated by our clients, who recognize Matt’s ability to understand their project needs and deliver while raising the bar regarding safety benchmarks,” said Manhattan Construction Project Director Kyle Nelson. “We are honored to have Matt on our team.”

For nearly 20 years, Martinez has worked as a safety professional on a number of complicated projects including a $400 million hospital replacement project. His excitement for safety and its importance to the overall success of the construction team is contagious. Martinez is the youngest member of Manhattan Construction’s safety advisory board and was recently asked to join Call Okie 811, where he will serve on the Operating Committee.

Manhattan Road and Bridge Company expands operations in Florida

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

Tampa, Florida

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Manhattan Construction Group announces the expansion of its bridge building operation into the Florida market with the opening of a new full-service office for its subsidiary Manhattan Road and Bridge Co. in Fort Myers, Florida. The new office is home to human resource functions, training, sales and operations support for the company’s bridge construction team members in Florida.

“We began taking part in the Florida bridge-building market during the last year and this permanent office represents our commitment to the Florida community and us as a solid competitor in this market,” said Manhattan Road and Bridge Co. President Mike Webb. “We are committing several of our experienced resources to supplement our local presence to accelerate our presence in the market.”

“With a 59-year track record, our portfolio of work includes everything from massive inner city bridge projects to intricate decorative and stained concrete bridge construction throughout Oklahoma and Arkansas, said Webb. “This includes turn-key bridge projects, bridge repair and pile driving services.”

The Manhattan name is not new to Southwest Florida. Manhattan Construction Group has a corporate presence in Naples, Florida, and its subsidiary Manhattan Construction Florida, LLC, which provides building construction management services, has office locations in Naples, Fort Myers and Tampa.

About Manhattan Road and Bridge Co. (www.manhattanrb.com):

Ranked 14th in the nation on Engineering News-Record’s 2014 top bridge contractors list, Manhattan Road & Bridge Co. provides bridge and heavy infrastructure construction services throughout Oklahoma, Arkansas and Florida. Manhattan Road and Bridge Co. is a subsidiary of Manhattan Construction Group. Other subsidiaries include Manhattan Construction Co., Manhattan Pipeline, LLC, Cantera Concrete Co. and Spectrum Contracting, Inc. Services include Builder-Driven Pre-Construction®, construction management, general building, design-build and turn-key projects, roads, bridges, civil works, pipeline and specialty construction. Manhattan works in the U.S., Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.

Manhattan’s Craig Abbott named BD+C Magazine 2015 “40 Under 40” Honoree

Monday, September 28th, 2015

Manhattan's Craig Abbott Honored

Manhattan Construction Company Project Director Craig Abbott has been named among Building Design + Construction’s “40 Under 40 Class of 2015.” Building Design + Construction (BD+C) magazine, a national building industry publication, selects honorees based on the individual’s career achievements, service to their profession and communities, and active participation in charitable work. Abbott’s project story is located in Building Design + Construction’s September 2015 issue (page U40/5) and on their website.

“I am honored to have worked with Craig on many complex projects over the last nine years and know he is a true standout in the industry,” said Mark Penny, Manhattan Construction Company Texas-area senior vice president. “We are very proud to have Craig as part of the Manhattan family, and are thrilled that the industry recognized him for his exemplary efforts.”

During Abbott’s nine years with Manhattan, he has been involved in more than $987 million on various project types including AT&T Stadium, Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary and Student Housing, Grand Prairie Public Safety Building and FAA Southwest Region Headquarters. Off the clock Craig coaches his daughter’s little league team and Manhattan’s team for their annual softball tournament.

Abbott graduated with a construction management degree from Oklahoma State University. He is also a LEED Accredited Professional, a certification earned through the U.S. Green Building Council.

 

Todd Gnospelius joins Manhattan Construction as Director of Business Development

Monday, September 21st, 2015

Todd Gnospelius

Manhattan Construction Co. announces Todd Gnospelius as director of business development for the company’s Houston-area office. Gnospelius responsibilities include business opportunity identification, market intelligence, client engagement and long-term client relationship management for the southeast Texas region.

With his involvement in more than $6 billion in construction projects, Gnospelius’s brings valuable field expertise to help clients from the early stages of exploring options for pre-construction and construction services through project completion and warranty. His project portfolio is diverse and includes medium to mega-size projects in multiple sectors in southeast Texas spanning aviation, commercial office, correctional, healthcare, federal and non-process industrial. Prior to joining Manhattan, Gnospelius was part of national aviation and federal sector teams for another construction firm.

Gnospelius holds a degree in construction management from Sam Houston State University. He is a LEED Accredited Professional with the U.S. Green Building Council and is actively involved in Urban Land Institute (ULI), National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), and other Houston-area organizations.

Manhattan Construction’s Houston office opened in 1942 and is well-known for building city icons, including BVAA Compass Stadium and NRG Stadium. The Company is currently building the$145 million United Airlines New Terminal C North at Houston Intercontinental Airport.

About Manhattan Construction 

Founded in 1896, Manhattan Construction is consistently recognized by Engineering News-Record as a top general builder. Manhattan is a twelve-time Associated Builders and Contractor (ABC) Accredited Quality Contractor, and four-time STEP Diamond award winner – the highest honor of the Safety Training and Evaluation Process program. The company’s services include Builder-Driven Pre-Construction®, construction management, general building, design-build and turn-key projects. Manhattan’s portfolio includes corporate headquarters, institutional, health care, office, hospitality and leisure, sports, entertainment, aviation, retail and government facilities throughout the United States, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. For more information visit: www.manhattanconstruction.com

Manhattan Construction wins four Excellence in Construction honors

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Manhattan Florida Excellence In Construction Awards

TAMPA – The Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) Florida Gulf Coast Chapter honored Manhattan Construction with four Excellence in Construction Awards. Manhattan Construction team members were presented the honors at the awards banquet held Friday, April 17, at the Hilton Tampa Downtown in Tampa, Florida.

ABC’s Awards of Excellence Program is a premier construction industry competition that recognizes outstanding construction projects from the Florida Gulf Coast area. Projects are judged on safety, innovation, quality, scheduling, degree of difficulty and opportunities created for the local construction community. Manhattan Construction received ABC Excellence in Construction Awards for:

  • Gordon River Greenway Park project in Naples, Florida won an Eagle Award in the “Construction of a Public Park” category. The 124-acre park included more than two miles of boardwalks and nature trails, shade structures, canoe/kayak launch facility, two pedestrian bridges and a new Naples Zoo parking facility. Manhattan Construction was the general contractor and Q Grady Minor & Associates was the engineer.

  • CenturyLink Sports Complex Renovation – Improvements to the Minnesota Twins Spring Training Facility project in Fort Myers, Florida won an Eagle Award  in the “Sports Complex Over $25 million” category. The phased project included a new residential player development academy, minor league clubhouse renovations, addition of a 360-degree boardwalk, new agility field and practice field, expanded and upgraded concourses, major league clubhouse expansion, press box renovations, new suites and upgraded seating. Manhattan Twins, A Joint Venture (Manhattan Construction, Chris-tel Construction, Casey Construction) was the construction manager and Populous was the architect.

  • Urban Style Flats Parking Garage project in St. Petersburg, Florida won an Eagle Award in the “Commercial Construction Under $5 million” category. The 183,000-square-foot, four-story precast concrete parking garage provided 483 parking spaces. Manhattan Construction was the design-build contractor and TRC Worldwide Engineering was the engineer.

  • Pasco County Data Center project in Dade City, Florida won a Merit Award in the “General Contractor Institutional $10-25 million” category.  The 57,000-square-foot, two-story facility is used to house Pasco County’s information technology support systems and the supervisor of elections.  Manhattan Construction was the general contractor and Fleischman Garcia Architects was the architect. 

About Manhattan Construction:

Founded in 1896, Manhattan Construction is consistently recognized nationally by Engineering News-Record as a top general builder. Manhattan Construction operates from offices in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, Okla.; Dallas and Houston, Texas; Naples, Fort Myers,  and Tampa, Florida; Washington, D.C.; and Atlanta, Georgia. Manhattan Construction’s building portfolio includes corporate headquarters, institutional, health care, office, hospitality and leisure, sports and entertainment, aviation, retail and government facilities throughout the United States, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. For more information visit: www.manhattanconstruction.com.

Brent Collins Named Oklahoma Magazine “40 Under 40” Honoree

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

Brent Collins Manhattan Construction 

Manhattan Construction Company Senior Superintendent Brent Collins has been selected by Oklahoma Magazine as a “40 Under 40 Class of 2015” honoree. Each year Oklahoma Magazine recognizes 40 young professionals who have worked hard to be successful at a young age. Collin’s profile story is located in Oklahoma Magazine’s April 2015 issue (page 69) and also on their website.

“Brent represents Manhattan Construction in an exemplary manner through his professionalism and the time that he gives to the community,” said Mark O’Rear, Manhattan Construction Oklahoma City-area senior vice president. “We are honored to have him on our team.”

During Collins’s 13 years at Manhattan Construction, he has been involved in more than $350 million in projects, including the Chesapeake Energy Arena Addition, Osler Hotel Renovation, First Council Casino, several projects for The University of Oklahoma, and most recently the Oklahoma Capitol Restoration – Interior Rehabilitation Project. In his spare time, Collins enjoys giving back to his community. He is a volunteer at WildCare Oklahoma, where he is managing the construction of a new rehabilitation facility. He also is involved with Rebuilding Together OKC, an organization that works to improve the homes and lives of low-income, elderly homeowners in the Oklahoma City metro area.

Collins graduated with a construction science degree from the University of Oklahoma in 2001. He is also a LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP), a certification earned through the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

 

Moore Haven students celebrate opening of new Junior/Senior High School building

Monday, March 9th, 2015

Moore Haven Media Center 

Moore Haven, Fla. - Moore Haven student class presidents and vice presidents from grades seven through 12 officially opened their new Moore Haven Junior/Senior High School with a ceremonial ribbon cutting Feb. 17. During the ceremony, the builder Manhattan Construction turned over the facility on time, in front of the student body, to the Glades County School District. The 109,564-square-foot facility, designed by Schenkel Shultz Architecture, includes a two-story 24 classroom wing, an interactive media center, cafeteria with interior and exterior dining, gymnasium and state of the art 512-seat auditorium.  

Moore Haven Gym

“You can tell by the look in their (students) eyes they like it,” said Glades County Superintendent Scott Bass.  “Coming from our old school in to this new facility, with a whole new sense of look at what we have to be proud of, I really expect to see our students’ academic performance increase.”

Moore Haven Auditorium

 The new building plan to replace the 65-year-old school building has been in works for more than eight years, said Bass. Initially, the District, which is supported by a small rural community, was unable to bond a project of this size. They had to qualify for special facility funding from the state after it was determined the school fell within a “critical need” classification. According to Bass, the District was spending between $5,000 to $10,000 annually to keep the fire alarm within code, the gymnasium was not air conditioned, and many other parts of the half-century-old school building were in dire need of updating. With the District’s hard work, multiple visits from the Department of Education, and support from local government representatives, the funding was approved in 2013.

Because of the unique opportunity, the District knew they had to get it right while also planning for the future. “The design is really innovative, we wanted to make sure something was built that would stand the test of time with all the changes in education,” commented Bass. 

The remainder of the project, which is underway by Manhattan Construction, is scheduled to be complete at the end of April. Work includes campus site work and construction of a vocational building, which will provide students a weight training room, shop classroom and computer lab.

 

About Manhattan Construction:

Founded in 1896, Manhattan Construction is consistently recognized nationally by Engineering News-Record as a top general builder. Manhattan Construction operates from offices in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, Okla.; Dallas and Houston, Texas; Naples, Fort Myers, Florida; Washington, D.C.; and Atlanta, Georgia. Manhattan Construction’s building portfolio includes corporate headquarters, institutional, health care, office, hospitality and leisure, sports and entertainment, aviation, retail and government facilities throughout the United States, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. For more information visit: www.manhattanconstruction.com.