DMSAS Newsletter, Volume 39
Nicholas S. Zeppos Residential College – A Closer Look
As we reported in our previous newsletter, our Vanderbilt University project Nicholas S. Zeppos Residential College is now occupied with students. We were able to get to Nashville and capture the collegiate gothic building in its early fall glory. In addition to housing 340 undergraduates, faculty, and graduate student advisors, Zeppos has a dining hall, servery, a great room, lounge, study spaces, meeting spaces and apartments for visiting scholars.
DMSAS was the Design Architect, Hastings Architecture was the Architect of Record and the General Contractor was Layton Construction.
Photo Credit: Hall + Merrick Photography
The Waycroft Wins Two Awards!
Photo Credit: Hall + Merrick Photography
David M. Schwarz Architects to Welcome 2020 Travel Fellows for a Virtual Internship in January
We are planning to welcome our four 2020 travel fellows for a 2 week internship in late January. The firm has a long standing program of Travel Fellowships with architecture programs at four institutions: the University of Maryland, The Catholic University of America, Yale University and University of Notre Dame. We usually host each of Travel Fellow for a 10 week summer internship here in the office, but for the first time in the program’s 15 year history we cancelled in-person internships for this past summer due to the pandemic.
Principal Steve Knight along with Associates Mark Elliott and Dean Reineking are planning a two week program of virtual get-togethers, informative presentations and design studies in an effort to capture the best of the internship experience. We look forward to welcoming Tia Williams, Patrick Vercio, Jemimah Asamoah and Joshua Soares in January!
Chevy Chase Lake
Chevy Chase, Maryland
Building B2 has topped out and wood framing for Building B3 is complete. Exterior finishes and interior utility work continue installation. Building B2 officially became The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Chevy Chase in October with the sales center slated to open in January, and Building B3 will be known as The Barrett. Building B1, The Claude, is expected to start construction before the year is out.
Vanderbilt University West End Tower
Construction continues! Exterior masonry cladding on the base and middle is complete and work on the ornate limestone crown has started. Work on the interior is proceeding and the 22-story 330’ tall tower is targeting May 2021 for completion.
Vanderbilt University Residential College B
Vanderbilt University Residential College C
Phase IV of our residential college project is wrapping up construction documents. Here is a sneak peek with two of our recent renderings.
St. Barths, FWI
Funding for the Huntsville Amphitheater project was approved by the City of Huntsville, AL This 8000-seat venue, to be operated by Venue Group, is slated to deliver in 2022, and will certainly be an impactful cultural and economic boon for the City. Read more about the City’s approval here, and a teaser video about the project here.
Riverside Station Mixed-Use Development
St. Elmo Apartments
Design of this 22-story mixed use apartment building continues in the Construction Documents phase. DMSAS completed our exterior Design Development package at the end of June and is finalizing material selections. Construction is scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2021.
St. Johns College – Mellon Hall
DMSAS has started Schematic Design on several renovation projects within historic Mellon Hall (one of only a few Richard Neutra’s buildings on the east coast) at St. John’s College in Annapolis, MD. The primary goals of the project are to update several student/ public spaces, and to add multi-functional spaces in support of SJC’s curriculum and Arts’ Program. While COVID-19 has changed the process, we have continued to have design meetings and have assembled a Design Team.
CCMC – Prosper Hospital
DMSAS is continuing to coordinate the exterior design of the new Cook Children’s Medical Center Hospital in Prosper, TX. Site work has started, and the Team looks forward to breaking ground in the coming weeks.
In And Out of the Office
Fall Design Fete 2020
Although it was not like past years, several of our team members participated in the AIA| DC and The Washington Architectural Foundation’s 2020 Fall Design Fete on October 30, of which we are proud sponsors. The annual event’s intent is to honor those individuals in our community that have elevated design. Thanks to AIA | DC for pulling together a fun event, complete with props and cocktails! Take a look at the program here.
Design Symposium 2020
Not to be deterred by Covid-19, DMSAS held their Sixth Design Symposium starting on October 30, and staggered over subsequent virtual meetings throughout November and December. The mini-sessions featured two parts: President Gregory Hoss led with an overview of our values, what we do and our design process. Founder David Schwarz presented a “stroll down memory lane” with the intent of sharing the history of the firm and our prominent projects.