Heart + Paw

The + is figuring out unique solutions to project challenges without increasing costs to the client.

Taking a portion of an old iron works plant, KasCon transformed an abandoned space into a state-of-the art urban veterinary clinic with pet grooming and daycare facilities.  The clinic boasts surgery, radiology and dental areas as well as exam rooms.

Every effort was made to blend the new façade with the old for a seamless look. KasCon worked closely with the project’s developer and architects to ensure that historical guidelines were met while bringing the building into the 21st century.

One of the project’s greatest challenges was adhering to the Maryland Department of the Environment guidelines for the site.  KasCon had to bore underground in order to install 180 foot-long electrical service from Aliceanna Street to the location of the new transformer without disturbing the parking lot “cap”.

Goel Vision

The + was taking a leadership and advisory role in the project, assembling the team that could best execute the owner’s vision.

This adaptive reuse project transformed a former bank with drive-through teller lane into two separate facilities, an Ambulatory Surgery Center and a LASIK Eye Surgery Center.  KasCon worked closely with the owner in pre-construction assisting in preliminary pricing, selection of the design team and expediting permit approvals.  Medical grade surfaces, contactless doors, HEPA filtered HVAC units, back-up power and a complete surgical suite ensure the space is ready for medical care and procedures. Linear LED light fixtures combined with high-end, modern finishes transformed the LASIK Suite into an attractive, inviting place for elective procedures.    The Ambulatory Surgery Center is equipped with post op/pre-op areas and the surgical corridor is Medicare Certified.  This will add another option for outpatient surgical care to Howard County.

Hope Christian Church

The + is being able to turn a warehouse with structural columns into a worship center with good sight lines and an open feel. This project involved the conversion of former warehouse and office space into a state-of-the-art worship center. Hope Christian Church took possession of an 80,000 sq. ft. building in Beltsville, MD and soon realized that they needed a larger sanctuary. KasCon, in conjunction with Waldon Studio Architects, put together a team to create a new 10,000 sq. ft. Sanctuary and 4,000 sq. ft. Ministry Boulevard. The project required the removal of three structural columns to allow for better sight lines and a more open feel. The project also incorporated a new A/V and TV broadcast center for the church to produce programs for worldwide distribution.

Brick event space interior with beam ceiling renovated by KasCon commercial general contractors

The Assembly Room

KasCon converted the 12,000 square foot, two level, former Hammerjack’s nightclub , bar and live music establishment into on of the most unique wedding and meeting venues in downtown Baltimore. While retaining many of the “edgy” features of the past – original murals painted over brick, wrought iron railings surrounding the 2nd story floor openings and real wooden bar tops – KasCon was able to bring some of the late 1970’s atmosphere back to the present.

Renovated façade with glass entrance and expansive windows at dusk

Exclusive Motorcars

This Design Build renovation project entailed site development and full building renovation for a used car dealership. KasCon was engaged during the pre-construction process to manage the design, permitting and construction phases and ensure budget and time constraints were met. The approximate 3.5-acre site was completely improved with new paving, site lighting, landscaping and fencing. The building envelope was replaced to provide a fresh new look for the showroom, sales and administrative offices. Adjacent metal building structures were renovated and equipped to provide photo, wash and service bays. Mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems were modernized to suit the needs of the new facility.

Glass and stone exterior built by KasCon commercial general contractors

USS at Dolfield

This Design Build project included renovation of existing structures, the construction of a pre-engineered metal building warehouse addition and a conventionally constructed two story building addition. United Sortation Solutions (now doing business as Intelligrated, a part of Honeywell) engaged KasCon early on to navigate the development process, hire the complete design team and orchestrate a phased construction of their new headquarters facility. Portions of the original structure were demolished while others were renovated. A new pre-engineered addition was erected while the existing renovated sections remained occupied due to the owner’s critical production schedule.

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Auditorium with multi-level seating and stage for church

Bridgeway Community Church

The + is collaborating with the design team to find an innovative and affordable way to remove structural columns while still supporting the roof. This church required a performance theater for its multi-media approach. The adaptive use project entailed reconstruction of a single-story warehouse. Among other improvements, interior support columns were removed to enhance audience views and support was provided by an intricate exterior cable suspension system. The 1,200-seat theatre/sanctuary, classrooms, conference facility and administrative offices were all supported by new HVAC and electrical systems.