The building boom sweeping Bozeman is hard to miss, between giant holes in the ground and construction crews closing down streets, there is a lot of development on all fronts. Early this summer a new restaurant called Sidewinders American Grill opened on the west side of town. The building features 8,000 square feet of space with a large bar and rooftop seating. Thomas Bitnar Architects has designed the restaurant building collaborating with general contractor Langlas & Associates, and structural engineers Nishkian Monks.
The structure was built at a level site. Above grade, the exterior and interior walls are of light-framed metal stud construction with thin set brick veneer at the exterior walls. The roof framing was accomplished with pre-engineered gang-nailed trusses by Simkins-Hallin, Inc. of Bozeman. The building includes a partial basement, upper level deck, kitchen and restaurant area, and is founded on conventional concrete strip and spread footings with a slab-on-grade at the ground level.
The Sidewinders building is the first commercial structure to be completed at Ferguson Farm, a 19-acre, B2 Zone development on the north side of Huffine Lane between Cottonwood Road and Ferguson Avenue. Developed by Delaney & Company, the new neighborhood commercial center will include restaurants, a bank, coffee shops, retail, professional offices and lodging.
For more information about Sidewinders, visit http://sidewinderstavern.com/home/.
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Nishkian Dean is proud to have served as the structural engineer on the recently opened 10 Barrel Brewing brewpub in the Maker’s Quarter district in San Diego’s East Village. The restaurant and social gathering place, situated in a converted warehouse, offers guests a chance to view many different aspects of the brewing process. Each level of the building incorporates different brewing equipment that is visible to guests, with a grain silo on the roof, brew tanks on the interior mezzanine, and fermenters on the ground floor, adding points of visual interest.
At roughly 10,000 square feet and with three separate levels, the brewpub and restaurant has ample space for dining and events. The main level incorporates a dining room and bar connected to an outdoor patio through roll-up industrial doors. The exterior mezzanine deck and rooftop patio bar provide additional space for patrons to the enjoy the sights of the surrounding bustling residential area.
The space, converted from an existing warehouse, required substantial seismic upgrades due to the change in occupancy and extensive improvements made to the building façade. New lateral-force-resisting elements include concrete masonry shear walls at portions of the building perimeter, and steel-braced frames to support the interior steel mezzanine that houses the brew equipment. The existing roof framing required strengthening to support the increased loading from the rooftop patio.
Due to poor soil conditions on the site, a network of grade beams at the ground level was used to support the new brew mezzanine and rooftop deck. These grade beams are supported by deep cast-in-drilled-hole concrete piles to minimize settlement.
It was a pleasure to have teamed with Scott|Edwards Architecture and general contractor Bergman KPRS on this exciting new project.
If you have any questions about an upcoming commercial or hospitality/restaurant project, do not hesitate to contact any of our offices. We’d be happy to assist you.
The reconstruction of the F&H Building on 211 East Main Street was a major contribution to the revitalization of downtown Bozeman, its place in the community and local economy. The process of rebuilding also played a major part of the healing process for downtown Bozeman. Seven years ago in the morning of March 5, 2009, a gas main explosion and fire rocked the snow-covered downtown Bozeman, destroyed five historic buildings and businesses on the north side of the 200 block of East Main Street, and killed one young woman. Eleven months after the explosion, two Bozeman businessmen submitted plans to build a new three-story structure, which would fill more than fifty percent of the gaping hole and rebuild. Rockin R Bar owners, Ralph Ferraro and Mike Hope, named the new building the “F&H Building.”
Crossing 900 is the largest office project planned for Redwood City’s downtown area. The 300,000 square foot development boasts a planned LEED Gold rating, views of the bay and peninsula hillside, parking for over 900, and 5,000 square feet of retail or restaurant space. All will be located a short walk away from the Redwood City Caltrain Station, on a 2.3-acre site formerly occupied by a parking lot. The project developers, Kilroy Realty and Hunter/Storm Properties anticipate the office space for over 1,000 employees will be desirable and fill up fast when construction is completed in 2015.
Redwood City officials hope to bring new businesses and employees to the downtown area, and to be as environmentally friendly as possibly when doing it. With over 1,000 new residential units also planned for the downtown Redwood City area, the hope is for people to live and work in the growing area.
Five years ago in the morning of March 5, 2009, a gas main explosion and fire rocked the snow-covered Downtown Bozeman, destroyed five historic buildings and businesses on the north side of the 200 block of East Main Street, and killed one young woman. City building officials immediately worked with Nishkian Monks engineers to set up two-person evaluation teams to assess over 50 buildings in the six blocks affected by the blast, and cleared most of them for limited occupancy allowing the people whose homes and livelihoods were affected to start cleaning up and moving forward. Five years later, a lot has been accomplished in reconstructing the area and Nishkian Monks continues to work with the revitalization efforts.