Hartshorne Plunkard Architects
The project involves the new construction of a 5-story hotel approxiamtely 177 keys and a basement level located at the corner of Magnolia and Wright in Auburn, AL. The partial basement conceals lower level parking while the 2nd floor transfer slab supports four additional levels of cold formed framing construction and a decorative brick exterior expression. The foundation system was cost effciently designed with rammed aggregate piers and shallow footings. Project challenges included reducing this total volume of concrete for the transfer slab, detailed coordination with the cold formed metal manufacturer, and careful detailing of the brick exterior support.