Cambria Suites
THE CAMBRIA SUITES TEAM The team at Cambria combined members from both Kirkland and WEAVERCOOKE, building a collage of seasoned veterans to produce a tight-knit camaraderie and finish strong on a difficult project.
OVERVIEW Completed in late 2017, this 13-story, $30 million project adds another bump to the skyline of downtown Asheville. The zero-lot-line development has a level of below-grade parking, a street level lobby with 5,000 sf of retail shell with two levels of elevated parking above. Level 4 features a restaurant and bar accompanied by 4,000 sf rooftop terrace with views of downtown and the surrounding Blue Ridge mountains. The 136-room guest tower utilizes a light gauge steel load bearing system with precast concrete floor planks. This project was a joint venture between Kirkland, Inc. and WEAVERCOOKE. The site staging and excavation required extensive coordination with the City. We had to account for both traffic and pedestrian safety as well as protect underground utilities during the installation of a vertical shoring system at the perimeter of the below-grade parking. WEAVERCOOKE utilized 3D models from the architect, structural engineer and electrical subcontractor in combination with plumbing and HVAC models developed by our in-house Virtual Design & Construction group. This precise digital modelling allowed us to organize the intricate relationships of the various building systems. This process helped us detect and eliminate clashes between these systems in advance, thus saving time and avoiding costly solutions that would have occurred much later in the process.
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8401 Key Boulevard Greensboro, NC
CAMBRIA SUITES
Overview of Cambria Suites project Cambria Suites interior
IMPACT Before the Cambria was completed, there were no hotels in downtown Asheville that offered both conference room and dining facilities in the same venue. The Cambria filled this niche by blending these two needs on the hotel’s fourth floor. The hotel is also situated on land that was once occupied by a declining clothing store and its adjacent parking lot, revitalizing a portion of the city that had been stagnant for years. Although not required by the city, the design incorporated 119 off-street parking spaces (on three levels of the building) for visitors that would have taken up street parking. Besides being centrally located in the heart of downtown, the Cambria is adjacent to the Grove Arcade—another WEAVERCOOKE project—which contributes to the economy of the shops and restaurants located in the building. There is also a 3,372 sf street level “shell” space for a future retail/dining/tenant development on what is becoming one of the busiest corners in the city.
Cambria Suites interior Impact of Cambria Suites project
Chris Bauer
Chris Bauer Superintendent
Tim Woodcock
Tim Woodcock Assistant Project Manager
Walter Rogowski
Walter Rogowski Assistant Superintendent
Tom Hooten
Tom Hooten Superintendent
Aaren Volek
Aaron Volek Project Manager
Cambria Suites
THE CAMBRIA SUITES TEAM The team at Cambria combined members from both Kirkland and WEAVERCOOKE, building a collage of seasoned veterans to produce a tight- knit camaraderie and finish strong on a difficult project.
OVERVIEW Completed in late 2017, this 13-story, $30 million project adds another bump to the skyline of downtown Asheville. The zero-lot-line development has a level of below-grade parking, a street level lobby with 5,000 sf of retail shell with two levels of elevated parking above. Level 4 features a restaurant and bar accompanied by 4,000 sf rooftop terrace with views of downtown and the surrounding Blue Ridge mountains. The 136-room guest tower utilizes a light gauge steel load bearing system with precast concrete floor planks. This project was a joint venture between Kirkland, Inc. and WEAVERCOOKE. The site staging and excavation required extensive coordination with the City. We had to account for both traffic and pedestrian safety as well as protect underground utilities during the installation of a vertical shoring system at the perimeter of the below-grade parking. WEAVERCOOKE utilized 3D models from the architect, structural engineer and electrical subcontractor in combination with plumbing and HVAC models developed by our in-house Virtual Design & Construction group. This precise digital modelling allowed us to organize the intricate relationships of the various building systems. This process helped us detect and eliminate clashes between these systems in advance, thus saving time and avoiding costly solutions that would have occurred much later in the process.
Overview of Cambria Suites project Cambria Suites interior
IMPACT Before the Cambria was completed, there were no hotels in downtown Asheville that offered both conference room and dining facilities in the same venue. The Cambria filled this niche by blending these two needs on the hotel’s fourth floor. The hotel is also situated on land that was once occupied by a declining clothing store and its adjacent parking lot, revitalizing a portion of the city that had been stagnant for years. Although not required by the city, the design incorporated 119 off-street parking spaces (on three levels of the building) for visitors that would have taken up street parking. Besides being centrally located in the heart of downtown, the Cambria is adjacent to the Grove Arcade—another WEAVERCOOKE project—which contributes to the economy of the shops and restaurants located in the building. There is also a 3,372 sf street level “shell” space for a future retail/dining/tenant development on what is becoming one of the busiest corners in the city.
Cambria Suites interior Impact of Cambria Suites project
CAMBRIA SUITES
Chris Bauer
Chris Bauer Superintendent
Tim Woodcock
Tim Woodcock Assistant Project Manager
Walter Rogowski
Walter Rogowski Assistant Superintendent
Tom Hooten
Tom Hooten Superintendent
Aaren Volek
Aaron Volek Project Manager