Evil Czech Brewery – Mishawaka and Ancon have partnered on an outdoor beer garden on the west side of the building. The project, which is being overseen by Project Manager Seth Hartman and Foreman Ricky Waterman, is estimated to be complete mid-June.
The project entails a deck with a perimeter raw steel column and metal panel privacy wall system. The fencing will be adorned with an artwork mural – similar to the artwork found inside the building. A built in barbecue is being constructed. The project also preserved a large existing tree as a sustainable move as well as for shading purposes for patrons.
Evil Czech Brewery was awarded the 2014 ABC Award of Excellence in the Renovation-Non Historical Category. Architect and General Contractor Ancon Construction partnered with George and Tammy Pesek in the transformation of an abandoned building into a state of the art on site brewery/pub. The establishment has been a successful venue in its one year of operation thus far.
Taper Lock Credit Union and Architect/General Contractor Ancon Construction broke ground last week on a new 2 story, 5,000 sqft building project in Mishawaka. Project Manager Doug VonGunten and Field Superintendent Tony Black will oversee the project which is estimated to be complete in October.
The new credit union responds to the “new age” of banking design. The business center and lobby is based on the dialogue banking concept – following the examples of new retail and hospitality environments. A teller line is replaced with pods or stations which allow for a relaxed, welcoming setting. Furthermore, customer service is improved through a more transparent interaction between tellers and customers. A two story lobby with elevated display nook, stone feature wall, and soft seating will make the space feel like a living room. Other programmatic spaces include offices, staff lounge, support spaces, and work rooms. The second floor will feature executive offices and conference room overlooking the lobby below.
The contemporary architectural theme will be featured on the exterior of the building with cultured stone, brick, cedar beams, and two variations of architectural metal.
“Ancon has been very responsive to our needs and wants for our new main office. Their ideas and concerns are much more than I expected. They have gone above and beyond in the planning of our new endeavor,” states CEO/President Jonette Thomson.
Ancon Construction recently served on a jury panel for the Masters of Architecture Thesis projects at Ball State University. Ancon Designer Matthew VanSoest, M. Arch 2010 BSU, represented the firm and reviewed six projects on Monday April, 27th. (more…)