Royal Palm Cos., ILP Developers and Suffolk topped out the nearly 504,000-sq-ft Elevate Apartments in Dania Beach, Fla., north of Miami, on April 28. Located 1.5 miles from the ocean, the Nomadas Architecture-designed building includes 293 units and is slated to deliver in March 2024. The units available will include studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments ranging from 700 sq ft to 1,000 sq ft. The eight-story building also includes a pool deck, fitness center, coworking space and structured parking. Rafael Pecchio, CEO of ILP Developers, says residents getting priced out of Miami Beach are turning to other destinations like Dania Beach, and Jay Fayette, president of Florida East Coast for Suffolk, says South Florida continues to demonstrate significant real estate and construction growth across sectors, including housing.

Samford University

Rendering courtesy Davis Architects

Birmingham, Ala.-based Hoar Construction began work in late April on the largest capital project in Samford University’s history: the estimated $65-million Campus Recreations, Wellness and Athletic complex. The project, developed in a partnership with Davis Architects, is located on Samford’s Birmingham campus. When completed in fall 2024, the complex will encompass four separate areas of work totaling 165,000 sq ft. Siebert Hall, Samford’s multipurpose arena, will be renovated with two basketball courts, multiuse court, dance studios as well as workout and common areas. A 20,000-sq-ft building will be constructed next to Siebert Hall with two levels of recreation and event space, including a suspended indoor track, sound and staging for campus events, covered outdoor athletic space and a pedestrian walkway and balcony overlooking the university’s football field, named for Birmingham native Bobby Bowden. The project is seeking LEED Certification and marks the most recent of more than 20 projects for Samford University by Hoar since the two established their partnership in 2014.

Winship Cancer Institute

Photo courtesy Batson-Cook Construction

Batson-Cook Construction recently completed work on the Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University, a hospital designed and constructed to deliver a unique model of cancer care bridging outpatient and inpatient care while integrating research into cancer preventions and treatments. Located in Atlanta, the 17-story, 450,000-sq-ft facility includes private inpatient rooms, operating rooms, radiation oncology and imaging spaces as well as family suites, clinic exam rooms, research space and multidisciplinary collaboration spaces. Connected to Emory University Hospital Midtown via a pedestrian bridge, Emory notes that the Winship Cancer Institute is one block from Emory’s Proton Therapy Center and near public transit and local interstates.

Spark LS in Raleigh

Rendering courtesy Hanbury

Brasfield & Gorrie topped out the 155,000-sq-ft research lab and office building for Spark LS in Raleigh. The sprawling project is located on a 97-acre property and includes seven buildings in its first phase. Topping out the research lab and office building on May 30, Brasfield & Gorrie says the project is an example of the growing demand for lab and biomanufacturing space, particularly in North Carolina’s Research Triangle metro area. In addition to the research lab and office building, the first phase of the project includes a 966-space parking deck and multiple outdoor gathering spaces as well as six more buildings. Brasfield & Gorrie is also constructing two biomanufacturing buildings on the site, at 163,000 sq ft and 210,000 sq ft; a 10,000-sq-ft fitness center; 20,000 sq ft of amenity space; and a campus leasing and conference center, scheduled for completion in the third quarter of 2024. Brasfield & Gorrie is working on Spark LS alongside Hanbury, Cushman & Wakefield, Lynch Mykins Structural Engineers, Surface 679, Kimley-Horn and Associates, Crenshaw Consulting Engineers and Salas O’Brien.