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Freese Johnson Opens Charleston Office

Located on the Mt. Pleasant side of Charleston Harbor near Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, FJ is thrilled to expand our geographical reach into a familiar market providing construction services in the corporate, healthcare, and multi-unit/mixed-use market sectors. Henry Johnson, Chief Strategy Officer, stated, “We look forward to continued growth in the Carolinas, and building upon the trusted relationships we have established in the Charleston market.”

FJ launches the new office in the depths of pushing through completion of a key project over the next few months. Being delivered under a design-build contract, the Charleston County Materials Recovery Facility in North Charleston is well underway and expected to be complete in Fall 2020. At 67,000 SF, plus an 11,500 SF office building and 10,200 SF fleet maintenance building, this project spans 22 acres off Commerce Parkway. On the other side of the bridge fronting Charleston Harbor, The Office at Morrison Yard, a JV project with Balfour Beatty, is expected to break ground in March 2020. At 11-stories tall, the building will consist of approximately 140,000 SF of Class A office space, 10,000 SF of retail, and a 4-story parking deck.

The FJ team has worked in Charleston, Mt. Pleasant, and throughout South Carolina for over 15 years, most recently completing Portside Ferry Wharf for Holder Properties. Approximately 120,000 SF with 5-stories, the new office building is located in the 18-acre mixed-use development along the Charleston Harbor. Other notable projects include 25 Calhoun Street and Faber Center in Charleston, as well as the 116,000 SF Center for Innovation located on the University of South Carolina’s Innovista Research Campus in Columbia, SC.

“Opening an office in Charleston is a natural progression based on FJ’s history…” said Patrick Freese, Chief Executive Officer of FJ. “With existing client, subcontractor, and vendor relationships, we are confident we will continue to bring great value to our clients and their needs in the area.”

The Charleston office is led by Project Executive Jason Regan, a South Carolina native. “I’m very excited for the opportunity to help FJ build upon their existing foundation here in the greater Charleston area, utilizing key relationships developed from being entrenched in the local market,” Jason stated. His 15 years of local experience includes MUSC Health Hollings Cancer Center Renovations and Heartland of West Ashley Rehabilitation & Nursing Center Addition in Charleston; Tru by Hilton in Mt. Pleasant; Del Webb Nexton Amenity and Sales Center in Summerville; and numerous other corporate, healthcare, and hospitality projects.

Freese Johnson Opens Charleston Office2020-05-13T02:19:07+00:00

FJ Transforms Government Building for 2nd Largest Non-Profit in the United States

Topping $3.1 Billion in 2016, The Task Force for Global Health quickly outgrew its Swanton Way office in Decatur and purchased a larger building from DeKalb County at 330 W. Ponce de Leon Ave. The $24 million improvement project was kicked off by a $10-million grant from the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation and a $2-million gift from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. The Task Force for Global Health is an international, nonprofit organization that works to improve health of people most in need, primarily in developing countries. Founded in 1984 by global health pioneer Dr. William Foege, The Task Force consists of eight programs focused on neglected tropical diseases, vaccines, field epidemiology, public health informatics, and health workforce development.

The new 90,000 SF, 6-Story headquarters, designed by Warner Summers, is expected to help raise metro Atlanta’s visibility as a center for global health, and provide offices and function space to host the the world’s collective effort to eradicate global diseases. We are excited to share images of the new Task Force offices and support their global mission.

FJ Transforms Government Building for 2nd Largest Non-Profit in the United States2018-11-01T18:22:10+00:00

Hattiesburg Clinic Underway!

Hattiesburg Clinic – New Musculoskeletal Center

Freese Johnson is pleased to announce the groundbreaking of our latest design-build healthcare project in Hattiesburg, MS. The new Hattiesburg Clinic – Musculoskeletal Center includes a 42,000 SF two-story orthopedic clinic with exam rooms, x-ray, casting, provider offices, exercise and therapy pool. A sports performance gymnasium spanning approximately 23,000 SF is connected to the clinic with a weight area mezzanine, basketball court, sports turf 40 yard dash area, and large bay doors for open air activities.

Hattiesburg Clinic is South Mississippi’s largest Multi- Specialty Clinic, with more than 2,200 physicians, staff and other providers, including part-time, full-time and temporary employees. The clinic provides care for more than 45 specialties, including Sports Medicine.

The Sports Medicine Clinic serves as the sports medicine providers for 23 area schools and junior colleges. Through their school partnerships, they provide an athletic trainer to each school for sports events around the Pine Belt. The athletic trainers work with students and coaches to assess, manage and treat injuries that occur on the field, court or track.

Hattiesburg Clinic Underway!2018-10-30T17:39:13+00:00

Old Meets New on Pill Hill – The Gallery at Doctors Center

Old Meets New on Pill Hill – The Gallery at Doctors Center

Freese Johnson is excited to be the design-builder of choice to assist Lillibridge Healthcare Services Inc., a subsidiary of Ventas Inc. (NYSE: VTR), with the transformation of Doctors Center I, II and III at Emory St Joseph’s Hospital Campus. The medical complex is strategically located in the heart of what Atlantans refer to as “Pill Hill”, the medical capital of metropolitan Atlanta and home to some of the areas most prestigious medical practices including Resurgens Orthopaedics.

Founded in 1880 by the Sisters of Mercy, Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital is Atlanta’s longest-serving hospital. The 410-bed hospital is recognized as one of the top specialty-referral hospitals in the Southeast. What started in a small house on Baker Street is now a 32-acre campus in North Atlanta. Doctors Center I, II, and III are comprised of 350,886 SF of medical office space connected by an atrium. Each of the buildings were built separately over the years, eventually being connected by the atrium, allowing for indoor flow from the parking decks into and between the buildings.

To meet the growing demands of today’s patient, Freese Johnson was contracted to ​design and build a number of improvements to the property. ​ The campus upgrades will include:​

  • New Gallery Area The new Gallery area, replaces the dated atrium space that connects the three medical office buildings. The changes include new flooring, warm wood finishes, glass elevator, lighting, retail kiosks, Wi-Fi and privacy seating.

  • Patient Experience and Amenities: The patient experience will be enhanced with privacy seating, fitness center, and new Amphitheater for daily and special use. Modernizations to Elevator in DOB III, and new patio/cafe area for outside seating.

  • Signage and Wayfinding: Significant improvements to the entire building and parking deck signage to assist patients in the most efficient way to access their providers’ office space.

  • New Entrances: Changes to entrances at DOB I & II include extending the covered walk paths to protect patients from the elements, and assist in building wayfinding.

​The Doctors’ Center improvements will be completed by Spring of 2019.​​​ Freese Johnson partnered with Atlanta based MSTSD to design the building improvements.

Old Meets New on Pill Hill – The Gallery at Doctors Center