H. J. Russell & Company, founded nearly 70 years ago, is a vertically integrated service provider specializing in development, construction, program management, and property management. We believe to effectively contribute and provide impactful service to our clients, we must take a holistic approach to any assignment. What does that mean for your city? It means that Russell will be a collaborative partner, evaluating potential opportunities through a big picture perspective. With our interest aligned with our clients, we engage our four divisions to provide service within a specific scope.
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1. Building Skin The proposed design for the new Cultural Arts Center is stunning. It provides a nice sense of arrival and marries a variety of materials – steel, glass, masonry, and manicured hardscapes. As your construction partner, the Russell team will work collaboratively with the design team to explore materials that will achieve the aesthetic look while meeting the budget needs. We will work with our suppliers and trade partners to ensure materials are available and, when they are delivered, that they are of good quality and meet expectations. Our field team will oversee the installation of all materials and work put in place, inspecting work throughout the day ensuring that the final product meets the project goals and objectives. A key aspect of mixing materials for a building skin is making sure the connection points match up, resulting in a seamless and water-tight finish.
2. Monumental Staircase Stairs are inherent in just about all projects. However, monumental stairs, such as those proposed for the lobby of the Cultural Arts Center, are special and require a great deal of precision and attention to detail to execute. The Russell team has built countless monumental stairs, from the floating stairs in the Dallas Omni Convention Center to the statement-making stairs within the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC. We have a proven process for leading construction crews on these builds and a method for inspecting and measuring leveling and safety. Quite often, the elements of these stairs are custom and therefore cannot risk faulty installation, especially given today’s material availability challenges.
3. Lighting & Acoustics As a performance venue, the Cultural Arts Center’s interior will leave a lasting impression on its visitors. Again, the specialty nature of the systems and equipment that account for the lighting and acoustics are not your average run-of-the-mill systems. They need attention, planning, and coordination. Russell’s experience with state-of-the-art A/V and lighting systems for Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the Oprah Winfrey Theater within the National Museum of African American History & Culture, and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has helped us develop a system of checks and balances to ensure successful coordination and installation.
4. Existing to Remain Conditions It is not lost on us that the construction of your new Cultural Arts Center is right in the middle of town. Our crews understand we are guests on your property, and we will respect the infrastructure surrounding our site – the sidewalks and streetscapes. We will do our best to protect what is there that will remain and will fix anything that may be compromised during construction. We always want to leave our sites better than when we take them on and that is our promise to the City of Stockbridge.