Jay Andrew Development Century Building Redevelopment Schematic Design - 7gen

Jay Andrew Development Century Building Redevelopment Schematic Design




Battle Creek, Michigan


Schematic Design

Seven Generations provided schematic design services for the Century Building in Battle Creek, Michigan.

Jay Andrew Development Company was awarded a grant by Battle Creek Unlimited to support the rehabilitation and redevelopment of the Century Building, a two-story, cast-in-place concrete building built in the 1920s that had sat vacant in downtown Battle Creek. The developer’s goals for the building included white-boxing commercial space on the first floor and redeveloping the second-floor space into apartments.

Seven Generations Architecture + Engineering (7GAE) developed conceptual designs for the second story, offering a viable layout that featured 16 two-bedroom apartments.

The design also incorporated a new public elevator, fire/egress staircases, a new front façade, and more. A building code review, site plan review, and design strategy analysis were also completed.

The full scope of services included the following:
• Analyzing existing services
• Reviewing electrical panels and service capabilities into the building
• Reviewing plumbing infrastructure and its capacities
• Performing mechanical unit calculations
• Providing commercial space recommendations
• Providing lighting/control recommendations
• Providing egress and emergency exit lighting recommendations

7GAE also provided planning services for the existing first-floor space, which will be utilized for commercial space and designed to offer flexible partitioning for future tenant needs.