EMJ Projects Nominated for Awards
Two EMJ Construction Chattanooga projects have been nominated for the Building Recognition in Chattanooga (BRIC) awards.
Nominated in the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) category, is The McCallie School.
Located in Chattanooga, on the side of historic Missionary Ridge the school has undergone significant growth and has recently focused its campus improvements on an area central to the academic and boarding facilities.
The project consists of the redevelopment of campus space between two existing school dormitories, with the academic campus and chapel to the north, and the school’s dining hall to the south. This corridor is a main campus pedestrian thoroughfare and needed to create a stronger connection between buildings, while creating a stronger sense of place for the campus that could be used during and after school hours.
Nominated in the Sustainable Project of the Year category is Ruby Falls.
Ruby Falls boasts the nation’s largest and deepest underground waterfall open to the public, sitting 1,120 feet below the surface of Lookout Mountain. The reimagined venues at Ruby Falls represent a new chapter for the destination. With over 500,000 guests annually visiting the tallest underground waterfall open to the public in the U.S., the iconic Ruby Falls Cavern Castle was straining to function as a welcome center and tour launch point, in addition to accommodating dining, retail, and administrative offices.
The environmentally sustainable transformation, completed in 2018, involved repurposing the historic 1929 Cavern Castle and the creation of new venues. This project invigorated the Lookout Mountain natural attraction, located in Chattanooga, Tenn., and created recreational, ecological and economic benefits for guests, the community, region, and the state of Tennessee.
“We take pride in each and every project we complete across the nation,” said Chas Torrence, EVP, EMJ Construction Chattanooga. “But it is especially rewarding to be nominated for these awards in our home town. It is a testament to Chattanooga, our amazing clients and employees.”
You can vote for the McCallie School and Ruby Falls at the BRIC Awards Voting page.