Pendulum’s 2017 Year In Sports

2017 marked a number of milestones for Pendulum.  We celebrated our 10 year anniversary, opened Jimmy John’s Field, and witnessed the incredible journey of the Hartford Yard Goats with the opening of Dunkin’ Donuts Park – the 2017 recipient of http://www.baseballparks.com “Ballpark of the Year” Award.

Pendulum also enjoyed a couple nice key wins on deck for 2019 and 2020.  following the opening of our Coastal Plains League (CPL) facility in Holly Springs Pendulum was awarded the role of Architect of Record for the Fuse District Multi-Use Complex in Gastonia, NC (also CPL).   The Fawley Bryant/Pendulum team won the design of the new Atlanta Braves spring training complex currently under construction in North Port, FL.

As we look ahead to 2018 we are in eager anticipation of opening two new Pendulum facilities, Willie Horton Field of Dreams for the Detroit Police Athletic League and Historic Luther Williams Field, home of the Macon Bacon (the absolute best team name ever – keep sizzling!).

Finally, at the 2017 Baseball Winter Meetings in Orlando we released our new Sports centric flip book/digital brochure that graphically highlights several of our aforementioned project milestones.  Check it out here: www.pendulumsport.com

The Pendulum keeps swinging….

Acknowledgements:

  • Dunkin’ Donuts Park Photo Credit – Robert Benson Photography
  • Our Clients – Thank you for encouraging us to keep taking chances and pushing the envelope.
  • Joe Mock, http://www.baseballparks.com – We’re still excited about the DDP award!
  • Our Peers & Competitors – Thanks for the fuel…
  • Pendulum Staff – Let’s get it!

Pendulum’s 10 Year Anniversary Video – Part 02 “Time To Take A Swing”

We close out our 10 year anniversary celebration with one last look at our founding principals discussing entrepreneurship and life after it being “time to take a swing“.

Acknowledgements:

  • Carlos Lima Photography: Camera work and editing
  • Behr Productions: Original music and production
  • Steve Paul: KC Star article released September 2008
  • Competitors: Fuel

Pendulum’s 10 Year Anniversary Countdown Day 17

Day 17

Today’s featured project is Dunkin’ Donuts Park, home of the Hartford Yard Goats located in Hartford, CT.

This project has been under such scrutiny for the last three years that unless for some reason you’ve been stranded on a deserted island or hiding under a rock and missed all the happenings you should be up to date.  If not please check out the in-depth review by Joe Mock  of http://www.baseballparks.com (Joe Mock is a noted ballpark aficionado and freelance journalist for USA TODAY).  With over 7,000 words describing the ballpark we’re not sure there’s anything else we can say about it that he hasn’t…well maybe a few things but we’ll save that for cocktail hour conversations.

The Right Field “Knuckle” 

Connecticare Outfield Group Area

View From Left Field Seating

Premium Suite Interior

Premium Suite Graphic Wall

Team Store View

VIP Lobby

YG Club Interior 

Main Concourse Signage

Stay tuned for our next Dunkin’ Donuts Park post, we’ll be launching a walking tour of the facility.

 

Pendulum’s 10 Year Anniversary Countdown Day 16

Day 16

Today’s featured project is 1512 Holmes Street located in the East Crossroads District of Kansas City, MO.  This adaptive reuse of a former transmission repair shop serves as the midwest headquarters of Pendulum.

This 5,000 SF interior accurately reflects the personality and interests of its owners who are automotive enthusiasts.  There are subtle hints of the relationship between the building’s past use and its present inspiration throughout.  The overall aesthetic of the interior revolves around a balance of raw materials with a consistent notion of refined edges.

Wall Mural By Dale Frommelt – Egg Design

Conference Room During Regular Hours

Conference Room Transformation

Typical Workstations

Finding innovative ways to customize elements within the design for multi-purpose and flexibility was a key component of the design challenge.  Therefore the first-floor conference room table transforms into a billiards table that accommodates formal and informal hospitality.  The second-floor east lounge acts as an informal living room and presentation space, while the second-floor west lounge is reserved for formal entertainment and board meetings with a restored 1920’s Koken barber chair as the centerpiece.

2nd Floor East Lounge

2nd Floor West Lounge

The preconceived notion of how a work environment is supposed to look, feel, and function is challenged by our space.  Some believe that a business is supposed to be serious and efficient.  In this case we are a bit more eclectic, the ultimate compliment is when people see the space and ask what we actually do for a living.  “Is this an office, a bar, a billiards hall, an automotive shop, a speakeasy…do you get any work done?”  The answer is yes to all of the above…this space represents a lifestyle that fosters creativity in contrast to a “bin for stacking people”.

Interesting Fact:

1512 Holmes Street was the recipient of the 2017 IIDA Kansas City Mid America Design Awards (MADA) Silver Award for Renovation & Restoration.

Shout out to Adri Guyer Photography on the snaps!

Pendulum’s 10 Year Anniversary Countdown Day 04

Day 04

Today’s featured project is Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium, the home of the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, the Midwest league affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers.  For an in-depth overview of the project and behind scenes video check out Episode One of “The Details” on our website by clicking the link below.

The Details Episode 01

Interesting Fact:

The original ballpark was completed in 1995 for $6M.  The Fox Cities Amateur Sports Authority invested an additional $6M in a complete renovation for the 2013 season.  The renovation included doubling the existing concession and restroom infrastructure, new administrative offices, new team store, expanded storage, the addition of six premium sky boxes, and a banquet facility to accommodate 400 patrons year-round.

Original 1995 Main Entrance

 

Pendulum’s 10 Year Anniversary Countdown Day 02

Day 02

Today’s featured project is the home of the Frontier League Normal Cornbelters, known as the “Corn Crib”.  Located on the Heartland Community College campus in Bloomington/Normal, IL this 4,000 seat multi-purpose facility is shared by the Cornbelters, Heartland Hawks Baseball and soccer programs.

Although our sports experience prior to starting Pendulum is fairly extensive, this project being our first new ballpark maintains a special place in our hearts.

Interesting fact:

The many references to corn throughout the facility branding and overall grounds is the result of a partnership between the Cornbelters and the Illinois Corn Growers Association of Bloomington, IL.