Today’s featured project is AutoZone Park located in Memphis, TN. Already considered a gem in the baseball community, Pendulum was retained by the St. Louis Cardinals to reduce the capacity of the ballpark and enhance/maximize the fan experience. The original grass seating berm felt disconnected from the game so we reduced fixed seating down each baseline in exchange for new berm. “Big Red’s BBQ” was added in right field as a group area featuring huge plumes of smoke and BBQ smells on the concourse. ADA seating was also expanded throughout the existing seating bowl.
Throughout the renovation process there was a great emphasis on the addition semi-premium amenities to cater to a younger demographic. We reduced the final premium suite count from 40 to 22, then repurposed the square-footage as group areas that included billiards tables, branded bars, and administrative offices.
View From Renovated Home Plate Club
Right Field Line Billiards Club
AutoZone Park Renovation was the recipient of Ballpark Digest’s 2015 Best Ballpark Renovation Award.
Today’s featured project is the Beacon Hill Homes located in Kansas City, MO. The traditional front porch concept was raised to the second floor which maximizes views from the kitchen and open living area toward the downtown skyline. Each home consists of three bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, half basement, and attached two car garage.
Kitchen Interior View
Pendulum also designed the “Distend Home”, a single story prototype for the Make It Right Foundation that was scheduled to be built in the Mannheim Neighborhood in Kansas City, MO.
“Distend Home” Rendering
“Distend Home” Floor Plan
Today’s featured project is Jimmy John’s Field located in Utica, MI. This former six acre landfill is now home to the United Shore Professional Baseball League (USPBL) which hosts four teams: Birmingham Bloomfield Beavers, Eastside Diamond Hoppers, Westside Woolly Mammoths, and the Utica Unicorns who just launched their sophomore season May 11, 2017.
This ballpark is a prime example of how brownfield redevelopment can lead to economic development opportunities that invigorate communities. “The Small Big Idea” is interwoven throughout the execution of this project with “big league” features at a small scale. Most people believe you have to invest over $25M in a ballpark to foster economic sustainability, but with an all-in budget of $16M we’ve proven otherwise.
Bowl View From Center Field
Dugout Level Group Seating
Cabana Suite Behind Dugouts
AAA Club Behind Home Plate
Jimmy John’s Field is the recipient of the 2016 American Council of Engineering Companies Michigan Chapter’s (ACEC/M) most prestigious honor, the Engineering Conceptor Award.
Today’s featured project is the North Main Athletic Complex located in Holly Springs, NC. The ballpark is part of a larger master planned sports complex that is the home of the Holly Springs Salamanders, members of the Coastal Plains League.
This project was a collaboration with Pendulum and Raleigh, NC based firm Integrated Design.
Remember that time Pendulum won the “Haute Couture” Award at IIDA Kansas City’s 2014 Color + Couture Runway Competition…
Pendulum’s John Iiams in his runway gear…they wouldn’t let us roll the motorcycle down the runway, even though we tried.
Today’s featured project is Crosstown Substation located in the Crossroads District of Kansas City, MO. Once a deteriorated and graffiti laden concrete mass, this substation owned by KCP&L has emerged as a backdrop for artistic photographs, public gathering, and curated art.
The bent and perforated weathering steel was provided by internationally recognized, Kansas City based Zahner. The nightly light displays are supported by over 10 thousand color changing LED lights powered by 115 solar panels.
Crosstown Substation was the recipient of the 2014 EDC Cornerstone Award for Energy, and the 2014 Kansas City Chapter AGC Building Excellence Award Finalist for Project of the year.
Lighting Cabinet Programming & Installation: Jim Woodfill
The Corner of Holmes & 18th Street
Holmes Street Elevation
Full Scale Mock Up Created By Dale Frommelt – Egg Design
Today’s featured project is The Guild/RW2 Studios located in Crossroads District of Kansas City, MO. This 12,000 SF event space and production studio is one of the early pioneers that helped define what makes the “Creative Crossroads” so cool.
Thank you to Judy Rush of RealFake, Lyndon & Lindsey Wade…the dynamic duo that make up the world renowned Wade Brothers for your vision and fearlessness. Shout out to Dale Frommelt of Egg Design for your collaboration on the project…one of the most versatile and talented people we know – honored to call you family.
The Guild/RW2 Studios was the recipient of a 2013 National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) Design Excellence Citation.
Original Production Studio Condition
Event Space Work In Progress
Production Studio Completed
Event Space Hospitality
The Big Idea…Lindsey Wade Was Right