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….
- 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!
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“.
- Carlos Lima Photography: Camera work and editing
- Behr Productions: Original music and production
- Steve Paul: KC Star article released September 2008
- Competitors: Fuel
What’s all the fuss over being in business 10 years? Well, we did start the 2007 economic downturn it seems…
Check out Part 01 and hear Pendulum’s founding principals Devan Case and Jonathan Cole talk about their first encounter in 1999 and forward to Pendulum’s start in 2007.
Stay tuned for Part 02 coming soon!
Carlos Lima: Carlos Lima Photo – Camera work & editing
Chris Evans: “You’re Welcome” – Branding Design & Execution
Pendulum Staff: Daniel Edwards, Cameron Gilyard, Lauren Gripka, John Iiams, Mario Leon, Brandon Maxey, Ashley Murray, Quinn Tolbert
Today we celebrate 10 years in business with the release of a commemorative adaptation of our logo. We continue to be inspired by our people, by our clients, by our pursuit of meaningful work, and by our continued progress with conquering our fears.
“Fear is a powerful thing. I mean it’s got a lot of firepower. If you can figure out a way to wrestle that fear to push you from behind rather than to stand in front of you, that’s very powerful. I always felt that I had to work harder than the next guy, just to do as well as the next guy. And to do better than the next guy, I had to just kill. And you know, to a certain extent, that’s still with me in how I work, you know, I just…go in”
May 18, 2017 marks Pendulum’s tenth year in business. We’ll be adding an image of a featured built project each day for the next eighteen days as we march toward our official incorporation day. We will then reveal our commemorative ten-year logo and other fun things along the way.
Today’s featured project is a small restroom and storage building that we call “Rooftop Hospitality”. Located in the Power & Light District of Kansas City, MO above Consentino’s Downtown Market garage, this project is one of our early built works that showcased our improvisational design skills.
In 2009 the City of Kansas City, MO desired to host events on the roof of the then new parking garage but were lacking restroom accommodations and therefore did not meet minimum public assembly requirements. Although this project was inspired by modular studies that were in the early stages of research and development amongst our design staff, “Rooftop Hospitality” was built using conventional construction methodology. Even so, we learned critical lessons that served as the foundation for concepts and ideas that we advanced and presented to clients ranging from government officials interested in disaster relief modules for Port Au Prince, Haiti to baseball team owners in search of economical infrastructure solutions.
Disaster Relief Prototype – Office/exam room
Ballpark Prefab Restroom
Cabana Suite Prototype