For Immediate Release: Pendulum Studio Announces Expansion Plans into Gastonia

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CaroMont Health Park’s Architectural Design Firm Sets the Stage for Strategic Expansion to Embrace Aggressive Growth, Innovation, and Diversity

Gastonia, NC – January 11, 2022 – In response to increased demand for its award-winning architectural and professional design services, Pendulum Studio, a Kansas City, MO-based design firm, is announcing its expansion into Gastonia, NC

Pendulum Studio, an architectural design firm devoted to strategy-oriented projects and client-centered relationships, has spent over a decade implementing their design philosophy and process from region to region. Pendulum has a diverse portfolio of projects across the Country, including 28 sports and entertainment facilities. Their proven track record has created an opportunity to expand their footprint in the City of Gastonia to leverage the area’s diverse architecture, design, and community enhancement. 

Pendulum creates award-winning designs and innovative concepts under the leadership of award-winning architect and CEO Jonathan O’Neil Cole, who has made significant impacts on communities across the nation for the last 15 years. Mr. Cole has an eye for design that is complemented by his ability to realize the potential of every project to deliver long-term value to his clients and their stakeholders. He has developed an expertise in the development of community-oriented designs that foster environmental and economic sustainability.

In October 2017, Pendulum was selected from amongst several qualified architectural firms by the City of Gastonia to design CaroMont Health Park, the transformative sports and entertainment anchor in the Franklin Urban Sports and Entertainment District (FUSE). With the announcement of real estate developer and entrepreneur, Brandon Bellamy, as owner of the Gastonia Honey Hunters, Pendulum was tapped by the City of Gastonia to fine-tune the ballpark design to reflect the personality and operational needs of the organization. 

“Brandon Bellamy describes the shared qualities of the Honey Hunters brand and the City of Gastonia as resilient, fearless, and determined — all of which resonate with me and who I am as an individual and what Pendulum has had to be to thrive in the sports architecture marketplace for the last 15 years,” said Jonathan O’Neil Cole, Founding Principal, Pendulum Studio. “I’ve had the privilege of developing relationships with Mayor Walker Reid, III, and the City of Gastonia staff as we collaborated over the last three years to make FUSE a success. This partnership elevated my decision to move forward with opening a satellite office in the heart of the FUSE district, and to make a positive impact in the Gaston community.”  

The super graphics, signage, and wayfinding throughout CaroMont Health Park is the product of hours of collaboration between Bellamy and Cole.

Pendulum has set the stage for strategic expansion to embrace aggressive growth, innovation, and diversity. As they look toward the future, Pendulum plans to continue collaborating with the Honey Hunters and the City of Gastonia with a focus on launching the second phase of the economic redevelopment vision for adjacent parcels.  For a sneak peek of this vision:


About Pendulum Studio:
We are more than a studio, more than architects, more than designers, we are a movement – a movement that creates the right solutions that perform beyond expectation, beyond definition. As experts in an array of architectural types, we have focused our practice on community enhancement, specialty projects, and sports facility design. Although we are a small firm, a key differentiation between Pendulum and large firms is the fact that when you select Pendulum you get dedicated and direct involvement of the principal owner of the firm. Our principal owner is a “working principal” so the high expectations we have outlined for our staff is the same expectation of our principal as it relates all aspects of project delivery including sketching, drafting, 3D modeling, project documentation, and exhibiting an overall knowledge of advanced industry technology and market trends. For more information on Pendulum Studio, visit

About Jonathan Cole:
Jonathan Cole is the founding principal of Pendulum Studio, a Kansas City, MO based architectural practice that specializes in the design and documentation of civic structures, multi-family housing, and sports facilities. Cole is responsible for national business development, design, and management of sports projects that range in value from five to fifty million dollars each. He has an eye for design that is complimented by his ability to realize in every project the potential to deliver long-term value to his clients and their stakeholders. Cole has developed an expertise in the development of community-oriented designs that foster environmental and economic sustainability. It is for this reason that Cole is considered one of the leading minds in the sports facility design world.

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