Fuller Group, Inc. has designed many multi-family buildings throughout the southeast. These buildings include apartment buildings, condominiums, and multi-use facilities (for example, residential over commercial). Locally, some examples of our work are the condominiums and retail buildings in McBee Station, Larkspur apartments on Woodruff Road, the Commons at Hampton Pinckney, and the Edge Condominiums on North Main. Fuller has also designed multi-story residential buildings from the mountains of Kentucky to the coasts of Florida.

Over the years, these types of buildings have come under intense scrutiny by many interested parties, especially in regards to the building envelope and even more so for buildings located near the coast. This scrutiny has led to a high percentage of litigation and it is cause for concern for those involved in the building process. At Fuller, we have successfully mitigated these concerns on the projects we have been involved with by paying attention to detail. In addition, our building envelope division is there to help our clients review flashing details, window and door specifications, and other construction details to help mitigate their risks.

Larkspur Pointe Apartment Complex

  • Simpsonville, SC
  • 145-unit apartment complex
  • Scope included design of housing units in addition to clubhouse, pool structures, garages, and various other amenity structures
  • Type V-A wood construction on post-tensioned slabs-on-grade

Constructed in 2015, Larkspur Pointe has 145 total units divided over seven different structures. The site was developed by STM Acquisition & Development, and the architect was Parks-Player Architecture and Planning, LLC. The scope of Fuller Group, Inc.’s services included the design of seven housing structures along with the clubhouse, garages, post office, and pool amenity structures.

The dwelling units consist of two-story wood framing supported by post-tensioned slabs-on-grade. The lateral force resisting system consists of wood framed shear walls with CLP’s rod system, used to combat overturning forces.

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McBee Station

  • Greenville, SC
  • 14-acre development with two city blocks of mixed-use spaces
  • Fuller Group, Inc. provided structural services for the commercial and condominium components
  • 80,000+ square feet of retail including Publix, Staples, and restaurants
  • 45,000+ square feet of condominiums above the commercial levels
  • Architecture by McMillan Pazdan Smith

Mixed-use developments pose a unique challenge to structural engineers due to the more complex layout of the spaces, the multiple tenant uses, and the tendency to utilize a mixture of structural systems including steel, concrete, masonry, cold-formed and wood elements. Our experience with a multitude of structural systems and complex designs makes multi-use design a natural for our firm.

This project brought a much-needed grocery store to the downtown area. The project is featured on the website for McMillan Pazdan Smith, where they state that the architects “drew upon the historic character of the downtown architecture and utilized a warehouse and historic mill approach to break up the overall mass of the building and maintain a pedestrian scale along the McBee Avenue facade.”  This approach created a beautiful modern cityscape on the east side of downtown that has been extremely successful.

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