FreemanWhite Completes $65 Million Construction On Southminster Retirement Community Project

From: MMI Public Relations
Published: Tue Sep 15 2009

David Segmiller, AIA, principal at FreemanWhite (, an architectural, engineering, interior design and consulting services firm for healthcare organizations worldwide, has announced the completion of a construction project for Southminster (, a Charlotte continuing care retirement community (CCRC). FreemanWhite added 89 Independent Living units, a wellness center and renovated all the public common areas, the health center and all the existing corridors of the eight-story project. The construction creates 300,000 square feet of new space and renovates 100,000 square feet of existing space at a total cost of $65 million.

The construction revitalizes Southminster, which faced an outdated campus. The community now has the ability to attract younger residents with competitors entering the market. Southminster is a nonprofit, accredited continuing care retirement community founded by two local churches. The Southminster campus is located at 8919 Park Road in Charlotte.

Founded in 1892, FreemanWhite is the oldest architectural firm in North Carolina and focuses on providing quality architectural, engineering, interior design and consulting services for healthcare organizations worldwide. For more information, visit

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"FreemanWhite is excited to provide these additions and renovations to Southminster’s campus," said Segmiller. "These facility upgrades make Southminster competitive and will solidify its stake in the future as younger residents begin to look for assistance in the next stages of their lives."

About FreemanWhite:
FreemanWhite provides architectural, engineering, interior design and consulting services for healthcare and senior living organizations worldwide. Founded in 1892, the firm has offices in Charlotte, N.C., Raleigh, N.C. and San Diego, Calif. and employs more than 200 professionals. FreemanWhite has received numerous awards and recognitions, including being ranked as the largest North Carolina architectural firm in 2008 by the Triangle Business Journal, and the 13th best architecture firm to work for nationally in 2007 by ZweigWhite. The firm also received the Gold Standard of Design Award from the University of Stirling for The Lodge at Buckshaw Retirement Community. For more information, please visit or call (704) 523-2230.

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