Wheelchair Lift for Microsoft Treehouse Wins POM

Congratulations to the fine folks at Mobility Concepts of Fife, Washington.  Their submission of photos from Microsoft in Redmond, Washington has earned the the Garaventa Lift Project of the Month for February, 2018.

Treehouse Gains Accessibility

Treehouse Gains Accessibility

Microsoft has rigged up three high tech treehouses for employees to work and meet in up in Redmond’s Pacific Northwest Douglas firs.  The elaborate meeting rooms were built by Pete Nelson, host of the TV show Treehouse Masters. 

Two-stop Genesis Vertical Platform Lift

Two-stop Genesis Vertical Platform Lift

The treehouses are a part of Microsoft’s “outdoor districts” which are connected to buildings around its Redmond campus.  The company built the treehouses after a recent employee survey found many workers would like to work outdoors more if they could.  A Garaventa, Genesis, VPL, was included in the design allowing for two of the three treehouses to be accessible to all employees.

The lifts are two-stop Garaventa Genesis vertical platform lifts with factory-

Doors have Power Openers

Doors have Power Openers

made enclosures.  The enclosures are enclosed on top with shed-style sloping roofs and have painted steel panel walls.  Walls are also available with clear or bronze plexiglas or laminated safety glass.

Vertical Lift for South San Fran Biz Center nets Nov POM

Our congratulations and appreciation go out to Tom Sena, Neil Hankin, Brian Trueman, David Lair and the rest of the great team at Hankin Specialty Elevator of Rancho Cordova, California.  Vertical Platform LiftTheir submission of photos from a new business park in South San Francisco, California has earned them another Garaventa Lift Project of the Month, this one for November, 2017.

The installation is a beautiful example of modern Wheelchair Liftaccessibility to a open mezzanine area using a Genesis Enclosure vertical platform wheelchair lift.  The lift is a fully code-compliant accessibility solution, easy to use and practical.  Vertical Lift Top LandingThe model being used is a Genesis Enclosure GVL-EN-144, mounted in a 3″ pit to allow for level access at the lower landing.  Everything about the lift is pretty standard, except that the architect chose to have the lift painted an optional RAL color (RAL 9003).

Centerpiece LULA Enclosure wins October POM

DSCN3418This month, we are sending our appreciation and support to Handi-Lift Inc. of Carlstadt, New Jersey.  Congratulations to Bob Grigorov, James Boydston and the rest of the great professionals at Handi-Lift.  Their installation of a LULA Elevator DSCN3481 (640x360)at the Mediterraneo restaurant in White Plains, NY has earned them the Garaventa Lift Project of the Month for October, 2017.

DSCN3449 (640x360)The elevator is a three-stop unit installed right in the middle of this new modern and upscale restaurant.  It is a very impressive installation.  The location of the elevator within the establishment ensures it is seen as an architectural centerpiece.  The elevator was supplied with a custom-colored aluminum and glass enclosure by Garaventa.  The elevator cab is also aluminum and glass.

The top landing is connected to the top seating area by a beautiful catwalk.  The view from this area is spectacular, since all of the exterior walls are made from tinted glass panels.