Unique Residential Elevator Nabs May POM

Our thanks and appreciation go out to Trever Hill, Ken Turpin and the rest of the great crew at Upper Canada Elevator, Ottawa. Their submission of photos of an Elvoron Residential elevator in Ottawa has earned them the Garaventa Lift Project of the Month for May, 2018.

pom-com-01Notice the bright gold COP and hall stations. In addition, the client chose brushed brass handrails to avoid the appearance of fingerprints.

pom-com-02The departure from the typical nickel finish on the gate hardware is one of the other things that makes this application unique. The bronze gate hardware matches the door and frame while providing contrast. Antique white panels have been installed in the accordion gate to match the rustic elegance of the stone wall.

pom-com-03The elevator also features maple raised panel cabin walls and ceiling. They provide a warm and welcoming ambience.

New Vertical Lift for Georgia Community

Our thanks and appreciation go out to Stewart Smith and the rest of the great crew at Genesis Elevator of Kennesaw, Georgia. Their submission of photos from the Seven Oaks Country Club in Alpharetta, GA has earned them the Garaventa Lift Project of the Month for April, 2018.

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Can you spot the Genesis Enclosure elevator? This project is a perfect example of an accessibility application that blends in with its environment. The champagne aluminum extrusions closely match the beige siding on the building providing an aesthetically pleasing installation.

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The Seven Oaks Country Club offers community events, a fitness center and other opportunities for homeowners to socialize with other residents. The Genesis Enclosure Elevator is a great addition to the community center and it will provide a fully code-complaint accessibility solution.

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.