Architects Ned Eller and Ralph Sounik of Design Associates (Founders of SEM Architects) Designed and produced the Construction Documents for The Kahiki, whose name literally translates as “Sail to Tahiti”. Construction began in June of 1960 at a cost of over a million dollars and the Kahiki opened her legendary doors in February of 1961. The design of the building was based on men’s meeting houses of New Guinea and the details featured along the curved roof were found on many of the war canoes of the region.


ISEM Architects in Association with Ned B. Eller AIA Designed and created Construction Documents for the Major Remodel of the Lewis Nissan facility per the, Nissan Retail Design Initiative dated 9/27/2010. In addition the current Suzuki Showroom and Wash facility at the SW corner of the site was demolished and a new wash facility was constructed on the property East of the current Suzuki Building.

REI Telecom

SEM Architects (SEM) in association with Elter Building Systems, Inc. prepared the Construction Documents for an office warehouse building consisting of approximately 3,600 square feet for the office portion and 8,000 square feet for the warehouse in accordance with the Owner's preliminary plan and space program needs.

Community Health Systems, Inc. - IT-CTR

SEM Architects in Association with Ned B. Eller AIA Designed and produced Construction Documents for the new Medical Office Bldg (MOB) and IT Center for the home office of Access Health that operates community health clinics through out the state of WV and processes electronic records for the clinics as well as regional hospitals. The facility was funded in part by the American Reinvestment and Redevelopment Act. The facility houses offices for the administrative staff, the IT staff, and a new IT center, with full emergency power back up.

L&S TOYOTA of Beckley, WV

SEM Architects in Association with Ned B. Eller AIA Designed and produced Construction Documents for Shawn Ball (Owner - L&S TOYOTA) for a Three Phase Project:
• PHASE 1 - Exterior Demolishing of the Existing Dealership Exterior EFIS and Toyota Image Portal;
• Exterior Renovation/ Construction of a new Aluminum Composite Metal Finish System and a new Translucent Portal. New Wall Panels 7,020 sq. ft.

Community Health Systems, Inc. MOB

SEM Architects in Association with Ned B. Eller AIA Designed and produced Construction Documents for the complete renovation of the first floor of an existing 1970’s MOB, Also included in the project was a new accessible first floor entrance and vestibule with sliding power doors. The renovation completely gutted the existing first floor and provided a revised layout with new plumbing, electrical systems, and air distribution for the entire floor. The new layout provides reception, waiting, exam rooms, doctor’s offices, nurse’s stations, public and private restrooms.

OSU Starling-Loving Hall

SEM Architects provided the conversion of several existing laboratory rooms into private and open offices. Work included asbestos abatement, demolition, new doors, window replacement, new walls, ceiling, and new finishes throughout. The MEP scope of work included demolition, new lighting, new power, new communication devices, new fire alarm devices, new key card access, new HVAC VAV boxes (with DDC), relocating and extending HVAC diffusers and ductwork, as well as new plumbing.

OSU Morehouse Tower

• Scope: Remodel of an existing Dock office, upgrade to blood laboratory. Scope of work includes demolition of existing ceiling and removal of existing lighting and HVAC diffusers and grills. An existing chute opening w/ 4 pneumatic tubes passing thru ceiling for lab results to be enclosed with 2 HR. fire protection.
• HVAC to be tested /modified for proper Air Balancing.
• Room to be painted.
• Add new work counter, drawers and outlets to accommodate two workstations. Existing storage room 117
• Cap off laundry chute and add 2 HR. fire protection.


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