On November 6, 2020, Gateway hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate their new facility to founding director Phil Emory and Nancy Stewart Emory. Other notable attendees included Greenville Mayor Knox White, Martha Spinks, and Lieutenant Governor Pamela Evette.
Gateway’s mission is to improve the quality of life for adults with mental illness in Greenville. Through their “clubhouse” approach, members are provided a traditional workday experience, working alongside Gateway staff members to complete daily activities. This community setting offers individuals a sense of structure to help regain purpose in their lives. Once their confidence is restored over time, they can participate in multiple opportunities available through the Gateway Clubhouse Model.
Trehel provided construction services for a new 21,500 square-foot, two-story Tudor style facility. The new “clubhouse” building features steel frame construction with a concrete second floor and wood roof trusses with wood stud infill. There are multiple offices on each level within the interior space, a large gathering area, conference rooms, and two commercial kitchens.
The project featured extensive site work and the removal of 3,148 cubic yards of rock before beginning construction. Initially, blasting was considered for this process because of the vast quantity of granite to be removed and project duration. However, due to proximity to residential areas, this was not an option, and therefore the rock was manually chipped and removed with heavy equipment. While this caused the project to be delayed by two months, Trehel completed the work for almost half of the preliminary budget and returned savings to the owner. Additional site work also featured underground detention along with expanded parking for staff and commercial transit vehicles.
LS3P provided architectural design services for the building. Our Trehel construction project team consisted of Jack Weber, Senior Project Manager, VP of Project Management, John Folk, Senior Estimator and Donnie Phaneuf serving as Project Superintendent.
In 1984 Gateway’s founding members hired Phil Emory as executive director to implement a Clubhouse model of rehabilitation modeled after Fountain House in New York City, the oldest and most effective psychiatric rehabilitation program in the United States.
Since then, Gateway has served more than 1,400 members and trained more than 2,200 colleagues on the Clubhouse model. We’re proud to be a pillar of hope for people with mental illness in our community and continue to help affected individuals regain purpose and joy every day. Today, Executive Director Randy Redlinger continues to expand our program.
For more information visit; https://gateway-sc.org/