LOCATION: Durham, NC
PROJECT SIZE: 26,662 SQ FT
PROJECT COST: $4,400,000
The initial project called for the design of a new administrative building and update to the existing truck washing facilities on their existing site. After several new building locations were studied, we suggested that they consider the possibility of renovating the old incinerator building located on site. Although it was difficult to see past the over grown abandoned state of this three-story brick and concrete structure, the owner agreed to pursue the concept of recycling a building for its new administrative offices.
Subsequent design studies indicated that the owner’s program and budget could be accommodated in the existing building’s 22,000 Sq. Ft. plus 4,500 Sq. Ft. of new construction. The existing building’s three floors contain administrative offices, conference rooms, locker and shower rooms, exercise room, break room, toilet and mechanical rooms. The new adjoining construction consists of a 150-seat auditorium, main building entrance lobby and elevator tower.
A new truck washing platform and equipment are also included in the project near the smaller existing operations building. Site work included a 150-car parking area, repaving the existing truck parking area, new truck loop drive and extensive landscaping.
2004 AIA North Carolina Merit Award (State)
Photography: James West