Our office is located in the Courtyard Building of the Design Center of the Carolinas, a collection of two-story turn-of-the-century brick adaptive reuse warehouse and manufacturing buildings adjacent to new East/West Blvd Light Rail Transit Station just south of uptown Charlotte in the Historic South End district. Originally a knitting mill, most of the original structure and language of the existing building remain in place.
The renovation of our office space was intended to reveal the existing architecture and enhance the steel and wood with low white and grey painted walls. Steel was added at the top of the walls, providing an “interior cornice” and enriching the visual dynamics of the interplay of the exposed steel. The existing large windows look into the adjacent alley and provide diffused natural light deep into the office, eliminating the need for artificial lighting during most of the business day.