Blueline Design



Green Apple Linen is a commercial linen service to the hospitality industry in the Berkshires. Looking to operate the business in Pittsfield, Green Apple obtained an abandoned 1923 garage and service station. Structural masonry repairs and new interior layouts were provided to accommodate new state of the art industrial equipment, offices, retail space and loading dock. The exterior facade of local concrete was structurally replaced and repaired throughout.


Change of Use Restoration

01 Facade

Significant water damage created a need for structural repair. This created the opportunity for a new business to make visual impact with a clean and modern branded front.

02 Structural Repairs

Though the facade was demolished, the remainder of the building maintained the original 1920's concrete blocks. The blocks were repaired as needed and restored. In adaptive reuse it is important to make as minimal of an impact and restore. In this case, locally made concrete blocks that have been restored to their former glory.

03 Ergonomics of the Operation

The largest investment of this building is the equipment itself. The building is serving the equipment. Because of this value and its sheer size, the plan of this reconstruction had to follow the operation. New HVAC systems and electrical was put in place to bring the building up to code. New Plan construction was designed within the arteries of the building (workfloors, lobby and offices) but the circulation of the exterior also needed consideration for the loading zones with commercial trucks.