Change of Use Restoration
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.