Tag Archives: renovation

Empire Hotel Adaptive Reuse Project

We are excited to share an update regarding our ongoing adaptive reuse design project: Empire Hotel in Salisbury, North Carolina. Historical Empire Hotel This outstanding building is located in vibrant downtown Salisbury. It served as a hub of the city for many decades and, therefore, was recognized as a prominent landmark. The hotel’s primary facade…

Refresh and Rebrand: An Adaptive Reuse Story

When most people think about rebranding, they think about product marketing. They certainly do not think about architecture. But why not? Rebranding is more than just corporate colors. It is: The perception of the firm or company; aka its personality. What experience do you want your customers to have when they walk in? How do…

Design stewardship

Project Stewardship (#5 of 10 Principles)

What does “project stewardship” mean? Sometimes project stewardship is literal; like when we were recently commissioned for our 5th project for the 3rd owner of the same property. Other times project stewardship involves helping clients make long-term decisions. These decisions, for example, might include using advanced building science strategies that create healthier, more resilient, lower…

Undergoing a Modern Transformation

Construction Progress – Modern Transformation Construction is well underway on a modern transformation of a mid-century home. This home is located on a steep, wooded upper Chastain hillside. The exterior walls and roofs are intact and the interior walls are ready for solid partitions. This project features the use of planar site retaining walls to…