This new restaurant took over a former industrial machine shop building that was vacant for many years. We collaborated with Ergo Architecture in San Diego to create a space that would celebrate the beauty of the existing structure, notably exposed brick walls and bowstring trusses. The dining area was kept as open as possible to emphasize the rhythm of the structure. The kitchen was built in an adjoining structure. The bar is within the large open dining space with glass doors that open into the exterior beer garden. The space was a challenge to satisfy all the necessary design and code conditions to change the use from an industrial building to a restaurant, but the result is a wonderful adaptive reuse of a building that sat vacant for far too many years.
Great Lakes Cycle and Fitness
Ann Arbor. Michigan
The owner of Great Lakes Cycle & Fitness purchased a vacant tire shop in order to convert the space into a bike shop. The program essentially retained the space as-is with minor interior modifications. The tire racking and mezzanine structure was adjusted and supported by a new structural system to create suitable bays for retail. Mezzanine pieces were salvaged and reused for 2 new stairs and a new guardrail. The old full height garage doors were replaced with a curtain wall and a glass garage door to allow as much daylight as possible into the space. A new bike shop was a very fitting new use for the vacated tire shop.
ASU Student Recreation Center
Boone, North Carolina
The design of the student recreation center fits with the forms and materials of existing campus buildings. The building is approximately 120,000 square feet and features include a smoothie bar, a 50 ft, a climbing wall, a cardio theater, a weight room area, an indoor walking/running track, a 50M swimming pool, indoor basketball courts, and the Outdoor Program Center. The programming objective was to have all activity units centrally located on one site.
Design: 2004 (staff architect at Corley Redfoot Zack)
Town of Chapel Hill Operation Center
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
The Town Operations Center was the largest capital project in Town government's history at $52 million. The entire lot is 89 acres with the center complex comprising four buildings occupying about 54 acres.
The town operation center was designed as a sustainable campus composed of traditional functional utilitarian shed forms. All structures take advantage of their location on site to provide as much natural daylight as possible.
The project includes a geothermal heating system, underground tanks to hold rainwater for flushing toilets and irrigation, and passive and active solar design features.
Design: 2003 (staff architect at Corley Redfoot Zack)
Administrative Office Building
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
This office building was built to provide administrative space for the University of North Carolina. The open plan allowed for each department to plan their space as needed. The roof design provides shading during the hot summer months. The curving staircases provide interest to break up the larger masses of each form.
Design: 2002 (staff architect at Corley Redfoot Zack)