Second Harvest Food Bank was quickly outgrowing their current facility in Winston-Salem and partnered with Workplace Architecture+Design to plan, find the best site, and design their new headquarters. The goal of the project was to allow for their entire operations to be housed under a single roof, provide room for growth and expanded service offerings to the community, and provide a technology-rich and progressive work environment that will allow for new opportunities to engage partners, volunteers, and their workforce in ensuring that Northwest North Carolina provides food for all–encompassing their tagline: Everyone Deserves to Eat. Beginning with a detailed programming exercise, Workplace A+D developed detailed facility requirements that were deployed against a number of existing and new sites–ultimately landing on the redevelopment of a brownfield site in Whitaker Park with a new 140,000 SF state-of-the-art facility. The facility includes nearly 10,500 square feet of Culinary space–including teaching kitchens and classrooms,a production kitchen, and a catering kitchen, around 95,000 square feet of warehousing space (including roughly 13,000 square feet of refrigeration) to foster the receipt and distribution of food to the community, and around 34,000 square feet of office space for the SHFB employees and their volunteer base.The facility design delivers a flexible working environment, an abundance of natural light, and a technology-rich facility to allow innovation to flourish.This project won the NAIOP 2023 Industrial Project of the Year.Second Harvest Food Bank is a non-profit serving the Northwest North Carolina region to help eliminate hunger in our region. Our team assisted with programming, site selection and feasibility studies prior to completing the full design and project execution. As part of the project, we had input from a number of community-based organizations and community-based volunteers to help guide how the facility could help improve upon the service offerings the Second Harvest Team deployed.
Project Type: Non-Profit
Senior Services Headquarters
This 30,000 SF facility created a new home for this private non-profit organization devoted to helping the elderly live with dignity through a variety of community and volunteer based programs.
The facility program included headquarters office space, program and educational spaces, a volunteer lounge and fitness center, and a Meals-On-Wheels packing and meal delivery center. The entrance to this space begins to tell the story of Senior Services, a private non-profit agency serving the needs of the elderly in the Triad area. Moving to their new 30,000 square foot facility and consolidating several locations gave them the opportunity to strengthen their identity in the community. Distancing the rotunda reception area from the entrance, and angling the wall, gave the designers the opportune space for graphics to communicate the spirit of the agency and recognize their supporters.
The skylit rotunda makes a physical link between the three primary functions – office and support space, community education space, and volunteer center, while the timeline wall makes an emotional link to all generations who visit the facility.
Peachtree Christian Health Adult Day
In order to meet a pressing community need, Peachtree Christian Health decided to renovate their existing 18,412 square foot hospice into a state-of-the-art Life Enrichment Center to provide adult day healthcare services to the greater Atlanta population. Based on our unique experience with the design of adult day health centers, Peachtree Christian Health retained Workplace Architecture + Design to help bring their new vision to life.Coupled with a renovation of the existing facility, three additions, totaling just over 6,000 square feet, were added to bring the building to 24,458 square feet. Merging a unique building shape, the additions serve to expand and connect the two wings of the facility to create ample programming space–including two Activity Kitchens, a renovation of the existing commercial kitchen,a spa, health and wellness areas, educational and training zones, and flexible use space. The central ‘Neighborhood’ addition not only serves as a large multi-purpose space for events and programming, but also helped to create an enclosed courtyard, where horticultural and exercise activities take place.The three additions were designed to merge with and maximize the use of the existing facility, while bringing in ample natural light deep into the building, all to create a facility of health, growth, and enrichment.Peachtree Christian Health took an existing hospice facility and renovated it–including three infill additions–into a new Adult Day Care facility, providing services for both older and younger adults. The three additions included two new activity kitchens and a multi-purpose room, amongst other administrative functions. The renovations maintained the character of the original building while adding value and new functional life to the facility. Our team was responsible for the full design, construction administration, and furniture-related services.
North Wilkesboro Adult Day Health Center
Workplace Architecture + Design (Workplace) provided design services for all interior spaces within the new Adult Day Health Center located in a renovated retail building. Scope of work involved finish selections and specifications, signage selection and specifications, furniture selection and specification, installation documentation and contract administration for all areas.
Family Services Gateway Center Headquarters
Workplace A+D provided programming and conceptual design along with Troxell Architecture to create the first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified building in Forsyth County, Workplace A+D ensured all building materials and furnishings met LEED criteria as well as managing the documentation for the certification process.
Goodwill Opportunity Campus
Workplace Architecture + Design worked with Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont to provide LEED consultation services including administration and project certification using the US Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED rating system.
Shelby Life Enrichment Center
Workplace Architecture + Design (Workplace) worked with the management of the Life Enrichment Center (Owner), a private non-profit organization in Shelby, NC, to develop a statement of Facility Program requirements for the planning of a new Adult Day Care and Health Services Center. The programming effort included multiple days spent on site with the amazing team of staff, learning how they do “whatever it takes” to serve their daily participants. Shelby LEC became the first LEED certified Adult Day Health Center in the US.