Service: Architecture

Second Harvest Food Bank Northwest North Carolina

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.

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.

UNIFI Global Innovation Center

Unifi retained Workplace Architecture+Design to assist in the creation of their Global Innovation Center. Working closely with Unifi’s marketing and product development teams, Workplace conceptualized a renovation of approximately 11,000 SF of office space into an innovative, one-of-a-kind showroom. Unifi plans to utilize the new Global Innovation Center as a collaborative destination for their clients and partners to aid in the development of new ideas and products.As part of a second phase of the project, Workplace A+D lead the design of a complete renovation of the adjacent employee Commissary, tasked to bring the same level of detail, uniqueness and brand integration to the primary employee break room for the one million + square foot factory. Incorporating Unifi’s commitment to sustainability and playing off their expertise in fiber manufacturing, the design focuses on using natural materials in organic forms. The client tasked our team with maximizing curves in the space, which lead to custom designed concave walls, a 100’ long ‘Fiber Cloud’, and the use of Unifi’s own Reprieve Fiber in all the space’s upholstery.

NC Tech Paths – Masthead

The Masthead was the first location added to the Flywheel Affiliate program. A program offered as a service to communities wanting to deploy their own coworking innovation space while being part of the Flywheel space network. This 14,760 SF project involved the adaptive reuse of the former Wilkes Journal Patriot printing press production facility into a modern flex office space supporting regional technology teams working for major corporations as well as the local startup, solopreneurs and freelance entrepreneurs in the community. The design supports social interaction and programming as well as heads-down work zones, incorporating best practices in design attributes that support innovative behaviors and community building.

Flywheel Winston Salem

Flywheel LLC, The Flywheel Foundation, and Workplace Architecture + Design occupy the entire eighth floor of this newly-renovated 18 story tower at 500 W Fifth Street in Winston-Salem NC. The synergy gained by co-locating these three entities in the same space allows the team to work very collaboratively with other communities who are seeing to develop their own innovation centers. Our experience of designing, constructing, initial set-up and ongoing daily operation of this space, as well as our additional locations, gives us a very unique perspective and first-hand knowledge around coworking and innovations centers.

Inmar Headquarters Upfit

Workplace Architecture + Design acted as the lead point of contact providing full service Architecture, Interior Design and Contract Administration from project initiation through completion. Workplace A+D managed the project design team, monitored the schedule and provided reporting. Scope of work included the sub-contracting and supervision of engineering services, and construction contract administration. Workplace A+D has had a long standing relationship with Inmar through multiple moves and design reconfigurations for the ever changing workplace environment.

Furman University 101 N Main

Furman University wanted an innovative space in downtown Greenville, SC. Workplace Architecture + Design completed the programming, architecture, interior design, and furniture specifications for this project. The space was designed for a variety of uses such as alumni gatherings, classrooms, flexible meeting space.

Crescent One

Flywheel Greenville will be the anchor tenant for the Crescent Startup Community. Projected to open in Fall of 2023, the coworking innovation center will have forty private office suites, several coworking areas, a large event space, seminar rooms, and a social commons. This innovation Center will also house Furman University’s Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, South Carolina Research Authority, and VentureSouth.

500 W. Fifth, LLC Lobby

Workplace Architecture + Design  worked with Flow Properties to completely renovate the main lobby of this 1978 high rise as part of the total building renovation. The new design aligned and brighten the two story space and introduced the focal point monumental connecting stair that accentuates the dramatic angles of the building. The stair design allows the lobby to serve multiple functions including hosting events for the building tenants.

Kontoor Brands

Following Workplace Architecture + Design’s  successful work and renovation of VF’s Greensboro  headquarters, newly minted Kontoor retained the firm to perform full service architectural and interior design for the renovation of the third floor of historic Revolution Mills to house the Design and Innovation teams of Wrangler and Lee. The project filters ample natural light into the flexible and collaborative working space, provides for specialized product demo/showcase zones (Design Plaza), and mixes eclectic design elements fit for the creative arm of Kontoor.