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.
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.
Expanding across the Carolinas, Flywheel opened its third location in Concord, March 2021. At Flywheel Coworking, they curate a community of people who are committed to growing their businesses. The programs include startup acceleration and opportunities for investors to participate in early- stage deals. The Social Commons is a place where members, coaches, and partners can mingle in a hospitality like environment. The design of the space also lets the historic character of the former Cabarrus Savings Bank shine through. The space offers approximately 20,000 square feet of small office suites, coworking, event space, seminar rooms, meeting rooms and amenities.
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 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.
Alex Lee, Inc. is a food retail and distribution company with its family of companies including Lowes Foods, LLC and Merchants Distributors. Following a detailed programming and creative visioning exercise, the project’s design transformed Alex Lee’s 1980’s office into a modern, more open, and collaborative office environment by exposing the original exterior brick walls, and ceiling structure, allowing natural light to flow into the building’s core.
The project was constructed in two-phase’s, with the first focusing on the 2nd floor office and employee break area’s; and the second phase renovating the Executive Office’s and guest entry experience by converting the traditional reception desk to a digital check-in kiosk and providing a guest beverage station. Each of the phases feature unique design and branding components that reflect their Carolina roots as seen in the retail stores.
Workplace Architecture + Design (Workplace A+D) worked with Fresh Market to provide Programming and Interior Design services for a new headquarters location in the Triad Region of North Carolina. After completion of the programming, WorkplaceA+D was retained to apply the detailed program to prepare Interior Design, Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Documents for the Tenant Improvements for the new headquarters.
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.
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.
Deere-Hitachi retained Workplace A+D to help increase capacity, collaboration, and employee wellbeing with a renovation of the second floor of their Kernersville, NC headquarters. The project included the renovation of just over 17,000 square feet of interior space — featuring a new breakroom, new open and enclosed office and collaborative spaces, and new restroom facilities for the staff. New furniture was also included within the scope of the project. With a new employee capacity of close to 100, Deere-Hitachi’s goals were achieved through cost-effective design strategies that increased floor density and improved staff work flows, while at the same time providing additional needed collaboration, meeting, and amenity space.