This project involved the relocation of FNB Southeast’s Headquarters from Reidsville, NC to a high profile address in Greensboro NC. The complete design and interior upfit of this 25,000 SF facility was accomplished in less than 12 weeks from start to finish. Services included coordination of space planning with the project architect, color and material selections for the interior architecture, millwork design, furniture selection, specification and bidding, artwork and accessories.
Service: Interior Design
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.
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.
Qorvo Building M
Workplace Architecture + Design served as Lead Design Consultant for Qorvo’s new three-story Mobile headquarters on their Greensboro, NC campus. Our firm completed an extensive, 258-page programming book that documented needs and requirements of the new building which was used to secure a development team for the new construction. Also serving as interior design lead for the project, our team combined best practice workplace concepts to meet detailed project goals for Qorvo’s new Mobile facility. The building combines 115,000 square feet of flexible, innovative office environment with 35,000 square feet of advanced microelectronics labs to provide a work environment designed to stimulate innovation and collaboration while simultaneously benefiting employee health and wellness.
During the design phase, our team worked with Qorvo to design and bid an extensive, kit-of-parts, furniture package that has been highly coordinated with the project’s design and goals. Our team has since helped translate the furniture and design features of the new Qorvo Mobile Building into a nation-wide facility standard and guideline for Qorvo’s US-based workplaces. Serving in a national design manager role, our team has worked on several additional, highly engaged and innovative projects for Qorvo, including their IDP Headquarters in Texas and their new Mobile addition in Florida.
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.
Stuart Motor Company
Workplace Strategies worked with Owen Architecture on the Interior Design and the Federal and State Historic Rehabilitation documentation for the Stuart Motor Company building. Built in 1926, the building was formerly an automobile showroom, garage, and service station for the Stuart Motor Company. Mr. Stuart and his family even occupied a suite of apartments on the second floor. The renovation began in 2007 with the rear two-thirds of the building, which is now the home to Coltrane Grubbs & Whatley, PLLC. To accentuate the building’s utilitarian history, the original brick and steel girder structure was left exposed on the interior.
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.
Novant Health: Salem Health/Gateway Center
Salem Health Solutions is a clinically-focused healthcare information management group devoted to supporting its parent organization, Novant Health. Workplace Architecture + Design worked with the company and East Coast Capitol, the developer of the Southeast Gateway project in Winston-Salem, to design the renovation of a 1960’s era two-story office building combining period concepts with image and identity statements derived from the client’s brand personality. The project included programming the space requirements for the consolidation of two user groups into this 20,000 SF space. Design concepts organized around the forms, colors and shapes of the 1960’s era, to create a playful and energetic space with integrated information and visual display technologies to support their innovation culture. Responding to the client’s request for day lighting and exterior views throughout the space, exterior glazing was added to the longest elevations, and a two story gathering space and break area was created with a cut-out of the second story floor plate.
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.
Krispy Kreme Corporate Headquarters
This complete renovation of 370 Knollwood updated the Krispy Kreme headquarters to give their workspace more efficiency as well as incorporated brand expression into the space. Krispy Kreme continued to occupy the 70,000 SF of space during the multi-phased renovation.
Visitors are welcomed, with coffee and doughnuts, to the new two story lobby space connected by a circular stainless steel stair and waterfall, emulating the iconic production line where the doughnuts are bathed in the hot glaze. A custom display in the lobby traces the rich history of the 75+ year old company, and leads to a colorful common break area that doubles as a meeting space.
The updated work areas and meeting rooms are even “glazed” with glass walls and “frosted” with a gradient dot film that provides privacy while still allowing natural light into the building center. Employee beverage stations on each floor are encircled with a vibrant nod to the HOT NOW sign that fans recognize worldwide.