Service: Project Management

Senior Services Intergenerational Center for Arts & Wellness

Senior Services Intergenerational for Arts & Wellness

Workplace Architecture + Design has been working with Senior Services on the planning and
design of their new Intergenerational Center for Arts and Wellness since 2019. Planning and
research began on the groundbreaking facility by studying the benefits of intergenerational
connections and strategies to implement them within a facility. Centering around a new home
for the Elizabeth and Tab Williams Adult Day Center and a new preschool/childcare facility for
Family Services, the project has integrated a number of local partners to cohabitate within a
single one-of-a-kind facility to offer community programs that benefit older adults and younger
adults–providing services focused around arts and wellness, for a wholistic approach to health
and wellbeing.
The complexity of the project revolves around creating a cohesive facility with a number of
organizations operating harmoniously. Within the building is the Williams Adult Day Center,
Family Services child care, the Hispanic League, Novant Health, Winston-Salem State University,
Atrium Health Wake Forest-Baptist’s Sticht Center, Sawtooth School for Visual Arts, Second
Harvest Food Bank of NWNC, and others. The facility centers around the Main Street Concept,
which symbolizes the fact that all these partners are providing a community of services to
Forysth County residents. This is a city within a building.

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.

Inmar at One West Fourth

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.

Garner Foods- Downtown Winston-Salem

Having a community presence.

Garner Food Company, the makers of Texas Pete hot sauce, relocated their executive offices to downtown Winston-Salem, NC to provide more of a community presence promoting TW Garner’s rich history, culture, and brand. The company desired a space that accommodated their need to be more efficient and effective within the organization by removing barriers to performance. In addition to the offices, the headquarters features a new 1,600sf state-of-the-art test and demonstration kitchens on the first floor. The glass façade at the demonstration kitchen certainly catches the eye of bystanders walking down busy fourth street. 

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.

The HUB @ Davidson College

The Jay Hurt Hub @ Davidson is a cutting-edge, LEED-certified facility that aims to both connect with and help build a vibrant Lake Norman-area technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship community. 

Located at the main entrance to the building and adjacent to the core elements, the Social Commons is where students, faculty, coworkers and technology tenants of the building will naturally gather for healthy beverages, hang out, and collaborate. Innovation depends greatly on the serendipitous interaction of entrepreneurs that will occur as users move through this central gathering zone. Connecting companies, community partners, and the college in a world-class collaborative space. 

The VanDeman Innovation Lab anchors the facility and supports the college’s primary uses. It serves as the home for the college’s innovation, entrepreneurship, and emerging technology programs. Included is this area are spaces like the innovation classroom for engaging students in real-world problem solving through the R+D ² Program and exploring digital learning R&D, and The Startup Alley- small, private collaboration spaces for students to work on long-term projects or start their next business venture. All of the spaces throughout allow for open collaboration that are flexible, modular, and tech-forward. The adjacent coworking space offers 15 private office suites and 36 open plan benching seats for local startups, freelancers and entrepreneurs as well as use by Davidson College students, faculty and alumni. The Hurt Hub will bring students, faculty, companies, and community partners together.

VF Corporation Headquarters

As a nearly complete renovation of VF Corporation’s 179,000 square foot Greensboro facility, a key goal was to restack the building to create a cohesive and collaborative work environment, while co-locating teams. Working with Rapt Studio, out of San Francisco, the team, upgraded infrastructure and designed flexible workspaces to enhance employee well-being and productivity. The design incorporated sustainable principles and reflected VF Corporation’s brand identity. The end result was a comprehensive transformation of the existing space into a modern, efficient, and collaborative work environment that supports VF Corporation’s business objectives. The new space not only provides employees with a comfortable and productive place to work but also helps to reinforce VF Corporation’s culture and brand identity.


Hafele Exteriors 3B

Since 1971, Häfele has been an international leader in the hardware industry.  Häfele’s global headquarters are located in Nagold, Germany, where the company was originally founded.  However, in order to properly serve the North America markets, in 1989 Häfele established the Häfele America Company, located in Archdale, NC. Given plans for growth and their current space constraints, the leadership team contracted Workplace A+D to conduct a programming study which then lead into the development of space planning and construction documents for the hardware company. The construction totaled a little over $8 million of expansion and renovation space for their headquarters office. Workplace A+D acted as the lead point of contact providing full service Project Management and Interior Design from project initiation through completion. Workplace A+D managed the project design team, monitored the schedule and provided reporting to Senior Management.  Workplace A+D developed the Schematic Design for the project including spaceplace, selection of colors and materials, millwork, ceiling plans, and furniture layout.  

“The completion of this sleek, stylish facility serves as a renewal of our company’s commitment to Archdale. This expansion gives our employees a modern, up-to-date workplace where all can efficiently collaborate and innovate. And we’ve got room to expand beyond that.” – Paul K. Smith, president of Häfele America Co. 

Cornerstone Charter Academy

Workplace A+D (Workplace) served as Cornerstone Charter Academy’s Project Manager, establishing, monitoring and reporting to the Owner the performance of the overall design requirements, total project budget, schedule, and building commissioning plan for the projects to be executed at 7800 Airport Drive. Workplace coordinated with the Architect, General Contractor, and Owner’s Vendors  in the successful performance of the project based on Cornerstone Charter Academy’s criteria. The project included the following proposed sub-projects:

 • The renovation and adaptive reuse of a four-story 87,000 SF office building to be converted into K-12 Classroom space

 • The construction of a new 12,000 SF single-story gymnasium facility

 • The addition of athletic ballfields to the site master-plan

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.