Type: Commercial Located In: Memphis, TN Square Footage: 7,534 Originally Built: 1900's
This former paint factory was long abandoned, save for annual use as a very convincing haunted house. Constructed from industrial materials, the stair serves as a visual homage to the building's factory past. Walls made from aluminum and glass allow minimal sources of natural light to filter throughout the space. The old and new contrast is further served by the existing wood floor and relatively untouched paint-splattered brick walls.
SOUTHBank commissioned us to restore and renovate two historic structures to serve as local branches of the regional bank. The Corinth facility, formerly the Downtown Post Office, received the Mississippi Historical Society's Award of Merit for Historic Preservation, the Mississippi Heritage Trust's Award of Merit for Historic Preservation, and the Mississippi Downtown Association Award of Merit.
This state-of-the-art performing arts center seats 450 and includes a gallery, reception facilities and the Dixie Carter Museum. While preserving the facades of the Court Square buildings, the new interior design complements the historic character. The theater is named after Carroll County's favorite daughter, Dixie Carter. Special theatrical consultant for the project is Ms. Carter's husband, Hal Holbrook.
We provided pre-design and planning services for this historic property located in downtown Memphis. Our work included existing conditions documentation for the classic building to be converted to apartments. We then provided numerous apartment and egress schemes to maximize rentable area and evaluate construction costs.
We were commissioned to renovate an historic downtown warehouse into offices for Oden Marketing & Design. The project encompassed full architectural services, space planning, and custom furniture design. While the interior design of the office space expresses the modern character of Oden, the fa�e remains a tribute to architecture at the turn of the century.
This redesigned park dedicated to musical great W.C. Handy stretches over an entire block of downtown Memphis. The grand entrance is bounded by brick colonnades and a prominent statue of the blues legend. Center is a covered main stage and a recessed seating area for 300 premier guests. The remainder of the park is a grass amphitheater which holds up to 3,500 fans for concerts and features historic, salvaged trees. The park's southeast corner houses a flexible exhibit/convention space and catering facility. The southwest corner houses public restrooms and a gift shop.
Architecture, Incorporated, in cooperation with the United States Navy, developed a design-build master plan for a new youth facility at the NSA base in Millington, Tennessee. The plan included coordinated site improvements, a new building and cost estimating projections for the project. It has yet to be constructed.
Architecture, Incorporated provided planning services for the study of a new Science and Technology Museum to be located in the Historic Police Building in Memphis. The 117,000 square foot facility will include a NASA Teachers Resource Center, offices, classroooms, theater, restaurant and gift shop, Challenger Learning Center and 60,000 square feet of permanent and rotating exhibit space. We provided design, site analysis, presentation graphics and cost estimating services. The project has yet to be constructed.
Architecture, Incorporated provided planning services for the development of a 187,000 square foot mixed use development on a prominent downtown corner. We supplied architectural design, structural, mechanical, electrical and fire supression analysis as well as cost estimating. The building contains ground floor commercial space, 306 parking spaces and 49,000 square feet of office use. To assist the developer and city with a better understanding of the aesthetics, we constructed, in-house, a model of the project and its surroundings. The project is, as yet, unbuilt.
Architecture, Incorporated is working with a local Memphis developer to re-develop a portion of the historic riverfront promenade into an arts district. Working with existing public buildings and streetscapes the project will transform a relatively unused portion of the riverbluff into a vibrant arts community.
The plans currently call for the addition of a "green roof" to a parking garage. This environmentally sensitive addition would add a sculpture garden, elevated public park and location for art gatherings and other events. A portion of Monroe Avenue would be closed from Front Street to Riverside Drive and converted to an outdoor amphitheater and artists market. The exisitng Cossett Library would be converted to an arts center with gallery space for rotating exhibits, educational classrooms and communal space for local artists to gather, demonstrate and create their works.