THE RALEIGH ARCHITECTURE COMPANY
ADAPT AND REUSE
WINTER 2018 — COMMERCIAL OFFICE
Emphasis was placed on preserving a majority of the existing structure when converting a mechanic’s garage into commercial office space. Large steel plate wrappers with direct-set glazing and operable ventilation windows were added to consolidate existing garage bays. Where cars once entered, natural daylight is invited in and views out are unobstructed. Service program provides separation between spaces while allowing the texture and rhythm of the existing double-tee roof structure above to continue. To bolster community space and soften the pedestrian experience, a courtyard with shade trees replaced the previous parking lot between the sidewalk and building.