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Local Construction Tour: 227 Fayetteville St

  • 227 Fayetteville Street Raleigh, NC, 27601 United States (map)

Please join us on Thursday March 17 as Triangle YAF checks out the recent renovation of the 227 Fayetteville Street, an 11-story building that opened up in 1964 as the Wachovia Bank Building.  The Tour will be led by an interior designer at Ratio Architects, who is working on renovating a suite for Ratio's new office. The building's renovations are nearly complete and there is plenty of mid-century / contemporary architecture goodness to enjoy.  

The recent renovation of 227 Fayetteville Street represents a unique design challenge in terms of not only retrofitting an existing fifty year old high rise building but also how the renovation had socio-economic impacts on an ever-growing urban fabric.  The notion of salvaging and re-purposing an existing structure not only represented a sustainable design philosophy, it also lent itself to discovering new ways to think about how commercial office spaces work using current technologies.  A project of this scale and scope required the cooperation of many different groups and types of people working together for the goal of creating a successful and versatile building that brings people together.

More about the building: http://www.227thisiswhere.com/#meets

Meeting Place on Site:  front door lobby facing Fayetteville Street (to be confirmed)

Parking Directions:  paid parking is available on any adjacent streets or nearby parking decks

RSVP email address:  yaftriangle@gmail.com

Safety Gear Required:  none

+ You'll be able to count this tour for AIA LU credit.

Participants will be able to recognize the design challenges of doing a major renovation on an existing high rise building.

Participants will be able to discover how the different building suites were designed around existing structure and building systems.

Participants will be able to evaluate how the design of a contemporary renovation maintains and celebrates the integrity of the original character.

Participants will be able to examine how architects work with building owners and/or leasing agents to help promote the building to potential new tenants.



Earlier Event: March 9
Wake Tech StudioDROP
Later Event: March 31
Ice Cream + Planning