Flanders Architecture. Inc.
Client: Strayhorn Properties, Inc.
Size: 2-story – 4,100 sq.ft
Services: Architecture and Engineering
For over sixty years, this building operated as a modest retail clothing store and then a restaurant. With the surge of downtown becoming more attractive for professional office space, the owner commissioned the architect to restore the street front elevation to its original “art deco” style and remodel the interior space for a local engineering firm.
New construction focused on a new aluminum I glass storefront system in a tropical green color with a multicolored tiled concrete curb at the base. The original concrete structural shell of the building is painted white to be compatible with the “art deco” style and contrast with the many mundane beige buildings on the block.
With respect to downtown history, the original marquee retail sign of the clothing store was restored and remounted to remind all the local story of the specific location.