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Park Shops Adaptive Reuse / Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee

  • 01:00 - 14 December, 2011
Park Shops Adaptive Reuse / Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee
Park Shops Adaptive Reuse / Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee, Courtesy of JWest Productions
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Raleigh, NC, United States
  • Project Team

    Donna Francis, Don Kranbuehl, Clymer Cease, Irvin Pearce, Rob Harkey
  • Client

    North Carolina State University
  • Area

    51.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2009

From the architect. A three-story, 50,000-square-foot classroom and research building at North Carolina State University, with lecture halls, laboratories, advising offices, a television production studio, video editing suites, and an internet café. The L-shaped structure defines a new campus plaza. This project received a 2011 National AIA CAE Facility Design Merit Award.

Courtesy of JWest Productions
Courtesy of JWest Productions

Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee sought to preserve one of the oldest spaces on campus—a 1914 masonry building that once housed steel shop classes—and update it in a way that sets off its history and texture. The architects gutted the structure, removing gypsum board walls and sandblasting the brick beneath. They cleared two intersecting paths through the wings on the main level, echoed by similar paths on the ground level. Where the corridors meet, PBC+ L removed a third-floor bay of restrooms to bring the lobby to double height and allow light from the clerestory windows to filter down. At the main stair, they cut away a section of floor to open up views of all three stories. Visitors descend the stair to a glassed-in café pavilion, which serves as Park Shops' new main entrance. Contrasting old materials with new, the architects left narrow gaps between the brickwork and some of the ceiling edges, so that thin strips of light wash over the bricks and reveal their texture.

Courtesy of JWest Productions
Courtesy of JWest Productions
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Allison East · December 20, 2011

RT @goodnightral: Great work and photos. One of oldest spaces on NC State campus gets a modern makeover http://t.co/y4udrTFR…

Jennifer H Attride · December 17, 2011

Check our multi-award winning rehab of beloved NCSU bldg http://t.co/s0DXDtDY

JonathanBerkleyRoss · December 16, 2011

Park Shops! I fucking love this bldg #Wolfpack http://t.co/wRghA2Hm via @archdaily

Josh Bielick · December 16, 2011

Great work and photos. RT @georgesmartTMH One of oldest spaces on NC State campus gets a modern makeover by PBC+L: http://t.co/wFLGFnNJ

Jean Marie Livaudais · December 16, 2011

Love what PBC+L did with Park Shops--on ArchDaily! http://t.co/aANxYXLK

Imran Aukhil · December 16, 2011

Great to see some of the my old setting on @archdaily! Park Shops by PBC+L: http://t.co/5AdmWWkZ via @georgesmartTMH

Miller Taylor · December 16, 2011

Great to see some of the my old setting on @archdaily! Park Shops by PBC+L: http://t.co/5AdmWWkZ via @georgesmartTMH

Goodnight, Raleigh! · December 16, 2011

Great work and photos. RT @georgesmartTMH One of oldest spaces on NC State campus gets a modern makeover by PBC+L: http://t.co/wFLGFnNJ

jaime fuentes · December 15, 2011

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Daniel G. Cordon · December 15, 2011

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