Building Remodel Architecture and Design

Most existing buildings, although not entirely functional for today’s usage, are still structurally sound and can be re-utilized to better serve the occupants. We feel this not only is in line with the ‘green design’ concept, (reduce, reuse, recycle) but is also a great investment for the surrounding community. Remodeling or renovating an existing structure in an established district can bring new life to that area and help reduce the amount of waste going to the landfills. Noel Griffith Jr. & Associates Architects has a great interest in remodeling existing buildings and our Design Team is well versed in this area.

Bloedorn Lumber Corporate Office

Bloedorn Lumber Corporate Office

This project is currently under construction and involves transforming this existing building that once served as a financial facility, into a fully functional corporate office space for Bloedorn Lumber Company. This building was originally constructed in the early 1970’s, and is in the heart of downtown Torrington. This project presented an interesting challenge in that the basement, although large, had low ceilings. The ceiling height was only 7’-2”, which left little room for the mechanical and electrical upgrades that were needed in this building. To overcome this challenge and add valuable square-footage to the building, the basement floor was lowered to allow this space to not only be functional, but also more comfortable.

To improve the aesthetics of the exterior of the building, the existing brick façade is overlain with EIFS and synthetic stone, while arches and stone accents were added to the exterior to compliment the surrounding downtown architectural atmosphere.

Lincoln Community Complex

Lincoln Community Complex

This project was completed in 2010 and encompassed the renovation of an existing 1950s, single-story school building for the City of Torrington to use as their community complex, which is 42,000sf. This building includes the Torrington Police Department, the Municipal Court Room, the UW Outreach program, the local Food Bank, non-profit organizations, an Adult Day Facility, City Hall, the City Engineers office, a Children’s Day Care, and a community room with a full kitchen.

This building required all new mechanical, electrical, and communication systems due to its age. To provide the City of Torrington with the most energy efficient and cost appropriate mechanical system, full evaluations of different energy systems were evaluated and presented to the City of Torrington before the mechanical system was chosen.

SafeCard

SafeCard

This project was completed in 1995 and incorporated the renovation of an existing K-Mart facility into a well-functioning, highly-efficient office building. This renovation included the exterior and site design, as well as 120, 000sf interior space which included open offices, a cafeteria, several office suites, and an exercise room with separate locker rooms. Noel Griffith Jr. & Associates continue to provide interior tenant finishes for new occupants of the building.

Wyoming State Bank

Wyoming State Bank

This project involved remodeling an existing building and was completed in 2007. The building was previously functioning as a restaurant, and therefore extensive interior remodeling was required. A new covered entry was added to the building to define the public entry and add visual interest to the building. In the rear of the building, a large canopy structure was added to facilitate the drive-through teller lines.