3rd & Washington Before and After
July 28th 2017
Selkirk Development was in the process of purchasing an urban mixed-use property (office-retail) that was well located at a high traffic intersection but had been under poor management. The original building had good architectural lines but the two-story addition was not well thought out. We had a limited budget of $200K for “all” exterior upgrades. We approached Revamp Panels to see if they could come up with a concept that would not only fit the budget but be a positive example for this transitioning neighborhood. We not only approved their initial designs but had money left over from the $200K budget to expand the scope of work to include landscaping, lighting, and a second-floor deck area. Revamp’s proposal was based on larger projects scaled down into this smaller development:
- Branding: Determine a style and design that can be integrated into different products that will tie the development together and set it apart from the norm. This was accomplished using one of their modern patterns, Cascade. The expanded scope allowed Revamp to design wall sconces that brought the branding into the buildings.
- Highlight and hide: Hide poor existing design with metal canopies and overbuilds. Highlight good existing design with color, planters, and lighting.
- Combine Function and Art: Revamp uses their proprietary process to insert the cascade pattern into all metal products; soffit panels, overbuild structural posts, refuse and utility enclosure panels and gate, landscape bollards, wall sconces, and structural posts/beams for the canopy systems.
- Security: Since this is an urban project, security can be an issue. Revamp worked with us to minimize exposure without looking like normal security options.
- Lighting: Revamp provided us with ideas on what works best to highlight their metal products for impact to the high vehicular and pedestrian traffic. The lighting costs were consistent with other projects. Revamp suggested using low profile LED puck type lights to hide the fixtures and to use warm white as close to 2500K as possible to maximize shadow lines.
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