WRIGHT ARCHITECTS DEBUTS THEIR KINGSTON OFFICE
Wright Architects recently took a vacant executive bank office, lost in an era of drab carpets and shoulder padded wood conference room paneling, and transformed it into an open, modern work space primed for the twenty first century.
Located on the second floor of the 1950s Wells Fargo Bank Building in the up and coming Stockade District of Uptown Kingston, Wright Architects’ first order of business was to assess what qualities of the space could be salvaged and reused and what had to be removed to make way for new ideas. The firm kept some of the existing offices and some of the wood “clubman” paneling but stripped away most to reveal an open, loft-like space.
The concrete sub floor was exposed. Interior glass windows, doors and walls were used to enhance the open, transparent feeling. The glass sliding doors even gave a nod to local history with barn-door style hardware. Some pops of color were carefully added to an otherwise white box space giving it an incredibly bright and cheerful work environment.
An energy recovery ventilation (ERV) system was installed so fresh air would be present at all times. The space was heavily insulated to reduce energy use with a white roof constructed to make way for future solar panels. And finally, fully dimmable LED light fixtures were installed throughout, although the space relies mostly on a wash of natural light.
Wright Architects is proud to now call this beautiful energy efficient office space home.
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