59th St Showroom

59th St Showroom: Construction Update

Construction is moving along on our 4,000 SF retail project in the Designer and Decorators Building on E 59th St and 3rd Ave. The design features nearly 60′ of uplit barrel vaults along the main axis of the showroom. We stopped by yesterday to inspect the CNC milled templates that form the shape of the framing. 

Scott’s Addition Project in Richmond BizSense

We’re excited to see one of our newest projects in Scott’s Addition featured in Richmond BizSense today! We’re working with SpyRock Real Estate to redevelop a 36,000 square foot warehouse currently used by the furniture manufacturer McKinnon and Harris for commercial use. Since the building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, our design balances careful consideration for the historic fabric of the building and neighborhood with the functional needs for a change of use.  Working closely with the Virginia Department of Historic Resources and National Park Service, we adding new window openings and other amenities for the future tenants …

Modelogic Construction Update

Modelogic Updates

Wellborn + Wright are putting the finishing touches on the steel and glass partitions today at Modelogic’s Mid-Atlantic office, located in Richmond, VA! Today, the team is installing the doors on the phone booth and private offices. Modelogic is located in a historic building in the heart of Church Hill. For the renovation we took a reductive approach: all “modern” partitions were removed, with the historic interior painted a crisp white. New white oak floors add warmth while steel and glass partitions provide translucent dividers between varied program requirements ranging from open conference areas, agent offices, and private meeting rooms. Read …

Steel tracks in place

Floor in, Steel + Glass Partitions Begin!

Wellborn + Wright finished the reclaimed oak floors this week and are starting the steel + glass partitions at Modelogic’s Mid-Atlantic office, located in Richmond, VA! Tracks are in place for the partitions, frames to be installed soon. Modelogic is located in a historic building in the heart of Church Hill. For the renovation we took a reductive approach: all “modern” partitions were removed, with the historic interior painted a crisp white. New white oak floors add warmth while steel and glass partitions provide translucent dividers between varied program requirements ranging from open conference areas, agent offices, and private meeting rooms. Read more …

3M Dichroic Film Install at GIPHY

Solar Solutions was onsite at GIPHY today to install 3M Dichroic Film for the meeting rooms. Dichroic film contains a copper substrate that reflects a different color of light depending on the viewing angle. Check out the time lapse video of the installation below.  You can also read more about the project in our Portfolio  

Polo Grounds Rd Flooring

Stone Flooring Onsite at Polo Grounds Rd

Six pallets of Alkusari Stone’s Texas Azul flooring arrived at our Polo Grounds Rd site this week. Luckily, our client has some friends with heavy equipment who helped unload the pallets containing nearly 18,000lbs of 16″x42″ stone tiles. The stone covers the Kitchen, Breakfast Nook, and Living Room. At the last minute, we decided it should continue out into the screened porch. Silca System makes a great product for supporting pavers on a wood framed deck. We ordered 1 1/4″ thick stone to cover the porch floor with ungrouted joints, allowing for drainage. It looks beautiful and we can’t wait …

Atrium lighting detailing

Atrium Light Testing

We were on site today with Ventresca Designs to work out the detailing for the Atrium light at GIPHY‘s new office in Manhattan. Chris Ventresca and Andrew spent the afternoon fine tuning the required angles and spacing of the fixtures to create a uniform field of light. Our design features a park-like axis lit by an artificial, 60ft x 12ft skylight / atrium. It will contain 120 of Ketra’s G2 linear fixtures programmed to mimic natural daylighting, synchronizing with the the body’s circadian rhythm. Read more about our project for GIPHY.