Since the 77,342-square-foot Berkeley Building represented the first application of Tilt-Up technology for multi-story construction in this geographic market, it was essential to convey the viability of the medium without sacrificing architectural appeal. Working in a new market with an inexperienced labor pool as well as a tight budget and schedule required close coordination by the design-build team.
The tall windows and strong separation between the first level and top two levels caught the attention of judges.
The entryway to this Class “A” office building consists of a 117,000-pound spandrel panel that spans 44-feet and sits on two U-shaped panels to create a dramatic and focused point of entry. The main entrance door is recessed into a four-foot thick freestanding panel that is surrounded by curtain wall glass, leading into a grand two-story atrium. Textured paint covers the entire building and provides a traditional façade replicating quarried stone masonry. The EIFS cornice bands and Tuscan columns further define the character of the building.
This is the first of five office buildings for the park.
Columbia, SC 29210
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