Studio 2LR, Inc. Architecture + Interiors Earns Recognition from Historic Columbia Foundation for Adaptive Use

COLUMBIA, S.C. (June 7, 2011) – Studio 2LR, an architecture and interior design firm with an emphasis on sustainable contemporary design, recently earned recognition from Historic Columbia Foundation for the firm’s work on adaptive use of a mixed-use development at 601 Gervais Street and 1218 Pulaski Street.

Tripp Riley, AIA, vice president of Studio 2LR, accepted the award on Tuesday, May 3, where Historic Columbia Foundation recognized local preservation projects that epitomize efforts to maintain and add to the historically, architecturally, and culturally significant buildings, neighborhoods and landscapes in Columbia and Richland County.

“This project is an excellent example of what can happen when you explore reuse of an existing building combined with new construction to form a cohesive, functional design,” said Riley. “We are proud that Historic Columbia Foundation has recognized our efforts.

Studio 2LR joined with the property’s owner and developer to transform the corner at the intersection of Gervais Street and Pulaski Street to a mixed-use development with one existing building, a new building and courtyard space between.

601 Gervais Street, the new construction building, is designed to engage the street level, and provide exterior space on the building’s rooftop. The two-story building is made of brick and metal panels, which were inspired by the industrial past of the Vista.

1218 Pulaski Street, the second building, was once an antique mall with a number of unique design elements. Studio 2LR embraced the different floor elevations existing in the building, and the tenant (a high-end spa) worked with Studio 2LR to customize the space to meet their needs.

A shared urban courtyard now sits between the two buildings. Plants and trees were placed in raised planters and a custom water feature is the focal point of the space.

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