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  The Landmark Professional Building

The Landmark Professional BuildingArchitect

Designed To Build, Andrew W. Privette, AIA
1920 Fort Bragg Road, Fayetteville, NC 28303

General Description

Location: Clayton, North Carolina
Date Bid: Dec 2005
Construction Period: Dec 2005 to Oct 2006
Total Square Feet: 27,231 Site: 2.67 acres.
Number of Buildings: One. (Garden building and garden landscaping not included in this case study.)
Building Size: First floor, 10,424; second floor, 10,200; third floor, 6,607; total, 27,231 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 14’; second floor, 12’ 10”; third floor, 10’5”; total, 37’3”.
Basic Construction Type: New/III-A.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, slab-on-grade. Exterior Walls: Metal studs, stucco. Roof: Metal shingles. Floors: Wood, wood I-joists. Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall.

Construction Team

Structural Engineer: Designed To Build - 1920 Fort Bragg Road, Fayetteville, NC 28303
General Contractor: Generations Construction - 4249 Tyndall Bridge Road, Salemburg, NC 28385
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: Wedtec, Inc. - 201 Litchfield Place, Fayetteville, NC 28305

The Landmark Professional Building is a unique project, originally designed strictly as office space, it evolved into a mixed-use facility incorporating full service banquet facilities and premium office space. A picturesque garden transforms this property into the perfect place to get married or the location for a truly unique corporate retreat while also accommodating the requirements of professional space.

The first floor contains four office suites and a full service dental practice. Seven office suites occupy the second floor. The third floor houses a dramatic reception hall and the support spaces necessary for catering a large event along with a distinctive wood-paneled smoking lounge and a luxurious private office for the owner. The separate garden building consists of a catering kitchen, restrooms and dressing facilities; all the necessities for an al-fresco occasion (not included in this case study). The ample parking provides plenty of access to the building for everyone.

Through utilizing the entire site, a peaceful retreat has been established. The meandering paths through the luxurious old world style garden and reflecting pond make for a truly memorable experience. The integration of the elegant French chateau style building with the landscaped garden provides a seamless backdrop for a once in a lifetime event or company function. There are numerous locations throughout the property providing excellent photo opportunities: always an important consideration for a special occasion parties.

Taking into account the proximity of two major highways, the orientation and design of the site provides a visual and sound barrier from the road. This effectively controls the view into the landscaped courtyards and garden, provides privacy by screening the property from the neighboring lots and roads, and manages the sound considerations of the site maintaining the atmosphere of a retreat.

This mixed-use development allows for constant and controlled use. The professional spaces benefit from the outstanding views, proximity to transportation routes, and controlled access to the property. The special occasion functions do not interfere with activities in the professional spaces during the standard work week while benefiting from the exclusive atmosphere and extensive support spaces. The diversity of the property provides the best possible return on investment for the owner by expanding the times the property is in use.

By taking a romantic approach to the form of an office building, allowing the functions to expand, and utilizing the entire site, a truly unique project was developed. Bringing together the goals of the owner, the vision of the architect, and the expertise of the landscape designer, this project embodies the value of a team approach to building a successful project.


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