+ 2012 IIDA Award
LAMBERT Architecture + Interiors' renovation of the Duke University Smith Warehouse received a 2012 IIDA Award. The project was given honorable mention for Government/Institutional Design.
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: 115,000 GSF Student Services Center for a private University constructed within a portion of the renovated shell of a 100+ year old former tobacco warehouse.
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LAMBERT designed identifiable “centers” for each organization or department within the building's standards. Unique, fun spaces were created.
LAMBERT organized wayfinding systems in this large, open plan facility.
Wayfinding included distinct, bright colors in each bay which were mirrored in the signage to create continuity.
15 programatically-diverse departments relocated to Smith Warehouse
A variety of conference rooms (open and private) were provided within this unique space.
The building retained its timber columns and high ceilings. Materials with an industrial theme, along with accent lighting, were included with industrial type fixtures to pay homage to the building's historic function.