Civic and Urban Design
American Tobacco Campus Refresh
Much of the open space within the American Tobacco Campus was underutilized due to inaccessibility and the inability to program various areas. With the increase of residential units and a high volume of daytime and night time pedestrian traffic at the popular Durham mixed-use development, the managing company of the complex felt it necessary to provide increased amenities and safety for residents, tenants and visitors.
Surface 678 worked on three key spaces at the ATC that enhance the overall pedestrian experience. An outdoor “room” that features a fireplace, seating walls, lighting and integrates existing walkways will provide additional amenities for residents living in the complex. An improved lawn terrace allows increased usage during programmed events. The gravel pathway along the ATC river’s edge was converted to a wood deck and plaza to make that unique water feature more accessible and provide enhanced interaction with the river.