Venable Warehouse

Durham, North Carolina

Employees and visitors pass from the parking lot through a reforested “pocosin green wedge” that Venable warehouse is a long cherished piece of Durham history that was originally established in 1907 as a tobacco manufacturing company and renovated into urban laboratory space in the early 2000s. The expansion of the original project forms an “L” shaped courtyard space framed by old and new facades. The space is a landscape filled with outdoor meeting spaces formed from natural boulders, gravel and rich planting pallets, assembled on a sloping landscape. The landscape and pedestrian walkways provide access in between the original Venable factory, commercial space and the new Venable office space.


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