Designer: Lambert + Interiors and Little Diversified Architectural Consulting
BB&T contracted with Frank L. Blum Construction Company twice to renovate the Reynolda Business Center in Winston-Salem.
The first renovation completely transformed the main level into their BB&T University, which is the home of their Leadership Development Program. The renovation added a tiered, radiused auditorium, breakout spaces, support spaces and a full-service cafeteria.
We were then asked to return in 2011 to convert the second floor of the building into operations space. This facility was one of the first BB&T administrative spaces to utilize what has now become a standard layout across their organization. The layout combines individual work stations with shared collaborative spaces to provide lively and inviting work space for and encourage interaction between employees. The 55,500-square-foot renovation was successfully completed in a very compressed three-month time frame.
In both renovations, a major challenge was working around the clock in an occupied building with ongoing business activities from both BB&T and other tenants.