The Roxboro at Venable


Jan 11, 2023

A revitalized warehouse district, once used for tobacco storage in the early 1900s, is home to this eight-story Class-A office and life sciences building. To reflect the historic context, the design echoes its industrial heritage with patterned structural bays and dark window mullions. The northern façade is designed and engineered with precast materials to deflect train noise, while the generous framed openings allow for sweeping city views of downtown Durham. In contrast, the southern façade, clad almost entirely in glass, opens to an inner courtyard that connects to the larger Venable Center campus, a mixed-use project with a ground-floor fitness center within the building, 200 apartments and covered parking immediately adjacent to the office building.

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