The renovation of the ground floor lobby of 1441 Main Street focused on creating a new street level image for this high-rise office building located in the heart of downtown Columbia’s Business District. The building, approximately 20 years old, had a minimal area assigned for public access going into its main elevator core. Not only was the area limited, but it was also only one-story in height. The renovation included a bold re-configuration of the lobby area via a curbed curtain wall beneath the existing colonnade. Portions of the second floor were removed to create a two-story lobby space extending the entire length of the building along Main Street while new finishes were introduced to change the dull and dark space into a bright, welcoming area.