Stevens & Wilkinson worked hand-in-hand with the owner, Great Southern Management, to renovate the seventh floor of the TD Bank Building (former Carolina First Building). Located on Main Street, in the heart of downtown Columbia’s Business District, the design team utilized a more open office concept – one that would foster interactivity and encourage teamwork.
Challenged to reduce the overall square footage per employee by more than 20 percent, a departure from the more traditional design style commonly associated with architecture, engineering and interior design firms, the team was able to creatively incorporate work areas of varying styles; allowing staff to interact in an environment better suited for collaboration.
Originally renovated by our firm in the late 1990’s, the TD Bank Building, a former Belk’s Department Store, is a seven-story “Class A” speculative office building with a garden level terrace, hardscaped plaza and spacious main lobby area. Designed using a space efficient floor plan which utilized the building’s existing column locations, this recently completed tenant upfit features open office areas, private meeting rooms, conference rooms, and a flexible, work/life collaboration lounge.