Nest Academy: LPA’s design of this new daycare located off Hastings Drive behind the Harris Teeter has whimsical details related to children’s books. This 12,000 SF daycare has masonry and hardi board exterior materials relating to the surrounding context including a clock tower and gym annex building. The interior carries the whimsical design throughout with wall colors and floor patterns. The project is set to break ground End of 2019.
Battle Street Bistro will be a new restaurant to include serving breakfast. “The previous use of this building was office, but when it was purchased, the client had big ideas. LPA was tasked with designing not only a restaurant in a small space to maximize the occupancy load but to also incorporate a rooftop terrace,” said Porter. This challenge required the structural redesign of the existing roof, and roof covering with a drainable paver system. Phase I saw the redesign of the front Façade, and phase II is underway with the interior and roof. renovations.