MBF Architects Offices

W. Smith Business Buildingclick to see more

New Bern, North Carolina
• 10,840 sf

Historic Renovation

This project was successfully completed according to the Secretary of the Interior Standards for historic renovations, qualifying for Federal and State Tax Credits.

The renovation accommodates four separate tenants with different uses within in a modern office space, while maintaining the character of a historic building. A new central public entrance occurs off the alleyway park of James Reed Lane. Retail storefront was re-established, and common facilities provided for the other leased office spaces.

Many of the historic features such as exposed brick walls, wood wainscoting, and skylights become unique features in each of the renovated spaces. The renovation included all new mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems, high-speed data and phone connections, and new elevator.