Project DescriptionFROM THE AIA MARYLAND:
525@Vine, formerly known as Building 90 and part of the abandoned and massive RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company manufacturing complex, represents Phase 2 of the historic rehabilitation and urban revitalization of the north district of the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter into a medical village. This 240,000 sf multi-tenant building houses multiple academic institutions from Wake Forest Medical Center, including the Public Health Sciences Department, the Physician Assistant Program, the Forsyth Tech Center Technology Program, YMCA, Flywheel (a shared workspace environment) and will lease to other medically oriented venues. Federal and state tax credits fostered the renewal of this 1920s structure and the creation of a five-story atrium, brilliantly lit with natural light and its signature LED suspended lights, meticulously detailed in industrial form. The building achieved LEED Platinum certification. The faithful restoration of the façade to its original built condition has enlivened the neighborhood.