The innovative vision of the new Culver Road Armory creates a compelling and unique 100,000 sq. ft. product with cutting-edge design elements. This well recognized and prominently located Rochester landmark will bring together a diverse and creative tenant base which when aligned, will make the new Armory and its iconic presence a destination for many years to come. Our goal is to offer a modern, high-end design environment with an emphasis on creativity so distinctive, users feel an acute empathy toward the building.
The success of the design has been our ability to achieve the look and feel of a contemporary art museum within the original beauty of the monumental historic brick framework.
- Gently glowing frame-like vestibules have been inserted at key entry conditions which extend through the historical façade to provide brightly lit minimalist contemporary lobbies.
- The original façade fenestration is to be maintained and replaced only where necessary with large full height butt-glazed glass panels which bring a new and welcoming transparency to the building.
- A new museum-like glass and metal screen façade will dramatically enhance the exterior of the building from the adjacent highway and bridge.
- The main interior space, which was originally built for equestrian purposes, will serve as a light-filled and column-free expansive backdrop for various new tenant functions.