Adams Outdoor Advertising, Charleston

The Adams Outdoor Advertising project consisted of two buildings totaling approximately 13,000 SF — an 8,800 SF office building to house administration, creative design and sales staff, as well as a 4,000 SF warehouse for the mock-up and production of design concepts. The building sits at the entrance to Garco Park in the heart of Park Circle’s Old Village, and the site serves as a gateway to this new mixed-use development. Located across the street from an historic mill —this served as an inspiration for the design. The Owner wanted a building that fit within the historic context without looking “old.” The open interior, use of natural light and traditional brick detailing mimics the old mill, while the use of aluminum and wood accents provide a modern touch to the exterior.

The project was a design/build with Chris Spach of SouthCon, and McMillan Pazdan Smith worked directly for the General Contractor. There were some brownfield considerations to consider during construction, but otherwise the project was delivered on time and on budget. The owners, both locally and nationally, have been very pleased with the building design, inside and out.