Live Oak Bank III

Wilmington, NC

This 64,000 SF office building continues the existing design aesthetic of the Live Oak Bank campus. With an exterior occupiable wood-framed balcony inset into a glass façade, the four-story building incorporates a glu-laminated and steel structural system within an exterior envelope of wood, metal panels, aluminum curtain wall with high-performance glazing, and PVC flat roof. High performance sustainable design strategies include high efficiency HVAC systems and occupancy|daylight sensors to reduce building energy loads.

The canted form and exterior balconies respond to the adjacent campus lake, providing access and views from the interior. A central four-story atrium featuring monumental stairways for vertical connectivity is anchored by a ground- level satellite employee eatery complimenting other existing campus dining options. The facility, which was completed in 2019, houses multiple departments within the company. The nearby FitPark garage, designed and built as part of the project scope, provides additional parking and wellness amenities for employees.


RECOGNITIONS: AIA Wilmington Merit Award, Cape Fear CREW Placemaking Award