Raleigh Ironworks

Raleigh, NC

The adaptive reuse of this historic Raleigh site transformed two warehouse buildings into a hub for mixed-use activity. A modern industrial aesthetic drove the design, with many original elements from exposed structure to existing concrete adding authenticity and character to the development. An early 1900’s bow truss structure formerly housed a welding shop, and a mid-century double gable structure served as a steel fabrication facility; today, the bow truss building houses ground-floor retail and two floors of Class-A office space, while the double gable building provides event space, restaurants, retail, and second-floor offices.

Raleigh Iron Works sits at the convergence of the Five Points, Person Street, and Mordecai neighborhoods just off the city’s Crabtree Creek greenway trail. The central location and easy access to a range of amenities make this an ideal live/work/play destination. Amenities include purposeful and inviting outdoor spaces, bike storage, a secluded courtyard entry for office spaces, and a slide which propels office tenants from second-floor work spaces to the retail and restaurant areas below. LS3P served as Architect of Record for the core and shell design of the office and retail buildings in association with S9 Architecture; the site will also include multifamily apartments, a parking deck, and a hotel.