Southern Environmental Law CenterChapel Hill, NC
The Southern Environmental Law Center is a nonprofit advocacy organization that protects the environmental quality and the outstanding natural resources of six southeastern states. The 8,000 square foot fit-up, located in an existing shell space, included a mix of private offices and public work areas. The public areas, including a large, glazed conference room, are grouped in the center of the plan and borrow daylight from the private offices that ring the perimeter. The unique geometry of the concrete structure of the original building shaped the layout and provides a clear organizational framework for the collection of new spaces. Artwork and reclaimed wood panel accents provide warmth and materiality and reflect the missions of the organization.