Location: Rome, Georgia
Area: 7042 SF
Year: 2014
Description: As the flow of time steadily passes, what was once called modern and contemporary quickly becomes a part of the past. Structures are a significant component contributing to the deterioration of the past. From dilapidated downtowns, to abandoned strip malls, antecedent architecture is often left behind, creating negative experiential environments. Located in historic downtown Rome, the Seven Hills Fellowship space managed to reinvigorate a structure that was contributing the deterioration of downtown. The design of a new storefront system allowed for an abundance of natural light to be captured and diffused throughout the interior of the space. And interior textures and materials were reclaimed to emphasize the structure's value and historic identity.