Vasco A. Smith, Jr. Administrative Building
The design aims to respectfully modernize the 12-story Shelby County Administrative Building by providing more efficient planning, better work flow, and a energy efficient envelope with new building systems.
This 1960’s era building was designed by a renowned Memphis Architect. Memphis is losing its mid-century modern buildings due to the prevailing notion that they can’t be updated effectively or economically. Our goal was to create a framework for reinvigorating the interiors of a mid-century modern office building, by providing a clearly organized and transparent environment in which to conduct the inner workings of county government. We developed an organizing strategy that could easily be adapted to the ever-changing needs of all the County departments, allowing increased occupancy of the building.