Live / Work / Play

DIXON HUGHES GOODMAN OFFICES
 
Marble Floor
DIXON HUGHES GOODMAN OFFICES

When a national accounting firm envisioned a new corporate office interior, they placed an emphasis on workplace flexibility and comfort while facilitating limitless opportunities for staff to collaborate. Spaces for productive collisions of senior and junior staff abound, whether at the central lounge and bar, high top tables, or soft seating throughout the space. Combinations of assigned private offices and hoteling workstations are combined to allow flexible partnering with colleagues and mentors, changing with each project and each day. 

 

A “think tank” conference and training room is equipped with technology and furnishings to foster research and collaboration with offices throughout the national firm locations, and providing a dynamic space where financial planners can help their clients realize their “blue sky” dreams.

Scope: 
Full Renovation
Location:
Charleston, WV
Size:
12,750 gsf
Project Detail:
HADDAD RIVERFRONT PARK
 
AIAWV Honor Award for Excellence in Architecture
Water Ripples
HADDAD RIVERFRONT PARK

The riverfront area of downtown Charleston was foundational in the formation of the city, first in the establishment of a marketplace fueled by river commerce and continuing through the development of a more refined central business district.  Twentieth-century development transformed the riverfront as the city’s most successful park, used for community-wide festivals and concerts. Silling Architects, a legacy Charleston studio, was selected to design performance-oriented improvements, and the solution is inspired by the rich history and relationship of the city to the river. 

 

Once travelled by dozens of Sternwheel vessels, the event performance shell and stage configuration are directly abstracted from the form of the paddlewheel. The tensile structure canopy provides much needed shade for the original terraced concrete seating area, with the ability to retract for an unobstructed view of the night sky and various firework displays.  The revived riverfront park has recaptured its identity as the “front porch” of the city.

Scope: 
New Construction
Location:
Charleston, WV
Size:
N/A
Project Details:
LOFTS ON FIFTH
 
White Brick Wall
LOFTS ON FIFTH

Adaptive reuse of the existing building stock of the downtown area both salvages architectural assets that contribute to a place’s historic identity while allowing for modern, relevant project uses to breath life into the fabric of the city. The Lofts on 5th project does just that by transforming a long-abandoned 1960’s 3-story classroom building into nine luxury condominium residences in the historic district of Fernandina Beach, Florida. 

 

Building on the more minimal character of the original building, clean lines and a modern material and color palette inform the addition of a new rooftop pavilion and terrace, street-level entry porch, and private cantilever decks for the housing units. Customized in response to the arbitrary pattern of the existing window openings, each of the units’ interior organization is uniquely crafted. Gathering space within the pavilion and adjoining green roof gardens serve all tenant owners and provide amazing views to the Amelia River to the west.

Scope: 
Adaptive Reuse
Exterior Renovations
Interior Renovations
Location:
Fernandina Beach, FL
Size:
21,500 gsf
Project Details:
MARDI GRAS RESORT & CASINO
 
Shutter
MARDI GRAS RESORT & CASINO

In a continued effort to enhance the entertainment and gaming experience at Mardi Gras Casino and Resort, Silling was asked to design a new 150-room luxury hotel utilizing the French Quarter theme for this long-standing WV racetrack and casino destination.

 

Without the parameters of an established chain hotel brand or concept, the owners at Mardi Gras partnered with the Silling design team to develop a highly customized arrangement of room types, amenities, and palette of materials, fixtures, and furnishings. The resulting design greatly complements the entire campus character and works to present a cohesively themed resort and a guest stay experience that provides customized comfort at every level of detail.

Scope: 
New Construction
Location:
Cross Lanes, WV
Size:
87,000 gsf
Project Details: 
MOSES PRIVATE RESIDENCE
 
Wood Panel
MOSES PRIVATE RESIDENCE
AIAWV Merit Award for Sustainability

Situated on a 40-acre wooded site, this new 6,000 square foot house was designed and built as a “dream green home” for the environmentally-conscious clients. The house is designed in a contemporary Arts and Crafts style reflecting the client’s appreciation for natural materials, handcrafted workmanship and simple yet elegant detailing. Silling Architects used the best sustainable practices and technologies available to support the client's goal of being completely off-the-grid within five years.

The house follows the natural topography of the sites’ north/south ridge-line and is nestled into the slope providing a low profile, one-story east side for shady afternoons on the screened porch, while the west side is two-storied for tree-house views from the main interior space across the gulley. 

Scope: 
New Construction
Location:
Barboursville, WV
Size:
6,000 gsf
Project Details:
SUMMIT WELCOME CENTER - BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
 
Leaves
SUMMIT WELCOME CENTER - BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
AIAWV Merit Award for Achievement in Architecture

Silling Architects was awarded the AIA Merit Award for Achievement in Architecture for the Summit Welcome Center in Mt. Hope, WV.  The center is the literal and visual gateway into Summit Bechtel Reserve, a national Scouting center focused on changing young people’s lives through training, education, leadership, and high adventure. Experientially, the Welcome Center will serve as a point of orientation and begin the educational experience of appreciating the landscape, utilizing and enjoying its resources, while leaving only footprints.

 

The interior spaces include a local gallery with access and views to the grand promenade and overlook pavilion as well as retail space for locally sourced products. Materially, the buildings are formed through a simple palette of naturally occurring, locally quarried sandstone with hemlock and black locust timber. 

Scope: 
New Construction
Location:
Mt. Hope, WV
Size:
29,000 gsf
Project Details:
CHESAPEAKE ENERGY HEADQUARTERS
 
Dazzling Light
CHESAPEAKE ENERGY HEADQUARTERS
AIAWV Honor Award for Excellence in Architecture

The corporate regional headquarters of Chesapeake Energy includes over 350 offices, a large dining and kitchen space, multiple conference spaces, storage, and office support spaces, as well as a fitness suite with locker rooms and an exterior nature preserve and hiking trails. 

 

With a collaboration between Silling Architects and Oklahoma City-based Elliot + Associates, the new building design engages the land in a way to minimize the footprint by making use of a cantilevered building structure as well as following the line of the crown of the hill on which it is situated. With an estimated construction cost of $39 million and projected LEED Gold rating, the project includes 296 total parking spaces with a concentric site design concept meant to encourage walking and enhance views to the surrounding landscape.

Scope: 
New Construction
Location:
Charleston, WV
Size:
121,000 gsf
Project Details:

WEST VIRGINIA

405 Capitol Street

Upper Atrium

Charleston, WV  25301

 

email: info@silling.com

phone: 304.346.0565

FLORIDA

605 E. Robinson Street

Suite 630

Orlando, FL  32801

 

email: info@silling.com

phone: 321.296.8100

Facebook.png
Linkedin.png

© 2021 by Silling Architects. All rights Reserved.

Summit Welcome Center

Go to link