SCRA: USC Innovation Center
Columbia • South Carolina
This design-build renovation of 62,000 square foot abandoned industrial warehouse included: 8,000 square feet of new office space for SCRA Corporate Headquarters; 15,000 square feet of space for a new data center tenant; and 39,000 square feet of space for new start up, high tech companies.
The facility is situated and designed to stimulate and sustain clean, next-generation manufacturing. The design provides an open, modern aesthetic, promoting innovation and progressive thinking. The aesthetic of the exterior is carried inside with an open, contemporary environment for SCRA’s office. Exposed structure and mechanical systems create a modern and innovative, yet cost effective look for the space. Construction scope included new office and tenant upfits, extensive roof repair and rework, new mechanical, electrical, plumbing systems, and sitework.
This project was honored with the Historic Preservation Award for Excellence in Adaptive Use by the Historic Columbia Foundation.