Garvin Design Group, Hood Construction, and community supporters joined the South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA) for a special ribbon-cutting event at the recently completed SCRA Greenville space on July 9.

The recently completed office space is located on the third floor of the Greenville ONE building 1 North Main Street in downtown Greenville. SCRA’s new space includes private offices, meeting rooms, a break room, and a feature board room overlooking the corner of Main and Washington Streets. Key features of the new space include:

  • Textured acoustical wall panels in SCRA’s brand colors and wood-look acoustical baffles throughout the lobby
  • A dynamic ceiling light fixture running continuously throughout the corridors
  • Acoustical ceiling clouds in organic shapes and colors mimicking the tree canopy on Main Street just outside the break room

“SCRA’s brand colors and brand mark offered us so many fun opportunities to play with colors and angles,” said Liza Brockman, Garvin Design Group Interior Designer. “True to their mission, SCRA embraced every chance to do something new and exciting, and the office’s finishes underscore that sense of modernity and forward-thinking.”

SCRA Greenville’s gathering spaces – the boardroom, break room, and conference rooms – are arranged along the outer edge of the floor plate, offering expansive views of North Main and Washington Streets through full-height glass windows. Offices are arranged along an internal corridor and feature glass storefront walls that maximize borrowed daylight but still offer privacy. Geometric patterned carpet tiles in SCRA’s brand colors accent the entry to each office and enliven conference rooms. All three brand colors appear in the carpet tiles of the boardroom, laid in an angled pattern that reinforces the innovative nature of SCRA’s work.

“Designing SCRA’s Greenville office allowed us to collaborate with folks we’ve repeatedly worked with for more than 10 years,” said Garvin Design Group Principal David Sickinger. “It was so much fun working together to design an energetic, modern new space for such an innovative group.”

Hood Construction Project Manager Charles Stuart said, “This team of SCRA, Garvin Design Group, and Hood Construction is proud to have again worked together synergistically to construct a space which facilitates innovation here in South Carolina.”

Learn more and see additional images of the space here.