Tour Series: Gravity II

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At approximately 840,000 square feet of space, Gravity II represents the second phase of work for the Gravity brand and will encompass several buildings across an entire city block.

NBBJ’s contribution to Gravity II includes a 12-story residential and retail building on Broad Street; 150k square feet of office on Broad St., a five-story apartment and town house project along McDowell St., and an 889-space parking garage in the middle of the development. Additionally, other local and national firms contributed to a park, a renovation of the single-story Solazzo building at McDowell and West State streets, and a five-story “co-live” apartment building.

The project wrestles with the design challenge of creating a collection of buildings versus a distinct ‘district’. The design team was trying to take a position of how this block could be viewed through the lens of its context (Franklinton), but also be an extension of the Gravity ethos, which is rooted in intentionality, well-being, self-expression, and community impact. Each individual component addresses that idea in some way, shape or form.

With each building having its own unique constraints and opportunities, the intent is to let each component building be an expression of its use, while using an architectural language that resonates throughout Gravity.

Project collaborators: NBBJ is design architect for tower, garage, liner townhomes, and office. NBBJ is AOR for the tower, garage, and office. Archall is AOR for the liner building on McDowell. REALM Collective is the landscape architect for public space. Oz Architecture is doing public and amenity space interiors. HWKN is the design architect of the shared living building on State Street.

PPE including hard hats and closed toe shoes are required to attend the tour. Hi-viz vests are encouraged.

Attendees will not be allowed to take photos of the interior of the project.

Refunds are only available 72 hours in advance of the tour.

Sponsored by the Committee on Design.

March 23, 2023
4-5 PM

Earn 1.0 LU|HSW
AIA Members and Allied Members: $10
Associate Members and Students: $5
Non-Members: $20

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