Archives of Design

On the Boards: The Fed

The city of Gastonia is in the process of renovating, or has recently opened, several development projects breathing new life in abandoned mill and office buildings. The Loray Mill and Trenton Mill projects, just to name a few, are making an impact and a sustaining a continued interest. At 212 W. Main Ave., our clients Jim […]

On the Boards: Kannapolis Gateway

On the heels of our Center City bridge improvements, Wagner Murray is once again in the final stages of a new bridge design. This time, the project is Bridge and Platform Improvements for the Kannapolis Train Station. The Kannapolis Gateway project, undertaken by the North Carolina Rail Division, advances the efforts to modify and upgrade […]

Communal Space in Underutilized Atrium

After completing the award winning lobby and façade renovation at 101 North Tryon (formerly Independence Center), building owners turned their attention to the underutilized space next door, the Atrium. With high ceilings, lots of glass, and exposed structure, this vast area serves as an indoor connection between the 20-story office building and adjacent Marriott Hotel.

Bridging Community Through Design

Over the years, Wagner Murray has remained dedicated to strategically incorporating art, light, and color into our design projects, as a way of connecting people to the environment around them.  This approach has since earned the moniker “placemaking.” Art integration not only supports overall neighborhood beautification, but also helps to improve social well-being and economic development.