Adopting the company-wide mantra, “Leave No Trace,” Tandus is proving they’re not just all talk. The carpeting manufacturer, in conjunction with design firm ai3, recently completed the renovation of a 1904 storage facility to accommodate the new Tandus Design Center. Confirming the company’s commitment to sustainability, the new showroom was awarded LEED Silver certification.
The first-generation build out of the former Atlanta Railway Company Ashby Street Trolley Barn achieved LEED certification for its low energy, lighting, water, and material use, as well as the incorporation of other sustainable strategies such as using locally manufactured, recycled building materials, and low-VOC adhesives and paints.
The design team from ai3 maximized the character of the building’s truss and its redbrick texture throughout the design of the renovation. Keeping most of the existing structure intact, the finishes and color palette remained neutral so the redbrick would continue to provide richness to the space.
Promoting creative synergy, Tandus shares their newly renovated hub with a variety of other design-based businesses including a glass studio, photography studio, recording studio, and several marketing agencies.
Images courtesy of Tandus. Photography by Lance Davies Photography.