In 2017, Choate Construction relocated their Charleston-area office to the new Gateway office building in Mount Pleasant, SC. The Gateway building, which was also designed by McMillan Pazdan Smith, is located between Highway 17 and Coleman Boulevard at the base of the Ravenel Bridge. Thanks to the marshland to the rear of the building, this space offers tenants unparalleled, protected sightlines of the bridge and surrounding scenery.
Choate Construction reached out to our team to design an interior upfit of their new space that promoted a raw and industrial feel often found in a contractor’s office. In the lobby, we complemented the exposed concrete floor with an ornate wood panel installation along the focal wall that houses the trophy display. We also left the ceiling exposed throughout the lobby, main corridors, and break room. As glazing is a prominent feature of the building, the design emphasizes natural light with the inclusion of interior storefront for the conference rooms as well as interior glazing and sliding glass doors for the office interior. MPS also designed a dedicated BIM room directly off the lounge to showcase Choate’s extensive work with that technology. Working collaboratively with Choate resulted in a finished product that is an example of their ability to execute a well-designed space for past, current, and future clients.