Civic, Sustainable Design
The mandate for the renovation of the McCoy Federal Building includes improved accessibility, sustainability and space standards; new building systems; and a secure entry for the building’s twenty federal agencies. Inspired by the Mississippi River’s changing meanders, the pavilion’s entry canopies curve out to welcome pedestrians. The ribbon-like façades of the pavilion are clad in white aluminum skin matching the color of the original tower. In front of that metal surface, aluminum ribbons support fritted glass shingles that hover free of the façade. The glass shingles, floating in front of the building skin, are luminous, translucent and ephemeral.
2013 American Architecture Award
2013 AIA Mississippi Honor Award
2011 BIMforum Delivery Process Innovation Award
2010 GSA Honor Award in Urbanism I On the Boards
Program: Re-plan 15 story tower to house federal agency tenants; complete building systems (MEP-FP) replacement; redesigned elevator lobbies and common spaces; accessibility upgrades; security upgrades; landscape; new security pavilion and public lobby; LEED Silver Certification expected.