"Butterfly" Building Renovation Under Way!
[au]workshop has designed a renovation for the historic Dairy Gold Creamery (located between Laporte and Howes Streets in Fort Collins) for a new coffee shop tenant. The building, a good local example of the Googie style of architecture, was carefully relocated slightly to the East in order to accommodate the new Utilities Administration Building, itself a collaboration between [au]workshop and RNL Design.
Out-of date mechanical and electrical systems, lack of accessibility compliance, and the absence of restrooms and other services, dictated a complete interior renovation, with the goal of making it a lively tenant space. Working closely with the City of Fort Collins, we developed a plan that houses a customer sales space and seating, a limited commercial kitchen and an accessible restroom all in an area less than 400 square feet.
Work is now beginning on the renovation itself, and construction is expected to take approximately a month, so we'll post another update when it is completed.