Self+Tucker Architects

The Vasco A. Smith, Jr. Administration Building Renovation

This project consists of the complete interior gut & revitalization to approximately 172,000 square feet of government office space. This 12-story high-rise dating to the mid-1960s has incurred a variety of reincarnations over the course of time. With production currently under development, VASB represents a 2nd design alliance/joint venture between STA and the Memphis-based, nationally recognized Archimania studio. The design approach seeks to peel back the layers of inefficiency and restore the building to its original modernist approach to light, circulation & structure. Architecturally the design of a simple, yet strategically re-fabricated service core & circulation spine will serve to restore the grandeur of this building’s former self.