Our project focuses on providing a setting where Chattanooga’s industrial past and diverse future can come together. We propose to do this by adaptively re-using a unique and storied part of the existing urban fabric. Using Harley Grant’s 1908 warehouse on Manufacturer’s Road, our proposal will transform the built environment of this historic industrial neighborhood. This building will become a Center for exploring, celebrating, and fostering the roots of Chattanooga. This building could be categorized as a commercial building, a museum, or a workshop; the diversity of programming reflects the diversity of Chattanooga’s history, heritage, and future. This proposal has taken the heritage of one of the oldest North Shore buildings, and transformed it by creating a series of spaces that focus on industrial artifacts, and their transformation from traditional methods, such as woodworking and metalworking, to more digital techniques such as CNC milling technology, robotics, and 3D printing technology.
We feel that by highlighting the industrial arts we are giving various groups in Chattanooga the opportunity to play a role in the development of the space, and in turn further development of the community. Our proposal is focused on connecting our project with its three main user groups: Craftsman, Manufacturers, and Visitors
Location: Chattanooga, TN, US
My Role: Project designer
Additional Credits: Wilson Diaz, Kyle Mead, Justin Mendoza