Adaptive Reuse & Retrofit Construction

Adaptive Reuse refers to the process of reusing an old building or site and adapting it into something other than what it was originally built for. Adaptive reuse projects help conserve land, reduce urban sprawl, and preserve the history of an area. Learn more about some of the adaptive reuse projects we've completed below, and contact us today for more information.

Sheds on Charlotte


Location: 2200 Charlotte Avenue | Nashville, TN 37203
Project Type: Adaptive Reuse – Industrial to Office  
Size: 42,500 SF
Owner: 2200 Charlotte, LLC
Architect: Tuck-Hinton Architects, PLC
Completed: June 2015

The Sheds on Charlotte is a dramatic transformation of 50,000 SF of 1940s-era corrugated metal sheds into a light -filled office/retail complex encompassing an entire city block from 22nd and 23rd Avenues along Charlotte Avenue in Nashville, TN. Throughout the design and construction process, extra attention was given to keep the "bones" of the structure and many of the architectural elements of the existing building in place. An example of this can be found in the open courtyards, where the original steel trusses were left exposed and help create an outdoor space that flows seamlessly from building to building. Aluminum and glass garage doors open up to the courtyards allowing daylight and breezes into the creative work areas. Translucent wall panels were used on the end of the buildings, providing abundant natural light that accentuates the volume of the space, as well as providing a dramatic glow in the evening hours that can be seen along the Charlotte Avenue corridor.

AM Stabilizers


Location: 705 Silhavy Road | Valparaiso, IN 46383
Project Type: Substantial Rehabilitation  
Size: 109,229 SF
Owner: AM Stabilizers Corp.
Architect: Holladay Properties
Completed: February 2014

HCG completed this $780,000 renovation project for AM Stabilizers Corporation, a global supplier of high quality liquid and powder heat stabilizers for both flexible and rigid PVC application in 2014. AM Stabilizers is the world's leading supplier of barium and calcium intermediates used in the production of liquid mixed metal stabilizers for PVC. HCG's work for AM Stabilizers consisted of substantial demolition and remodeling of an existing vacant office/warehouse facility previously owned/occupied by Northcoast Distributors in Valparaiso, IN. HCG worked closely with the Holladay Properties design team on a design/build contract which enabled the project to be fast tracked and completed in only three months.

The BowTruss Building


Location: 1001 Third Avenue North | Nashville, TN 37203
Project Type: Adaptive Reuse – Industrial Warehouse to Office  
Size: 40,000 SF
Owner: 305 Jefferson, LLC
Architect: DA|AD
Completed: February 2013

The BowTruss Building in Nashville, TN is a former warehouse that was converted into creative office space. The project broke ground in August of 2012 and the first tenant, Stratasan, moved into their 4,500 SF space in February, 2013. Features like open architecture, exposed metal bowtruss beams, a vaulted wooden ceiling and spacious windows and skylights helped the building win an Excellence in Development Award from the Urban Land Institute (ULI) in 2015. Holladay Construction also completed the Tenant Improvement projects for the building’s other tenants: Redpepper, an ad agency that occupies 18,000 SF; Deavor Creative Co-Working, a 5,700 SF project offering a new concept in creative workspaces with co-working desks and workspaces in a creative, open atmosphere as well as shared spaces like meeting rooms, board rooms and a multipurpose room for events and learning opportunities; and Concept Technology, an IT services provider, whose 8,700 SF space features a creative, non-traditional design.

Covalen Inc.


Location: 6923 Brookville Road | Indianapolis, IN 46239
Project Type: Retrofit  
Size: 17,824 SF
Owner: Hunter Plantation, LLC
Architect: Curran Architecture
Completed: 2012

HCG completed an office building for Covalen Inc. that involved the renovation of existing buildings and the construction of the core and shell of a new building. The project required the disassembly, movement, renovation and re-installation of an 1890s barn from western Ohio to Indianapolis, IN.

The Sawtooth Building


Location: 2030 Lindell Avenue | Nashville, TN 37203
Project Type: Adaptive Reuse – Industrial to Office  
Size: 40,000 SF
Owner: Sawtooth Partners, LLC
Architect: Dryden Abernathy Architecture Design, LLC
Completed: July 2011

The Sawtooth Building is the World Headquarters for Research and Development for Griffin Technologies. Holladay Construction Group, with collaboration from local Architects and Engineers, renovated an iconic factory constructed in the early 1900s for General Wax Industries in Nashville, TN into the headquarters of one of the most well-known names in the Technology Industry. This 40,000 SF facility was completed in 2011 at a total cost of $4 Million. The project earned an Excellence in Development Award by the Urban Land Institute's Nashville District Council and a Preservation Award from the Metropolitan Historical Commission.