commercial interiors + residential design + green building consulting
The Lobby at Laidley Tower
Laidley Tower in downtown Charleston is West Virginia’s tallest building. It was built in 1983, and though it has been well maintained, the lobby had not changed much since then:
The new building owners wanted a brighter, colorful, more modern, and more useful space. Covering the elevator wall was the first step and gave us a blank canvas to work with. Adding custom-made bent plywood panels and lighting them became the focal point needed in the space. The carpet pattern mimics the colors in the wall, and furniture is functional, comfortable, and neutral in color.
Public areas of the second floor balcony were also part of the project. Here are some before and after photos: