American Life Building

LOCATION: Louisville, Kentucky

SIZE: 2,900 SQ FT (third floor) / 5,975 SQ FT (fourth floor)

CLIENT: Private Offices

TYPE: Renovation

SUMMARY: It is crucial that when renovating a Mies van der Rohe building that the original design intention is respected. Therefore each of the renovated spaces reflects van der Rohe's use of rectilinear forms, elegance, and simplicity. Furthermore, each space maximizes the use of natural daylighting and views to the river. Citing the pillar of Modernism in architecture, both spaces have a richness and maturity that taps into the traditionalism of the architecture and the office tenants while also exuding an airiness and positivity that carries the spaces into the 21st century with ease.