| December 27, 2017 | Culture
Architecture firm Rowland+Broughton is tackling a restoration of the 1890s-era Mesa Store building for its new headquarters.
“It’s kind of like going back in time,” says Dana Ellis, the project manager. The firm aims to recreate the historic facade while designing an interior that will inspire the company for the future. Interestingly, the neighborhood on the west end of Main Street was its own commercial hub before automobiles took over. Ellis explains they are building in a bike suite and imagining how the neighborhood could evolve over time. One thing that won’t be going the way of the horse and buggy is the color. “Historically, it was red. We’re keeping the blue though. I don’t think anyone’s mad at the blue.”
RENDERING COURTESY OF ROWLAND+BROUGHTON