Think Loud Development
Architecture, Civil Engineering, Interior Design, Historic Preservation, Adaptive Reuse
Harmony of Historic and Modern Elements Tailored for a National Rock Band
The band Live wanted to re-purpose an existing building in their hometown of York, Pennsylvania and selected the BiComp building located at 210 York Street. With its location on the north side of York City, the building is located in a central urban area in close proximity to core services and public transportation
The 210 York Street project includes both residential and commercial office spaces within the four stories of the building. The first and second floors contain fit-out spaces for three companies including United Fiber & Data (UFD), Think Loud Development (TLD), and Idea Tree. The third and fourth floors contain residential spaces and are intended for the rock band Live. These spaces include apartments, lounges, a studio, and support spaces.
Both the UFD and TLD fit-out spaces have been designed to showcase the inherently industrial nature of the Bi-Comp building. In an effort to preserve the historic fabric of the building, existing brick walls, wood floors, structural components, and ceilings have been purposefully left exposed. By creating spaces that also accent a modern design concept, an interesting juxtaposition occurs between the historic and modern elements of the building.
The building has been submitted and approved through Part 2 of both the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and United States Department of the Interior National Park Service federal tax credit process.