One City Center Durham

  • One City Center in Durham, NC 1

    One City Center in Durham, NC 1

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Location: Durham, NC
Market: Office
Owner Type: Commercial
Other Tags: BIM
Tall Buildings (8+ stories)
Anchoring downtown Durham with cosmopolitan flair and amenities, One City Center offers stunning city views from the 27th floor.


Served as Structural Engineer of Record and Agent 1 Special Inspector for a 300-foot tall high-rise comprised of 465,000 square feet. The existing project site included 3 historical buildings that were 2 and 3 stories tall; all but the front façade was demolished. The front façade needed to be protected, shored and reattached to the new building. Work included excavating 2 stories below the existing buildings and underpinning them. The new 27-story tower was constructed and the historical façade was then reattached to act as the street side façade for the new building. The new mixed-use building, the second tallest in Durham, includes a 177-space two-story parking garage below grade,  four floors of retail (22,000 square feet) and Class A offices (130,000 square feet); and 23 condos and 117 luxury apartments on the upper 21 stories.  A private dog park is conveniently located on the 6th floor. A clubroom and rooftop pool occupy the 27th floor offering stunning views of downtown Durham. Post-tensioned concrete construction. Designed using REVIT. $88M estimated construction cost.

Renderings courtesy of Little Diversified Architectural Consulting.

Armada Hoffler Properties