Architecture: “From the Ground Up”

Being a multi-disciplinary design firm, HagerSmith Design takes a holistic approach to design on all our projects. As architects, landscape architects, and interior designers working collectively, we believe a collaborative effort produces better design and more meaningful spaces.

Throughout this year, we are highlighting each discipline, the nature of its craft, and some relevant case studies. Like any project, it’s important to look at the logical progression of it. In every project we approach at HagerSmith Design, we begin with investing time to fully understand the client’s vision and goals.

When it comes to successful architectural design, our architects are all-ears from day one. We listen to our client’s vision. Then, we translate what we hear into designs that work for the client on every level—functionally, aesthetically, and financially. We offer clients a full range of architectural services—from conceptualization through construction. Our office includes experts in sustainable design, code compliance, contract administration, building information modeling, and many other areas. A case study below of Arch Grifols is a perfect example of how our architects brought life to the Arch Grifol’s project vision–from the ground up.

Grifols E750 Office Building, LEED Silver

Clayton, NC


Grifols: From the Ground Up

Grifols contracted with HagerSmith in 2015 to design a new office building, now located on the most prominent site of their Clayton campus. The desire was to have this building become the new face” of Grifols in Clayton. Working closely with Grifols, the HagerSmith design team crafted a sleek, modern, 115,000 SF? office building clad in high-performance glass and metal panels. The boomerang“ shape of the plan addresses the main gate and street frontage. It also forms a pedestrian corridor leading employees to the plaza to the north by the cul-de-sac.

The unique interior is thoughtfully designed with a sweeping three-story atrium, an open work environment with expansive glass, glass fronts on the interior offices, and active shading and glare control through sensor automated roller shades. The project was designed to achieve LEED Silver.

Project Scope:
112,000 SF
Corporate Office Building
Completed 2017

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