Mims Distributing

Raleigh, NC

Mims Distributing Company, Inc approached HagerSmith Design and Prime Building Company to help them design and build space for their fast growing beer distribution business.  The project included renovating a dilapidated 80,000 SF warehouse that had been unoccupied for 2 years and constructing a new 40,000 SF, high bay warehouse addition and 20,000 SF corporate office space.  The project also incorporated an array of sustainable building practices, one of which was the installation of a thin film, building integrated, photovoltaic system.  Other sustainable practices included concrete drives and truck court to reduce the heat island effect, local building materials, energy efficient mechanical systems, and energy efficient electrical fixtures including motion sensors in the warehouse.  The site design was of great importance to Mims, which included use of existing bolder rocks, retention of storm water, and the integration of a small hops garden.  Key interior design aspects of the project included a 120 person training room, a two story cylindrical entry lobby, and a drive through truck bay for overnight loading of distribution trucks.

Project Scope

  • 81,000 SF Warehouse Renovation
  • 40,000 SF Warehouse Addition
  • 20,000 SF Corporate Office Addition
  • Completed 2011
  • Programming Study
  • Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Landscape Architecture

Sustainable Features

  • 321kW Solar photovoltaic Rooftop Array
  • Regional materials & recycled content
  • Daylighting and views
  • Low VOC Materials
  • Heat Island Reduction
  • Water Use Reduction