Gaines Group Architects
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Location: Charlottesville, Virginia

Contractor: Coleman Adams

Structural Engineer: Moler and Associates


A 24,000 sf multi-tenant office building, Luxor, located on Pantops Mountain, raising the bar in Charlottesville for innovative office space. Featuring a vegetated roof, high performance insulation and heating / cooling system, and low VOC interior finishes, Luxor is not only energy efficient it is healthy. The design does not stop with the building’s walls, it also features multiple exterior gathering spaces from the courtyard between the two building to the garden space that creates a buffer to the street. Using native plantings, strategically placed retaining walls, and local vernacular this building project has defined a compelling entrance into the city. The tenants in Luxor include a yogurt shop, phone retailer, architectural office, developer headquarters, massage studio, hair salon, bank, and doctor’s office. The diversity of the tenants is balanced by the flexible signage system that keeps a consistent aesthetic through the project and ties the parts into a holistic aesthetic solution.


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