Restore, Reuse, Repurpose
For our renovation of the Riggs Bank Hall space, it is important that we incorporate elements of the original structure into the new Visitor Center. We engaged with several different kinds of building treatments, such as preservation, rehabilitation, salvage and adaptive reuse of original building materials in order to accomplish this goal. Through our renovation process, MCAAD is adding to this building’s already complex history. We want to ensure that future generations have the opportunity to engage with and understand the building's history through its architecture, while also creating a new space that is inspiring and fosters innovation and community.