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Who knew creating tax software could be so much fun? Headquartered in Seattle, Avalara is a growing creator of products used by accountants and small businesses. Alliance designed and built the company’s east-coast hub in Durham, NC. The project took advantage of the building’s wide frontage, overlooking the Durham Bulls Ballpark, to create a thrilling […]

Metlife’s Global Information Technology Headquarters was a joint venture in design between STUDIOS Architecture and Alliance. Alliance served as the architect of record and went on to design a number of other sites for MetLife. The center was conceived of as a global center of excellence for all IT work undertaken by MetLife. It is […]

Capstrat, a regional advertising and public relations firm, was seeking to establish themselves as the leading agency in the region. Forced to relocate on the top two floors a of non-descript suburban office building, they needed a memorable entry and arrival sequence to create a commensurate headquarters. By coincidence, the design team attended a dance […]

Burt’s Bees the iconic brand shifted its headquarters to the Hill Building at the American Tobacco Campus. Alliance had previously designed the renovation of the building from a collapsed shell into Motricity’s HQ in 2002. To prepare the building for Burts’ Bees lab space, branding, and a store in store were incorporated into the structure. […]

In its emergence as a premier agency nationwide, McKinney was eager to reinvigorate its culture, revitalize its creativity, and re-brand its image. The firm’s move to the historic American Tobacco Campus in Durham, NC presented an extraordinary opportunity to accomplish these objectives with great passion and vision in a historic tobacco warehouse. Like most agencies, […]

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