Strata Clean Energy
Durham NC 50,000 SF 2019
Strata Clean Energy is a leader in building and managing solar energy systems throughout the United States. When growth required a larger footprint, the company found a unique opportunity at Golden Belt. A former coal fired power plant complete with smokestack and boiler. The symbolism of a solar energy company’s headquarters placed in former coal power plant is a perfect statement about the enterprise. The large open volumes and mill building components of the headquarters are a very real expression of a company that makes things and enabling the technology to shine through. Key elements include a reception desk made from solar panels, a network operations center, floating glass conference rooms, stair ascending the former boiler room, and daylight filled open work floors with large mill windows on all sides.