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Rodes Office Building

Rodes Office Building

Each building JRA Architects has the privilege of designing is important to us, but there is a special level of pride that goes into creating a space with and for other members of our design community. When Bittners - a Louisville-based interior design firm and the original anchor tenant of the space - needed help creating a new office building, we were happy to collaborate with such a local institution.

The building is a combination of retail and office spaces, originally designed to house the retail store for the legendary Bittners design team, and today serves as Rodes’ retail space. The building uses a steel framed structural system, and the exterior finishes contain a visually interesting combination of limestone and brick to match the neighboring community’s houses. The roof system uses a pre-painted copper system to achieve its unique green color. A continuous painted steel arbor runs the length of the entry façade welcoming guests to the building.

The first floor contains an oval-shaped central atrium which serves as demarcation for each of the building’s tenants. The centerpieces of the lobby are the cherry-clad elliptical grand staircase and matching elongated skylight above.

Louisville, Kentucky

New Construction Project

Associate Architect

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Rob Deal, AIA, LEED AP, President
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