Charlotte Plaza at 201 South College St. will soon receive a $14 million renovation.
Rabina Properties, which purchased the 645,000 sq. ft. office building last year, is planning a modernization that will create “an immersive workplace experience,” according to the company.
“In our renovation of Charlotte Plaza, we are going to light the building from within,” John Gaulden, co-managing director at the local office of Gensler — the architectural firm leading the renovation — said in a statement. “In stark contrast to its darker, reflective exterior, our interior renovation is designed to project a new sense of light, with open spaces and gathering places that spark creativity and focused collaboration.”
The renovation plans also include new signage on the tower and parking deck, along with new pavers and planters at the front of the building. “Sculptural light forms” will illuminate new escalators in the lobby.
The building at the intersection of College and Fourth streets will be rebranded, with modern logo signage on the tower and the parking garage. New pavers and planters will be added to the front of the building.
The renovation is expected to be completed in 2018.