Advanced Home Care – St. John Place Commerce Center

Salem, VA
Master Plan/New Construction
2005

A local developer commissioned Hughes Associates A&E to design a prototype shell building and create architectural guidelines for a new industrial park on Electric Road in Salem. The first building constructed, now occupied by Advanced Home Health Care, was conceived as a flexible shell building which could be leased as an office, warehouse, or mixed-use function without major changes to the fa├žade or structure. Constructed using a pre-engineered metal building frame with a masonry veneer exterior, the building features pre-framed openings that can be filled in with windows or recessed brick panels as needed to accommodate different occupant needs.