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Norfolk, VA


The Law Building

Repurpose a 7-story office building in Downtown Norfolk to be the anchor for an entire city block of rejuvenation.

Multi-Family, Repurposed

Scope of Work

The Challenge

This building was initially constructed in 1909 and 1919. The walls were built of masonry mass and had no 90-degree corners. Using various technical equipment, RBA thoroughly documented the existing conditions and created a digital twin in our computer system. We then developed a new design that included micro-apartments, the first of their kind in Downton Norfolk. Using an array of digital rendering systems, RBA created multiple options for a new paint scheme for the building. Obtaining historic tax credits meant we needed to keep as much of the building intact as possible.

Sketches & Visualizations


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