The renovation of the former Wonder Bread bakery into Orion Federal Credit Union’s headquarters sits in the center of downtown Memphis’ re-emerging Edge District. Vacant since 2013, the 63,000-square-foot existing structure provides office space for more than 225 employees in an environment that encourages collaboration, supported by various sized conference rooms and open collaborative meeting spaces. The three-story natural light-filled lobby with a central staircase creates a space for chance encounters. Lounge-type seating promotes informal meetings and collaboration, and central coffee and copy areas connect open offices areas on each floor. The exterior facade was reconstructed with bricks salvaged from buildings that were part of the existing factory complex. A modern addition of 7,100 square feet on the roof provides additional space for a breakroom, pre-function space, and rooftop deck.
AIA Gulf States
Retrofit Magazine's Metamorphosis Awards
Memphis Business Journal's Building Memphis Awards