• Mixed-Use
  • Health & Life Sciences
  • Residential

335,000 SF Office
592,000 SF Life Science
437,000 SF Residential

Bridging Communities

In partnership with a forward-thinking developer, we crafted a bold feasibility study for Heritage Square in downtown Durham. Our solution: 335,000 SF of modern office space, 592,000 SF for corporate life sciences, and 437,000 SF of upscale residential units. This blueprint redefines urban living, setting a benchmark for innovation and growth.

Blending Innovation & Tradition

Thoughtfully selected retail and amenities on the street level seamlessly link the neighborhood to a bustling central promenade, cleverly concealing three levels of underground parking. This solution tackles topographic, social, and scale challenges, creating a vibrant bridge between two communities and harmonizing the Durham core. Drawing inspiration from the city’s architectural heritage, both historic and modern, it fosters a welcoming atmosphere.


Anchoring the corner of Fayetteville and Lakewood Avenues is a prominent 10-story, 335,000 SF office tower. Each floor spans 32,000 SF, with a picturesque 8,000 SF landscaped roof terrace atop the upper level. The lobby seamlessly combines amenities, including a tenant lounge, conference center, and street-view restaurant.

Life Science

To meet Durham’s robust health and medical sectors, two 8-story life science buildings totaling 600,000 SF are planned. Featuring flexible floor plans for labs or offices, each building includes expansive roof terraces, tenant lounges, and a connecting bridge hosting a food hall. Courtyards and promenades enhance community engagement.


Across three L-shaped buildings along the lower scaled Lakewood Avenue, 436 residential units are arranged. With an average size of 800 rentable SF per unit, the two western buildings share a spacious amenity deck featuring a centrally located pool boasting a broad southern exposure.


Along Lakewood Avenue, 27,000 SF of terraced retail space welcomes pedestrians. Additional retail amenities include a signature restaurant and conference center in the office tower on Fayetteville, co-working spaces in Life Science Building E, and a food hall in Life Science Building F.