Asheville, NC

CityMac is an Apple computer authorized commercial retail development in Asheville near Biltmore Village. This sleek and contemporary interior renovation was the successful result of an accelerated design process, an aggressive construction schedule, and a lean budget. Strict zoning requirements added to the project’s complexity, and through a creative collaboration with City officials, this existing Coca-Cola warehouse and loading dock were retrofitted into a store, cafĂ©, an educational classroom, and computer technicians repair shop. The inclusion of a Japanese stone garden allowed for the infilling of the loading area and the creation of a handicapped accessible main entrance. A unique feature of particular interest is the horizontal-acting lead fire door that allows for connection between City Mac and Village Antiques next door.