R IV Projects: Gateway Building- Shoppes at University

R IV Projects: Carolina Ingredients

Carolina Ingredients has settled into their new facility in Rock Hill, SC. They are the first industrial solar panel system in York County and are the largest, privately owned solar panel system in South Carolina and one of the largest in North Carolina. CI is the first seasoning company in the country to use solar energy for production

R4 was challenged with developing an existing production plant into a LEED Certified facility for Carolina Ingredients.

Their water supply is heated by solar energy and they have 88% less water usage than a conventional wash down process.

 By utilizing energy efficient light fixtures, timers and motion detectors on lights we were able to significantly reduce electrical power usage.

 R4 incorporated 38 solar tubes and large windows throughout the office and warehouse for natural light.

What’s New In Architecture:


R IV Architecture is providing design services for three new hotel projects this quarter.  Two of the hotels will be LEED certified and will begin construction in the  second quarter of 2010 & the third project will begin in 2011.  R IV has also completed a LEED conversion project of an existing office/warehouse for Carolina Ingredients located in Rock Hill SC. Myers & Chapman has begun construction and are schedule to be complete by the end of November. This will be the first LEED certified office/warehouse in Rock Hill. 

Our Hilton Garden Inn project in Concord is making great progress and is slated to open next year.  Both our Triad hotel projects for CMC Hotels are under construction: Fairfield Inn, Raleigh & SpringHill Suites, Durham. Openings are scheduled for 2010. 

R IV has helped Victory Lanes Charlotte, NC develop a concept for adding a bowling alley with a bar and restaurant to their existing Karting facility.


(top left to right: pic 1-3- Hilton Garden Inn, Concord NC; pic 4- Carolina Ingredients)

(bottom left to right: pic 1- LEED Hotel model; pic 2-4- Victory Lanes, Charlotte NC)

Hampton Inn New Smyrna Beach Florida

R IV Architecture is currently designing a custom Hampton Inn located in New Smyrna Beach Florida.

Our goal was to develop a project which fit architecturally within the established community and respected the environment. The building will also achieve a silver LEED certification.  R  IV Architecture produced the attached animation which give you a visualization of the building in harmony with the neighborhood and environment.

(The animation was featured on “The Obsever”-click to view.)