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Client: Bridgepoint

Concept: New Life into Old Bones

Shelley McPhatter, founder of BridgePoint Construction Services, asked us to collaborate on transforming a storage bay of 600 North Duke Street (built in 1926 to store and dry tobacco) into their new office. The result was a brilliant combination of old and new. We maintained some of the building’s original qualities such as the brick walls, membrane ceiling and metal trusses and beams. Structural changes included new windows and a front entry on the south side of the building. An open floor plan keeps the space light and airy. An inviting break area gives the employees a place to gather (check out that backsplash). This new office allows BridgePoint to showcase their craftsmanship to their growing portfolio of clients.


“I have worked with Tina and her group on several projects and I have always found them to be accommodating to the clients needs. They work diligently to complete projects on time and within scope and always alert the client to any obstacles along the way while working to create resolutions. I would highly recommend TBD and I look forward to working with them on my next project.”

Leon Kislowski, RPA, Senior Director - Asset Services at Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.

Tina, Angie, Meg and the entire team at TBD are an extremely professional team that always exceeds expectations for us and our clients. Their knowledge of the industry, creativity in design while maintaining a budget, communication throughout any project and desire to get it right every time truly sets them apart. TBD is a difference maker and they represent our clients well and always willing to work hard in finding the appropriate solutions for any project.”

Hillman Duncan, Managing Director at JLL, Inc.

Tina Barnard Design (TBD) is our building designer for Carolina Place and recent acquisition, The Market Place at Lake Boone. Professional, responsive and creative are words that describes Tina, Meg and her team. We’ve worked with TBD on a number of tenant improvement upfits and our clients, which include various types of businesses, have always been pleased with the planning process through the end result. Griffin Partners has been pleased too. TBD’s expedited work ethic , building code knowledge, working relationships with City authorities and dealing with construction complexities have always been completed well by TBD. To that end, we highly recommend TBD and their design services for developers, property management companies, leasing professionals and  construction managers.”

Scott Schuler, Senior Property Manager, North Carolina Griffin Partners, Inc.