CME Architecture works carefully with businesses and Towns to develop commercial buildings that embrace the established local aesthetic of each community while maintaining a unified, recognizable corporate image.
XTRAMART CONVENIENCE STORE/GAS STATION
Hebron, CT :: CME collaborated with Drake Petroleum and the Town of Hebron on the development of a new gas station/convenience store that was rebuilt on the site of a similar existing business. CME worked with Town of Hebron staff and local commissions to design a facility that meets the newly-generated guidelines for the General Business District. Our mutual goal was to design a commercial facility that emulates the historic architecture of the Town and promotes the quaint, enduring rural town setting that Hebron has held precious for over 300 years.
The resultant facility has a classic aesthetic that incorporates architectural features found on existing historic structures in town. It provides modern functionality, utilizing carefully-placed LED lighting for energy efficiency, but cunningly conceils unsightly contemporary physical attributes such as gutters and downspouts that can detract from the appearance of the structures. The site plan implements a series of water quality control features that have proven successful in protecting sensitive wetlands on an adjoining parcel.
CME Architecture has designed several multi-family residential housing and active adult communities in Connecticut.
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Evelyn Cole Smith, RA, AIA, LEED-AP
Director of Architecture