Revitalizing the Sterick Building – Memphis Tennessee
In the heart of Memphis, Tennessee, stands a beacon of architectural history and potential – the Sterick Building. This iconic structure is not just a testament to the city’s past but also a canvas for its future. Our team at Know Your Space had the privilege of contributing to the revitalization of this landmark, transforming the old office spaces into modern apartments through our specialized services in 3D scanning, 3D modeling, and drone technology.
About the Sterick Building
The Sterick Building, a Gothic revival masterpiece by architect Wyatt C. Hedrick, was completed in 1928. It’s not just a building but a symbol of Memphis’ architectural heritage. Once the tallest building in the American South, it stood as a prestigious address, housing offices, a bank, a pharmacy, and even a beauty parlor. However, with the rise of modern buildings in the 1960s, it gradually lost its sheen and has been vacant since the 1980s.
Know Your Space’s Role
The challenge was not just about renovation but about breathing new life into a historical edifice. Our team employed advanced 3D laser scanning technology to capture the intricate details of the Sterick Building. This process allowed us to create an accurate 3D model of the structure, a crucial step in understanding its complexities and planning for its transformation.
The drone services we provided offered a unique perspective of the building, capturing high-resolution images and videos from angles that are otherwise inaccessible. These insights were invaluable in assessing the building’s condition and identifying areas that required special attention during the renovation.
The Process and Impact
The integration of 3D technology in this project was not just about precision; it was about preserving history while making it relevant for today’s needs. By converting the office spaces into apartments, we’re not just changing the building’s purpose; we’re reviving a piece of Memphis’ soul.
This project also showcased the power of modern technology in heritage conservation. Through our 3D laser scanning and modeling, we ensured that every architectural element was respected and preserved, while the drone footage helped us navigate the challenges of working with a high-rise structure.
The Sterick Building’s transformation is a testament to how technology can bridge the past and the future. At Know Your Space, we are proud to have played a role in this significant project. As the building readies to welcome new residents, it stands not just as a structure of bricks and mortar but as a symbol of Memphis’ resilience and evolving skyline.