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Confidential Client

Spanning two floors at the historic Golden Belt Campus in Durham, NC, in a fully restored textile mill, this project challenged the team to meet 21st century needs while maintaining the historical architecture and aesthetic of the space. This project consisted of new interiors including custom millwork, glass, interior storefront, carpeting, polished concrete, operable walls to create two separate conference room spaces, and updated mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems that served the needs of the client. The space also required bulletproof glass on the interior and exterior windows which required creative thinking to meet this need while maintaining the budget and aesthetic of the historical space. Due to the high ceilings, this space required sound insulation to maintain suitable working conditions causing the team at MYBC to explore products that could meet the necessary sound rating.

United Therapeutics Restroom

Restroom renovation across 2 floors of stacked gang bathrooms. Complete architectural renovation included new tiles and drywall toilet partitions with Bobrick partition doors, floor to ceiling wall tile; including solid surface paneling and custom wall panels. Supporting MEPF and FA system up-fit, reusing existing water closet fixtures. Mix of select salvage and new toilet accessories, with an integrated building speaker system also installed.

United Therapeutics

Executive Office Space and Common Area renovations included demountable partitions, stretched fabric wall panels & acoustic panel systems, custom millwork & coffee bars, and aesthetic finishes updates. The scope of work includes supporting MEP&F updates and re-work all new lighting, and the addition of a full tiled personal shower and restroom to the executive office space, utilizing high end plumbing fixtures. Challenges included the radius walls of the executive office suite; for millwork, framing, and tile installs.

702 Oberlin Road Office

Update to exterior of a 1980’s brick office building. Added a new storefront, expanded the lobby, added an exterior canopy and painted the exterior. The interior upfits totaling 9,500 SF included demo and build back of bathrooms on the 1st & 2nd floors and in the lobby. The building was occupied with tenants which required after hours work to control noise.

Pacific Western Bank

First generation tenant fit-up on 9th and 10th floors. This project faced a challenging schedule. Originally planned for a 6 month delivery, the schedule was modified to have the 9th floor delivered in 4 months and the 10th floor delivered 2 weeks later due to the tenant’s previous lease agreement. Faced with material lead time obstacles, the project team found alternate materials including alternate ceramic tile, water heater, and generator. MYBC coordinated with the design team to change structural and MEP design to accommodate a generator substitution. MYBC worked with vendors and Durham to deliver an occupancy permit and substantially complete space despite challenges encountered with delivery of materials. Additional design elements included an operable partition, polished concrete, a wood paneled elevator lobby, and a painted concrete logo in the reception area.

Halo Health

Tenant fit-up for a concierge medical practice on the ground floor of a 36-year-old building. MYBC coordinated with the design team to resolve unforeseen conditions uncovered during demolition. MYBC worked with the mechanical contractor and mechanical engineer to redesign the mechanical layout that was proposed as existing to remain to accommodate an 11′ ceiling height without sacrificing the design intent. The project team also faced challenges with material availability.McDonald York worked with the electrical contractor and electrical supply house to track down alternate light fixtures to expedite the schedule.


Firstgeneration office build-out to include collaborative and shared working environments. Much of the construction was glass assemblies to share natural light between spaces but suites also included more private conference and collaboration rooms. Finished adjacent spaces will allow for multiple tenants to share amenities such as a large coffee station, reception areas, restrooms, larger meeting areas, private phone rooms, and administrative/copy areas. 

Ernst & Young

The Ernst & Young Raleigh Headquarters project was a complete build-out of new office construction. The space started as shell space in an occupied building. The design called for a modern office style with several collaboration rooms and administrative spaces on the interior, with an open footprint for a variety of “benching” style systems furniture on the perimeter. The interior consisted of high-end finishes with construction integrated with technology—furniture, IT, digital signage, security, and audio-visual components.


The multi-phased project consisted of demolition of four floors back to shell condition and reconstructed to meet USDA/APHIS/GSA requirements. The work consisted of new walls, glass storefront, doors and hardware, security hardware, operable partitions, new and reworked MEP, Fire Alarm, and Fire Protection. Each floor was 28,000 SF and was constructed in three phases. 

Barnes and Thornburg

Renovation of existing office space for new Raleigh office. Work included minor demolition, new wall installation, ceiling rework, and upgraded finishes. The project was completed on the eleventh floor of an occupied multi-story building with shared loading dock access. Means and methods for coordination with other tenant deliveries and landlord requirements were key factors in the successful completion of this project.