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The Rivers Agency is moving to a stunning new office space in downtown Chapel Hill this month. Our new office will be located on the ground floor of Greenbridge Condominiums, a unique, mixed-use development at 601 W. Rosemary, on the edge of the historic UNC Chapel Hill campus and the iconic and eclectic Franklin Street and Carrboro retail areas. It’s a dynamic area with both deep roots and ambitious plans, and we’re right in the heart of the action.

Our new 4,700-square-foot office, which we expect to move into by Aug. 1, was designed by award-winning Chapel Hill architect Phillip Szostak of Szostak Design. Known for his minimalist, elegant designs, Szostak has worked on several notable projects, including the stylish and highly successful Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC). In creating our office, Szostak worked with Rivers to design a space that is both functional and beautiful. The modern style features an inspiring, open layout that encourages collaboration among team members.

Opened in mid-2010 and now owned by a private, New York-based investment firm, Greenbridge Condos has been recognized by the Chapel Hill Town Council as the “most environmentally sustainable” structure in the state. The building was the first development in North Carolina to receive gold certification in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program, a national standard for energy-efficient, environmentally conscious architecture.

In our new space, we will be looking to build on this foundation of environmental responsibility and use our resources most efficiently. To minimize our energy usage, for example, we will be employing innovative, long-lasting LED light bulbs from Cree, a leading source of energy-efficient lighting and a valued Rivers client.

The first floor of our new space will house our design and public relations departments. It also will feature multiple conference rooms for client meetings, as well as an outside patio that can be used for meeting or entertaining. A mezzanine level, easily accessed via a center stairway, features executive offices and additional meeting and working space.

The Rivers Agency has experienced strong growth recently. The Triangle Business Journal recently ranked us No. 5 on its list of the Triangle’s largest advertising firms, and UpCity also recognized us as one of the Top 50 web designers in the Raleigh area. From our start as primarily a print design studio in 1993, we’ve steadily expanded our expertise and skills to meet our clients’ fast-changing needs. We now offer a comprehensive range of creative services, including advertising, public relations, marketing, graphic design, video production, website development and search engine optimization, and we work hard to stay ahead of emerging trends in all areas of communication. We are a full-service NC advertising agency.

To keep up with our ever-increasing base of clients and projects, we are in the process of expanding our team. Rivers has long been known for attracting the best and brightest designers, wordsmiths and tech experts, and we will be looking to expand this talent base as we move forward so that we can better serve our partners’ strategic and creative needs.

We can’t wait to complete our move and unveil the best work environment in Chapel Hill! We hope you’ll join us for our first party. Stay tuned to this blog for more details.

Comments

  1. By Dan Shannon,
    July 20, 2014 @ 10:28 am

    Our company is moving as well and now I wish we had taken space in Greenbridge – in fact, I specifically want your space. Your collaboration with Phil Szostak is inspired. Congratulations on the upfit of the year (decade?), it looks great.

  2. By Carol Ann Zinn,
    July 20, 2014 @ 1:04 pm

    Lauren, your new space is beautiful and exciting and convenient. We, your clients, will LOVE it.

  3. By Joey,
    July 20, 2014 @ 1:21 pm

    Rivers has an incredible portfolio of graphic design work! Print design, web design, SEO, advertising… you name it, they can do it!

  4. By Max Owre,
    July 20, 2014 @ 2:30 pm

    Great work with Carolina Meadows! We’re glad you thought of working with us (UNC’s Program in the Humanities) to help Carolina Meadows raise its profile in the community.
    We look forward to the collaboration and more work together!

  5. By Gary James,
    July 20, 2014 @ 2:37 pm

    Congratulations on your new Rivers Agency office space. Can’t wait to see it!

  6. By Vanessa woods,
    July 20, 2014 @ 8:41 pm

    Awesome! Can’t wait to see the new space!

  7. By Graham Budd,
    July 21, 2014 @ 7:41 am

    Looking forward to the new space for the team. It’s going to be exciting.

  8. By Andrew Reinhardt (Developer),
    July 21, 2014 @ 8:02 am

    Got to take a sneak peek at the new space and it’s unbelievable! Perfect blend of beauty and function, and an awesome location. RA team – can’t wait to work and grow with you in our awesome new location!

  9. By jack hunnell,
    July 21, 2014 @ 9:11 am

    Lauren,
    great progress! good luck!
    Jack

  10. By Mary Beth Evers,
    July 21, 2014 @ 9:21 am

    A big congrats on your success. I can’t wait to see your new space.

  11. By Mary Gunn (Art Director),
    July 21, 2014 @ 9:23 am

    Just got a tour of the new space and it is SO COOL. It’s all coming together so beautifully and I can’t wait to move in. I’m so excited to get to be a part of this giant leap! THANKS LAUREN!!!! Plus, it’s so much closer to Carrburritos :)

  12. By Morehead Planetarium,
    July 21, 2014 @ 11:54 am

    Congratulations on the new space — and bonus points for the LEED certification!

  13. By Mari Hayter,
    July 21, 2014 @ 12:09 pm

    I’ll be in town next week and very much looking forward to seeing Rivers’ new digs. Congratulations on the move!

  14. By Wendell Wagner,
    July 22, 2014 @ 4:28 pm

    Hey Lauren,
    That is pretty awesome. Good luck. Can’t wait to see it finished!!

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