Cigar Factory Renovation

This project consisted of renovating structural elements of a 160-year-old masonry structure with timber framed floors and roofs for office space and events areas.  

The structure had large areas of timber floor framing with termite and moisture damage issues that needed to be addressed. A new 5-story elevator shaft and stairs were designed to fit within the existing building and foundation, and a new steel frame was constructed to support the existing, unreinforced masonry shell.  

New additions included a 6,000 SF steel framed amenities building. All steel framing was designed to resist seismic and wind loads.  

This project was completed as 4SE, Inc., prior to joining EM Structural in 2021.

Project Details

Location: Charleston, SC

Services Provided:
Steel Design

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