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LowcountryBizSC: Frampton Construction begins construction on new facility for Adams Outdoor Advertising

Frampton Construction Company, LLC, a regional full-service construction firm providing planning and design support, preconstruction, and construction services, has started work on a 19,000-square foot building in Charlotte, N.C., for Adams Outdoor Advertising, the largest privately held outdoor advertising firm in the nation. 

This building, which will house the company’s flagship Charlotte operation, sits on a highly visible 6+ acre site along I-85 in Charlotte, N.C., and consists of a 9,044-square foot shop and a 10,098-square foot office. 

The design team, led by Nicholas Galizia of McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture, created a “refined industrial” design that celebrates the building’s exposed steel structure and concrete floors.  The form of the building takes its cues from the natural topography of the site, solar orientation, and the mission of the building itself – to advertise.  The vertical fins along the north elevation are designed to provide shade from the setting sun, while the walls that meet at the northeast corner of the building serve as space for graphics. 

Jeannine Dodson, general manager of Adams Outdoor Advertising, commented, “Adams Outdoor, a long-time business resident of dynamic Charlotte, has been growing and prospering with the city and county.  The new space along I-85 will give us the room we need for our marketing folks, our support team (including creative, scheduling, real estate, and accounting), and our operations department, the staff who are out there installing and maintaining our displays all over the metro-Charlotte area.  The whole Adams team is excited about our new home, anticipating years of development and expansion of our brand and our products.” 

Chris Knight, director at Frampton Construction, noted, “The Adams Outdoor Office building will be at the intersection of art and efficient design.  During the preconstruction process, a highly integrated team was able to realize the design intent while working to meet the financial objectives of the owner.  This building will be a special place for the folks of Adams Outdoor Advertising to work and is meant to inspire their creativity.”

In addition to Frampton Construction, Adams Outdoor Advertising has partnered with McMillan, Pazdan, Smith Architecture, Bohler Engineering, PLLC, Britt, Peters, and Associates, Inc., and McVeigh & Mangum Engineering, Inc., on this project. Construction is expected to be complete in the summer of 2019.


Adams Outdoor Advertising is the largest privately held outdoor advertising firm in the U.S. Its goal is to form marketing partnerships with advertisers providing them the best media strategies. More information is available at adamsoutdoor.com. 

Frampton Construction is a regional full-service construction firm with financial strength and industry knowledge born of years of experience employing proven procedures. Frampton Construction offers planning and design support, preconstruction, construction services, and sustainability services. The dedicated team of professionals takes pride in building strong relationships with clients while providing the highest quality of service. They deliver executive leadership and personal oversight throughout the building process, while working diligently to exceed the expectations of every client. With offices in Charleston, S.C., and Charlotte, N.C., the company is positioned to manage projects in the Carolinas and beyond. For more information, please visit frampton.construction/ or call 843-572-2400.


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