Ram Tool consolidated their offices into the historic Hill Building, the original office building in the Continental Gin Development.
The building is composed of the original main concrete structure with steel and concrete wings added decades apart. The three-story building has one semi-subterranean floor which houses a grand hall for all employees to gather for events and dining. Ram Tool, being a construction material and tool supply company, sought to expose the construction history of the building to preserve the past and showcase the often hidden elements of construction. The repetition of the block form throughout the building illustrates how blocks together can form sturdy, inspiring forms and structures. Low ceiling heights on the lower level provided an opportunity for robust ductwork gymnastics on the floor above to minimize head heights below. The exterior walls were cleaned and new multi paned insulated windows were installed modernizing and improving the energy performance yet maintaining the historic character.