Nashville, Tennessee

This new unique structure located on Interstate 65 Tennessee is a five-story glass tower filled with used cars. The building, a fully-automated vending machine for cars, is owned by online auto retailer Carvana and is the first of its kind in the country. The fast-growing Arizona-based company is bringing the concept to many more markets.   

Dieffenbach GM Dealership
Rockingham, North Carolina

This 21,000 SF General Motors (GM) Superstore project included a new showroom, administrative areas, and extensive remodeling of an existing maintenance service area. WHN worked with Gensler, GM’s corporate architect, to provide a design that complied with the guidelines established for their dealerships, nationwide. At a towering height of 25 feet, the blue Main Entry element adds vertical relief and visual interest while juxtaposed to the silver horizontal bands created by the composite metal panel fascias. This renovation marks the very latest look GM has established designed to feature their brand and dealerships in the years to come.


DriveTime Automotive Group, Inc. – Retail Sales

DriveTime is the nation’s largest automotive dealer helping people with credit issues purchase a vehicle. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, DriveTime operates over 131 dealerships across the country, maintains over 10,000 vehicles in stock, and has sold over 500,000 vehicles. The retail store locations vary in size but are approximately 4-6,000 square feet and generally provide over 100 vehicles for sale at each location.

DriveTime Automotive Group, Inc.
Vehicle Inspection Centers

Due to the high volume of vehicles that DriveTime procures, they have established regional inspection centers where vehicles go through a thorough inspection and reconditioning process before being offered for sale to customers. Inspection centers range in size from 30,000 square feet to over 100,000 square feet and include service lifts, paint booths, vehicle photo areas, detail and car wash areas, and support spaces for employees.

Alexander Village Shopping Center
Durham, North Carolina

Alexander Village Shopping Center has 24 small shops flanking a large anchor tenant in approximately 111,000 square feet. The center, traditional in its design and detailing, uses local brick, precast accents and slate roofing. A clock tower signals the entrance into an arcade with exposed steel roof trusses. Small vendors, shop display windows and outdoor restaurant seating share the space giving the arcade an open-air market feel. Out parcels are occupied by national retailers as well as businesses local to the Durham area.

Size: 111,000 square feet
Cost: $7,000,000
Owner: JWH Properties
Raleigh, North Carolina
Wayne Hightower

Cureton Town Center
Waxhaw, North Carolina
Cureton Town Center is a village-style shopping center located south of Charlotte, North Carolina. Phase I of the development includes a Harris Teeter food store and 25,800 square feet of specialty shops. The small shops are designed to reflect period style architecture with a blend of design materials representing the look and feel of a small town. Several shops are designed for restaurant build outs with 2-story spaces and large second level windows. Phase II will expand the development to a total of 435,000 square feet of specialty retail.

Size: 25,000 square feet of specialty shops
Cost: $2.2 million
Owner: Signature Development
Wade Robinson
Signature Development, LLC
7319 Windaliere Drive
Cornelius, NC 28031

North Market Square Shopping Center
Raleigh, North Carolina

This retail project consisted of an upscale Japanese restaurant, a 30,000 square foot designer furniture store, and a collection of small specialty shops. Located in Raleigh near Falls of the Neuse Road, this infill project successfully combined retail space with a traditional Architectural Style.

Size: 68,000 square feet
Cost: $3,200,000
Owner: North Market Square Partnership
Raleigh, NC
Status: Completed in 1985