HELT Design continues our longstanding work with change makers and visionaries in our community. Rob Pressley was recently featured on WCNC Charlotte as momentum to bringing trolley service back to Belmont picks up speed. Rob discusses the innovation involved in bringing the Belmont Trolley back to life. HELT was initially tasked with designing a trolley barn to house one trolley. That scope has expanded to house three trolley cars that have come from prior lives in Porto, Athens, and [...]
Charlotte Business Journal is set to host its 9th annual Heavy Hitters Awards on Thurs, Oct 27th to celebrate, highlight and honor the region’s most impactful and uniquely designed Commercial Real Estate projects. HELT Design Architecture Interiors, along with Myers Chapman (General Contractor), is honored to be included as a finalist in the Adaptive Re-use category. The Dynamo 31 project has been completely reimagined and repurposed from its 1940’s textile mill origin to a modernized mixed-use space that is [...]
HELT Design's Principal, Tim Johnston, was recently featured on the most recent episode of the “Building Belmont Podcast” hosted by Keanu Trujillo. In the episode Tim and Keanu discuss what originally brought Tim to the Charlotte area, the rich history of both the town of Belmont and HELT Design, and how the firm has been building a legacy for future generations. Listen to the episode (25 mins) on Spotify HERE or watch on YouTube HERE.
HELT Design team members proudly took part in the ribbon cutting ceremony of the brand-new Piedmont Lithium HQ on Wednesday afternoon in Belmont, NC. HELT Design was the lead architecture firm for this adaptive re-use project located at 42 Catawba Street, once the Belmont Federal Savings & Loan building. L to R: Hasheem Halim, Sharon Johnston, Tim Johnston, Don Ferry Piedmont Lithium staff, local economic development and business leaders, and elected officials, including US Senator Thom Tillis, [...]
Helt was mentioned in multiple media outlets as we work in concert with Pharr’s real estate development division in the heart of downtown McAdenville, NC. We’re thrilled to provide design services for the Dynamo 31 complex. The project will both transform and revitalize the 100+ year old historically significant landmark and breathe new life into the space. We developed the Dynamo 31 name through our “building as a brand” approach that captures the essence of the broader brand within [...]
A great article on our firm’s move across the Catawba River from busy Charlotte to booming Belmont in the Charlotte Business Journal. The article can be found in the most recent print edition dated 2/25/22 and on page #9 of digital edition HERE.
In June of 2019, C.L. Helt, Architect, led by Tim Johnston, transferred its growing operations from the buzzy center of Charlotte to the quaint, historic town of Belmont. Leaving the 15th largest city in the U.S. for a town of barely 12,000 inhabitants was an unusual move, but it was the perfect choice for the growing design firm. The location has helped Johnston and his team recruit talent, manage both modern ground-up and historic reuse projects across the U.S., [...]
The team at Helt is passionate about our work and the development of the community that we proudly call home. We are honored to be featured in the local news media to help share the impact that we continue to have throughout the Gaston County region. Thank you to the Gaston Gazette for the recent media coverage that showcases many of the local projects that we have been fortunate to provide our services. We look forward to being an [...]
We've had the privilege of providing design services to Belmont Trolley to further support bringing this nostalgic piece of history back to life. The Belmont Trolley organization is a local nonprofit with a mission to bring this historic transportation service back to historic Belmont, NC to help further revitalize the area and create greater civic interaction. Along with the trolley service, we've led the design of the Trolley Barn Car House which is needed to house these historic time [...]
As with many other industries, the architectural approach is and will continue to evolve as a result of the ongoing pandemic. We’re thrilled to be mentioned in the recent Charlotte Business Journal article on Charlotte area's largest architecture firms and how Covid is shaping their field. "Tim Johnston, principal architect at C.L. Helt Architect Inc., has noticed a great deal of interest from clients looking for ways to improve the “health” of their buildings, particularly air quality." The full article [...]