A local business has turned a formerly abandoned building on North Main Street in Columbia into its new home. Studio 2LR Architecture + Interiors recently moved to 2428 Main Street, near the Confederate Avenue intersection.
An award-winning architecture and interior design firm, Studio 2LR was formed in 2005 by Wes Lyles, Gretchen Lambert, and Tripp Riley. Since the firm’s inception, the owners have worked closely with different communities in Columbia and completed projects including Pout on Devine St., the War Mouth on North Main and the West End Alley in the Vista.
Their newest project is relocating their firm to the North Main community. “The partners at Studio 2LR had been looking for a building to purchase for quite a while, but we never found a property that felt right,” said Lambert. “When the Wilson Upholstery building and adjacent old gas station became available, we knew that it would be a perfect fit for our firm. We worked closely with City staff during our renovation and were fortunate to be selected to participate in the vacant building program through the Columbia Empowerment Zone. Now that we have moved into our completed offices, we enjoy being so close to downtown and within walking distance to one of our recent projects, the War Mouth.”
Studio 2LR is interested in contributing to and helping preserve the character of the North Main community. “The North Main corridor has a long history and great diversity,” said Riley. “Not only do we love the built environment, we look forward to knowing our commercial and residential neighbors and hope that we can be good stewards for the neighborhood.”
More information about Studio 2LR is available online.