Past Projects

UNC New West Renovation

Complete renovation of a historic classroom building located on the campus of UNC Chapel Hill. This renovation affects all areas of the building including interior and exterior work. We will be bringing the building up to today’s standards, without sacrificing the look and feel of the beautiful historic architecture that makes this building such a beautiful part of the campus.

NCCU Shephard Library

Comprehensive renovation to the James E. Shephard Library on the campus of North Carolina Central University. Includes complete re-working of interior including class rooms, stairways, book areas and study areas. The project is divided into two phases, main library and the annex, which was added after the original building was constructed.This project will give the library a complete facelift and make it a better and more enjoyable place for the students to learn, study and do research.

BCBS Building: Fourth Floor

Comprehensive renovation to the fourth floor of Blue Cross Blue Shield’s Headquarters Building. Included complete demolition and asbestos abatement, re-configuring of office and cubicle areas and installation of new fixtures and finishes. Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina has been a client of L.A. Downey and Son, Inc. for over 30 years.

Warrens Chapel Missionary Baptist Church

Another Design/Build construction project using a VP pre-engineered metal building for a church sanctuary. The building will now house their sanctuary and the old sanctuary will be turned into a fellowship hall for church activities.

Durham Regional Hospital MRI Addition

Addition of a new MRI room for the Durham Regional Hospital. This project was structural steel framed, stucco finished, masonry construction, having to match the existing building exterior, the meticulous details involved to meet demanding hospital, state and federal standards for MRI installations were accomplished ahead of schedule.

Union Baptist Church

A Design/Build project for the construction of a new church sanctuary and administrative area. This was a beautiful laminated wood structure with double tongue and groove exposed deck construction. The project was completed on time and under budget. The client is extremely happy, and has recommended us to several sister churches.

Durham Exchange Club Industries

Addition of 110,000 SF of Warehouse space, the fifth time we’ve added to this facility. Conventional construction methods were incorporated.