Mac McKee gets to work in one of the coolest new/old places in town: the restored GLMV Architecture building at 1525 E. Douglas.
The firm rehabbed for its headquarters what was built as the city’s Packard dealership but has been a number of businesses. Most recently it held SignPro and a warehouse for neighboring printing company McCormick Armstrong.
Much of what makes it cool is how the architects have incorporated into the restoration touches of the original business: The car ramp to the second floor is now a sweeping staircase with a series of terraced gathering spots, the original wooden ceiling remains on the second floor, the original showroom spotlights have been repaired and now work.
McKee, the firm’s executive vice president, is both one of the firm’s architects and the firm’s risk manager. McKee, 63, is married to Robbie, and they have five children and five grandchildren between them.