Trammell Crow Company
Sparked by economic recovery and a new project partner, KSS’s design for Trammell Crow and Clarion Partners has led to two new speculative industrial centers, which have re-emerged as cost effective, sustainable examples for distribution in northern New Jersey.
South Washington Industrial park features two single-loaded warehouses to take advantage of the greenfield site’s unique conditions. Responding to the site’s bisection by utilities, each building features a notched front entrance. Dramatic cantilevered canopies and wood-patterned concrete poured through tilt-wall construction create iconic character. Designed to achieve LEED Certification, both buildings employ skylights and clerestory windows along the dock wall to bring in natural light. Increased ventilation and low-VOC (volatile organic compound) materials further enhance the quality of life for employees. Designed for storage, assembly, sales and office use, the open interiors are customizable for future tenant needs.
Lehigh Valley Industrial Park VII is part of a 1,000-acre business park taking shape on contaminated and abandoned land once home to Bethlehem Steel Corporation. The design pays homage to the site’s industrial past while creating a flexible design future users. A double-loaded warehouse for up to two tenants, the new building can accommodate manufacturing, retail, distribution and office. To anchor the entry, a glass “lantern” with muntins harkens to the former steel plant’s architectural aesthetic while bringing in much-needed natural light. A canopy adds visual interest, while vegetated screens hide the loading docks beyond.