Galatyn Commons

GSC Architects February 8, 2016

 

Galatyn Commons is an 850,000 SF campus renovation that consists of four office buildings, three parking garages and a large outdoor plaza. The renovations to this campus were threefold. The first goal was to create an active outdoor environment that interconnects the four office buildings while adding visual interest. Features of the main plaza include a large scale copper sculpture, raised gardens, a fire pit, bocce ball courts, a putting green, a full basketball court and eating terraces off the campus’ cafe and new coffee bar. The primary amenity on this campus is the large scale servery and dining room right off the main plaza. The central design objective for this space was to create an open energetic dining experience to draw tenants out of their working environments. In addition to the refreshed dining area, we carved out space for a full time coffee bar that can be segregated from the main dining and open all day, allowing the tenants to have a secondary retreat from their own space. The existing buildings each had their own tenant and identity. The last design objective was to unify the campus in creating similar experiences within each building lobby. By letting the architecture speak to the design we were able to create modern open building lobbies, that relate to each other and set the overall tone of the campus.

 

Client: Spear Street Capital

Associate Designer: Bury

Size: 850,000 sf renovation

Services Provided: Planning / Programming, Construction Documents, Interior Design, FF&E, Construction Administration

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