Centra at Metropark


Located within walking distance of the Metropark train station, the project took an ordinary lackluster 1960's era suburban office building and renovated it. The challenge was to add 'architectural value' to the existing building rather than tear it down and build a new building. The goal was to use it as a model for other similar aging facilities. The exterior wall was removed and replaced with a glass facade. Additional space was added to the Fourth floor which was supported by a 'tree column' so that it wouldn't add any increased load to the existing structural system. To make the basement spaces usable for offices, a courtyard lightwell was carved out so that they would get natural light. A landscaped plaza was also created from the parking lot. Additional buildings are planned for the site to create an office campus.

Renovation, 2011
Constructed, 1982


Old - AIA New Jersey Honor Award in 2011Old - Architizer A+ Award in 2013Old - National AIA Honor Award for Architecture in 2013
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