Urban Outfitters Corporate Campus
Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle
Urban Outfitters, known for its stores full of eclectic bric-a-brac and hipster clothing, followed the company’s ethos in selecting a set of five abandoned buildings in the decommissioned Philadelphia Navy Yard for their corporate headquarters. The transformation of the structures into viable office space — 285,000 square feet for about 600 employees — maintained the buildings’ rough details of weathered brick, spotty paint cover, and occasionally rusty steel beams. The impressive scale of the former industrial buildings provides employees with ample light, flexible office plans, and communal space.
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