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Hollister Headquarters
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New Albany, Ohio
Anderson Architects

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A utilitarian warehouse conveys a sportsman's aesthetic

Anderson Architects www.andersonarch.com


Key Player(s)
BBC&M Engineering (geotechnical); EMHT (civil); Lantz, Jones, Nebraska (structural); M-Engineering (mechanical, electrical); Elford Construction Services (general contractor)

This proposed warehouse building will serve as a headquarters for a new easy-lifestyle brand owned by clothing manufacturer Abercrombie & Fitch and will be added to the company's existing office campus (featured as a BW/AR awards winner on page 102). Although connected to the campus visually and in terms of materials, the new building is quite different. In the same manner that stables, sheds, barns, and other outbuildings help shape the landscape of large estates, this 110,000-square-foot structure will serve as a background element. Light will filter inside through a perforated metal scrim, and the building will feature exterior courtyards and second-floor porches. Exterior materials include a metal roof and corrugated-concrete-panel skin; interiors will reflect the retail store's palette of dark woods and metals.

The Winners: Abercrombie & Fitch | Allsteel | Cellular Operations | Gateshead Millenium Bridge | Multi-Use Centre | Paul Brown Stadium | Texas Children's Hospital | Toys "R" Us | Trumpf Customer & Technology Center | Univ. of Penn. Dept. of Facilities and Real Estate | Valeo Electrical Systems

The Finalists: Arcs de Seine | Boeing\ Leadership Center | Gasometer B | Hansen Construction Office | ING Direct | KeySpan Park Stadium | Matha Stewart Living

Unbuilt Projects: BMW Event and Delivery Center | Hollister Headquarters