American Physical Society Editorial Headquarters

American Physical Society Editorial Headquarters

American Physical Society Editorial Headquarters

APS’s goal was a 50% increase in usable space without interrupting operations or expanding the building footprint. The programing and site analysis revealed the need to reconnect to the surrounding landscape, manage natural and artificial light, and maximize staff interaction.


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The building’s exterior highlights APS’s original building with new stainless steel cladding and softens the larger two story mass which encompasses the new addition with a screen of native vines.
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Program diagram
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Corridor
Old window openings exposed during construction became display cases for artifacts of their previous working process.
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Central Atrium
This central atrium provides a natural meeting point for staff.
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Rugged materials reinforce the atrium’s identity as a public space.
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The central section of the building was demolished to provide a landing point for the structure and to allow for double height spaces and vertical circulation.
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Designed to accommodate all hands meetings and casual relaxation.
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Mezzanine
Skylights wash the space with unique lighting, the use of bold colors extends beyond active spaces and is also utilized in the custom art; inspired by graphics taken from recent illustrations within the publication.
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Mezzanine
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Mezzanine
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Interior Courtyard
All programmatic connections are complemented by natural elements: an inner courtyard to the south brings in the earth and the overhead light monitors bathe the atrium in natural illumination.
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Exterior Façade
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FAÇADE Detail
Year
2014
Location
Ridge, New York
Client
American Physical Society
Typology
Commercial, Workspace
Size
45,000 SF
Design Team
Cat Travers, Martha Bush
Consultants
AKF Engineers (MEP), Gilsanz Murray Steficek (structural), Sidney B. Browne & Son (civil), Cameron Engineering Associates (landscape)
Awards
Diamond Award from American Council of Engineering Companies, American Institute of Steel Construction: AISC IDEAS2 National Award, International Architecture Award from the Chicago Athenaeum, Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture Award
Photography Credits
© David Sundberg/ESTO
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