BEST MADE CENTER/SYNERGIS TECHNOLOGIES

2014 | Quakertown, PA

With an eye for the creative re-use of industrial sites, developer/builder Gorski Engineering set their sight on the sprawling 65,000 sf former home of the Best Made Silk Hosiery Company in the heart of a historic borough. Re:Vision worked closely with Gorski to conceptualize a redevelopment plan for the new “Best Made Center” which selectively strips away a century’s worth of industrial additions to create a campus arrangement of buildings and outdoor spaces. The central design challenge for the 23,000 sf anchor tenant Synergis Technologies was to bring together two divisions of the company (software programming and sales/training) that have evolved in separate buildings to have distinct cultures and priorities for collaboration and privacy.  Employee engagement in the planning process was instrumental in change management for Synergis and for developing balanced workplace solutions that meet a variety of needs. Interestingly for Re:Vision, Synergis is one of the top sales and training providers for Revit Building Information Modeling software which has advanced our ability to use the software for conceptual energy modeling.

AWARDS

Anchor Building Award - PA Downtown Center 2015

Properties of Merit - Preservation Award, Quakertown Alive! 2014

OTHER PROJECTS