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Colorcon

Colorcon Global Headquarters and Technology Center, Harleysville, Pa. Design: Wulff Architects. Photo: Steven Wolfe

Colorcon Global Headquarters and Technology Center, Harleysville, Pa.

Budget: n/a.

Size: 94,000 ft2.

Project team: Wulff Architects, Philadelphia (architect); Bala Consulting Engineers, Bala Cynwyd, Pa. (MEP/structural engineer); IES Engineers, Blue Bell, Pa. (lab safety consultant); Urwiler & Walter Inc., Summeytown, Pa. (civil engineer); McCloskey and Faber, Blue Bell, Pa. (landscape architect); Del Val Soil & Environment, Doylestwon, Pa. (geotechnical consultants); The Norwood Co., Malvern, Pa. (contractor).

Completion date: Fall 2009.

Description: The Colorcon Global Headquarters and Technology Center is a 94,000ft2 two-story complex. The complex contains Colorcon’s corporate headquarters, global data center and R&D laboratories and suites on a 26-acre site. Energy efficiency drove the design, allowing the building to achieve a 31% energy savings through architectural, mechanical and lighting systems. Site strategies include development minimization, a multi-function berm, a reforested buffer zone, a rain garden, environmentally sensitive site lighting, a vertical green wall, and a roof terrace irrigated from roof water run-off. The steel frame structure with metal roof was certified LEED Gold in April 2010.

Contact: Dave Schoenhard, AIA, LEED AP, Wulff Architects, dschoenhard@wulffarchitects.com

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