One Crescent Drive

The Navy Yard

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Project Details

2005
Project Partners
Robert A.M. Stern
Meghan L. McDermott
Graham S. Wyatt

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Description

This four-story, 85,000-square-foot multitenant office building is the first new construction within our firm's master plan for 522 acres of the 1,000-acre Philadelphia Navy Yard. This building is joined by two companions (Three Crescent Drive, Erdy McHenry Architecture, 2009; Five Crescent Drive, RAMSA, 2013) on the curved drive that frames the new Crescent Park at the entrance to the Navy Yard from Center City Philadelphia. The building faces the park with a curved glass facade and an atrium that brings natural light to the center of the office floors. The building's east, south, and west facades are clad in precast panels that with their deep red color and ashlar jointing pattern pick up the sandstone and terra cotta palette of the buildings in the Navy Yard's adjacent historic district.

The building achieved LEED Platinum certification. Its sustainable design features include a high thermal-performance envelope, energy recovery HVAC systems, natural light in over 90% of the building's floor area, and extensive use of recycled materials and sustainable construction techniques throughout.

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