Warren Fabricating

Warren Fabricating

Intro

Warren Fabricating

Warren Fabricating, an international steel fabricating company, outgrew their current office space and needed a new building that met their growing needs, and which reflected the company’s precision steel services.  Teaming with DeSalvo Construction, Phillips|Sekanick Architects, inc. provided a design-build approach that addressed the Owner’s needs and provided a unique design solution.

Details

Warren Fabricating

Challenge

Focusing on the industrial nature of the site the owners sought a design that was unique to their industry.  Exterior materials needed to not only be low maintenance and budget friendly, but also needed to provide more visual interest than metal siding alone could provide.  A growing company, Warren Fabricating needed new offices that they wouldn’t quickly outgrow or that that could not accommodate change. Siting and orienting the building within the 65-acre site was a challenge due to existing site drainage and the desire to capitalize on natural lighting without excessive solar heat gain.

Solution

The building was designed to resemble the spokes of a wheel in floor plan harkening to the industrial nature of the business.  Spokes were constructed as monumental brick walls and rotating building elements were constructed with a complementary color of brick veneer wall.  The grey color tones and use of smooth faced brick were selected for low maintenance. Central hub elements were clad in corrugated metal siding and glass and feature a 30-foot-high glass curtain wall entry.  The administrative spoke of the wheel was designed as a two-story structure so that the company could grow without the need to cut additional foundations into the principally shale site. With the building floor plan designed, the Design-Build team produced a clear path forward to work around the existing site drainage, limit disturbance of shale sub-soils, and orient solid walls to the south with natural light provided through north facing windows.

Dunkin’ – Boardman

Dunkin’ – Boardman

Intro

Dunkin’ – Boardman

Re-Branding Dunkin’

Unable to meet client needs at their prior location, Dunkin’ sought guidance from Phillips|Sekanick Architects on the design of a new facility. Working with both the franchisee and the project developer, a new facility was created that provides a fresh and welcoming dining experience along with improved customer service.  The unique layout incorporates new Dunkin’ design criteria while focusing on improved efficiency thru the inclusion of new concept double drive-thru window service.

Details

Dunkin’ – Boardman

Challenge

Having a long time presence at the existing Tiffany Crossing, Dunkin’ Boardman was limited in its ability to serve clients.  Poor site circulation, outdated utilities and the inability to provide drive-thru service prevented the site from meeting its full potential.  The limited seating and poor visibility was also a factor in the decision to completely rebuild the store.

Solution

Provided with new opportunities as the plaza was being rebuilt, Dunkin’ chose to build as a new outparcel on the redesigned site.  The new design was able to fully utilize the branding standards of Dunkin’ while at the same time, have the opportunity to add a new double drive-thru service area.  With improved site access, and visibility, Dunkin’ has returned to its corner location, but as a free standing fast casual restaurant.