The newly renovated URBN Center for Arts and Design is made up of two buildings on Market and Filbert Streets and is approximately 150,000 SF and serves as a collaborative hub for its design programs.
The core of the first building, located on Market Street, was removed and four stories replaced by six Escher-inspired levels surrounding a full height atrium. The building houses classrooms, working studios, offices, conference spaces, display areas and a full Data Center. Some studio spaces include paint spray booths and fume hoods.
The building has limited floor-to-floor heights (9’-4”), so the HVAC system utilizes chilled beams, dedicated ventilation systems with heat recovery, high efficiency chillers and high efficiency boilers. This combination produces a 25-30% reduction in energy usage compared to conventional systems, while also fitting into the tight core clearances.
The second building, located on Filbert Street, is a 13,000 square foot, single story structure that houses a large gallery, a black box theater, a screening room, a reception hall and a food preparation area.