PPL Tower Building – Executive Floor Interior Renovations
The Corporation asked for a contemporary design using eclectic features that echo back to vintage materials that help reinforce the desired design intent. This concept has restored furniture using recycled products and offering a rustic feel. The design layout also provided the necessary separations and security needs.
The vintage materials used were complemented by full glass walls, glass doors, transom glass, and pocket doors. The room finishes included metal ceilings in the Waiting Area to complement the exposed steel columns. Some walls feature accent walls of recycled barn wood slats.
PPL North Building Basement 2nd Level Allentown, PA
Won ABC 2008 Excellence in Commercial Construction Award. The floor is 25,000sf. The Architect’s concept was to create a natural, organic feel. Bring allusion of natural light, sky and woods to the workspace. Also envisioned were murals on walls at the end of the main corridor and along a long wall to give distance visual relief to the workers eyes. The murals are ‘landscape’ pictures. The free flowing ceiling forms were used to break up the grid of office cubicles and columns. The indirect lighting also is aligned diagonally to again offset the grid. The wood luminous ceiling gives warmth to the space, and softens the fluorescent light to a more natural color. It echoes splintered sunlight in a forest.
‘Clouds’ are used in the Group 3 area to break up the height of the space and also diffuse the light. The wood luminous ceiling also intersects into this room. Light colored wood wall panels, doors and furniture also warm the space, along with the green-grey carpet that has random color squares throughout symbolizing leaf litter strewn across the forest floor. Also, the restrooms and break area have illuminated “skylights” that fit into the ceiling grid and show blue skies and clouds.
PPL North Building 2nd Floor Allentown, PA
Executive level Conference Rooms with cherry wood finishes. Floor to ceiling interior windows to share natural light. Consistent color theme on entire floor.
PPL Gold Credit Union Wescosville, PA
New Entry and Teller Area uses metal panels as accents, with birch wood counters. Utilized the cathedral ceiling of the original bank and employed a lot of glass.
Metro Beauty Academy Wescosville, PA
Running thru the large studio is a ribbon of a triangular truss. The curves of this unique truss emulate curves of hair styles and functionally provide spot lights to style-stations. They also provide lighting flexibility when the space is converted to a space for “runway shows”. All style stations are movable. Shading devices outside on the curtain wall diffuses the natural light.
Custom Laminating Corporation Upper Mt. Bethel, PA
New corporate facility that used a scrolling metal panel on the ceiling of the Lobby. This curved panel emulates the rolls of product that this company produces.
PPL North Building 4th Floor Allentown, PA
Re-designed elevator lobby. Re-located offices & Conference Rooms to interior space allowing the open office area to share natural light from perimeter windows. Provided scale to large office area with accent band at door height.
The Design Professionals at Fedetz & Martin Associates, P.C. are experienced providers of Architectural Design & Facility Assessment Services. Our office is located in the heart of the Lehigh Valley, however we service clients and projects located in all of the states we are licensed in.