Designed by the world-renowned architect Eero Saarinen, this 2 million square foot site will be transformed into a mixed-use town center in Holmdel, New Jersey. The historic facility, originally opened in 1962, is the former site of the Bell Laboratories and is currently owned by Somerset Development
. Alexander Gorlin Architects will restore the building to its original glory through exploring the property’s maximum potential and creating a vibrant, urban experience within a rural setting. The massive, six-story, mirrored-glass structure will feature a public “promenade” created by restoring the building’s existing atrium. The pedestrian-friendly development will house a mix of businesses including retail, dining, healthcare and wellness, a hotel and conference center and educational facilities. The site’s surrounding 470 acres of land allows for potential residential and open space uses.
Winner of the 2017 Docomomo Modernism in America Award