Alexander
Gorlin
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Bell Works

Designed by the world-renowned architect Eero Saarinen, this 2 million SF site has been transformed into a mixed-use "Metroburb" in Holmdel, NJ. The historic facility, originally opened in 1962, was the former site of the Bell Laboratories and is currently owned by Somerset Development. We were retained to 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 features a public “promenade” created by restoring the building’s existing atrium. The pedestrian-friendly development houses a mix of businesses including retail, dining, healthcare and wellness, a hotel and conference center and educational facilities.

Winner of the 2017 Docomomo Modernism in America Award.

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