The North Star Approach

Case Study

Two City Center Allentown

August 2012

Conceptual Idea

Conceptual Idea

This was the Initial concept idea that started it all. The project called for a modern office building to be mixed with the City’s existing traditional architecture.

September 2012

Conceptual Design

Conceptual Design

In 3 months, our design and construction teams were able to turn a conceptual sketch into a client approved, 100% complete set of construction documents – ready for permit submission.

December 2012

Approvals / Demo

Approvals / Demo

In five months time, we went from concept idea to acquiring all government approvals. At the same time, demolition took 12 weeks to remove and dispose of an existing six story building.

January 2013

Permits & Foundations

Permits & Foundations

Our team navigated the review process with the City to help issue progress permits to allow for the City to continue to review the plans but also allow construction to start during that full building review process.

March 2013

Integrated Design & Construction

Integrated Design & Construction

Through our unique ability to safely coordinate trades we had (5) major trades working together on structural and the facade simultaneously. Through unparalleled cooperation and respect in our planning ability, we were able to get to erect steel, poor concrete floor, fireproof the steel, install exterior wall panels and install…

June 2013

Completion Steel & Envelope

Completion Steel & Envelope

The entire structure was completed in 13 weeks. In less than 9 months time, from start of foundation, we were able to start the interior improvements in a 100% dry and permanent power fed building.

January 2014

Start TI / First CO

Start TI / First CO

The 11th floor of the building was the first occupancy. This floor was the future home to the executives of National Penn Bank. It took less than 11 months from installation of foundations to achieve this goal. We were also 6 weeks ahead of schedule.

January 2014

Building Completion

Building Completion

On January 10th, 2014, we received our first CO which included occupancy of the 11th floor and finished spaces in the core and shell of the building.