WXY in collaboration with Studios Architecture was commissioned to provide master planning services for the 130-acre former shipyard, Kearny Point, in New Jersey. Beginning with Building 78 and the Annex, the campus is undergoing a transformation to attract new tenants to this growing innovation district. The adaptive reuse of the former maritime industry buildings into multi-tenant artisanal manufacturing hubs, includes building design and development, façade and lighting, interior finishes, layout consulting, and final master planning proposals.
The first project in the ongoing process was Building 78. The 210,000-square-foot former Federal ship-building facility was transformed into a multi-tenant artisanal manufacturing hub. WXY worked with Hugo Neu to address the building design and development including façade strategies, lighting, interior finishes and layout.
The Annex, the second building in the master plan, is now under construction. This project will transform the 43,000 square-foot historic industrial shed into a state-of-the-art creative office space. Much of the building's historic character will be preserved and showcased in the design, including the distinct sawtooth ceiling windows which will provide ample daylight to the spaces below.
Over the next several years, Kearny Point will expand into a lively hub of innovation for pioneering companies, providing tenants ample room for growth within a distinct, forward-looking, environmentally conscious community.