We design industrial projects of all scopes and sizes from large-scale logistics hubs on the urban perimeter to nano-fulfillment centers within the urban core. The integrated thinking of our architects, master planners and engineers, enable efficient space utilization with planned flexibility from initial concept and feasibility stage to detailed design. The result: high-quality schemes that optimize a project’s potential and maximize the client’s return on investment.
The Art of Industrial Design Success
The success of any industrial project is underpinned by a holistic understanding of the vision, technical requirements, manufacturing process, planning constraints and investment markets. NORR’s planning and design services include site utilization and infrastructure integration, which is undertaken at the initial feasibility stage. Our dedicated team also considers elements such as the appreciation of potential future adaptation. Many of our projects have involved fitting out complex industrial processes into previously constructed space. Customer expectations for swift, safe and secure deliveries are forcing retailers and distributors to adapt to a change in buying habits and focus on speed-to-market solutions across the board.
The Industrial Design Opportunity
The design opportunity for industrial is to create a structure and space that meets today’s needs while building in capacity with a scalable solution to meet future needs. As important, design attributes must be flexible, efficient and technologically sophisticated while providing a neutral carbon footprint that generates more energy than they consume. Sustainable design is vital to all industrial building typologies, and it is our responsibility as designers, developers and constructors to employ current and developing technologies into the mainstream.
UNFI Allentown Distribution Center Amenity Spaces
An urban utopia of amenity spaces for UNFI in Allentown, PA
7101 Milnor Distribution Center
Last mile distribution center in Philadelphia’s booming industrial market