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Abrdn (Aberdeen Standard Investments) - US Headquarters Relocation

Dynamic design balances techy and natural elements for a sophisticated workspace

  • 52K

    Square Feet

  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Promoting a collaborative, agile work environment - by design

Abrdn, a financial services firm, relocated their headquarters in the United States to a premier building in Center City Philadelphia. The new building has a unique internal atrium which provides access to daylight throughout the entire 52,000 square-foot (4,830 square-metre) floorplate. Abrdn engaged us to accomplish their workplace goals of collaboration by creating comfortable workspaces to bring employees together. The result? A design that embodies Abrdn’s values of being people-focused, sophisticated, and agile.

The workplace is defined by a balance of soft, natural materials that intertwine with a techy aesthetic, providing collaboration opportunities throughout. Our design principles celebrate dynamic architectural gestures and include visual interest along the corridors and atrium to provide moments for interaction—atrium planter walls are used as space separation to keep the space open and take advantage of natural light. By having both open and closed collaboration spaces, a variety of postures and meeting configurations can be achieved.

Additional amenities include a generous hub, gaming area, and fitness center. A large training room, with an operable partition, opens to the hub dining area and serves as the anchor for the workplace. 

At a Glance

  • Abrdn. Inc
  • Bala Consulting Engineers
  • Watchdog Real Estate Project Mgmt
Meet Our Team

John LaProcido, Senior Principal, Architecture

I’m passionate about building strong relationships with both my clients and my colleagues—it’s what helps a project succeed.
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Jessica Kavanagh, Principal, Architecture

My goal is to deliver the highest quality projects for my clients, while maintaining strong relationships born from trust and partnership.

Kate High, Senior Project Manager, Interior Design

I enjoy collaborating with teams, internal and external, coming together to create successful projects.
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John LaProcido

Senior Principal, Architecture

Jessica Kavanagh

Principal, Architecture

Kate High

Senior Project Manager, Interior Design

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