Franklin Square Capital Partners, which Forbes named 13th most promising company in America this year, is yet another business to sign on to the Navy Yard’s sprawling business paradise. The (fingers crossed) LEED Gold-certified project “will be centered around an extensive five-acre public park offering numerous recreational amenities,” said Bill Hankowsky of Liberty Property Trust in a public statement.
Like other corporate HQs at the Navy Yard, Franklin Square’s new digs won’t be average, run-of-the-mill offices as we know them traditionally. Taking a page from Glaxo SmithKline’s unconventional book, Franklin Square is aiming for a “workplace of the future” approach.
The new headquarters will have views of both the new park and Philadelphia’s skyline, a healthy food focused café style restaurant, a multi-use exercise facility, state-of-the-art conference facilities, and floor plans full of natural light and designed to foster team interaction.
Designed by Philadelphia-based architecture firm DIGSAU, 201 Rouse will feature a ground floor glass pedestal with three floors of zinc exterior cladding above incorporating floor to ceiling windows throughout and a lobby featuring exceptional materials such as wood flooring, hand-chiseled Jerusalem limestone and Venetian plaster.