Architect(s) : RMJM
Address : 1 Becton Drive, FRANKLIN LAKES-NEW JERSEY, United States
Latitude/Longitude : 41.016997,-74.210720
Client : Becton Dickinson
Size : 34,500ft² | 3,200m²
Text description provided by the architects. Becton Dickinson selected RMJM Hillier for the design of their new 38,000-square-foot Campus Center. Located on Becton Dickinson’s corporate headquarters campus, the building houses the cafeteria, café, company store and other retail amenities.
The sensitivity of the sitting of the first buildings almost 20 years ago is still evident in the relationship between the buildings and the land. The “great lawn” spreads out between the buildings, embraced by the woodlands below. The new dining facility requires an even greater sensitivity to the land because of the existing structures on either side. It is truly seen from all sides, even above. The design is informed by its sitting, shaped as a building with no back. It has the opportunity to open to views of the remaining lawn and woodlands.
Contributed by RMJM