Synygy World Headquarters (2006 Bronze Award Winner)

Hillier Architecture
Commercial Projects
In the City of Chester, in Delaware County, an Industrial Age power station gave way to a new world headquarters of a 21st century technology company.  The Chester Waterside Station, a coal-fired electric power plant along the Delaware River was renovated into an office building with Synygy Inc. as the anchor tenant.  The project transformed a decaying building that was purchased for $1 into a million-dollar investment. Turbine Hall, with its 100-foot vaulted ceiling, now houses two free-standing structures that incorporate a data center, cafeteria and conference center. Offices replaced a boiler room.  An employee fitness center and a residence for visiting executives can be found where coal once was hoisted from barges and dropped into the tops of sifters and boilers. Investment and cooperation by state and local governments, private entities and developers, has transformed the building and revitalized a portion of Chester’s waterfront. 
Silver Award