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Armstrong World Industries at Liberty Street - Corporate, Office and Commercial

Lancaster, PA

Armstrong World Industries at Liberty Street

Glass doors provide an inviting glimpse into the renovated lobby as visitors approach the main entrance to this spacious office building, a namesake building for one of Lancaster’s most prestigious companies. The original carved marble door surround was preserved and provides a dramatic statement that combines historic and contemporary features at the entrance.

The complexities of supporting the marble while using existing anchors installed in the original stones required us to visually inspect the original work by mounting the scaffolding during the construction process. We then obtained and used old drawings from an antique edition of “Architectural Graphic Standards” to work out all the attachment details.

main entrance

Original marble pieces were relocated and reinstalled to create this vestibule entrance, with additional pieces carved to match the original details, retaining the visual impact and consistent branding for the historic building.

lobby

The new main lobby is designed with dramatic use of elegant materials fitting the character of the building. The original travertine marble walls and carved marble trim detail were fully restored. The original ceiling was exposed showcasing Armstrong products. Floor tile patterns and furniture are done in complementary geometric patterns that enhance the richness and elegance of the new lobby and reception area.