Clarion Safety ProductsCorporate Offices Milford, PA 2004
Located 2 miles outside of the historic village of Milford, Pennsylvania, this small office building is on a wooded site populated with a number of truly significant trees; consequently, an arborist worked with the architects to develop unobtrusive stone parking areas to minimize runoff and retain the sites natural features. The building materials include flat cedar siding, bluestone pavers, and terne-coated stainless steel roofing, which echo the site’s colorations.
The building’s side profile (which is a simple double shed roof) allows for natural ventilation during this mountainous area’s cool summers through continuous high clerestory windows. Deep overhangs provide passive solar shading to the large work space which faces southwest.
The project received an Honor Award for design from the Northeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Institute of Architects in 2004.