Axalta Coating Systems 

Laboratories organized around a central, shared Applications area provides efficient research and testing capabilities for this global coatings company.

Workplace + Laboratory Design  | 177,000 SF | Philadelphia, PA

LEED-CI Gold (Commercial Interiors)


The Global Innovation Center is Axalta’s main R&D facility, located in Philadelphia’s Navy Yard.

The Center is comprised of flexible laboratory space surrounding a shared Applications area with multiple spray booths for test sample painting. Raw material and in-progress work are kept safe in a series of satellite storage rooms that support each laboratory.

Offices line the perimeter, and a large assembly space for meetings and client events greets visitors near the main entrance.

A central utility plant provides steam, chilled water, and compressed air for the building.

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Photography by Halkin | Mason Photography.