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 will be the main R&D facility for Axalta, a global coatings company.

The building 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 storage is decentralized, with satellite storage rooms supporting each laboratory with materials readily available. 

Offices line the perimeter, with a large assembly space for meetings and client events located at the main entry.

A large central utility plant provides steam, chilled water, and compressed air to serve the building.

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Photography by Halkin | Mason Photography.