bld architecture designed the new 30,000 gsf office building for the corporate headquarters of ufcw – local 1500, representing one of new york state’s largest union workforces. the new three story building takes advantage of a steeply sloping site, presenting a two story façade to merrick avenue while providing discrete lower level access to deliveries and equipment.
the building serves as the administrative hub for the overall business operations with offices for the president and staff, human resources, accounting, conferencing and support. the ground floor includes a large media room for events and staff training and is equipped with state-of-the-art audio and visual communications. the exterior brick and window wall materials are combined to symbolize the strength of the organization and its membership in a progressive yet modest way.