Axalta, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, celebrated the official opening of its Global Innovation Center, the largest coatings research and development (R&D) center in the world, with a ribbon cutting ceremony on November 7, 2018. The 175,000-foot Global Innovation Center offers unparalleled specialty labs, as well as office space. Its location in Philadelphia’s historic Navy Yard enables collaboration among Axalta employees, business partners, and customers throughout the Philadelphia area and beyond.

The very next day, the building received GBCA’s 2018 Construction Excellence Award for Best Residential, Mixed Use, or Office Space Project.

Contractor: LF Driscoll
Owner: Axalta Coating Systems
Architect: Erdy McHenry, L2Partridge
Engineer: Vanderweil Engineers
Developer: Liberty Property Trust

Congratulations to the project team for building a beautiful project, and welcome to Axalta’s incoming staff to their new, award-winning building!


Learn more about the new Axalta building from the Philadelphia Business Journal: