Minority-Owned DIGroup Architecture Designs New Budd Bioworks Life Sciences Campus

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  • Newark, NJ (1888PressRelease) June 22, 2022 - Minority-Owned DIGroup Architecture Designs New Budd Bioworks Life Sciences Campus
    - Selected as Host Site for BISNOW Life Sciences Summit -

    New Brunswick, NJ – DIGroup Architecture is the lead strategic development planner for Budd Bioworks – Philadelphia’s latest life sciences campus redevelopment project. The historic Budd Factory will be transformed into a prestigious life sciences campus that will serve to re-energize North Philadelphia. With 2.4 million square feet of massive, architecturally inspiring buildings on 25 acres, the former historic plant on W. Hunting Park Avenue is envisioned by its developer, The Plymouth Group, to emerge as one of the major hubs for life science research and manufacturing. This multi-phased development of the site will eventually create upwards of 650,000 square feet of lab and biomanufacturing space. The creative, adaptive re-use of the structures, designed in partnership with Centerbridge Partners, L.P, Colliers and CRB Architects, will build upon the legacy of Edward G. Budd’s revolutionary automotive steel stamping plant.

    “The visionary transformation of the former Edward G. Budd factory into the Budd Bioworks campus, is a generational project that can immediately fulfill the increasing demand for biotech research and manufacturing space while providing local jobs that can help to re-energize the local community that has struggled to sustain itself. As Plymouth Group’s strategic planning firm, we have created a comprehensive campus plan that provides the circulation, spatial and security needs that have attracted major prospects while creating amenities that support neighborhood integration and revitalization,” said Vincent Myers, President of DIGroup Architecture.

    The plan creates a unified, urban campus anchored by community gathering spaces. An amenity structure, repurposed from its original use as a power building, anchors the site visually with its iconic towering brick smokestack enhanced with and surrounded by an outdoor plaza, water features and curving Budd Factory graphic history wall. The plan integrates vehicle parking, truck access, loading/receiving areas and security that are key functional requirements for a successful biocluster campus. For more info on the future of #BuddBioworks visit www.buddbio.com and for a sneak preview of the reimagined campus, check out this video.

    Budd Bioworks is also the host site for the upcoming ( @ ) BISNOW Life Sciences Summit on June 28th – a daylong event featuring speakers and panelists from top developers, property managers, brokers, owners and more dot DIGroup is a proud sponsor and exhibitor dot Attendees will learn the importance of life sciences and its contribution to the Philadelphia market and community dot By discussing the development of life sciences in relation to market expansion, businesses can identify opportunities to grow their network dot Tickets can be purchased with a discount code “DIGROUPVIP” by visiting https://bit dot ly/3myzEWA

    For additional information on the project, please click here.

    DIGroup Architecture is a certified Minority-owned, Disadvantaged, and Small Business Enterprise (MBE/DBE/SBE) specializing in architecture, planning, interior design and environmental graphics, signage and wayfinding.

    DIG originated as a consortium of several small architectural firms who formed an alliance to collaborate and compete for large educational projects issued by the State of New Jersey to revitalize the most under-served public school districts. This collaboration became so successful at delivering many of the state’s most significant, community-centered design projects that the firms formally merged in 2006. The profound impact these projects had on the most basic human need of health and wellness, brought a whole new meaning and purpose to the firm. From that point forward, “Architecture for Change” became their story, design philosophy and commitment to clients to re-imagine structures and environments to unite people, enhance well-being and enrich communities.

    DIG’s successes have not gone unnoticed; in 2022, the firm was an award winner for the “Top Education Project-Suffolk” for their design of the UNITI Cultural Center at Stony Brook University located in Suffolk County, Long Island, NY by Long Island Business News in their prestigious 2022 Real Estate, Architecture & Engineering competition; in 2021, the company was selected as one of the 2021 Leaders in Real Estate, Construction, and Design in the Architecture category by NJBIZ, and was ranked among the top Minority Businesses and Architectural firms by both NJBIZ and Philadelphia Business Journal.

    To view DIGroup’s recent media coverage, please click here.

    Today, DIGroup Architecture is exponentially growing, its reach spanning New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York. For more information on the firm, please contact: Debra Koehler at dkoehler ( @ ) digrouparchitecture dot com or 732 dot 249 dot 6242 X110 dot

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