News: Brandywine 6 Tops Off / by L2Partridge Company News

L2Partridge Design Principal Bob Little standing with Andy Washabaugh, a director at the Henderson Group.

L2Partridge Design Principal Bob Little standing with Andy Washabaugh, a director at the Henderson Group.

The Henderson Group celebrated a milestone last week with the topping off of the L2Partridge designed Brandywine 6 Office Building. Located in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, the newly constructed building will become the home of the Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union, the largest banking institution in Delaware County. The ceremony, led by Henderson CEO Brian Coyle, honored key members of the team including L2P’s own Design Principal Bob Little, who is responsible for the building’s design. As is tradition, the last beam to be added to the building was painted white, allowing everyone involved in the making of Brandywine 6 to sign the beam. Following everyone’s signature, the final beam was lifted by crane and connected to the rest of the steel structure. Next up, adding the enclosure!

An architectural rendering of Brandywine 6.

An architectural rendering of Brandywine 6.

The Brandywine 6 Design Team (from left to right): George Little, Bob Little, and Kristin Seage.

The Brandywine 6 Design Team (from left to right): George Little, Bob Little, and Kristin Seage.

The steel workers standing in front of the final beam.

The steel workers standing in front of the final beam.

Following the ceremonial hoisting of the signed beam, the steel workers bolt the final beam into place.

Following the ceremonial hoisting of the signed beam, the steel workers bolt the final beam into place.

A close-up of the tripod column.

A close-up of the tripod column.

The building’s main entry is signified by a protruding two-story angle supported by a tripod column. While the building’s facade is mostly precast concrete, this portion of the building will feature a glass curtain wall.

The building’s main entry is signified by a protruding two-story angle supported by a tripod column. While the building’s facade is mostly precast concrete, this portion of the building will feature a glass curtain wall.

A close-up of a typical column/beam connection. The brackets welded to the front of the columns are positioned to hold precast concrete panels currently waiting to be lifted onto the building.

A close-up of a typical column/beam connection. The brackets welded to the front of the columns are positioned to hold precast concrete panels currently waiting to be lifted onto the building.

These precast panels, designed by L2Partridge, have been produced by Universal Concrete for Brandywine 6. The idea behind the design was to create a repeatable system that would create texture and dynamic shadows as the sun moves across the facade.

These precast panels, designed by L2Partridge, have been produced by Universal Concrete for Brandywine 6. The idea behind the design was to create a repeatable system that would create texture and dynamic shadows as the sun moves across the facade.