46,000 sf Addition, 51,500 sf Renovation
AIA, CNY Chapter Award of Excellence, Commercial / Industrial: 2023.
QPK designed the Adaptive Reuse of the former Coyne Laundry
Facility in downtown Syracuse into JMA Wireless’s New 5G
Manufacturing Facility and World Headquarters campus.
The design concept introduced a 40’ tall, east to west glazed
atrium that transitions the renovated office area building to the
new manufacturing facility. Circulation through the glass walled
and skylit atrium, allows for views of the assembly areas and
unites the varied building uses. Extensive use of skylights in the
manufacturing and office areas provide natural light to enhance
the working environment.
The glazed atrium is the break of space created between
the renovated office building and the new manufacturing
and assembly structure. It functions as an entry point for
all employees and visitors, transparent end to end. The
adjacent walls on the existing office building were opened
and glazed to provide maximum visibility to the 3-story glazed
curtain wall that separates manufacturing. Inside, the atrium
functions as a “mixing valve” of circulation, uniting various
levels between the office functions and Manufacturing while
displaying the grandness assembly area. The assembly
area, bathed in the natural light, is encircled with a catwalk
providing full observation and connection to 2nd story lab