18B — April 23 - May 20, 2021 — Pennsylvania — M id A tlantic Real Estate Journal


P ennsylvania Murray Associates Architects

Office expansiondesigned toPassiveHouse&LEED Platinum standards wins multiple design awards


House standards. A new, air- tight barrier “interior” of the exterior facade was constructed that adheres to Passive House certifications. This solution al- lowed the historic facade to be preserved while upgrading its energy performance.” Blending a new tower into a Historic Neighborhood The tower addition is truly multi-faceted. The new glass, precast concrete and brick tower blends old and new with- in the neighborhood context while offering visual interest at the street and upper levels. To meet the high-performance building envelope require- ments of Passive House design, internal wall assemblies have insulated metal panels for controllable air-tightness while minimizing thermal bridging on the tower. An electrochromic tint from SageGlass was utilized on the Schucco PHIUS Certified Curtain Wall System – sig - nificantly reducing energy consumption through solar loss and gain management. The precast concrete feature ties the tower to the original build- ing through a similar series of reveals. The High Concrete Group fabricated the panels using Carbon Cast, for a lighter and better insulated facade without thermal bridging, us- ing six inches of mineral wool

for a total R-value of about 40. An urban “impervious” park- ing lot footprint became the base for the eight-story tower. The roof is completely pervi- ous, assisting with stormwater run-off. The tower’s living or green roof also produces its own oxygen, reducing carbon dioxide emissions to offset global warming. Other benefits include improved energy con- servation, increased longevity of roof membranes, reduction of urban heat island mitigation, and a higher return on invest- ment compared to traditional roofs. A Healthy Environment Inside and Out According to Dubbs, “This was the most ambitious and unique project meeting ex- treme energy efficiency cri- teria from PHIUS and US- GBC as corporate office envi- ronments consume massive amounts of energy to function. The addition is modeled to use 50% less energy usage than a similar structure built to cur- rent building codes due to re- quiring minimal energy while delivering 20% of electricity back to the city grid through its photovoltaic panels. A beautiful, healthy staff-centric work environment is the re- sult of careful space planning as well as the application of 21st century interior design principles.” MAREJ

ARRISBURGH, PA _— Continued growth fueled a major expan-

s i o n f o r a new 8-story t o w e r a n d renovations t o the h i s - toric Hickok House adja- cent to the headquarters of the Penn-

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sylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) . Both were integrated with the original building, no small challenge given the site constraints. Murray Associates Archi- tects, PC was selected for the addition, as they designed PHFA’s original LEED Gold corporate headquarters in 2004. This unique addition meets Passive House and LEED Platinum sustain - ability standards—a first for a corporate building in the United States. This project has been recog- nized statewide with multiple awards which are listed below. • 2020 – Pennsylvania De - partment of Environmental Protections Governor’s Envi- ronmental Excellence Award • 2020 - The Committee on the Environment (COTE) Award of Excellence, the Amer- ican Institute of Architects (AIA) Pennsylvania’s most distinguished COTE honor YORK, PA — NAI CIR completes the following trans- actions: The three story, 42,000 s/f former surgery center building located at 1750 5th Ave., York has been sold for $2.4 million to Red Lion Controls. Based in York, Red Lion Controls is a global leader in communica- tion, monitoring and control for industrial automation and networking. Red Lion Controls will be renovating the building to accommodate their office headquarters. 1750 5th Ave., a former out- patient surgery center includ- ing multiple medical practice offices was a three-unit con- dominium owned by UPMC Memorial and OSS Health. All medical operations formerly located in 1750 5th Ave. have relocated to the area of the new UPMC Memorial Campus in West Manchester Twp. Rob i n Ze l l e r s SIOR , FRICS, CRE, Casey Khuri

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Murray Associates Architects, P. C.’s LEED Platinum and Passive House project


• 2020 – AIA Pennsylvania Central Region Citation Award • 2020 – Green Building United Groundbreaker Project Honoree Award • 2019 – The Historic Har - risburg Association Preserva- tion Award According to Mark Hand, Director of the Pennsylvania GreenGov Council within the Department of General Ser- vices , “Murray Associates Architects has created a lead- by-example, high-performance building project that is both unique and a first of its kind. This project is a clear example of the sustainability pathway in which we must invest for commercial building spaces as well as affordable housing options within the common-

Combining Venerable and Visionary The project protected three historical buildings, one being the adjacent Hickok House, built in 1904 within the Na - tional Register Historic Dis- trict of the city. The building was deteriorating and in 2011, the Historic Harrisburg Asso- ciation Board (HARB) placed it on its list of endangered properties. PHFA purchased it and incorporated it into its expansion project. Benedict Dubbs, AIA RA, LEED AP , president of Mur- ray Associates Architects, said “The residences exterior facade was restored to its former glory, but the buildings envelope was too porous to support Passive

Zellers, Khuri and Corbo of NAI CIR handles 42,000 s/f sale in York

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Casey Khuri

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to Eschbach Real Estate Hold- ings 1 LLC from River School LP. The building was originally built in 1929 as the Wormleys - burg Elementary School and now will be occupied by Be- havior Therapy International, which offers personalized Ap- plied Behavior Analytic services to individuals and families. Khuri represented the seller and Dan Alderman , of NAI CIR, represented the buyer The 8,300 s/f flex space, located at 621 Lowther Rd., Fairview In- dustrial Park, in York County, has been leased to Coleson Restoration, Inc. Alderman represented the landlord and

and Amber Corbo of NAI CIR, Lemoyne handled the transac- tion. NAI CIR marketed the property in cooperation with the Ten-X commercial real estate auction platform. The property was success- fully auctioned and settled on March 31. In order to facilitate their new headquarters move, Red Lion Controls has engaged NAI CIR to sell their existing 36,000 s/f office building lo- cated at 20 Willow Springs Circle, West Manchester Twp. The 9,796 s/f office building, located at 325 N. 2nd St. in Wormleysburg, has been sold

1750 5th Ave., York, PA

owner intends to operate the facility as an auto dealership and repair center. The 1,561 s/f office building, located at 4502 Derry St. in Harrisburg, has been sold to Krishna P. Khana of Everest Insurance Agency from LuAnn and Darren Bird. Corbo represented the seller. MAREJ

Matt Hoover of SVN Latus represented the tenant. NAI CIR presented the sale of East Shore Auto. The 3,260 s/f auto repair facility, located at 2419 & 2425 Herr St. in Har - risburg, has been sold to Globix Holdings LLC. The transaction occurred on March 15th, 2021. Ryan Murray , of NAI CIR, represented the seller. The new

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