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  • Type Renovation / Addition
  • Services Architecture, Graphics, Interiors
  • Size 2,500 SF

The Challenge

Alloy5 has always celebrated a strong community presence. Our first office was located on Main Street in the heart of historic downtown Bethlehem. As our firm grew, we sought to establish permanence in the community and purchased a building at the corner of Fifth and Broad Streets. Known as the Drafthouse, our office was a vacant storefront with boarded windows that had been unoccupied for several years. Alloy5 sought to not only create a space to grow, but to honor their design principles of healthy design, honest collaboration, and hard work.

Our Approach

The building was purchased in 2016 with plans to renovate the main floor and allow for future expansion in the basement. The approach was to not only revitalize this one corner lot, but to spread our growth and vision throughout the west side neighborhood. Our team was quick to assess the needs of the existing structure and began planning its rebirth.

Design Solution

Alloy5 designed and oversaw the complete renovation of the building, including the installation of new windows, façade repairs a signage package. Inside, the space is reimagined as an open collaborative workspace featuring a conference room, offices, and a kitchenette. Exteriors were repaired, and windows were replaced. Our floor plan complements our team philosophy with large spaces for frequent collaboration. Alloy5’s brand is carried in subtle details like our signature green accents and geometric patterns covering the floor and front windows. Today, the Drafthouse stands strong in the community while representing exactly who we are: mature, detailed-oriented planners and executors of clean, modern design.

Our space showcases who we are as a firm. Collaboration is inherent to our work. Michael Metzger, AIA – President, Alloy5