Abercrombie & Fitch Corporate Headquarters by Elford Construction Company and &erson ArchitectsPhotographed by Brad Feinknopf based in Columbus, Ohio
Abercrombie & Fitch Corporate Headquarters • New Albany, Ohio • Elford Construction Company and &erson Architects
The Abercrombie & Fitch Headquarters promotes interaction and innovation within the design of its campus. The quest for natural light, views and a "village in the forest" feel led the design of this campus to have a bent and "broken" configuration that snakes through the woods, cracking open at points where people gather. An external street containing outdoor workplaces, studio sheds, covered walkways and a fire-circle unifies the office campus. This street is further defined by entrance towers, "flying" dormers, changes in architectural materials and "slices" carved out of the sheds, all of which enliven the relationship of employees to the site and, more importantly, to each other.