A RAILTOWN LEGACY BEGINS

BENCH MAINTAINS THE AESTHETIC
OF THIS INDUSTRIAL AREA WITHIN A
CONTEMPORARY CONTEXT

BENCH has a deep connection with the buildings in the Railtown area and we view them as more than historical points of interest. They reflect our inspiration for the creation and design of this modern building. The striking design shows respect for the area’s original industrial structural elements, while crafting a sculptural contemporary component, a tasteful glass addition with view spaces that overlook the Railtown Design District, North Shore mountains and working waterfront.
Instead of drygoods and crates, BENCH will host ideas and innovation. The new building—fashioned from aluminum, glass and concrete—will look boldy forward to our future and enhance Railtown’s evolution into the contemporary era.

A LIVING HISTORY

“It is all too rare these days to come across a building that doesn’t compromise aesthetics for economics, but rather stays true to its historical, heritage and commercial roots.

With BENCH, we have set out to maintain the aesthetic of this beautiful industrial area and infuse it with advanced building and technological systems within a contemporary design that complements the original brick and mortar construction of the surrounding buildings.”

Gair Williamson, Architect


RAILTOWN WILL BECOME AN
IMPORTANT EMPLOYMENT HUB FOR THE CITY,
WITH BENCH LEADING THE CHARGE