EarthCam officially opened the doors to its new 10-acre headquarters in Northern New Jersey: The EarthCampus™. Hundreds of the webcam technology leader’s clients, industry partners and media personalities joined the EarthCam team at the grand opening party to celebrate, which featured a special concert by Grammy Award-winning musician and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, Elvis Costello. EarthCam is commemorating this major milestone with the release of a new time-lapse movie showcasing construction for the new headquarters.
The LEED-certified workspace was designed by Steven M. Davis, FAIA, of Davis Brody Bond in collaboration with Spacesmith. The architectural team transformed the old factory site into a vibrant campus aimed at boosting employee health and collaboration. Davis reimagined one of his signature materials, stabilized aluminum foam, which was also utilized in his most noted project, the National September 11 Museum. Taking a completely new approach, by exposing the organic nature of the translucent panels, Davis clad the structure in a high-tech glow. Made from recycled materials, the façade also acts as a sunshield for reduced energy consumption during the day. At night, hundreds of thousands of the small openings are backlit by 3,500 custom-manufactured LED lights and are reminiscent of digital video pixels, creating an unconventional beauty.
Step inside the dynamically designed interior, where visitors are greeted by an enormous, sloping 25-foot tall video portal encased in an almost 3-story glass curtain wall atrium. The video portal presents a unique medium for transforming EarthCam’s live video content into a digital representation of art imitating life, elegantly displaying the essence of the EarthCam brand. A 6-ton blackened steel tunnel serves as a transitional gateway through the video into EarthCam’s offices. Custom-printed wallpaper features thousands of images from EarthCam’s cameras around the world, showcasing a visual documentation of the company’s 22-year history. Floor to ceiling windows and skylights bring the outdoors in, providing natural light to the open, organic work spaces throughout the building. A unique 180-foot long serpentine style desk was custom-designed to join the programming lab and the creative studio, promoting cross-department collaboration.
“We wanted a space that would reflect our company’s energetic culture, where art and technology combine to inspire both our customers and growing team,” said Brian Cury, CEO and Founder of EarthCam. “I’m most proud of the campus’s outdoor experiences that support a healthy lifestyle and fun collaborative spaces that will continue to fuel our innovative spirit. Elvis Costello, one of the most influential artists known for his four-decade-long record of innovation, rocked the house and was a natural choice for the headlining performance at our grand opening party.”
The employee-centric green headquarters reinforces the company’s commitment to employee wellness and promotes a healthy physical work environment. The revitalized grounds, originally designed by famed Landscape Architect James Rose, include meditation areas, walking paths and bike trails. The EarthCam Arboretum adds to the natural beauty of the campus and features more than 50 species of carefully curated flora.
The entire construction process was documented by over 40 different time-lapse cameras from the groundbreaking ceremony on September 29, 2015 to the grand opening party. EarthCam relied on a combination of its professional construction camera technology, 360° photography and drone video to document the nearly 3 year project. With EarthCam’s new time-lapse movie, watch the development of several key spaces, including the Star Café with its reclaimed namesake roadside diner sign and custom graffiti murals by artist Anthony “Mast” Arias, and unique finish and design elements, selected by Interior Designer, Vanessa DeLeon.
Throughout the life of the project, EarthCam made views of the construction process available online via a public webpage so visitors could track progress and see important milestones. Watch the vision for EarthCam’s new headquarters, The EarthCampus™, come to life with its new 4K construction time-lapse movie.
EarthCam is the global leader in providing webcam content, technology and services. Founded in 1996, EarthCam provides live streaming video, time-lapse construction cameras and photography documentation for corporate and government clients in major cities around the world. EarthCam leads the industry with the highest resolution imagery available, including the world’s first outdoor gigapixel panorama camera system. This patent-pending technology delivers superior multi-billion pixel clarity for monitoring and archiving important projects and events across the globe. In 2017, EarthCam documented $257 billion of construction projects. The company is currently expanding its 10-acre campus in Northern New Jersey and maintains 13 additional offices worldwide.
Projects documented by EarthCam include: Hudson Yards, Panama Canal Expansion, 9/11 Memorial Museum, Atlanta Falcons’ Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Golden State Warriors’ Chase Center, Statue of Liberty and Washington Monument Restorations, New NY Bridge, LaGuardia Airport, The Jeddah Tower, 56 Leonard Street, 432 Park Avenue, Los Angeles Rams’ Stadium, Las Vegas Raiders’ Stadium, Qatar Rail, Whitney Museum of American Art, Louvre in Abu Dhabi and Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Learn more about EarthCam’s innovative solutions at http://www.earthcam.net/.