EarthCam is busy clearing some premier wall space to showcase its new ENR New York Best Projects award. The webcam technology leader’s new headquarters was recognized as the Best Small Project and was bestowed with this prestigious construction industry honor. EarthCam is proud to share this recognition with its structural engineer, David L. Kufferman, P.E., the architectural team from Davis Brody Bond and Spacesmith and Interior Designer, Vanessa DeLeon.
Selected by a panel of jurists for its dramatic structural intervention, 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. Floor to ceiling windows and skylights bring the outdoors in, providing natural light to the open, organic work spaces throughout the building. Keeping with the green initiative, the LEED-certified interior space has many reclaimed, recycled and repurposed components.
“It took the support and dedication of an incredible group of talented people to make our new headquarters a reality,” said Brian Cury, CEO and Founder of EarthCam. “Thank you to our amazing customers, whose generous support enabled us to invest back into our company and develop this innovative campus. And most importantly, our team, who this employee-centric and collaborative space was built for.”
Located on an expansive 10-acre campus in Upper Saddle River, NJ, EarthCampus is a LEED-certified workspace 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. The EarthCam building is clad in more than 5,000-square-feet of translucent aluminum panels, which are backlit by 3,500 custom-manufactured LED lights to create a high-tech glow. Made from recycled materials, the façade reflects light during the day, while acting as a sunshield for reduced energy consumption.
The judges were also impressed by the landscaping surrounding the headquarters, which features revitalized grounds originally designed by famed landscape architect James Rose, including meditation areas, walking paths and bike trails. Nods to the elements of earth, water, air and fire are seen throughout the outdoors and interior office spaces, with landscaping in the design sightlines, air moving through the porous aluminum panels and gas-fired globes placed within the water of the fountains.
The nearly 3-year construction process for the award-winning EarthCam Headquarters was documented by over 40 different time-lapse construction cameras, 360° photography and drone videography. Watch the vision for EarthCampus™ come to life with EarthCam’s 4K construction time-lapse movie. Throughout the life of the project, EarthCam made views of the construction process available online via a public web page so visitors could track progress and see important milestones.
Every year, ENR New York assembles an independent group of judges to review, score and determine the final winners from the states of New Jersey and New York. The judging panel recognized the EarthCam Headquarters as the winner for the Best Small Project category. Other ENR New York Best Projects winners include the Goethals Bridge Replacement Project, LaGuardia Airport, NYU Langone Health Science Building, 3 World Trade Center and Zaha Hadid’s 520 West 28th Street – all of which were documented by EarthCam’s construction camera technology.
Executive Architect: Davis Brody Bond
Structural Engineer: David L. Kufferman PE Structural Engineers
MEP Engineer: Omdex Inc.
Lead Design Firm: Spacesmith
Interior Design Consultant: Vanessa DeLeon Associates
LEED Consultant: gk+a Architects PC
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, Governor Mario M. Cuomo 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 https://www.earthcam.net/.