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vXchnge Holdings, LLC, PA-1 Data Center
Philadelphia, PA
Taking colocation to
new levels.
A data center fit-out aligns with global brand standards.
Colocation meets collaboration.
HED recently collaborated with vXchnge, a young data center colocation company seeking to establish industry leadership by providing innovative, customized, secure and reliable computer environments.

A central part of our work was developing global branding guidelines to be implemented in all vXchnge facilities. At the time of our collaboration, vXchnge was in the midst of expanding their portfolio by establishing new locations within existing buildings in key cities. One such facility is the new Philadelphia Data Center. Located on the fifth floor of a downtown high-rise building, the existing space presented many challenges for the data center fit-out including low floor-to-floor height, limited structural capacity of the floors and connecting infrastructure equipment on the roof and basement.

Our design team overcame these challenges to achieve an efficient layout. The 50,000 SF space maximizes IT cabinets and aligns with the customer experience identified in HED's global branding guidelines.
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Results
HED completed a 50,000 SF fit-out in a downtown high-rise office building.
A close collaborative process between designers, engineers and the client successfully overcame preexisting structural complications.
The completed project includes an efficient layout that is easy to use and maximizes IT cabinets.
The project aligns with the customer experience identified in HED's global branding guidelines.
Project Data
PA-1 IDG-DC-31
vXchnge
Philadelphia, PA
PROJECT SCOPE
Study, Fit-Out
HED ROLE
Design Architect
RSF/GSF
50,000
CONSTRUCTION COST
$0.0 Million
SUSTAINABILITY LEVEL
LEED Certified
YEAR COMPLETED
2015
Project Team
  • Michael Harkins
    AIA, LEED AP
    Associate
    Project Management
    PROJECT MANAGER
  • Chad Fowler
    AIA, LEED AP
    Principal
    Architecture + Design Leader

  • Peter Norris
    AIA, LEED AP
    Associate Principal
    Architecture + Design Leader

  • Thomas Macleod
    AIA
    Associate
    Architecture + Design

  • Annie Kemp
    LEED AP
    Associate
    Architecture + Design

A data center fit-out aligns with global brand standards.
vXchnge Holdings, LLC, PA-1 Data Center
Philadelphia, PA
PROJECT DATA
PROJECT TEAM
Taking colocation to
new levels.
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