We're a Philadelphia founded and headquartered company, located at the old Philadelphia Navy Yard...and we have a pretty awesome campus! So today, I thought I'd tell the story of how we got here and give share a virtual tour of where I work!
|Yup, thats my desk!|
In the early 2000s, URBN had about 600 employees spread out over numerous buildings in downtown Philadelphia. This dispersion of the employees was causing problems and our Founder, Chairman of the Board and CEO, Dick Hayne wanted to design a space that reflected his company's designs and products as well as fit the needs of the employees for space and creativity. And with that vision, the company bought four buildings and leased a fifth in the abandoned Navy Yards for literally $1 in 2004!!
|A picture of the warehouse and naval yards before the renovation|
While renovation to transform the dilapidated old buildings into the 330,000 sq. ft of inspired, creative and light filled work spaces that houses all of the Urban Outfitters brands cost ~$100 million, many of the materials in the building were reused and reclaimed.
|URBN at the Navy Yard|