Building 214 – Princeton, NJ

Princeton, NJ

KSS Architects

Interior Wall Cladding:

MEDITATION white oak, rift and quarter sawn
Select grade, prefinished with a hardwax oil
Tongue & Groove, Endmatched, Microbeveled Edges and Ends
Engineered: 5/8″ (4mm wear layer) thick X 5″ wide X 2′-10′ random lengths

Located in Princeton, NJ, Carnegie Center is a 560-acre master planned office park. The park currently contains 19 single and multi-tenant buildings totaling over 2.2 million square feet of first-class office space, with the ability to develop an additional 1.8 million square feet.

Carnegie Center has won multiple awards for its design and management including the Urban Land Institute’s Award for Excellence and The Office Building of the Year (TOBY) award for suburban office parks from the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA). Carnegie Center offers its tenants unparalleled amenities both within the office park and in its immediate surrounding area.

For the recent renovation of Building 214, they collaborated with KSS Architects to create a bright and welcoming lobby. They chose to incorporate reSAWN’s MEDITATION white oak for wall cladding. MEDITATION helps create a bright, airy aesthetic when combined with the neutral color palette and modern staircase. MEDITATION carries through each floor, wrapping around the elevators and creating a consistent look throughout the entire space.

KSS is a full-service architecture, planning, and interior design firm in Princeton, New Jersey and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Since our founding in Princeton in 1983, KSS has matured, growing in size, abilities, and ambitions. KSS consistently uses creativity to turn opportunity into reality. They are relentless and fearless in their reimagining of what places can be, creating meaningful innovation that realizes many goals at once.

MEDITATION white oak features the refined grain pattern of our rift & quarter sawn white oak for flooring and wall cladding.

QUARTER & RIFT SAWN lumber is produced by first cutting the log into quarters and then making alternating cuts that are perpendicular to the annual growth rings.  QUARTER SAWING produces boards with mostly vertical-grain and a distinctive figuring often referred to as “flecks”, “flakes” or “ray flecks” caused by the medullary rays of the log.  RIFT SAWN lumber produces a very consistent and quiet board face with mostly vertical-grain.

This vertical-grain lends added stability to the QUARTER & RIFT SAWN boards making them less likely to cup or crown, making MEDITATION ideal for wood flooring over radiant heat or concrete subfloors. MEDITATION white oak is prefinished with matte polyurethane.

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