Free People Retail Headquarters – Building 25

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Originally, the 55,000-square-foot building served as a plumbers’, sheet metal and tool shop at the Navy Yard. The historic renovation honors the 1904 Renaissance Revival building’s history by fully restoring the historic façade and carefully inserting new elements.

Project highlights for Building 25 feature:

  • Original copper gutters and downspouts that were restored
  • A lobby with a repurposed teak staircase, pottery, and wood-carved and quilted wall panels
  • Full replacement of terra cotta roof to match original
  • Restored original windows
  • Reclaimed hardwood floor throughout the building
  • A mixture of old and new steel platforms
  • Repurposed teak paneling

Free People Corporate Office – Building 15

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This 26,000-square-foot original shipyard fabrication building was constructed in 1903 and was renovated as the corporate headquarters for Free People.

Project highlights for Building 15 feature:

  • Full replacement of terra cotta roof to match original
  • Restored original windows
  • Removed and restored old decompression chamber that now sits between Buildings 7 and 15 at main entrance
  • Constructed two mezzanines for mechanical room and large conference room
  • Reclaimed hardwood floor throughout the building