Architectural firm CORE Design Group is consolidating its two downtown York offices into a newly redesigned space.
The firm’s new location is at 155 W. Market St. in 2016. Purchased by parent company Core Holdings Co., the space was formerly housed a Sears Roebuck store, and most recently, a thrift store and CoWork155, York’s first coworking site.
After making some extensive renovations to the new space, CORE is moving its existing operations there from 37 N. Queen St. and 303 E. Market St.
Established in 2005, CORE has 25 employees. The new location keeps CORE in the city’s central business district, said Teen Vebares, principal at CORE.
“We have a commitment to our communities to implement sustainable building practices and designs,” he said. “Our firm believes minimizing our negative impact on the environment is of utmost importance.”
The design of the new office, Vebares said, incorporates materials from the original building and includes glass, wood and metal elements to create a postmodern, industrial look. Inside the 8,800 square-foot, open-concept second floor are multiple conference areas, soft seating, a library, a cafe and game spaces, including a cornhole court. The new building also has a roof-top deck and an indoor parking garage.
CORE also has tenants leasing space on the second and third floors, said Kelly Rebert, business development and marketing manager for CORE. The Association of Food and Drug Officials is leasing the second and Community Services Group, a community-based mental health facility offerings intellectual and developmental disability and mental health services, is leasing the third.