There are some project sites that are so fundamental to their neighborhood, that it is hard to separate the building from the community. The Elizabeth on Seventh mixed-use project holds such responsibility while offering 103,500 SF of Class A office and retail space to create a strong local opportunity to live, work, and play. Given the site’s location at the center of the historic Elizabeth neighborhood and anchoring the most prominent corner of its “main and main” intersection, the project could not be more critical to the fabric of the neighborhood.
Elizabeth on Seventh’s design was driven by the site’s unique angularity at its primary corner – an acute angle created by the Caswell Road and 7th Street intersection. The building celebrates the corner with a heroic prow and pedestrian plaza, creating a “front porch” for the neighborhood of Elizabeth and announcing its own identity.
The building lobby, designed as a “jewel box”, is an intentional blend of polished and approachable, with refined materials and relaxed furniture. A large communal table, crafted from trees that felled from the site, is showcased in the front half of the lobby and anchored by a geometric tile inset.