Zildjian HQ Addition Expansion Complete

Design by RKB Architects

Norwell, MA – Construction was completed on an 8,300sf office addition to the Avedis Zildjian Company’s existing 76,000sf world headquarters and manufacturing facility in Norwell.

RKB was tasked with adding a compact two-story structure to the distinct horizontal lines of the existing one-story office that presented a unique design challenge of massing and proportion. Another design focus was the selection of appropriate exterior finishes to complement not only the original office façade of 1972, but two subsequent additions in the ’80s and ’90s.

Expansive clerestory windows now wash southern light over a curving monumental steel-and-glass staircase leading designers and artists alike up to an open-concept mezzanine space. The new atrium joins old to new through a long colonnade featuring arches alluding to the Byzantine origins of the nearly 400-year-old company.