Mercedes-Benz of West Chester

Mercedes-Benz of West Chester, now one of the largest and most state-of-the-art auto dealerships in the country, is an impressive 150,000sf resting on a site of 10 acres. The building is more than 500ft long with an 18ft cantilever and a 22ft high glass front showroom with an illuminated exterior “product” display area facing the roadside.

Because of strict township lighting guidelines and concerns from neighboring residents regarding glare, overall brightness, sky glow, and light trespass, the site lighting design proved to be a difficult and complex problem. The solution ultimately garnered praise form all concerned parties especially the neighbors. Meanwhile, the owners feel they have set a new standard for auto-sales lot illumination.

architecture. Dever Architects
engineering. Robler Associates
photos. Compliments of Pennmark Auto Group

Mercedes-Benz of West Chester

Mercedes-Benz of West Chester, now one of the largest and most state-of-the-art auto dealerships in the country, is an impressive 150,000sf resting on a site of 10 acres. The building is more than 500ft long with an 18ft cantilever and a 22ft high glass front showroom with an illuminated exterior “product” display area facing the roadside.

Because of strict township lighting guidelines and concerns from neighboring residents regarding glare, overall brightness, sky glow, and light trespass, the site lighting design proved to be a difficult and complex problem. The solution ultimately garnered praise form all concerned parties especially the neighbors. Meanwhile, the owners feel they have set a new standard for auto-sales lot illumination.

architecture. Dever Architects
engineering. Robler Associates
photos. Compliments of Pennmark Auto Group

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