Morpurgo Architects served as Architectural Design Consultant to the Borough of Hillsdale’s Planning Board with the mission to seamlessly incorporate the commercial PSE&G’s vast Power Plant in the residential community that surrounds it.
Our firm created a building notable for its reduced scale, in spite of its massive structure. It recalls historic neoclassic styles, defined by symmetry, simple geometry, and social demands instead of ornament.
We also designed a streetscape that consists of high walls with colonnades and arches that will hide PSE&G’s transformers and other equipment. The brick facade has built-in niches for planting and tree wells.
Gus’ design is informed by his work on archeological excavations in Sicily and Turkey. When we visited this site, their Project Manager thanked us for our distinctive design that has won rave reviews throughout their organization. We look forward to seeing the completed complex, now in the final phase of construction.