Founded by the Thorne Family, Thorndale Farm LLC invests in professional and business information services as well as product and service companies in communication and media markets worldwide.
With a long history of settlement in Millbrook dating from the 18th century, the company decided to locate its headquarters there. Situated on Front Street, the design evokes neighboring barns and railroad structures. The U-shaped structure wraps around a courtyard and houses offices, meeting rooms, a data center, a restaurant-style kitchen, a reception area and archive storage space.
BBA incorporated principles of sustainable design into this project, including systems that minimize energy consumption and provide excellent indoor air quality. This includes an HVAC system that utilizes ground-coupled heat pumps and naturally day-lit spaces that reduce the need for artificial lighting.