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Rite Aid HQ Grand Opening – Designing a Remote First Headquarters


Designing a Remote First Headquarters

Rite Aid’s newly unveiled Collaboration Center has emerged as a progressive and forward-thinking approach to remote first working.

The Rite Aid headquarters in Philadelphia’s thriving Navy Yard District is one of the first corporate headquarters to emerge as 100% remote.  The Rite Aid Collaboration Center represents how the national drugstore chain is modernizing their brand and is emblematic of the future of the office market as companies embrace new ways of working that blend a remote-first corporate workforce with opportunities for in-person collaboration.

With accessibility to major transportation, the Rite Aid Collaboration Center offers associates from across the country a space to meet, collaborate, engage clients and partners, and cultivate strong professional relationships that serve as the foundation for successful remote teams.

For all organizations within the Rite Aid enterprise, this new headquarters is a state-of-the-art technological setting that promotes culture, digital equity, wellness, and incorporates universal design and biophilia.

Rite Aid + Meyer in the News

Philadelphia Inquirer: Rite Aid’s new Navy Yard remote HQ is ‘not an office’

Chain Store Age: Rite Aid opens new headquarters — with no permanent workforce

Al Día: A new Rite Aid headquarters is unveiled in Philadelphia’s Navy Yard

Discussing Rite Aid @ DesignPhiladelphia

As part of the DesignPhiladelphia 2022 Festival – Join Meyer for a panel discussion on October 13, 2022 from 4:30p.m. – 6:30p.m. at Rite Aid’s new headquarters in The Navy Yard District (1200 Intrepid Avenue, Philadelphia PA).

DesignPhiladelphia is a 10-day festival that happens every October.  The festival is produced by the Center for Architecture and Design in order to highlight Philadelphia as a hub for design excellence, support economic opportunities for local designers, and demonstrate to the public the impact of design on our everyday lives.

The panel at Rite Aid’s new headquarters will discuss the journey, strategies and challenges faced during the planning of this innovative remote first setting. The group will share the necessary steps to gain a collective understanding of the process, and how to both digitally and physically manage this new environment.

The distinguished panel includes:

  • Angele Robinson-Gaylord, Senior Vice President of Rite Aid Store Development,
  • Debra Breslow IIDA WELL AP NCIDQ, Principal at Meyer Design,
  • Matthew Ezold CTS-D, Vice President of Digital Planning at Bala Engineering,
  • Dermid Kelly, Regional Vice President of Structure Tone, within the STO Building Group.