U.S. Foodservice, Inc.

Severn, Maryland

The new campus and distribution center forĀ U.S. Foodservice, Inc. creates a bridge between manufacturers and retailers. The project included a food distribution center, warehouse, truck garage, office building, equipment and product showroom, and will-call area. A high profile corporate center was designed using industrial materials from the distribution center’s refrigerated areas on the building’s facade. The wooded site had constraining high voltage power lines, was irregularly shaped and had an elevation drop of more than 80 feet into protected wetlands. The design solution included grading to direct auto traffic to the front and truck traffic to the back, while providing drainage away from the wetlands. To accommodate limited space, a remote energy center was designed that contains the generator, electrical and refrigeration engineering.


U.S. Foodservice, Inc.

At a glance

506,000 SF

Food distribution center


Truck maintenance garage

Office building

Product showroom

Retail will-call area


Design solves challenging site constraints and protected wetlands issues



Architectural design

Interior design

Engineering: mechanical, structural, civil

Construction administration