Bound by neighboring structures, lack of parking and nowhere to grow, Florida Marine Transporters presented the design challenge of expanding their current facility by creating a secure campus environment and a desire to showcase their advanced technologically based maritime service. This had to be achieved while remaining operational in their existing building.
After purchasing select neighboring parcels, the design team was able to reallocate function, redirect vehicular transportation and strategically expand their facility while minimally disturbing the daily operations of the company who remained in site throughout construction. Phasing construction helped displace only a few employees of their existing 80,000 square foot facility. The additional 30,000+ square foot building tied in via a 2-story atrium providing a clear and secure entry point to the campus.
Creative design also allowed for continued use of an existing elevator and prevented the increase construction cost of an additional elevator in the new building. The use of Interior Modular Construction also gives this user the ability to reconfigure and continuingly service their needs as their company evolves.
It features spacious workplace environments varying from private offices to workstations, a state of the art Operations Center and a tech-savvy state of the art Conference Room surrounded in switch glass. This installation is only the third largest in the country for linear footage of switch glass. The project was completed for approximately $9 Million and in 15 months by Kent Design Build.
Completed in 2017, this facility, a total of 10,525 SF, includes a multitude of modern amenities. Housing mostly executives, their Headquarters will include 23 open offices, with every office featuring a storefront window to the outside; open workspace for 3 to 4 employees; 2 conference rooms, one large executive office, and a smaller with switch glass; a modern reception area with poured epoxy flooring; and more. As well, this enhanced campus offers direct access to their warehouse, laboratories, and other facilities. An added feature to it's location- the entire Headquarters is equipped with concealed hurricane protection- recessed within the stucco, and is generator powered.
This organization and its employees suffered from a common problem in rapidly growing companies – lack of efficient space. This client’s challenge consisted of designing a cost effective and innovative interior buildout in an established multi-story building design while working within the parameters of a set lease. Meanwhile, the tenant’s vision varied from the landlord’s vision for the space. How can both be satisfied?
In keeping with their forward thinking business model, Greenleaf Lawson Architectsworked with Netchex to design a space that follows the new workplace trends; including open/shared work environments with collaborative spaces and minimal private offices through the use of Interior Modular Construction. This building system provides flexibility for the tenant and ease of mind for the landlord. The walls can be reconfigured at any time and in any way to continually serve the space.
As in the case of many new corporate headquarters, a company has outgrown their current space. In the case of this project, not only was growth an issue but improving spaces to cultivate increased collaboration, improve productivity and overall provide spaces that attract bright tech-based employees. … And do it quickly!
The owner-provided budget of $12 Million for construction and an additional $3 Million for fixtures, furnishings and equipment was not flexible. Nor was the completion date for the 65,000 SF corporate headquarters. GLA has worked closely with Donahue Favret Construction in a Design-Build manner to provide the client Pre-Construction Services prior to design document completion. The project was priced within budget and remains to be the case thanks to that process. No true “value engineering” phase occurred allowing the design team to maintain the schedule originally set as well as the aesthetic desired. Construction is under way and on schedule for completion in the Fall of 2018.
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River Chase Building I LOBBY.
River Chase Building I LOBBY.
CLIENT: STIRLING PROPERTIESLOCATION: RIVER CHASE CENTER,COVINGTON, LA