Paric Construction and McEagle Development corporate headquarters consisting of four companies under one corporate umbrella. It is the "anchor" building of a new "town center" development we also designed within an existing master planned community. The client required a unique physical environment that would appeal to the "knowledge worker" that high tech industries struggle to find and retain. Attraction and retention of key employees is the second biggest cost to business and any development that improved an employer's ability to attract and retain would have significant leasing advantages. In order to respond to the core values and "lifestyle" of these "knowledge workers", the building was given a modern "urban loft" feel with dramatic, exposed trusses that support a double curved metal roof with clearstory.
The building is engaged into the hillside and moves upward with the land to create covered and surface parking with office space on three levels. The client occupies the top floor with expansion space leased out in the interim. The building parti was conceived to provide entry/identity to the four companies and increase interaction between staff. This was accomplished by a more open and communicative office experience that encouraged staff to interact with each other during daily events in work rooms, conference rooms, rest rooms, "hospitality" areas, and reception... all organized around a central space that included booth seating, bar seating and high-tech touches that tell the story of the "family of businesses". Construction budgets were very tight and required extensive value engineering and creativity between the architect and the contractor.
"This building increase our creativity and efficiency so we can compete in the future" "Changed our company's culture in a positive way" "A design concept that encourages collaboration"