Corporate Office Campus
A Connecticut-based developer, a long-standing client, asked us whether a suburban parcel they were holding could physically accommodate a specific financial institution that wanted to relocate and rebrand at the same time.
The company’s pro forma called for a four-story, steel-framed building with two wings meeting in an enclosed atrium. To test it, we first analyzed the site for its capacity and potential for a single-tenant office building. Then, drawing on our experience with corporate and government office facilities, we considered a number of building configurations to create a corporate campus plan.
We finally suggested two versions, both with expansive views onto an existing pond. One was a first-class, 420,000-sf office building; the other was more modest and 240,000 sq. ft. The company required space for 6.5 cars for each 1,000sf of building area, so we also figured out how to minimize the related concrete-framed open parking garage.
Landscape amenities included a spacious patio and amphitheater, walking paths, and a connector to a popular rails-to-trails bike path. We also proposed where they could use sunscreens, overhangs, a green roof, and photo-voltaic panels to achieve substantial energy savings and match LEED-Certification levels.
Renderings: Stone 3D and Helpern Architects