The new headquarters build out for beverage technology company Keurig Green Mountain exemplifies how smart design can foster communal growth in a corporate setting. Visnick & Caulfield’s final 430,000-square-foot design for the second phase of the multi-phase build out focuses greatly on reinforcing corporate brand, culture and community.
STOUT antique reclaimed hickory from the enCORE collection by reSAWN TIMBER co. was used as wall cladding and as a main feature wall. Hickory is known for its strength and durability as well as the strong contrast between lighter sapwood and darker heartwood. Reclaimed Hickory displays rich color tones, irregular grain patterns and plenty of character marks including mineral staining, color changes, weathering, checking, nail holes, knots and sometimes wormholes. For Keurig, the wood was treated by reSAWN to achieve a Class A Fire Rating and prefinished with hardwax oil.
A major focus of design was on connectivity, encouraging interaction amongst employees distributed across six floors and two buildings. To enhance this, each floor within the buildings features a lounge space at the core to allow for vertical adjacencies and movement. Moreover, each lounge has a unique scheme that relates to Keurig Green Mountain’s business, ranging from a soda shop to a coffee bar with customized units to hold the numerous varieties of beverage products.
The finished 6-floor main building, which is LEED Gold Certified, also features highly designed amenities including two conference centers, an executive floor, a fitness center and a 10,000-square-foot cafeteria and multifunction space. The lighting design houses all LED light fixtures with daylight harvesting features. To connect the first phase project, a 100,000-square-foot R&D lab area including a 50,000-square-foot high bay facility and 50,000-square-foot office space that was LEED Silver certified, the team designed a branded skybridge linking the two buildings together.