When a long time partner, Bob Moore Construction asked us to design their new corporate headquarters, we jumped at the opportunity without any hesitation. BMC was outgrowing their modest office space and looking for a new building that better represents their scale, culture, and level of craft.
The 12,000 sf, one-story building sits on a beautiful wooded site with graceful topography, highly visibility from the adjacent HWY 360. The building was carefully sited with that in mind, preserving as much existing trees and grades as possible.
The slight bent in floor plan nestles it amongst the bordering trees, creating a cozy “backyard” that can be utilized for informal functions. A high, single pitched roof was incorporated to maximize glass along the front façade. This allows abundant natural light to filter through during the day, and for the building to glow vividly at night. Iron spot brick was chosen as the main cladding material, to pay homage to BMC’s original office. Cast stone can be found at selected areas, to provide touches of finesse and elegance.
To visually connect the exterior and interior environment, red cedar planks were used for both the high ceilings and soffits. This also adds a layer of warmth that is often lacking in a typical office space. A widen circulation spine anchors the main office area, with ample room for layout spaces and displays. On either sides are individual offices with glass partitions and sliders, providing a nice balance between privacy and collaboration.
The new BMC Headquarters is projected to be completed in Winter of 2020 and to receive LEED certification. Design service included: Programing, Zoning analysis, architecture, Interior Design