McCownGordon Construction Headquarters Garners Citation Award for Design Excellence
The jury was struck by the significant effort to transform a vacant building into a progressive workplace for McCownGordon’s 250 associates. Although the building was taken down to its structure in key areas, 75 percent of the building was reused and more than 10,000 SF of space was added via cantilevered second and third floors.
“It’s an incredible example of adaptive reuse. The design team stripped a mostly opaque facade off an existing building, seemed to push and pull floorplates in and out, really blurring the line between the interior space and the active urban environment on what looks like a busy intersection.”
McCownGordon’s new headquarters reflects the company’s values of integrity, performance, and relationships:
- Integrity: Executives are located on the main floor, maintaining transparency and community. Furthermore, the space was intended to celebrate every employee, whose dedication never goes unappreciated.
- Performance: The building emphasizes employee wellness, shown through the use of natural daylight, a central staircase that connects the entire team, and McCownGordon’s commitment to sustainability.
- Relationships: Strengthening relationships within the company led to the strengthening of relationships externally. The company is committed to the city they work in, choosing to reinvigorate the site of their new headquarters.