This building was designed to provide the owners a larger sales and service facility and better street presence while meeting the corporate design criteria.
The Showroom has extensive perimeter glazing and a curved metal panel wall meeting the corporate identity criteria. Structural steel frames, columns and girts were used to highlight these architectural features.
The recessed entry leads to a full length skylight providing natural light to the showroom. The Delivery Area and West Entry are protected by large covered sections incorporated into the curved facade. The Service Area has long span steel trusses and perimeter CMU walls to maximize open space.
The site was situated partially within a 100-year floodplain requiring the main level to be elevated 4 feet and provide for floor water storage under the building. The floor system utilizes hollow core precast slabs on a concrete masonry unit (CMU) pier system to provide the open area below for potential flood water flow.