Jacobs / CH2M Hill, Greenville

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Working with Holder Properties, this build-to-suit project included both a core and shell phase and a tenant upfit phase. The three-story, 70,000 SF building is located on a six-acre site in the Verdae planned development in Greenville, SC. Based on the client’s goals, the facility included work stations for 350 employees, but zero private offices. A large number of flex spaces, privacy rooms, conference rooms, and hoteling desks are incorporated throughout the building. By pushing all hard-walled rooms to the building’s core and strategically using clerestory windows, virtually every space has access to daylight. Due to the extreme confidentiality of their work, the open office bays can be subdivided into “lockdown rooms” where teams can sequester themselves for the duration of a project. By using demountable partitions, these flexible spaces can grow or shrink as the project team’s size changes, all without compromising visual or auditory security.

The natural constraints of the site required creativity in determining the building’s footprint and placement, as well as careful coordination with local utilities and officials. A nature trail provides connection to the adjacent GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail, a popular 21-mile multi-use greenway. Although intended to be used as a single-tenant building, the core and shell were also designed to accommodate future multi-tenant arrangements.