A campus of collaboration.
After significant growth, the Fortune 200 company saw the need to expand the headquarters to accommodate an additional 865 people. Chief among the design goals became the need to attract and retain the best minds in telecommunications and technology.
The three-story structure includes office space, a 30,000 sq. ft. data center, a network operations center, an executive briefing center, product demonstration areas and training facilities. Also included is a new cafeteria and dining facility to serve 2,000-employees.
Among the trees
The existing CenturyLink headquarters building sat alone on 77 acres near Monroe, Louisiana nestled in a large orchard of mature pecan trees. The building was strategically located and shaped to save as many of the Pecan trees as possible.
Trees that were removed were harvested and reworked with a local mill to produce veneer paneling and flooring, as well as solid material for coffee bar counter-tops throughout the facility.
The building incorporates 37,000 square feet of electro-chromic glass primarily along the south facing atrium wall. This innovative product increases or decreases its opacity based on input from an array of photocells mounted on the roof parapet. The benefit of this glazing system is a reduction of lighting, heating, and cooling loads by up to 20%.