Their challenge

Our client needed to create a new space for this expanding company’s new headquarters for the Americas. The design required special attention to space allotments for different corporate needs throughout the two new buildings, as well as consideration for LEED innovation throughout the project. Smith Group engaged Salas O’Brien to provide engineering design services and resources that were environmentally-conscious, turning these two new buildings into modern, sustainable spaces that match their company’s innovative corporate profile.

Our solution

Rising to the challenge, Salas O’Brien provided full mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, and structured cabling design services for the two new six-story buildings, bringing the 453,000-square-foot design up to par with LEED certification. Our design included conventional office space, a conference center, a training facility, a 5,000-square-foot call center with 24/7 support, a 5,000-square-foot fitness center, a 500-square-foot data center, and 15,000 square feet of dining space featuring a full-service kitchen. To bring this space up to LEED certification, our team used geothermal heat rejection integral to the HVAC systems. We also provided resources for the design and coordination of code-required smoke control, smoke evacuation, fire alarm, and emergency systems.