17,000 GSF, 1580 M2
Engineering, Interior Architecture, Programming
LEED for Commercial Interiors (CI) (LEED-CI)-Platinum
Small Office, 25th Annual Carpet Fiber Design Awards, Bronze Award -- Commercial project under 20,000 sf, Best of the Year -- Eco/Green Projects
cradle-to-cradle products, daylighting, daylighting analysis, dedicated outside air, deep green, efficient lighting, energy efficiency, green design, green roof, high-performance lighting, indoor environmental quality, leadership in energy and environmental design, leed, lighting controls, sustainability, sustainable design, sustainable material, transit-oriented development, united states green building council, usgbc, vegetated roof, walkable community
Like the nation’s rapidly transforming healthcare system, this developer of Medicare and Medicaid-based reimbursement software has been growing at a fast clip. The directive for SmithGroupJJR was to design an innovative and stimulating place to work, with the space itself personifying the Burgess brand.
Locating many employees in an interactive bullpen achieved the idea-sharing that inspired founder Gregg Burgess to relocate. Staff members now work at benching workstations with low partitions, with a “palpable sense of many brains concentrating in one place,” as one design critic said. The coveted corner office was no longer the centerpiece. Instead, the open environment delivers flexibility, natural light, access to technology and collaborative space—including a popular staff lounge, providing respite for software engineers and research analysts who work long hours.
The award-winning workplace is ultra-green and achieved top honors—LEED-CI Platinum—from the U.S. Green Building Council. Every decision, from building selection to finishes and company process, were integrated into the sustainability plan.