The clients wanted to set a new precedent for their suburban community: Instead of attaching an office block to an existing warehouse, they wanted an integrated building featuring custom design that supported the business’s culture.
We split the office + warehouse, slid them apart, then reconnected them with a spine wall + conference room. The wall spine connector allows employees + visitors to experience the diagram of the building as they flow through the spaces.
We seamlessly united standard metal building materials + details so the building could be built at a reasonable prefab cost. The facility also serves as a showroom for products Riekes sells. The final form is an integrated design solution that conveys the company’s innovative spirit.
"We continue to get numerous compliments from folks visiting our building about our building, its design + the use of industrial products we sell that were integrated into the interior design of the building. There is not anything I would change about the building, from workflow to design, to the environment for employees — it continues to be a place everyone is proud of + love bringing customers in to show it off.”Tom Howard, President, Riekes Material Handling