Jacobs’ Expertise Enhances Saint-Gobain’s North American Headquarters
OREANDA-NEWS. Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC) announced today its Philadelphia-based interior design group provided services for Saint-Gobain’s newly opened, state-of-the-art corporate headquarters for North America.
Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of building and high performance materials, officially opened its new headquarters in Malvern, Pennsylvania on October 15, 2015 – the company’s official 350-year anniversary. The 320,000-square-foot campus, situated on 65 acres, has undergone a transformative renovation over the past 18 months to create a dynamic showcase for Saint-Gobain and its North American construction materials subsidiary CertainTeed Corporation.
The facility is a high-performance, sustainable building designed to achieve the highest level of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for the commercial interiors and the core and shell.
As interior design lead for the project, Jacobs was asked to address specific requests related to Saint-Gobain’s workplace environment. These requirements included minimizing barriers between groups to encourage collaboration and creating a dynamic environment that inspires creativity. The interior design supports employee wellbeing by maximizing exposure to daylight, encouraging healthy eating, providing a state-of-the-art fitness center and incorporating effective acoustic treatments and lighting.
The interior fit-out focused on maximizing the use of many of Saint-Gobain’s innovative products. Thirty-eight interior products from the Saint-Gobain family of companies were used, including many ceiling products and other dynamic decorative ceilings materials were featured in collaborative spaces to ensure maximum acoustical quality. Exterior siding product and textured glass were used unconventionally within the cafeteria, creating an engaging showcase for Saint-Gobain products. Acoustic wall and ceiling treatments as well as low noise reduction coefficient gypsum wall board help to provide a comfortable environment for the employees.
Commenting on the announcement, Jacobs Buildings & Infrastructure Senior Vice President Randy Pierce said, “We are delighted to have played a major role on this exciting, landmark project for Saint-Gobain, as it celebrates its 350-year anniversary. This new building is a showcase for innovation and collaborative working spaces, providing a sustainable, healthy, comfortable and environmentally friendly facility for everyone who works at or visits the building. In partnering with Saint-Gobain, we have been able to access the global Jacobs network to leverage our unique international interior design experience and expertise.”
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