A leading advisory, tax, and assurance company was recently seeking a new location for their Wisconsin headquarters to elevate brand awareness, improve work efficiencies, and to attract and retain talent. Kahler Slater was selected to test fit multiple new and existing buildings to meet the company's current and future growth needs. The client ultimately decided that a new build-to-suit solution, designed by Kahler Slater, was the best solution.
The new corporate office building is located in the American Center, a premier business park in Madison, WI. The project is the first building within a new master plan that focuses on the concepts of new urbanism. Strategically placed on the crest of a hill, the building anchors the terminus of a green space that is framed by multiple mixed-use buildings. The combination of this building and future adjacent developments will create a smaller walkable community.
The 105,000 square foot, four-story office building meets the plaza with a welcoming sloped butterfly roof. The deep overhangs of the roof is clad with warm wood tones to complement the natural brick, limestone, and metal façade materials. High-performance glazing allows significant natural light into the 10' high office interiors while still being energy efficient. The project also features a second-story terrace adjacent to the building's café for the employees to enjoy the outdoors.
The overall building design takes hints of prairie style architecture and maintains the client's desire for a clean contemporary building solution.