CD Smith Headquarters

Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

Since 1936, C.D. Smith Construction has been an industry leader in safely providing the highest quality commercial construction services. As the firm began to outgrow its headquarters, they selected Kahler Slater, who embodies similar core values, to design a new headquarters that would reflect the company’s brand and be a testimonial to their craft of construction.

The project was designed to maintain high-energy efficiency and support the goals of LEED Gold certification. The 50,000 square-foot building was constructed with materials specifically selected to showcase the company’s craftsmanship, aesthetics, brand, and commitment to sustainability. The primary exterior palette includes board-formed concrete, high-performance glass, and blackened zinc metal panels. On the interior, the steel and concrete structure is exposed. The unique design of the curtain wall and glazing systems allow for natural lighting to complement the open-concept workplace and provides quality exterior views from all occupied spaces, even the basement. The interior finish is contemporary and welcoming with open workstations, generous meeting spaces, and even a café.

Powerful Results

“The Kahler team far exceeded my expectations for the design of our building and partnership throughout the process. Working with Aaron, Amber and Ethan was an absolute joy.”

Tricia Muellenbach, Director of Marketing

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