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Star Software, Warner Robins, GA

2006 Project Innovations recipient, submitted by Stroud and Co.



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Submitting Company
Stroud and Co., Macon, GA

Project Team
(not all-inclusive)
Star Software, owner;
Azar Walsh Architects LLC, architect;
Lee Bryan Interior Design, designer;
Stroud and Co., general contractor.

Project Specifics
Building type/use: Office
Square footage: 14,500 square feet
Project cost: $2.8 million
Project completion: September 2005

Product Suppliers
(not all-inclusive)

  • Adams Rite Manufacturing Co.
  • Alcan Composites
  • ALLSTATE Rubber Flooring
  • Bobrick
  • Bradford White
  • Creston Electronics Inc.
  • Day-Brite Lighting
  • Douglas Lighting Controls
  • Elkay Cos.
  • Elvir
  • Hufcor Inc.
  • Interface
  • Kawneer
  • Johns Manville
  • LaMar Lighting
  • Lonseal Flooring
  • McKINNEY Hinge
  • Mohawk Flush Doors Inc.
  • Owens Corning
  • Pole-Tech Co. Inc.
  • Richvale York Block Inc.
  • Roppe Corp.
  • Sargent
  • Sherwin-Williams
  • SimplexGrinnell
  • Summit Shower Doors
  • Symmons
  • ThyssenKrupp
  • Trane
  • U-line
  • Viracon
  • Wolf-Gordon


Star Software provides innovative solutions through combining technology, process-engineering tools, and best practices; a headquarters building that delivered innovation was a must for the organization.

The new facility redefines the “smart-building” concept. An advanced computer system controls and manages all systems in the building. From security to lighting, and from HVAC to the plasma-screen monitors, the environment of the entire building is constantly monitored and adjusted. Star’s role as a key vendor to the U.S. Air Force and other Department of Defense (DOD) entities requires that its new building meet or exceed DOD security requirements.

Special Design Feature
Star Software’s technology defines the headquarters building; its infrastructure includes more than 10 miles of Cat-6 communications cabling, as well as several miles of low-voltage cabling for controlling door locks, cameras, fingerprint pads, and other devices to ensure high levels of security. Smart-card technology allows occupants to have personalized access to various regions within the building.

Design/Construction Challenge
An eye-catching, high-tech, contemporary design flows through the building and conceals a stringent, DOD-approved security system. Entrance hardware controlled by retina scanners and fingerprint scans are just several of the high-tech security features, which are monitored and controlled by the facility’s computer system.


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