10/01/2007

WFC Inc. Corporate Office, La Verne, CA

Project Innovations 2007

 

 

Submitting Company:
WFC Inc. (Wilkins Family Construction Inc.), La Verne, CA

Project Team: (not all-inclusive)
WFC Inc., owner/developer/architect/job superintendent; Jane Kurth Interior Design, interior designer; City of La Verne, city planner.

Project Specifics:
Building type/use: office

Square footage: 30,000

Project cost: $3.5 million

Project completion: March 2007

Product Suppliers: (not all-inclusive)
Ari-Thane Foam Products Inc.  | Arpa Ceramiche  | Beaulieu Commercial  | Budget Blinds  | CaesarStone USA  | Day-Brite Lighting  | Dunn-Edwards Paints  | Frigidaire  | The HON Company  | Kohler Co.  | Koroseal  | Lighting Control & Design  | Louis Poulsen Lighting  | Novitas  | Pacific Architectural Door and Millwork  | Schindler Elevator Corp.  | Schlage  | Silent Knight  | Sloan Valve Co.  | OMNOVA Commercial Wallcovering  | USG Corp.  | Versa Wallcoverings  | Vistawall  | YORK, a Johnson Controls Co.

Since WFC's office is the first structure you see upon entering La Verne, CA, the plan was to design a custom building that would act as a gateway into the city. This was accomplished through a contemporary tilt-up modular layout with large storefront windows and varying colors that create a visual stacking pattern. Besides the office space, WFC Inc.'s corporate headquarters includes a warehouse, a "Building B" (featuring company amenities), and a large parking lot.

Special Design Features
The exterior is highlighted by a large feature element called "the wedge," which creates a visual block and landmark to the building. The positioning of the wedge bisects the front modular tilt-up, but also provides a sightline block to the rear of the property, therefore keeping the unattractive components - the trucks, cranes, tractors, backhoes, etc. - hidden.

Various features play off the company's line of work: construction. For example, a gray masonry block wall was used in the front lobby as a backdrop for a custom-made water feature. This use of rugged materials is an unusual interior design move, but works well here.

Throughout the facility, the lighting offers potential clients a working example of applications for their own future offices and warehouses.

 


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Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.


When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality.

We Can Help You Reduce Energy by 30%

Our mission is to help our customers manage their buildings' energy costs, improve reliability, and enhance performance while having a positive impact on the environment.
CLICK HERE to find out how.

Bluebeam® Revu® simplifies digital facilities document management from design review to leveraging as-builts, maintenance manuals and O&Ms submittals.

 


 
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