Perdue AgriBusiness New Corporate Office
In 2015, GMB was selected by Perdue AgriBusiness, LLC for the design of their new 40,000 sf corporate office building, designed to meet LEED Silver criteria. The two-story office building is designed around an open atrium-style trading floor complete with running stock market ticker, and state-of-the-art IT equipment for the purposes of buying and selling. The trading floor will be flooded with light via a curved glass storefront and clerestory skylight that is outfitted with electrochromic glass which tints automatically as the sun revolves around the building, eliminating the need for window blinds and minimizing glare.
Surrounding associate offices are designed with glass demountable partitions which have a higher sound rating than typical steel stud and drywall partitions. The entire footprint will have a raised floor system for data runs underfoot, and will also serve to condition the space. Both the demountable partitions and the raised floor system allow Perdue the ability to reconfigure the core and shell building into alternate interior designs as the market evolves and changes. Additional design features include rooftop terraces, future second-story expansion areas, glass railings, and acoustic measures.
The 18-acre site features a tree-lined entrance road with water features that double as stormwater management practices, and a restored 19th-century farm family cemetery. Two employee and visitor parking lots (200 spaces total) are enhanced with pervious pavement to also serve as underground stormwater reservoirs. Prior to development, the site was farmed with corn and soybeans. Undeveloped portions of the site will remain as crop areas for seed and fertilizer trials, tours, and field trips. A meandering trail system allows for use by employees to circulate about the campus and connect with nature and heritage.
This project was fully designed, however, Perdue ultimately decided not to relocate to this site and did not proceed with construction.