Built for the construction and operation of an underground copper/silver/gold mine, the complex began with a 7,200 square foot used office and evolved to include a second 7,200 square foot new building that was identical to the first one.
It was designed to divide occupants into two separate work environments and featured two built-in corridors to facilitate a comfortable, easy flow of people from one side to the other. The corridors each have their own entranceways and were constructed as complete buildings with their own insulation, heat and lighting that provides protection from the elements. The seamless integrated appearance complements the adjacent complexes.
Each building contains 27 offices, two conference rooms, a kitchen and separate washrooms for men and women. The 9′ wide hallways allow for efficient traffic flow and file/storage along office walls. Most of the offices are on an outside wall to maximize natural light and provide a bright, pleasant working environment. The buildings are heated and cooled with BARD furnaces, distributing the air through insulated ductwork in the T-bar ceiling space. The foundation is a concrete slab-on-grade for ease of installation and stability for the life of the building.