- Country:United States
Text description provided by the architects. Wilsonart Engineered Surfaces approached STG Design to create a headquarters building for its American operation with the challenge to develop a space that showcased the company’s growing portfolio of surfacing materials and provided a unifying space for collaborative work, training, meetings and customer events. Located in Temple, TX, the new Wilson Center would integrate a global organization into an open plan office, while providing much-needed specialty spaces for product design, merchandising development, large-class training, meetings, and video-conferencing. The Wilson Center celebrates light with an all-windowlobby that welcomes guests with a playful “sample wall” featuring Wilsonart’s iconic red laminate sample chip. The main hallway serves as a central artery connecting the lobby to a spectacular break room at the back of the building. This corridor offers access to wings of well-lit open offices, plenty of phone rooms, huddle rooms and meeting rooms. An open-space “café” features a coffee bar and comfortable seating to encourage engagement. Clever magnetic spinners showcase the latest company stories, while the entire office space uses Wilsonart’s products in innovative, conversation-starting applications.
The 31,000 sf headquarters design exhibits Wilsonart’s capabilities and unique products.For instance,the reclaimed wood flooring in the break room was digitally reproduced as a custom-printed laminate and used on the front desk where nearly every guest has to touch it to believe it. The coffee bar makes use of Wilsonart® Solid Surface and Woodgrain Laminate on top, with Wilsonart® Compact Laminate, a thick, High Pressure Laminate, routedto emulate the surrounding tile. Thepergola beams overheadarecovered with a second Woodgrain Laminate.Whether the bathroom stalls or accent furniture, Wilsonart'snew space maximizes the potential tobeautifullydisplay the company’s finest, cutting-edge products. The Wilson Center has dazzled customers and significantly improving employees’ morale since it opened.