Cooley, LLP Office Renovations

Gilbane delivered exceptional services for multiple law office renovations.

Law offices focus their renovations towards collaboration

Gilbane was selected to provide construction services for two high-end renovations of Cooley, LLP offices, both designed by Studios Architecture. Cooley, LLP needed space to encourage collaboration amongst its employees and clients as well as storage for the growing DC area offices.

The downtown DC office, located within walking distance of the Metro Center, included a new elevator lobby with back painted glass and ornamental metal, glass office fronts, cyber café, record storage, new training facilities, demountable partitions, linear light fixtures, porcelain tiles, and fabric panels. The design features existing exposed trusses throughout. The 16-week renovation project took place while the space is partially occupied.

Currently, Cooley occupies the 11th, 15th, 16th and17th floors of the Reston, VA building and took on additional space on the 14th floor as part of the renovation. The first phase of the project enhanced the current perimeter and interior offices and support areas to accommodate the approximately 130 employees working from the Reston office. Other upgrades included a conference center as well as a common room café. Gilbane’s dedicated focus on safety proved to be crucial during this renovation as portions of the 60,000 SF space remained occupied throughout the duration of construction. Additional renovations included a full restoration of the 15th, 16th, and 17th floors to include new offices, administrative areas, work rooms and support areas, as well as terrace upgrades to the building.

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Legacy at Brier Creek

With Gilbane’s experience in pursuing LEED® certification, we identify ways to reduce energy consumption and maximize operational efficiency.

Cutting-edge Class A Office Building in thriving raleigh/durham

In the fall of 2016, Gilbane broke ground on a new 121,000-square-foot Class A office building for Heritage Properties. The cutting-edge office building offers floor-to-ceiling glass curtain wall panes allowing for abundant natural light. Other features include tenant lounge, fitness center, and outdoor terrace with grills. The project includes 518 parking spaces on site.

The 4-story building is centrally-located in the Brier Creek area of the thriving Raleigh-Durham markets in North Carolina. This convenient location within a master planned community will allow tenants to be within walking distance of many retailers, restaurants, shops and entertainment options and within 3 miles from residential areas.

“We are thrilled with the speed and quality of construction on Legacy at Brier Creek, and happy to see the project continue to move forward to be on schedule for delivery.  Once complete, the project will offer corporations modern, efficient office space within walkable distance to an abundance of restaurants, shops, and major thoroughfares.”

– Ryan Blair, Vice President | Development & Acquisitions, Heritage Properties, Inc.

The project is designed for LEED® Silver Certification. The space is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2017.

Bank of America taking 500,000-plus square feet at Lincoln Harris project

Confidential Client Downtown High-Rise Restacking

New consolidated office space boasts high-end finishes, creative work spaces and unique artwork

Located in the One Prudential Plaza building, the 22,000 SF project consisted of creative collaborative spaces, high-end finishes and custom artwork for a confidential client. Unique features included custom, solid ash wood slat ceilings with concealed mounting hardware for the west wall, elevator vestibule and main reception corridor. Vertical boards line up with custom ceiling slats to create a railroad look. A custom skyline of back-painted glass was created for the east wall of the elevator vestibule as well as multiple offices and open work spaces.

A hexagon-shaped fabric wrapped around the acoustical panels was installed in multiple offices and huddle spaces to provide sound attenuation and add a splash of color to the space. Offices were also designed with All Steel Beyond Wall glass fronts, which provide more natural light in collaborative spaces and connect offices to the open floor plan.

One of the coolest aspects of this office renovation was the custom artwork designed for the space. A local graffiti artist was commissioned to paint custom spray-painted murals in the main reception corridor and employee break room. The employee breakroom also has a custom white ping pong table, wood crate exposed ceiling, granite waterfall legs for the island, just to name a few unique features.

Gilbane Building Company Celebrates the topping out of the Legacy at Brier Creek Project

The Class A office building is located in a thriving area of Raleigh/Durham

Durham, NC – March 2017 – The Legacy at Brier Creek office building celebrated a significant construction milestone: placement of the final steel beam atop the 121,000-square-foot office building. Gilbane Building Company marked the completion of the steel framework with the traditional ceremony of raising the final beam. The beam, which was signed by those in attendance, featured both an evergreen tree and an American flag.  The project team along with the developer Heritage Properties, broker Colliers International, Fluhrer Reed, JDavis Architects, Lighthouse Engineering and McAdams were on hand along with members of the local industry trades.

legacy-at-brier-creek“We are thrilled with the speed and quality of construction on Legacy at Brier Creek, and happy to see the project continue to move forward to be on schedule for delivery,” said Ryan Blair vice president Heritage Properties. “Once complete, the project will offer corporations modern, efficient office space within walkable distance to an abundance of restaurants, shops, and major thoroughfares.”

Located in a thriving area between Raleigh and Durham, North Carolina, the new cutting-edge Class A office building will have four floors with floor-to-ceiling glass curtain wall panes allowing for abundant natural light. Other features include tenant lounge, fitness center, outdoor terrace and 518 parking spaces.

Anticipated to open summer of 2017, the project is designed to achieve LEED® certification.

About Gilbane Building Company

Gilbane provides a full slate of construction and facilities-related services – from pre-construction planning and integrated consulting capabilities to comprehensive construction management, close-out and facility management services – for clients across various markets. Founded in 1873 and still a privately held, family-owned company, Gilbane has more than 50 office locations around the world. For more information, visit www.gilbaneco.com

Team signing the final beam before it gets put into place.

Team signing the final beam before it gets put into place.

Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, Boston Office Relocation

Today’s office space trends are centered on nurturing employees and the spaces they work in, with a focus on incorporating innovative ways to promote strategic business initiatives.  Gilbane has completed 5 million square feet in renovations over the past five years in downtown Boston.

Interior fit-out of space within a building constructed over 50 years ago by gilbane

Gilbane provided construction management services for Newmark Grubb Knight Frank’s new Boston Office.  This 25,200 SF high-end, state of the art workplace, located in the heart of downtown Boston at 225 Franklin Street, 33rd floor, includes many current corporate interiors trends that are paving the way throughout design and workplace productivity.  These include:

  • Flexibility in workplace design and convertible spaces which allow collaborative interaction among employees
  • Modular furniture pieces that can be moved easily to reconfigure space
  • Collaborative workspaces where face-to-face interaction is encouraged
  • Full service kitchen for employees to cook and eat in a common area
  • Brand integration to create emotional connections with employees and visitors

In addition, Gilbane constructed the office space to have 10’ ceilings throughout with full height demountable glass office fronts and clerestory glazing on the side and back walls of all interior offices, to increase the use of natural light throughout.  Overall, the new workplace includes offices, conference rooms, collaboration areas, reception, pantry, open seating area, men’s and women’s restrooms and an IT room.

Securitas Security Services USA, Inc., North American Headquarters Relocation

Gilbane enables corporate facilities the flexibility to accommodate changing technology and the foresight to operate efficiently.

DELIVERING secure UPGRADe TO national protective services headquarters

Gilbane served as general contractor for the renovation of this 82,000 square foot commercial office building. The new space includes private offices, open plan work areas, a mail room, data center, IT support space, conference rooms, and general office support spaces. This new office houses 225 employees on three full floors and a portion of the ground level floor. The renovation included a new security and reception desk in the lobby, generator upgrades, mechanical and electrical upgrades for the data center space, new interior office finishes, and glass office fronts.

This office space serves as the North American Headquarters for Securitas Security Services so it was vital that it reflected the core values of the brand. Securitas is a leader in protective services and is the most locally-focused security company in the US, with branch locations in every state.

Due to the nature of their business, this fit-out incorporated strict security and technical elements to ensure the physical office environment reflected and supported the services of Securitas. The refurbishment also focused on flexibility to account for ever-changing technological advancements that support Securitas’ client services and allow for future-proofing of their office.

Waste Management Material Recovery Facility

The design and construction of the building allows for the incorporation of the most sophisticated and technologically advanced sorting equipment on the market today.

Value Engineering maintained project budget

Gilbane provided design build services for the 71,240 square feet Material Recovery Facility (MRF). Constructed on property owned and operated by WM Recycle America adjacent to the existing landfill in Surprise, Arizona, this MRF allows for a full truck tractor tipper directly into the enclosed tipping area. The design and construction of the building allows for the incorporation of the most sophisticated and technologically advanced sorting equipment on the market today.

The administrative facility contains office and conference space as well as locker rooms, a break area for workers, and a large education center. This educational center has video feeds from key areas of the material sorting area, tipping areas, and bailing area to allow a full understanding of the function of an MRF. There are also displays and computer kiosks for a full interactive experience. There are specific provisions within the education center to facilitate understanding by school-age children and the parking and driveways are specifically designed to accommodate school buses.

The project’s budget was managed and maintained through numerous constructability reviews and value engineering sessions with the owner, architect and Gilbane.

The eight-month fast-track project was integrated with the equipment design and delivery to allow simultaneous completion of the MRF building and equipment installation.

This project achieved LEED-NC Silver Certification.

Sabal Palm Plaza

Gilbane’s initiative leads to significant savings while providing Lean construction solutions, suited to the challenges of the project.

New mixed-use Office Building Development

Gilbane is providing construction management services for Red Property Management for a new office building development in the heart of downtown Sarasota on the corner of Ringling Boulevard and Golf Street.

The project is a four-story mixed-use building designed by Apex-Suarez of Sarasota. One of the features of the design is an exterior rain screen system which will provide a textured wood panel aesthetic, along with extensive glass and stucco finishes, creating a very modern, signature office building.

The project will include extensive site development on the adjacent property at 200 Washington Street consisting of parking and storm water management for the overall site.

Sabal Palm Bank will occupy the first and second floors of the new building, and it will provide them with a new headquarter office, retail banking location with two drive-through lanes. Gilbane Building Company will relocate their Sarasota office to third floor of the building.