This 100,000 s.f. warehouse with rail spur was built along the main entry drive from Cipole Road. Since the massive new structure is the first building seen when entering the site, minimizing the visual impact was a critical design consideration. This was accomplished by creating two sections of warehouse separated by a covered truck loading area, creating roof overhangs, providing a clerestory for the warehouse, having the office extend beyond the warehouse wall and extending the roof over the office and employee balcony to create a space within a space, and detail the roof downspouts as an architectural feature.
Creating human spaces amongst large trucks, fork lifts, etc was achieved by grouping all support activities into the office area.