LogiCore, an innovative Huntsville-based logistics and information technology firm, desired a new corporate headquarters that would reflect their identity while providing creative and compelling spaces to meet and work.
The project is located on a corner lot in Cummings Research Park adjacent to a large pond. Program necessitated two separate buildings — a two-story primary building containing event and employee amenity spaces on the ground floor and office space above and a one-story secondary building with leasable office space and warehouse. The primary building is oriented with long faces north/south for optimal daylighting and prime views of the water and surrounding landscape. The secondary building lies perpendicular, creating an “L” with the primary to enclose a large green space between the buildings and water.
The project embodies the company’s “readiness accelerated” slogan in its visual language and massing. Stacked angular forms slipping over and under each other create a sense of movement as one experiences the building. Rectilinear extrusions in these forms create clear entries into the building and exterior balconies.
The exterior material palette of cast stone, zinc panels, and wood-printed metal soffits clearly define the building forms. Large, smooth expanses of structural-glazed storefront and curtain wall emit abundant daylight into the building and amplify the dynamic formal composition with uninterrupted reflections.
This architectural language translates into the building through the materials themselves, extending in through expanses of glazing and similar subtle angular geometries exploited in the interior space-making throughout.