De Pere, Wisconsin
Owner: Commercial Horizons Inc.
Contractor: Miron Construction Co., Inc.
The 42,500 square foot facility features a two story lobby bathed in north light that celebrates the Festival Foods’ story. Local materials and daylight are key elements to the success of the exterior design which incorporates a modern form paralleling a pond and walkway throughout the local conservancy. The interior and exterior of De Pere limestone was quarried less than two miles away from the site.
The space accommodates 107 workstations and 46 private offices with multiple collaboration spaces, huddle rooms and coffee areas woven throughout the open office environment. Most offices are at the core of the building allowing the workstations to have access to natural light and views of the landscape.
The plan includes public access for cooking demonstrations, wine and cheese pairings, commercial film, and other social events. Specialty spaces in this area include the training room, test kitchen, prep kitchen and café which allow flow into one another and have access to a large patio bathed in south skies.
Environmental graphics and artwork play a key role in telling the Festival Foods story. Every conference room showcases a photograph of the construction process of this facility. Public spaces highlight the history of the brand on canvases and full wall graphics. “Behind the scenes” processes at the Festival Foods grocery store provide abstract canvas artwork placed throughout the building.
Photos: Image Studios, Inc.