Architect: Madisen Maher Architects
Owner: Klement's Sausage Company, Inc.
Contractor: InLand Constuction
Klement's had outgrown their dated and inefficient corporate office that they called home for years. With great visibility to thousands of passerby’s on interstate 43 and the resurgence of the neighborhood, the recently completed Pabst Professional Center was an ideal location to relocate the historic company’s offices. The directive was to take a program that functioned in a two story structure and unite them into a 12,100 S.F. one level floor plan and create a cohesive, modern, sleek and efficient environment.
Klement’s wanted a corporate office that would have two zones. One, being a public area open to clientele and a private space that would house the operational side. With the abundance of windows that the structure provided, the concept of uninterrupted natural light was vital in the layout of rooms. The image that Klement’s wanted to convey was a clean and refined atmosphere, but would still expose the structural elements.
Partitioned spaces were positioned along the exterior walls and full glass entries were incorporated into the design so the natural light could spill into the interior. Low panel furniture systems maintain the path of light and views. The use of a frosted glass panel provides required privacy. The overall color palette consisted of muted tones to reinforce the refined feel. Dark navy blue was used modestly. Klement’s chose not to have their red logo as an accent color, but instead use as a “pop” of color throughout the suite.
The use of materials, placement of private versus open spaces, and office flow, all contribute to a successful environment and show piece for the Klement’s name.
Photos: Jim Moy Photographer