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SC Johnson Headquarters

The multiple award winning S.C. Johnson & Son Commercial Markets Headquarters project integrates new offices and research laboratory space into a single facility in Racine, Wisconsin. The facility is designed around a courtyard atrium with central meeting facilities clustered in the core for maximum interaction among the employees that work there. The atrium offers all employees, from research scientists to corporate attorneys, parity in light and view while maintaining functional support for all.

The design team was charged with producing a project that would serve as an outstanding example of sustainable development that would advance construction practices and technology into the next decade. Through proper solar orientation and careful material selection, this building solution proves that green architecture does not have to cost more.  Sustainable development deals not only with environmental stewardship but also fiscal endurance. In 2003, the building underwent the rigorous LEED certification process and received Gold status in the LEED 1.0 – EB standard.

Additionally, the facility contains a conference area, training and testing facility utilized to train dealers and sales persons. The conference portion provides meeting space for all occupants of the building. The training rooms contain an access floor which allows for total flexibility in communications and power needs whereby accommodating different types of training.

Location: Racine, Wisconsin

Size: 250,000 s.f.

Services Provided: Architectural Planning and Design, Structural, Mechanical, and Plumbing Engineering, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture

Completion Date(s): October 1997

Contractor / Construction Manager: CM Mortenson / Riley Construction