This non-descript building, immediately adjacent to the Dublin/Pleasanton BART Station, began life as a State Farm Insurance automobile claim center. Through a first-story addition and renovations totaling 26,748 square feet, it was transformed into an architecturally relevant corporate office with LEED Silver certification.
The design of our workplace promotes a collaborative, team-oriented environment, and has become a mini laboratory for sustainable design and on-site educational opportunities for employees and visitors. Potable water use was reduced by more than 33 percent, and energy consumption reduced by nearly 50 percent with the HVAC system. Over a third of all furnishings were refurbished or reused from the previous tenant, and all furniture in the reception area was custom made from bamboo, strawboard, or locally harvested reclaimed wood.