Design-Focused and Sustainable Workplace Built to Inspire
ATLANTA (Oct. 16, 2018) – Global commercial flooring company and leader in sustainability, Interface, officially opened its new global headquarters in Midtown Atlanta. Base Camp, as named by employees, incorporates design features that benefit employees and the environment. The new space supports the company’s global initiative to create inspiring spaces for employees and customers.
Interface’s Atlanta employees, previously dispersed among several locations, now have a unified space and with it a more collaborative workplace. Base Camp’s design offers flexibility in how and where employees work within the office.
“Base Camp reflects who we are, what we do best, and the core values we live every day,” says Jay Gould, Interface CEO. “Our new work home exemplifies sustainability best practices and our continued commitment to eliminate negative impacts on the environment.”
Developed and designed in partnership with JLL, Perkins+Will, MSTSD and Parkside Partners, the 40,000-square-foot headquarters is located at 1280 W. Peachtree St. The space takes into consideration elements of sustainability, well-being and biophilic design to offer employees, customers and partners a modern, convenient, healthy and collaborative environment to learn, work, play and refresh. The design-forward building also functions as a living showroom for Interface’s extensive line of flooring collections.
Designing a Building and a Company for the Environment and Well-being
“Every aspect of the building’s design, seen and unseen, is collaborative and restorative in nature,” notes Gould. “Base Camp is a vibrant hub where we come together in our journey to create a climate fit for life with better products, happier people and ultimately a healthier planet. It is a place to problem-solve, rest, recover and celebrate accomplishments. It is, like Interface, a place that positively impacts the people within it and the environment around it.”
Targeting Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) v4 Platinum certification, the building uses 48 percent less energy than code requires and houses a 15,000-gallon water collection system for flush fixtures. To minimize waste, design and construction teams recycled and donated building materials, with total waste diversion at 93 percent. The building’s exterior features a forest-inspired building wrap that provides natural light and reduces heat.
The company is also applying for WELL certification and prioritized employee health and well-being throughout Base Camp. The building’s expansive staircase, designed to encourage movement, leads to a rooftop space that brings nature directly into the workspace. Wellness and restorative rooms are available for employee relaxation, and community gathering spaces allow for improved teamwork. Base Camp also features robust water and air filtration systems, treating drinking water with UV light, rather than chlorine.
Interface Inc. is a world-leading modular flooring company with a fully integrated collection of carpet tiles and resilient flooring. Our modular system helps customers create interior spaces while positively impacting the people who use them and our planet.
Our mission, Climate Take Back™, invites industry to join us as we commit to running our business in a way that is restorative to the planet and creates a climate fit for life. For additional information: interface.com and blog.interface.com. Follow Interface on Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Vimeo.