Alexandria Industries (AI) has been considered an essential manufacturer since the Covid-19 pandemic response was initiated. During this time, the construction of their 19,000 square foot manufacturing and office addition was nearing completion. As of April 14th, 2020, they received a temporary certificate of occupancy while a few remaining items were being addressed. The office space allows for a consolidation of departments to work under the same roof with increased collaboration.
The main entrance is warm and welcoming as you enter the reception area. The wall covering to the left of the reception desk evokes the manufacturing theme of innovation, while you are greeted by some of the kindest people. A view of the lobby open ceiling above displays a high-end industrial fan, which is a client of AI. AI manufactures the aluminum blades for these fans. The high wall above the lobby elevator displays the backlit AI logo and innovative wall covering around the elevator door. You can also take the grand stairway embodied by aluminum and glass railing to the second floor.
The second floor has an open ceiling office concept. It is a natural blend of contemporary office with a manufacturing component and a background of white noise providing an audible rhythm for productivity. This area includes open and closed office spaces, board and zoom rooms, new bathrooms, an employee break room and a window around the perimeter allowing natural light to flood the open office areas.
This project has been a great collaboration of ORB Management as Owner’s representative, Studio-e Architects as the design firm, and prime contractors consisting of Srock Construction, Mission Mechanical for plumbing and HVAC, Vinco Electric and Allied Fire. We appreciate Alexandria Industries as a repeat customer and look forward to their continued success!