NANA Development Building
"The Designers Envisioned a 21st Century Facelift to an existing Mid-Century Office Tower."
Client: NANA Development
Architects: KPB Architects
Developer: Pfeffer Development
Contractor: Criterion General Inc.
Mechanical Engineer: Jernstrom Engineering
Electrical Engineer: EIC Engineers, Inc.
The NANA Development building is conveniently located adjacent to the Delaney Park Strip. The building is 55,000 square feet with six floors and a basement. The complete retrofit of the original 1970 building included replacing the original exterior glazing with high performance glass, new mechanical and electrical systems, and an added cantilevered structure that is used for the tenant’s boardroom. The cantilevered structure provides views of Midtown, Cook Inlet and Downtown.
The floor plans were designed to provide an efficient layout while providing a mix of working environments and group gathering spaces. The floor plans include open workstations, private offices, enclaves for focused work and an open coffee bar on each floor that can be used as dual purpose for either collaboration or a break area.
The ground floor included eleven foot floor to ceiling glazing around the entire perimeter. The ground floor houses a one hundred and fifty person gathering space with three recessed motorized projection screens. An additional gathering lounge is also at the ground level to encourage staff from all levels to interact with one another. The lounge includes a market place concept where staff can select fresh items from coolers and pay for them at a kiosk located in the lounge.
The interior walls are modular which allow the tenant to change and adapt as needed. The wall materials are a combination of glass, metal and applied graphic film. The glass walls provide daylight to the building core while also providing all staff 360 degree views from the interior of the building. Nine foot sliding glass doors for the private offices were installed to provide a space saving solution. All office doors are on a soft close mechanism that automatically closes with a light touch.
From the start of the design phase, this project was completed in just under one year. The project delivery method was design-build with Pfeffer Development, Criterion Construction and KPB Architects.