8,000 sq. ft. office/showroom; 10,000 sq. ft. warehouse
PWA designed and provided construction administration services for this 18,000 square foot new office building located in northeast Columbia. The Marathon Office Environments building is a custom concrete tilt-up building that combines both an office/showroom (8,000 square feet) and a furniture warehouse (10,000 square feet) in one building. The design of the building’s interior included a ceiling height of over thirty feet, the need for which was driven by a small site and the need for warehouse storage capacity. The only available option was to go up. A specialized racking system was installed to utilize the height of the building for maximum storage capacity.
The design of the office/showroom includes a (raised) access floor system with the HVAC, electrical and data connections running beneath the floor. Having the support systems fully accessible without the need for demolition allows for flexibility in future design changes. The finished interior of the building exposes the structural steel system and the concrete tilt-up structure, incorporating them into the overall interior design of the building.