Darco International, Inc. manufactures and distributes rehabilitative footwear for the healthcare industry. Darco’s existing distribution warehouse is on the edge of a large industrial park that faces a tree-lined boulevard and scenic park. After considering the long term growth and future plans for the company, our firm was retained to design an 11,000 s.f. office building addition to the distribution facility to serve as their United States headquarters.
The project serves as a much needed “face lift” to the industrial site while giving Darco’s employees a pleasant office environment in which to work. Careful attention was given to opening the interior to views of the park utilizing panoramic windows and earthen materials. Skylights wash the interior with natural light creating an airy feel. A conference room and staff lounge open up to an outdoor covered patio with views of the trees and park. The project was completed in 2006.