Corporate Office Expansion
Kahn’s design focused on creating a campus that enhances Delta Dental’s image, connects it to the community, and is built in an environmentally sensitive manner.
This expansion involved a three-phase renovation and addition process that encompasses four different buildings. Building 1 is the original headquarters which was transformed into a noticeable presence by stripping its exterior façade and creating the principal arch expression now reflected in every campus building. A new front lobby exposure welcomes with an inviting, rounded glass entry and looming overlapping shapes more in harmony with nature.
Building 2, is connected to Building 1 by a skyway and a tunnel. Curving along and enveloping the enlarged and revitalized pond, this four-story building houses open office space, executive offices, and a glass-enclosed board room overlooking the pond and the Oval, which serves as the campus centerpiece. The “cafetorium” – a flexible dining room/meeting hall is this building’s signature feature.
Building 3 is a maintenance garage and at the back of the site is Building 4, the Data Center – a bunker-like structure that houses and protects Delta Dental’s critical information and technology.