The design is expected to be completed in spring of 2018.
The 230,000-square-feet of space at 1801 E. St. Andrew Place will accommodate company growth and consolidate multiple office buildings into one centralized location. Hendy’s design vision will create an environment that unites employees and reflects the history, heritage and culture of both Behr and Kilz paints and primers.
“A nod to Behr and Kilz history, the design concept draws inspiration from two iconic roads –Pacific Coast Highway and Route 66 – that are symbolic to Behr’s expansion from California across the United States and beyond,” said Jennifer Walton, principal and project director at H. Hendy Associates. “From Joshua Tree to Big Sur to the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, iconic pit stops are incorporated throughout the space to reflect the company’s eclectic, vibrant culture.”
The new office will feature a variety of working spaces imbued with the latest in business technology and design, and an emphasis on employee health and wellness will be incorporated throughout the space. A state-of-the-art research and development laboratory will also be a focal point of the space.
“The new design reflects our company’s bold entrepreneurial spirit and brand promise,” said Jeff Filley, president at Behr Process Corporation. “Our employees have worked hard to help Behr and Kilz develop and deliver the best products and services to our industry and our customers. Quality and innovation are the cornerstones of our success, and our new space will demonstrate our continued commitment to those hallmarks.”